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Showing posts from October, 2015

{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

{Fall Party}

Each year our family has the Conner Fall party in which we have so much fun. Food, sweets, games, prizes and lots of laughing fill this family event. Needless to say memories are made. This year me and my daughters dressed like Superheros. I don't know who was more shocked at my auburn man or my grandkids!  One of my grandgirls told me the wig made me look younger....I MIGHT BE WEARING IT MORE OFTEN! My grandbabies sure had fun as always. GAME TIME.... Needless to say the kiddos lined right up to throw the ball and knock down the cans. We definitely have some PITCHERS. And the party would not be complete without tossing the balls into the pumpkins! Especially when they are going to win LIVE GOLDFISH!   Who can have a Fall party without playing "Go Fish"?. The object of the game was to knock over the bottles without using your hands! Another little Pitcher up to throw! Pumpkin carving is always fun.   More game tim

{What's your Legacy going to be}

 Web Image   Sometimes it seems that life is lived backwards! When we are young and have only a limited perspective, we have to make huge decisions of life that will shape the rest of our lives. As we tend to grow older not only do we become wiser but we begin to ponder the thoughts of "If I could do it again". I love talking to people that are older in age....lived a long life and has some mileage under their belts. Oh the things we can learn by simply listening to our elders! A survey was done with fifty people with age beginning at 85 and the question was asked; "If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently? Lots of answers came from this question but three answers stood out prominently.  1: I would reflect more on the lives of others instead of allowing the busyness of my life to dominate me. 2: I would risk more. I would take more chances in life with the things that I thought were impossible. 3: I would do more things that

Love Shows Up

One of my favorite devotionals (and I have many) has got to be Girlfriends in God . Though I must admit I LOVE many different types of devotionals this one always seems so realistic to me. This spoke straight to my heart today and I wanted to share it with you.  Web Image Love Shows Up by Mary Southerland Mary writes... It was one of those days. You know what I mean. The minute I opened my eyes, I could feel the weight of the darkness. All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and pray that the world would go away and leave me alone.But it won’t. I know that. I have responsibilities – deadlines to meet, people who are counting on me, and things I need to get done. So I do what I always do on those days. I take a deep breath, cry out to God for the strength to get out of bed, and literally make myself get up. That is the first victory of the day. Yes! I then get dressed – another victory – and even though each step feels like I am walking through quicksand, I