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I miss my Daddy and Being a blessing......

My Daddy went to heaven 28 years ago today. I was 21 and a Sr in college when he passed. I have lived longer without him than with him and that made me sad, til I read a friends blog and she was talking about her Daddy being in heaven and how he had seen Jesus' face and that gave me such peace and comfort. Love you Daddy and miss you but I know you and Moma are so happy together in heaven with Jesus and I will see you again someday. I am glad my friend shared her heart cause it helped comfort mine.

  A few months ago I was able to be a blessing to a friend.  I never told her about it or anyone for that matter.  I did not want any recognition, I just wanted to help her out.  She was so excited and it made me smile to just sit back and enjoy.  I had someone ask me, "Why don't you tell her it was you?"  I didn't care if she knew, it was just nice to see her happy.  
     Well, fastforward a couple of months and today I received a similar blessing from someone…

Update on The Love's

Our world has been interesting to say the least recently.  Billy and I were married on August 16, 2011 and so this year will be 25 years.  Jenny asked if we would renew our vows, I said yes on the condition that Billy said yes also.  I knew he would say no so I was home free, well he said yes, wow.  So then the planning began.  After much planning it was decided we would renew our vows a month early on July 16, 2011 so our daughter could be there.  Did I mention, she is getting married on August 6, 2011 and moving to Oklahoma with her new husband to work in a church there. 
     On July15th, it was all planned except rehearsal and the decorating. Rehearsal went with many hitches but we were sure we would still be ready the next day.  SO the decorating began, slowly over the night all left the church except for me and Jenny.  We were working away in the church oblivious to how much danger we might be in.  We finished the sanctuary and went next door for final preparations and then…

Missionary Monday-The Shelby Family!

The missionaries that I am highlighting this week is The Shelby Family to Kenya, East Africa.  They are out of Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  We met them and had the privilege of getting to know them many years ago.  Our church has supported them for all those many years also. They have been serving God in Kenya since 1999.
     If you would like to learn more about Bro Luke and Mrs Tonya you can go to their website http://www.shelbysinkenya.org/  or you can find them on facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/Shelbysinkenya

     I am sure they would appreciate any and all prayers on the behalf of their family and their ministry.

God bless,
Pat


When life gives you lemons.....and a sweet treat to encourage a friend!

They say when life gives you lemons make lemonade so here is a really good recipe for lemonade and a nice lemon snack to go with it....

Rich Simple Syrup for Lemonade
* 2 cups sugar (you can use any type of white sugar)
* 1 cups water
Bring one cup of water to a slight boil and whisk in sugar until dissolved. Store in a mason jar once cooled in the refrigerator for up to a month. Use to whip up a batch of lemonade in no time.
Note: You can always double or triple this so that you don’t have to make it as often.
Easy Homemade Lemonade
* 1 cup lemon juice-fresh squeezed or you can just buy lemon juice
* 1/2 to 1 cup Simple Syrup (depending upon your desired sweetness)
* 4 cups of water
In a pitcher combine lemon juice and simple syrup, stir in water. Serve immediately over ice or refrigerate until ready to use.

Note: You can also slice lemons and float in the pitcher too....

A nice lemony snack to go with it is this......


Lemon Buddies    * 9 cups Rice Chex® cereal
    * 1 1/4 cup…

Just something I have been thinking about....

I hope if you are reading this you will bear with me as I share my thoughts.  Lately, I have seen where several people have posted on facebook, on their blogs and in person to me that a true christian should always be positive.  We should never vent, complain, or share anything that is not uplifting and encouraging.
     I have had a couple of people come close to challenging me if I am saved even.  Well, let me say this, first I am saved and I have peace with God so I honestly don't care if you think so, and second, I am not perfect.  I try to live for God but none are perfect save God.  I make mistakes, I have struggles and sometimes I make really bad mistakes.  I try harder to not make them and I feel convicted and go to God alot faster than I did before salvation but I still mess up.  Sometimes I vent, complain and cry.  I try not to alot and I try to praise God and live for Him more but even when I mess up I am still saved and still living for Him.
     I have talked to so…

Missions Monday-July 11, 2011

Every Monday I am going to focus on one of our Missionaries that our church supports or Missions friends.  This week it is one of my friends and her husband, it is Sam and Mandi Abrams. They are currently on deputation raising their support to go to Hong Kong, China.  They are a sweet young couple expecting their first baby also.
      This is a link to their blog that I thought you might enjoy reading and can learn more about them and their ministry...... http://cantoneseforchrist.blogspot.com/ Please pray for them also if they cross your mind and you do not mind. 
     This is a devotion that Mandi gave and she tagged me in a note of this....I thought it was very good and hope it will bless some of you too.....
For Ladies Only~ Devotional by Mandi Abrams Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 is probably most of the most popular verses in the Bible.  Th…

