Hayride, Hayride

Hi, it is really late but I am going to be putting up pictures soon that I took during the hayride. So stay tuned for that! We had a great time. 83 people showed up! Very awesome! I'll probably have those pictures up in about two to three days. I am thinking I might edit them in Photoshop Elements first :)

Well, church in about 8 hours!

Have a happy night,


Tomorrow's plans

Nothing to exciting to add except tomorrow a big day is planned. Annual Fall Hayride at the Halls! We are going to Rabbit Hash General Store... should be fun. Can't wait. Hope I don't fall off the hayride ;-)

I am gonna try to take some pictures!

Have a happy nite,


Relaxing Day I guess...

I guess you can say I had sort of a relaxed day. I went to lunch with my MIL. It was yummy. Paid for lunch with one of my reward cards that I got in the mail for doing surveys! Thank you MyPoints!

I went to Walmart and picked up some Apple Turnovers in the fridge section.

Came home, did a little housework, started dinner. We tried the Italian Chicken Packets recipe on ReadySetEat. It was pretty good. I'd put half the Italian dressing in next time. I served it over thin spaghetti! And then made the Apple Turnovers a little bit after dinner was finished. Yum! I am loving Apple this season!

Wish I could go to the Applefest next weekend in Wellsburg, WV! :( Too bad I am 5 hours away! Such is life. I miss the good ole Applefest! It is its 34th Annual! Wow, I am almost as old as it. Here is an article on more about the Applefest: Click Here

I'm just a small town girl...

Didn't have any idea that this was gonna end up being about the Applefest. It just transpired.

Good night! Have a happy one,


The Word on Wednesday - Daniel

Tonight, I taught on Daniel not eating what the king's court ate and obeying God's law! Daniel had made up his mind he was going to obey God no matter what. He wasn't going to eat the King's food. He was only going to eat what God had commanded. So God was with Daniel.

If we obey God, he will be with us!

Daniel said let me and my friends eat what God has commanded. Give us vegetables and water. After 10 days, compare us against the others who have eaten the king's food and see who looks healthier.

So, that is what they did. After 10 days, Daniel and his friends were healthier and stronger than the ones who had eaten the royal food. From that time forward, they were allowed to follow God and eat what He had commanded them to eat.

However, God had bigger and better things for Daniel! He has bigger and better things planned for us if we obey.

The training for the Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah began, and God gave them great success in everything they did. After training, all the Israelites were brought to King Nebuchadnezzar. No matter what question the king asked, or what problem he devised, the four friends knew ten times more than anyone in the whole kingdom. Eat your veggies people!!!

And so Daniel and his friends were appointed to the king’s royal court.

It was all God’s doing. God had put them there for a reason. I am not sure exactly what God had planned for them but he was about to show out and do some great things!

What a great story and example this is of being obedient to what God says. If He makes it a law, we ought to follow!

Have a happy nite,


The results are in

Not what I wanted to see in the results from all the chiropractic tests yesterday. But, things will get better! I don't have anything interesting to write tonight. Sorry for that.

Have a happy nite,


For A Good Cause... Above And Beyond

So, I went to the Chiropractor today and what a chiropractor does is amazing. LOL I can't say I am pain free but he pinpointed the pain on the dot! See I got x-rays and was told where it was. He didn't see the x-rays or get any doctor forms and was able to tell me that same spot! So, I had the consultation, then some therapy and then he did a minor adjustment. I go back tomorrow at 12:30!

Anyways, you are probably wondering what my title means today!? The restaurant Chili's donated 100% of net profit to St. Jude's Hospital today! How awesome is that! So, I went there for lunch with my MIL and Granny. The general manager Adam on Houston Rd is awesome. The waiter brought my MIL's burger out with tomato and onion and she asked for neither to be put on it. So, the manager apologized and took it right back and fixed it. He gave her $20 for the next visit to Chili's and a free dessert for the whole table to share. Way above and beyond customer service!
With all profits going to St. Jude's, we all gave $1 and both my MIL and I bought a t-shirt which was $12 each and since the t-shirts had already been paid for by Chili's the profits go to St. Jude's! It is just great to be able to support a good cause. One of my memories from living back home with my parents was watching the telethons or whatever they call it now for the hospital. Hope you'll visit your Chili's and donate something via Create-a-pepper card. There is still time to do it! :)

Have a happy nite,


Happy Anniversary to our Friends!

One of the many stain glass windows at Lighthouse Ministries.

Good Sunday to you all!

I enjoyed the day! Taught Sunday School this morning about Moses and his excuses! Hoping that the preteens will take it home with them and simmer and think about it. We need to not make excuses!

Went out to lunch with our friends Tiffhanie and Chris! Their 1 year anniversary is tomorrow! Do you remember me getting my hair permed last year for the wedding? I posted a picture... Do you remember me being a bridesmaid in their wedding? I think I mentioned it.

