So Cold…

I know it is the day the Lord made, and to rejoice in it, (as my daughter Stephanie tells me) but it’s just so darn cold.  Unbelievable.  46 today.  That’s not fun, although I know it could be worse; snowing, raining, hurricane, etc., at least the sun was out.

The shed is doing well with Steve banging the rafters onto getting ready for roofing , and done in all that cold and wind.  Now he’s inside, and it’s warm getting ready for supper.  Love it when the oven is on because it really warms up the kitchen.  O yes it does!  amen and amen, how I love that.

Got some bad news today about our friend Bob, so naturally we fall down and pray, asking the Lord for a miracle, which He can so easily do.  How I praise Him for that, and will continue to praise Him no matter the outcome.  It’s hard for the family right now, both he and Cindy are in need of our intercession and it will be done.  Isn’t there a book:  Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People???  Something like that, anyway.

Had the opportunity to talk to a dear old friend the other day, let’s see, Sunday it was…and his name is Don Robertson, Steve said Don was excited to hear from him, he’s been out of work 6 weeks with muscle spasms and dr. care.  I guess he’s thinking of moving to TX and so is his son Todd and his family.  How nice is that, easily affordable there, as well.  They deserve it, that’s for sure.  Love that family so much.

Well, enuff said today, going to write it off for now.  Love my kids and who they married, and oh those 8 grandkids, how I just adore each and every one of them.  I am blessed with such a wonderful family, lots of laughs and we all share the Lord.  (well, the teeny tiny ones soon I hope).  I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you.  I know the Lord is the only one to appreciate this, as well, hahahaha.

I love you, my family, I love you alot.

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It’s a good day…

Life is good, so nice to get up and be about in the warm sunny weather, although not as warm as I’d like it, although warm enough to not have to wear a coat. Got in the car, turned on the radio and “My Redeemer” is playing, I love that song. Have no idea who was singing it but it was a girl, amen. hahaha..

Looking at the calendar and noticing the end of the month is so busy, I guess a good busy with Friday evening out to dinner with neat friends, Saturday night church and Sunday evening the Huddle for coaches of small groups…mmmmmhaving that Mexican theme. It should be delish. So it’s amazing how things fall on the same week end, it would be nice to have it broken up, but that’s okay.

Checked the plants today, and although the pansies are doing well, I brought in the others because it’s getting so cold tonight and wouldn’t want to lose them. I guess I’ll wait til the middle of March to put them out, who knows. It’s been such a cold, harsh winter.

Friends, just loving friends…who calls but our friends Betty and Moody Adams…how sweet is that…and they are having snow down there in Baton Rouge, LA O yes they are. They were wondering if I still liked it down here with the horrible winter we’ve had…well, we aren’t having snow so I guess I do like it. hahahaha. They are well, he just got back from Africa last week and still trying to get caught up on the time change. Now there’s a challenge!!! How well I remember. Betty sounds just great, new great grandson, Parker, precious Parker. I can just see Betty’s broad smile and sparkly eyes.

American Idol was soooo boring last evening with the girls, think I’m sticking to Criminal Minds tonight even if it is a repeat!!!

Well, I said it was a good day, 2 answered prayers, “Praise be to the Lord my Rock…O Lord, what is man that you care for him?”
Thank you, Lord for you care for the things that are so small but yet they seem so large to me. I love you, Lord.

Well, my 3 grown children, you are deeply loved today not only by me, but of course your Lord and Savior. I’m so glad you know Him and take your petitions to Him as well and then watch Him work in your lives. Yes, you are deeply loved.

It’s gorgeous today…

Quite a day in Charleston, SC today, I must say, took care of the smaller plants and they are looking so good, a bit dry, but looking good, the rosemary is so darn tall and the oregano loves my front yard (so do I).  Took a long walk down the driveway to the mailbox for the mail and I could have sat out there all afternoon enjoying the warmth and sun, yes it is sandal and shorts temps today.  Not tomorrow though.  I’ll have to wait til Monday to be that warm again.  Just love it.

Nice spending the morning praying down the prayer list and seeing so many answered prayers in my life and the lives of others.  Nice to see those check marks.  God answers prayer for sure.

Small groups last night was absolutely phenomenal, the 10 of us love gathering together and enjoy the Scripture He has made available.Talking about ‘being rich in God’ is just amazing.  How blessed we are as Americans.  Now we’re getting ready for a coaches huddle Sunday evening, getting together with another group of God’s amazing people…yes, coaches of small group leaders of which we happen to be both and it’s okay, it’s fun to do that.  So Sunday night at 5p it will be a Mexican theme at a friend’s home, and I’m bringing Spanish rice as my dish to pass.  I love it packed with onions, peppers, green olives and pigeon peas and can’t forget the Sazon, that’s what makes it, sooo good.  My granddaughter Alyssa would sooo enjoy that, alas, I can’t send it through the mail.  Next time I see her I’ll be cooking it.   Anxious to see what others bring.  It’s always a nice evening of fellowship, learning and enjoying the menu.

