1000 Blessings Friday & Friday Fill Ins


296. I'm a wheeler and a dealer and always try to get the best bargain I can. We needed a nice printer for our business and I was able to get one. A nice one. Dirt cheap! It is a Samsung all-in-one laser printer. Original price was $999.00. After all my deals and negotiations I was able to get it for (drum roll please)....$237.00!!! Thank you Lord for this huge blessing!

297. We made a trip to Pennsylvania a couple of weekends ago. We were delivering a car to our customer so we were pulling the trailer. We stopped for dinner and noticed that a tire on the trailer had a split in it. When my husband changed it the back of the tire was ready to explode. I don't want to even think what might have happened on down the road. Thank you Lord for drawing this to our attention!

298. When we stopped for diesel our truck decided to die. It was very late in a remote part of town with nothing...and I do mean nothing nearby. Some sweet little man that barely spoke English stopped to help. It took a really long time to jump start our big diesel truck with his tiny little car, but we did. Thank you to the kind man for his patience and thank you Lord for helping me keep my sanity and patience by sending him our way!

299. Also on this trip I was able to see my dearest friend, Teresa and her family. I met them years ago when we all went on vacation together without even knowing them. But that's a whole different post. It was great to spend the day with them and I can't wait to see them again!

300. Our Awana clubs start next Wednesday and I couldn't be happier or more excited. We got together last night to discuss our plans and decorate our room. Our theme this year is Handmade By God, the only label that counts. There are so many wonderful Bible stories that are centered around hands. It is going to be a wonderful year!!! Can you tell I am excited?

1. When I'm sick I'm truly thinking that others are in worse off situations and thanking God that this is just temporary.

2. When I take a walk, I think about how much further I am able to walk without my crutches! My back still gives out, but I can walk for almost a half of a block now!!

3. Money can't buy happiness but it can help out others who are having a hard time.

4. Cotton makes me feel like home and leather makes me feel a little rebellious!

5. The strangest person/character I've had lewd thoughts about was ...honestly no one. Sorry.

6. My favorite color these days is and always will be blue because plain and simple, it just makes me smile!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to spending time with my husband, tomorrow my plans include keeping up with the laundry and paperwork and Sunday, I want to go to church, relax in the afternoon and go back for the evening service!

Flair Addiction

I got it bad, real bad. I heart Facebook! Oh how I do love me some flair!!!!!!!

I have a feeling I'm one of the oldest people on Facebook, BUT people....I do not care. Teehee!

Facebook is, so far, innocent, silly and just fun. There are lots of games to play, I can write on my friend's walls, and I can give flair and more importantly...receive flair! See my bulletin board? I need a bigger one!

And before you scold me I know it is more important to give than to receive. That is in every other case, except for flair!!!!!

If you are on Facebook, please let me know so I can send you some flair too!

I Facebook. Therefore I get nothing done!

For Today

For Today...

Outside my Window...we are having another gor-ja-mous day! Perfect weather if I do say so myself. The doors are open and the breeze is flowing through the shop.

I am thinking... and praying for the Barclay family. Their son died last week. He was only 20.

I am thankful for... my children and knowing it is a privilege and a blessing to be their mother each and every day!

From the kitchen... probably just sandwiches and soup tonight. The realtor is coming and I don't know how long she will be there!

I am wearing... Yellow polo shirt, new jeans, and brand spanking new undies! I thought I had my gyn. appt today. Turns out it is next month. So much for the new undies. LOL

I am reading... Nada. Zip. I haven't even read my Bible in days and that is not good.

I am hoping... to get back to normal life soon. Deciding whether or not to sell the house and move some where smaller has been a big fiasco. Need to pray more and see what God wants!

I am creating... a bigger problem than it is. Turn it over to God, Amy. Turn it over!

I am hearing... My husband painting a car in the paint booth and the guys grinding on cars and my dog snoring beside me. Life is good!

Around the house... getting laundry caught up and sending more stuff to Goodwill. How do we acquire so many things? And that's just it...they are things.

