Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is It Fair?

Is it fair to copy and paste devotionals your friend sends you and use that as your blog? I decided that when they hit home or touch my heart then it's perfectly fine. I hope you take time to read this. The part that stopped me and made me think? The following sentence....

Remember, you will become like whoever you spend the most time with.

Think about it?

Change Your Focus

"Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things"
(I Thessalonians 4:12, NIV)

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
When others look at your life, what do they see? Does your daily life win the respect of others? As believers, we are Christ's representatives in the earth. We are called to a higher standard. The way we live our lives should bring glory to God the Father.
Notice this verse doesn't say, "Go out of your way to do something major so that everyone will respect you." It doesn't say, "Win a gold medal or Pulitzer prize so that people will glorify your Father in heaven." No, it says that your daily life should win the respect of others. That simply means always taking the high road and living a life of excellence. It means doing the right thing even when no one is looking. It means finding common ground in order to be a peacemaker. It means going out with an attitude of faith and thanksgiving.
Remember, you will become like whoever you spend the most time with. If you are committed to spending time with God the Father every day, you'll develop His character. You'll win the respect of outsiders and bring glory to your Father in heaven!

Father God, I dedicate every area of my mind, will, and emotions to You today. Help me live my daily life as an example of You. Show me anything in my life that is displeasing to You. Let my daily life win the respect of others and let everything I do bring glory to You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Matches, Plums, Tea Cups, Pebbles, ....

So, maybe I got a little carried away but I could not help myself. I love vintage Valentine's and could not decided which ones to share. I hope you have enjoyed the personal greetings as well as these random selections. I would really like to know which one is your favorite...

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Valentine to EVERYONE in honor of our Snowy Weather....

I think everyone I love has had SNOW recently and possibly still have it on the ground or on the way...Soooooooooo this is for all those that I love and for the beautiful snowy Valentine's Weekend.....

A Valentine for "Billy" and Lanell

I always tell Lanell that her hubby is a good egg so.....this one is for you guys!!!!
Love you my friends!!!!

A Valentine for my Mommy...

This one is for my Mommy cause she is my Daddy's "Honey"... I Love You....

A Valentine for my Daddy

Daddy, I was surfing the internet and I saw this vintage Valentine and I thought of you. I am sending this one to you. I love you!!!

Valentine's Day History

I love the holiday's that are not full of stress. You know the one's I am talking about. Valentine's Day and Halloween are my favorites. Why is that? I am not really sure but, they simply make me happy. Maybe because they are just festive?
Valentine's Day is just a few days away and I thought I would first give a little history in this blog about the valentine card and then in my next blog, I plan to share some "vintage" valentine's that I thought were funny or cute.

Valentines Day Card History
Tradition of exchanging Valentine's Day Cards is said to have begun as early as 1400's. Credit for the first written Valentine's Day Card is given to Charles - Duke of Orleans, who following capture at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, wrote a poem to his wife while imprisonment in the Tower of London. The greeting has been preserved by British Library.
Je suis desja d'amour tanné
Ma tres doulce Valentinée…
—Charles d'Orléans

The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th century America shifted, where many Valentine cards are now general greeting cards rather than declarations of love.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Here too.....

We have had snow in West Tennessee also. Just thought I would share a couple of pictures. I am ready for SUNSHINE!!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Veiw from the Back Seat

Now that I have posted a blog about my first wreck...I will continue the story with what happened after the tow truck came and left with my car. My ride had not arrived yet and so I was invited to have a seat in the back of the OTHER squad car. I was slightly apprehensive but what else was I going to do?
The officer opened the back door and I crawled in. If you have never been in the back seat of a police is NOT pleasant. Even if you have done nothing wrong you wouldn't like it.
1. First of all, I will be honest. I do not like small closed in spaces. Especially if I cannot get out of them on my own. Please note, there are no door handles that open the doors on the inside of the squad car in the back seat.
2. The seats are hard plastic. I mean HARD!!!
3. There are bars on the side windows. Like a jail cell.
4. There is no leg room. AT ALL.
5. There is a metal like cage dividing the front seat from the back seat and also plexy glass.

So, the only fun thing was...the officer and I chatted about our kids and she was counting up how many girl scout cookies her daughter had sold while we waited for my ride home.

I took the best picture I could to give you an idea of my view. You can see the cage dividing the front and back seat and the blue lights of the squad car in front of us.

I never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, want to be in the back of another police car EVER!!!

My First "Real Wreck"

I'm not sure what defines an accident not being a wreck or visa versa but, my perception is...if someone backs into another car and you get a "ding" in your car...that is an accident. However, if you are traveling 55mph and someone comes into your lane of traffic and you hit them...that is a wreck.
So, on February 3, 2010...I had my first WRECK!!!
I had just left work and merged onto the interstate. I absolutely was not expecting anything out of the ordinary. I was thinking about getting home and what I would prepare for Mollie to eat that evening.
The next thing I remember is a gold SUV was inches away from me and had come out of nowhere. I slammed on my brakes but it was just too late. I hit the vehicle that had come over into my lane. The funny thing is...I never cried. How weird is that? I called 911 and reported what had happened and the operator said she would have someone sent to the scene. Anyway, first on the scene was an ambulance. Two very nice guys checked on me and helped me move my car from the MIDDLE OF THE INTERSTATE!!! When the police finally arrived there was more waiting and lots of questions. Both of the officers were female and very nice. They were so nice that they escorted the driver of the car I had hit to their car. They patted him down and frisked him and even offered him a seat in the back of the squad car. Apparently, he was driving on a suspended license and had NO INSURANCE!!! OH JOY!!!
So, not to bore you any further...I will try and wrap up the story. My car was towed to a local body shop to spend the night and my "mom" friend Ginger and her husband Keith came to pick me up and take me home. The next day was lots of phone calls, getting a rental car, and basically trying to rest up from a major adreneline rush.

My Car