Monday, September 29, 2008
It's been a busy weekend around our house filled with great fun things. Tristin scored his first soccer goal yesterday, which he reminds me that I missed due to parking the van darn near a 1/2 mile away. I dropped him off at the field and went to find a parking spot with the other three. He scored right as the game started...YAY!! I feel bad I missed it, though I think it bothers me more than him. The dairy queen blizzard tasted pretty good for celebration! Keith returned home safe and sound after being gone for five days for Military training. It feels good to have him back! He was up and out the door early again this morning to his civilian job without complaint. I'm so thankful for him...he takes such good care of us!
So today is a typical catch-up Monday which I'm thankful for with lots of cutting, sewing, cleaning and laundry in between. I wanted to hop on here quick and let you know the winner of the tote bag. Here it is....
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:30
Timestamp: 2008-09-29 13:39:44 UTC
I am so glad that I found your website. I love your dolls and I love your LOVE FOR THE LORD!! Bless your hearts-Becki
Well I'm off....I hear Kolton screaming!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
by Melanie Pruitt
Jesus made it clear when He stated emphatically, "If any man would be my disciple (follower) let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Basically what it amounts to is this: A person exchanges fickle fortunes of living life by sheer whimsy for the more productive and satisfying adventure of being guided by God. It is a tragic truth that many people who really have never come under His direction or management claim that "The Lord is my Shepherd." They seem to hope that by merely admitting that He is their Shepherd somehow the will enjoy the benefits of His care and management without paying the price of forfeiting their own fickle and foolish way of life. One cannot have it both ways Either we belong or we don't. Jesus Himself warned us that there would come a day when many would say, "Lord, in Your name we did many wonderful things," but He will retort that He never knew us as His own. It is a most serious and sobering thought which should make us search our own hearts and motives and personal relationship to Himself.
Do I really belong to Him?
Do I really recognize His right to me?
Do I respond to His authority and acknowledge His ownership?
Do I find freedom and complete fulfillment in this arrangement?
Do I sense a purpose and deep contentment because I am under His direction?
Do I know and rest and repose, besides a definite sense of exciting adventure, in belonging to Him?
If so, then with genuine gratitude and exaltation I can exclaim proudly, just as David did, "The Lord is my Shepherd!" and I'm thrilled to belong to Him, for it is thus that I shall flourish and thrive no matter what life may bring to me.
From the book A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller
Painting by The Creators Palette
Monday, September 22, 2008
So now for the winner...............
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:17
Timestamp: 2008-09-22 15:57:08 UTC
What a cute idea! I love the crown. Your model looks like she is having fun with it!
Congratulations and thanks to all who entered! I also want to thank those of you who voted for the Baby be Blessed website over at DivineCaroline . I am blessed to announce that we are in fourth place...so if you haven't voted yet, please do! You have to register and then go back to vote. It only takes maybe a minute.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week! I'll be back soon!! ~Tina
Friday, September 19, 2008
This weeks giveaway is a crown/skirt combo. Crown for your little princess, and matching skirt for your BbB doll! The quilted crown is made from a Heather Baily Pop Garden print, embellished with a
To enter please leave your contact information in the comment section under this post Friday-Sunday and I will pick the winner on Monday. You may only enter once each week.
In other news, we were blessed to be nominated for a "love this site" award!
The site with the most votes in its category will win a Visa $250 gift card. Please help us to win this money to donate to our monthly Give a Blessing Recipient! They do require you to enter register with their site, but it only takes a minute and the more votes we get the better chance of winning! This is another way to help someone else with just a few clicks a little of your time! Tell your friends!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Here are your random numbers:24
Timestamp: 2008-09-16 00:08:09 UTC
Happy Birthday Lola! Oh, and please enter us for the contest this week! Rebekah
Friday, September 12, 2008
Happy Birthday to my Lola....six years old today!!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
First off....some Thompson family news!
Today is the first day back to school. It is always bitter/sweet for me to watch them get on the big ol' yellow bus and drive away. I miss them and the house seems too quiet...though as I type this Kolton is throwing a big screaming fuss behind me. =) They were so excited to go and I am looking forward to them coming home. As they anxiously looked down the road for the bus this morning, I anxiously will be looking down the road this afternoon ready to hear all the fun details of the day. As I told Laura this morning...it's good for all of us to be apart, but I'm looking forward to their return. Gosh, I'm going on like they are miles away from me and it's going to be days until I see them, when actually they are just a few blocks away for 7 1/2 hours. I'll be okay...no excuses NOT to get my work done today!
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:5
Timestamp: 2008-09-08 16:02:04 UTC
I would choose to give this lamb to Noah and Julie Roberts, parents of Magdalena Grace who has Trisomy 18. She has been with them for about 4 weeks, every day they are sharing with her is a blessing. I do not know them personally but I am sure they would love this lamb for their daughter.
Friday, September 5, 2008
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
In honor of our first official month of Give a Blessing, I encourage you all to give! This week our giveaway is meant to be given away! You will be entering to win this lamb to give it away to someone else. Someone who the Lord lays on your heart that lives outside of your household. Simply leave a comment under this post stating who you would like to give this blessing to and why you have chosen to give it to them. You may enter Friday-Sunday and I will draw the winner on Monday. I will contact you for the address of your chosen recipient and I will send them their little lamb including a message from you. (You must follow the rules to be qualified)
In the spirit of giving I encourage all of you to give to our little Janessa who is the Sept. Give a Blessing recipient! Baby be Blessed does not make one penny from the T-shirt sales or take a percentage from any of the donations directed towards her cause. We simply want to help in anyway we can! If you are unable to help financially, please help by praying for little Janessa and please pass the word to those around you who can also pray and maybe financially help this sweet baby! By teaming up together we can make a difference!!
We all have something to offer. I don't deserve what the Lord has given me. I am beyond words as to how thankful I am for what I have and what I can give! Even the very toughest points of my life in which I asked "why?", I reflect back to that time and just say thank you! It was those tough times that has molded me into who and what I am today. It will be those future tough times that will continue to mold me into what I should be and strive to become. But in this very moment of where I am...what can I do to make a difference? What can I give? Maybe it is just my time or a kind word of encouragement. It's simply making the choice daily to follow His leading. ~Tina
Monday, September 1, 2008
Here are your random numbers:15
Timestamp: 2008-09-01 20:47:04 UTC
My husband is deployed in Kuwait. I hope i can win her for my 3 year old Ava and buy 2 more for my other children Olivia (5 yrs) and Aidan (9 mon). Precious little snugglies to have while daddy is away! :)Sarah