Monday, October 20, 2014

just for my record....


.....a few more birthday pictures
of the cutest little four year old around.


We played football ring toss in the front yard.
Archie won.....
He got all 3!


Gus opened lots of presents.


He got a coat to keep him warm when winter comes.


A great time was had by all
as evidenced by Eli's reaction in the background.
(worked up into a frenzy)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

out at the soccer field.....


.....this afternoon.

I cannot even begin to say
 how wonderful 
these last three days have been.

Beautiful fall weather,
celebrating Gus's birthday,
Jake, Eli, and Amanda here with us,
time at the beach,
all of these most wonderful blessings 
from the Lord.
Sweet, sweet, fellowship....
it just doesn't get any better than this.
Thank You!


What better day to play tag football on the beach.
The Falcons and the Big Dogs
battled to the end.
The winners?
Everybody won!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

happy birthday gus


Our youngest grandson Gus turned four years old today.
We just celebrated with a very fun party.
He was so excited the whole evening....
flashing his megawatt smile in every direction.

We have had Gus for three and one half years.
He has been such a joy and delight.
I have never seen a little boy so filled with passion.
Whatever he does is done with gusto.
He is very loving and thankful.
He loves football,
singing "Let it Go" at the top of his lungs,
and his family.
He is beautiful inside and out.

Happy birthday Gussie B,,,
Love you to the moon and back.


Notice there is a conga line in the background.

Eli summed up the day best of all
when he said this as we were putting him to bed....
"God sure blessed us today."
He sure did little guy!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

bubba got an old new van


We found it Sunday evening 
on our way home from the beach.
I suggested that we stop by Grainger Honda.
to start our search.
We had a busy week ahead
and needed to at least begin looking for a replacement
for the van that was totaled in the wreck.

As soon as we got out of the car
he spotted it.
I saw the look in his eye saying....
This is it!!!!
I need not look any more.
This is a 2005,
just like the one he had before.
It has low mileage and looks brand new.

By Monday evening it was sitting in our driveway.

We never got to look at anything else.

Thankful for God's provision...
He worked it out so that we still don't have a car payment!


When do grammies and granddaddys give up their vans?
NEVER!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

fall beach


This photo was taken Sunday afternoon
from the walkway down to the beach at our condo
on Tybee Island.

It was such a clear, beautiful, fall day.
Hilton Head was visible,
people were swimming in the pool,
and here it is
 the middle of October.
So many perks to living in the coastal south.
I call it our "endless summer."

Thankful tonight for the rain,
 a day to stay home and clean our home,
a delicious dinner out with Bubba,
and the anticipation of seeing 
Amanda, Jake, and Eli,
who are arriving tomorrow night.
Thank You Lord!

Monday, October 13, 2014

godly repentance


"Genuine, spiritual mourning for sin
 is the work of the Spirit of God.
Repentance
is too choice a flower
to grow in natures garden.
Pearls grow naturally in oysters,
but penitence never shows itself in sinners
except divine grace works it in them.

If you have one particle of real hatred for sin,
God must have given it to you,
for human nature's thorns never produced a single fig.
'That which is born of the flesh is flesh.'
True repentance has a distinct reference to the Savior.

True sorrow for sin is eminently practical.
No man may say he hates sin if he lives in it.
Repentance 
makes us see the evil of sin,
not merely as a theory
but
experimentally ~
as a burnt child dreads fire,
we shall be as much afraid of it,
as a man who has been stopped and robbed is afraid of that 
thief upon the highway;
and we shall shun it ~ shun it in everything~
not in great things only, 
but in little things,
as men shun little vipers and great snakes.

True mourning for sin 
will make us very jealous over our tongue, 
lest it should say a wrong word.
We shall be very watchful over our daily actions,
lest in anything we offend,
and each night
 we shall close the day 
with painful confessions of shortcomings, 
and each morning 
awaken with anxious prayers
 that this day God would hold us up
 so that we would not sin against Him.

Sincere repentance is continual.
Believers repent until their dying day."
Charles Spurgeon

"Godly sorrow worketh repentance."
II Corinthians 7:10

Oh my, how kind is my God to reveal to me that I am a sinner.



Saturday, October 11, 2014

barnyard fun


Yesterday at the Pumpkin Patch!

Its the simple things that mean the most.....
The time spent having fun together.
One on one,
listening,
loving what they love,

Just watched Lu heading up an entourage heading down the street.
She was pulling a wagon filled with
Gus & Archie
and a fold up chair.
Harry was on Bubba's four wheel dolly
which was attached to the wagon with a string.
Off they went,
down to watch a house being built.

Very tired tonight.
The last two days have been endlessly busy.
Tomorrow is church and a day of rest.
Looking forward to doing that.

Thankful tonight for our grandchildren
who bring treasures of blessings our way.
What a gift from God they are!


Lu ~ a little over four and a half feet tall.
Gus ~ a tad over three feet tall,