Saturday, June 12, 2010

It"s The Weekend

Well hello, it is Saturday and another weekend is here, we had a wonderfully blessed day in Jacksonville yesterday, seen lots of  family and some old friends, nothing like a graduation to bring folks together.
A few month ago we took a trip up to Hiawassee, GA we seen some of the most beautiful country around, and one thing of interest we found was an old mill, that made Sorghum, here are some photo of that and hope you enjoy they as much as we did, we had a blast, from seeing the orchards in Blairsville, to eating at at all you can eat Country place in Dillard, oh yeah and eating at a pizza buffet too, the best I ever ate. So here are the photos I hope you enjoy them, have a very blessed weekend, and lots of hugs from me to you.

My Favorite Street in the Mountains, giggles ♥

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Good morning my dear friends, , thought I would post this being it is Thursday and I try to never miss a chance to praise God, and post something to be thankful for, and today is no different.

We are leaving around 10 for Jacksonville, FL going to the Big Veterans Memorial Arena, to watch my precious little Stevie Wevie graduate, (Stephanie Michelle), this is Shellee's girl, our youngest daughter, the one we prayed for a very long for, just like some other women she was not able to conceive right off, she wanted a baby so bad, so we kept praying the same prayer as Hannah did for Samuel. God answered our prayers June 12 18 years ago, now this dear child has been an all A student since preschool, today she is graduating from High school, with many honors, and has 3 full scholarships she can choose any college she wants, and she is going to one in Jacksonville, oh me, I would of choose Florida UF(Gators) for sure. ♥

I am so happy for her, and happy for Shellee that she will not be going away. So today is the big day, wow, I could go on for hours writing, all the times she was such a blessing through the years, but instead I will just give God the glory for her, I will thank him for answering our prayers of so long ago, and tell him; thank you Father for giving such a bright, and dear girl for us to love, and to enjoy. To God be the glory for sure, he said ye have not because ye ask not, well we ask and pleaded and prayed continually, and he answered our prayer, thank you lord for all the times you have answered prayer, and all the blessings you have bestowed upon me.

God bless you all, and please share what you are thankful today, even if it is God provided your toast for breakfast, some have not that. Lots of hugs.

♥Congratulations Stephanie Michelle, We love girl...♥


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Word

Wow Wednesday is here, I have not wanted to take the Alabaster box down, I love that song, and every time I would think about the words it touched my heart yet again, I know God's wonderful infinite mercy does endure forever. I could tell you time after time that his mercy has touched us, and made circumstances different.  Lets start off with some scripture today, Let go over to the Psalms, I think the Psalmist said it better than any other, so I am going to take our text today from Psalms.
Psalms 4:1 "Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer."

This particular verse really brings to mind a time when God sure helped me in a time of distress.
It was 3 am and the phone rang, it was one of my daughters calling from the hospital, she said Jack our youngest son, had been in a very bad car crash, that he was on life support and if we wanted to see him alive we better get there quickly.  This was in Jacksonville, FL and we live in Southern Georgia, about an hour or so away. My husband and I were numb, we looked at each other, and just dropped to our knees, we prayed and asked God to help us through this time, we told God that he had given us our son, and it was up to him whether to keep him here, or take him to heaven, we left it like that. Then A sweet peace came over me,  as we dressed and drove that hour away.
By the time we reached the hospital we were in full control or our emotions, God had taken over and given sweet mercy,  a mercy and complete grace than none other can give. We found out where my son was,  then proceeded to go to them, when we entered the room where they were; we heard talking, assuming it was my other children, as they all were gathered around my son's bed, and in the midst of the bed we seen our son, wide awake, talking to them, his head was all bandaged and he looked so very pale and small.  We were utterly surprised, when he seen us he started to cry and said, I know God had his hand on me, and brought me out of this time of distress.
My husband said there is no doubt about that at all, you were in his hands totally, and he took care of you.  Whew what a swwet relief, we thought we would be planning a funeral and here he was talking to us.  For lack of time and space I will get to the really good part.

When his doctor came in, he looked at us, and told us, our son was a miracle, he had never seen a case like this where there was no brain damage. Thist was just one of God's miracles, then he proceeded to tell us, that Jack went through the car windshield, and flew about 300 feet in the air, he then  landed in some bushes, they thought he had fled the scene, then finally they found him. He had over 1300 staples in his head,  it sheared the top of his head almost off, and when the doctor was telling us this, I could just picture my lord's hand over my son's head, protecting his brains from damage, he also had a broken arm and left, it took much time for him to heal, and he never forgot that day he flew through the air, and then landed in the arms of God.

If you ever need help in any situation, put your faith and trust in God, he is worthy, and he is able to deliver you from even the hand of the Giant. Yes indeed, God's mercy endureth forever.
Have a very happy Wednesday, and thank God for his mercy.


Monday, June 7, 2010

My Alabaster Box

My Alabaster Box

Alabaster was very expensive in Bible times, and if a person bought an alabaster box, it was only used for very important Alabaster historically was a symbol of purity and great honour purposes.

These boxes were of alabaster, which in ancient times men made hollow to put in ointments: for some write that alabaster keeps ointment without changing it in any way.

Luke 7:37 "And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment," VS 38 "And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. VS 39 "Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner."

Jesus proceeds to to tell them what the truth is, the Pharisee expresses disgust that such a woman, who, a sinner, should be allowed to do such a thing, Christ rebukes him and points out that since the woman has entered, she has done nothing but minister to him while the Pharisee, whose name is Simon, has done nothing. He then turns to the woman and pardons her of all her sins for her great devotion.

It is the receiving vessel, into which the Holy Spirit pours and the individual can be transformed. Here it is filled with ointment. The woman is not just washing Christ but ANOINTING him. And remember that the word Christ means 'Anointed One'. Can we do the same for Jesus, may we be anointed by him, and in return anoint him with our honor, our worship, and our adoration. This is such a wonderful story in God's holy word, we were at that Revival all last week, a couple of nights one of the ladies sang Alabaster Box, it is heart touching, and breaks your heart, I spent many hours in tears last week, God truly touched my heart, and this song is one of the most anointed songs I have heard in a very long time. Oh that you could all hear it, has anyone ever heard it, or am I just behind times, so I did a search and come up with this. I hope you can get this UTUBE to play and hear it as well as sing along with it, get your hankie, you will be in tears, I promise...

Alabaster Box the Lyrics


The room grew still as she made her way to Jesus
She stumbles through the tears that made her blind
She felt such pain, some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper, there's no place here for her kind.
Still on she came, through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last she knelt before His feet. And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard, As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of Alabaster.


And I've come to pour my praise on Him like oil from Mary's Alabaster Box
Don't be angry if I wash His feet with my tears and I dry them with my hair.
You weren't there the night He found me.
You did not feel what I felt when He wrapped His love all around me.
And you don't know the cost of the oil in my Alabaster Box.


I can't forget the way life used to be. I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
I spent my days pouring my life without measure.
Into a little treasure box I thought I found. Until the day when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul with the wonder of His touch.
So now I'm giving back to Him all the praise He's worthy of .
I've been forgiven and that's why I love Him so much.


And I've come to pour my praise on Him like oil from Mary's Alabaster Box
Don't be angry if I wash His feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair, my hair.
You weren't there the night Jesus found me. You did not feel what I felt
When He wrapped His love all around me. And you don't know the cost of the oil
Oh, you don't know the cost of my praise. You don't know the cost of the oil
In my Alabaster Box.

Hope you can listen to it.