Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kylie ~ 3 Months

     These pictures are just way to adorable for this Auntie not to post....I'm so sad she will probably be close to a year old by the time I get to meet her in person! I am dying to hold this bundle of pure sweetness.:) :) She is a very laid back baby {I'm not sure where she gets that from:)} and content with life in the slow lane.... :)

PS. And I told my sister if I ever have a girl, she was going to have to pass this outfit on to me....I think it is adorable!! :)

Friday, March 22, 2013


     Graham, my town, is what I would consider to be "small town", historical, and quaint. While it is surrounded by growing cities and towns, every shopping center or store you could ever dream of, it somehow has maintained its historical buildings, old town look, and small local business mentality.
     I never get tired of driving around the Court House Square in the middle of town or down Main St. and seeing all the little local shops that fill the historic building... there's soda shops, a hard wear store, old theater, little specialty shops and consignment stores, lawyer offices, barber shop, flower shop, furnature store, banks, bakeries, and several churches. {At Christmas the town has some of the prettiest lights ever!}
     It was one of those little businesses on Main St. that gave me the idea for this post..... This past Wednesday ,the main local barber, Mr. Woods, died at 101. He had been cutting hair full time since 1953. He worked every day up until last August right before his 101 birthday. Everybody knew him and it was very common for people just to stop by just listen to him tell his stories...You can read the article in the local paper about him Here .
     I wanted to post several pictures of Graham, most of them are of Main St. and the Court Square. {I did not take any of these pictures:)}
Part of the Town Square, the Court House is to the left of this picture.

One of the Main St Shops.
One of the several churches on Main St.

A local bank.


The Court House.


This little shop is slightly off the main path so to speak but it is a local, family run business that has been around for years and has the best milk shakes ever!! :)

One thing you got to appreciate about the south is their love for football.... Even in high school people are so passionate about it. Graham has two high schools in town, and depending on where you might happen to be on a fall Friday night you can hear the crowds cheering. :)

Love my little town but also the conviniece of major shoping centers and cities nearby.... :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Who Will Be Jesus To Them?

     Lately it seems like God has brought so many completely broken people into our lives and across our church's pathway..... Some of them used to attend, but have gone out and lived the roughest lives possible and now are on their death bed, turning to us for help. Others we never met but God used our church through the DVD ministry to reach them before they died. Some of the people have been going through some of the most horrific pain possible...
    So often in our humanity we want to pick and choose who we minister too, or who we think will be open to the Gospel, but that is not what Jesus taught us. We don't want to reach out to the ones who society would label as bums, outcasts, the ones who don't smell good..... It's not easy to walk into their home, a hospital room, or funeral home full of those people,  but Jesus would.....
     I don't use my blog to "preach at others" or  to "sound super spiritual", because those are not my intentions, but going through this "phase of life" or "time of growth", whatever you want to call it, has been an eye opener to both Michael and I, and I think for most of our church as well.... This song has been one I have been listening to often { not this exact version but it was the only one I could find on YouTube } and I wanted to share it on here.

Friday, March 1, 2013


I'm doing a giveaway for this book on my book review blog, Book Thoughts. Click HERE to go and enter.