Friday, July 31, 2009

Pink Saturday

I have not participated in Pink Saturday for several weeks but have been enjoying the summer. God is so good to us. There is much to be thankful for, including the color pink. And you can see plenty of pink at HowSweetTheSound where many ladies share their pink treasures. I visited a resale store recently and came away with this pretty pink tea pot. It is washed out in this picture but is actually very pink.

Here is one of my pink zinnias in a pretty red container I purchased on a half off sale in my cousin's shop.

My very good friend, Mary, visited in July, attending our 35t class reunion. We had a wonderful time. She left me this pretty pnk book marker. It is found today near Psalm 103, one of my favorite Psalms.

Have a joy-full day!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Few Pictures...

I am posting a few pictures taken in Peacock, where Brian is the Preacher. The school and businesses and most homes are gone, due partly to a tornado years ago. Our Church building stands. I like what a friend there did with some vacant lots. Also, in what is left of a house, she has placed flowers in the tiny holes in the stucco walls as well as household objects inside the house, to be seen through the windows as though someone still lives there. I thought you might enjoy seeing how she "prettied up" her old hometown.

Here are a few words from the Old Testament.
"When God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work - this is a gift of God." Ecc 5:19
"Whatever you hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecc 9:10a
"Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. " Ecc 12:13

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


"For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6

"Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." 1 Timothy 2:6

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven:
He hath made everything beautiful in his time:" Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11a

I share these verses with you today for God to minister to you what He wishes concerning time. Time is always an issue for me. I can get a lot of work done in a short amount of time, usually. I am sometimes late to functions because I keep trying to get one more thing completed. Time, the passing of it, came into focus recently at a class reunion and then when cousins from Illinois visited here - the first time in 26 years. I was involved with a wedding rehearsal, orchestrated and detailed on written instructions to the minute by the coordinator. And I have spent lots of time praying for God to intervene in situations... I believe we are alive to witness the winding down of the time alloted to us humans on this earth, at least at a point relatively speaking, near the end.

I do well to remember that God does things "in due time." He isn't flustered by a need to hurry. He works in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones on the time chart He is in control of. He can slow it or speed it, according to His purposes in our lives. I want to be in tune with Him. I want to hear Him so I will cooperate - not be in rebellion - with His time for my life events.

One more verse about God and His timing... "The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy." Psalm 103:8. How I Praise Him!!!!!!

Here is a recent picture of myself and my wonderful daughter. She and I were together at a wedding, rehearsal and all, this weekend. She is so much fun.

Monday, July 20, 2009

35th reunion of My High School Class

What a pleasure it was to visit my friends from Munday High School. We gathered at a Hilton Garden Inn Saturday. We rented the meeting room for the day so they catered lunch and dinner. We never had to leave and spent the day reliving high school days and learning how lives are being lived today. It seemed too short a time to be together. Some stayed the night and we enjoyed breakfast together before a little more visiting and then heading back to our homes. I was blessed to be in this class. We have wonderful memories and will be lifelong friends. It took us a while to begin getting together but now that we have, we don't want to let too many years pass before reuniting. We went to a small school and our class wasn't one of the large. We hope that we'll have more classmates come enjoy the fellowship in 2012.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Busy July

I hope you are enjoying your summer! We've had oppressively hot days with little rain. We are very thankful when it does rain!
Brian and I were in Charleston, SC for a week, visiting our son. We enjoyed seeing plantations and hearing about the history of the area. It is very humbling to think of the sacrifices made by the people who had the vision for this country. It was special to be in this area with rich history during the Fourth of July Celebration.

Of course, we enjoyed seeing Ryan and hearing about his life. We are so thankful for who he is. Here are a few pictures. The first two were taken at Magnolia Plantation. We saw the house, the barns and buildings necessary to manage the plantation, and the beautiful gardens. We learned about the lives of the family who lived there during those early days. Raising rice and indigo was their livelihood. Mr Drayton was the pastor of the Episcopal church, also.

This was taken during a walking tour of the walled portion of the city, before law and order were established. We were the only family that showed up for the earliest tour so we strolled with the guide at our leisure. The old church buildings have been through war, fires, and hurricanes. You can learn more about the history of the plantation and the area if you google Magnolia Plantation. There is an album of our pictures on the Picasa Web site.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Fourth of July Weekend

I am taking a break from blogging, face book, and all computer related activities for a few days. We have activities planned, company coming, and lots of "stuff" going on. So, have a great celebration. See 'ya later!