Wednesday, November 25, 2009




WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and

WHEREAS both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:" NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;

and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us. And alfo, that we may then unite in moft humbly offering our prayers and fupplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to perform our feveral and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws, difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all fovereigns and nations (especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us); and to blefs them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind fuch a degree of temporal profperity as he alone knows to be beft.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.

Go. Washington


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to the most precious person in the world!

My Mom aka Mimi or Jo- my best friend, my travel companion, my partner-in-crime

I love you soooooo very much!

photo- Mom and I on our way to La Grotto Azzurra in Capri, Italy

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Talking Turkeys

Savannah drew the most adorable turkey with Katie for Pep club for the school hallway wall! I just had to show you!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Young Victoria

View the movie trailer...

December 18 of the greatest love stories of all time! I can't wait!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lovely Louboutin!

Aaah, lovely Louboutin's...with your candle apple red sole that can be unmistakably spotted in the distance. Mandy, Les and I wanted to just browse your shop in Paris, but our little tour guide had never heard of you....quel domage!(what a shame)

So we continue to dream of you and hope to see you next time we are in Paris.

Current Reading

About the book:

Description: "Hinds' Feet on High Places" is one of Hannah Hurnard's best known and best loved books. This book is a beautiful allegory dramatizing the yearning of God's children to be led to new heights of love, joy, and victory. Follow Much-Afraid on her spiritual journey through difficult places with her two companions, Sorrow and Suffering. Learn how Much-Afraid overcomes her tormenting fears as she passes through many dangers and mounts at last to the High Places. There she gains a new name and returns to her valley of service, transformed by her union with the loving Shepherd.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's too easy to fall into the pit of self-pity isn't it? I felt like I had been hovering there for a while this past week and a bad cold never seems to help the situation does it. Yesterday I was rescued by my Monday morning group that has been on hiatus through the summer and resumed yesterday. Oh and right on time too. Elaine had a roaring fire in the fireplace, tea and jam and lots of love to go around. We were missing one precious soul, but four of us were so thrilled to be together once again.

We caught up with what was going on in our lives...pure honesty...not just oh I'm fine, and you?...but true love and sharing of each others burdens. Then....we prayed...for one another, for our children, for our husbands.

Sometimes it's easy to forget we are this side of heaven. It's not supposed to be perfect here. But there is a grand Prize isn't we hold each Him.

I felt renewed by yesterday. My batteries were recharged and we all hope to have good things to tell each other the next time we are together. How we have prayed and waited on Him, answers given, encouraging those around us...sharing the love.

Sunday, November 8, 2009



With what a glory comes and goes the year!
The buds of spring, those beautiful harbingers
Of sunny skies and cloudless times, enjoy
Life's newness, and earth's garniture spread out;
And when the silver habit of the clouds
Comes down upon the autumn sun, and with
A sober gladness the old year takes up
His bright inheritance of golden fruits,
A pomp and pageant fill the splendid scene.

There is a beautiful spirit breathing now
Its mellow richness on the clustered trees,
And, from a beaker full of richest dyes,
Pouring new glory on the autumn woods,
And dipping in warm light the pillared clouds.
Morn on the mountain, like a summer bird,
Lifts up her purple wing, and in the vales
The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer,
Kisses the blushing leaf, and stirs up life
Within the solemn woods of ash deep-crimsoned,
And silver beech, and maple yellow-leaved,
Where Autumn, like a faint old man, sits down
By the wayside a-weary. Through the trees
The golden robin moves. The purple finch,
That on wild cherry and red cedar feeds,
A winter bird, comes with its plaintive whistle,
And pecks by the witch-hazel, whilst aloud
From cottage roofs the warbling blue-bird sings,
And merrily, with oft-repeated stroke,
Sounds from the threshing-floor the busy flail.

O what a glory doth this world put on
For him who, with a fervent heart, goes forth
Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks
On duties well performed, and days well spent!
For him the wind, ay, and the yellow leaves,
Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings.
He shall so hear the solemn hymn that Death
Has lifted up for all, that he shall go
To his long resting-place without a tear.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(I think I would have enjoyed meeting Mr. Longfellow. He really had a way of seeing things and describing them in some delicious way)

Friday, November 6, 2009

My Daily Walk

This past week I finished the first two "Mark of the Lion" Francine Rivers books in a series of three. I am taking a short break from the third one so I can digest the first two. Powerful, awe-inspiring, anointing, painful, joyful are just a few of the words used to describe it. I have been comparing a lot of my reading to the books now and lots do not even to begin to measure up. Do I want this in my head? Is this uplifting? What would Hadassah think? Is this going to improve my relationship with the Lord?

I've lately been in a place where I NEED inspiring, uplifting literature. Scripture to write on my heart, where I can pull it out and use it against the spiritual warfare that I fight daily.

Listening to Beth Moore's Esther cd's as I drive in to pick up Sav in!...fabulous! Leslie is doing it in her Bible study in Georgia, Jodie with her church girls and Elaine with her young girls. I had to see what all the fuss was about and I will probably listen to it over and over and over again.

I lent Mindy my 'Stepping Heavenward' book by Elizabeth Prentiss. It is also one to read over and over again. Can't wait to hear what she thought of it.

Just a few notes on what I have been up to lately...trying to stay in the Word...makes a big difference.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A beautiful book I read while on vacation this last week. What an inspiring lady!

"There's no such thing as staying home for real comfort."
-Jane Austen