They drive me crazy :)

Just thought I'd mention that :)


Verse of the Day

Ephesians 2:8-9
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith

Grace, it's a wonderful marvelous thing. How awesome to know that God's glorious grace covers me, washes over me, and SAVES me from the evil sins that reside in all of our lives.

-and this not from yourselves

Praise God that I cannot save myself....for if I could...I would surely fail.

it is the gift of God

It is a GIFT. We just have to accept the gift. How? Through FAITH.

— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

So many people rely on the fact that they are a "good person" to get them to heaven. Not true. This verse tells the truth very clearly. We cannot save ourselves. The Lord can save us, and it doesn't matter how much bad or good we have done, we ALL need salvation and we cannot EARN it. It's a GIFT given to us and we must ACCEPT it. Once you figure that's so easy. It's so easy. Just accept it, accept HIM. Make your life worth more....more than anything this world can offer.


Confession #70

It's been awhile ... but here's a good one.

We were at Stacy and Kevin's new apartment Friday night and talking about how Kaitlyn has a lock on her bedroom door...and hopefully she doesn't use it...and it made me think of this....

I had forgotten about it!

In elementary school, the whole class would get bathroom breaks (no it's not another pee story!). Anyway...sometimes it just wasn't enough to hold you over throughout the day....or you had to wait too sometimes I would get the teacher's permission to go by myself during a quiet time in class. I'm guessing this was around 2nd grade.

There were 3 stalls in the restroom we would use. One day I was in one of the stalls, and heaven knows why, I wondered what would I....

kept the stall door locked....

crawled underneath the opening at the bottom of the stall door....

and went back to class.

Yes, I did. I don't know why. I don't know what my thinking was. If I thought it would be fun...if I thought....anything at all. I have NO idea why in the WORLD I did that....but SuperDave must have hated me. I can't see it being super easy on a grown man to get that stall door unlocked.

Sadest part is ... if I remember correctly ... I did it more than once!



Front Room Remodel

As some of you well know....we've been working on our front room for the last 3 weeks...tearing down the paneling (2 layers!), the drop ceiling, adding insulation where needed, drywalling the walls and ceiling (raising the ceiling about 2 feet). By we I don't mean Bob and me as much as my dad and his dad! The help has been unbelievable! I don't know what we would do without these men! I wanted to share the pics we have so far. We have it partially decorated now...but will finish in the next week or so. We need to add the trim still, the baseboards and pictures :)

Hope you like it!


Verses of the Day...

On my iGoogle page...I have BibleGateway's verse of the day. They actually give 3 verses...(not sure why)....but I love them! Here are today's.

Psalm 19:14
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

***Maybe God is telling me I shouldn't call people dumb. :) People aren't dumb...some people are dumb. ;) Kidding! (Well, sort of.) I believe the words you speak are a reflection of your heart...and I always want people to see God's light in me by the words I speak.

2 Samuel 7:22
“How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

***God is awesome. Above everything in this world. He is AMAZING. If you don't know Him...I wish you would.

Romans 12:2
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

***This world is an awful, horrible, evil deceptive....but when you accept Christ you are are made new. Inside and out. The world tests you...but knowing that God is greater than this awful place...knowing that His will is greater than somehow makes it all worth it.

My Lord, my are amazing. I praise you for your Holiness, God. Thank you that this world is not my home....because if all I had was this evil place to look to, and nothing more, I don't think I could continue, God. Thank you for saving me with your amazing Grace. May I give you my All, Lord.

A Rant!

I know it's not very polite or Christian of me to say that people are dumb....but I am going to say it anyway.

People are dumb!

Bobby's car got broken into (for the third time!)....why? Because people are dumb.

A young boy lost his life Sunday in a shooting...why? Because people are dumb. He was shot over taking a bale of hay.

Scientists say we should be able to marry robots by 2050...why? Because people will. Why? Because people are dumb.

I'm sorry...but I look at the things that go on around us day to day...and this is my conclusion. The things we all care about...the things we focus on...when our focus should be on God. It should be on the things that DO matter after this life is over. I cannot take anything with me. I cannot believe that someone will go to prison over a bale of hay. A bale of hay! The things that matter to us in this's sad really. Fast forward to the end of your could be could be 50 years from now....and what matters to you? Your possessions? Your job? Your money? Your house? Your car? I am willing to bet no. We should all focus on the things that should really, truly matter to us. The people in our lives. The God that created us.


