Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Amazing Grace (My Chain Fell Off)" by Chris Tomlin

Check out this video: Amazing Grace My Chain

I had the last two days off of work so I had a little extra time on my hands. I have been trying to find some songs to order for special music. I just ordered Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), Accompaniment CD. I love this version of Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin. Thought I'd share!

I am so excited to be able to worship our Awesome Living Savior tomorrow. I will be singing a special for closing hymn in both of our morning services. What an honor to be able to sing praises about our Great King.

I will be singing "The Splendor of the Cross" by Betty Jean Robinson/Melody Mountain Music/BMI

Listen to "The Splendor of the Cross" here. BTW-This is not me singing, I found this on the net.

The Splendor of the Cross

How all of Heaven must have sighed that day,
When on a lonely planet, far away.
They watched their suffering King,
His head bowed down,
Piercing thorns where there had been a crown.
There were no flowers blooming all around,
Where his precious blood came streaming down,
See the King of Glory dying for the lost,
Oh, the awesome splendor of His cross.

And that old cross will always testify to me,
For there my Savior died, alone to make me free,
And now what things were gained to me, I count for loss,
To own my Savior and the splendor of His cross.

They cursed Jesus, and dared Him to come down,
As they gambled for His robe there on the ground,
But God answered man's rebellion with His love,
For all must come to the cross and through the blood.
Ten thousand angels stood at His command
Yet, He cried, Father, forgive them for their sin.
Behold your Savior dying for the lost,
Oh, the awesome splendor of the cross.

Repeat Chorus

What things were gained to me, I count for loss.
To own my Savior and the splendor of His cross.

I pray You'll have a fantabulous Lord's Day.

After church tomorrow, I'll be heading over to my Great nephews Birthday party. He turns 8 tomorrow. Yea!! What fun! I bet I can get some pictures!! Hee, hee

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What a wonderful Day/A big Happy Birthday to my Step-dad!

There were 19 of us altogether at Easter Dinner. Happy Birthday Dad; He is the guy with the gray hair 6th picture on the slide show.

My Easter was wonderful! It started out with my papers being 45 minutes "EARLY". Now that was a miracle in itself. I got to church at 7:00 a.m. this gave me enough time to get washed up, dressed and ready to practice with my worship team at 8:15 a.m. I was so excited! Sunday school was good, Worship was excellent and the sermon was even better The Resurrection Is Important. Now listen to this; 18 people were baptized as well! We serve an AWESOME GOD! He is the risen Savior.

We had Easter dinner with my family at 1:30 p.m. : ( minus my baby girl (I missed you Rebecca) and my baby boy (I missed you too Aaron). I guess, I should have gotten more pictures of my family instead of the food but I was soooo hungry and everything looked so good. : ) I'm sure it seems like I am always holding my little granddaughter but I just love my little peanut. It was a good day!

Jesus' Last Supper with his Disciples/Acted out by my Awana group

Wednesday evening in Awana we played out Jesus' last supper with his Disciples for the girls. We dressed them in clothes like they would have worn back then. We prepared food kind of like what they would have eaten. Commander Mcintosh even showed them how Jesus washed the Disciples feet. I couldn't believe how interested they were in hearing about the last Supper. They sat very still and listened to what Commander Mcintosh had to say. He portrayed Jesus, while Mary, Kelly and I were serving the food. It was a great evening!

Down below is what the Bible has to say about the last supper.

The Last Supper: An Introduction
The Last Supper is one of several major events in the earthly life of Jesus Christ that are recorded in the Bible. The Last Supper is a description of the last meal Jesus Christ had with His disciples prior to His arrest and crucifixion on a roman cross about 2,000 years ago. The Last Supper contains many significant principles, and continues to be an important part of Christian lives throughout the world.

The Last Supper: The Significance
The Last Supper is described in three of the four New Testament Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. Here are some of the life-changing highlights, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. First, Jesus predicts He will suffer soon after this meal and it will be His last meal prior to finishing His work on behalf of the kingdom of God (Luke 22:15-16). Second, Jesus gives His followers symbols of remembrance for His body and His blood sacrificed on behalf of all mankind. "And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, 'This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me'" (Luke 22:19).

Third, Jesus provides a very important principle for living a Christian life: the greatest are those who serve others, not those who expect to be served (Luke 22:26). Finally, Jesus provides hope to his followers: "and I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Luke 22:29-30).

