Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To remain . . .

To remain is to know your labor is not in vain. It's to live with hope. -Kelly Minter

I just want to say what an honor it has been to a member of the launch team for the new Bible study, What Love Is by Kelly Minter. I have enjoyed sharing the pictures quotes from the study, and video clips throughout this promotional period.

I pray that God will touch, bless and change many hearts through this study.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What Love Is - Clip 3

Take a look at 1, 2, and 3 John alongside Kelly Minter, who guides study members to discover not only the heart of John, but also the heart of Jesus. #WhatLoveIs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Source of all love

He is the source of all love. -Kelly Minter #WhatLoveIs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

....laid bare....

As sinners laid bare before a holy God, we need Someone who has what we don't- righteousness. -Kelly Minter  #WhatLoveIs

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Life is Jesus

Life is not a career path or an attentive husband or a new home... Life is Jesus. -Kelly Minter

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Perfect Love

Fear binds, hems, and terrifies, and perfect love kicks it out the door. - Kelly Minter

Friday, November 7, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Truth defines love

Truth defines love and love expresses truth. -Kelly Minter #WhatLoveIs

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What Love Is - Clip 1

Take a look at 1, 2, and 3 John alongside Kelly Minter, who guides study members to discover not only the heart of John, but also the heart of Jesus.
For more information on What Love Is, visit http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/What-Love-Is

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

He's loved you first

Beloved, He's loved you first.  - Kelly Minter #WhatLoveIs

Would you like to know more about the What Love Is Bible Study? You can check out an excerpt of the Bible study HERE

Friday, October 24, 2014

Truth Lays Down . . . . .

"Truth lays down the path on which God calls us to walk." -Kelly Minter #WhatLoveIs

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What Love Is - Video Clip

A quick video clip of What Love Is Bible Study by Kelly Minter. #WhatLoveIs

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

God's Love for Us

"God's love for us grants us the capacity to love others." -Kelly Minter #WhatLoveIs

Friday, October 17, 2014

What Love Is

"Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God's children." 1 John 3:1 #WhatLoveIs

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Something Exciting

On Monday, I received an email informing me that I was chosen to be a member of the social media launch team for Kelly Minter’s new Bible study, What Love Is! I am so excited that I get to be a part of this group and sharing with you clips, highlights and quotes from this study. In this study, Kelly will lead women to explore the letters of 1, 2 & 3 John.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back to Blogging

So yeah, its been a while since I've written anything here. I keep saying that I probably should just give up on this little blog of mine, but just can't seem to give it up. So I will continue to post a few things, then go for months with nothing, (and you may think I have fallen off the face of the earth) and all of the sudden I'm back again.

A lot has happened since my last post in April. For this post I will do a quick re-cap (mainly so that I can look back in a few years and see what we were doing).

April -  The last Saturday of April, we had a family reunion for my Dad's side of the family. Had a great time visiting with family and spending time with these two boys.

May - After church on Mother's Day, my husband, kids and I went to Destin for the afternoon. While we were there we stopped at SMALLCAKES and picked up some cupcakes.
We also went to the beach a few times during the month of May.

In June, my husband gave his resignation to our Church family. After much prayer, we knew it was time for him to go back to school full time. Which meant, that we would be moving. So it was time to start going through our stuff and deciding what we would take and what we would get rid of. Finally we got boxes packed and then on the morning of July 14th, (exactly two years after we moved to the panhandle of Florida) we were leaving Florida. We moved into our apartment in Wake Forest, NC on July 16th.

We took our kids to a Carolina Mudcats game in July. Tyler caught a t-shirt while we were there.

August - My husband started back to school at SEBTS (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) while the kids and I started homeschooling again. I also started with class at SEBTS, taking Biblical Foundations for the Ministers Wife. Love this class, I have learned so much and really enjoy the class.

September -  My family was greeted on the first day of fall with our traditional pumpkin muffins.

We also visited the Farmers Market and bought mums and some local honey. We also visited a pumpkin patch.

I will post more in the next couple of days. Hope to get back to posting regularly, because to be quite honest, I have really missed blogging. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

The God who beckons you . . . . . .

The God who beckons you to love more and more cannot love you more. No matter how you grow in diligence and obedience, you cannot increase His affection toward you. -Beth Moore #childrenoftheday

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Heart Test

God's continual test of our hearts is to our benefit even when we dread what He'll find. -Beth Moore

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16a. #childrenoftheday

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Chat with Priscilla

Priscilla Shirer interviews Beth Moore Friday on her new Bible study, Children of the Day! The show starts at 6:30 p.m. CST, and you can watch it here: http://thechatwithpriscilla.com/thechat/ #ChildrenOfTheDay

Thursday, April 3, 2014

How Does That Saying Go

So for the last few Thursdays, I have been sharing from Kaelyn's "It's all about me" book from her year in kindergarten back in 2005/2006. We enjoyed a good laugh at her answers for "How Does That Saying Go" page.  Once again Kaelyn's answers are in pink. 

How Does That Saying Go
1. It's better to be safe than dead.
2. Children should be seen and not be stolen.
3. Good news travels towards you.
4. The grass is always greener on the ground.
5. Look before you cross.
6. You can pick your friends but you can't pick your mom & dad.
7. There is no place like home.
8. If at first you don't succeed it's alright.
9. A bird in the hand is a hen

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Children of the Day by Beth Moore

Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.  Learn more at http://LifeWay.com/ChildrenoftheDay

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Another Throw Back Thursday

Last week I shared some fill in the blank quotes from Kaelyn that were in her "All About Me...." book from kindergarten. So this week I am going to share what she said about her Daddy and me. Kaelyn's answers are in pink.

