Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Recently Mickey has been reading in Proverbs, and he shared this verse with me last week. I must say, this verse has haunted me of late. And with the upcoming election, it keeps popping up in my mind...
20 Wisdom calls aloud in the street,
she raises her voice in the public squares;
21 at the head of the noisy streets [a] she cries out,
in the gateways of the city she makes her speech:
22 "How long will you simple ones [b] love your simple ways?
How long will mockers delight in mockery
and fools hate knowledge?
23 If you had responded to my rebuke,
I would have poured out my heart to you
and made my thoughts known to you.
24 But since you rejected me when I called
and no one gave heed when I stretched out my hand,
25 since you ignored all my advice
and would not accept my rebuke,
26 I in turn will laugh at your disaster;
I will mock when calamity overtakes you-
27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,
when distress and trouble overwhelm you.
28 "Then they will call to me but I will not answer;
they will look for me but will not find me.
29 Since they hated knowledge
and did not choose to fear the LORD,
30 since they would not accept my advice
and spurned my rebuke,
31 they will eat the fruit of their ways
and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
32 For the waywardness of the simple will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 but whoever listens to me will live in safety
and be at ease, without fear of harm."
Okay, heavy I know... but wow!!! There will be many churches all over the US fasting and praying over the weekend for the upcoming elections and no matter your plans, I hope that you will take the time to ask God to protect our country, and that above all else, that His will be done.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
My best buddy Rebecca received this award from one of her blogger buddies and bestowed it upon me. How cool is that! So here goes! I am to name 6 things that make me happy and then pass it on to three people....
1. Sitting on the couch with Mickey after all the kids have gone to bed just talking!
2. Having all our kids and grandkids together at one time. I love it!!!
3. Being with friends.... their laughter makes me happy!
4. The smell of ANYTHING sweet baking - pumpkin bread, pies, cookies, cakes... YUM!
5. Teaching kids... gotta love their questions and I love to watch them do crafts!
6. KNITTING... I love to watch how the patterns and colors come together!!!
So... there you have it... and I'm calling out Rachel, who has been honing some crafting skills..... and how about Carly who is such a musical person... now that is definitely "kreative"! And last, but not least Christy who just might amaze you all with some "flag tossing skills" if you give her a chance!!!! Have a great time with this... it makes you just feel all fuzzy when you write about the stuff that makes you happy!!!!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Cute, huh? Now I have to tell you... this sort of thing runs in our family... it began with my grandfather - Pap Cullison as he was known to us. He would come up with an idea, and then run with it... he raised ponies and held pony rides at local carnivals - where he also set up a portable skating rink (complete with tent!). He once set up a "picture booth" at a local carnival - he stood out side telling people about the process and then my dad and my uncle took the pictures and developed them, so that people could come back and get their pictures later (sound familiar?). He "sold" that idea for $500! In later years he ran a dog kennel, raise birds of all sorts and sold them, and had milk goats selling their milk in the community. He always seemed to have something on the back burner.
My father has been a "jack of all trades" and I have held numerous jobs as well. I once baked pies for a restaurant, making 8 to 12 pies weekly. I started making corn husk dolls and ended up selling them in shops in Corydon. I have sold floral designs and wreaths, and I still make wedding arrangements periodically. I can crochet, and have sold some of that in the past, and I am currently on a "knitting binge"... crafting and selling just runs in the blood.
I'm happy to see that this "enterprising spirit" lives on in another generation... now... if I see her in the market to buy milk goats, I might have to step in... but in the meantime... if you need a tutu for a little princess (or yourself!), send her an email! She'll be happy to hear from you!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
And to my blogging friends... just because I've taken a job doesn't mean that I'll stop blogging!! Are you kidding me??? Whether anyone ever reads it is beside the point... I LOVE TO WRITE!!! So as long as I have this avenue available to me, I'll continue to use it. Words... they are just so much fun!!!
A thought or two on Satan and his incessant attacks.... while he can be persistent (just ask my friend Rebecca !) I fully believe that he is no match for my Savior!!!! My poor friend has been attacked in a most unusual way, but I believe it to be an attack just the same. I have never met anyone with more dental issues at one time, and while this might seem a simple thing to overcome, it can be daunting... and terribly frustrating! Satan is thrilled to take a time such as this and use it to bring you down.... but Jesus has other plans... plans to prosper you and give you peace... so rest easy my friend... God is SO in control, even if life feels out of control at the moment!!!!
GRANDBABIES.... aren't they the MOST amazing little people in the world? I got to spend the day with two of mine... Emma and Levi. We had a great day, and they are growing so quickly. I often wonder why we couldn't have just had grand kids first???? Impossible, I know... but if you've got them... I know you'll understand!!!!
And a final thought for the evening.... the Presidential election... I don't know who you are voting for... but I would ask that you keep this election in your prayers, and that God would place in office the person of HIS choice!!!! Can I get an AMEN?????
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I had placed my resume on line at indianacareerconnect.com and I had filled out tons of applications... an nothing!
Then the other day a lady from an employment agency that places employees for the Family and Social Services office in Indiana called. She had pulled my resume off line and wanted me to come for an interview... or so I thought. When I showed up today, it was an orientation!!! After the first 15 minutes she told us that if we weren't interested in the job, we were free to leave. I decided that as I had been praying for God to give me the job of his choice, and I hadn't applied... nor did I know that I could walk away with the job today, this was something that he must be handing to me. So... I took the job! I begin on October 20th, and I'll be working in Jeffersonville. The money is good, and I am so excited!
What is the most exciting is the fact that this will allow us to help Carly go to college! I am thrilled about that! So... as always... GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
On Friday I will go to Curves and take some bread that I will bake tonight for the Relay for Life team bake sale. And... I'll get in 30 minutes of exercise! Then I'll come home and bake four Bundt cakes for the Stephanie's Hope Scholarship Fund dinner Sunday. Don't worry... I'll make sure they are completely cooled and NOT iced before I wrap them tightly! I'll add the finishing touches on Saturday evening!
Saturday will find us busy again... Carly will have her District Competition in Southport. Their band plays at 11:52. We are still debating as to whether or not we are going to make the drive up. We hate to miss out on the big moments!!!! Either way, Saturday evening will find me baking pies for the fundraiser. Pumpkin for my buddy, Steve Meredith, who has been putting in extra time with the fundraiser. Talk about a busy man!!!! I appreciate him so much!
Sunday we will go and teach our class in the morning and then make our way over to The Ranch for the dinner. Pulled Pork BBQ, Baked Beans, Slaw or Potato Salad and a dessert!!! Sounds tempting, doesn't it? Not sure how much time I'll have to eat! Serving will begin at noon, and at 2:00 PM the church band, along with Smith and Company, will entertain our guests.
My prayer is that we will raise some money for this fund. I hope that this is a tremendous start to something that has the potential to bless people for years to come. I think that this is such a fitting way to pay honor to a friend who loved God so much and wanted nothing more than to serve Him.
So... if you have a little time on Sunday, and you are in the Greenville/Palmyra area, please come and join us for some great food... great music... and tons of fellowship! If you need directions... send me a comment... I'll be happy to fit an answer in to my busy schedule!!!!