Verse of the day...

~ “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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Great weekend .............

 Patrick pitching...........

 Patrick playing 3rd base..............

 Patrick up to bat............

Thanks for all the love and prayers for this weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big Weekend ...........

Monday, July 23, 2012

Baseball & Bugs..............

Patrick along with a few other Junior Legion players were invited to play in one of the Senior Legion District games.    Good job Juniors!!!

While at the game......... of course my 'bug man' David found a friend to play with!

God Bless to all........
have a great day

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My New Project......

Here are my first two pieces in the new project I've started.
I'm really happy how they came out for my first ones!
I need to really dig through my stash of beads now and see what other pretty rings I can make.

Thanks for stoppin' by for a look!
have a Great day and rest of the weekend!
God Bless

Thursday, July 19, 2012

EMN Nationals..............

Take 2nd Place in their District!
I cant begin to tell you how proud I am of these boys!!!

This team is filled with a group of boys that display what a team is made of... what Baseball is all about... and how to bring honor to themselves... their team...coaches and their families!

love you boys!
you did GOOD!

God Bless

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

God is always there.....

In the Center of it all.............

Somedays I'm feeling like
I can't win, can't get it right and
It don't matter how hard I try
Today is not my day
When it feels like I'm going crazy
And it looks like nothing's changing
... Come sun come rainy day
You are still the same

In the dark, in the light
In the morning and night
In the good, in the hurt
In the places I hide
When I rise, when I fall
You'll be there through it all
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it

Some nights I lay awake and
I can't push these thoughts away
I'm worried where I'm gonna go
Where I'm gonna be are You gonna be there for me
When it feels like the doors are closing
Gotta trust that You're doing something
Come sun come rainy day
You are all I need

There will be days I will forget
Everything You've done for me
But when I go back there again
I'm reminded

In the dark, in the light
In the morning and the night


In the loss, in the win
In the beauty and the sin
At the start, at the end
In the center of the center of it
**** by Chris August

Saturday, July 14, 2012

American Legion Junior District Tournament.......

First game for the EMN Nationals...................... WON!!!

I am so proud of these boys!
It was quite the emotional game.  Close calls... our catcher getting hurt.... tempers flaring (boy from the other team being ejected for the rest of the tournament)   Just a crazy... close...emotional game!
But............. our boys did what they went there to do tonight.............. WIN and Win with honor...pride... determination and character!
Like I said.... I'm proud of them!  

EMN Nationals win over Wilber ~  8-7

love you boys
God Bless

Friday, July 13, 2012

Yay.... another show & share....

I decided to clean and organize another room in my house.
Yep..... pretty pleased that I got this done today! 

Dinning Room ............. Done
This weekend is kinda busy with Baseball and everyday chores... so next week I may start another room!  :)

have a great day everyone!!!
God Bless

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Today's Show & Share..........

Just hoppin' on to share a couple things...

This is a new purse I made.  The pattern is called 'Victorian Romance Purse'
It was really fun to make and super easy!
I finished it up in the middle of the night last night but had to wait till today to snap a picture in better lighting!
All I need to do now is line it and it will be in the mail to an online friend for a gift!
I'll be making more of these for gifts!  :)

And here we have my Laundry room.   You see... I spent the day with some help from my boys... cleaning it completely out and reorganizing it.   I still have a couple boxes to go through and some clothes to pack up for goodwill... AND now some extra laundry to do..... but I'm liking the newly organized space much better!
I have my sewing center in there so I can get some sewing done late at night or early in the morning and not bother anyone! 
Tomorrow..... we clean the Dinning room!  :)
Thanks so much for stoppin' by!
have a great evening!!

God Bless

Monday, July 9, 2012

Totally Bragging!!!

Front Page of the Sports Section!!!
That's my baby!!! 
Its a really nice write up about the team and how they won the Tournament.
Some great pieces on Patrick and his pitching!

"Carlton retired Teckmeyer Financial in order in the seventh to secure the victory.  He allowed five hits and two walks and struck out 10 batters in his complete game.   EMN Nationals win 7-3"

I'm just so proud!   YES ... I bought several copies!  heheee

Thanks for stoppin' in so I could just have a second to brag!
have a great rest of the day everyone!!
♥Blessings to all

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to me......

Last night my mom took me for wine and pizza up the road to our local Winery!

