Thankful Thursday - Tradition

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas eve was very lovely. I got to see most my huge family, and my youngest daughter and her husband made a simply delightful dinner.They did an amazing job. Aaron (s-i-l) led the family in a beautiful prayer, the children played and entertained and family drifted in (mostly in) and out for the evening. Ruby, my daughter, had the children dressed up in their Sunday best, which truly added to the festive spirit and maybe even improved their behavior. :-) L`Mear and L`Mirrah, who are their twins, were dancing when we arrived and nicely obliged me in allowing me to photograph them.

They will soon be 6. 

1.Do you think they will be embarrassed by this picture in 10 to 15 years? I thought they were cute. 

I used to take pictures of my children when they were babies. The pictures were of them nude after a bath, and they were lying on their tummies. A couple of them were upset when they saw them. I think they are cute! In fact maybe I should go browsing to see if they are still there. Some of my pictures have mysteriously disappeared. hmm 

2. Did your parents save embarrassing pictures of you as a child?

This post linked to Thursday Two Questions. Join Amanda and find out what all the buzz is about. Thanks for visiting me today. Take care, stay healthy and God bless.


Soft as a Kitten

Sunday, December 25, 2011

I love thrift stores for more than one reason.

They offer useful things at a fraction of the original cost and they offer unique items you would probably not find anywhere else! Which is a better incentive?

This painting is framed in a perfect frame, scratch-less and the painting is adorable. It is signed HarriSon. I am not familiar with the artist, but he or she is good, and bottom line the price was just $.79. The cashier was kind of surprised at the deal when I brought it up to check out. I love a good deal. Don't you?

This post linked to weekend reflection. Thank you for visiting me today. Take care and may Jesus be with you this blessed season!



A Slick Snowman

Sunday, December 18, 2011

He wasn't nimble
He wasn't quick
But the snowman thought
He was real slick
Until the sun came 
out to play
And ruined Mr. Frosty's
day! ~135~

The bonus word is nimble. This is a very fun meme.  Why not try your hand, it's fun and Design 215 makes the counting easier. You can sum it up with 140 characters or words, your choice.

Thanks so much for your visit. Thanks for joining Succinctly yours. Take care and God bless you and yours this Christmas holiday!



Puppy Love

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mom's cock-a-poo had five pups, three girls and two boys and they are just 2 weeks old now, but she will be looking for homes in 4 more weeks.

This post linked to shadow shot Sunday. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless! 



Sunday, December 11, 2011

It had been a year since their divorce and he had been diligent in his efforts to get them to talk to one another. His diligence paid off! ~138~

The bonus word is diligent. This is a very fun meme.  Why not try your hand, it's fun and Design 215 makes the counting easier. You can sum it up with 140 characters or words, your choice.

Thanks so much for your visit. Thanks for joining Succinctly yours. Take care and God bless!


Letter from God to Women

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This post linked to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Are you like me in that there are times when you feel painfully inadequate in achieving what it is you would like to do or being what you would like to be? 

Someone sent me an email message years ago when I was experiencing some of these very feelings and I printed it and saved it because it touched my heart. I hope you will let me share it with you. You each en-body some very special qualities and perhaps you haven't taken time lately to take stock of them?

This letter is "from God and written" with women in mind. Note -I have not seen God write this letter, but the words are loving and encouraging just like I would imagine His would be:

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into being. 
When I created man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.
But you, woman, I fashioned after I breathed the life into man because your nostrils are too delicate.

I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I could patiently and perfectly fashion you.

Man was put to sleep so that he could not interfere with the creativity.

From one bone, I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man's life. I chose the rib, which protects man's life, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant to do. Around this bone, I shaped you...
I modeled you. I created you perfectly and beautifully.
Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and fragile.
You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart. His heart is the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life.

The rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the heart. Support man as the rib cage supports the body.

You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head, to be above him. You were taken from his side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.

You are my perfect angel...You are my beautiful little girl.

You have grown to be a splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your heart. Your eyes...don't change them. Your lips; how lovely when they part in prayer. Your nose so perfect in form. Your hands so gentle to touch. I've caressed your face in your deepest sleep. I've held your heart close to mine. Of all the lives that breathe you are the most like me.

Adam walked with me in the cool of the day, yet he was lonely. He could not see me or touch me. He could only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me, I fashioned in you; my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection and support. 

You are special because you are an extension of me. Man represents my image, woman my emotions. Together, you represent the totality of God.

So man....treat women well, love her, respect her, for she is fragile. 

Please share this with your women friends and family that they may know they are blessed by God and with your male friends so that they may realize the gift God has shared with them. 

Thank you for your visit today. Take care and God bless!


Moving Away

Monday, November 28, 2011

Author: Isiah Williams

I moved to Lubbock last year to go to college at Texas Tech. I took one year off to work and save in between high school and college, and I lived at home with my parents and had everything taken care of for me. You would think that in that year I matured and learned a few things, but I still felt really scared to go away to college. Even though Lubbock is only a few hours away from home, I was still terrified to leave. I registered a little late for my first semester, and there wasn’t a space in any of the dorms for me. I was worried since I thought that living in a dorm would be a good transition for me. Since there was no space, I had to get an apartment on my own, and figure out how to set everything up. The first thing I did was connect my electricity, and then I searched  dish tv lubbock and hooked up my satellite TV. Then I moved on to phone and internet service. Before you know it, everything was settled and I was on my own. I couldn’t believe how easy it was!


