Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Fever

& Zachary...
It is definitely t-ball time in Texas!
Blessings always,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Stellan's Name Gallery

Please continue to pray without ceasing for
"Stellan" and his McKfamily.
May His peace be with you today and every day,
Matthew 21:22

Monday, March 23, 2009

Please pray for Stellan

Please join me in prayer for Stellan of My Charming Kids blog.
Matthew 21:22

May HIS peace be with their family,
Hebrews 13:8

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Spring Break" Memories

Oh the beauty of Spring...
Beauty only He could reveal to us...
My brother-in-law insisted there was a duck
I needed to photograph a couple of
days ago. I am very thankful he convinced me to go
down to the lake to witness this beautiful sight
and I was grateful to have the
opportunity to take these pictures.
Our lone swan-up close and personal!
We enjoyed a delicious fish fry during "Spring Break" week
compliments of my sweet brother-in-law.
The meal, complete with all of the
trimmings that only Mississippians can
prepare to perfection. (Yes I'm biased-forgive me please)!
Thanks David for the great meal and thanks
Trace & Zachary for helping him catch these delicious beauties.

We enjoyed a wonderful week with family and friends.
Hope everyone had a great week as well.

Blessings today and always,

Prayer request:
Please join me in prayer for Angie at "Keep Believing".
She lost her husband this week after a 12 year battle with Cancer.
They have two precious sons Grant & Gavin.
Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
Hebrews 13:8 NIV

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sissy is Coming!

This 'sister' tile was engraved last week for Miss Ora
who wanted something very special for her sister-in-law,
whom she said was 'just like a sister to her'.
And since I know the importance of 'sisters',
whether they are given to us by birth, or by chance,
they are people we are very thankful to have in our lives.

I am very excited that my real life sister, a.k.a. "sissy' is on
her way from Mississippi now.
Thankful for Spring Break to give her a few days off
and thankful her husband could take a few days off
to be here to take the grandkids fishing!

And looking forward to one of David's divine
fish-fry's while they are here!

Blessings today and every day,
Matthew 21:22

The Lord will keep you from all harm-
He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Psalm 121:7-8 NIV

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy 1st Blog Anniversary Faith!

Please go here to wish Faith a Happy 1st Blog Anniversary
and enter to win a blog makeover designed by her!
Faith is so very talented and will be a blessing to you!
Good luck and blessings always,
Matthew 21:22

O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,

for in perfect faithfulness
you have done marvelous things,

things planned long ago.
Isaiah 25:1 NIV

Friday, March 13, 2009

Please pray for friend & medical mission team

A very special friend of ours, Denise, who lives in North Carolina is leaving with a team of 14 from her Church on a mission trip to Guatemala. Her pastor's name is Sam McLamb and he will be leading the team on this 9 day Medical Mission. You can go here to see some of the sights they will see while they are there.
Denise emailed me earlier asking for prayer for their team. Thanks in advance for praying with me for; safe travels, healing for their patients and His guidance & grace to be with each member of this special team of His most willing servants.
Have a wonderfully blessed weekend,
Matthew 21:22
God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times, having all that you need,
you will abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dancing Machine!

The wood frame photographed above holds a
4" x 6" picture and can
be engraved vertically or horizontally.

Jesus did it; the Bible tells it.
I believe it; that settles it.

"In the beginning was the Word..."
John 1:1 KJV

Thank You, Lord, that even a child can understand it.
Each New Day, Corrie ten Boom, March 12

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Serious Life Magazine

Serious.Life Magazine
Please go here to read the March issue of Serious Life Magazine.

The magazine features great articles along with a blog directory
and as an added bonus it is interactive!

Thanks Mr. Brent Riggs for offering such a wonderful wholesome magazine!

Matthew 21:22

All things blue

"Does God always give us what we ask in prayer?"

Sometimes His answer is no. He knows what we do not know.
He knows everything and
His negative answer is part of His plan for our lives.

My life is but a weaving, between my God and me.
I do not choose the colors, He worketh steadily,
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow, and I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper, and I the underside.
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful in the skillful Weaver's hand,
As the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.

"I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right,
and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me."
Psalm 119:75

Lord, it is hard to accept a negative answer,
but keep us humble enough,
patient enough, faithful enough to trust.
Thank You that You always answer our prayers in
Your way with a yes or a no.
How good it is to know that You never make a mistake.

Each New Day - Corrie ten Boom - March 11
Copyright 1977

Short & Sweet

*Updated to add another email received soon after I posted*
-Wanted to share a couple of emails from customers today-
Seriously nothing pleases me more
than to know they were 'happy' & 'satisfied' with their purchases.
Received the tile today and it is perfect!
Thank you very much!
Best regards,

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful
job on the family tile that I ordered.
Received it in the mail today.
It turned out great and I LOVE it!
Thank you so much!
May God continue to bless you!
How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures...
These all look at you and give them their food at the proper time...
May the glory of the Lord endure forever;
may the Lord rejoice in His works.
Psalm 104:24, 27, 31 NIV

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

About Wellspring & Associates

Introducing my friend Valerie's business Wellspring & Associates.

Please go here to visit her website. She has two other sites listed in my favorites:

1. Perk Place
2. Gotta Buy

Hopefully soon she'll enter the 'blog' world!
Best of luck Valerie with these various endeavors and blessings to you always,
Matthew 21:22

And now a synopsis of what Valerie wants to help you with:

Everything we do is designed with one thing in mind...Building Your Business.