Here is a couple pictures of that! I thought I had blogged about it but I just looked and I didn't! *smh* It was a beautiful wedding!

So, there you have it. They survived a year successfully. We went back to their new apartment that they just finished moving into yesterday. It is nice and bigger than ours. It made me kinda jealous and anxious to find something else. After that we went back to church for our evening service! Bro. G.L. Vittitow from Louisville preached tonight and the message was "There's Nobody Like Jesus!" It was a great service. Can't say I felt all that great throughout with the back/hips hurting and then I ended up having tummy issues and heartburn/indigestion during the service too! Oh well. I told my friend Flo (who has been under the weather lately) that one day we won't have to worry about being sick anymore because we'll be in heaven! Until then, there is going to be suffering. Hope that some of that suffering is put to ease tomorrow at the Chiropractor's though!

Gonna head to bed soon! Have a great Monday!


Have a mentioned...

that I really enjoy Saturdays with my husband!

There is just something about having the whole day together to do anything we want to do... and not be bothered. That was today for the most part and I loved every minute of it.

There is just something about this man of God! I love him! I haven't said it enough within these last almost 8 years of marriage!!

I don't take enough pictures of him! This picture is one of him preaching and it was before the church got remodeled!

Happy First Day of Fall! and hope you have a blessed Sunday.

Have a happy nite,


Motivation, I need it.

Seriously, I really need some motivation. Okay maybe I just need a back that works. So, I have a chiropractor appointment set up but what I didn't mention is that his wife is due any day now with a wee little one! And, if she goes into labor, he will be taking the week off of work. Which would make my appointment voided completely! I was recommended by my Pastor's wife to go to him and I am really wanting to because others from my church see him too. They say he is really good at what he does! I don't really want to have to set up an appointment with anyone else.

So back to the motivation thing.

How do you do it? Really! What is your secret for being so productive/motivated? My friend posted the other day on Facebook... "In 5hrs, I will wake up run at least 3 miles, do homework, head to class, do homework and then head to work. It's going to be a great day!!!" I got from just reading that! And replied back to her asking her for some of her motivation!
Maybe once my back is feeling better, I will have more productive days! Maybe once I find a job, I will have more productive days. Or once I go back to school I will have more productive days!
So, three things to do. Fix Back, Find Job, Finish FASFA and find schooling that I want to do. Sounds simple?! *shrugs* I just don't know about that. However, Eleanor Roosevelt said, "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

Have a happy nite,


Q & A???

Nothing interesting happened today. Running out of things to write about, especially when I have a boring day! And I am trying to write every day! Feel free to ask me questions and I will reply with a Q & A post! Comment below!

I'll leave you with this quote:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

Enjoy the adventure :-)

Have a happy nite,


Doctor Results...

So, I didn't write about this yesterday but my doctor's assistant called me back yesterday about my back. I have narrowing and compressing of my lumber and sacral, I think those are the ones. LOL Anyways, that is why I am so much pain. It it what he thought - those nerves are being pinched. There was 3 options - MRI, refer to back specialist or chiropractor. He first suggested me going to Chiropractor so that is what I am going to do in a few days probably. If not this week next week. I hope something can be done. I am tired of being in so much pain!

Trying to get house work done is so hard because of my back pain. It is causing me not to get as much done as I want to! There is so much I could be doing but it just hurts to be standing for so long and I can't bend the way I would like and so on. You get the picture.

So guess we will see how going to the Chiropractor works out!

Have a happy day,


Bible Study: The Book Of Colossians

Good Evening!!
I had no idea what I was going to write about tonight because honestly I've got nothing. I went to lunch and that is just about the excitement of my day. However, I started studying the book of Colossians with Good Morning Girls today! I was going to start my own group and have other friends join me but I waited to late.

So, I joined a group of ladies on FB! They seem like a great bunch of girls! I am excited to have started this and pray that I am faithful in keeping up with it! In studying today, I learned that I need to thank God more for the workers in my church. Music ministry, those who clean, those who do maintenance etc... Also, that Paul heard that the saints in Colosse had faith in Christ and a love for all saints. I hope it will be said in the end that I am faithful and that I had a love for all!

Well that is my thoughts for today! If you are interested in studying along you can find information HERE. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you studied today.

*yawn* Extremely tired tonight and still on some muscle relaxers so it makes it worse!

Have a happy nite,


My Weaknesses

I saw a girl vlog about a few of her weaknesses and it gave me the idea to blog about some of mine!! I am not going to elaborate, there is no need to! You can see why!





5. Internet. There is so much stuff to do online now that it does distract you from the real world. Don't believe me? Well you are reading this blog right now, aren't you? You could be doing something more productive in your life!

