Thursday, May 2, 2013

I Will Go On

This song has been on my mind lately. I know I have failed the Lord many times, but I am glad He picks me up, forgives, and helps me walk again. I am determined; I will go on.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

I found this recipe on Pinterest. I fixed it to take to my Grandma's for Sunday dinner. I actually let it cook during Sunday School and church in the fellowship hall. It was super easy. Everyone at dinner really liked it. Carl even asked me if I could cook it for the two of us one day during the week. That told me Carl REALLY liked it.
I made it this week. I let it cook in the crock pot one evening and we reheated it for our lunch the next day.
So if you need/want a new chicken recipe, here you go. Enjoy! It is really delicious.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dad.

Today would have been my Dad's birthday.
Earlier this month marked 5 years since he went to heaven.
We miss him still so very much.
This is the picture that was in our local newspaper today.
 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our house to yours ---
 
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
I have so many reasons to be thankful, I can't possibly list them all.
 
Most of all, I thank God for His overwhelming grace. I am amazed He loves us all so much.
 
I am thankful for God's patience. I know I have failed Him so many times, but He lovingly picks me back up, and helps me walk again.
 
I am thankful for the Bible.
 
I am thankful for my sweet husband.
 
I am thankful for my wonderful, quirky family. I have an amazing Mom and brother. My extended family is awesome as well. And the family I gained when I married Carl has been so sweet to me.
 
I am thankful for my church family.
 
I am thankful for my many amazing friends. You know who you are. I love you all.
 
I am thankful to have a home, a car, and a job.
 
I am thankful for an awesome group of children/tweens in Junior Church, and how God has been helping us grow.
 
This list could go on for a LONG time, but I will just sum it up by saying I am so greatly blessed.
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall

Carl bought these yesterday for the front porch.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Fall?!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I Remember

Today marks 11 years since the horrible attack on our country. I will never forget September 11, 2001. I was actually still asleep when the towers of the World Trade Center were hit. My mom called me from work, and told me to turn on the radio to hear the news. I was shocked by what I was hearing. I got online to read news reports as the day went on.

I remember how we saw American flags flying everywhere we went for weeks after that day. Everyone was being so patriotic.

I remember buying the TIME and Newsweek magazines for a couple weeks.

I remember it being such a perfect day, weather wise. The sky was so blue, the temps were just about perfect, it was just a perfect early fall day.

It seems a little more real this year, since 9/11 falls on a Tuesday again.

Our country realized that day it was not invincible, and it is not invincible today. Now more than ever, our country needs a re-awakening. I am not getting all political, but our country needs help, and I believe the answer is in this verse:

II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Legacy Five & Greater Vision Concert

Friday evening, I attended a Legacy Five and Greater Vision concert in Indianapolis. It. Was. Awesome. In case you were not aware, Legacy Five recently hired a new bass singer after the original bass singer, Glenn Dustin, resigned from the group. Glenn was one of my favorites, so I was really bummed when he left. But, I was very pleased with the new guy.



Matt Fouch did a great job with the group on only his 4th concert with Legacy Five. I got to talk to him a little after the concert, and he was very easy to talk to, really down to earth, like all the guys in L5.

Legacy Five had their set first, and did several songs, including one of my favorites, Ask Me Why. I love that song. They did a fabulous job on We Shall See Jesus to end their first set.



Greater Vision had a great first set as well. They sang several favorites, like My Name Is Lazarus and I Know A Man That Can.



After the break, L5 came back and sang a few more songs, including one that featured the piano player Trey Ivey. Trey doesn't usually sing with the group, let alone have a solo, but he did a great job.

Greater Vision sang a few more songs as well before being joined by Legacy Five for a couple songs. They sang Beautiful Home, which is on the Jubilee 3 CD. Matt Fouch was featured on this one. They ended the night singing Champion of Love.


It was a great concert. I was so glad I decided to go. It made me anxious for NQC, which is this week. I saw lots of friends there as well.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the candle giveaway is:


~~~~Shel Bel~~~~

Congratulations! I left you a comment on your blog. Please email me to claim your prize.

Thank you, everyone who left a comment. Thanks for reading the blog. I am trying to post on a more consistent basis. I am not making any promises, though. Ha!

Stay tuned for more blog posts, and maybe even more giveaways.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Flowers

Nothing cheers me up on a busy day at work like coming home to some beautiful flowers from my husband.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Candle Giveaway!

Since my husband is working on a Saturday; since it's been a cloudy, rainy day; and since it's been almost two months since I have done a blog post. I am doing a GIVEAWAY!

Carl is working on a Saturday evening for a co-worker, but he will have Labor Day off. That will be nice because Carl will be able to stay at our family reunion as long as he likes. For the past few years, he has only been able to stay for an hour before heading into work.

Instead of staying home by myself, Mom and I went shopping. We went to a consignment store called Off The Hanger, where I bought this pair of shoes for only $6:
 
Cute, huh?
 
We also went to Bath and Body Works. They were having a Labor Day Sale. The 3-wick candles are 2 for $20 this weekend. The mini candles are 2 for $5, and they also have lots of other things on sale.
I love it when they have the candles on sale. I absolutely love the candles at Bath and Body Works!
 
I bought these two large candles.
 

 

Salted Caramel I have bought (and used up completely) before. It smells really good. Creamy Pumpkin is a new one to me. It smelled good in the store. I also bought these four mini candles.



Which brings me to the giveaway part.

I will give two of these candles to a  reader (if I have any of those left) who leaves a comment on this post.  I will use random.org to choose the winner. I will post the winner 1 week from today. Winner can choose two of the following candles:

*Frosted Cupcake
*Cafe Au Lait
*Salted Caramel
*Creamy Pumpkin

In your comment, tell me -- What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Ready? Set? Comment!



Disclaimer:
Bath and Body Works did not sponsor this giveaway. I bought the candles with my own money.