My Daddy
My daddy has blue eyes and dirty blonde hair.
My daddy likes to play on the computer.
My daddy is handsomest when we go to fancy places.
My daddy is funniest when there is nothing to do.
He likes for me to help him take out the garbage.
When I am naughty he sends me to my room.
When I am good he snuggles with me.

My Mother
My mother has green eyes and light brown hair.
My mother likes to scrapbooking.
My mother is prettiest when we go to a wedding.
I like best for her to cook a cake.
I don't like it when she cooks squash.
She likes for me to help her bake a cake.
When I am naughty she puts me in time out.
When I am good she tells me good job.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rejoice always

Rejoice always! 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursday

My #tbt goes back to the 2005-2006 school year. Kaelyn and I were looking through a box of "treasures" last week and we came across a little booklet her kindergarten teacher had put together and gave to us at the end of the school year.

There were several pages in this little book where here teacher would ask questions and she would write down Kaelyn's answers. (Her answers are in pink)  

The first one is: Introducing Kaelyn
  1. My favorite subjects are playing outside and playing inside with my baby dolls.
  2. My hobbies are arts and crafts.
  3. After school I go to my momma's room or go to Nanna's room. (my mom & I both worked at the school when Kaelyn was in kindergarten)  
  4. I wish I could fly.
  5. I would like to meet Molly. (Molly is a friend from pre-k that moved)
  6. Sometimes I am sad.
  7. When I am older I want to go visit people.
  8. My family is Great!
  9. I would like to visit Aunt Betty.
  10. The most important thing to me is God.  
  11. I am happy when Tyler makes silly faces.
  12. I do not like baked beans
  13. A great thing about me is I help people.   
 There were a few other pages, I will save those for another day. Here is a little peak of what they are though, My Daddy, My Mommy and How Does That Saying Go. We really got a good laugh from the last one. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We Speak . . . .

So much said in so few words. #childrenoftheday

Saturday, March 15, 2014

An Early Morning Visitor

Early one Friday morning about three weeks ago, as my husband opened the front door to leave for school I heard him shut the door and walk back into our bedroom. He had this look on his face and said to me, "We have another visitor at the door." I replied, "Another DOG?"

 Let me go back to this past July to explain "another DOG". We heard something bumping around the front door and opened the door to find a dog that looked like it was close to death laying there. The dog had a collar on, but there were no tags with names or anything like that on the collar.  This dog seemed like it was deaf, and could barely move. Chuck took a picture of it and went to Mr. Steve (one of our deacons, and he pretty much knows everyone in the community) to see if he knew who's dog it was. Well Mr. Steve said he didn't know and called the animal shelter to come pick it up. About forty-five minutes later the guy from the animal shelter shows up and walks towards the dog. He put a a leash on the dogs collar and tried to walk it to his truck, the dog was so weak he couldn't even stand up, so the man had to carry him to the truck. Fast forward about three weeks, Mr. Bill, an older gentleman in our community started asking around about his dog, (now Mr. Bill is Mr. Steve's older brother) and accusing another neighbor of doing something to his dog. Mr. Steve told Mr. Bill what happened so Mr. Bill went to the animal shelter and got his dog. Apparently his dog got out of the pen and had been missing for a few weeks and had gotten into a fight with some other dogs, so that explains why he looked so bad. But what we didn't know until after Mr. Bill got his dog back was that it was his prized Breeding Dog. Needless to say when Mr. Bill got his dog back, the dog was half the man he used to be.

 I got out of bed and went to see this "visitor". She was cute and very friendly, but we do not need a dog. So Chuck left for school, I went back in the house and hoped that she would leave. After the kids and I had breakfast I told them about the dog, they of course were excited. I kept telling them DO NOT get attached to her. When Chuck got back home from his classes he started the search of finding who she belonged to. One of the first people that Chuck checked with about this dog was Mr. Bill. He said "hold on, let me go check my pens." when he came back to the phone he said, "all my dogs are here." Definitely didn't want a repeat of what happened back in July. With no luck we put her in the back yard, (it is fenced in) and made a quick trip to the store to get some food for her. On Sunday Chuck put her picture up on the big screen to see if anyone in our little country church was missing their dog.

We still have her, and she now has a pretty pink collar and a name "Lady". Yes we got attached to her, something that I really didn't want to do, especially since I have allergies to dogs and cats. I just make sure that I take my allergy medicine everyday.  She stays outside and loves to play and shows so much affection towards each one of us. Kaelyn has fell in love with this dog and is a wonderful "momma" to her.
There are two big dirt piles at the side of the house that Mr. Steve had dumped off. It has been sitting there for about six months. Our kids decided to get out there and play in it, so I let Lady out to go play with them. I love the picture of Lady peeking out of the hole. She had so much fun playing out there.

So I guess we are the owners of one fine "LADY".


Just a little inspiration from the Bible study Children of the Day by Beth Moore.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Part of the Launch Team

Last week I received an email informing me that I was chosen to be a member of the Launch Team for Beth Moore's new Bible Study. I'm looking forward to this new study from  1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Stay tuned for clips, highlights and quotes from this amazing new Bible study from Lifeway Christian Resources. #childrenoftheday

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hello again

I've wanted to sit down and get back to my little blog here, however life happens and I just have not had time to post anything. Homeschooling the kids, keeping up with the house and of course being a wife and mom have me pretty busy. I'm not even sure if anyone still stops by to read here anymore, if you do THANK YOU! It has been so easy just to share photos of Instagram and not post them here. Does anyone else feel this way? Anyway,  I have lots of things to share and can't wait to get started back here. I'll close with the picture that I shared on Instagram & Facebook for my #tbt.
This was from 2008, my son just got his first buck and my nephew Waylon wanted to have his picture taken too. Love both of those baby faces.