So............. this is how my birthday went.......................

First thing this morning my boys all presented me with this lovely bouquet of flowers and lots of  "Happy Birthday" wishes and love!   Got a call from my beautiful daughter wishing me happy birthday!

Then we spent the afternoon in Tecumseh watching Patrick play ball.................

Then my in-laws took me and my family to dinner  at this awesome bbq place!  It was nice having my 'whole' family at a dinner table together.... its been a long time!
  Thank you mom and dad!!!!!  It was great food and great company! 

So you see..... it was a good day!
Thank you to everyone that messaged me and emailed happy birthday wishes!!!!  Love you all!

♥ God Bless to all

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Who am I....................

“He’s just the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon.  And his sisters live right here among us.” Mark 6:3
Ever feel like you are just a wife, just a friend, just a daughter or just a mom? Or, do you ever feel like you are stuck in some dead-end place that even God isn’t much interested in visiting? We all feel marginalized at times. Jesus did. Early in the gospel of John, the disciple Phillip eagerly tells Nathanael, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about!  His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” “Nazareth!” exclaimed Nathanael. “Can anything good come from there?” (John 1:46) The Jewish people considered Nazareth a God-forsaken place but nothing was farther from the truth. It was the God-chosen spot for the Son of Man to grow up, study the scriptures and prepare for His world-changing ministry. Apparently, God thought planting Jesus in a small, overlooked spot would not be a hindrance to carrying out His magnificent plan for Him – a plan for the world’s eternal redemption. Do you view the spot you are in a hindrance to what God wants to do through you? Once He’d grown, the people of Jesus’ home region had a hard time accepting Jesus as the Messiah. How could this man they’d seen learning to walk, learning to talk, learning to hammer and saw, be God’s Son? In fact, they leveled the strongest possible accusation at Him. They claimed, in Mark 3:20-25 after He healed a man on the Sabbath, He was working for the devil. That’s not just marginalizing someone, that’s attacking them! Have you felt misunderstood or attacked? Notice that God did little to stop these people from running their mouths incorrectly about Jesus. Instead He kept right on leading Jesus down His destined path. Jesus eventually left His home region to preach, teach, heal and deliver people throughout the Middle East. His preaching was unrivaled. He performed jaw-dropping miracles. And crowds mobbed Him most everywhere He went. After stunningly raising a girl from the dead, Jesus returned home to Nazareth with His disciples.  Still the people there were “deeply offended and refused to believe in him” (Mark 6:3b).  Although He taught them with uncommon wisdom, they replied, “He’s just the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon.  And his sisters live right here among us” (Mark 6:3a). How frustrating.  How sad. Jesus lamented, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family” (Mark 6:4). The Scriptures say Jesus was taken aback by their degree of unbelief in Him and, because of it, His ministry there was limited. Do you come from a “could-anything-good-possibly-come-from-there” kind of town or home? Have you ever felt that your own family or friends couldn’t see past your humanness to recognize your God-given potential? Has your parents’ or peers’ view of you limited you in some way? After more ministry on-the-go, Jesus returned to Galilee once again in Mark 9:30-32.  This time, however, He avoided towns-folk and focused on His disciples. From there, He made His way to Jerusalem where He would be crucified. He was about to endure His hardest test—I wonder if He just wasn’t in the mood to take the skeptical jabs. After His resurrection, do you know where Jesus went? In addition to His disciples, who do you think He appeared before in the truth of His resurrected glory?  The people who knew Him the longest, yet hadn’t believed in Him. He headed straight for Galilee, going to His earthly home before ascending to His heavenly one. Being overlooked or misunderstood is hard to take. Jesus was no doubt disappointed by those in His home region, and by the leaders in the synagogues whose job it was to recognize the Messiah when He came.  But ultimately Jesus’ identity, worth and power came from His Heavenly Father and not from the validation of any earthly being. The same is true for you and me. If you feel overlooked or misjudged today, take those feelings to Jesus and let Him reassure you. If you haven’t received love and support from the people important to you, take that disappointment to the Lord who understands completely. He is more than just a carpenter. More than just the brother of so-and-so. Jesus has the ability to transform anguish into peace, to trade our sorrows for strength, and to replace pity with power. Let’s trust our often marginalized Messiah to shape our identity and define our future. Not just anyone can do that.

