Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This picture says it all!
Do yourself a favor
... use a realtor!
Blow the pic up for best effect!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The beginnings of my garden.

Gardening season is here again and I just read a post by Kara about the unfolding of the rose. This poem is never heard by me without it bringing to mind the message preached by Bro. V. Morton "Just let it unfold". The first time I heard this message was at a little church we rented just off of 14st. for a conference many years ago and I have heard it many times since. It has been a tremendous blessing to me. The message was of course born through much suffering on the part of Bro Morton.
I got to thinking about the process of the blooming flowers we are about to once again enjoy. Many of them, especially the ones that survive year after year, have once again come through the hard, cold winter. They have had to die off each fall and lay dormant for a while, then they have to get the rain, improvements to the soil have to be added, and the soil must be broken up. Finally the sun comes out and they break into bloom and are beautiful once again. Often during the spring or fall they also have to suffer the pruning process, the cutting away of useless and dead branches or just branches that hinder it from being shaped just right.
In our lives, (the Bible says we are the planting of the Lord) we also have to go through these times of drought, cold wintery days, breaking of the soil of our hearts, prunings and finally the days of sun shine come again. In order to be the beautiful flowers God intends our lives to become, we must endure and survive all of these times. The key is to Let God Unfold The Rose!! Let His hands do the work in our lives. He is the master gardener!

For all of you who love to garden, enjoy this time of year and let it be a time of renewing of your minds and refreshing of your hearts.

Monday, May 21, 2007

New Listing in Riverbend! 429,900. Nice family home in a nice family community! MLS# C3265796

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Change: Sometimes a painful process!Malachi 3:6 I am the Lord, I change not:

God is the only being that has the right to declare "I CHANGE NOT!" I recently read this in a reflections magazine and thought it was an amazing statement. It went on to say that His perfection precluded change and our imperfections demand it! WOW!

If we are to get the most out of our life and relationships, we must be willing to change. We can't just say " this is the way I am, get used to it" and expect to have great relationships. We need to get outside our small little world, open our eyes and see how our words and actions are affecting those we live with and come in contact with everyday. Love will dictate change! If we want to become more like Jesus, then we must be willing to change and allow Him to work out the imperfections that fill our life.

The article went on to say that it often takes a crisis or difficult time to affect change in us. It is God's way of bringing about the changes that must take place if we are to be perfected because we are naturally resistent to change. When these times come, we can resist and refuse to change, we can run and hide or we can submit to it and be sustained and renewed by God.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

SOLD $294,000
New Listing in Temple!! Great little starter home listed for $299,900. Go to Mls#C3264050 for more pics and info or call me at 620-0164.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

March 14, 1989 was a year of celebration for us! God blessed us with a baby girl after 3 boys! What a day that was. I hardly dared believe Dad when he told me it was a girl. Since that time you have continued to be a greater and greater blessing to me. When you smile, (which you do easily) you light up the room and when that smile is turned to me, I feel like heaven has kisssed me. I love seeing you happy with your friends. It has brought me so much joy just seeing you and hearing you laughing and having a great time. It makes the house feel like a happy place. I can't stand the thought of you ever leaving, and although I know that it will happen, it won't be the same without you and your friends coming and going. I hope you pop in all the time to say hi. Until then I am enjoying every minute with you!
You never cease to amaze me with your talents and ideas. You are always thinking of something and you are very persistent in pursuing it when you get an idea in your head. Let this trait be a strength to you. I am constantly thinking "WOW, that is my girl, she is so amazing" and I am so proud of you!! You are graduating high school this year and I am anticipating where you go and what you accomplish in your life. You are a good and a hard worker.
Not only are you the most beautiful girl in the world physically, but you are so beautiful inside as well, which is much more important than the outward beauty. You have a sensitive spirit and care for people when they are hurt. I am thankful for that. People need that love and care.
You are a true friend and make friends easily. You are fun to have around.
I love it how the younger girls want to be with you. That did not come without you first loving them. You are making friends for life by investing time into these younger ones. Not many girls your age have the time or the care to go and get a little girl and spend time with her doing her hair and making cookies etc. One day they may need someone and you will have already established repoire with them. It will pay dividends. Not only for them, but for you as well.
You have a sweet, but strong spirit and you know your own mind! You are sensible and don't have your head turned easily. Keep thinking with your head and don't let your emotions override common sense.
I know that God has his hand upon you. You have never wavered in your walk with the Lord and righteous living. You truly are a lady and conduct yourself as such. Keep your hand in His and let Him unfold the rose in your life. You are a true Christian girl! You have never given us one moment of concern. Thank you so much for that!
I love you so much and can't even begin to put into words what you are, and what you mean to me and many others.
You are someone I love to call my daughter!
With all the love of my heart,

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I got this little saying from Sis. Hurst's blog and thought it was worth considering. Anyone needing a boost today should read her newest posting. It is very uplifting and something I'm sure all of us can relate to.
A Little Tidbit
We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.

Just taking the time to give a word , a smile, or a touch to someone can make such a difference. The secret is, you don't know who needs it, so give freely to everyone around you! Just become that kind of person, regardless of your own feelings. We all know that we don't live our life or make our decisions based on how we feel. If we did, we would make a mess! We govern our life and decisions on doing the right thing. So reach out and give as much as you can with what you've got!
Thaks to everyone who has ever given, on any level, to me. You have enhanced my life!