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{Good Times With Family}

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our family surely enjoyed our day with extended family. We always have MORE than you could imagine to eat and such a great time together.  Granddaughter Mallory turned 14 on Nov. 23rd so we celebrated her a few days before Thanksgiving with cake and ice cream. She had a great birthday. She went to see The Christmas Carol at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre and loved it.   We snapped a few pictures on Thanksgiving day and as always, I am so proud of my family.  I did take a little time for "tea time" and whipped up a pineapple, mango, and cinnamon spice loaded tea. YUM! We loaded up Thanksgiving afternoon and went with the guys to our hunting grounds and done a little hunting, eating out and shopping. My oldest daughter didn't go as my grandson had a football game. Which, she doesn't hunt either but hates being left out so.... She cloned herself in our picture. LOL! Aren't these shoes the cutest? I found these at TJ Maxx

Wednesday in the Word-JOY

Most days we Must CHOOSE Joy simply because we can! I enjoy reading things written by Kay Warren, wife of Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life). She has a book called, "Choose Joy--Because Happiness isn't enough".   Never has truer words been spoken. If we base our joy on being happy all the time we would not have any joy!  Kay tells a little story about a person's expression of joy being based upon their personality traits. I love how she says this... Let's look at the personalities that Kay has mentioned. ·          Tiggers: Tiggers are bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! They bounce through life with a spring in their step. They laugh loudly at parties (I’ve decided they do everything loudly), they tell jokes, and they think everyone is their best friend. Even if they can’t remember your name, you’re their best friend. Of course, joy comes easily to them — right? ·          Winnie the Poohs: These gentle fo

Wednesday In The Word-He is the King

The Bible says that one day we will all stand before the Lord and every knee shall bow....... Romans 14:11 says; .Is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.". (NIV)   We ALL will bow regardless of whether one knows Him personally or not! He is the King of Kings! Matthew 7:21-23 says, " Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.   Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’   And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (NKV) Oh I pray that that those that do not know Christ will HEAR His voice. Time on this earth is but a vapor. Here today and gone tomorrow.  James 4:14 (NASB) says, "Yet you do not know what your life will

Wednesday in the Word-Little Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."           Matthew 19:14 Nothing will melt my heart faster than to see or hear a child pray. We spend time teaching them to brush their teeth, comb their hair and tie their shoes. We teach them to say please and thank you. We teach them so many things along the path of life but do we teach our children to pray? Permission given to use image by Christi Iverson Prayer is the key to all things.  Think about it this way: When Christ died for us on the cross His blood created a way for us to have direct access to God. Jesus is now the only link we need. Because of this great sacrifice, prayer is a gift we should cherish, one we should be very thankful for.   I don't know about you but I love giving my grandchildren gifts....And I want one of those gifts to be the gift of praying.....Pray for them, with them, and teach them . I ju

Wednesday in the Word-Family

   I cannot imagine my life without my family! Living in a fallen world where I see families falling apart one by one, marriage covenants broken daily, parents abandoning their children and sin and selfishness being at the top of the household list, my heart breaks! I am a product of such sin and selfishness and years ago I realized how quickly generational bondage can lead to generational sin. We must take a stand against the enemy my friends and say, "Not my marriage or my family will you have". Years ago I sensed such an awakening to the "reaping" of such generational bondage and sin that had been sown in my own life. I then made a vow to God that with His help I would STAND firm against Satan and I would make a difference in my marriage, in the lives of my children and future grandchildren.   Beth Moore, author of many Bible Studies said it best: I believe we do not think about nor pray enough for our descendants---our children, grandchildren,