Cup of Salvation

18 Apr

“Christ drank the cup of bitterness, sorrow, cursing. Having emptied it, He filled it with joy, sweetness, and blessing. When we take the cup, let us never forget the cost at which He so filled it for us.” G. Campbell Morgan

PSALM 116:12-13 What shall I render to The Lord for all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of The Lord.

Moment of silence✏️

17 Apr

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Let’s just say it’s no small thing that Mack just finished his last 1st grade test in Math!! I’ll order his 2nd grade book soon. Until then, we will do the happy dance for his accomplishment!

Fun Evening!

16 Apr

Late this afternoon we decided to go for a little walk and bike ride. THEN, it worked out for us to go visit month-old twin girlies!! We were all excited, but Molly ’bout peed her pants. She could not wait to get her hands on the babies! We had to make her hand over Daniella at the end of our visit. That girl loves her some babies!

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When you gotta go, you gotta go….

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My two favorite guys in all the world.

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Molly–in baby heaven! And they were absolutely adorable. Their mom and dad are the sweetest, kindest, most loving people you could ever know! Those are two blessed baby girls! And I’m so glad we got to meet them. Molly can’t wait to go back!

Photos from the phone

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I went to a Girls Night several weeks ago with the girls. We had so much fun! It was hosted by a church in the area…complete with a concert, a wonderful speaker, a neat craft and lots of snacks. I was quite impressed. And I enjoyed my time with Molly and Ruby.

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We had dinner before. And before dinner I let them each buy a new outfit at Old Navy. The weather was warming up, and they were going to need it anyway. 😁

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It’s so fun having daughters!

And here’s a picture of Mack after a hair cut! Wouldn’t want to leave out the “baby!”

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Here is Mack with his new bike! We’ve enjoyed Iron Hill Trail up at Red Top Mountain lately. About 4 miles…kids ride, we walk real fast to try and keep up with them!

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Here’s what Sunday afternoons sometimes look like….a day of rest…or at least a good hour!

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This was a good picture on one of the first really warm spring days.

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Josh and I went on a date this past week. I’ve decided to try and schedule more of these. It’s too easy to not make dating a priority. I really like being with Josh!

Well, that should catch me up from phone photos….maybe one day I’ll dust off my Nikon again. Until then, phone photos will have to do.

Par Three…wish I had thrown a Par TY!

9 Apr

Well, last year we had a Masters Party kind of at the last minute. It was fun…served pimento sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, cute golf course cupcakes…had a trivia game about the tournament and Augusta…and even did a little putting out in the backyard with a “green jacket” that was given to the winner. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to make it an annual event. However, this year things snuck up on me. I didn’t get my act together to throw a party. I have great ideas in my head for it…”badges” in the invitation, trophies and green jacket for winners of different events, best dressed contest and more! Instead, I was afraid I would do nothing to enlighten those around me of the historical event that is The Masters…..then a friend needed me to watch her kids for a little while today. Can you say OPPORTUNITY???
I dressed appropriately:

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And I pulled out a book I found at Reynolds Plantation last month:

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It is a really cute book filled with information about The Masters. I seized the opportunity to share this book with my friends.

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I think my photographer got a little distracted and decided to take a group selfie.
Anyway, I feel better now that I was able to do SOMETHING to remind folks around here that this week is a pretty big deal!⛳️

It’s Masters Week!

7 Apr

To those who don’t give a hoot about golf or are not from Augusta, Masters Week is not a big deal. However, having grown up in the area where this world-renown tournament is held, it gets me a little excited! Not overly, but a little.
My dad got tickets for Josh to take some of the grandkids to the First Annual Chip, Putt and Drive Competition…or something like that. 😊

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They had a good time even though it was a little cool outside. Molly and Kaybeth stayed with us and roamed Target! The whole weekend was fun. We celebrated Mack turning 7 with the cousins. The kids jumped in the freezing pool! They played cards, rode the golf cart and just had fun together.

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We ate Sconyers BBQ, which almost always makes me think of my first college room mate. 😀 She liked that place. And so do we!

It was a good visit….The kids already want to know when they can see the cousins again!>

Celebrating Mack’s Birthday and Re-birth!

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My sweet baby Mack turns 7 YEARS OLD tomorrow!  I just love that boy.  I remember telling him a few years back that I came home from the hospital with him on my birthday and that he was my birthday present!  He looked at me very seriously and asked, ” I was in a bag???”   Funny kid.

On Monday, Mack and the girls and I were reading about Peter the Great in History.  We read in a book that at the end of his life he asked God to forgive him and hoped that all the good he had done for his country would work in his favor.  We had a discussion about why that line of thinking isn’t biblical and what the Bible says about true forgiveness.  It most definitely can’t be earned by good works.  I asked Mack a couple of questions, but he said he didn’t want to talk about it.  He told me to “just ask Ruby.”

An hour or two passed.  We had moved on from History, and Mack was sitting in the kitchen about to start Math.  I was working on lunch for the kids.  He started getting kind of weepy.  I thought he just didn’t want to do his Math Facts sheet.  Then, he said….”Mama, remember when we talked about the dresser?  The clean side was heaven and the dirty side was hell?  Well, I want to go to the clean side.”

I was a bit confused because our Lego conversation that had to do with his dresser and the gospel didn’t quite go that way….so I sat down and asked him to explain what he meant.  He said he wanted to ask Jesus to forgive him of his sins.  We talked a minute about the gospel. And then he prayed to Jesus, asking Him to forgive him of his sins.  It was awesome.  He was obviously excited.  He wanted to tell his sisters immediately and then he wanted to tell Josh.  He also called grandparents to tell them.  We had some friends over Tuesday night, and he even told his four year old friend without any adults around!  He even says he wants to be baptized, too.  The girls were a little unsure about that water situation when they got saved, so it took them a little bit before they said they wanted to be baptized.

Needless to say, this has been a fabulous week.  I am so excited to be able to see how The Lord works in my kids hearts…and to be a part of all of these wonderful discussions at home and to know that we belong to a church that fosters a love for God every week is so encouraging.  It reminds me that these moments we live each matter and make a difference forever.

I found some pictures to share as we celebrate Mack Joshua this week!

Happy 7 th Birthday!

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