Thursday, August 30, 2012

In Christ Alone

A friend of mine posted a video to this song on facebook and it got me to thinking.  It could not have come at a better time for me in my life. My life has been nothing but an emotional roller coaster. Emotional on so many levels. From still not believing that my brother has a son (I just can't believe it) to actually realizing that he is finally home (I still can't believe this either)!! I honestly thought that it would be smooth sailing from here. It's not. A friend told me that "What does not kill you makes you stronger." To which I replied, "Well, if that is the case then I'm a lot stronger than I was 3 years ago (when Will was diagnosed with CML).

Through God's faithfulness, we will get through this trial!! Please pray for me!! Thanks!!

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless Babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live, I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again

And as He stands in victory
Sins curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From a life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Come to Jesus

I'm reading a book called "And the Bride Wore White" It's by Dannah Gresh. It's a very challenging book. God is showing me things and Satan wants to put his little paws on me! I'm feeling so weak right now!  I know that I'm being attacked! I'm getting beat up by Satan! He wants me to fail!!! I will not fail!! If God is for me, who can be against me?? As I was sitting here about to cry, the song "Come To Jesus" came to my mind!! So, here I am!! I'm coming to Jesus and crying out to Him!!

Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!

Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!

And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!

Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!

O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!

And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live! 

I'd appreciate the prayers!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's Harvest Time ~ Luke Bryan

 Well, it's getting to be that time of year again where combines, peanut pickers, cotton pickers and module builders will be going down our country (and sometimes city) roads!! :D Let's not forget the tractors pulling all that equipment! Also, the trucks hauling corn and/or peanuts down the road (going 30-35mph)!! Be mindful of the farmers!! Play it safe!!! Don't pass if you have to put the "pedal to the metal" to get across the bridge!! I've seen folks almost hit bridge rails!! It's not very pretty .... Trust me! You dont want to meet your Maker that way!!!

The people in those tractors sit up higher than you do. They can see further! They will motion you around if you can pass! If you can't ..... Well, honey, put on some big girl panties and deal with it!! Trust me, you dont want to meet your Maker this way either!!! I've seen many wrecks almost happen cause stupid people think they can pass me!! I hope that everyone will be safe this harvest season!!

There's peanut dust and corn husks driftin' through the air tonight
The marchin' band's warmin' up under the football lights
There's tractor-trailers backed up down by the elevator
Train track grain car will roll in later
Get filled up and head on out in the world

It's harvest time in this little town
Time to bring it on in, pay the loans down
Fill our disel tank up, make another round
There's a big red moon comin' up in the sky
Combine's cuttin' in a staggered line
The only time of year we miss the church bells chime
It's harvest time

There's a thermos and a water jug rollin' around in the cab
A set of socket wrenches wrapped up in a greasy red rag
When Bobby's mother pulls in the field bringing us supper
We grab a bite and make sure to hug her
Saddle back up and let the big wheels roll


At a quarter 'til 2 I kick off my boots in the laundry room
We'll start it all over tomorrow at noon
'Til it's all done until we're all done



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Sentiments Exactly!

What out, folks! I'm starting to feel liberated again!!! As I write this, I'm happy.

I heard this song on the XM radio station coming outta Nashville, Tennessee (WSIX)!!

Wanted you more ~ Lady A

I kept waiting on a reason
And a call that never came
No, I never saw it coming
Something in you must have changed

All the words unspoken, promises broken

I cried for so long
Wasted too much time, should've seen the signs
Now I know just what went wrong

I guess I wanted you more

And looking back now, I'm sure
I wanted you more
I guess I wanted you more

All the nights we spent, just talking

Of the things we wanted out of life
Making plans and dreams together
Wish I'd seen, I was just too blind

My heart was open, exposed and hoping

For you to lay it on the line
In the end it seemed
There was no room for me
Still, I tried to change your mind

I guess I wanted you more

And looking back now, I'm sure
I wanted you more
I guess I wanted you more

Oh, I don't need you

I don't need you anymore

I guess I wanted you more

And looking back now, I'm sure
I wanted you more
I guess I wanted you more

I don't need you

I don't need you anymore

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Adventures of a Farmers daughter ~ Part 5

Well, over the week end (Aug. 2-5) Daddy and Momma had a annual ALFA meeting in Mobile and as usual, I stayed home by myself! :D

(Mommy, WOW!! I'm a big kid now! Anyone remmeber that little jig?) Remember where it is from? What was it advertising? ;)

On Friday (Aug. 3), I noticed that the freezer was not freezing. Everything was thawing out but yet, it was still frozen in the middle. I thought nothing on it since the freezer has been a "wonder freezer" ... you know as in a "you wonder when it is gonna stop working" type of deal.

Later in the day, I went to town and got some groceries as well as run some errands that I needed to run for Momma. I came home with frozen stuff and started putting them in the refrigerator and freezer. Well, I noticed that as I was putting my frozen things in there that the freezer was not as cold as before ....... *still doesn't know what is going on* So, I put the frozen stuff in the actual freezer in the laundry room. When I go back to the kitchen ..... there was water on the floor. I put a towel there to soak up the water and left it there, went to do something else *gets distracted* When I finally thought to go get the towel up, HALF the towel was wet (twas a hand towel) ....... I call Momma and tell her what is going on and she tells me to make sure the freezer door is shutting and to put another towel down there and see if more water drips out. I do. There is no more water. I call Momma later in the day and tell her there is no more water

On Saturday (Aug. 4), I go to open the freezer (to check it) and EVERYTHING is THAWED! I call Mom and she tells me to put everything that is in the freezer in the laundry room. When I come back, there is MORE water on the floor! Call Mom again and she tells me that she will call someone to cut off the water going to fridge. End of the story? NOPE! Ha, there is so much more! When my uncle comes to turn the water off, I put some stuff in the fridge part but, I don't think anything of it being just a smidgon bit warm ..... He cuts off the water. I *think* everything is fine now  I spend the rest of the day cleaning some more!

Sunday (Aug. 5), I wake up, get dressed, stop by the house (Kirkland Kottage) to see what is going on. Yes, we worked today cause our ox is in the ditch" and then I go to church. As usual, I stop by my friends house on the way home. I visit with her then Momma calls me and tells me that she needs me home. I come home and the FRIDGE has stopped cooling also!!! So, its probably not been cooling for about 3 days now. The fridge had a certain ..... um, ...... smell! Anyway, we took everything out, Dad pulled out the fridge and we vacuumed under and behind it. After all that, we plugged it back in and we would check it ever so often ...... the poor thing was getting HOTTER not cooler!! So, now, on top of everything else, we may be looking for a new fridge! :D

Thus ends my saga! Stay tuned cause I'm sure there will more "Adventures of a Farmer's daughter" coming soon!!