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This is one of the most enlightening devotionals I have ever read.

Be instant in season, out of season." 2 Timothy 4:2
Many of us suffer from the morbid tendency to be instant "out of season." The season does not refer to time, but to us - 'Be instant in season, out of season," whether we feel like it or not. If we do only what we feel inclined to do, some of us would do nothing for ever and ever. There are unemployables in the spiritual domain, spiritually decrepit people, who refuse to do anything unless they are supernaturally inspired. The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not.
One of the great snares of the Christian worker is to make a fetish of his rare moments. When the Spirit of God gives you a time of inspiration and insight, you say - "Now I will always be like this for God." No, you will not, God will take care you are not. Those times are the gift of God entirely. Yo…


The teacher gave the students the picture on the left of Lincoln and the picture on the right with the right half of the picture missing. The student tried to match the missing part of the face to the original picture.

These are our name tags that Kennedy made. You fold up the little flaps and just have the name to pin on. And then you get to be really flattered by unfolding all the flaps. No wonder they can wrap us around their little fingers. Who else in the world would say all those wonderful things about us. LOL!!!!!!!!

This morning was Grandparents Day at school for Kennedy and Caroline. We are so proud of Caroline, who won first place in an art contest and loved the poem and handprint that Kennedy gave us. Enjoy! Click on picture to get a better view.


You may remember a previous post including the picture of the little "bride bear" that Larry bought me from Build A Bear. Mainly, it was about rejoicing because your bridegroom is on the way, speaking of Jesus. This picture reminds me of that kind of rejoicing. I absolutely love this picture of my first cousin once removed, Alicia, taken about 8 years ago. I ordered the picture then but just got it this past weekend. You see, I hardly ever see my cousin so thus the delay. It only made the picture more precious--the wait! I love this verse from Zephaniah 3:17 which says, "The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Is that not the most awesome verse ever! Click on picture to get a better view.


Well, the yard is quite soggy from all the rain we have been having but still very pretty. I did manage to take these pictures a couple of days ago when things had dried out a little bit. You might remember that we transplanted over 40 bushes last year and did major work on the front and back and side yard. It will be a few years before the front really looks filled in but wanted you to see the progress.

Sure wish we could have done the photo shoot outdoors but it was pouring rain. Another day. Don't forget to click on picture to get a larger look at the flowering bushes, dogwood blossoms and the gorgeous power lines. LOL


On Saturday last weekend, Caroline and Kennedy had basketball games. Here are a few shots from those games.


Well, our yard is beautiful. I will post pictures of it tomorrow AND we were going to have a Sunday morning photo shoot outside BUT it came a gully washer that went on and on and on. So we were relegated to the den. The subjects in the pictures turned out great. The background is not so good. We will try again next time.

I never have to pose Noelle. She just walks over and does "her thing" and the camera always loves it.

These were fresh tulips that Larry picked out. I thought they were beautiful, especially with a beautiful little girl right beside them.

Our precious Ashton.

Ashton is a ballerina and it shows here in her balletic pose.

Ashton, Chris, Andrea and Noelle

Dree and the girls. Dree's youth pastor gave her that nickname. It is taken from An-Dree-A. She home schools the girls and is a wonderful mother. Her lesson plans make me want to go back to school. How did Larry and I get so blessed? Thank you, Lord.

Loving sisters!


We go through our hard times and then God in His graciousness lets us experience a little bit of heaven on earth. That is what we experienced this past Easter weekend. I will try to share a little bit of the heaven with you. I hope your weekend was heavenly also.
I am going to break this down into different posts just because there was so much going on and I can't get it organized into one post.
The weekend began Friday morning with finishing up cleaning, shoppping etc. preparing for Chris, Dree, Ashton, and Noelle to drive in from Tulsa. In the middle of all that Traci called and wanted me to write "Jesus is Alive" on a piece of paper to hang on a cross on her office door at the church where she works. She is the director of children's ministries. This is the sign I made for her--on canvas.


Michael walked in and called this the "The Leaning Tower of Grilled Cheese"--we did make a few grilled cheese sandwiches!

Chris and Dree drove in safely and MOST of the rest of the family came over. Jeff's family was in and out all weekend since Kendall had a national AAU tournament here in town. That was the one thing that we didn't get to attend at all because of all the other activities. Kailey drove in from Tennessee (where she attends college) on Thursday evening late so she was here also.

This is a picture of some of the cousins on the hammock in our backyard. We just had a simple dinner. I decided to make it easy on the ladies this weekend where the cooking was concerned.


And they are off!!!!!!!!!!!!!--That is Kennedy in the middle of the picture.

Kennedy finds her first egg!


This is Ashton on the left.

And Ashton on the left!



Sisters, Caroline and Kennedy, getting ready to present the gospel of salvation with the beaded bracelets.

This is one of the stations where the kids from church were making the beaded bracelets with the children that demonstrated what Christ did for us on the cross.

One of the explanation pages.

Supplies for the bracelets that demonstrate by colors what Christ did for us and how we receive his gift.

Making a bracelet and showing a precious girl how she can receive this gift.

I loved this bonnet.

I think Caroline started messing with her Uncle Chris and ended up getting the worst end of it--no pun intended!