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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Snow Pictures/Warm Heart Wednesday/Blog Hop Ornament Giveaway/Birthday/

 This is an old draft I was working on back in 2009 when I first started blogging. Hannah, my youngest daughter, took these photos. She is a good shot!

I am way behind my on Warm Heart Wednesday but I had to share. I found these 2009 snow pictures that Hannah ran outside and snapped for me. Gosh, we had a lot of snow back then. We have had some snow lately but more cold temps than anything. So I am grateful that I have a roof over my head and  heat and water. Are you praying for Oklahoma and Texas and other areas of the country? They were hit by some brutal storms and many lost power. I spend a lot of time in prayer. Yesterday I shared a prayer request with many friends regarding Ryan, a young man who has been friends with my girls Rebekah and Hannah for a long time. A few years ago Ryan joined the U.S. Navy like his older brother. During basic training he contracted spinal meningitis and of course, the government cut him loose. He was in very bad shape and he miraculously survived.  This past summer, he jumped off the side of a cliff into deep water that had a shallow area. Although he broke his back,  he was not paralyzed. Last night he took a turn for the worst and his brother Nathan said it had something to do with his lungs. Although he is getting dialysis his lungs have cleared up and he is doing really well. Ryan is sort of like a cat with nine lives. He has cheated death a few times before. I have a warm heart that so many good hearts  prayed for him and he is doing so much better today! Thank you. Please visit Ms. Jenny and everyone at Warm Heart Wednesday too.

Lots of violence everywhere we turn today. My answer is to continue to pray without ceasing. I know who is in charge. Apparently gun free zones are not working either! I don't like to hash over this stuff here but we do need to acknowledge it otherwise we bury our heads in the sand. I like to pray for the families of loved ones lost, loved one hurting and recovering from their injuries and pray that our law enforcement was able to step in and do their job.
Social media buzzes with everyone's opinion about everything from Tim Tebow to the recent shootings and on and on it goes. I like this and I think it is is well suited for the times we live in. As for Tim Tebow, I can truly say, too bad we do not have more men like Tim Tebow in the world. He is a much better role model than so many others. A world judging a young man for his purity. Wow! I must be old fashioned.
I stepped out of my car today, heading into the grocery store for a few items and looked up to the heavens and told God "I sure don't feel my age today even though I am a whole year older. "The hubby and I have checks ups with our doctors tomorrow and then I can enjoy a nice lunch with my Sweets and he will treat me to a beautiful cake tomorrow night. My doctor is fussy about everything so I figured I would not let my guard down until after I see him! Tomorrow I will share my cake and some of the lovely gifts I received.
Don't forget to comment and enter the giveaway for this pretty ornament. My friend Cheri created this and donated it to this giveaway. Just leave a comment until Dec 7th when I will draw the winner.  Brenda changed the blog hop this year a little and each participate will draw their winner on Dec 7. Check my previous post for all the other folks joining this blog hop. Thank you and have a dleightful evening.


Denise said...

have a wonderful birthday, love you. praying for your appointment tomorrow, and your hubby's appointment

Sandee said...

♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Anne,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

Love all the shots your daughter took. Not a snow person, but I do love to look at the pictures.

Poor Ryan. He really does seem to have nine lives.

I hope your doctor doesn't read your blog.

Have a fabulous day and a wonderful birthday. ♥♥♥

Mevely317 said...

OH!!! Those snow pictures are amazing, and remind me of my childhood.

Anne, I wholeheartedly agree with what you said about Tim Tebow. It's mighty discouraging when so many people cast ridicule his way. What kind of Nation have we become?

Hope your cake is wonderfully decadent!

Jim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNE !!! I hope every thing turned out okay at the doctor. For both of you.
And I am glad you aren't feeling your age if it was a bad number Bday. I am feeling my age tonight, I helped Mrs. Jim carrying things that involved going up and down carrying things. Plus put up our moderate outside decorations. A snowma, two reindeer, lights on to small tree, and lights on two opposing low bushes. I am stiff and my artificial knee hurts more than usual. ;)
I am glad too that you have a lot to pray about and for. Praying makes one feel closer to God.

Betty said...

Yes, he does have nine lives or more! Prayers that his condition continues to improve.

I stay away from social media. I just read blogs once in a while and stay away from everything else. I have mixed emotions about social media and the things that are said. I think a lot of today's problems can be blamed on social media and people not hesitating to say anything. I guess there's no going back though.

Happy Birthday! I have a December birthday too.

Anonymous said...

Am glad I got here to wish you a happy birthday! That was a serious Warm Heart story! Prayer can change anything. Your son must still have a destiny in life:)

carol l mckenna said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and sending distant reiki healing energy for your son ~ xox

Happy Birthday to you ~ xox

Wishing you a magical weekend,
artmusedog and carol

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love the snow pics- even though I am not ready just quite yet to see any around here. I've done a lot of clicking off of facebook lately because of all the mean comments..I don't know what to think about anything anymore.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Happy Birthday, December Baby! Was your cake delicious? I can't decide whether I want cake or something else. Or, maybe both. Mine's next Saturday, but I officially started celebrating it last night when I friend wished me birthday greetings. :-) A big birthday bear hug to you, Anne.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images of the snow. Stay warm. We're horribly muddy right now.

Intense Guy said...

Happy belated Birthday!!!!

I hope it was a good one!

And please, keep the snow out there - Smiles.