Friday, July 22, 2011

I wish he could knock on my door every day!
a rare sight for Stockton and MacKaylee
My Sweet baby Jane is here with me in Midway!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

I just finished this book again.  Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the same day, same year, on the 4th of July!  This is a must read!
I love this  quote by C.S. Lewis.  I know it is long but really worth it.

                                      "My Own Personality"

 The more we get what we now call 'ourselves' out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.  There is so much of Him that millions and millions of 'little  Christs', all different, will still be too few to express Him fully.  He made them all.  He invented -as an author invents characters in a novel-all the different men that you and I were intended to be.  In that sense our real selves are all waiting for us in Him.  It is no good trying to 'be myself' without Him.  The more I resist Him and try to live on my own, the more I become dominated by my own heredity and upbringing and surroundings and natural desires.  In fact, what I so proudly call 'Myself' becomes merely the meeting place for trains of events which I never started and which I cannot stop.  What I call 'My wishes' become merely the desires thrown up by my physical organism or pumped into me by other men's thoughts or even suggested to me by devils.  Eggs and alcohol and a good night's sleep will be the real origins of what I flatter myself by regarding as my own highly personal and discriminating decision to make love to the girl opposite to me in the railway carriage.  Propaganda will be the real origin of what I regard as my own personal political ideas.  I am not in my natural state, nearly so much of a person as I like to believe: most of what I call 'me' can be very easily explained.  It is when I turn to Christ, when I give myself up to His Personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.
                        from  Mere Christianity

Monday, March 30, 2009

weekend with grandkids

Kate, Belle and Tate

Mumzy with Lucy and Addy

Mumzy's playground, fun with Addy and Tate.