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on friday we went to graduation and met my sister, my mom, and my nephew's dad a little before 8am for the Colors Ceremony - the raising of the flag, playing of the national anthem, honoring one who served in world war II. standing at attention while the national anthem was being played by the marine corps band and our flag was being hoisted into the air by the marine corps color guard - my mom sang. amidst the sea of silence, except for the music from the band, my mom sang the national anthem, that she sings so well.

later we ran into the two gentlemen that my sister and mom, etc... had befriended the day before (both are marines who served in vietnam, snipers; one of them is johnny depps uncle and he is from the same county in florida my mom is from - small world); the one gentleman is the talker, praising his buddy for his skills as a sniper, 'the best their was; with 82 confirmed kills', and telling my mom what a sweet sounding voice she has and how he enjoyed listening to her singing the national anthem.

always gives us chills.

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sunday photo + words l 06

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i've been studying in the book of james for several weeks now and yesterday had me studying james 1:19-21. the resonating words from the passage "...which can save you." we must ask ourselves if we aren't getting rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent; and if we aren't slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to become angry so the word of God can be planted in us then does that mean that the word in fact is not/cannot be planted in us and thus, cannot save us for the life He has for us. 

 

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sunday photo + words...and somethin' creative

we'll maybe just a little creative (inspired by monika wright really...)

anyways, the chili is heating in the crockpot made by hoosier man. the jalapeno poppers made by the georgia boys are on the stove waiting to be baked, and the homemade salsa, also made by the georgia boys, is marrying in the refrigerator, hoosier man is out back workin' on stuff, the barn, workstuff, the boys are playin' x-box, we are all waiting to go over to friends house for super bowl party and i decided to play a bit.

i'm making valentines for my class but thought it'd be nice to make some valentines for my small group. the married couples are goin' get these:

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this one is for brent and margie. they've been comin' to our small group about 5 months - we love them. we are also in homeschool co-op together, and we've known them forever from church.

these cute things are an 8 x 10 print that i'll frame out in white i think. we have a new couple that just started coming last week so i'll need to get their anniversay; and two more married couples. haven't decided what i'll make for the two single ladies yet. just a surprise to show them how much i love 'em.

which brings me to my sunday photo + words

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see what i mean...it's the way to live. rather than just say i love my small group i desire to act out my love. welcome them into my home, gift them with creative things that i make, delish desserts to share, be there for them, be open and honest...

 

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the best place to be when you're sad is in grandpa's arms - tickling you chasing away all the sadness    - author unknown

hoosier man and oldest grandchild, ella as they are saying good-bye one last time. we won't get to see ella for along time. miss her very much.

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john, at 14, uses power tools with his dad to build a shed, chops and splits wood with an ax, desires to go on a mission trip to equador to reach the lost, wears size 13-14 shoes, mentors young cub scouts, and still will lie on the floor in the hallway corner watching mickey mouse dvds while his nephews hang all over him and use him for a jungle gym. 

being an uncle is better than being a superhero          - unknown

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