For the last two millennia, the Last Supper has inspired people to live by faith in Jesus Christ, by serving others instead of following the worldly influences of expecting to be served.

The Last Supper: The History of the Event
The Last Supper was held on the evening of preparation for the Jewish Passover, a very holy time for the Jewish nation in remembrance of when God spared the Jews from the plague of death on every firstborn child in Egypt. Jesus arranged the dinner purposely by instructing His disciples where to host it. His twelve disciples were with Him during and after the meal. It is here that Jesus makes the prediction that Peter will deny knowing Him three times before the rooster crows that morning, which became true. Jesus also predicts that one disciple, Judas Iscariot, will betray Him, which also became true. The Last Supper was a gathering for Christ to fellowship with His disciples one last time prior to His arrest and crucifixion.

The Last Supper: The Application
After the Last Supper, Jesus Christ willfully and obediently allowed himself to be brutally sacrificed on a wooden cross. He did this to reconcile each of us to God by paying the debt of our sins, which we could never do on our own power. In return, Jesus makes a simple request, remember this act of love He performed on our behalf. Jesus Christ did not have to die for us. He did, however, because He values every life on earth and wants to see each of us sitting at His dining table someday in heaven. Throughout the Bible, and throughout history, the truth of Christ's message has been established - that we can join Jesus in heaven by acknowledging His sacrifice and accepting Him into our life. In addition, we can apply the lessons Jesus taught at the Last Supper to live a faithful life while here on earth by serving others in love. The bread is a symbol of the body of Jesus, never to be forgotten as it was given to us. The cup represents the blood of Jesus, never to be forgotten as he poured out His life for us. Jesus Christ has offered everybody the gift of His life, death and resurrection. The Last Supper reminds us of Christ's sacrifice, and that by faith in Him, we can dine with Christ for all eternity.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Christ Resurrection

My life is changing once again! Life is never boring around my house. That is for sure! I have a bit to do to get ready for Easter dinner. We are going to be spending Easter at my son and daughter-in-laws. I was going to have it at my house but something unexpected came up this week so my daughter-in-law took over and moved it to her house. What a blessing that was!

I spent the evening at Bret & Jessica's house last night. We went over the Easter dinner menu. I am responsible for the plates, cups, silverware, napkins, pop, fruit tray and cheesy potatoes.

Our Easter Dinner menu:

Glazed Ham
Grilled pork
Cheesy Potatoes
White salad-Cool whip, Crushed Pineapple and Cream Cheese; mix it all together and it's my mother's White Salad recipe. (I can't wait to eat this mom)
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Casserole
Sweet potato Casserole
Fruit Tray

For Desert
Peach Pie
Peach cobbler
Pecan Pie
And whatever else my son and daughter-in-law come up with

Blessings to you all!


Christ Resurrection

Matt 28:5-6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

Matt 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Easter is a holiday when most people think of the Easter bunny, decorating eggs, dressing up in your best Sunday outfit and going to church.

Easter should be more than just another holiday to a Christian. It's the Sunday set aside to recognize the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. GOD sent his WORD in the form of a child, being born to Mary the Virgin as God's only Begotten Son. He lived a very short time on earth, having been a carpenter and then God's messenger the last three years or so of his life. He was crucified, nailing all our sins to the cross, covering them with his precious blood. If we believe on him, accept his free gift of salvation, then we too will see him in all his Glory one day!

Jesus was compelled to bear his own cross, to travel to Golgotha, where they placed upon his head a crown of thorns and proclaimed him "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS!". They placed him between two thieves hanging on a cross, drove nails through his hands and feet, later piercing his side to make sure he was dead. They took his garments to draw lots to see who would get them.

Mark 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? "

He was mocked and given vinegar to drink instead of water.

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Mark15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first [day] of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Alleluia He Has Risen

They came to see His body in the tomb
With spices all prepared.
When they arrived no one was in the room
They were full of despair.

He has risen from the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead.
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead.

Now they came to see Jesus On the way.
They didn't know He was the same
When He spoke it was early in the day.
Then He called Mary's name.
He has risen form the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead.

They ran to tell the news,
Jesus is alive to the disciples there.
In joy they told the rest,
Jesus is alive ~
It was alleluia square!

