When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not shouting, "I've been saved!"
I'm whispering, "I get lost! That's why I chose this way"
When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't speak with human pride
I'm confessing that I stumble-needing God to be my guide
When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not trying to be strong
I'm professing that I'm weak and pray for strength to carry on
When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not bragging of success
I'm admitting that I've failed and cannot ever pay the debt
When I say, "I am a Christian," I don't think I know it all
I submit to my confusion asking humbly to be taught
When I say, "I am a Christian," I'm not claiming to be perfect
My flaws are far too visible but God believes I'm worth it
When I say, "I am a Christian," I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartache which is why I seek His name
When I say, "I am a Christian," I do not wish to judge
I have no authority--I only know I'm loved
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I was blog hopping and happened upon Christine's Home and Travel Adventures blog. She wrote about a recent visit to Frogmore Plantation & Gins in Frogmore, LA. I am adding it to my bucket list. I've never been to a cotton plantation and this one seems like it has quite the history. Visit the plantation's website for tour information, Frogmore Plantation.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I guess the story goes that the gardener for the park always picked up trash and a lot of time found shoes... so rather than throwing them out he started using them to plant with it. It was really a neat thought!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Napa Valley in California is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I witnessed more beauty there on a recent trip then I have seen anywhere else in the States. It is stunning and I can't wait to visit again! My pictures from my little pocket camera do not do this place justice. If you live around this area, I am soooo envious!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and I am in the planning process.
We have a specific menu of items with have each and every Thanksgiving. They include:
20 lb Turkey
Stuffing- I started using a friend of mine's recipe in 2009, looking forward to it again this year (thanks Helen!)
Cheesy Corn Bake- hubby's recipe
Green Bean Casserole- not the usual kind, my sister in-laws recipe
Sweet Potato Casserole- my mother in-law makes this yummy side
Stuffed Celery- mother in-law again
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Lime/ Pineapple Jello - my Baba's recipe (my Ukrainian grandmother)
Pumpkin Pies- I let the hubby make these
Pecan Pie- hubby again
Am I missing anything?? Just thinking about it all makes me full! And currently I am on a low carb diet so I am wondering how much of it I will even be able to eat come Thanksgiving.
I started doing some more decorating in my dining room for the occasion... One of the things I did was decorate my light fixture. I bought some fall floral picks and dressed it up a bit.
Now I am just wishing my dining room table had more seating around it. Does anyone else wish that around the holidays? The rest of the year I feel like the table is too big. We only have a family of 4 and we eat at the table each and every night. Most of the time I move 2 of the chairs away so we can all sit around the table without any chairs in between any of us. We have a breakfast nook table as well, but I think food tastes better in the dining room! ;) I love to have my extended family all together for meals.