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Monday, October 12, 2015

memories; time; laughs; stars; all for HIM

where do the hours go? how about the week? no lets say the month? really only 10 more Fridays before Christmas? I just don't know how this is? BUT we have created and made a lot of memories and prayerfully point to HIM. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Girls had a full summer. Church had a kids camp Summergize. Destiny loved!!!! Trisha volunteered with little kids and I helped in kitchen and different spots. Archie, kids pastor went over the top with this camp. Just two weeks later Trisha had WKND . Great time with teenagers!!! She really started bonding that weekend with others. It has been hard for these two to somehow enter the "inner circle". Alot of things supposedly that would be a hindrance but I don't think so. I can see how God has been working it out slow and easy. Sorting and sifting the "waters". I only want the friends that will glorify Christ in their lives. I know, I know, we live in this world but really we are really sojourners. We really are visitors so I don't want them "comfortable" with this world (people) but still want them to impact Jesus for this world. So yeah I see how He is sifting and sorting. Trisha's youth pastor is the greatest. Gus and his wife, Leah. They have made such an impact in her life!!!! God has poured His love into these girl's lives with different surroundings and people. They have really matured and their faith has greatly increased. My sweet friend Dale shared her house with all those teenagers. Her pool and the lake!! The kids will never forget the WKND. For sure I won't nor will Trisha.

Summer has ended and voila here is Autumn. Lovely time of the year. God has been so faithful with all the things that have broke down this year and all the extra's that have had to be made. Not quite sure where the money came from but somehow He covered me and still tithe and mission tithe? From house, to golf cart, to truck, to school books, you name it! What a year. But what a Blessed Year!.

His word for me, BELIEVE. Sounds simple but really do you believe? Believe He put those things in your heart and wait for the fruition of it? Many times, I thought I believed but many times well I didn't. So yes went to the attorney in faith, that again I would have the $1,500.00 it would cost to adopt the girls plus believing no obstacles. Believe I would have all the resources necessary to homeschool these girls. Believe that I would be able to give them birthday gifts and clothes and shoes and all that and be "hip" with their stuff. Yes believe was a big word for me this year.

God you are good and You are good all the time!!! I love you Lord. May I grow closer, stronger and more wise in You.

Your faithful servant.
(can't download any pictures and don't know why or how, one of the two) so only words

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Where in the world has time gone?

Looking at my dates and realize my last writing was Christmas!! Christmas 2014. Unbelievable? One year of homeschooling completed check! One winter done check! Spring gone check! And now summer. One is fastly approaching 10 and the other eek 13. Both have grown in more ways than you are willing to read about. Mostly their relationship with Christ and realizing His love for them, no matter what. We have had some major breakdowns, major blowups, major improvements and major adjustments but above all they can count on Him, this as their Home and Me as their Memaw. God has opened so many doors in assistance. From my church, to friends of a friend, to Social Security and even a little of Food Stamps. All of it a blessing!! He has made a way when really didn't know if a way could be made.
getting all doodied up for Easter play to
to sewing our valentines ;
to grandkids visiting from Florida and all in my little itty bitty house. All I can say is God is Good and all the time! Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not to your own understanding and He will guide your paths!!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

the little things do matter most of the time

so you see that hair? the picture in the middle. i forgot to comb it! kids opened their gifts and i forgot to comb it! part of family, the ones that live up here, came over for dinner, i forgot to comb my hair! But I did remember the next day when the oldest and I started out on our trail ride. A trail ride that lasted from 9 in the morning until 9 that night. 10 stores later, 15 bags later, and 120 miles later but I remembered my hair. We had to spend all her Christmas money that day. really this was one of the best Christmas for me. THe girls said it was for them. Maybe that's why it was for me? Dinner was perfect. We ate and then the big kids, we went outside by fire and sat there for almost 4 hours. Girls and Trevor
, that is trevor in the black, (lol) stayed inside and played with their "toys". littlelist one loved her DS, she played all day yesterday on it while at her Aunt Brandy's. My son had a Christmas tree up, presents underneath, and repairing the house!!! But most of all it was the month leading up to Christmas, Advent. We here at this house, everyday read the daily reading of Advent by Ann Voscamp of Holy Experience. Hung our Advent ornament. Read a prayer for that day (besides our daily prayers). Everyday we had an excursion to attend or prepare. To think He was a baby. A baby to hold, hug, kiss. Kiss His (that baby) feet, kiss His hands. As He cried, hold Him. He wants us to do that today and He came as a child but is God. Emmanuel. God with us. May my kids, the kids I raise, the kids that you gave me late in life, may their hearts, may my heart, always be tender toward the things of You!!! I love you Lord and You are my life and whatever is left over is my kids.
woman at the well. that was me and today I drink from The well.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Chapter of old book called Life

