October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

It's so hard to believe that my Treyty man is 2 years old. The Lord has blessed me greatly. I am so thankful during this season. October, my favorite month, has gone by faster than I hoped but I am grateful that November is right behind it. Thanksgiving. This is the season of Thanksgiving. I give thanks to my Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I am so blessed. Blessed beyond measure. Blessed beyond words. I pray His blessing upon you as well. Tis the Season!

This picture looks exactly like Heaven when she was around 4. Same expression. Priceless!

My happy boy.

My Meadow the Honey Bee and her bestie Candace! Meadow is now 11 years old. My how time flies. 

October 26, 2012

Prayers for Landri Dee

This is my second cousin Landri Dee. She calls me aunt Jennifer and I call her my niece. She is 7 years old. Please keep my sweet lady bug Landri in your prayers. She needs God's healing. The Dr.s found a tangerine sized tumor at the base of her skull. She had surgery to remove the tumor on Wednesday this week. It was attached to her brain stem. She had a sinus infection when they done surgery. Ordinarily they would not have done surgery until the sinus infection was gone but this was too urgent. They believe all of the tumor is gone. They are waiting for the test results on the tumor. They believe they got the whole tumor and we are trusting in Jesus it is gone! Her complication now are her lungs. Please pray she heals and can breathe fully and normally on her own. Her swallowing reflex is not working so they are contemplating a feeding tube. She will have to relearn to talk and walk. Please share this. I want as many people as possible praying for her. Thank you so much my dear prayer warriors
This is the Jone's family. 
Jesse, Jennifer, Drayden and Landri
Missing are brothers Devin and Dylan and sister Leah.

This is Landri at her 7th Birthday party in September

This is Landri after surgery.

This is Dylan and Landri

This is the scripture that the Lord laid on my heart to pray for Landri. 
Mark 5:41 "Taking her by the hand her said to her, 'talitha kumi,' which means, 'little girl, I say to you, arise.'"

October 25, 2012

Peace Today

This week has slowed down some. I only had school two days. This fall air is so refreshing and rejuvenating. It gives me new found energy, desire, and hope. Having the extra time at my home, a home that I have grown to love so dear, is so appreciated. Having time to clean, cook, and listen to the Beatles. Spending time with my grandson Treyton.

Dad brought me a huge bag of fresh turnips and turnip greens. I'm fixing those with homemade macaroni and cheese, baked bean, meatballs and a huge pan of cornbread. Cornbread. It reminds me of my grandpa. His cornbread, turnips and greens were out of this world. Mine will never compare but the smell and every bite brings an old memory back.

Family. My sister is here helping me. I've missed her so bad since she has been at the beach for 16 years. I'm so glad she has moved back. Quality time together has suffered. Somehow those yearly visits just don't keep the bond as much as spending time together everyday.

God is so good.

My sweet second cousin-that I call my niece had surgery yesterday. They discovered a tangerine sized tumor at the base of her skull this week. We are praising God that the surgeons were able to get it all. She is only 7 years old and such a sweet, precious, brave little girl.

I have peace today and a heart of Thanksgiving.

Thank-You Lord for this day.
A Prayer of Thanksgiving
By St. Basil the Great 

O Existing One, Master Lord, God, almighty and adorable Father: It is truly meet and right and befitting the majesty of Thy holiness that we should praise Thee, hymn Thee, bless Thee, worship Thee, give thanks unto Thee and glorify Thee, the only truly existing God, and offer unto Thee with contrite heart and spirit of humility this our rational worship; for Thou art He that hath graciously bestowed upon us the knowledge of Thy truth.
And who is sufficient to speak of Thy mighty acts, to make all Thy praises to be heard, or to tell of all Thy wonders at every season?

O Master of all, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation both visible and invisible, Who sittest upon the throne of glory and beholdest the depths, Who art unoriginate, invisible, immutable, the Father of our Lord: the great God and Savior Jesus Christ, our Hope, Who is the Image of Thy goodness, the Seal of equal type, in Himself showing forth Thee, the Father, the living Word, the true God, the Wisdom before all ages, the Life, Sanctification, Power, the true Light, through Whom the Holy Spirit was manifested: the Spirit of truth, the Gift of adoption, the Pledge of the inheritance to come, the First-fruits of eternal good things, the life-giving Power, the Fountain of sanctification, by Whom enabled every rational and intelligent creature doth serve Thee and ascribe to Thee perpetual praise, for all things are Thy servants.

Filled thus with great awe at Thine immeasurable mercies and love, do Thou receive the unfeigned praise and thanksgiving of our unworthy hearts for all that Thou hast provided for us in this world and the next, and enable us to walk before Thee in holiness and purity all the days of our life in fitting gratitude for Thy loving-kindness to us;

For blessed art Thou O Holy Father together with Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ to Whom, with Thee and the Holy Spirit, be all honor and glory and worship, now and every and unto ages of ages.

October 18, 2012


I love bonfires. We are planning a big shin dig soon. A double birthday party for my dad and my sister. It's going to be a hum dinger! We will have a bonfire and fellowship into the night. Parties are one of my favorite things! Especially when they include family. I have the best family!

October 4, 2012

The Fall

My absolute favorite time of year!

No rest though. I'm just plugging on through.

I'm passing. Barely.

When they say that C is the new A in nursing school they meant it!

I'm studying like crazy only to learn that I need to study more. I'm just taking things one step at a time. Each day I hear this quite voice saying, "You can do this!"

My sister has moved back from the beach. My family is so close. No wars, no fighting. Peace. I love it.

October. Leaves changing. Ahh so sweet. Mountain air, cool breeze. Life is good. Really good.

Father God I praise You for every thing. You are so good to me.

No looking back. Moving forward. Slowly but surely. Gaining ground.

Ah. I need a warm cup of coffee.......