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A friend of mine sent this to me today and I HAD to giggle and pass it on:

I know what Victoria ‘s Secret is.The secret is that nobody older than 30 can fit into their stuff.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then,your body and your fat are really good friends.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.

I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting my Spanx on fire.

Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes!

Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like, “You know, sometimes I just forget to eat.” Now I’ve forgotten my address, my mother’s maiden name, and my keys. But I’ve never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat.

A friend of mine confused her valium with her birth control pills. She had 14 kids, but she doesn’t really care.

I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are: eating too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That is my idea of a perfect day.

Celebrate Womanhood! Share this with all of those amazingly brilliant and tremendously talented women who are intelligent enough to call YOU their friend ūüôā !!!

Just a little yumminess… while I take a quick break. 

It‚Äôs fun, while working on the Trumpet, I read a Matthew Henry quote that Pastor cited (regarding the pursuit of the wisdom of God):¬†¬† ‚Äúthou shalt be paid for thy pleasure!!‚ÄĚ

When I was in the AF in England, I used to marvel that I was being PAID to live and work in a place I had only ever read about… that I was being housed and fed and sent all over the world to see and explore places and take part in things I had only tasted through the printed page… I said that I was being Paid for Pleasure! 

 How awesome is it to realize that our Holy God pays us for our PLEASURE!  And we get to (He commands us to) delight in HIM!  We get to revel in Him!  We take pleasure in Him and enjoy Him and relish Him and savor Him!  We bask in His greatness!!! 

1. He forgives all your sins.
2. He heals all your diseases.
3. He redeems your life from destruction.
4. He crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies.
5. He satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6. He executes righteousness and judgment for you against oppression. He sets you free.
7. He makes known His ways to you.
8. He gives you His grace and mercy in times of need.

 Oh my!!!  I’ve got to get the kiddies!!!  And I’ve REALLY got to get back to work… there are MANY more… TONS more…
Read your bible!  Find them!  Be wowed over them!  And thank our almighty God for overabundantly paying you for the pleasure of knowing Him!  He is GENEROUS!

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Our first game is THIS MONDAY (9/24)!!!¬† We hope you can come!¬† It’s at 6 on field 1C!¬† Wear RED, if you’ve got it!!!
(and bring chairs or a blanket to sit on!)

Today we had the last practice before our first game!
It was really VERY exciting!!!¬† Parents cheering…shouting… and pointing… kids running… falling… crying… standing in confusion…¬†
It was GREAT!!!

Here are some photos:


Oops… this was yesterday.
We played at the farm!





 

 

HERE are today’s Soccer Shots:



 







 



 

 



 







 

 

 


Dads Doing Some Extra Coaching

 




Collin was REALLY moving today!!!





 







 

 





 







 

 



 

 



 



 

 

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Okay, Aunt Carolyn!¬† Here’s another fix!¬†‚ô•

 



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

SOCCER:

 

 

 



















 

 







 

 













 

 



 





 







 

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Especially for Aunt Carolyn!)
I forgot to put the memory card into the camera, though, so you’ve not many to scroll through this time!

For some reason, the photos keep being cut, so here are thumbnails:

 

So Coach Barry worked the team!

 

 

It looks like it feels so good!





 



 



 



Lydia and Dylan having their own bit of soccer fun!
… and then I ran out of memory!!!¬† Pooh!¬† It was really a fun practice and the weather was GLORIOUS!
Oh well…

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And mine is the best!

That’s all.

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I’ll never understand how He saw a piece of clay and said “I want it, I’ll use it”
The greatest mystery is that somehow, in spite of me,
He said “I’m gonna love you”
He took me in His arms said “This child belongs to me”,
He placed me in His kingdom, Now I live like royalty
It’s not because of what I am, not because of what I’ve done,
It’s because of Whose I am

I’ll never understand, while I was yet a slave,
He said He’d buy me. He’d save me.
He clothed himself in flesh, became the final sacrifice
so I could know redemption
He took the stripes upon His back so that I could walk in health,
Then He broke the chains of death now I can live forevermore,
It’s not because of what I am, not because of what I’ve done,
It’s because of Whose I am

My Father is Lord of everything from here beyond forever
He’s given me His name, said if I’d ask anything
He’d gladly give it,
He put a robe upon my back, placed a ring upon my hand,
Said the riches of heaven were all mine
It’s not because of what I am, not because of what I’ve done,
It’s because of Whose I am.

It’s not because of what I am, not because of what I’ve done,
But its because He first loved me. His grace has set me free.
His blood is flowing through my veins. I’m adopted by The King.
It’s because of Whose I am.

 

¬†Hmmmm… I just LOVE it!¬† I’ve been looking for this for AGES, getting ready for our lesson tomorrow… I only have a grainy Wayne Watson¬†rendition on an old¬†cassette tape… can’t find the lyrics ANYWHERE… so if I’ve got them wrong… feel free to comment and correct!

