Friday, March 22, 2013


Mommy's Idea

Mrs. 4444 is hosting another Friday Fragments.  Why don’t YOU join here, too?! 

Here’s my five:
  • souls were poured out last night in our prayer/accountability group…lots of tissues pulled out of the box during our anxiety cleansing…so thankful God walks ahead of us and gives us only what we can bear
  • a little chickadee has decided my bay window is his path through my house.  I’m telling him there really is a window there (that little beak is going to split if he doesn’t quit pounding it against the glass)…he’s not understanding my words apparently…he MUST have a headache by now
  • baked some cinnamon bread this morning and the smell is wonderfully comforting on this overcast, colder weather morning.  I want to know, “WHERE’S OUR SNOW?  We haven’t had any and I don’t want DINOSAUR-sized mosquitoes this Summer Sad smile
  • my collegeGirl is going to be celebrating her 21st birthday next week…

she’ll be celebrating with one of her good friends in her collegeTown on her actual birthday… 
Will we get to celebrate with her? 

20ChanningDon’t know yet…stay tuned.

  • hubs is attending a weekend-long woodworking seminar at a local arena with tons of vendors, demonstrations and project ideas.  I like going to those sometimes, but the thought of standing on a cement floor for multiple hours makes my knees hurt…

My eyeballs hurt, so there may be some cucumber slices during my afternoon down time (if said chickadee lays off his ‘machine-gun attack’ on my window, that is). 
If I have to lounge quietly with the slices on my eyelids, it will help me stay away from the cinnamon bread, ha HA…sounds like a plan and I’m making NO guarantees it will work.   
Now to go wrap collegeGirl’s gifts before Hubs comes back home with all his new band saw projects and takes over the workbench.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Jumping on the CHANGE wagon before GoodgleReader goes away....

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John 8:31
"If you continue in my word, then you are truly Disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." Blessings,

Friday, March 15, 2013


Five Minute Friday

linking up with Five Minute Friday

After receiving her prompt, write for five minutes … no editing.

Post whatever you have.

Today's prompt  -REST

My devotion today was written by Dietrick Bonhoeffer…
He was discussing the importance of ‘intercessory prayer’ and he related our going to Jesus in prayer…imagining ourselves carrying a friend we are having difficulty with, to lay at the foot of the cross.

Poor humans all needing healing…and then being re-born through Christ’s blood having covered us ALL…small and big sins.
His words make me envision being on my knees and having a heart-to-heart with our Lord to lay out my concerns seeking REST in His providence:
"Lord, I can’t deal with this person…they won’t listen…they hurt my feelings…they won’t turn to you when I want them to listen to You.”
“You know what it was when people didn’t listen…when they beat you and crucified you…when they betrayed you and then killed you…yet You forgave them, didn’t you as you asked God to forgive us in our ignorance?!”
My 5 minutes is up…and there’s ‘more confessing and praying needing to be done, so I’ll finish here and ponder the Lord’s answers for me. 
Thanks, Mr. B, I needed to be reminded.
Where is your REST today?

"...confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective."
James 5:15-16

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

117th HODGE

1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? rarely
Have you ever played bingo for money? nope

...Visited a casino? yep, in las Vegas but didn’t bet…and on our honeymoon cruise…I lost $5 at the nickel slots 

...Placed a bet on a horse? nope

...Bought a lottery ticket? I put scratch-off lottery tickets in hub’s stocking @ Christmas

2. Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day?  no, hubs can’t eat corned beef..I’ll probably make pork something

Mashed-baked-hash browned-French fried...your favorite way to have potatoes? waffle house scattered, smothered, covered, diced & capped hash browns

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over?
2-acre lake lot with four-bedroom/four-bath ranch home in the north Georgia blue ridge mountains

4. What's at the end of your rainbow? walking/talking with my family and Jesus in his garden

5. March 12th ma: anniversary of the death of Anne Frank ). Anne's diary details her time spent hiding from the Nazi's ranks as one of the best selling books of all time.
Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal? no
6. What's an item in your home or closet containing every color of the rainbow? an old clown wig we used at Halloween, birthday parties and dress-up play dates

7. Write a limerick with you as the subject.

As a mom, young life was so sweet
God’s love made her life so complete
Doctors saved her one day
"Hysterectomied" baby-making parts away
So, she "fans" seeking cure from the HEAT!

8. Insert your own random thought here. we celebrated one of my prayer sister’s birthday last night with s surprise party…

she liked her new garden knee pads…

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