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Word Filled Wednesday: Remember the Sabbath

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Word Filled Wednesday: Exodus 20:9 Rush rush rush, it always seems like I’m in a hurry to catch up on stuff. That’s my life, 24/7. Whoa, wait! Did I just say 24/7? Yes, I did. And that’s a problem. The Lord tells us in Exodus 20:10 that the seventh day is the Lord’s day and on that day we nor anyone in our households are to do any work, that day is to be reserved for rest and worship, not for catching up on laundry or balancing the check book or whatever we come up with to do on that day.

We are to observe the Sabbath by keeping it holy and focusing on renewing ourselves in Him. So I challenge you as well as myself to keep the seventh day holy through prayer and consecration to the Lord our God.

I’m linking up with:

Internet Cafe Devotions: Word Filled Wednesday

Scripture & a Snapshot

I’d like to thank the hubs for helping me put this post together.


ABCs of Me

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DaenelTY’all know I love myself some memes. I think they’re fun and it gives me (and you) a chance to discover new blogs, find out interesting tidbits about other parts of the country (world) and, well, have some fun. So I said all of that to say, I’ve discovered a new meme (and a new blog) that I want to share.

Kita at Say What U Wanna wrote a post all about herself using the alphabets and I thought it was cute, interesting, random and fun, so I decided to give it a try. So here goes:

Age ~ 38, but I used to add 5 years so that people would say “Dang, you look good for your age”, now I tell the truth because, well, I do look good for my age. LOL

Bed Size ~ King

Chore that you hate ~ Cleaning the bathroom, grocery shopping, washing windows, cleaning up after the dog, was I supposed to stop at one?

Dogs ~ A Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix named Squeekerz, click here to see pictures of him

Essential start to the day ~ Check my messages, but it should be thanking God for allowing me to wake up, that changes now (don’t want to take Him for granted)

Favorite color ~ purple

Gold or silver ~ Um, why do I have to choose?

Height ~ 5’5½”

Instrument you play ~ None

Job ~ CEO of Tucker Enterprises  aka stay~at~home~wife~and~mom

Kids ~ 5 of ‘em!

Live ~ Missouri

Movie ~ Imitation of Life starring Lana Turner and Juanita Moore

Nickname ~ Dani

Overnight hospital stay ~ When I was born, you can read the story by clicking here (it involves a car accident) and when I had my kids

Pet Peeve ~ People

Quote ~ “Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with” and “You want my arm to fall off?” Dude, it’s Billy Dee Williams, he could’ve said the alphabets and I’d have been happy

Right or left handed ~ Right

Siblings ~ 4 sisters and 1 brother

Time it takes you to get ready ~ depends on when and where we’re going

Underwear ~ What?

Vegetable you hate ~ Okra

What makes you run late ~ I get distracted by shiny things

Xrays you’ve had ~ Wrist, ankle, foot

Yummy food that you make ~ Crockpot 4 Bean Chili (you can get the recipe by clicking here)

Zoo animal ~ Monkeys!


Let’s Stay Together, Even After Google Friend Connect is Gone

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I love that song by Al Green, whenever I hear it on the radio, I just start singing and swaying… But, lately, I’ve been thinking about it in relationship to you, my readers. You see, I’ve heard that Google Friend Connect will be going by way of the cassette tape real soon. A moment of silence for all the songs that were recorded from the radio with a big ol’ pause while you tried to skip the DJ’s voice overs. According to my stats, there’s about 236 of y’all who follow this blog via GFC and I don’t wanna lose nary one of y’all.

According to TechCrunch, GFC is being replaced with Google+ in the near future so all of us bloggers have to figure out another way to keep connected. I’ve created a Google+ page for this blog but I’m not sure how or if I’ll use it just yet. If you’re using Google+ already I’d be interested to know how you set it up and if you’ve found it useful or overwhelming. I already have a Facebook page for this blog and, well, we have a pretty good thing going on over there and I don’t want to disrupt it.  Besides, I think trying to manage this blog, Facebook and Twitter are enough without adding anything else to the mix.

Anyway, I’d love for you to join me on Facebook ~ you can keep up with my blog posts, join in the conversations, share pictures and just have a real good time. You can also continue to get my blog posts in your reader of choice by clicking here. But whatever you do, let’s stay together… See how I brought that back around, I’m clever like that.


Random Thoughts

Wrought Iron Gate

  1. How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was pretty good, we spent it with the parentals. My dad had knee replacement surgery a few weeks ago and is using a walker, this has provided endless amusement for me. Yesterday, I decorated it with ribbons and bells ~ you can check out the picture by clicking here.
  2. Last night, I heard a story on CNN about pastors who encourage their members to tweet during services and I thought Hmmmm, I dunno how I feel about this… I know some people tweet during conferences and things like that but tweeting during church? It annoys me to see people with their earpieces in during the services ~ Seriously, unless you’re getting direct calls from Heaven, why? So I don’t know how I’d feel about seeing folks tweeting on phones, tablets and notebooks during church. I guess it’s just a new way of reaching the masses and I can see how the outreach would be beneficial but I hope people aren’t using Twitter as a replacement for church.
  3. What is with these crazy kids going off to these Middle Eastern countries to go hiking or study abroad and then getting caught up in stuff? Stop going to those places, people, and then you don’t have to worry about getting arrested, beat up and bailed out by the American government. Wanna know if you belong there? Watch the news ~ if people are throwing molotov cocktails, stay your butt at home.
  4. I finally found the perfect pair of jeans. They have the perfect amount of stretch and the inseam allows for heels or flats. Y’all don’t know how hard it is to find a good pair of jeans and they didn’t cost an arm and a leg ($19.99). I bought ‘em down here in Mississippi, so yay for road trips.
  5. I’m in desperate need of a cup of coffee, so I’m off…


Touring Historic Mississippi

Columbus City SignWe’ve been spending the week with the parentals in Mississippi, which has been a lot of fun. We arrived on Wednesday and immediately slipped into a state of relaxation ~ like the hubs says, sometimes you really need to just get away from your life…

So this morning, he asked if I’d like to take a driving tour of the historic part of town since neither of us had ever been down that way. Of course, the history geek in me quickly agreed.

We drove through the city and came upon so many beautiful buildings ~ my dream is to one day live in one of those beautiful old plantation homes with the sweeping staircases, so I can slide glide down the banister and suck down mint juleps on the veranda.

Franklin House

Mississippi University for Women: Franklin House

Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women

In the shopping district, we saw all sorts of colorful buildings that just begged to be explored.

Gifts Etc.

Store Fronts

We drove down to the park and stumbled across this beautiful bridge that overlooked the most serene body of water.

Robinson Road

Robinson Road Bridge

View of the Water from the Robinson Road Bridge

View of the Water from the Robinson Road Bridge

Being there left the hubs in a contemplative mood…

Robinson Road

Until he saw his car…

The Hubs

The Hubs Smiling...

You can see more pictures from our trip to Mississippi by clicking here.

And how’s your weekend going so far?

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