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Leap of Faith


A few years ago we had a movie set pull into town. I remember the "buzz" from the movie stars being here. Leap of Faith, every day is a leap of faith!

I'm excited to be alive today, even in my weaknesses! 

When I was reading quotes from the movie, I was reminded of a few things.


"Look, I run a show here. It's a lot of smoke and noise and it's strictly for the

suckers. I've been pulling one kind of scam or another since I was your

age, and if there's one thing I know it's how to spot the genuine article

because that's what you've got to watch out for. Not the cops, you can

always get around the cops. But the one thing you can never, ever get

around is the genuine article, and you, kid, are the genuine article."


As I read this quote, I thought, I bet unbelievers love this. They think God is

a lot of smoke and noise coming through a bunch of brainwashed

believers; that he has scammed our souls.


But, you know what. He knows the genuine. He IS the Genuine Article! He

is, "A twelve-gauge, double-barreled, grenade-launcher of LOVE!"


"I believe in life- what it does to you, and what you do back."


"You can't have it both ways."




 (the "extras" menu from the movie filming)


This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24


Fresh Find: LOVE this team train!!!


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I know if you know me at all then you know that I believe the Holy Spirit directs my life.

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1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?


I was at Wayland Baptist University this last week to view the senior art show. I stopped by the book sale at the entrance to the library just to look. I did not have much time but felt led to look. So, I did. I came home with three books. One though is what I label a God Call. He is touching my heart so much through the words in it.  Meditations for Men (Brief Studies of Religion and Life) by Daniel Russell is a very old book that was withdrawn from the Wayland College Library. It is a copyright with no year listed book.

Every study I have read so far has been so wonderful. I just feel led to share today's reading with you.




What a wonderful lesson. God till me, plant seeds through me and harvest your crop!


Fresh Find: Wow, love this chair. Bar stools, please!


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Grandpa was proud of Dylan winning her first trophy. She has won lots of medals because of her age and ability, but now she has a TROPHY!!!

She actually won 1st Place in her Basic Strut (marching) and the year is 2015).  This contest they used used trophies to save money since it is a fund-raiser. :o)

Miss D loves her Grandpa!

Clinton grandpa and dylan 4 2015



Fresh Find: Better hang on to that old typewriter. If you didn't, here is a swell one!!!





Out the Window


Today is a beautiful rainy day. It is one of my favorite kind of days because it is an out the window kind of day.

Life is so simple. God did not create some big scientific or mathematical problem that only the top few percent can solve. He didn't provide for us something that we must climb a ladder gathering things along the way to fill the void within us; to find peace. He didn't even require us to be religious scholars by knowing the Word.

Although I admire the intelligent, the achievers, and our theologians, God just asks one thing from us; to accept with simple faith, his only Son who he sent to us so that we might be able to comprehend His love.

I see the simple beauty of his love for me as I look out the window of our home and enjoy His beautiful creation. 

Simple faith, simple beauty, simply amazing!









Fresh Find: Cute stitch pattern.


On the Counter


These books are on the counter for my Godly enlightenment. I never know just where in my readings He will show me and teach me something amazing.



1. The Bible

2. Jesus Calling

3. In Touch

4. Prayer Journal

5. The Bible Made Easy

6. Baptist Hymnal

7. Meditations for Men 

8. Will rogers

9. Peacock Pie

10. Christ and the Fine Arts

11. My Kindle...

"Where I was reminded of this: "When you are without problems, you are dead."


Fresh Find: South Side of the Moon. If you are looking for unique art prints then search this site. I enjoy browsing there!





I took a few minutes today to stop by the Abraham Art Gallery on the campus of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.

I enjoyed seeing the students work. We even acquired two pieces:


One little fishy blowin' bubbles...



and, (get ready to be shocked) Redhead (for my redhead collection;o).



AMAZING colors on both of these pieces. I could have bought many more from this artist.


I would LOVE the glasses sculpture made of wood and metal, too, but I did not buy it. They were big!


Be sure and stop by and see the student's work. It is fun to see!



Fresh Find: This Zipstick would be handy to have!






I found this picture pretty interesting today as I was driving across town. The barbed wire snared this bag.

In Proverbs 22:25, I find these words; Or you will learn his ways and find a snare for yourself.

When you look at this bag it appears that it could easily get out of the barbed-wire snare. It isn't that easy because the wire is crafty in its construction. It is designed to keep things in or out of a specific area.

Our lives are like this in a way. We are designed for good, but Satan is like barbed wire. Once we allow him to put up his fence then the things of the world can easily be snared and before we know it we find ourselves stuck and our lives shredded by the winds of time.

The good news is the Good News! I am so thankful for forgiveness for the times in my life that I have allowed Satan to snare me. Crazy life is for God!!!


Fresh Find: I like the guy shirt. Reversible and soft.

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