friday, yes friday i will picking up two new (family-) girls down in central florida and they will be coming back with me to georgia. these two will be mine. yes i know. did you say "aren't you 64"?. why yes i am. aren't these girls 12 and 9? why yes they are. two girls that my sister didn't want but you know the devil does things like that. she isn't the devil but she has allowed evil ways into her backyard. she doesn't even realize the evil is lurking. their precious young mama died 3 years ago and these girls never had the opportunity of grieving for their mother. dad took parts of their lives that wasn't his. almost destroyed them. but they are mine now.
and like my other grandkids i pray i don't smother them to death. i do that you know. smother. had my children and my grandkids say mom "it's ok, we are ok, we can do this". smothering is another word for not "trusting" our Lord. Lord give me wisdom to have knowledge and understanding of things of this life that you have given me!. i've got my homeschool books but that doesn't mean anything, lol. i have to know how to use them also, ha. oh i pray they come to love these dirt roads. love the scent of the many pine groves. love picking and canning tomatoes. hunting and pecking for blackberries. gathering chicken eggs everyday. i pray they love the simple things but most of all love our Big God with all their heart, soul and body!!!!. cannot wait to snuggle with them. lie on the couch together and read. sit by the fire together with them and roast marshmallows. can't wait. i love you trish and destiny. thank you breann.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


i sit here. lay down. sit up. eat a bowl of ice cream. go get chips and a coke. sit. watch tv. oh i'm busy with a lot of things but i find i'm looking at the clock and watching time. why? the girls should have been with me by now. because of a lie by a social worker it has been delayed. oh they will be here and my heavenly Father knew this and is looking for my response. i'm still looking at the clock and watching and waiting. oh i'm busy with a lot of things (repeat). i'm so very grateful they are with a foster family that truly loves them and is teaching them about you Lord!
their room is complete now they just have to add their personal little stuff.
i'll just wait and sit here and eat chips and a coke. i'll get that ice cream in a minute.
in the mean time i will serve the Lord as i'm waiting. Jaybird springs camp again this weekend. so exciting to see kids/youth enjoy each other and have a great time while worshiping our Lord and Savior. each camp has been so very faithful in having special times of devotions, bible studies, and activities honoring our Lord. next time i write prayerfully i'll have the girls. PTL Praise the Lord

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

you are an author

reading different tweets, instagram, facebook and emails; it came to me that we each have a story and we each are an author! beginning is important, middle exciting, tense, sad, burdensome, and to the top of the moon and back but the end. yes the end is what is the most important. those that endure the race to the end. will your book tell of you enduring the race to the end?
this is the middle. preparing their room. a room that will be a sanctuary for them from a life of dungeon, abuse, not belonging.
God your Word is explicit. you, that is me, is worse than an infidel if i do not take care of my own. give me your wisdom, your understanding, your knowledge, in raising these girls my new two girls. they are mine. i've always been selfish with my kids. they are mine but really on loan. Lord may these two be your handmaidens. may they be world changers for Your Kingdom.
i love you Lord.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

out with the old and in with the new

its that time of the year. clean out the freezer, can it or throw it away. to make room for new stuff. strawberries yum; blueberries yum; blackberries yum; peaches yum; tomatoes yum. the list goes on and on
. i found well the Lord directed me to a patch of organic blueberries on side of road. can't wait to pick. maybe one month. blackberries all along sides of dirt roads soon maybe 1 or 2 weeks. can't wait to pick. strawberries well a new sweet friend mrs. ((( baker? don't know her first name, brought ba
ck to me freshly picked strawberries when she picked up her order. so many pints plus quarts frozen in freezer. pretty sight! tomatoes soon. got a new member in my house.he will go outside when he is about 4 mo's old. he will take care of all those mice, rats, squirrels and snakes that have become very bold around my house. some hugh dog came in yard and killed my "no name".
. the way he was killed and dismembered told me it was a large dog.miss him. we had a funeral and everything while my grandson's were here from fl. soon and very soon my household will increase by 2!!! i am so excited but sometimes fear creeps in. i'm getting older and they are young. i don't want to be fuddy dud but i so want them to know this is their home forever, they are mine and they are loved thru and thru.
. trisha and destiny. can't wait. hope they love here as much as i do. please pray for us as we begin a new journey. their mommy died from breast cancer. i am their great aunt. gotta close but remember your sin or ugliness is never so big, never so deep, never so stinky that our heavenly Father can't clean you up. He is so good and all the time