He has risen from the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead

Poem written by: Lena Ayer Kittrell ©

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

You make the world a better Place and You light up my Life Awards

I want to thank Jim at "Jim's Little blog" for giving me these two blogging awards. That was very sweet of you!

Jim is such a funny guy and he sure does love the Lord. I think you would all love his blog. I know I do!

I need to give it to some other very deserving bloggers but I have to head off to work this a.m. I'll do it as soon as I have time.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Anniversary/Valentine's Day ,my Awana girls and Jenna B-day party Slideshow of Pictures

These are the pictures I had taken from our 22nd Anniversary/Valentine's day evening. I wanted to make our date special so I decorated our bedroom. LOL!!! The flowers, Fortune cookie and big fluffy pillow are what my husband bought me for our Anniversary. Oh, plus I received a digital camera, that's how I took all the pictures. : )

The girls setting at the table are my group of Awana girls. The big group of girls are the girls we sent to the Awana Olympics. We won 1st place. Yeaaaaa!

AWANA Olympics

When I say good morning I mean to say: Our good morning wish for today!
O-ffers us His
D-evotion to
M-ake us
O-bedient &
R-eady for a
N-ew day with Him.
I-nspire others please, and
N-ever forget
G-od loves you!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Morning at the Mall

Jess (My daughter-in-law) and I took the kids to the Mall today. I had such a fun morning! I finally got my new camera out and took some pictures.

This is me and my little princess Jenna.
Pretty Jenna! Give Nana kisses.
Oh Ethan, Nana loves this pose.
We sat at the play center in the middle of the Mall so Ethan and Jenna could play for a bit.
I watched the kids on the little rides so Jess could get her ring Joshua bought her for Christmas sized.
I ask Ethan to give me his bad guy look! LOL!! He is so cute!
Chooo chooo!! Blow your horn Ethan.
Last but not least, my two babies setting together. I took this while we were waiting to see the Easter Bunny. Jenna waved from a distance and Ethan sat beside him for about a second. He told me he was scared to death! I got lots of chuckles today.

Now try this to start your Day-LOL!

My daughter and I have our funny little ways of emailing our "Good Mornings" I think we try to out do each other. It always brings a smile to my face. This was what I sent her today.

Good morning it's time to rise,

Stand up and wipe your sleepy eyes.

Reach and stretch for the sky,

Hold your hands way up high.

Bend your body and touch the ground,

Stand up straight, now turn around.

Point to your eyes, point to your nose,

Jump up and down and touch your toes.

Clap your hands, stomp your feet,

Let's start the day, now find your seat.
- Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What a beautiful Day/Prayer request for my Boy!

What a beautiful day we had here in Michigan. The Sun felt so good, I really can't wait until Spring. I love being outside working in the garden, planting my flowers, mowing the lawn. There are so many other things I love about the warm weather but this list could go on forever.

Prayer request:

My son Aaron is in his last stages of A school. He has to pass this in order to become an Electrician; this is the training he went in for. If he doesn't pass this he will lose everything he has done so far and become just a sea men. I think that will be make for a long 5 years. He has been going to school morning and night to get this far.

After my wonderful day on the route, (I love it when the sun is shining) I came home to check my email before starting dinner. My daughter had sent me this very funny email about women.

Important Medical information for Women
Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women
PREGNANCY Q & A's and more!

Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.

Q : I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.

Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth.

Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?

Q : My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.

Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word "alimony" means anything to you.

Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.

Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.

Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.

"ESTROGEN ISSUES"- So this is what is wrong with me. I guess I don't have to keep my doctors appointment on Monday.


1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You 're using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: "How's my driving-call 1- 800-".
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space."
9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Coaches Awards

My weekend was good! Worship was great yesterday. Our Worship band did special music for Offertory. It was a new song that we will be adding into our worship sets. I'll share it another day this week. I love it! It is called "Let the praise Ring" by Lincoln Brewster.

This was my thoughts as I was leading worship yesterday. As I have stated many, many times on my blog, I love to write down my thoughts, good or bad so I can get them out of my mind. Some I like to keep, when I am having a bad day, I can go back to them so I can remember.

This was my thoughts about our Worship yesterday, I sent this to the other members of our team.

I so enjoyed worshiping our Awesome Lord today. As we were leading, I looked around at all of you and this thought came to my mind. "I love doing this!" Joy filled my soul, and I could legitimately say I was having "fun!"