Bob's Confession # 3

Ok, so I thought I would write a quick confession on here. This is pretty embarrasing.

I ran a stop sign one time. Maybe you've done that too. I wasn't paying enough attention. What distracted me?

I was too busy rapping to some CD I had in and completely missed that I needed to stop. I flew through that intersection and luckily didn't hurt anyone - including myself.

This further proves that me and rap music are like oil and water...


Slow Fade

I love Casting Crowns. They are by far the most awesome group in Christian music (and of course any other kind of music!). Where alot of Christian music is "feel good" music (which is still fine), Casting Crowns calls out not only the sinner...but the Christian. They keep the Christian on track. They constantly make a Christian re-evaluate themselves. The song "Slow Fade" was stuck in my head yesterday. Sin will envelope you before you realize it if you are not careful.

Slow Fade

Be careful little eyes what you see
It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself awayP
eople never crumble in a day
It's a slow fade, it's a slow fade

Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day

The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you're thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking

It's a slow fade when you give yourself away
It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day

Oh be careful little eyes what see
Oh be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh be careful little eyes what you see



It's been TOO long since some of you got to see her! Here are some more recent pictures! She's crawling everywhere, "cruising" along the teeth yet though!

Experience It for Yourself

Pastor spoke this week from 1 Peter...and pointed out something that I had never even considered before.

1 Peter 1:12 says:

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

You'd have to read the entire chapter to get the idea of the verse itself...but the emphasis on the last line....that is a very important line.

Peter is speaking of salvation. Angels do not know what it is to experience salvation. To feel that conviction, that calling of your heart, that desire to know Him. That feeling that no matter what KNOW what's going to happen. That feeling that your life is about MORE. More than anything this world can offer. Pastor pointed out that angels are not witnesses because they cannot testify as to what God did for them through salvation. They reside in Heaven. They worship God. But they have not experienced SALVATION.

I have. I could explain the feeling to you. I could explain it to this day, for I remember that day like no other. I cannot tell you the date, but the date doesn't matter to me. That change in my heart and in my life...that's what matters to me. I could explain to you how my heart was thumping so hard in my chest that I thought it would burst. That I felt that if I didn't walk up to that altar that very moment that something amazing was going to pass me by. That going to that altar released so much from me that I didn't know I was carrying, and gave me something that I cannot put into words. I completely let go....

But if you haven't experienced that then you just won't understand.

If you don't understand...then I pray that someday you will. Then it will all make sense.

Confession #69

I was thinking of various work situations....

It was Oct. 15 a few years ago (deadline day at work). It was mid-afternoon...and all of a sudden I realized that my dress pants had slit right up the backside. Who knows how long they had been that way or how many had noticed. I quickly grabbed my sweater hanging on the back of my chair and tied it around my waist. Ugh. Stupid pants!

One day I was walking past our front counter...and my shoe got caught in my pant leg...and down I went! Of course, lucky for me the only people that saw were ... 5 employees and a client. :) Sense the sarcasm???

When I was pregnant with Maleah last year, I tripped and fell up the stairs. It terrified me but luckily there was a hand rail and I grabbed it and hit my back and not my belly. (I wasn't showing was early on.) graceful!


Why, Why, Why???

I received this from a co-worker...Thought it was worth sharing...I got a good laugh!

Why, Why, Why...

-Do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are going dead? - Guilty!

-Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

-Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

-Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

-Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

-Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

-Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

-Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

-Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

-If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

-Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

-Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized? - Double Guilty!

-Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance? - Yep, done that too!

-Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

-How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

-When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

-Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

-In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

-And my FAVORITE...... The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's YOU!! - It's DEFINATELY me!


Confession #68

Olive Juice

Bob and I love the movie "The Other Sister". We watched it alot a few years ago and if you've ever seen it, there's the part about Olive Juice. From far away when someone can't hear you, you mouth "Olive Juice" and it looks like "I Love You". Bob and I love quoting shows and movies and goofing around. One day I looked at him (he was definately within ear shot) and I said, in an exaggerated voice, ORANGE JUICE! He looked at me like I was totally nuts...then I realized that I said the wrong juice! Whoops! :)