Still reading the Prodigal God.  I think I’d better take notes on some of it, things I never thought about.  Pretty darn good.

I can’t believe this is the last week of February.    March is here, and with that brings March madness for all the basketball fans out there.  Steve will enjoy that…depending on what night of the week, if it’s Mondays well, that’s our small group night.

Loving Ecclesiastes 8:1, ” Who is like the wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a man’s face and changes its hard appearance”  oh yeah!  Who needs those creams for the face, wisdom will change our faces yes, that hard appearance.  We all need that so let’s spend some wise time in God’s Word for it is He who gives us His wisdom, and it’s ours for the asking.  Oh my word…how great is that!!! Love it.

Thinking of my 3 wonderful children and their families, how I love them, and Steve had a chance to brag on them last night, amen and amen.

I forgot

Wow, forgot all about blogging Friday, I guess the weather was so gorgeous I forgot everything…couldn’t believe the mid 60’s even up to 68 degrees it was just wonderful…note the word “was” because today it’s raining already, was suppose to rain later in the day, but at least it’s still in the 60’s, I think.  It was suppose to be, anyway.

Went to Calvary Church last night and enjoyed 2nd cousin Heather speak on her upcoming trip to Uganda.  Good for her.  She works in a hotel in Charleston and just bought herself a condo.  How nice is that, Oh Yeah!!!   Afterwards off to the “Ye Old Ice Cream Shoppe” for some sugar free stuff, which was quite good, surprisingly.  hahahaha.

Going to order brick today for the shed (takes 2 weeks to get it) then coffee and gramps.  How nice is that on a rainy day.  Shed is sure looking good, need more lumber now as well.  It’ll be so nice to see it completed with all of Steve’s things in it and my car in the garage.  YAAAAYYYY!

Tonight’s small group with our group of 14, chicken dinner.  I made an apple pie that looks great, mmmmmm wonder how it’s going to taste? Just cause it looks good doesn’t mean it tastes good.

Think I’ll make a few cards today (easy, very easy ones), love it when they’re easy, oh yes I do!!!

Well, thinking I’ll shut it down for now, and remember everyone, “Oh How He Loves Us”  so we are his portion and He is our prize, drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes”  Heaven meets earth with a sloppy wet kiss.  Oh Yeah!  He Loves Us…  Don’t forget it either.

Love to all my family, xo, such special people.

sunny and gorgeous

Wow, it’s about time, getting up there to the near 60’s, although next week we’re being shot down to 50’s.  This is ugly.  Thinking only of today I think…that’s a good thing.  Blue skies, sun, light breeze, open house at low country pregnancy center, Olympic golds for USA was great, just so much, so many good things.  Fixed up a chair in the living room by placing pads on the legs, hate to have the wood floors marred.  That was so easy, did some light work around the house, and enjoyed this light week.  Continued some reading in the Prodigal God, last year’s book, hahaha, but oh so good any time.  How much can I remember, that’s the only thing.

Great getting my facebook picture changed, wow, thought I could never do that, so before even trying I’m fbking my granddaughter, Alyssa to explain what I want done, then continued to try to figure it out, so exasperating, then all of a sudden something clicked and voila…new picture…without help!!!  As my niece said, ‘did I do her patented dance’ and I want to say yes, Angie I did but not quite sure what your dance was, so made up my own and called it your ‘patented dance’.

Got some hilarious forwards from a friend, Bonnie, and just had to send one to Stephanie…we all can use a hilarious laugh at work, that’s for sure.

Need to get some stamping up done for future cards, and I’m going to make a few up that are sooooo easy and delightfully enjoyable.  Snail mail .. I love it…and I love receiving too, which I did get a card in the mail from another friend, Marge.

Well, to all of my children, their husbands and wife, and my friends, 3 John 1:2, “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers”

Talk to ya tomorrow

Tuesday was a lazy day

…Oh yes it was, no blogging, did very little other than spending time in Bible study with Daniel, thanks to Beth Moore…also did some reading in the Prodigal God, which my daughter let me borrow.  Spent the day doing the bear minimum, even supper was so easy, bacon/cheese/egg on a hard roll with steak fries.  How easy can it get.

Loved American Idol, breaks my heart when I see them have to leave, and they are good…well most of them are.  So rooms 1 and 3 made it and now the 24 is picked.  Well, tonight will finish the 24.