A Colorful Winter Day

Saturday, November 26, 2011

If I was a robin
I'd fly away
Looking for
a warmer day

If I was a sparrow
I'd take my song
To a warmer climate
To sing along

If I was the sun
I'd put on a display
To promise the start
of another day

Not all days are dark
and dreary
The sky shows colors
to make you cheery

Reflected in the
Oh pretty sky
make the colors stay

Paint with a brush
wherever you go
For such as I
to see below

Nature by God
poem by Judy

This post linked to Weekend Reflection. Thank you so much for your visit. BTW, congratulations are in order, please welcome Marolina to our family.  For a peek at the happy couple scroll down to the previous post. Take care, God bless and stay healthy and happy!


Thankful Thursday - Happy Events

Friday, November 25, 2011

If we do not take all our accumulated time off by a certain time of year we lose it then we begin to rebuild next year. They pay us for 75% of it but to my way of thinking, that is a loss, so I asked for vacation time and was fortunate enough to get it!

Chris and Mari purchased their wedding license last week and I had truly hoped they would get married this week. The appointment book was full all week, but Chris left them a message to please call him if anything became available.  When they called we were forced to rush around  so we could take the the time slot which just became available. He had not had a chance to get his hair cut so he advised me not to post his pic on Facebook. He is very funny about that, but this is not Facebook, right? He gets his haircut nearly every month because it grows so fast!

She laid her cell phone on the bannister on speaker so that her mother could hear the vows as they were recited. Her work is slow in New York so she could not afford to come but when money becomes a little less tight they plan on traveling to New York so they can have the big wedding of her and her family's dreams. I am just so glad that I got to be a part of this one.

I am so blesssed in that from the moment I met Mari I knew she was right for my son, and when I see the way he is with her and the adoration in his eyes and hers, my heart does flip flops. They first met on November 27th. Some say it is too soon.

1. Do you think a long engagement is important?

2. What advice would you give the newlyweds?

This post linked to Thursday Two Questions. Amanda's back. I missed her last week! how about you? Can I stick last week's post in there too? :-)

Thanks for visiting me. Take care and God bless!


Forsythia Leaves

Saturday, November 19, 2011


My dear friend, Jeannie came over the other day and wanted to see my forsythia bush. I told her that it had grown so much since I last pruned it a few months back that it followed me into my front door when I was talking on my cell with her one night. She laughed and said she had to come and see this amazing bush.

Well once she and I finished this bush, she whacked and I stacked, it was just a fraction of the size it once was. As I stacked the cut limbs in the wood pile out back, I saw one tiny limb with some pretty variegated leaves and rescued just it from the pile. I placed it in a vase and found out the vase had not been waterproofed so I had a puddle and two fallen leaves. I took the two leaves and placed them on a beveled mirror. I examined the colors blended from a light lime green to a bright purple...Isn't God amazing? The leaves were as pretty as the flowers once were on these bushes! BTW I did get up the puddle.:-)

This post linked to Weekend Reflection. Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless!


Sunlit clouds

Thursday, November 10, 2011

God's glory shines upon the sky
In sunlit clouds as they roll by
In birds that sing and birds that fly
Up in the clouds that hang so high

I know that God must exist
I feel Him in the grass he kissed
With soft dew in the dark of night
And in clouds of yellow and white.

Nature by God
poem by Judy

Your visits are treasured. Thank you and God bless. This post linked to Skywatch Friday. Stay well.


Bygone days of summer past

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This post linked to watery Wednesday. Thank you for your visit. Take care and God bless!


Threatened with execution for defending herself

Sunday, November 6, 2011

She was raped repeatedly as a migrant worker by her employer. After fighting off the last attempted rape by him she was then gang raped by nine men throughout the evening then arrested. She is facing execution. For more about her story read here. For information regarding fighting for her appeal read here.

Everything human in us should cry out in this young woman’s defense. We applaud those who do not allow themselves to be victims, but in this country they want to execute her. There is an amnesty plea going in on her behalf and we can make a difference today. What if this was you or your loved one?

  • King
His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
Al Saud
The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques
Office of His Majesty the King
Royal Court, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: (via Ministry of the Interior)
+966 1 403 3125 (please keep trying)
  • Salutation: Your Majesty
Second Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of the Interior
His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin
Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Ministry of the
Interior, P.O. Box 2933, Airport Road
Riyadh 11134, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 1 403 3125 (please keep
  • Salutation: Your Royal Highness
And copies to:
President, Human Rights Commission
Bandar Mohammed ‘Abdullah al-Aiban
Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 58889, King Fahad Road,
Building No. 373, Riyadh 11515
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thanks for visiting me today. Take care and God bless! Picture sources; first Image source second Image source.


Hunting and Stalking

One of my favorite past times is bargain hunting, so I am quite the "sports" person as not only do I "hunt" down bargains, but I "stalk" the sky so this was a very rewarding evening. I picked up a book a co-worker needs for just $.20 and some lovely sky shot reflections.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. This post is linked to weekend reflection. Take care and God bless!


Ahhh it's an "A"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The letter A is first;  beginning the alphabet, beginning the names of my first born son then my first born daughter. . . Anthony, Aimee`, both names are defined as meaning beloved. Often companies choose to begin their names with "A" to be found first on the internet or in the yellow pages.

Some of a writer's favorite words begin with the letter "A"; adjectives and adverbs, both breathing life into the noun and verb, adding color to the story; awesome, astonishing, akward, absolutely, adorably adept at adapting to alliteration.

What is the best grade one can award an ardent student?

This post linked to Alphabe-Thursday!

Thanks for visiting! Take care, God bless!


Please don't remind her!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

She tried to be ambivalent about her husband's new interest, carving pumpkins but with her morning sickness, this pumpkin was just too much! 140

Every week Grandma's Goulash posts a picture and you can submit either 140 words or characters to the challenge.  She also provided us with the word ambivalent to add a little more challenge. Why not try your hand, it's fun and Design 215 makes the counting easier.

Thanks so much for your visit. Thanks for joining Succinctly yours. Take care and God bless!

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