June Scripture Writing Plan

It’s the last day of May!  Can you believe that?  Now, where did that guy go?  Time is not waiting for anyone, that’s for sure.  I am excited, though.  Shannon over at Sweet Blessings put together a wonderful Scripture Writing Plan for June.  It’s all about Forgiveness.  And who doesn’t need some reminding, instruction, & study on forgiveness?  I know many people struggle with this.  I am for sure one.  So let’s dig into the Word & see what sweet blessing we can receive from this month’s Scripture Writing plan.

June Scripture Writing Plan EnglishI hope you have had a blessed day.  We I am recuperating after a long weekend of holiday eating, fun, & family.  I hope you have had a wonderful holiday.  I also want to take this time to remember my family who has made freedom possible for us- My grandfather, my father in law, my uncle, my cousin, & currently my son in law & a 2nd cousin are serving in the military.  I want to say a humble thank you for all you have done, & are doing for our country.  Until next time, I should be going because I should be washing clothes.

credits: http://www.swtblessings.com

 

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The end of 5th grade & how to deal with those angry birds in your life

Just so you know Miss Neenee has kicked 5th grade to the curb.  To the curb, I tell you.  She came, she saw, she conquered 5th grade.  Maybe you remember when she started 5th grade:Neely 1st day of school

And now the end of 5th grade:

NeelyAll I can say is time quit flying……

And she wanted ya’ll to see her in her new glasses, lookin’ all sassy.

Neely glassesSomebody make it stop.  This is just too much for me.  Grown. Up. Little. Lady.

Here is a reblog of a post I did back in April of 2013.  It’s about how to approach a mountain lion (angry people).  I hope you enjoy it.

Click here to see it.

 

I hope everyone has a beautiful week.  Someone asked me what I was doing with my family this weekend.  I told them I didn’t have any plans.  They said they were going on a get away, seeing we are off work Monday.  I asked them why in the world would we be off work Monday?  Memorial Day.  I thought that was the Monday after this one!  Have you came across anyone thinking the same thing???  I have.  But I will take that day off work.  Just like it’s my whole duty.  Until next time, I must be going, because I should be washing clothes.

 

 

Happy Memorial Day & 100 Days of Scripture Challenge Begins NOW!

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Memorial Day is upon us again.  I want to give a shout out to the military people, I have known/know personally.  My grandfather was a soldier in the Army, fighting in World War II.  You can read all about him here.  My father-in-law retired from the Army.  My great uncle was in the Army.  My uncle was in the Army.  His son retired from the Navy.  Now, this sweet cousin’s son will be entering the Navy since he is a new high school graduate.  And last but not least, my son-in-law, who is presently serving in the 155th Infantry of the National Guard.  Without the courage & bravery these men & others like them, have had to honor their country, we would not have the freedom we do today.  So, I applaud all military men & women around this blessed country of ours.  God bless you & the people who love you.

I wanted to remind you of 100 days of scripture here.  This is a wonderful summer reading project.  We will be reading through the New Testament between Memorial Day & Labor Day.  A very good way of building your faith is by opening up God’s Word & reading it.  So join in this uplifting Bible activity!

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I hope you have a wonderful long holiday weekend.  We will be grilling & hanging out with family (my 2 favorite things to do!)  However, right now I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.

photo credits: troll.me & Mike C. on Pinterest

Happy Memorial Day 2013

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Happy Memorial Day to all of you.  I just want to say “Thank you” to all of our military, past & present, for all you have done for our country.  God Bless America!  (Yes, you can say stuff like that here, on my blog.)  My personal heroes are my Grandfather, Father-in-law, & Cousin.  My Grandfather & Father-in-law served in the Army.  My cousin served in the Navy.  Without strong & brave men like these, I would not be free to be here wishing everyone a Happy Memorial Day.  I wrote about my Grandfather last year on Memorial Day.   You can read about how great he was here.

We will be doing some grilling & hanging out with friends & family.  What are your plans for Memorial Day?  Whatever it is have a safe & Happy Memorial Day.  For me, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.

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Happy Memorial Day

There are a lot of things to be thankful for on Memorial Day, as with any day of the year. Here are a few facts that I took from the History Channel website:

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

I have respect for Memorial Day, in the sense, that I appreciate the freedom granted to me & my loved ones because of our military. Without them, we would be in a lot of trouble. I have had friends & family, alike, that has served our great country with pride. One that is most important to me is my grandfather.

My grandfather was not only a wonderful soldier, he was an admirable example of what a man should be. He was an upright outstanding Christian, first & foremost. As far back as I can remember, I remember Papaw loving God & teaching us about Him. He always went to church. ALWAYS. If he were not in church, it was because he was physically unable to be there. He was one of the song leaders. To this day, each time I hear “O To Be Like Thee” or “Jesus Is All The World To Me” I think for a moment I can still hear him singing them.  And my mind drifts back to a man, standing in the pulpit of a little country church, keeping tempo with his hand, belting out the words with feeling.  He kept his “Testament”, (as he referred to his Bible) on top of the refrigerator.  It was not there many times when we went to see him & my Mamaw.  The reason why? He was reading it.  He worked hard.  He was in the mindset every day was a day of accomplishment, to leave something a little better than you found it.  Thus, days he spent in the garden hoeing, plowing the family mule Kate, & gathering the bounty are fond memories.  He let us play in the branch, that ran on his property.  Summers filled with trying to catch minnows & crawdads out of the sandy water were something we lived for.

He was a family man, but not always at home.  He served for several years in the Army, somewhere around 1940,  until later in that decade.  He missed his family terribly when he was shipped overseas in World War II.  He would write my Mamaw letters of how he loved her & missed her & what was going on in the war & how he loved & missed her.  Once back from the war, he took a job with the TVA.  He worked at Brown’s Ferry, Wilson Dam & other locations.  He worked on those huge electrical towers.  He would climb up on them & repair them.  He left home at 4am every morning.  However he never departed home without a thermos full of fresh brewed coffee & homemade biscuits with some sort of bacon, ham or sausage nestled in the middle of it. No wonder our family was one of the 1st people in our county to have a brick home &  a washing machine.  He loved a Chevrolet car.  He would trade ever so often & get another Chevrolet car.

He was always willing to help out a friend, to my grandma’s dismay.  She did not like him being late for supper!  When he was at church, he sang, prayed, waited on the Lord’s table & was a terrific Christian leader.  When he was at home, he sang, prayed & was a terrific Christian leader.  He loved his family to the end.  Right before he passed from this life, he told my Mamaw, “I don’t want to leave y’all”.  That was almost 30 years ago & I still feel the sting of loss from that day. That’s why I want to honor him today.  He was outstanding in everything he did. Especially, serving his country.

God bless anyone who has ever served our country.  And also, the ones who loved them.

I have enjoyed so much posting this about my grandfather today. I hope everyone has a safe & healthy Memorial Day.  I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes………….