Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pecan Trees Smarter Than Pear Trees?

From the looks of the pear trees in full bloom
and the pecan trees patiently
holding back until it is 'time to bud', I think possibly
pecan trees are actually smarter than Bradford Pear Trees.

The tiny white blooms are absolutely beautiful,
but considering the hard freeze we are
expecting tonight I wonder how long everyone will
be able to enjoy the blooms this year.
Blessings to everyone for a wonderful weekend,

With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the Lord,
call on His name;
make known among the nations
what He has done,
and proclaim that His name is exalted.

Sing to the Lord, for He has done glorious things;

let this be known to all the world."
Isaiah 12:3-5 NIV

Friday, February 27, 2009

Saved By Grace

Congratulations Rustyn!
May you continue to grow in His everlasting love.

Blessings today and always,

"For God so loved the world

that He gave His one and only son,
that whoever believes in Him
shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 NIV

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Newly Designed Wedding Gift

A friend emailed me a few weeks ago and asked for a 'newly designed'
wedding gift to be shipped to her friend in California.
She asked that their first names, last name and the wedding date
be engraved on their gift.
She also requested the Scripture
Joshua 24:15 be engraved on her friends' wedding gift.

Congratulations to The Martinez's!

Valentine's Day falling on Saturday
made for a very popular wedding day this year.

Hopefully this will make it much easier
on husband's to remember their anniversaries:)

Blessings to all,

Let your conversation be gracious and effective
so that you will have the right answer for everyone.
Colossians 4:6 NLT

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Praying for Marilyn

To add the tile above engraved for a beautiful Mississippian
who has been so brave to share her battle with the public.
WOW, did she look DYNO-MITE at the Oscars or what?
Yeah Robin Roberts!
Praying for Miss Marilyn and many other women
currently fighting the battle against Breast Cancer.

The women in the choir at Community Baptist Church in
Columbus, Mississippi plan to wear pink and
sing Meredith Andrews song "You Are Not Alone"
when she returns to Church this Sunday.

...and I'm praying this gift gets to
my sister in time to present it to her
during the service...

Blessings today and always,

"Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with
My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Monday, February 23, 2009

T Is For Thankful & Textures

"T"hankful for home:
While rebuilding our home (2005-2007) we wanted to give the individual contractors something personalized to show our appreciation for their work. We decided on 'personalized wood pen sets' since we thought this would be something they would keep in their 'work' trucks and they'd use them and hopefully remember how much we appreciated them and their hard work.
"T"hankful for teachers:
The personalized wood picture frames have become very popular for teachers so each year they can remember the students from their former classes.

This sample was of Trace's 2nd Grade Class.
"T"hankful for friends and healthy family:
Last year my sister came to stay with us while she underwent surgery in hopes I could help 'nurse her back to health'.

We did try to do something special for everyone at the Dr.'s office after they took such good care of her. Later we decided we HAD TO do something even more special for their office manager Amanda. We didn't realize at the time Kathi decided to come here for surgery that her insurance carrier would make things very interesting when she crossed state-lines for medical attention:(!

Live & learn we did, but Amanda was so very helpful and we can never thank her enough for her diligence and hard work! We felt Philippians 1:3-6 would be very appropriate under the circumstances. We'll always appreciate you Amanda!

Now I plead with you, brethren,
by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that you all speak the same thing,
and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be perfectly joined together
in the same mind
and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 1:10 NKJV

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Remembering Trace's MeMe

A Celebration of Life
was held earlier today for
Glynda Taylor, Trace's MeMe.
Please keep her entire family
in your thoughts and prayers.
She will be missed so very much by her
immediate and extended family,
friends and co-workers.

"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you

and be gracious to you;

The Lord turn His face toward you

and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

Scripture For Today

"But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into the world,
and we can take nothing out of it.
But if we have food and clothing,
we will be content with that."
1 Timothy 6:6-8 NIV

I recently purchased the book
"When the game is over it all goes back in the Box",
written by John Ortberg.
I look forward to reading this book comparing
a man's life who had everything
with a man's life who had nothing.
Should be a great read with wonderful life lessons.

Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

Friday, February 20, 2009

Announcing the Winner!

Congratulations Stephanie at "Family Family Family", you had the winning number generated by!

Please contact me so I'll know what to engrave on your custom 8" x 8" Porcelain Tile and where to ship your winning tile.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. I was, to say the least 'blown away' by the number of comments. Please check back often for future giveaways and to see new items added frequently.

Many thanks to Kelly for allowing me to add Harper's tile to my blog and website. I appreciate you more than you know. Thanks for allowing all of us to share in your joy.

Hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed weekend,
Matthew 21:22

...I will put my hope in God!
I will praise HIM again - my Savior and my God!
Psalm 42:11 NLT

Give-A-Way Ending Later Today

Please go here if you haven't left a comment on my blog yet to enter the giveaway for a tile like precious baby Harper's.

I'll draw a winner using later this evening. Many thanks for your great response to this give-a-way.

Blessings always and best of luck,
You are forgiving and good, O Lord,
abounding in love to all who call to you.

Psalm 86:5 NIV

Monday, February 16, 2009

Answered Prayers & A Give-A-Way!

After Baby Harper was born,
I shipped the tile photographed above,
which is an 8" x 8" Porcelain
to Kelly and her precious family
as we all prayed for Baby Harper to be healed.
We are so very thankful for
so many answered prayers and
all HE has done
for the Stamps Family and
for so many others during Harper's illness.
Matthew 21:22

Earlier today sweet Kelly graciously gave me permission to show
Harper's tile and I wanted to offer a Give-A-Way
for a tile like hers to anyone who'd be interested in having
one of these engraved for a child.

Please enter by posting a comment (on my blog)
of your favorite item from my website,
and the winner will be announced
on Friday, February 20th; Harper's 5 Week Birthday!!!

Thanks in advance for entering and good luck!
Blessings always,

P. S. You never I was a winner earlier today on
BooMama's Blog, my first bloggy give-a-way win EVER:)

P. S. S. I have dealt with computer 'issues' all weekend
but will add this particular tile to my website as soon as I can.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Have a wonderfully blessed Valentine's Day!

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

Updated to add:
Please go here to download and print
"A Prayer For Your Family".
I received this via email yesterday from
DaySpring and printed it on Photo Paper.
The prayer fits in a 7" x 5" frame,
but you can change the size using your printer settings.
It is a very colorful and beautiful family prayer print.

Cheryl's Photo Won!

Many thanks for voting for Cheryl's photo. She was notified yesterday that she won!
Congratulations Cheryl, hope you and your husband enjoy your get-a-way weekend!

Hopefully Cheryl will post the radio interview when they contacted her about winning. You can go here to visit her blog.

The 'picture that says 1,000+ words' was taken during a mission trip last year to Uganda. Cheryl and her entire group fell in love with this little boy. She says not a day goes by that she doesn't think about and pray for her little new found friend.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 NIV

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baptized in Christ

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
Do you believe this?"
John 11:25-26 NKJV

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Love Birds

Introducing our newest pet,
another dove appropriately named Faith.

Faith & Hope seem to both love having a companion.

Blessings & peace be with you,

I will delight in your principles
and not forget your word.
Psalm 119:16

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Let me remember to be Grateful

This saying was used a lot last year for Graduation Gifts,
adding the individuals name and Senior 2008 at the bottom.

The sample shown is of an 8" x 8" Porcelain Tile.

Let us all 'remember to be grateful'...always.
Have a great day,
Matthew 21:22

Birthday Party X 2

Trace (9) and Katie (4) celebrated with a "Birthday x 2"
party Sunday afternoon in Omaha.
Both the kids and adults had a great time celebrating!
Thanks Bret & Christy for a wonderful
afternoon of family, friends & great food.
Blessings always,

"Verily, verily, I say unto you,
He that heareth my word,

and believeth on him that sent me,
hath everlasting life,

and shall not come into condemnation;
but is passed from death unto life."
John 5:24 KJV

Monday, February 9, 2009

Remember when...

