Thursday, December 31, 2009


"Help us Jesus" was my cry tonight as our car spun out of control. My husband and I had gone into town early to have dinner and see my husbands parents tonight. I had commented that we needed to get home before too many people were on the road that were drinking. It was about 6:00 p.m. I was driving and as we left town we were going around a curve and hit a patch of ice. I never saw it and was driving about 55 miles an hour. It was so unreal what happened. We started spinning around in circles and went off on one side of the road and came back up onto the hightway and spun around and went to the opposite side, came back up and spun around and went to the other side of the road each time leaving the highway. We traveled about a quarter of a mile. We came to a stop right before we hit some trees. It's a miracle that we didn't roll. I told my husband that it just didn't seem real as it was happening. I had no control over my car and that was very frightening.

All I could say was "Help us Jesus" over and over as we were spinning out of control. When we stopped, I couldn't quit praising the Lord. I am so thankful we weren't hurt, our car wasn't wrecked, and that no one else was on the highway at the time. We did have to call a wrecker to come and pull us out. We had a man stop to check on us because he hit the same patch and almost lost control of his vehicle too.

This will be a New Year's Eve that will go down in my history book as one of the many times God supernaturally protected us and I'll never forget it.

I pray a safe and happy New Year to all of you and if you are ever in a bind, call on that precious name of Jesus.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas At Our Home

Santa's little helper!!

Allison showing off her new bible she just unwrapped.

Starting at the top is our grand-daughter Allison, me, husband Travis, son Jeramy, bottom is son-in-law Chris, daughter Amanda, and daughter-in-law Brandi who is expecting our second grand-daughter in March.

We celebrated Christmas last night at our home with our children. "What's for supper Grandpa" ham, potatoes with gravy, deviled eggs, frito corn salad, green beans, and hot buttered rolls. For dessert we had chocolate pie and apple dumplings. YUM YUM!! Our three year old grand-daughter Allison said the prayer before we ate.
We celebrate one night at our home, Christmas Eve at my parents home, and Christmas Day at my husband's parents. We are very blessed to still have our parents to celebrate with and I cherish that. Because of the winter storm we are having right now, we rushed over to my parent's home today to celebrate before the storm got too bad. I don't know if we will make it to my in-law's tomorrow because of the snow. This is the first time in history that our area has been issued a 'blizzard' warning. The national guard has been called out to help rescue stranded motorists with many of the roads being closed down.
There is a car dealership in Tulsa that had a special promotion selling cars in November and their statement was that anyone that bought a car during that promotion period, that if it snowed on Christmas Day, that their car would be free. I think they are kicking themselves right now.
Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm Spending Christmas With Jesus Christ This Year!!

As some of you may know, Billy Joe Daugherty went to heaven a few weeks ago. He was a man that was truly about building God's Kingdom and he is already greatly missed. Yesterday, December 15, 2009 Oral Roberts made his way to heaven also. I'm sure everyone knows this man and the healing ministry he was involved in. Both of these men's ministries were across the road from each other in Tulsa Oklahoma so we here in OK have two great men that we will miss very much.

There is a song by David Ingles that comes to mind..... "There's a whole lot of people going home, and by the signs of time it won't be long. In the twinkling of an eye we'll all be gone. There's a whole lot of people going home."

My very good friend Cindy, also had her mother go to heaven the same week as Billy Joe, and I can only imagine the empty space that is left in her heart right now.

I lost my good friend Debbie, a few years ago right before Christmas and the poem below was read at her service. I dedicate this poem to Cindy, Wantha Ann, Susan C., the Daugherty family, the Roberts family, Tiffany at Southern Sass and all of you that have a love one that has moved to heaven.


I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below,
With tiny lights like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away that tear.
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year!

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
but just remember one day soon we'll no longer be apart.
I can't tell you of the splendor or the peace here in this place,
Can you just imagine Chritmas with our Savior, face to face?

I'll ask Him to light your spirit as I tell Him of your love,
so pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirits sing,
For I'm spending Christmas in heaven
And I'm walking with the King!!!

Author Unknown

Please feel free to use this poem if you want to honor your love one on your blog. I'd love to hear about them as I'm sure many others would too.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I made the trip up the attic a few days ago to get the Christmas tree and ornaments down. Now that the tree is up, I love looking at it garnished in red and silver ornaments with large red plaid ribbon trimmed in silver streaming down from the top of the tree and swirling to the bottom. Lots and lots of clear lights twinkle on my tree and on top is an angel trimmed in silver that lights up. At the base of the tree is a red skirt that circles around my tree.

As I said, I love just staring at my tree because to me it is beautiful. As I'm looking at my tree I hear a voice inside asking "Can you see Me on your tree?" I realize it is the Lord speaking and I said "Why yes Lord, I CAN see you on my tree."

"The angel on top reminds me of the angel that visited Mary that told her you would be carried in her womb. The angel reminds me of the shepherds in the field that saw a host of angels the night you were born. The stars on my tree also remind me of the shepherds in the field that night of your birth and of the wise men that saw the star in the east. The gifts under the tree remind me of the gifts the wise men brought to you. The evergreen tree reminds me of your eternal being. You have been here from the beginning of time and will always be. I see your birth upon my tree!"

Again I hear "Can you see Me on your tree?" And as I look, I can see another dimension in my tree. I see Him on the cross, that tree He was crucified on. I see a crown of thorns at the top of my tree around the angel, with blood flowing down through the red plaid ribbons. All the ornaments have names of sins, sicknesses, and diseases written on them covered with red blood. At the base, the skirt has become a circle of blood around the cross that's in my tree. "I can see you crucified on my tree!"

Again I hear "Can you see Me on your tree?" As I look, I see still another dimension in my tree. I see Him sitting on a throne. I see many crowns upon His head around the angel on my tree along with the crown of thorns. I see life giving water flowing through the red plaid ribbons along with the blood I saw before. I see glory coming from His throne in the lights upon my tree. All the ornaments with sin, sickness, and diseases, I see the words over them, Messiah, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. I see a crystal sea that looks as sapphire around the throne, around the base of my tree, the tree skirt where the circle of blood is. "I can see you on your throne in my tree!"

After today, I will see my tree differently and I'm sure more will be added as I look upon my tree in the days to come.

This Christmas....CAN YOU SEE HIM ON YOUR TREE!!!!!!!!