Saturday, October 24, 2009

Have a Wordfilled Sunday


(Picture from the Appalachian Trail in Maine)
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Good Morning Dear Ones,
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Hope this finds you full of hope and anticipation
for this Lord's day!
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I have to admit I am a bit weary and tired tonight
as I am writing this for tomorrow.  It was a busy
week,  and we have both been more tired than usual,
  so wondering  if we are trying to fight off a bug or something.
It has been sooooo good not to have anything that we had to
do today,  so we have slept in,  had a nice breakfast with our son,
 since  he was off today.
 (not on the porch tho,  as it is back up in the 80's),
talked and drank coffee, did a lil work on my blog, took a short nap,
made a salad and had pizza hut pizza and watched a dvd of
"Seventh Heaven".  The kids got us a set of the first series for
Christmas one year,  and we love it,  we also loved that show,
and were so sad when they took it off the air.
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Not a particularly productive day physically,  but productive
emotionally and relationally!  And when I think about it...
 it really was productive physically cause when we are tired
 that is our body and the Lord telling us we need to rest.
It took years,  but I finally decided that I should take heed
to those warning signs.  That has since served me well.
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We had a wonderful time on Friday evening with 12 of our
 friends,  and all sorts of wonderful Fall desserts.
We got to talking about strange or unusual jobs that we
had over the years.  There were some really funny
stories I have to say.  I told my husband later, too
bad we didn't know that was gonna happen cause
we could have given a prize for the best story.
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The two best ones were, from a fellow who worked as a
coal miner when he was young,  and all the crazy stuff his fellow
workers did to him when he started,  after telling him before he ever
stepped foot into the mine, that  this was a very serious job and there
 would be no playing or horsing around because someone could really get
 hurt.  They used to have food fights and dust fights,  and do all sorts of
crazy stuff.  Made me wonder if that had anything to do with why those
mines collapse?? lol
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The other  story,  was a fellow that shoveled pig manure to pay his
 way thru college,  and he talked about how smelly he was and how no
matter how many baths you took,  it was hard to get rid of the smell,
and how it used to affect his dating life!  hilarious!!
He really had a heart to go to college I would haveto say!!
 God Bless Him!!
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Wish you could have heard all the details,  they
were truly hysterical and they had us dying laughing!!
There were a lot of other good stories as well,
Anyway,  it was a good time had by all, and truly
a blessing for us to be able to do it!.
Someone asked me to take some pics and again
I got too caught up in the festivities and forgot!!
Sorry!!
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I will leave you now with a scripture from
Hebrews 4:12
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"For the word of God is living and active.  Sharper
than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to
dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;  it judges
the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
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Hope you have a beautiful and restful day
filled with God's amazing word.
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Thanks for stopping in
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Love,  Hugs,  and Blessings,
Nellie

7 comments:

Heather said...

sounds like a great weekend. we almost had pizza hut pizza for dinner last night too, but then i decided to cook something instead, lol!
i too loved 7th Heaven. that's so great you have a dvd set to watch. repeats come on one of the cable channels here. sometimes i remember and can catch one.

NanaNor's said...

Greetings Nellie, Sounds like you got a lot accomplished and I'm glad you got some down time too-with all the flu's going around one can't be to careful. Have a blessed(almost said warm cause it's cold here)day with your family.
Hugs to you.
Noreen

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Nellie,
This is such a great post. I agree when we feel tired it is our body and God saying I need rest.
I so enjoyed your two stories and can relate to the guy who worked at the pig farm. We used to raise pigs, and he was right, no matter how much you bathe you just can't get that smell off. That brought back some memories for me. thank you for coming by and visiting and for leaving such a sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

silk purse said...

Thank you so very much for all of your kind and encouraging words and comments; they mean so much!~ I do believe the Lord uses those who are willing to comfort and cheer in our hour of need..,

I thank God that I have found a community of believers amongst the fellow bloggers out there.., I am thankful for all of my followers and I enjoy all of the many talents that God has gifted so many with, as well as those dear folks like yourself whose blogs I so enjoy following!..,

God's word is indeed alive and as He guides us it is nothing short of His amazing grace that strenghtens us in these times!..,

Blessings from Silken Purse

Bonnie said...

Hi Nellie,

I am so glad you were able to relax some over the weekend. The work will keep, it never disappears on its own. My hubby had hurt his back not once but twice in the past month or so by rushing back into his full bore working...he just cannot seem to realize that he will be 62 on his birthday in November...time to slow his pace a little.

He did take it easy (for him) over the weekend and consequently...he felt better today when he left for work. Amazing stories!

I hope your Sunday School lesson went well. I need about a month of Sundays right now. Hectic times.

You take good care..OK?

Love you, Bonbon

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the stories of those two men! Especially the man who worked with the pigs.

Glad you had a relaxing weekend. We did also. It was so nice. It poured here Saturday, I mean poured. I was out for most of the morning at worship rehearsal and then we just spent the rest of the day in watching TV and computer, etc. A nice meal of beef stew and a good video. Hubby and I are also watching a TV series on DVD. We've already seen it but it was so good, we're watching again.

Funny how the best times are spent just doing nothing, being together.

Glad your party went well! Enjoy your day!!

Jess said...

Nellie,

Your photo is incredible!
the "design" created by the planks and still water is very poetic.
Love it!

Thanks for sharing. =)