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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

really easy chicken recipe

This is a crock pot recipe my daughter shared with me. I don't have a picture, but it it is all white, so it doesn't make a great photo anyway. It is super easy and it is super good and the chicken is so tender!

2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
1    can cream of chicken soup
1    8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1    envelope dried Italian dressing mix

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix soup and cream cheese until well blended. Add dressing mix and stir well. Pour over chicken and stir. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Serve over rice. YUMMY! :-)

If you like easy as much as I like easy, you're gonna love this!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

slow down spring

Spring sprang...and then started to run!
I thought, "Whoa, you need to slow down some!"
The temps are rising, the afternoons are too warm.
Please stay a while so I can enjoy your charm.

Summer will be here soon enough with its long days,
Hot breezes and the sun's hotter rays.

So, spring don't hurry, take your time, be content.
Give me time to enjoy your blossoms and their scent,
Your cool days, your cooler nights, your new greenery,
All the things that make you my favorite time of year

Saturday, March 24, 2012

good movie

The Hubby and I saw this movie Friday afternoon. Provident Films, a Christian company, produced it. As the credits rolled, I saw that the Kendrick brothers (Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous writers and producers) were also involved in making this film.
It is the story of a young woman whose world is rocked by a shocking revelation. As she struggles to make sense of the news, she begins a search for the truth and learns about forgiveness along the way.
I highly recommend it...it is worthy of your time and the price of a movie ticket. As I have said before, I think it is important to support the efforts of those who are making wholesome, family movies.
So, if it is playing in your area, grab your hubby (or your movie-going buddy) and check it out! :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

dedicating a little one

On March 11, our daughter and SIL took part in their church's child dedication service. The church is comprised of mostly younger married couples so there are many children. The stage front was full of happy parents and adorable little ones. It was a beautiful sight!
This was not a baptism, just a public commitment by the parents to teach their child/children to know and love God and to honor Him with their lives. It was a blessing and a privilege to be there to witness their declaration.
About 25 years ago, we dedicated our daughter in much the same manner. Little E wore the same dress her mom wore those many years ago. That made the evening even sweeter and more meaningful!

What can I say...we are blessed!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

a new granddaugter!

She arrived at 7:34 am, Friday March 16...on her Chief's 65th birthday. (In case you don't know, Chief is the hubby!) After a very difficult pregnancy for our precious DIL which included severe migraines, a pacemaker implant and many overnight stays in the hospital, our newest grandgirlie was delivered by c-section. She is beautiful and perfect and our DIL is feeling so much better now that she is carrying her daughter in her arms!

She weighed 6lbs 14 oz and was 20 1/2 in long!

Big brother getting his first look at his little sister!

Our daughter, the proud aunt!

Gran getting to hold her for the first time...
telling her over and over...Gran loves you,
Gran loves you!

Chief and our Little L...
celebrating their birthdays together!

Big brother seeing her up close!

Daddy's girl!

Mom and her bundle of love!

Many people prayed for this mother and child, so there were many rejoicing Friday morning! We are so very grateful...for our newest little lady...that she is healthy and whole... and for our lovely and loving DIL who endured to the end and received her gift from God...a beautiful daughter!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

she's five!

We spent the weekend in Tenn.
It was a special occasion....
we celebrated birthday #5 for grand daughter #2!
Our son's fiancee found some neat ideas on
Pinterest and did a wonderful job

That's plastic tablecloths cut in half and draped
to make a "tent effect" over the table.
Really made it look festive!
She and the girls made beautiful
and yummy cupcakes. The tiered stand
made them look even more special!

The birthday girl was happy...

...enjoying her cupcake...

... opening her gifts...

...and being with her family!

So glad we could be there, too! She is a sweetheart
and has brought much joy to our family.
It is a blessing watching her grow
and we love her so!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

a party for granddaughter #4

Our younger son, our DIL, and our grandson
are expecting a baby girl in March.
Saturday, her family hosted a shower to celebrate.
They were very kind to include me,
my daughter, and Little E.

There were many lovely gifts.

Something special for her room from Gran.

And a bow holder from Little E and her mom!

Seems like we were just having parties
for the two of them!

It was nice getting together and seeing all the
sweet little girl things.
We are really looking forward
to granddaughter #4's arrival!
Can't wait to see her face,
hold her in our arms, and marvel
at the goodness of God!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

it's just the introduction

Before I even read the introduction to Living the Cross Centered Life, this quote from John Stott at the top of the page, made me pause:

"The Cross is the blazing fire at which the flame of our love is kindled,
but we have to get near enough for its sparks to fall on us."

How close to the Cross do I live? Does a passion for the Gospel burn in me? Do others feel the warmth? Is the truth that Christ died for me at the center of my life?

And he's just getting started....more to come.