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¬†I’m really excited about our Sunday morning bible study this week!¬† I’ve been WAITING for this (I know!¬† Don’t laugh!¬†¬†I say that every week.)¬† We get to tell the kids about Mephiboseth, though!¬† As fun as that is… the best part is that he is only a springboard to dive into CHRIST!!!¬† I can hardly wait to gush about my God to the kiddos again!!!¬†

I first heard about Mephiboseth when my dad FORCED me to listen to a tape, many many years ago!  It fell on deaf ears. 

But OH!  When I became a believer!!!  I heard it again and it stole my heart!

Worship your King!
Take the time to listen to a more recent version: Covenant Mercies and Fetching Grace!

Here’s an outline, too!

Saul; the people’s king, had been rejected by God for disobedience and rebellion (I Sam. 15:26); and David, a man after God’s own heart (I Sam. 13:14), now reigned over all Israel. One of David’s first acts as king was to inquire of the house of Saul, “Is there yet any left of the house of Saul, that I might show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Ziba, a former servant of the house of Saul, reported to David that Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, yet lived and was a cripple, lame on both feet. David sent and fetched Mephibosheth and gave him the estate of Saul with many servants and a place at the king’s table all the days of his life.

This is a beautiful picture of the grace and mercy of God toward unworthy sinners for Christ’s sake, which can be told in SEVEN words.

    1. (Vs. 3) “AND THE KING SAID…”

    Where the word of the king is, there is power, authority, and total sovereignty. There is no council, no conference, and no bargaining here. The king speaks from his sovereign throne, and what he decrees shall be done.

    Our God is infinitely sovereign over all his CREATION. He reigns in total authority in heaven and earth (Psalm 115:1-3; Dan. 4:34-35). Our God is sovereign in PROVIDENCE (I Sam. 2:6-8; Isa. 45:5-7; Isa. 46:9-11) . There may be second and third causes, but God is the first cause of all things (Rom. 8:28; Eph. 1-11).

    Our God is sovereign in SALVATION (Exo. 33:18-19; Rom. 9:15-18; Jonah 2:9).

    2. (Vs. 3) “THAT I MIGHT SHOW THE KINDNESS OF GOD TO HIM.”

    The word kindness is MERCY. David, the king, was a man of mercy. The house of Saul was David’s enemy and deserved no mercy nor pity, but David found it in his heart to show mercy to some.

    Our God is holy, righteous, and just; but He is also merciful. He delights to show mercy (Psalm 130:3-7). Adam’s race is a fallen, rebellious race and deserves no mercy. God is not indebted to sinners, but He has determined to show mercy to some (Exo. 33:18-19). The language of religion is merit, rewards, and service; but the language of true redemption is MERCY. “I obtained mercy” (I Tim. 1:13-16). “Lord, be merciful to me, the sinner” (Luke 18:13).

    3. (Vs. 3) “WHICH IS LAME ON HIS FEET.”

    Ziba, the servant of the house of Saul, reported to David that Jonathan had a son called Mephibosheth, who lived in Lodebar and who was now a poor cripple because of a tragic fall when he was young (II Sam. 4:4).

    The word LAME through a fall not only describes Mephibosheth, but it is our condition since the fall of our father, Adam (Rom. 5:12, 17-19; I Cor. 15:21-22; Eph. 2:1-3). All of our faculties were affected by this fall, and in our flesh dwelleth no good (Rom. 3:9-19).

    4. (Vs. 5) “THEN DAVID SENT AND FETCHED HIM.”

    King David purposed to show mercy to someone of Saul’s house. When he heard that Jonathan had a crippled son in Lodebar, David sent his servant to where Mephibosheth was and fetched him; that is, the servant called and brought him to David.

    The Lord of glory is love, and love must be expressed. The Lord of glory in His sovereign mercy determined to show mercy to a fallen race. He set His love and affection on lame sinners and sent His only begotten Son into the world to be our Saviour (John 3:16-17; Gal. 4:4-5; Rom. 5:6-10). Christ came where we were, became what we are, and by His obedience and death honored the law, satisfied justice, and enabled God to be just and justifier of all who believe (Rom. 3:19-26; I Peter 3:18). He then sent His Holy Spirit to FETCH us, call us, and make us willing to come to Him (Gal. 1:15; Eph. 1:13-14; Psalm 110:3).

    5. (Vs. 7) “AND DAVID SAID FEAR NOT.”

    Mephibosheth was afraid in the presence of the king because he was of the house of the king’s enemy; therefore, he fell on his face before the king and did reverence. David said, “You have no cause to be afraid; I will show you kindness.”

    Men and women who know something of God’s holiness, their own nature and sin, and what the law and justice of the king demand have every reason to be afraid in His presence. God will punish sir,. “The soul that sinneth shall surely die.” “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord” (Luke 18:13).

    6. (Vs. 7) “I WILL SURELY SHOW THEE KINDNESS FOR JONATHAN’S SAKE.”

    David said, “I have not fetched you to destroy you; so you need not be afraid. I will surely (certainly) show you mercy for the SAKE of Jonathan, your father, whom I love.” Before Mephibosheth was born, David made a COVENANT with Jonathan, promising to show mercy to Jonathan’s sons because of his love for him (I Sam. 20:11-17).