Okay, the bread not that much anymore but it really used to be a problem. I don't cook fries at the house unless it is sweet potato fries. :) But when I go out, sometimes I get them and that just isn't good. Chocolate, I can't say no... LOL And the number one worse weakness is Ice Cream. I love me some ice cream.

These weaknesses are not good for a diabetic. LOL All of them are pretty much no-nos. In moderation, yes. But who wants one scoop of ice cream, when you can get two. Haha!

What are some of your weaknesses? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a happy nite,


Busy Day

It seems like I had a busy day today. Wow! Met my Pastor's wife at church to get coins from the cans for Sheaves For Christ. Hubby and I went to the bank to cash in. We will have a pretty decent SFC offering coming from our church. It won't be a whole lot this year because we didn't really do much fundraisers but at least it is something!

After that we went to my MIL's place for a while. Travis fixed something on the computer there and then we left and went to Florence. We ate at this Chinese Buffet that we hadn't been to before and it was good. We went to Half-priced Books after that and I looked for a Bible for one of the young girls in my Preteen Sunday School class. We bought her two sisters each one a couple of months ago. I thought she had one and she told me that she didn't have one last week! So, I didn't find one at Half-priced books that I really liked. Well there was one there but we decided to get her the same one that we got her sisters! So we went to Walmart and got the Backpack Bible. It is good for preteen and teen girls.

After that we came home and I am so glad. Been enjoying the evening!

Hope you have a happy nite as well,


Step Out.

So, I am ready to step outside of my comfort zone. I wanna jump out and do it. Of course, I am afraid to do it though. However, I am getting sick of the same old, same old. I am tired of not doing what I said I want to do or was going to do. It is time to get things done. There are things I have mentioned in this blog that I haven't achieved yet. Why? Because of fear or because of not thinking I can do it. It is time to stop putting things on hold and just go for it!

Have you felt this way in the past or even now? Could you leave some encouragement for me and for others reading? Leave a comment below!

That is all of my thoughts right now, maybe some more later.

Have a happy nite,


Summer project...

So during the summer I helped my MIL with her front yard... it took a lot of time to do.  But we did it and I think it turned out great.  What do you think?

Have a happy nite!


It didn't go that bad.

So, the meeting that I had to go to this morning didn't go all that bad. It was sort of just a class that was required so that I'll continue to get paid unemployment. I thought it involved my review but that wasn't the case. All in all, it was okay. It was only 45 minutes rather than the 2 hours that was stated on the paper I received in the mail. I went to breakfast afterwards with my MIL. And then I came home and crashed several hours. It was awesome sleep!

Taught Children's church tonight and taught the kids a new song. I will do that again until it is learned. Such a fun song, Rooftops.

In other news, I need to call about my x-rays that were taken on Monday! I will update about it tomorrow.

Well, Gonna head to bed! Sorry, my blog has been boring lately. Really need to add more photos and stuff. Being down with this back problem has had me down in everything. LOL

Have a happy nite,



Tomorrow, I have to go to the Career Center for a 2 hour meeting because of unemployment insurance. To be honest, it has made me so emotional. I just don't feel like doing it but I've got no choice. So, I'll be heading to bed earlier because I've gotta be there at 8:45. And, don't feel like writing anything else. Haha



Appointment Set and Last Night's Message

Well after a month of hurting, I finally set an appointment to see my family doctor concerning this back/hips of mine. *sigh* I am not sure if it is because of the way I am laying or if it is sciatic nerve stuff. But, hopefully he'll be able to help me out and I'll be able to get to working out again! And I've got some goals made and I need to achieve them!

Anyway, last night's service was great. Our Assistant Pastor preached a message titled "Victorious Secret." He started the message off with a story about Victoria's Secret - the store and that they were mainly known for their models. LOL The message was about victory. That there are 4 models that we should look to.
1. Prayer/Fasting
2. Praise
3. Obedience
4. Faithful

I think every Christian has areas in their lives that they need to get better in. I know I do. Lord, help me to be better in these 4 areas of my life.

Well, I am gonna start getting ready for the day. Going to go grab brunch with MIL and then head to the appointment. We are gonna do some scrapbooking after words too.

Have a happy day,


Our God

Water You turned into wine Open the eyes of the blind There's no one like You None like You Into the darkness You shine Out of the ashes we rise There's no one like You None like You

CHORUS Our God is greater, our God is stronger God You are higher than any other Our God is Healer, awesome and power Our God, Our God...

Into the darkness you shine Out of the ashes we Rise There's no One like You None like you

BRIDGE And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us And if our God is with us, then what can stand against? And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us And if our God is with us, then what can stand against? What can stand against?

-Chris Tomlin


Shut Off From The World!!

