Thursday, November 26, 2009

I had a posting for today but have no idea what happened to it. Just wanted to wish all of you BLESSED THANKSGIVING! Count your blessings~bet you come up with a lot more than you can count. I was piddling around in the car the other day and came up with this.
Those rocks that were in the way,
As I traveled life's highway,
Those things that gorged and bruised my soul,
When I wanted so bad to be made whole,
Those days when the children were small,
As I touched their fevered brow,
As I rocked and sang
Til the wee morn' hours,
Finally to tuck them in,
Only to have to do it over again,
That rock that said the bills are due,
Income did not meet the need,
We scimpt and saved and was appalled,
As we had to rob Peter to pay Paul.
That day when that child went astray,
The rock that said they had lost their way,
As I cried and pray with a broken heart
And wondered did I do my part,
To lead and guide them from the start,
Was my efforts all in vain?
That day when the doctor said
The very word we often dread,
Cancer and surgery the next day,
What was there that I could say?
At the time I could not see,
What those rocks would do for me,
Those rocks that bruised and gorged my soul,
That child that needed to be made whole,
The one that seem to lose his way .
When I knew all I could do was pray.
That day when I heard,
That dreaded word,
And listened to what the doctor said,
The cancer had not spread,
It will take a while to heal,
Many more rocks I've stumbled over,
Many mistakes I've made,
But the Lord reached down
Put me back on my feet,
All the rocks I've in this Christian life
Have been what strengthens me
for the days ahead.
This is just a few blessings that have come. But I know that whatever He sends, He will lead the way.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Have you ever wondered why certain things come in your Christian walk with the Lord? I'm sure we have said to ourselves and maybe to someone else, "I just don't understand." This last year I have wondered why? Why did so many things come at one time? Then I felt I was not trusting God to know what was best for my life. He is over all things and He has a purpose. When I lost my Aunt I knew she was with the Lord. I knew her suffeings were over. As I watch my own Mother suffer and finally put in a nursing home I knew it was best for her. She had suffered so much that several of us were praying the Lord would take her home. We did not want to see her suffer anymore. July 9th The Lord called her Home. Was it easy? No! The Lord is giving Grace. We don't understand God's ways ~ but like the scripture~
"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me." My sister-in-law lay in a hospital bed from July 12 - September 22. Why she had to go so young, none of us knew why. But the Lord knew. Mom, my Aunt and my Sister- in-law are all missed but we know where they are. While they are gone from sight the Lord is still working on us.
Refining us and getting us ready for what may be in the future. We may never understand here on earth, but we can trust the One who knows all.
We need to remember "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me."
I read this below but could not find who wrote it. Just thought it was appropiate. I set beside a tiny crib and watched a baby die, and the parents slowly turned to me and said, “Preacher, tell us why?” And I walked away from the nursery where still born babies lie, and a mother stretches out her empty arms and says, “Preacher, oh preacher, tell me why?” I saw a young girl’s burning tears and heard her lonely cry, as she held an unused wedding gown and said, “Preacher, oh preacher, tell me why?” I heard the cancer patient say, “Tis gain for me to die.” Then I looked at her husband crying and whispered to myself, “I wonder why?” I’ve seen a father take his life and the widow stands near by, and the little children say, “Mom, we’ll ask the preacher and he’ll tell us why?” I’ve seen a mother stand beside a little grave and cry, and though she never let me know I knew she wondered why. I’ve heard an orphan family faintly say as they gazed up in the sky, “Though mom and dad have gone away, I think the preacher will tell us why?” So I tip-toed to my Father’s throne, so timid and so shy, to say, “Dear God, some of your own, their wanting to know why?” Then I heard him say so tenderly, “Their eyes I will gladly dry, but they must look through faith today, tomorrow, tomorrow they will know why. If now they find the reasons why their hopes have gone awry, in heaven they’ll miss the joy of hearing me tell them why.” And so I find it pleases him, whenever I can testify, I’ll trust my God to do my best and wait and then he’ll tell me why.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Did you wake up this morning with a heavy heart because of some burden that may be weighing you down? Or did you wake up with a joyul heart regardless of the things that have come your way. You might be in a deep valley right now. But just lift up thename of Jesus. Mary was in a dilemna when she found out she was with child. Her very reputation was on the line. She might be an outcast. Joseph's name would be on the line. Her parents ~ what would they say? But Mary looked beyond all that and all she saw was: She was to bring the Messiah into the world and she said "My soul doth magnify the Lord." She had enough faith to believe that God was in this and she could rest in Him. And we all know the outcome. That was one of her dark times for a little while, but God ws going before her to work things out. Another time had to be at the crucifixion where her Son hung on the cross. But her faith never faltered. Three days later she experienced an amazing event. Her Son was alive. You may be going through a deep dark valley today. It may seem that your reputation is on the line. Maybe some one has wronged you. (That happens in the Christian life.) Maybe you have a problem with your health. Maybe that child that you love so much has taken a wrong turn and you feel helpless to do anything. Whatever your situation in life this very moment ~ just take a few minutes and say, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." Remember ~ He never leave us in our distress. Just praise Him for being with you. The mountain top is in view. He will bring us out. We can either praise Him or we can feel sorry for our self. Self pity stinks. So why not Magnify the Lord. I just know your day will go much better.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Great Give A Way

If you like to read take a trip over to Karla's blog @ This is a great give a way. By the way~ have you seen Deborah's give a way yet at If you have not ~ she has a great give a way, also. But you need to hurry because it will end soon. You will find it at This, also, is a great give a way. Take advantage. Who knows~ you just might win>