Monday night was great small group night, the topic???  How to be Rich???  I find out I am rich …yes rich in all the things God has for me, I am amazed at what I have in comparison to the world…and a question was posed, If I were  given 10 million dollars, I would have to give every bit of it away…how would I do that?  Some good answers arose, including “I’d give each of  my grandchildren a million”; interesting.  So would I.  hahahaha!!!  So this is February’s study.  Next month we’ll be choosing our own topics, right now we are following the Sunday morning message.It goes along with Andy Stanley’s studies.  Not bad.  Not great, but not bad.  LOL

Tuesday was so darn cold, biting wind.  Steve shopped at Lowe’s to pick up windows etc for the shed.  Too cold to work on the shed, so he’ll begin today.  Friday our temps go into the 60’s through next Tuesday, I’ll be thrilled over that and so will Steve, lots will get done on the shed, even Uncle Al wants to come over and help out.  See what warmer temps do, and sunshine to boot.  We come out from our caves and enjoy the world.

So today is Wednesday, rose with the sun (6:30 a.m.); coffee rolling and cinnamon toast made, soooo good, in the low 50’s today, better than yesterday.  Think I’ll get some cleaning done rather than just the picking up, and I’d better think of a better supper (although I really did enjoy that egg sandwich last night, must have been the hard roll).

…and to my family, my lovely, lovely family…I will love you forever…1 John 4:7-12, 16

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has seen God at any time.  If we love one another, God abides in us and His love has been perfected in us….And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.  God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.    Have a wonderful day Andy, Laura and family; Stephanie, Jason and Alyssa;  Rachel, Michael and family.

Quite a week end…

Gotta love it, had a great Valentine’s week end, first had lunch with my childhood friend, Judy.  We met at O’Charley’s and she recognized me saying “I look like my mom”, what a nice compliment.  The four of us, Judy and Ken, Steve and I, got seated, chatted like craaazy, like soo darn fast, like wow, am I going to fit it all in our conversation.  We laughed remembering the baby chicks that were given to us by a wonderful neighbor for Easter…yes, every child in that neighborhood got at least 3 baby chicks that particular Easter.  Then onto other crazy things we had done, so much fun reminiscing.  Of course, we had to chat it up about our wonderful adult children, what they are all doing now, and then on to the grandchildren…how proud we are of our families.  All of our kids and grandkids have turned out so great. 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in truth”…  Who could ask for more…and what pleased me most is my friend Judy is so involved in her church for community, knowing the Lord.  Wow!!!  Pays to serve your country for 28 yrs in the navy subs, b/c ya never know where you’re going to live and have the Bible presented to you.  Now how cool is that.

Well, after leaving my friend, my dear friend, we took off for NC for the week end, why not, snow was coming (3″ might I add) and of course, NC got 3″ as well, but snow didn’t begin til much later after our arrival.  Lee and Dianne welcomed us in with open arms, warm cozy house, coffee on and of course we just chatted up a storm, then in came Michael and Diane with Cody, and more great conversations…learning their eldest son Kevin is right now as I type in Marjah, Afghanistan, Battle of all Battles going on now.  After the kids all left, we settled in for soup and biscuits for supper and watched the snow fall ever so silently…one moment all is green (or should I say winter brown) and then all of a sudden white as white can be.  Absolutely beautiful if you don’t have to be in it.  Along with us Lee and Dianne have a young man, Daniel, from Ecuador staying with them for 6 weeks total (4 left now), what a pleasant young 17 yr. old.  He took his summer vacation from his home to come to the USA for 6 weeks of education.  He’ll be graduating and then on to Spain for college, the USA is too expensive.  I agree.

Saturday brought lots of fun, our husbands sent us for massage therapy…wow, loving it, if I were wealthy Donald Trump style, I’d have a person come to my home and give a massage to me daily.  I hope I wasn’t drooling as my head faced the floor and I enjoyed the massage.

Then home for grilled extra sharp cheese sandwiches and soup…then off to my favorite store (well, one of my favorites) ALDI.  What a place for great prices for groceries.  Every town should have one.  You name it, I bought it!!!  Steak, baked potatoes and mixed veggies for supper, then settled in for the night…mind you, the snow melted, YAAYYY!!!!

Valentine’s Day … February 14th  brought Steve preaching at Fellowship Community on Relationships…Great time of gathering with God’s favorites…then back to the house for packing up and heading for a family dinner at O’Charley’s in NC.  YUP!!!!  Must be a favorite for the Eiss family (elderly ones, LOL).  Then headed on home, it’s always nice to get home…to find NO snow…electricity must have gone off, clocks were all flashing like crazy, living room light was on (it always does that when electrics pop off).  And found out on early morning news that 50,000 were out of electricity and some people got 6″ of snow.   It was a week end from our Lord, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Cor. 13:13, that’s what the week-end was filled with, amen and amen.

So it WAS quite a week end, filled so much with the goodness of God every step of the way, Psalm 13:6, “I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”