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That day was Saturday. We made it through by the grace of God. We didn’t anticipat anything eventful but that was the kind of day it turned into.

Hubby had to cut wood for the woodstove-our sole source of heat so he headed out about Noon. He cuts the wood on his brother’s land about half-hour away and always takes our dog, Naomi, along so she get get some exercise. About 3:30 he called and said he’d lost the truck keys in the woods and I needed to bring my set to him. Rachel and Nick were taking Ashlynn (in our car) to get her picture taken (as if we don’t take enough) so I had to use Nick’s small car to go out there. The ground in the woods was wet from the recent ice storm and I did quite a bit of sliding.

When I got there, Hubby was not where he said he would meet me~PANIC set in. But he showed up momentarily and I was fine. But he wasn’t. He had gotten a tree stuck in other trees and hurt his leg trying to get it out. Then he told me he had accidentally run over Naomi’s tail. She had walked in front of him while he was moving the truck and he didn’t see her.

Later that evening, we were all in the living room and our little toddler, Ashlynn, headed toward the kitchen. She tripped and fell…into the woodstove. We had raised both of our girls around a woodstove and neither had gotten hurt. It was one of those things that just happened so quick. In fact, Hubby hurt his shoulder lunging for her. She only burned one hand a little but to her dad and grandpa took her to the E.R. where they gave her Tylenol with codeine. She slept the rest of the night. Needless to say, I prayed hard. This morning she was fine.

So, now it’s time for Unconscious Mutterings.

I say … and you think … ?

  1. Soldier :: Army
  2. Lipton :: Tea
  3. Reason :: Think through
  4. Terms :: Cash only
  5. Positive :: Attitude
  6. Example :: Shining
  7. Legacy :: Gift
  8. Solo :: Solitary
  9. Instrument :: Piano
  10. Later :: Tomorrow

So, how was your weekend????


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Many years ago when I first became a Christian, a very dear friend told me that she was thankful she could go to the bathroom. This week I want to share my thanks for my five senses…and several other things.

Taste: Psm. 34:8 – “O taste and see that the LORD is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” God has provided a bounty of food for us to taste.

Sight: 2 Cor. 5:7 – “for we walk by faith, not by sight–“
and Matt. 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” and by the blood of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I am made pure in heart! Although I wear glasses, I so thankful for my eyes.

Smell: Gen. 27:27 – in reference to Jacob stealing Esau’s blessing, Isaac says – “…is like the smell of a field which the LORD has blessed;” With Spring approaching, we’ll soon be able to smell God’s creations

Hear: Matt. 10:27 – “What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.” Whispered in your ear…I can hear God’s whisper!!! And I can hear our granddaughter when she’s unhappy.
John 8:47 – “He who is of God hears the words of God…”

Feel/Touch: Mark 10:13 – “And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them;”
1 John 5:18 (Amplified) – “We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over and protects him [Christ’s divine presence within him preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one does not lay hold (get a grip) on him or touch [him].” WOW! To hold my husband tight and feel his arms around me is such a huge blessing!

I’m also thankful for BibleGateway for offering a Bible reference toolbar I could install on my browser. Although I have several Bibles on my desk, it’s so easy just to go up to the toolbar and type in a word or scripture reference, and … there it is!

Again, I’m thankful to Christine for my new blog look.

Have a blessed day!

If you want to join us in being thankful, visit Sting My Heart.

I’m feeling:

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Thankful Thursday

Many of you know that I’m a new Grammy (see the ticker above). Although it’s been difficult having our two grown daughters, son-in-law and new grandbaby living with us in our small home, I’m so thankful to have our little one with us. It brings me so much joy to watch her grow and change on a daily basis. Every time I look at her, God just fills my heart to overflowing with love. I’m so thankful God brought her into my life and home.

So being the proud Grammy that I am, I’m sharing more pictures of her.

If you want to join us in being thankful, visit Sting My Heart.

Today, I feel

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Let me introduce…

to you our youngest daughter Colleen! I’ve been remiss (as mom’s sometimes are) and haven’t put her picture up. SOOOOOOOO, here’s our “baby.”

Today, I feel:

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As if you didn’t already know, it’s Valentine’s Day WEEK! Yep, I’ve decided that it should be a week and not just one day! I mean, after all, Christmas lasts a month and love is just as important! Love is what gave us Christmas~the celebration of our Savior’s birth!

Iris, from Sting My Heart, is posting this week on Love and Marriage. Today’s post Becoming a Better Wife has some excellent advice. She shares from her heart and her experience.

Nominees have been announced for the Hidden Treasure 2007 Blog Awards at Every Day Mommy, so be sure to head over there a pick your favs! Voting ends FRIDAY, Feb. 16 (that’s THIS Friday) at 11:59 p.m., so don’t delay. Be sure to vote for the name of the post and NOT the name of the blog. Jules even has a sample ballot for an example. She’s thought of everything!

I made the most awesome discovery last week. A bible toolbar for your web browser! Sometimes when I’m blogging and need to make reference to a scripture, my Bible isn’t always handy, but this toolbar is right up there! You can get it a Bible Gateway.

Just have to share this picture of daughter and granddaughter…two beauties!

Kelsey and Rachel

I saw this at Sting My Heart and wanted to participate. I wasn’t surprised at the results:

You Would Choose Love

Money may buy a little happiness, but not the happiness of true love.
You rather have a true soulmate than a private jet.
And while many people may claim they would choose love too…
You’re one of the few who would really do it.

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the internet again. I just love doing this and seeing what’s out there.

Today, being Saturday Scavenger Photo Hunt, I found the coolest website that features pictures of Virginia…from a different part of the state. We live in the Shenandoah Valley in the mountains and I found someone who lives down near Williamsburg and posts her pictures here at Deep Red Style. Go check out her pics for a different perspective of our state.

AND THEN, I found this place called GlassGiant where you can do all kinds of fun stuff with pictures~and other things. This is one of my favorite photos of Hubby and Grammy’s Girl’s hands. So I created this:

Now I’m feeling:

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For your eyes only!

Just in case you’d like to see her again, I’ve added a link to check out some pictures of “Grammy’s Girl”. On my sidebar, under “Member Granny’s Gang” you will see “Grammy’s Girl~some pics”. If you click the button, it will take you to a new site where you can watch a short slideshow. Only 5 pics for now, but I hope to be adding to it.

Blessings to you all.

Today I feel:

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