Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Dress Tutorial

I love to sew when something is as simple as this one.  You can find a lot of fairly good bargains on this site and they even add tutorials now with project ideas.  I decided to share this one with you.  Hope you enjoy it!

Let's Go Fly A Kite!

For the complete tutorial, just click on the link below:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

To Honor My Dad - Wm. Roy Brinkley

It was six years ago today that my Dad gained the one desire of his heart, to see his Lord, Jesus Christ.  They put him to sleep for surgery that morning and he never woke up.  For nine hours the surgeon worked on his poor tired heart and it was just no use.  Dad's wish was that he would go to sleep and wake up in Heaven and the Lord was gracious to grant him his desire.  I miss him so much, but I know that one day I will be able to praise our Savior together.  I just wanted to share with you my bitter-sweet thoughts today and a song that makes me think of him.  I pray that it will be a blessing to your heart if you have someone over on the other side waiting for you, too.  Thank God for His precious promises! 
I'll see you again, Dad, on the other side!
"On The Other Side"

Saturday, March 10, 2012

On The Right Side

Which side of the rope would you be pulling on? 
An interesting comic from Israel.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Meet Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina

A good read!  Mike found a link to this article on facebook.  It is so sweet and encouraging!

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher
They have been married 85 years (86 in May) and hold the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage of a living couple and get this…. Zelmyra is 101 years old and Herbert is 104.
The happily married couple teamed up with twitter this Valentine’s Day to answer some relationship questions. Check out their take on finding love, getting through hard times and more. Good read.
  1. What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together? Were you scared at all?
  2. H & Z: With each day that passed, our relationship was more solid and secure. Divorce was NEVER an option – or even a thought.
  3. How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
  4. We grew up together & were best friends before we married. A friend is for life – our marriage has lasted a lifetime.
  5. Is there anything you would do differently after more than 80 years of marriage?
  6. We wouldn’t change a thing. There’s no secret to our marriage, we just did what was needed for each other & our family.
  7. What is your advice to someone who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right is really out there?
  8. Zelmyra: Mine was just around the corner! He is never too far away, so keep the faith – when you meet him, you’ll know.
  9. What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?
  10. Respect, support & communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest & true. Love each other with ALL of your heart.
  11. What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?
  12. Zelmyra: A hard worker & good provider. The 1920s were hard, but Herbert wanted & provided the best for us.I married a good man!
  13. What is your best Valentine’s Day memory?
  14. Zelmyra: I cook dinner EVERY day. Herbert left work early & surprised me – he cooked dinner for me! He is a VERY good cook!
    Herbert: I said that I was going to cook dinner for her & she could relax – the look on her face & clean plate made my day.
  15. You got married very young – how did you both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a couple?
  16. "Everyone who plants a seed & harvests the crop celebrates together" We are individuals, but accomplish more together.
  17. What is your fondest memory of your 85-year marriage?
  18. Our legacy: 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
  19. Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience?
  20. The children are grown, so we talk more now. We can enjoy our time on the porch or our rocking chairs – together.
  21. How did you cope when you had to be physically separated for long periods of time?
  22. Herbert: We were apart for 2 months when Z was hospitalized with our 5th child. It was the most difficult time of my life. Zelmyra’s mother helped me with the house and the other children, otherwise I would have lost my mind.
  23. At the end of bad relationship day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
  24. Remember marriage is not a contest – never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win.
  25. Is fighting important?
  26. NEVER physically! Agree that it’s okay to disagree, & fight for what really matters. Learn to bend – not break!
  27. What’s the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else?   We are both Christians & believe in God. Marriage is a commitment to the Lord. We pray with & for each other every day.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Song Remembered

I am always singing a song in my mind and sometimes, out of the blue, one of the older ones that I sang years ago will begin to come back to me.  That's the way this one did this morning.  I can't remember who wrote it, but it sounds like a Dottie Rambo song.  If anyone knows for sure, could you please tell me?  I will have to sing it again sometime soon, so you may hear us do it on the web site.

The One Who’s Been Holding to My Hand
Each step I take, I have Somebody with me,
He sees each deed I do, He hears each word I say,
He knows my heart, He cleanses it from every sin,
Without this friend, I would surely lose my way.

And I will not trade my Jesus for your treasures,
And I will not bow my knees to mortal man,
For I know the Heavens will be opened,
And I will meet the One who’s been holding to my hand.

When I’m cast down, I know I can depend on Him,
He sees what’s best for me, I need not be afraid,
He sees beyond the regions of this mortal life,
He holds my hand in His and I love Him more each day!

And I will not trade my Jesus for your treasures,
And I will not bow my knees to mortal man,
For I know the Heavens will be opened,
And I will meet the One who’s been holding to my hand.

So, if anyone knows any particulars about it, I would love to hear them!:-)  Hope you enjoy the song!  Have a blessed weekend!!