Seems like long ago, but in reality it was only a couple of months ago Boomama hosted her Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and by leaving a comment her readers were entered to win an engraved tile!

Boomama proudly announced the winner December 19. Moriah of "Please Pass The Salt" emailed me to describe what she'd like engraved for her family.

Moriah's winning tile shipped today and hopefully she'll be pleased.

Congratulations once again!

Blessings to all,
Matthew 21:22

Under Reconstruction

Please pardon the mess I've made while trying to reconstruct my blog.
I hope to have things rearranged very soon.

I found the new free template here and she has several free templates to choose from. As you'll see Lena is very talented! I've also added her button to my sidebar this morning.

Have a great day,
I lift up my eyes to the hills-from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth...
He will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is the shade at your right hand.
Psalm 121:1-2,4-5 NRSV

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Queen of the Day!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed 4th Birthday!
Here's to the 'Queen of the Day'!
We are so very proud of you.
Love, Jackpaw & KK

"Verse Of Birth"
"For it is by grace you have
been saved, through faith-and this not from
yourselves, it is the gift of God..."
Ephesians 2:8 NIV

Saturday, February 7, 2009

All About Love

12" x 6" Slate
6" x 6" Tan
6" x 6" Tan
8" x 8" Porcelain

Everything shown can be personalized.
Thanks for looking!
Blessings to all,

Proud of Cancer Crusade Ladies

The 1st Annual Cancer Crusade in Mt. Pleasant held in 2008 raised over $14,000.00, half of which was donated to the Titus Regional Medical Foundation and the remaining half was donated to St. Jude's Cancer Research Hospital. The Mt. Pleasant Daily Tribune printed the above photo and article earlier this week.

Mary Katherine along with friends Nancy Johnson and Amanda Johnson organized this great event for adults and children. The community rallied around them and they are very grateful for the support of businesses and individuals.

Please give HIM praise for those who have been healed of this terrible disease. Please pray for those who are fighting this disease and also for those who have lost loved ones to Cancer. We also need to continue praying for a cure.

Blessings today and always,
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 NIV

Friday, February 6, 2009

Nascar is still alive?

After hearing so much negative news about the economy I made a terrible assumption.

I thought SURELY I wouldn't have to feel the walls in the house move this Spring while Jack watched Nascar Races on TV.

Earlier today I realized after 'feeling' it, Nascar is alive and well.

All of which reminded me that a good friend recently emailed this picture to us and I wondered if anybody recognizes anyone in this 'very' dated picture!

Guess his love for racing will never wane!

Have a great weekend,
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer;
thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.
Isaiah 58:9 KJV

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Beautiful Psalm

"Be Still And Know I am God"
Psalm 46:10

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Chance to win an I-Touch

Go here for your chance to win an I-Touch and while you're registering you can listen to some great music!
Have a great afternoon and good luck.
Blessings always,

Monday, February 2, 2009

When you care enough to GIVE the very best!

16" x 8" porcelain with first names,
Wedding date and Song of Solomon 3:4
8" x 16" porcelain 1st Corinthians 13,
"home of" & wedding date
12" x 12" slate, first and last names,
Wedding date & Faith, Hope & Love...
12" x 12" slate, Joshua 24:15,
First and last names & wedding date
8" x 8" Porcelain,
Last name squared & 1 Corinthians 13

-A Few Valentine Gift Ideas-
-For That Special Someone In Your Life-

"A word aptly spoken is like
apples of gold in settings of silver.
Proverbs 25:11 NIV

Happy Birthday Trace!

Happy 9th Birthday Trace!
9 years ago today was one of the happiest days
of so many lives in our family as
Trace was the 1st Grandchild!
From day one he has been the most affectionate child
and we love him dearly.

Trace, hope you have the best birthday ever.
You deserve nothing but the very best and
we are so proud of you!
We Love You,
Jackpaw and KK
Philemon 1:4

"Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk,
so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,..."
1 Peter 2:2 NIV
February 2 Birth Verse
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