Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Cup Is Filled

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the ladies conference, "Womanhood: What Am I Missing?" at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC. The topics included were for women of every walk in life, whether single, married, young mothers or an empty nester like me. The best way to sum it up is that, It encouraged and challenged us for the times in which we live. We laughed and enjoyed each other's company, but most of all we were challenged to live godly lives as a woman of God, in a culture that encourages us to do just the opposite.

My accomodations were the best! One of my very best friends is Dean to Women at the seminary, and I stayed with her. It is not often that we get to see each other, but we seem to pick up right where we left off, as if we have never been apart. I hope you are blessed with at least one friend like this. Did I mention that her husband cooked breakfast for us both mornings? One great guy! We did a lot of catching up, but most of all I was encouraged not only by their love and hospitality to me, but the love they both have for the Lord, and for people. How many people do you know that, at the age of 50 will quit their job, move from a house that they designed and built, had just completed a beautiful remodel, to return to school to get their Masters Degree in Christianity, and dedicate themselves to teaching others to defend the faith, always desiring to share the gospel with those around them?

Go here  to see all that they are involved in, to reach the world for Christ.

God always knows what we need, when we need it, and this was just what I needed. I am refreshed, challenged and encouraged to dig deeper. I challenge you to encourage someone with the love of Christ this week.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thoughts for Thursday

Give God Your Worries
"Who is among you that fears the Lord, let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God"
Isaiah 50:10

Let's get six words clearly fixed in our minds. These six words form the foundation of God's therapeautic process for all worry warts.


What qualifies as a worry? Anything that drains your tank of joy-something you cannot change, something you are not responsible for, something you are unable to control, something(or someone) that frightens and torments you, agitates you, keeps you awake when you should be asleep.  All of that now needs to be switched from your worry list to your prayer list. Give each worry-one by one-to God...Tell Him you will no longer keep your anxiety to yourself...The more you practice giving your mental burdens to the Lord, the more exciting it gest to see how God will handle the thing that are impossible for you to do anything about.

I found this on a friends desk this week, while filling in for her at work. I do not know the author, but  What a reminder to "cast our cares upon Him"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sailing Into Summer!

I am not sure where the school year has gone, but it has passed quickly and next Tuesday will be our last day of school! I will say, I am looking forward to the break and working on the long over-due TO DO LIST!

Thanks so much for wishing me a speedy recovery from the Vertigo. It is much better, and I am only having slight dizziness. Hopefully this will be the last week of it!

This past Friday, Blaine had his SR. Art Show. Great turn out, great show, and he did sell one of his paintings which he was very excited about.
Here is Blaine with his friend Jimmy. They kidded Jimmy about being dressed like the artwork, so we snapped a quick picture. Jimmy graduated from UGA in 1957, worked in banking, then retired, then went back to school to obtain his art degree. He is such a supporter and encourager to all of the students.

We headed on to Athens for a visit with my Mom and Dad for Mother's Day, shopped a little, and just enjoyed our visit. Blaine came for lunch on Sunday, and now he's home for a few days. Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day, and you are having a blessed week.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Time to Get Cooking!

I know that I have been a little LOT absent around here, but not by choice. Things have literally been SpiNNing around here. Remember I told you that I woke up Sunday morning and everything was spinning? Me, the bed, the ceiling. Well, you get the picture. I have VERTIGO! Never had it before, and never want it again! Enough said about that.

May has ended up being a very busy month! I will probably be scarce around here at least until the first of June. Maybe I will still have a reader or two. 

Went to the Dr. earlier today, and now I am COOKING. Really cooking. My boy has his Senior Art Show tomorrow, with one of his classmates, and  I am cooking the sweets for the reception.

Magic Bars are cooling.

Mixing Grandmother's Pecan Puffs.

Gooey Butter Cake, plated and ready to go.

Brownies are almost cool, but they will have to wait until tomorrow.

I have over-estimated my energy, and getting dizzy when I reached for the serving plates. Better get to bed. There will be plenty to do tomorrow before we head out. I forgot to tell you, that we will be leaving after the reception to go to my parent's house for Mother's day, subbing Monday, then headed to Charlotte, NC for  a ladies conference at Southern Evangelical Seminary on Saturday. I am looking forward to the conference, but need a little rest between now and then.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday's Prayer

I am praying that when my feet hit the floor this morning, that the bedroom will not be SpiNNinG! Yes, yesterday when my feet hit the floor, the room was spinning! I am not one to typically get a stomach virus, or anything resembling it, so it was a rough Sunday,alone! My good friend even had to come walk Stella for me.  I will spare you the details, but I remained in bed until about 5:00 PM Sunday afternoon. Everytime I lifted my head off the pillow things were spinning, not a good feeling! I am praying today will be much better. Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend, and looking forward to a wonderful week ahead!