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A busy day with a reminder from the Lord

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Today is a holiday for most schools and jobs but I guess not so much here in SC, because it seems everyone was still doing their day to day...me included. We had a Memorial Day cook out planned with our church family and this included an open house at the church parsonage. Well, of course this included the white glove cleaning for company...for some reason, I feel everyone is coming over to look behind the toilets...has anyone ever thought of even looking there on your visit to a friend's home...NO! I am just crazy this way.

Anyway while in tunnel vision mode, I had to run to the super Wal-Mart and get the items for the cookout. The lesson for today was, "do not get so focused you forget to smile and be sweet, showing a Christian attitude--someone is always watching." This man and his wife stop me in the store and said, "hello, I met you in the parking lot, do you remember me?" I got that deer in the hidelight look and said,"Sorry no." (did I men…

Friends who know one's heart

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I took the kids strawberry picking this morning. It was so much fun! The one who got the most mess on them was James...maybe the other two did too but they were wearing red.:) However it got me to thinking about all my homeschooling moms and all the friends I have made from all of our duty stations in California, North Carolina, Florida, Japan, and of course our first full time ministry in Massachusetts, and now our new friends here in South Carolina. They are all wonderful women who have loved me at face value. We have shared times at lunch, watching a movie on the t.v., taking our kids to the park to play, or on a "field trip" to explore. You are the friends who have taken time to know my heart and to realize that I do not just lash out in anger or hurt. You have watched me grow and even lift me up in prayer every day. We may do things that the other does not always agree with or maybe doesn't even understand completely, but the bond is never broken.

To all my wonderfu…

Trip to the dentist

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So it is about 8 pm and I hear James calmly say, "Mom my tooth fell out!" My first response was "okay, who hit you?" We had the cousins (Jeff's family) over and Philip was there...they were all on the trampoline playing. Well no one hit him...he got his brace caught on the net! Yep, I said "caught on the net" while jumping around he bounced opened-mouth right into the net and it pulled the already loosed tooth out of the socket. Okay before you all run to take down your trampoline nets or not allow your children with braces to not play on anything ever again, let me give you the back story.

As most of you know from my earlier post, we went to Pensacola for a friends graduation. We got invited over to one of our former Okinawa-military friend's house for dinner and all the kids went to play outside. Well, for some reason all the times their mother said,"Don't throw sticks or play with them" was conveniently forgotten. About 30 minutes…

Getting finished

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My brother in law and his family are here, helping us to finish up on the house. It is coming along wonderfully. I am so thankful everyday for all the wonderful things the Lord does and gives us. I know that He is in control of everything we do and say and how we live. Sometimes it is hard to understand the lessons we must learn but it is a must for the youngest child and the oldest adult, to be taught the lesson God has for us.

In other news, I do not know how many of you have done a Bible study with a book called, "Lies Women Believe and The Truth That Sets Them Free" by Nancy DeMoss. A good friend in Massachusetts recommended this book and let me tell you it will change the way you see things...or it should. A great quote from the book today is, "Regardless of the immediate source, anytime we receive input that is not consistent with the Word of God we can be sure Satan is trying to deceive and destroy us. What we read or hear may sound right, may feel right, may seem…

Children keep trips fun!!

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We just got back from Pensacola,It was such a blessing to see one of our dear friends graduate from College. It was wonderful to catch up with friends that we had not seen for a while. I will share with you a funny thing that happened on the way home...

Picture this, you are traveling with a 3 year old who is potty trained and not wearing a pull up. We had just stopped for gas and asked all to go potty. All went and we were on our way. We get about 5 miles down the road and we hear, "I got to go bafroom." "Okay, Elisabeth let me find a potty." We get to the next exit...no anything. Go down to the next exit, no bathroom there..this happens at the next 2. So daddy says, "baby, I will take you potty behind a tree." All the sudden there is a BIG outburst of tears. Thinking that there had been an accident, we stop and get ready to clean her. She says, "I not go pee pee in my pants." Martin asked, "Baby what is wrong?" Elisabeth responded wit…