Doggie On Duty

This time, I’m sharing a snap-shot of our own “Gracie Girl,” and I’ve added a special caption. I’ve been trying to get this shot for at least months now! Every time I would approach Gracie with the camera, she would get up (first, out of curiosity about the “mysterious black box,” and then, she was just seeking some petting and scratching!) Anyway, this time, she didn’t seem to care at all. Hope you enjoy!

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“I’m a VICIOUS PREDATOR…FEAR ME!!”

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“O.K., you’re in trouble now…I’ve got my eye on you!”

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**Note: Just so you don’t get the wrong idea, Gracie really is a great guard dog! She’s gentle, sweet, friendly, and easy-going with us and our family, friends, acquaintances, etc. However, about the only time she barks is when she senses any potential danger {which is so wonderful to me…it’s so annoying and non-beneficial when a dog just barks all the time! Then, you won’t know when there really is anything to be concerned about! } She goes on “high alert” with snakes and strangers (in our yard, uninvited, suspicious, etc.). Gracie is very intelligent, and if I am “on guard” at all, she knows it…Therefore, she’s on alert too!

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Anyway…hope you enjoyed seeing Gracie the way I do! -)

Christianity and Humor

The other day, I received some “Christian One-Liners” from my friend, Suzanne. I remember a few of these (from way back), but it was fun to read them again. There were also many that I had either not read before or had completely forgotten. Anyway, I thought I would share these today for some Friday fun.

I figure even if you have read some or all of these before, you wouldn’t mind doing so again. So here are several of my picks:

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Some people are kind, polite, and

sweet-spirited until you try to sit in their pews.

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The good Lord didn’t create anything

without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.

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Quit griping about your church;

if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.

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Some minds are like concrete

thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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We were called to be witnesses,

not lawyers or judges.

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Be ye fishers of men.

You catch them – He’ll clean them.

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Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

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Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.

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God doesn’t call the qualified,

He qualifies the called.

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God grades on the cross, not the curve.

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God loves everyone, but probably prefers

‘fruit of the spirit’ over a ‘religious nut!’

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God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.

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Prayer:

Don’t give God instructions — just report for duty!

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The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us.

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We don’t change the message,

the message changes us.

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The best mathematical equation

I have ever seen:

1 cross + 3 nails = 4 given.

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I just love these…so much truth in simple sayings! Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and blessed weekend! -)

Silly “Hoomans”

This post is for all the pets out there who love their “hoomans” and tolerate their silly, strange behavior. -)

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**For more funny pet pics, visit ihasahotdog.com and icanhascheezburger.com.

Thank You Lord

There’s a roof up above me
I’ve a good place to sleep
There’s food on my table
And shoes on my feet
You gave me your love Lord
And a fine family
Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me.

{From: “Thank You Lord, For Your Blessings On Me”

By: The Easter Brothers}

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I Thank Him:

–For the great time the kids and I had at the park on Fri. with our friends Suzanne and Ethan.

–For the wonderful day trip to the beach (this past Sat.). The kids had a blast and wanted to know how soon we could return there!

–For the great time we had Sun. night at our church Sing and Ice-cream Social.

–For the kids and I getting to visit with our neighbor and friend, Keon.  (For just this week, he’s been coming over in the mornings, and then catching his bus here.)

–For the guidance of the Holy Spirit and knowledge of doctors (and the Lord helping me to have the sense to listen to my doctors…sometimes I resist a little. ;-) )  I’m thankful for the realization that I must take some blood pressure medication (even though I can think of SOOOO many reasons that I should not have hypertension…doesn’t change the fact that I do!! -) )

-For the kiddos doing well on their first day of home-school and for the privilege and opportunity to school them at home.  I’m thankful for the days that go well, and I’m thankful for the strength and help of the Lord with each and every day!

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I’m thankful to the Lord for all the many blessings He gives me. I’m thank Him for loving me, redeeming me, and offering me eternal life.  I’m also grateful for His promise that He will never leave me, nor forsake me…

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**For more Thankful Thursday posts and participants, please visit Iris @ Sting My Heart.

So It Begins…

…that is, the 2008-2009 school year has begun. The public school kids (around here) started back this past Monday, Aug. 25th. Today, (Wed., Aug. 27th) the kids and I started back on our homeschooling adventure. Yes, School of Daily Provision has officially begun its third year.

Well, I actually have to go for now…not much to add yet anyway. However, there will be many more posts to come. Hope and pray everyone has a wonderful school year!!

Recent and Upcoming B-days

Happy Birthday to the following:

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Aug. 24th: Brenda (My brother Johnny’s wife)

Aug. 31st: Bailey (My cousin Derek’s baby…Uncle Sammy’s 1st grand-baby…She will be 1 yr. old!)

Sept. 1st: Keon (Our neighbor and good friend of the kiddos…He will be 9 yrs. old.)

Sept. 15th: Mom (My mom…Lilly)

Sept. 25th: Kerry (My little boy will be 5 yrs. old!)

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**P.S. I’m sure there are other upcoming b-days among extended family members…I can’t keep up with everyone anymore!  (I’ll have to ask my mom…somehow she keeps track of EVERY birthday!! …And yes, I do mean EVERY!)

Great-Grandmama’s

We took the kids down to the beach for just a day this past weekend, and we stopped by their Great-Grandmama’s house (she lives about 15 min. from the beach). Here are a few snap-shots I got of the kiddos in her front yard:

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Sarah taking out time to smell the flowers…

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Kerry relaxing in an outdoor chair… (He doesn’t want to wear himself out too much! -) )

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Sarah climbing logs at Great-Grandmama’s: (Sarah seems to think she’s on top of the world!)

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