Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Decorators

Well, we had the tree sitting in the living room without decorations when my four and two year old granddaughters came over. So, they started it for me. Doesn't it look beautiful?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

From our house to yours....many blessing for this Thanksgiving season. We have a great God, a wonderful Savior, a marvelous salvation, and a beautiful mansion in glory awaiting us. Why shouldn't we be thankful?

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday tomorrow and don't eat too much!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

White Lie Church Cake

This story was too good for me to pass up passing on to you all. Just be sure not to read ahead to the end and I have no doubt you'll appreciate it.

Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this --especially all of the ladies who bake for church events.

Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church ladies' group bake sale in Tuscaloosa, but she forgot to do it until the last minute.

She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging through cabinets she found a dusty old Angel food cake mix in the back of her kitchen cabinet and quickly made it while drying her hair and getting dressed, while helping her son Bryan pack up for Scout camp.

But when Alice took the cake from the oven the center had dropped flat and the cake was horribly disfigured. She said, "Oh dear, there's no time to bake another cake." This cake was so important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new church, and in her new community of new friends. So, being inventive and not wanting anyone to think she was not the perfect woman able to handle all things at all times or that, God forbid, she not participate in her church's bazaar, she looked around the house for something to build up the center of the cake.

Alice found it in the bathroom -- a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with icing. Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect! Before she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head off for work, Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened at 9:30, and to buy that cake and bring it home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found that the attractive perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and called her Mom. Alice was horrified...she was beside herself. Everyone would know ... what would she do, she would be ridiculed. She would have to move or kill herself! All night Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people pointing their fingers at her and talking, What would they think?
"Oh, my goodness; what can I do?" she wailed! She would be ostracized, talked about behind her back.

The next day, Alice promised herself that she would try not to think about the cake and she would attend a fancy luncheon/bridal shower at the home of a friend of a friend and try to have a good time. Alice did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Alice was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa, but having already RSVP she could not think of a believable excuse to stay home.

The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South.... and to Alice's horror the CAKE in question was presented for dessert. Alice felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake, she started to get out of her chair to rush into the kitchen to tell her hostess all about it, but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What a beautiful cake!"

Alice who was still stunned and trying to formulate what words she would use to explain the situation, sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."

Alice smiled and thought to herself "THERE IS A GOD!!!!!!!

*I found this story at Christian Life Stories and thank them for sharing it.*

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Wonderful Savior

Hallelujah. (And my darling sweet cardinal is an added treat.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Don't Ask . . .

. . .because I don't know. However, I felt compelled to post it. lol

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thy Law, My Delight

Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. Psalm 119:92-93

I got the idea for this WFW post from a blog post I just read yesterday. I have this VOM magazine and the cover picture touched me as well. Look at her hands and look at the Bible they are holding. This lady has no doubt undergone some type of persecution and her Bible has been burned, as you can see. But the persecutors have not destroyed God's Word nor have they incinerated this woman's love for it. Indeed, no doubt the spark of affection that the child of God has for His precious Word only is inflamed and burns all the brighter under the face of affliction.

As the psalmist says, the precepts of our Lord do quicken. That means they "keep us alive." Amen and amen.

More Word Filled Wednesday posts can be found at the Internet Cafe.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Fall Treats

Candy Apples Pictures, Images and Photos

This is my FAVORITE fall treat. LOVE them! I can't think of anything I'd rather have on a blistery November evening, while sitting on the couch with a throw across the lap. The perfect companion. At least there is some nutrition, right? Especially with the nuts.;)

What's your favorite tasty treat for this time of year?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Thomas Sowell Quotes

It's Election Day once again in America and I, among many others across this nation, have gone and cast my votes. There were only three offices up for election in our area, but of course one of them was extremely important. That would be the vote I cast for my congressman. Each and every one of us has that crucial vote this year. Please do cast that vote for your representative in Congress as it's been a while since it's been as important.

Thomas Sowell is a well known conservative economist and political commentator, among other things, and is a favorite of mine. This man really has his head on straight. I like him so much that I wish he were a Christian, though I don't think he professes to be. Wouldn't it be even more wonderful if the Lord would bring salvation to him? He'd really be dynamite then! On Facebook, I posted something he said in one of his latest articles and then happened upon some more quotes. In honor of this critical time in the life of our country, particularly for Election Day this year, I thought I'd post some of these quotes and let Mr. Sowell speak to us as Americans at this critical time in our history.

"The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best. "

"The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. "

"Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders. "

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. " [My favorite]

"If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. "

If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism. "

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. "

Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face. " "

Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade ."

Mr Sowell focuses most of his attention on economics and on that we differ. I believe that the biggest problem in America is a moral one. I am against liberalism and socialism, yes, but more than that, humanism and secularism are the real issues. Our country desperately needs the Lord.