From a book I'm reading...
Mary leaned closer, "Son, let me tell you a little secret I've learned in these long years of mine. Tomorrow never comes. You either have it today or you don't." She waved her hand around to take in the room. "I'm not talking about possessions, I'm talking about what counts. The things of the Spirit. Love, patience, kindness, compassion. And a thankful heart. A body's got to take time each and every day to thank their Lord for all that's theirs. Plain and simple, son. It's got to start today, no matter how busy you are, nor how much is still left undone, nor how many problems are piled up on your head and heart. Giving thanks is one thing that can't wait."
From "The Quilt" by T.Davis Bunn
Monday, September 29, 2008
From a book I'm reading...
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 9:44 PM
The quote in the beginning of this video is actually from Brennan Manning, not DC Talk. Anyway, I love this song.
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 10:50 AM
Friday, September 26, 2008
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Several of my sweet grilfriends often have deep and meaningful posts on their blogs. Some post about serving the poor, other share the depths of their soul. My husband often writes articles exposing those who smear the name of Jesus with false doctrine and teaching new age garbage, and my brother-in-law authors lengthy and thought provoking articles about the interpretation of scripture, occasionally accompanied by an equally provocative picture. I, however, in an effect to NOT succumb to peer pressure, am posting a very excellent video of a young woman who is HUGE here in the Roberts house. All of the children sing her songs. Yes, even Abby, the almost 2 year old. She strolls through the house mumbling, "Drew looks....at me..." in her little voice. Sigh. Anyway, I just finished watching this video and thought I would share it for several reasons. 1.) I believe she is truly singing during this performance. 2.) I saw an interview on CMT when she is credited for the creativity of this performance. 3.) She is just too cute at the end when she realizes George Straight is in the front row and standing up, clapping for her. So enjoy Taylor Swift. Then go back to praying for starving children, loving the homeless and dying, exposing the bad guys and teaching the Word of God.
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 9:22 AM
Monday, September 22, 2008
Today, my friends, is one my very favorite days of the year. Today is the first day of Fall. It's going to be about 85 degrees today, and yes, that's cooler than it has been. That counts as Fall here in Mississippi. We also have love bugs floating around, another sign of Fall. And, my allergies are just tormenting me, yet another sign of Fall. But allergies and love bugs aside, Fall rocks. It smells good, it feels good and it's beautiful just about everywhere you go. I posted an article last year about the greatness of fall...here it is again. Enjoy!
Favorites of Fall
Burning leaves * orange * flannel shirts* quail calling to one another * pumpkin pies * football games * cinnamon & nutmeg *scarecrows* pinecones * crunching leaves * candy corn * s'mores *hot apple cider * spider lilies * hayrides * Canadian geese * Wyatt's chili *cranberry nut bread * Monarch butterflies * denim jackets* crows* Thanksgiving Dinner * harvest festivals * State fairs * sweaters* homemade apple pies* vanilla candles* campfires* walks in the woods
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 8:53 AM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I took a quiz to find out if I would be a good wife in the 1930s. Here are my results:
You Would Make a Horrible 1930's Wife
You are way too non conformist, independent, and sassy to be an ideal retro wife.
You may be so wild that you aren't even considering marriage!
Good thing we don't live in the 1930s anymore!
Oh, so funny, "Good thing we're not in the 1930s anymore!" ha.
Apparently I'm too wild to even think about being married in the present decade. yep- that's me...Wild woman...ask anyone.
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 7:24 PM
That's for my sister! Merry Christmas Rob!
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 9:46 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
My husband is out of town, the baby covered herself and my comforter in Vaseline, the dog is in heat,(ever try putting a diaper on a rottweiler?) my 8 year old fell (roughly 4 ft.) out of a tree and knocked the wind out of his lungs and now insists that his foot, which is not swollen,bruised or in any way deformed (he landed on his chest, by the way)is broken, my 3 year came in screaming "I'm DYING!" when he scraped and bloodied his hand and 3 of us (and my MIA husband) have gross colds. So... see you in a few.
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 1:42 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
From my favorite devotions:
Isn't it marvelous? Just when we need Him most, God surrounds us with reminders of His presence.
He is evident in a tear or in a far off whistle. He is in the twinkle of the stranger's eye and in a certain shade of blue. He is in the warmth of a handshake and in the missing front teeth of a five-year-old. He is in the hum of the washing machine (???? don't know about that one!) and the glow of the Christmas lights. He is between the lines of handwritten letters and in the nervous laughter of teenage girls. He rises up in the aroma of freshly cut grass. He is in the invisible arc made by a hawk on a fine autumn day. He is in the energy we use to write our to-do lists, and He is the itch to take a break in the middle of the day. God is in every sigh, whisper and exclamation. He is kept promises and acts of love and mercy.
-Margaret Langstaff, Psalms for Women
I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
I will be filled with joy because of you.
I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
-Psalm 9:1-2 NLT
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 1:32 PM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Ok, like I said, didn't take long! And let me just say this...if you haven't picked up any of the Amanda Bell Brown mystery novels by Claudia Mair Burney, you are soooooooooo missing out! Listen now, I'm not one to pass around poor reading material. You will love these books. You've heard me rave about Ms. Burney's books before and I'm certain you'll hear me again and again. You have got to, GOT TO read her! Check out all her books here. You'll thank me!
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 4:37 PM
Friday, September 5, 2008
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A fellow book lover loaned me this book which I really liked. Not surprising since I have loved every book this particular friend has loaned me. Great minds, you know...(except for her affinity for Cold
Yucky Sassy Tree, but maybe that's a because I'm a transplant, and she is a true southerner)
ANYWAY...this latest book she loaned me is Bad Idea by Todd and Jedd Hafer. It's a quick read and filled with great characters, both likeable and annoying. Of course the most annoying of all is a character named Rhonda. Nice, huh? My book loaning friend assures me that when she loaned me the book, she "forgot" the annoying girl shared my name. hm. Both she and her teenage daughter "forgot." Uh-huh. Well. As I was saying...Bad Idea is a really good read. Not fluffy but still fun. Not too heavy but still deals with some heavy issues. And VERY unpredictable. There were several moments when I thought "What? Really?" and "OH MY GOSH, Uh-uh!!!!" So, check it out.
And, by the way, I remember ALL of the characters' names.
oooooh lookie! There's another one! I must have it! Wonder if there are any characters named Elysa????
Posted by Rhonda Jeanne at 10:08 PM