I looked out over the congregation and I saw smiles and people really worshiping our Merciful, and Gracious God.

I Corinthians 10:31 whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do, we're to do it all for the glory of God.

How great that we can say our "fun" is Worship.

I've already listened to our worship CD several times today, already. Yes, Jimbo, you did a great job with the mix. Thank you for your hard work.

I pray you'll have a blessed week!

Your sister in Christ,


Oh, I had a bad dream again yesterday-Not like the ones before but about my daughter.

I'll share-

In my dream, Becca (My daughter) came home for a visit. We were sitting at the kitchen table and Grandma (my mom)was with us. My daughter said,"Mom you sure seem like your doing o.k. with me being away now". Grandma said, "sure she is, just wait." I went to tell Bec in my bubbliest voice how wonderful I was doing and burst into tears. I woke myself up bawling my eyes out. Boaz was standing by the side of the bed and asked me what I was so upset about. I told him and he said, "Mom, Becca has been gone for a long time and you are still crying like that". He then ran downstairs and told his brothers. John came and stood in our bedroom door and in his low raspy voices said, "Mom, you ok now". He is my protector! Silly dreams! Goodness, do you think I'll cry every time she leaves, in my dreams or real life?

At the banquet yesterday, John, received the Coaches award. If you would have seen him last year, you would never think this could be possible.

Coaches Awards: Wrestlers that work hard in practice, have that never quit attitude, and display club leadership qualities. I'll take a picture of it later.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Small Accident - This is a little humor from my Mom!

To my darling husband,

Before you return from your business trip, I just want to let
you know about the small accident I had with the pickup truck
when I turned into the driveway.

Fortunately, it's not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so
please don't worry too much about me.

I was coming home from Wal-Mart and when I turned into the
driveway, I accidentally pushed down on the accelerator instead
of the brake.

The garage door is slightly bent, but fortunately, the pickup
came to a halt when it bumped into your car.

I am really sorry, but I know with your kind-hearted personality
you will forgive me. You know how much I love you and care for
you, my sweetheart.

I am enclosing a picture for you.

I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.

Your loving wife.
Thanks for sending this to me Mom. Goodness, this is soooo me! Still ROFL!

Dear Mom,

I only got into two accidents this year. Now, if you are referring to three years ago when my truck slide in front of that Semi and they had to total it. Just remember, it was snowing pretty hard that day. OK two weeks later I did happen to run head-on into a parked car with my brand New Ford Ranger. It was Christmas morning and very foggy PLUS they were parked in a no parking zone. (I know what you'll are thinking! NO, I don't drink) LOL!! Oh my, this was soooo me!

Friday, March 07, 2008

It's almost Over!

I've been busy organizing my house the last few weeks. I have the front hall closet, my kitchen cupboards, the kids clothes closets, my closet and the laundry room organized. I want to clean all the shelves in the basement and organize them. I have a lot of my music up stair on a book shelf; I really would like it on one of the basement shelves. I can then bring in some of my knick knacks I have in boxes in our garage. I finally hung pictures of the kids we had taken years ago in our living room. I am making our house into a home. I have no idea why I didn't do this when we first moved in 3 years ago. Other things on my mind I guess! It is now time!

The only thing going on in my life this weekend, besides the norm, is; Jimmy & John's wrestling Banquet is at 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon. I should have just enough time to leave church and get to the school for the banquet. My boy's did great this season; they received many metals. There school season is over but they are still wrestling for the Wolverine Wrestling club. Next weekend is regionals, if they metal, they will be able to go to States. We will have to wait and see how they do next week! After that the twins should have a bit of a break before Summer wrestling starts.

My youngest son, Bo, will be going right from wrestling into travel soccer. I received the email from his coach tonight saying practices should be starting up in the next three weeks. We are used to taking the boy's Tuesday's and Thursday's. It will change to Monday's and Thursday's but it will be in our home town instead or practices being 25 minutes away. Bo really enjoys soccer and I love watching him play.

So with that said!

I pray you'll have a safe and happy weekend, I plan too!

Warm Hugs!!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Praise Report

Praise Report- I asked for prayer for my mom last week. My mom had to go last Thursday for a Biopsy on her thyroid gland.

Yeaaaaaaa no cancer!

My mom sent me this Email:

I just have to have an ultrasound each year. Showed Normal with nodules. I Praise the Lord