    Before the foundation of the world, God the Father entered into an everlasting covenant of mercy with the Lord Jesus Christ, giving Him a people out of Adam’s race and making Christ the surety and redeemer of those people (John 6: 37-45; John 10:24-30; John 17:1-3, 9; Eph. 1:3-14; II Thess. 2-13; Heb. 13: 20-21). The mercy and kindness God shows to sinners is because of His love for Christ (Rom. 8:35-39). It is for Christ’s sake (Col. 1:14-18).

    7. (Vs. 13) “FOR HE DID EAT CONTINUALLY AT THE KING’S TABLE.”

    David fulfilled every promise to Mephibosheth, as God will fulfill every promise to His elect in Christ; for none shall ever perish, but shall all be made like Christ and enjoy His presence forever (Rom. 8:33-39).

     

Dig into all of those Scriptures and find more!¬† Feast at your King’s table today!¬† He wants you there, DAILY!!!

 

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If you EVER have Air Conditioning problems, you MUST call:

Quality Sheet Metal, Inc

946 Linwood Ave, Stonewall, LA 71078-8228
Phone: (318) 925-2912
(Buddy Rose)
 

God is SOOOOOOOO good!!!  It could have been a MAJOR ordeal!!! 
Our kind, gentle Father was so sweet to us, though!

WONDERFUL Mr. Rose (our HERO!) came to check it out. Over the phone, it didn’t sound good.¬† All of my googling online left me defeated.¬† It sounded like a VERY expensive ordeal!¬† At the very least, we thought we’d have to replace the compressor/condenser!¬† Charles and I were prepared *gulp* (it wouldn’t be easy) to do that.¬† Mr. Rose could EASILY have come, given us a new compressor/condenser thingy (the big silver thing that makes all of the noise outside of the house- though now they have LSU ones!) as we had talked about and we wouldn’t have asked any questions!¬† Did he?¬† NO!¬† He came, took off the cover and got to work!¬† OUR HERO!!!¬† He saved us thousands of dollars!¬† Yay!¬† That’s always a happy thing!¬†

You know, though, I can honestly say that saving all of that money is a great thing… a really big blessing… but the very BEST part was seeing Mr. Rose!¬† To have a professional air conditioner repair man who tells you (because he really KNOWS) that God has been so good to you, is GREAT!¬† To revel in the kindness and gentleness of God with an AC repair man (who could take all of the credit) is a delight!!!¬† As for me and my house, we will NEVER use another company!!!¬† No way!¬† And YOU shouldn’t, either!¬† Quality Sheet Metal and Mr. Buddy Rose are it!¬†

You know, if we DID have to replace the whole thing, that would have been fine, too.  I would have wanted Mr. Rose to be the one to do it, though.  Granted, it would have been a much harder pill to swallow, but it would have gone down easier having Mr. Rose here.  He would know and be quick to remind us that God is still gentle and good and kind and merciful!

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I LOVE singing to my babies, and while I’m a TERRIBLE singer (my friends, who have joined us for our evening “routines” ¬†will confirm that for you), the kiddies seem to enjoy it.¬† Today, I sang and rocked and rocked and sang for what seemed like ages before their nap¬†when I began, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”

At the end, I was very bothered that it just seemed incomplete… there is SO MUCH MORE TO SING ABOUT!!! (Thus the need for a thousand tongues, of course).

I just KNEW, though, that Charles Wesley had more to gush about!  He gets goosey about his King!!!  So, with the babes tucked cozily into their beds, I neglected all of my domestic duties and began to hunt.

Shame on you, Hymnal people!!!  Who edits these things?  Shame, Baptist Hymnal and Convention Press!!!

Read silently, first… paying close attention to punctuation:¬†

Glory to God, and praise and love
Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven.

On this glad day the glorious Sun
Of Righteousness arose;
On my benighted soul He shone
And filled it with repose.

Sudden expired the legal strife,
’Twas then I ceased to grieve;
My second, real, living life
I then began to live.

Then with my heart I first believed,
Believed with faith divine,
Power with the Holy Ghost received
To call the Savior mine.

I felt my Lord’s atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died!

I found and owned His promise true,
Ascertained of my part,
My pardon passed in heaven I knew
When written on my heart.

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great (orig. dear) Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! The name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
‚ÄėTis music in the sinner‚Äôs ears,
‚ÄėTis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks, and, listening to his voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf, His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

Look unto Him, ye nations, own
Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

See all your sins on Jesus laid:
The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man.

Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

Murderers and all ye hellish crew
Ye sons of lust and pride,
Believe the Savior died for you;
For me the Savior died.

Awake from guilty nature’s sleep,
And Christ shall give you light,
Cast all your sins into the deep,
And wash the Æthiop white.

With me, your chief, ye then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

NOW…¬† read it OUT LOUD (still being strict with the punctuation)!

AWESOME, isn’t it?!?¬†

Don’t you LOVE your SAVIOR!?!

NOW… SING IT!!!

*happy sigh*

Geaux Charles Wesley! 

Oh to have a heart like his… and to be able to let it flow through a pen the way he did!!!

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