One of my favorite things... Knowing that some little child will love to play with the stuffed giraffes I sent to Goodwill. Maybe she will carry it around and love it to death. I just hope they don't leave my beloved giraffes out in the rain to catch a cold! Sigh.

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Wednesday night I will get to meet some future Chums then an Awana meeting Thursday night

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Sometimes what we want is so close. All we have to do is allow ourselves to be stretched. God will help us all the way through if we only let Him!

Another Prayer Request Please

Aren't the clouds pretty? On our trip to Pennsylvania this is how the sky looked the entire time. It was nice to sit back and just look at God's beauty. I took picture after picture of the clouds with my cell phone. I didn't know cell phones could take that good of a picture!

It's been another long week. My heart is burdened for so many hurting families. I pray for them, but that doesn't seem to be enough. I wish I knew what else I could do. I know that sometimes the only thing you can do is pray and give it ALL over to God.

We learned this week that a young man from our church had comitted suicide. He was only 20 years old. My husband and I both had him in Awana. He was a sweet boy. You just never know what is going on inside a person's head.

Please be in prayer for this family. The young man's father recently had a stroke and has been in intensive care. I don't know if he will even be able to attend his own son's funeral.

Thank you for remembering them in your prayers.

Is there something I can be praying for you this week? Please let me know. I want to know and care about each of you that stop by!

Wordless Wednesday

I was able to visit my "friends" on Friday! Isn't he a cutie?

Thursday Thirteen #9

The Thursday 13 Where I Can't Think Of Too Many Things About Me That Start With "I" So I Will Cheat A Little This Week!

1. I wish I would have realized how close I was to Sandy last weekend. I could have stopped and met my first fellow blogger. How fun would that have been? Maybe next time!

2. I confess...I've been listening to Miley Cyrus' 7 Things song. And I like it. Don't judge me.

3. I never wanted to get a bulldog. When my husband mentioned getting one I cringed and said NEVER! After Wensley was born I took one look at her and was in love. Now I would recommend a bulldog to anyone!

4. I dream about being able to run all the time. In my dreams I do not have any limitations. This thrills me because this will how it will be in Heaven!

5. I love snapdragons, big puffy clouds, laughing until my tummy hurts, and having friends that know when something is wrong and they hug you tight.

6. I hope you are having a wonderful week! If not, how can I pray for you today?

7. I've always wanted to learn how to play drums! I am not coordinated and I can't hold the sticks correctly, but in my mind I think I am pretty awesome!

8. I get to go to the zoo and then a ballgame tomorrow night for a belated birthday celebration! I can't wait to see my giraffe friends!

9. I miss my father and father-in-law very much. But I am thankful that neither one of them are suffering anymore and some sweet day we will be reunited!

10. I'm addicted to Facebook. Too much fun to give and receive flair! You need to sign up for it. Go ahead. I'll wait.

11. I think a lot about my blogging friends, especially when they are hurting. I want to be there to hold their hand, give them a shoulder to cry on, a hug or just sit there in silence knowing that we don't need to speak, but it's comforting to have someone beside you that cares.

12. I have been enjoying YouTube and watching videos from back in the olden days like Rex Smith, Scandal, The Monkees, David Soul, and yes, The Osmonds!

13. I am happy. My life around me is challenging and I have many struggles in different areas, but I am happy. I know my Lord is there helping me through each moment in life. He wants the best for me. He died for me! How could I not be happy?

A Mini Break From Blogging :o(

If you're looking for me this weekend I will be in Pennsylvania. My hubs and I are delivering a customer's car. Oh, and the Woo will be going with us as well! She is a great traveller. And a lot of company too!

Please pray for us as we are pulling a trailer up some mountains! Diesel is expensive and we only get around 8 miles to the gallon. YIKES! Can you say expensive?

Please know I will be thinking of all of you and missing you. Praying for many of you that are going through difficult times right now. You are on my heart all through the day.

