Saturday, November 28, 2009

Technical Difficulties!

I will be back to regular posts with pictures when we get a new computer! Yes, Thanksgiving Day our computer officially died. There were a few little indications that it was coming, but it can no longer be revived. We are using an old computer a friend gave to us, mainly so we can actually get online and look for a new one. It is slooooooooooow!  Hopefully at the beginning of the week, we may have been able to figure out what we actually should get, and have one ordered.

Will be heading back to Florida to take my daughter back to the Dr. and perhaps I can get in a post while I am there. Please pray for her. She has been tired, her UC seems to be not exactly OK, and that if she is not getting the meds, that she will get them this infusion time so there would be some indication it this treatment will help. She appreciates all your prayers, and so do I.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Have a blessed week!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giving Thanks for Friends

I have a special friend that makes me feel like this...

so I decided that Thanksgiving was a great opportunity to tell her how blessed I am to have her for a friend.

So tomorrow I will be delivering her a little basket that lets her know I am very Thankful for her.
I have surprised myself that I can join Kimba's DIY Day. Head on over and see a multitude of wonderful ideas! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Jackie

Monday, November 23, 2009


He is
In Genesis, He's the Breath of Life
In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb
In Leviticus, He's our High Priest
In Numbers, the Fire by Night
Deuteronomy, He's Israel's Guide
Joshuea, He's Salvation's Choice
Judges, He's Israel's Guard
In Ruth, the Kinsmen's Redeemer
1st and 2nd Samuel, our Trusted Prophet
In Kings and Chronicles, He is Sovereign
In Ezra, He's the True and Faithful Scribe
Nehemiah, the Re-builder of Broken Lives
In Esther, He's Mordecai's Courage
In Job, the Timeless Redeemer
In Psalms, He's Our Morning Song
In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom
Ecclesiastes, He's the Time and Season
Song of Solomon, He is the Lover's Dream
In Isaiah, He is the Prince of Peace
In Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet
Lamentations, the Cry for Israel
Ezekiel, the Call from Sin
Daniel, the Stranger in the Fire
Hosea, the Forever Faithful
Joel, the Spirit's Power
Amos, the Strong Arms That Carry
Obadiah, the Lord Our Savior
Jonah, the Great Missionary
Micah, the Promise of Peace
Nahum, our Strength and Shield
In Habakkuk and Zephaniah, He brings revival
In Haggai, He restores that which was lost
In Zachariah, He's our fountain
And in Malachi, He's the Son of Righteousness, rising with Healing in His Wings
In Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, He is God and Messiah
In the Spirit-filled book of Acts, He is the Reigning Fire from Heaven
In Romans, He is the Grace of God
Corinthians, the Power of Love
Galatians, Freedom from the curse of sin
Ephesians, Our Glorious Treasure
Philippians, the Servant's Heart
Colossians, He's God and the Trinity
Thessalonians, Our Calling King
In Timothy, Titus and Philemon, He's our Mediator and our Faithful Pastor
In Hebrews, the Everlasting Courage
In James, the One Who Heals the Sick
In 1st and 2nd Peter, our Faithful Shepherd
In John and Jude, He's the Lover Coming for His Bride
And in the Revelation, in the very end, when it's over, said and done, whe time is NO
MORE, He is and will always be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace,
Son of Man, Lamb of God, The Great I Am, Alpha and Omega, God and Savior
From Priscilla Shirer's Discerning the Voice of God Bible study.

As I enter this Thanksgiving week, and the Christmas season ahead, I want to daily focus on
WHO HE IS. Will you join me?
Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving, remembering and thanking Him for all He Is, and all He has blessed us with. Jackie

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Last Tuesday I traveled with a group from our church to Atlanta/Woodstock, where we participated in "Love Loud". This project concluded the Georgia Baptist Convention here in GA. It rained non-stop from the time we left, until the time we returned home around midnight, yet approximately 950 volunteers still showed up to work together and complete many projects around the Atlanta area.

Our team traveled to the Nelson Price Treatment center. Since our fence painting was out of the question, we painted two offices on the inside of the building. Above is our team. We divided up into groups.

Here is our group in the office that we painted. Part of the group painted another  office, and a couple of others did some small repairs.
We had a great time serving others. I am learning when serving others my attitude improves. I am no longer focusing on myself and my needs/wants, which is something I need to practice more often.

Looking for ways to "Light it Up" in our communities will impact others in a way that words cannot. I truly believe this is how the Lord intends for us to function as the Body of Christ.

How will you be "Lighting it Up" this week?
Have a blessed week!
"Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
Colossians 3:17

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Favorite Finds

I was going to join Holly for Thrifty Thursday, but it wasn't there. I will join if she adds it today.  Blogger is not cooperating so I had to settle for the pictures that I was able to load, and it took these quite a while. On to some fun finds! I had planned not to attend any sales this weekend since I was having one of my own. I had called a friend who told me about this Estate Sale, and she was sure that I wouldn't want to miss it. Needless to say she was right, and I definitely wish I had been there earlier. They had some great things that had already sold at fantastic prices. Here are the few little things that I picked up.

Check out all these old buttons! I picked up the pressed glass dish as a gift.
Can't wait to start some projects so I can use these.

I loved these old buttons still on the cards.

Yet another favorite thing!! Old wooden spools of thread.
Lots of them! About 75 in all. Based on what I have seen on etsy and ebay
$5 for all was a bargain!

These cute little spools were in there too.

A little closer look at those vintage hankies.
Remember that little project that I posted about? Well some of these items are going to make wonderful additions.
Hope you all are having a wonderful week. It has been a busy week so posting has been slow, and my little Blog Patroler told me that it was time for a new post, so here you have it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

When Plans Change

     Or this could be titled, When your 30 minute dentist appointment turns into a 3 hour and 30 minute dentist appointment. Here's another one: When your filling replacement turns into a ROOT Canal! Or, my mouth hurt last night, and this morning and my mind can't even think of a good blog post. Take your pick.
     With that said, I thought you would enjoy what I found over at Life in Grace. She is having 12 days of handmade Christmas!  Go here to see some wonderful ideas!

Day 1- Dishmat  ( my favorite so far)
Day - 4 Fabric Birds (these would be so cute decking out their own Christmas Tree)

I can't wait to see what today's project will be, and in the mean time I will be planning who will get some of those dishmats. Have a wonderful day!