Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Wonders of God

Today, my Bible reading made me once again, think about the Wonders of God, and that He is in control of everything. We may be going through trials, feeling the pinch of the $ market, wondering about the state of our country, getting ready for the holiday, and thinking we won't get it done, but then to read this and know He is in charge, and loves us SO MUCH!

Thanks Kathy for your week of THANKS! I really enjoyed reading them. You are a sweet girl!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'll help, Will YOU?

I read this Blog this afternoon, and think this is a great idea. Let's support the troops' families while their loved ones are keeping us safe!

If you feel lead to do this, that would be great, but if not, that is okay too!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I have to admit that after we found out the results of the election, I was pretty bummed out. We had the biggest turnout for a general election than we've had in many years, so that means many people got out and voted, especially young people. From the different blogs I've read, I am not alone! However, last night I got to see the patriotism of our local town people!

I went to the Community Center with a neighbor to hear this wonderful band! OH MY GOODNESS!!! If you have the opprotunity to hear any of these bands, please go. The event was FREE, which made it even better! I would pay to hear them again!

Towards the end of the program, the band played the "Armed Forces Salute." The director asked any in the audience to stand, whether you served or had a family member serve, when 'your' song was played!

When the NAVY song was played, I proudly stood for my precious daughter, Carole, who served during the time of the Persian Gulf war!

When the MARINE song started, I proudly stood for my precious son-in-law, Larry, who served. He is also the husband of Carole!

When the AIR FORCE song started, I proudly stood for my wonderful step-dad, Tony, who served as a pilot during WW11, the Korean conflict, and Viet Nam. He is now 88 y/o, and we are all so proud of him! I also had 2 brothers who served in the AIR FORCE during Viet Nam.

During the COAST GUARD song, I stayed seated, because we didn't have anyone who served with the COAST GUARD.

During the ARMY song, I proudly stood for my dad. He was in the ARMY during WW11, as a gunner. He was always afraid he would have to jump from the plane, but he never had to do that! As he always said, "Why would you jump from a perfectly flying plane?" Today, we have a nephew serving in Afghanistan! If you think of him, please say a prayer for him. His name is Patrick.

This program was absolutely wonderful! Our country is worth fighting for, and we are always ready to protect others too.

The crowd clapped and clapped, and let the band know how much we appreciated them. They took 3 encores!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm Proud to Be.....

I'm proud to be an American. With all the turmoil going on in our country, I think we need to step back and remember what it is like to be an American. Our country is the BEST country in the world, and we know that because so many people are trying to enter it. Let's listen to this

and count our blessings.

May the Lord continue to bless our wonderful country!

Saturday, November 1, 2008