Make a joyful Noise

My bible reading today was Psalm 96-98 and the verse that spoke to me is this Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.      What I got from this verse is this, I make noises very day and somedays they are loud noises but are they joyful? Praying that today everything I say today will be joyful, rejoicing and blessing and not the things I should not say or in a way I should not say them. My mouth is my battle so good verse for me.  Another verse that for me goes along with this and is my prayer today is Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.     What kind of noises are you making today?  Are they what God would want them to be?  Praying you carry a song in your heart and kind words on your lips.God bless,Pat  This post is linked to http://www.homesanctuary.com/rachelanne/2011/07/shine.html if you would like …

The little things in life......are the best! I am making memories!

I think sometimes when people say they are bored or have nothing to do or moan and groan, its because they don't take the time to appreciate the little things.
     I may not have the money to go away on a vacation to the beach like some people have but I am blessed to have a little 3 foot deep pool in my backyard where I can spend time with my family all summer long.  When we get in the pool, my teenager talks to me and shares his heart; my about to be married daughter asks me questions; I get to spend precious time with my older son and his wife; I get to hear the squeals of laughter from my grands and my hubby and I find a way to reconnect.
     People always go to the snow shack, the frigid frog etc; we make homemade ice cream and snowcones.
     People go to this movie or that theme park.  We go to the free movies in the mornings with the kiddos; we go to redbox and come home and pop some popcorn and pay less than the cost of one of us to go to the movies and we don'…

Are you praying for your children?

No one will pray for your kids like you will! No one will love your kids like you will! No one will bombard heaven for your kids like you will!Are you praying for yours? 
     It doesn't matter if they are still little ones or in their own home with little ones of their own. You never stop being a Moma and no one prays for their kids with the kind of heart and love that a Moma does.  We carry them inside of us for 9 months and in our heart til we die.
      I am praying for Jonathan, Amanda and Stephen Love.  Added to this is Jenny Love, JJ, Nene, and ZZ and Anthony Master who are mine through the love of my own children.  I hope you are praying for yours too.
God bless,
Pat

Missions Monday

Every Monday I am going to focus on one of our Missionaries that our church supports.  This one is my friend also, her name is Diane Arender.  Her and her husband pictured above went to the Philippines as missionaries.  As God would have it, Bro Duane passed away on that mission field.  Mrs.  Diane, suffering from the loss of her husband and best friend and fighting breast cancer, returned to the field to carry on.
     She has now been joined by one of her sons, Bro Justin Arender and his family on this field.  I am so proud of the programs and ministries that they have started.  Please join me in praying for them and supporting them if possible.  I am linking to her 2 blogs and her facebook page if you would like to learn more about her and the ministries.

facebook:    
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000204488757

Blogs:
http://diane-womeninneed.blogspot.com/

and another one:
http://diane-sister2sister.blogspot.com/

She does not get to update them very often like she do…

Happy 4th of July 2011! Pray for our Country!

(Used with permission from Studio 13 Photography, do not copy or steal) Happy 4th of July to everyone! Freedom doesn't come free.Thank you for all that served and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free! We are one nation UNDER GOD!II Chro.7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.God bless, Pat

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. Psalm 122:1
     This is my church, Bible Baptist Church in El Dorado, where me and my attend and are involved in many ministries.  We have been members here since February 1992.  It is filled with not only my fellow church members but family.  Our church is close and it feels like family.  I cannot begin to tell you how the pastor and the people have been there for me and my family.  I cannot imagine going anywhere else. 
     I just wanted to share where I go.  If you are every looking for a church to visit or attend in our area, we would love to have you visit.  If you would like to learn more feel free to go to this link  http://bbceldorado.org/index.html  and we have a page on facebook too at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_109006435856907&ap=1#!/pages/Bible-Baptist-Church/248143436183
God bless,
Pat


Go visit a friends blog-Ideas for working from home-not what you think!

Go check out a friends blog-she has some great ideas for working from home but not what you are thinking. 

The link is..... http://valerie-thebishopswife.blogspot.com/2011/07/ideas-for-working-from-home.html

She also has some other good stuff, I would suggest you follow her blog too.  I have met her in person and she is as sweet in person as she is online.

God bless,
Pat