Friday, November 30, 2007

John with his new Toyota Tundra! I am so happy for him. Congratulations, son, you work very hard and you deserve it!!

Drive Safe!!!

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. This statement was written by John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), in a speech prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our new Artesian spa. We are loving it!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
If YOU are one of them.CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Holmes's wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!! (A little early, but this was something I just couldn't resist! Sorry Fin {David, for those who don't know}) Check out the link below!!

Here is a old sunday school that has been going over in my mind since Darlene and I were singing songs with Morgan and Carter while driving in the car a week or so ago. It is a good song for all of us and it has stuck with me.
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing that He cannot do.
My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing that He cannot do.
The mountains are His, the rivers are His, the stars are His handywork too.
My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty, there's nothing that He cannot do.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Here is an awesome message about protecting our children. Let's stand for the things we have had handed down to us by those before us!! We need the pure spirit of God amongst us. We have to keep our homes, our churches and our minds clean if we want that to happen. We need to protect our children from the things that corrupt. Hollywood and it's offerings are directly opposite from the way we are trying to live.. Let's keep it out of our lives and homes and have something pure to hand down to future generations! Listen to the message entitled "protecting the bean patch" by Larry Booker

Monday, November 12, 2007

Check out Angel's response to Merrily's post titled "Tidbit"
It was quite an insight!

Another quote to ponder:
M. Scott Peck:

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers

Thursday, November 08, 2007

This is a quote I picked up from Deanna's facebook site. Isn't it great?

Thomas Edison: Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work


I read this on another blog and thought it so beautiful that I wanted everyone else to see it.
What a wonderful heavenly Father we have! I am so thankful for His love, His mercy and His grace. His ways are so beautiful and bring life, if we live in them.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Some things that the guest at our tThanksgiving dinner were thankful for. Notice it is usually the relationships inn life that really matter and make life worthwhile.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Last night (or rather this morning pre waking)I had a dream that Nathan Ashby was back in church. He was sitting at the front with his uncle Bob just after an alter service. It was so beautiful! If you read this and feel like it, mention Nathan's name to God in prayer. Prayer does change situations and hearts!!