Friday, September 11, 2009

Lest We Forget

REMEMBERING those who died on September 11,2001.....God be with their families and friends and with us all as Americans who are still grieving over this unbelievable tragedy.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!! "That your FAITH should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the POWER of God. I Cor. 2:5

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Well, it has been since May that I have posted on my BLOG! I guess I have been too busy with Facebook and Twitter! I have had a busy summer too and ,boy ,has it flown by! Did it fly by to you too?? I used to hear my mother talk about time flying by and I don't think I understood that concept until I was older. The photo above is me enjoying some time of relaxation at my sister's new lakehouse. It is so lovely and peaceful there. We had a sister get-together there to celebrate my eldest sister's 70th birthday. We had so much fun ...laughed alot, ate alot and shopped alot! What more can you ask for! I am so blessed to have these 4 beautiful gals in my life and believe me I thank God for them daily!
I hope all of you had a wonderful summer and have a lovely fall too. Before you know it, we will be counting the days 'til Christmas! God Bless and I will soon be back posting my silliness again on Fleur-de-lee!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Elizabeth with Matthew

McCartney with Alexis.

McCartney in the nursery with Alexis.
Elizabeth with Matthew in the nursery. Beaming I might add!

My lovely granddaughters, McCartney and Elizabeth, just spent 5 days with us while Mommy and Daddy took a much needed vacation. I wanted their stay with Mimi and Mackey to be a memorable one, but had no real idea about what we would do to make it that way! But, I really prayed about it and asked the Lord to be with us every step of the way. One day , we ventured to the downtown area to visit a shop that had children's clothes. That really didn't interest them though. Then I remembered that we had a DOLL SHOP and I asked if they would like to visit and see the dolls. They exclaimed , YES!!!......So off we went to "Little Faces Doll Shop." We were greeted by Terry Jennings, long time owner and operator of this charming shop. In the very back of the store is the "Nursery" where precious Lee Middleton babies are waiting for adoption. We were mesmerized by these life-like infants and immediately fell in love with them. Long story short, my two granddaughters became MOMMIES that day and could not have been prouder!! McCartney the eldest one, adopted a blue eyed baby girl and named her "Alexis Sophia" and Lizzie adopted a boy that has blue eyes like mommy's, and named him "Matthew Baker". And I became a Great Grandmother!! How about that??? What wonderful memories were made that day! Hopefully, these girls will keep them and treasure them in their hearts and tell their children one day about the day they became MOMMIES for the first time!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SUNSET and ART......

Found this painting at a thrift store for a whopping 7 bucks! Lucky me!
This darling original work by FIFI FLOWERS is all mine! I won it on one of her auctions......lucky me! The notecards FIFI gave me as a little surprise....aren't they cute???

Took this picture at sunset recently out my front window. Spectacular!! I am so blessed to have a RINGSIDE seat too! I love it!

Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY all..............God Bless ya real good!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

For EVERYTHING there is a SEASON.......

As I looked at these gorgeous pansies that I planted last fall, I was sad because I knew they would not be around much longer. Isn't it amazing that these delicate blooms survived the harsh winter to look so beautiful?? Now that warmer temperatures and sunny skies are on the way, they will soon shrivel up and die. In Ecclesiastes it says "For everything there is a season....." So it is with these pansies.......and so it is with us as we journey through this life that God has ordained. And we should welcome each SEASON of our lives as a gift and enjoy it while it lasts. And then we should graciously move on to the next season with anticipation and joy looking always to our Lord and giving HIM praise for His blessings.
So long my sweet pansies......will see you next year!

Monday, March 2, 2009


While shopping the mall last Saturday with my two precious granddaughters, I spotted this very attractive young woman at the bookstore who was dressed EXACTLY like me. I strolled over to her and tapped her on the shoulder and when she turned around she almost screamed! We both had a good LAUGH and then I summoned my granddaughter , McCartney, to take our picture. Talk about a KODAK MOMENT!! My "twin" told me how cute I looked, and I said, "well, so do you!"........It was one of those fun moments that you will remember always with a good laugh.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Arthur Stace.....Mr. Eternity

Arthur Stace was a loser, a no-hoper, an alcoholic and completely illiterate. He lived in the streets of Sydney, regarded by many who saw him as a lost cause.
One Sunday night in 1932 he entered St Barnabas' Anglican Church on Broadway, Sydney, and heard the Reverend T. C. Hammond preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Banner of Truth has published a paperback biography of T. C. Hammond. Arthur was convicted by the Spirit of God. He left the church, crossed the road, and sat under a tree in Victoria Park where he committed his life to Jesus Christ. He had become a new creation.
Later that year he was at the Burton Street Baptist Tabernacle on the corner of Palmer Street, Darlinghurst when he heard the evangelist John G Ridley preaching.
In his urgent, commanding voice, John Ridley cried, "Eternity! Eternity! Oh, that this word could be emblazoned across the streets of Sydney!"
Arthur Stace the little man who still could not read or write left that church, took some yellow chalk, bent down and wrote one word on the footpath. And throughout the night for the next 40 years, while Sydney slept, Arthur would take his chalk and write in immaculate copperplate handwriting the word "eternity" on footpaths, entrances to the train station, and anywhere else he thought it would catch people's attention.
Sydneysiders would alight from their commuter trains of a morning and see this word as they walked to work.
In Sydney today, you can still see the word in three places...
1) On his gravestone in Waverley Cemetery, commemorating the life of Arthur Stace who had become known as 'Mr Eternity'.
2) Inside the huge bell in the GPO clock tower which had been dismantled during the second world war. When the clock tower was rebuilt in the 1960s, the bell was brought out of storage and as the workmen were installing the bell they noticed, inside, the word "eternity" in Arthur Stace's chalk. (No one ever found out how Stace had been able to get to the bell, which had been sealed up, to add this mysterious entry to Sydney's folklore.)
3) In Town Hall Square, between St Andrew's Cathedral and the Sydney Town Hall. When the area was redeveloped in the 1970s, a solid brass replica of the word in Stace's original copperplate handwriting was embedded in the footpath near a fountain as an eternal memorial to Arthur Stace.
As the year 2000 was welcomed, the word "eternity" in Stace's handwriting, was emblazoned NOT across the streets of Sydney as John Ridley had wished, but across the face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and, thanks to modern technology, was seen around the world.
Of all the words that have been spoken during the first two millennia, the one chosen by otherwise-godless people to be featured on the Harbour Bridge at the dawn of the year 2000, is the one that was used to remind so many busy Sydneysiders of their impending appointment with their Creator.
Because Sydney's fireworks display was the first of the international celebrations to be telecast around the globe, people in every continent witnessed the miracle that God performed when he touched the life of one little, 'insignificant' man - Arthur Stace - a man who heard the voice of God and responded by committing his life to 'preaching' his one-word sermon.
Heaven only knows how God will continue to speak to the hearts of so many people around the globe, using the work He started back in the 1930s through Arthur Stace and his piece of yellow chalk.
Ron BevisMaroubra Baptist Church Sydney
THE Moral of this story doesn't take MUCH to effect ETERNAL Results!....Amazing man, amazing story!