Today was a great day. We ran some errands and then had lunch at T.G.I.Fridays. We decided while we were there to turn off the phones. Best decision! LOL We'll turn them back on in the morning. But sometimes it is nice to be shut off from the world. Hopefully, we don't have tons of missed calls or texts. I am sure I'll have some when I turn the phone back on in the morning.

I got some cleaning done when we got home and we watched a few videos. It was nice to just relax. I made us penne with meat sauce for dinner. It was really good.

I made sure all of my stuff is ready for Sunday School in the morning! :) And now, I'll relax for a while and then head to bed.

Have a happy nite,


Don't Let Go

So, tonight Section U had their monthly youth rally and we hosted it at our church!! My husband was privileged to preach his first youth rally! He preached about some things that we shouldn't let go of. We should hold on to Doctrine, Prayer Life, Reading our Word, and Calvary! There are somethings that we should never let go of. I am so proud of him because that Word was needed. Someone came up to him after service and said that the message is what his daughter needed to hear and then same guy's wife said the same thing! Plus I talked to a couple of Lighthouse people after service and they told me how proud they were of my husband and how the message was spot on too. I am thankful for a man of God that let His God take over.

We went out to eat with a couple from Louisville after the service. They are our friends that have the same Anniversary date as us! Although, we have been married longer than them. They are awesome, down to earth friends. It was great to break bread with them and we enjoyed the view of Cincy from the restaurant! Wish we can do that more often...

Have a happy nite,

Preaching to the Section

Sitting here watching my husband who is trying to battle sleep while get a word from God. He is preaching tomorrow at the Section U Youth Rally held at our church. This is his first big event. He has preached out at smaller churches and of course at the Lighthouse. But never to a whole crowd of young people! Pray for him if you see this before 7PM tomorrow.

He has been praying for the right message to be given for weeks but nada yet! God works in mysterious ways and definitely in his own timing. Haha.

So, I know technically I didn't write anything for 9/6 but it early 1:20AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet. I was trying to write earlier but didn't...Please excuse the time!

Off to find something else to do...

Have a happy nite,


Abraham's Obedience

Downstairs tonight in Children's church I talked about Abraham and his inheritence that was promised. Abraham went into an area he didn't even know. I want to do the same if God says to. To be able to move not know where I am going. I am not talking about a physical move. But a move in faith. A move in my walk with Him.

I talked about how God told Abraham to take Issac to the mountain and sacrifice him. Abraham had faith in God and obeyed him. My friend Missy was down there with me and said, "I couldn't do it." Honestly, I couldn't do it either. What an example of faith was shown. I am sure that Abraham was thankful that God put a ram in the thicket. But to have that faith and obedience in God, what an example. This is what I desire.

‎"And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me." ~Genesis 22

"By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he shold after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went." ~Hebrews 11:8


Have a happy nite,


Love this recipe

Okay, so I know I posted this recipe already. Why haven't you tried it yet? It is probably our absolute favorite chicken recipe now. We had it tonight for dinner!! Added pierogies on the side. It was so good!

You can check it out here! Smokey Mountain Chicken

Nothing else exciting happened.

Whales and a mouse!

So, I didn't write yesterday because I was up until wee hours in the morning and then fell asleep! So, there will be two today!

I went grocery shopping and have to finish it up today because I didn't realize that the ad started today since yesterday was a holiday! I could have kicked myself! lol

Last night, I watched Big Miracle. I didn't start the movie until real late. It is a really good movie based off of a true event! You should watch it. Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson and some other well known people are in. It is about whales ;)

Well, that is it for now. Waiting on my laundry to get done. Ohhh and I noticed a mouse while I was done there in the basement of this apartment building! I don't like that! Hopefully it stays downstairs.

Headed to brunch in a little bit with my MIL! Yay.

Will write more later,


The Basics Of Life

So lately I've been thinking about how much has changed just over the last few years. Honestly, it is crazy. Time is going by so quick. Technology is just growing and growing and there is always a new gadget coming out.

We are so dependent on our phones, on our computers. When will we take the time and put it away. I think a lot of people are addicted to it. I say "Give me back the basics."
Take me back to when families sat at the table and talked about their day, were they went out to eat and talked not sat at the table on their smartphones wondering-what-so-and-so-is-doing-so-let-me-check-the-next-best-social-media-site.

Yes, I am to blame also. I've done it and still do it. But, I am getting sick of it. Being trapped in this technological world.

I need to read more paper back books as I lay across the bed with the phone, tablet and computer in the other room. I think I'll make getting a book read a goal this week!
Or maybe I need a vacation and leave the phone at home! Ha.

Anyways, that is what is on my mind. I may have more to add about this subject later. If you enjoyed reading this stay tuned for more as I try to blog all of September. So far, I am off to a great start!

Have a happy nite,

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