Thursday, August 28, 2014

I live in a world of danger, diseases & disaster. My world is nothing like it was thirty years ago or even longer. Evil is more prominent.

I’m learning that I must view the things of this world as God does. 

He loves me so much and cares for me but He allows me to experience trials and troubles just as the one who runs from Him. Even though I am a child of God, I am still part of this world. 

When I place my soul in God’s keeping and let Him guide me, He doesn't allow anything to threaten my forever eternity.

Evil can affect anyone so stay plugged into God.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kim Jaggers, Christian speaker, sweetly led us to a deeper personal knowledge that we need MORE of God in our lives. I hope you take the time to visit her site. {}

My church, Memphis Baptist, hosted a ladies retreat on Aug 22-23rd at Lakepoint Resort in Eufaula, Alabama. Our sessions were scheduled for Friday night and Saturday morning & afternoon. 
ready to go

Lakepoint Resort

Before the first session five of us enjoyed conversation as we dined on a seafood buffet at the resort's restaurant. You will note our "Table Shader" for the sunset's rays that were streaming thru the large windows on us. 

Over thirty ladies attended the overnight retreat.

In our morning session we had some personal time to meet with the Lord. Read Luke 18..."always pray & never give up."

Any time ladies get together you know there is going to be a group photo. Andrea worked at getting us positioned so that each of us could be seen. Tameka, our restaurant server from Friday night & Saturday lunch, was so kind to take the photo for us.  

"but just as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, 
and which have not entered the heart of man,
all that God has prepared for those who love him." 
1 Corinthians 2:9

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I am retired. My plan after retirement was to wait one year before volunteering. It has been 3 years. 

For years I was always on a tight schedule working outside of the home and maintaining a home for the three of us. My life schedule was a well greased system fit only for my personality. 

Retirement life has been wonderful and exactly how I envisioned it to be for me. I love, love, love being retired.'s just that "time" issue for me because I truly love being "free"...retired with no commitment to schedules. But today I am trying to change. 

I became a "Montana Gran" today. Their organization, open to grandparents or anyone who wishes to assist teachers at Montana Magnet School, meets once a week. If you can't attend, it's O.K. (I like the group already!!!)

I'm not a grandparent but my best friend is principal at the school. As we introduced ourselves today with a little bit of information on us, I was quick to state that I was not a "Camp Spy". Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

I think I'm going to love this group of ladies.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Musta been about six or seven years ago
when I began seeing these gentlemen
sitting here on these steps.

Most times there's just hand gestures
as they talk but sometimes
there is a throw-back head
and you can see the laughter 
explode in the air.

Gonna stop one day and
sit a spell.