Thanks for everything and I'll see you all soon!!

Thursday Thirteen #8

Okay, 13 More Things About Me That Start With The Letter "H"!

1. Happy Birthday To Me! ~ Today is my 44th birthday! WooHoo! I was born at 1:20 am. My mom went into labor while my dad was working late. She was only in labor for two hours. I was three weeks late so I was ready to come into the world. I weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was only nineteen inches long. I was a chunk! And the spitting image of my daddy. :o)

No people, he did NOT look lke a bulldog! Very funny.

2. Hugs ~ I'm a good hugger. No a great hugger! And I'm not afraid to give you one if you want it. I think people need that physical contact daily. So go ahead...find someone to hug and let 'em know how much you love 'em!

3. Husband ~ His name is David and we will celebrate our 24th anniversary on September 8th. He's very talented in just about every which way you can imagine. Seriously.

4. Handicapped ~ I may have arthritis, and there might be a whole lot I cannot do, but please do not call me handicapped! I just do things different than you do. Where there is a will there is a way! And when I can't figure how to do it on my own I yell, "David!".

5. Height ~ I'm a shorty. Five foot three inches. On a good hair day you can add another inch!

6. Hubba, Hubba ~ In my house we say hubba, hubba for a very nice looking man. And I think Antonio Banderas, a younger Mel Gibson, Brad Pitt and my husband are all hubba, hubba!

7. Ham ~ I used to hate ham until I had my knees replaced. My iron got extremely low and they were not going to let me go home until I had it built up again. Let's just say I ate lots of ham sandwiches and learned it's not so bad.

8. Hop On One Foot ~ When my kids were little they were always whining about something hurting them. I kinda got tired of it so if I knew they were okay I would ask them, "Can you still hop on one foot?" They would hop and then start laughing and forget what they were crying about. Happy kid. Even happier mom!

9. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers ~ I'll kill two birds here. I love my hot dogs on the burnt side when we grill. And I prefer my hamburgers to be really thin and crispy.

10. Hurst Olds ~ I do love me a Mustang, but I would also love to have a Hurst Olds.

11. Hotels ~ I've been blessed to travel a bit, but one of my favorite hotels I ever stayed in was the Tower Hotel in London. Why? Just look at the view.....

12. Happy ~ It doesn't take much to make me happy. My husband appreciates this about me. If I get a free pen or a sample of anything I'm a happy camper. When good things happen to others I am happy for them. I like to be happy and stay positive, even in difficult circumstances.

13. Heaven~ Because I have accepted Christ as my Savior I know with all my heart that some day I will be in Heaven for all eternity!

Take It To The Lord

Yesterday my friend, Holly, gave birth to her first child. A little girl named Abigail.

This is what they posted on their Facebook. I know they won't mind me sharing.

"Today, our baby girl danced her way into Heaven. Before we knew her, before she could smile at us, before she knew how to walk-she knew how to dance!

We know she is in the arms of Jesus and is not hurting at all. Though we are hurting, we find comfort in the Strength of the Lord.

She is loved and will never! never be forgotten.

It was nothing we or the doctors did or didn't do, when she came out, we found the umbilical cord wrapped around her feet as though she were dancing-thus the reason we can say she danced her way into Heaven.

Since we knew you were a girl, we patiently waited on our princess, but when you got here you were but a sleeping beauty!!!!

As we know, there is a time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, but don't forget to dance!!!

Dear friends and family, do not feel bad for our little girl because, her mom said that on Sunday she felt like her baby girl was dancing, so you can draw your own conclusions, we have drawn ours.

To die before birth is very hard but only for those still living. But you our baby girl, it is not hard at all, but very wonderful for Heaven is your home and it's all you'll ever know. One day we will go home-to you and our Savior and come to know the both of you; with kisses and hugs, we will walk and talk forever. We love you and will miss you in every way very much.

In loving memory of Abigail Renee

Your Dad and Mom"

Please be in prayer for this sweet young couple. Thank you.