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The July 17th message:

My heart breaks for what is normal for teens and college students today. Watch this video.

Blue Eyes

Remind me of the Blue Sea

Blue Eyes

Remind me of the sky I see

Blue Eyes

Remind me of the blue flowers that tickle me

Blue Eyes

Remind me of your love for me.

The End.

My Sara girl doesn’t like writing poetry as much as writing fiction, but I think she did a good job.

The Little Lost Kitten



One day Angela, the cat, had seven kittens. Their names were Whiskers, Polka Dot, Brownie, Daisy, Chocolate Chip, Puff and she didn’t know she had another one so she didn’t name it. She was giving all six kittens some food, but the seventh kitten didn’t get any. He felt left out. So he ran away and named himself, Plaid.  He walked through the street and got hit by a car but he only injured his leg, so he found a box and lived there.

Six years later, he woke up, yawned and stretched a big stretch and the next  thing he knew he was walking on the red carpet because he was the star of the Little Lost Kitten. Thousands and millions and trillions knew his name. His mama didn’t know that he would be so famous when he got left out of the family and was homeless.


The End.

I love happy endings.

Grayson: Adam and Eve’s children didn’t have grandparents.

Sara: People shouldn’t talk to snakes.

Grayson with Grandma

Sara with Grandma

Notice the 10 year-old is taller than her grandmother (and me).


My nieces are brilliant. Must have taken after their NeeNee(me). Or it could be that they have been professional Vacation Bible Schoolers this summer. If they saw a sign in a church yard announcing VBS, they wanted to go. Three so far and our church hasn’t even had theirs yet.

Anyway, My Grayson girl told me one time she wanted to grow up to be a teacher.

And I told her that was wonderful and to go on to earn a  PhD so she can teach at college.

You know what she said?

She said, “But NeeNee, I want to teach little kids the Bible.”

That humbled me. What a wonderful goal to have in life.

Oh, and what would we do without grandparents? How did Adam and Eve manage?

My daddy said that because Adam and Eve’s children didn’t have grandparents, they weren’t spoiled.

They were vegetarians, Adam and Eve, and could pretty much eat off the fruit of the vine without labor. Their only no-no was the fruit on the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The forbidden is always the most tempting.

But they had it so good–the no labor part–no weeds to pull, worms to eat away the fruit, etc. That appeals to me.

The vegetables must have been more flavorful then. I’m not what you’d call a veggie lover. Yes, I love a good salad, but I don’t crave it. My mama used to make me eat snaps(called that because you snap them in half or thirds). You may call them string beans (because you pull the string off ) or green beans(well, because they’re green). I call them yucky.

As a child, I’d think of all kinds of crazy ways to hide them so Mama would think I’ve eaten them. I hid them in biscuits. I scattered them across the plate so that it looked like I ate most of them. Mama couldn’t be fooled and I was forced to eat those nasty things. This was my worst childhood memory. Well, I suppose it probably comes in at 2nd or 3rd.  You must understand that eating snaps was a traumatic experience.

Today, cooked certain ways, I’ll eat them, but still not the way my mama cooked them.

One day we’ll be vegetarians again and I might like those awful things. Isaiah 11:7 says:

Isaiah 11:7

New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.The lion will eat straw like the ox. The king of the jungle–that feared predator– will no longer crave blood. And we will no longer crave it either–in a perfect world.We don’t live in a perfect world today.  So, until then, I’ll continue to eat steak and avoid snaps.

Trivia Question: What designer first used animal skin for clothing?

Answer: God

Genesis 3:21  New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)

 21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

God wasn’t the first clothing designer, however. If you recall, Adam and Eve used fig leaves.

Coincidence note: I wrote this a few days ago and did not have the chance to transfer it to the computer. Just yesterday, I stumbled across this website:

I don’t know the blogger’s motive for the title, but I would guess she really hates green beans–like me. I am in awe of her writing skills. In truth, I’m jealous of them. That green bean hater can WRITE.

Besides her awesome blog title, I like her content. She makes me laugh out loud and it takes a lot to do that. I’m stingy with my laughs.

Sadly, I became interested in the Bachelorette because my co-worker was watching it. She has been told several times that she should be on the show. She looks the part, but  wants nothing to do with it–smart girl.

Our youth pastor filled in for Brother Barry while he was on a much deserved vacation.

Ben is a student at Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Here is his message(finally after many previous attempts to upload the video to Youtube):

In church yesterday we honored the men and women who served in the armed forces.

Later, at lunch, my daddy told us that my niece, Sara,  prays for the military every night.

“And be with the Army, Navy, Air Force, the Marines and the submarines.”

or she prays for “the branches and the leaves of the military.”

She’s so sweet. I love her.

Here is Pastor Barry’s Fourth of July message.

I’m behind in posting. Next week, hopefully,  I’ll be posting our youth pastor’s message. I’ve tried to post it earlier but I’ve been having some “technical difficulties”.

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