Dear Lord, I will believe that I am complete in You. My life is worthwhile in Your service.  And I am who You say I am. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

God Bless!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fun in the sun..............

Took the boys to a near by town yesterday where we go every year to celebrate the 4th of July!   My heart wasn't really in it..... but it was for the boys and that was the important thing!  
Started the day off with a nice early morning breakfast at the Fire house where they put on a lovely pancake feed!

Then off to sign up for Mud Volley Ball....................... and as you see here.... this is Patricks team getting ready to be called for their first set of games..................... good luck kids!
 Oh my.... good shot .................. won their first round!   Good job!
 Meanwhile.................. Michael is tossing horse shoes in a tournament with .....................
 one of his older brothers........Christopher..............
 After several games ......... they managed to pull off 3rd Place!    Their lovely prize was this awesome Watermelon!  :)   Congratulations boys!   
Where is David you may ask................. well.. he and I spent most of the day chasing around one of my grandsons.......... I was lucky to get the pictures I got ............ :)
Our long day ended with a beautiful Firework show!!!  
Thank you again to all the brave soldiers that do what they do so we can be safe and free to play in the mud and win a watermelon!   God Bless you! & blessings

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Have a Safe and Happy.................

Thank you to soldiers like my son.......................Melvin
 And my dear friend Judy's son............................Cody
for keeping us Safe and Free!!!!

God Bless all............

Sunday, July 1, 2012


"Elisha said, 'Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few.'" 2 Kings 4:3 (NIV 2011)
Problems. I prefer to keep them to myself. Being fiercely independent, my instinct is to slam the cellar door shut at the first sign of high winds. In other words, no one's getting in until the storm is past. I'll let God in, no problem. But you — I keep out.
Over the years, God has challenged me on this independent approach, calling it was it is: pride.
It's not overt arrogance, but by keeping others at a distance, it implies I'm all-sufficient and don't need your help. Plus, the insecure little girl in me worries that if you see weakness in my life, you'll question my competency. As so, I've kept to myself, creating a prideful fa├žade of control.
That didn't work very well, however. Repeatedly, God has called me to a place of greater interdependence with others. He's worked miracles in my life when I've humbly asked for prayer. He's broken down walls of distance when I've allowed people to see the real me. I've seen His hand move at the request of my godly friends.
It's now obvious to me God designed us to work together. We are pieces of the same puzzle, and life makes more sense when we are connected.
There's a story in the Old Testament that shows God's plan for interdependence. It's found in the book of 2 Kings and concerns a widow who had a big problem. She needed resources, but the coin jar was empty. Her husband died, leaving her with no means of support, and a pile of debts she couldn't pay. Creditors demanded restitution. Since there was no money, they planned to take her children as slaves.
Desperate, she sought help from Elisha, a man known to be set apart for God. Elisha asked her to do something unusual: go to all her neighbors and request empty jars ... lots of them. Then, she was to return home, take what little oil she had left and pour it into the jars.
The widow did as Elisha instructed. When she returned home, she started pouring. As each jar filled, her sons brought her another. They filled every borrowed jar with oil. Elisha then told her to sell the oil, pay the creditors and live off the rest. She did.
What I love about this story is that the quantity of the miracle oil was in direct proportion to the number of neighbors she asked for help. If she had asked five neighbors, that's how much oil she would have had. Ten neighbors meant ten jars. And so on. The more people the widow asked for help, the greater God's provision.
There's another part of the story not told by the Bible passage, but I can't help but wonder if it happened. At some point, the widow would have returned the borrowed jars. When she did, I imagine she would have told each neighbor what God had done for her, and how that neighbor played a part in the miracle. What a testimony that must have been!
God could have worked a miracle in any way, but He chose to involve each member of that little neighborhood. I imagine they were never the same after being part of something so amazing.
This story speaks clearly to me. God often plans to meet my needs through others. Yet if I keep my problems to myself, I might hinder His plan to bless my friends and broadcast His faithfulness. I'm learning to deny the lies of a prideful spirit in exchange for a humble plea for help. Definitely need to keep praying and working on this!
Dear Lord, forgive me for the times I've kept to myself, believing I have everything necessary to solve my problems. In doing so, I may have missed Your plan for meeting my needs through others. Help me to identify pride and submit it to You. Help me to have a humble and teachable spirit. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
God Bless