Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Another pretty day!!!!!"

    • On March 21, 2010, 18 year Anna Coons died as a result of a tragic horseback riding accident. Just 4 days prior, on March 17, she posted her last facebook status that said “Another pretty day!!!!!”. In honor of her memory and positive outlook on life, on Thursday, March 17, 2011, friends are posting the same expression on our fb status.. Anna Coons – God’s Angel

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Childhood Memories

Sweetie Pie / Hunny Bunch Hollow Chocolate Bunnies

Today I went into the Dollar store. That brings a memory in itself. My favorite store used to be the five and dime store in downtown Urbana. Today the store was full of Easter candy that made me feel like a longing kid.

My mother used to make me and my siblings each our own individual Easter basket. It usually had a variety of hand picked treats. I still love those hollow chocolate rabbits that have a name on the box like "Binky" with candy eyes.

Sugar Egg
Have you ever seen one of these sugar eggs with a cardboard scene inside? We would have one of those, too.

And speaking of the five and dime store, they would have baby chicks and ducks for sale right on the counter in the middle of the store.

What favorite memories do you have? Please share them in your comments. I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Saturday with the Fam, I think it was for Julie's birthday!

Ok, I was thinking of the tune "Saturday, at the park, I think it was the 4th of July....I've been waiting such a long time, for today!" Great day, starting with Lori fixing breakfast for Julie and me. It was an extension of Julie's birthday that Lori had planned. Then off to our first time of a manicure/pedicure. It was a nice one time thing for us to do. Smooth feet, cuticles removed from hands. I've never been one to take time to make anything special of my nails except clean of course.

Then across town to an antique store for a look/see. Then back into town to meet Rick for a special lunch and on to a small garden/landscape show in town, eyeing those garden and flower plants to get ready for spring.

Next stop, home and song practice and some fun together with the instruments. And on to be some with some friends at their church to hear about their missionary trip to Jamaica. It was an encouragement and a continuing of what God has been quietly speaking to me about.

The stories of the Jamaican Christians  being hungry for the Word of God, and tracts about Jesus. Excited about reading them and happy though their means of living is very meager or severely handicapped. How many people in America are that hungry for God, even in churches? We have so much in America compared to them, yet what we have can become idols because of the time spent with all we do have and leaving God for last.

For any who read this, having a personal experience with Jesus in your heart is more important than anything else we can do. It is not enough to say we believe in Him, but to believe in Him enough to ask forgiveness for sins and follow Him with all our heart and do what He asks of us.