Wellspring means a "Fountain of Creativity." We are dedicated to providing our clients with creative, results oriented marketing communications ideas and solutions. Programs that help build strong brands, traffic and sales. Bottom-line...business results.

Founded in 1992, Wellspring & Associates is a marketing communications agency, based on a 'virtual staffing' business model. We build and lead teams of top industry freelance professionals, specifically chosen to meet your marketing communications needs.

This new approach to marketing communications resources benefits you, because you pay only for the talent you need, when you need it. Without exorbitant overhead fees.

The bottom line is exceptional advertising, marketing, and technology talent working on your business.


Advertising Agency

Business Owner



Because of our unique staffing model, there is no bureaucracy to deal with, which makes for fast turn around. And, you will receive the counsel and work that is most appropriate for your situation, versus the traditional "retro-fitting" of your needs into someone else's services.

Wellspring can provide you with totally integrated communications services -- from strategic marketing communications planning and brand development to advertising, direct and internet marketing, promotions and events, database management and collateral development. Whatever your communications needs are, we can help you.

New Church Progress & Spring Blooms

Progress on our new Church is coming along great!
And an aerial of the Spring Pear Tree blooms!

But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the
ministry of the word.
Acts 6:4

Lord, forgive us that we too often major in minors.
Thank You that we may pray.
Corrie ten Boom-Each New Day-March 10

Some newly designed items & a new easel

A special saying for a customer to give to a special friend as a birthday gift.
Finally a new easel...
For a housewarming & designed by the new homeowner!

Praise the Lord, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise His holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits.
Psalm 103:1-2 NIV

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Couple of New Items

This tile was engraved for a very special set of twins this week.
And this for a very special upcoming wedding!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your weekend,
Matthew 21:22

As each one has received a gift,
minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 4:10 NKJV

Friday, March 6, 2009

Giveaway On BooMama's Blog!

Please go here and enter to win!
Good luck and have a wonderfully blessed & safe weekend,
Matthew 21:22

Gift With Doves & Floral Artwork

While our pet doves, Hope & Faith
make a joyful noise this morning cooing,
singing and laughing, I thought it would be an
appropriate time to show a new gift
engraved this week.

Praying for a wonderfully blessed weekend for everyone,
Matthew 21:22

The eyes of the Lord search back and forth across the whole earth,
looking for people whose hearts are perfect toward Him,
so that He can show His great power in helping them.
2 Chronicles 16:9

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Let's Hear It For The Turkey!

Turkey Calls that is:)
Blessings today and always,
Matthew 21:22

He will swallow up death forever!
The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.
He will remove forever all insults and mockery against
his land and people.
The Lord has spoken!
Isaiah 25:8 NLT

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Ali Grace!

Miss Ali Grace
Ali with her Great-Grandmother.
I've always compared these two since Ali was born.
Both are very petite, precise &
always want things very organized!
Showing their OU Spirit, Ali, her Dad & Great-Granddad
Ali & her Jackpaw
Happy Birthday To You!
Hope your day is filled with more
happiness, joy and peace
than you've ever dreamed of.
We love you 'a whole world full',
Jackpaw and KK

Truly God is good to the upright,
to those who are pure in heart.
Psalm 73:1 NRSV

Ready for some t-ball & baseball

These two cutie-pies look like they are definitely ready for their seasons to begin.

We received Katie's 1st T-Ball Schedule yesterday and cannot wait for her to take the field.

And we're looking forward to another great baseball season for Trace.

Praying Trace's tests are going well today! GO Trace, you can do it, yes you can!
Philippians 4:13

Blessings always,
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.
1 Samuel 16:7 NIV

Monday, March 2, 2009

"A" Who?

Yesterday was a big day in the life of a little 5 year old boy because it was time for the highly anticipated "T-Ball Draft"! Zachary is chomping at the bit and ready for his first season to 'play ball'.

I asked him before his Dad left for the draft which team he'd prefer to be on. He really couldn't make up his mind so Brandon and I tried to help with some Major League team names thinking he'd easily pick one.

I suggested the Orioles, and told him Cal Ripken is probably the best baseball player EVER (in my opinion). He said, "No, he didn't want to be an "Oreo"!

Zachary's Dad then asked him, "Who's your favorite player?" Zachary responded, "Peyton Manning".

So Brandon and I quickly decided it was time to differentiate for Zachary we were discussing two different sports, etc........His eyes lit up...he got it....so his Dad said, "Who has always been your favorite baseball player?"

Zachary thought for a minute, then exploded by saying, "A-ROID". These kids.....they do crack me up!

Sweet & Spicey

A sweet friend of mine, and one of my favorite 'shop owner' customers Gaylene, who owns "Sweet & Spicey" in Hobbs, New Mexico, called last week to place an order.

While visiting with her I asked how businesses were doing in her part of the country. She responded by saying things seemed slow for all businesses but she tried to encourage her customers when they were in her store. She said, "In fact I need a tile particularly for my store". I told her alright and asked what exactly she wanted to display there. The tile above was the saying she wanted, hoping this would give all of her customers a sense of security, even in these tough economic times.

If you're ever in her area, please go by and say 'hi'! Gaylene is an exceptionally wonderful lady who I have grown to love since we've known each other.

Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later...
It is a wonderful thing to be alive!
If a person lives to be very old,

let him rejoice in every day of life,
but let him also remember that eternity is far longer

and that everything
down here is futile in comparison.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,7-8 TLB

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