Saturday, November 14, 2009

FIFTY ONE YEARSAnother year has passed and the Lord has blessed us with another year.
We will be going to eat tonight the 13th and just spend the day together tomorrow where ever the road leads. Shopping maybe?
I wrote this poem last year for our 50th. Just add one more year to it.
November 14th will be 51 years that we have been together as husband and wife. After we finished high school we were engaged, but waited for nine months to get married. We are still in love with each other, only the bond has grown stronger. Strange, but we even think alike. A lot of times read each others thoughts. We just Thank the Lord today for another year .
Fifty years is half a century For most good things to last. But we're still together and still in love, And share a wonderful past. Memories sweet, old and new Are in our hearts to stay. We give our Lord the credit For this wonderful day. Down memories lane- as we go back We know that God ordained Marriage as a Sacred Trust, Come trials, heartaches or pain. Today we celebrate fifty years And remember as we became one, It has always been Each for the Other And both for the Lord.

Friday, November 13, 2009


Most of you know that we lost my Mom in July and My husband's sister in September. She had 3 grandaughters and we wanted them to have something in memory of their Grand Mother. After making a search for crystal angels I came across these. It has a verse on the angel and we had Joanna's name, date of birth and date of death put on it. Two grand daughters are in their early teens and the other one is four years old. I read a new blogger online and we shared comments. A loved one had passed away and the grandchildren were sad. She said that the minister talked about the hermit crab. How there is just a shell. Then went on to say that the Minister told them that their grandmother was only a shell. She was not there. She was in heaven. Then every grandchild got a shell in memory of their loved one. I thought that was neat. We sent flowers for my Aunt that lived in Michigan. We told them to put four Doves on the plant, one for each child to take home with them. They had never heard of that but really liked it. So when Mom passed away they sent a beautiful plant and on it was a Dove. Their Mom and My Mom were sisters. The plant was for me and I immediately knew where it came from. Just some ways to help keep a memory alive.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I found this and don't know who wrote it but really makes you think. God has been good, so good, His mercies are new every single day. Sometimes I wonder at His Grace for every situation in our life. He supplies my every need. I am so glad for a Savior that is not dead. We are a privileged people. If we would take time to sit down and just think on His Love and protection. Even when we are not aware of danger close by, our Savior has us covered. I often have wondered how close we came to a tragedy but He was there before us. I'm in His safe keeping now, tomorrow and always. Praise His Lovely Name! How good it is that God above has never gone on strike, Because he was not treated fair in things he didn't like, If only once he had given up and said, "That's it, I'm through!" "I've had enough of those on earth, so This is what I'll do." "I'll give my orders to the sun--cut off the heat supply!" "And to the moon give no more light, and run the oceans dry." "Then just to make things really tough, and put the pressure on," "Turn off the vital oxygen 'til every breath is gone!" You know he would be justified, if fairness was the game, For no one has been more abused, met with more disdain than God, And yet he carries on, supplying you and me. With all the favors of His grace, and everything for free. Men say they want a better deal, and so on strike they go. But what a deal we've given God to whom all things we owe. We don't care whom we hurt, to gain the things we like, But what a mess we'd all be in, if God should go on strike.

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Look Daddy, I have a cap like yours. Did we both have a bad hair day?"
Cadon Michael Sanchez
Born: Saturday November 7 At around 7 P. M. 5 pounds
Son of Christopher and Nicole Sanchez
We are so thankful that Cadon arrived safe and sound. He gave us a fright about 5 weeks ago.
Christopher and Nicole were in Houston, Texas when Nicole's blood pressure sky rocket.
She had preclampsia and was put in the hospital for almost a month. She finally got to come home on the 1st of November. One week later little Cadon made his appearance. So our Saturday was spent at the hospital.
Just thought I would share this. I don't usually put family pictures on here very much.
Christopher is our grandson and little Cadon is our 6th great grandchild. Did I really say great?
Wow! How time flies. I am so anxious to get ahold of little Cadon. I did hold him a few minutes.
So tiny! Like a little china doll.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Twinkies and Root Beer

– Twinkies and Root Beer - unknown source] A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie. The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever. When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy? "He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!" Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added," You know, he’s much younger than I expected." As we near the end of this transition, as things start coming into place, isn’t it a good time to turn away from our wants and desires and instead trust in the Lord to renew our strength even if its just with Twinkies and root beer? The prophet Isaiah goes as far as to say… "Has thou not known? Has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall; But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with eagles; they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint." (Isaiah 40:28-31) In the midst of transition, it is better to keep our priorities on God’s will rather than our own.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Comments mean so much!
It may take a little of your time. If you like the post say so, if not
say so. Sometimes I get discouraged because I don't have a comment.
I wonder what I am doing wrong. I know you pass by but it sure would make a difference if you would take just a minute and comment. Right now I need encouragement.
I told you about Deborah's give a way.@ It's ashame that you can't at least comment. If you go to her Songs from my journey you will see a video that she has put together.
This has some good devotions and other stuff on it. I know some of you stop by but would you take time to leave a word or two? You never know what it can do to lift a person up.
Are we wasting our time, should we go elsewhere -- No! forget I said that!
I am KJV and that's where I will stay. Should not we as Bible Believing
Fundamentalist try to uplift one another?
Tell me where I can help you or what I can change and I will be glad to
consider it. We are help to help each other.
So help! The light is Red which means stop and comment.
I really do love you and try to pray for you and help to lift some burdens. I know you do the same but it is just a matter of letting each other know.