Monday, November 24, 2008

Have You Missed Me?

I had taken a break, not really on purpose but I just found myself moving full speed ahead and without much left to ponder things to write about.

No problems, just getting ready for the holidays and working and living. I’ve spent the last two weekends with my girlfriends. Last weekend I went to Nashville with my 5 closest friends from high school, we go every year to shop and be together and it is wonderful. It leaves you tired to start the next week, because we shop long and hard and stay up really late catching up and laughing. Thanks girls for the memories.

Fast forward to this weekend, you can read all about it with pictures at my best friend Barbies blog. Let’s just say that I will be making pictures  of my own to show soon.

Let me show you my favorite…


Emma is one of my favorite things and she is really going to enjoy Christmas this year. Have I told you all how much I love her!!!! Of course I love all my booger bears-even the one who isn’t here yet-lil Miss Abby Lynn! I can’t wait for Thursday and Turkey day and having all my babies, big and little here at home.


This word is very special to me, it’s more than a word to me –it is a state of being.

The JOY of the Lord is my strength!

Joy comes in the morning!

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
James 1:1-3

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:2-4

JOY is a blessing I am thankful for-I’m thankful that my JOY rests not in my circumstances but in the depths of my heart. It comes from the ONE who fills my heart.

Have joy and come back soon, I’ll have pictures and thoughts to share!

Be blessed!



The Southern Mom said...

I've been out of I just wanted to stop in and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike Golch said...

we blog when we blog.That's what reader is for keeping track of my favorite friends.

Debbie said...

I have missed you - very much!

georgie said...

stopping in to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and to let ya know there is a SSS post today on my blog...please stop by

Sue said...

Lorie, have a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for inviting me to Not Dead Yet Red Hatters. My friend, Pat and I enjoyed it so much. Keep up the good work.

It's All Good! said...

I love that you called joy a 'state of being', I've felt that for awhile, how it's completely different from just being happy.
That's such a cute picture of your granddaughter by the tree.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Brenda :)

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

I have missed you, I look every day to see if you and memaw barbie have any updates! Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Dont eat too much!:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie,

Just stopping by to wish you Thanksgiving blessings.


Beth said...

great post! love it!

Beth said...

the song I sang was amazing grace! UH! I just connect so deeply thru music. After I mumbled the last phrase of the song thru the tears, I said, "since I am crying I just have to share more with you..." I told them about a struggle I have been going thru lately with a friend- very close friend- who has gone from heading to the mision field as a missionary to denying the truth of Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins. I am sooo pained by this, I am offended, I am hurt. I have not blogged about it cause he and his wife read my blog. I just told the church family that I just could NEVER imagine denying what Christ did on the cross and what Christ has done in my life. I cannot imagine! I told them that my love for HIM just makes me want to sing every chance I get! (I had just sung a special on Sunday and yet there I was again, when the chance to sing was given I just wanted to!!! )
God has really been renewing my heart thru the pain of this friend. I pray he and his wife wil come back to Jesus loving arms.
Thanks for listening. I am sort of dumping this on you! *smile*
with love.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I did the same thing :)

Welcome back!!