Monday, October 29, 2007

Who Should Make the Coffee?...........................

Sounds good to me...............Betty

WHO DOES WHAT

A man and his wife were having an argument about who
should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first,

and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."
The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here and

you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee."
Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible

that the man should do the coffee."
Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament

and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says.........."HEBREWS"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Friday Show and Tell.....Yes it is.....no it isn't.......




Once again it's Friday and time for Show and Tell over at Kelli's...............
Several years ago I was given a cutting of a plant called Confederate Rose....sometimes called 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow', 'Cotton Rose' because the leaves do look very much like cotton leaves.....

The next fall when buds began to emerge I was really excited.....finally a bloom opened and it was beautiful........pure white petals......

That afternoon, my husband came in and was telling me how pretty the pink bloom was. Needless to say, we had a heated discussion about the color of the bloom. I said, "white', he said, "pink'.......well, in the final analysis, we were both correct.....just a few hours apart.....

When the bud first opens, it is a gorgeous white bloom. An hour or so later, pink tinges the edges of the petals.....and in four or five hours the bloom has turned a very deep pink....hence the name 'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'............



The same bloom.......white in the morning when I cut it..............

A deep pink color in the afternoon..........Because of the drought this year and where the bush is located, it suffered from lack of water.....usually the blooms are much larger and showy........Sorry that pictures are somewhat blurried.........

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Heartwarming.........Dog story

This email came one day last week and I think it's worth the read........Betty

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced.
I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind soul
Working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these words:
Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday
and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy
that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and
to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her
You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith.
We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope
because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter
Yet. I told her that I thought He had.
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, "When a Pet Dies." Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:
Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays
In your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our
bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in,
so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and
have something to rmember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for
helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother
you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I am wher ever there is love.
Love, God




Friday, October 19, 2007

A Refreshing Gift............Show and Tell....Showers of Rain.....

Hello everyone....it's Friday and that means Show and Tell over at Kelli's..........



Kelli mentioned that one might choose to share about a gift received......well, the umbrella was a gift from daughter, Amy.......toile is one of my favorite fabrics...........I haven't needed an umbrella lately.................



We are in a severe drought in our area and today the good Lord graciously sent down wonderful, refreshing showers of rain.....I threw open the den windows so that I could sit and enjoy the precious drops falling......within minutes the trees, flowers, grass, statuary all looked so clean and refreshed. The drops of rain clinging to the window screen aren't showing up in the picture as well as they did this afternoon while I was looking out the window.......
It's been quite awhile since we've had the pleasue of a puddle of water around here.........The city of Atlanta is in crisis........water is a precious commodity.......Thank you Lord for our gift of rain today.....

Sunday, October 14, 2007

If You Think A Letter In The Alphabet Isn't Important......read on.......

Note: Please visit Luke, seven years old...victim of Leukemia, who has requested 500 prayers.http://500prayersforluke.blogspot.com/.
.thank you Penless Writer for bringing Luke to my attention........






This actually happened to me back in August......Betty


If you think a letter of the alphabet isn’t important---read on……..

We have a professional clown in our congregation named Tracey (name changed) also known as Janet…(name changed)….

We recently had a wedding at our church for a lovely young couple with a reception held in a Community House. Three other ladies and I coordinated the reception d├ęcor. Janet added wonderful touches with balloons galore….in arrangements and a canopy of balloons on the ceiling……

The night of the wedding I made lots of pictures of the decorations, of Janet and her family. I told her I would email them to her and she said fine.

Not having her email address, my husband, the church pastor, supplied me the address, Tracy…address…….. The next week I sent them to her. I sent one more email that I thought she would appreciate….The next day I received my email forwarded back asking me to remove her from my distribution list….there was my name and email address on it. I was completely shocked…..but I replied that I was sorry to have inconvenienced her by sending the wedding pictures and additional email and that I would delete her address from my address book.

The next day I received two emails…one was a message receipt request acknowledging that I had received the email and my forwarded email again addressed to me with my address…with a reply stating that she didn’t intend to offend me but she didn’t think we knew each other and how did I obtain her address.

Well, I had been in church with this lady for four years, sometimes sharing the same pew…I wondered what had come over her…..

I emailed her back that I was the pastor’s wife…..that he had given me her address. I once again apologized and assured her that I had deleted her address. This time I asked that a message receipt be returned to me…….I didn’t get another email nor the receipt and I decided she was too embarrassed to answer. I dreaded seeing her on Sunday, what would we say to each other?

Today, there were two more emails….a message receipt request and holding my breath I opened the second one….not knowing what to expect. Below is the message:

Betty,
Somewhere along the line there’s been confusion. I’m not Janet so she probably hasn’t received any of the emails you’ve sent to…Tracy…..address……….If somehow she has the same email address I’d sure like to know that but I’ve been using this one for years and I’d be surprised.
Bob

My husband and I looked at one another in disbelief….as we checked her address everything was the same with the exception of one little tiny letter e that had been omitted when he sent me the address. That completely changed the entire address…..mystery solved. Bob is Tracy….the clown is Tracey, both have the same identical email address. If Bob had signed the first email this business could have been avoided. He only signed the last one Bob…..duh….

Well, in my last (hopefully) email to Bob I wrote:

Thank you for your response….to help figure out the puzzling puzzle.

The address I was given, inadvertently, had a typographical error changing the address to yours.

I thought that either she or I, one or the other, was losing our marbles…..we have been in church together for four years…….I’m so glad to have it straightened out before I see her tomorrow and look at her strangely…..

Sorry to have inconvenienced you. Thanks again for solving the mystery…..You are deleted….please delete me also.

Betty

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Friday Show and Tell.....I Won Beth's Bountiful Blessings Give-Away

It's Friday and that means it's Show and Tell over at Kelli's......


I was thrilled to find out that I won the give-away over at Beth's Bountiful Blessings.......Beth is a sweet young minister's wife and mother to a precious little girl named Lily.......Another blessing is on the way......and the due date is drawing near.......also I can attest to her ability as a superb cook.......

The prize is a beautiful collection of fall dish towels, pot holder, oven mitt and pumpkin candle. It all came packaged in a bright orange gift bag......thank you for drawing my name Lily.

Please go to visit with Beth. You will be so glad you did.............

Friday, October 5, 2007

Happy Fall, Ya'll..........Friday Show and Tell.......

It's Friday and Show and Tell over at Kelli's............


HAPPY FALL TO YOU ALL..........
Welcome to our home......the front door with pumpkins, bale of cotton, mums and a scare crow...........come on in........
An urn of mums on one side of our home..................
A window box of ivy and mums under the den windows.........
Another urn of mums on the other side.........
A swag of squash on the back porch window..................
The back door wreath.......................
Petunia and Percy say welcome........oophs, you can see the vitamins..........
Kitchen table...................................
Another view............
Wreath by the carport door............................

A basket of gourds at the carport door..................
Fall leaves grace the mailbox........since I put the leaves on I've added ears of corn to it with an orange ribbon bow.

Ya'll come back now, you hear.......................................