Saturday, June 28, 2008


This is the scariest election we as Christians have ever faced and from the looks of the polls, the Christians aren't voting Christian values. We all need to be on our knees!

Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders to behold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do so. We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime.

II Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America. The United States of America and our citizens need prayer more than ever!!!

If you would like to participate: Every day, stop whatever you are doing and spend at least one minute, praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, the up-coming election, that the Bible will remain the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow in the U.S.

Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.

Do this at least for the sake of our future generations.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Choir Tour

Please remember our Youth Choir and leaders as the travel to Washington, D.C.

They will be leaving from the CLC at 12:00 noon tomorrow the 27th.

They will be singing at various locations and at several of the monuments. They also are scheduled to sing the National Anthem at a very special event in front of thousands of people. They have worked so hard for this.

Please ask God to give them safety and protection as they travel and also remember the parents who will be sending their babies off for a week.

When Meredith gets back on July 3rd, we will have just enough time to do her laundry before we head out for the beach for 2 weeks but, that's another post.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

To The Special People In My Life

Sometimes in among all of the garbage that we receive in our e-mail boxes, a jewel will appear. Something special, from someone special, that just takes your heart. A cousin of mine sent this to me this week and I thought it was special enough to share with you.

I Wrote Your Name

I wrote your name on a piece of paper, but by accident I threw it away.

I wrote your name on my hand, but it washed away.

I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves whispered it away.

I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay.

I'm reminded of our Lord Jesus Christ who gave the ultimate sacrifice for each of us. HE gave His life so we may have life. He forever wrote our names in His heart.

Monday, June 16, 2008

A retraction

It seems that I insulted Mr. and Miss Wall with the "pig" statement in my earlier blog posting.

They also informed me that I'm living in a fantasy land if I think that Justin is neater. They told me to check out his truck.

My most humble apologies to the injured parties.

Cleaning Out

You know, it's amazing the things we collect over the years. Not only what we collect but, where we store it. Closets, drawers, attics, under beds and in the basement (our's is actually a crawl space).

As I have mentioned in previous postings, Ronnie does love a project and, during these projects we do clean things out. We have been known to say, "Let's not clean the kitchen, let's tear the old one out and put in a new one!" We don't need a new kitchen at the moment so, I guess we had better clean up the dishes that are piled in the sink. We really do believe in Sundays being a day of rest and, after singing in (3) services, that's usually what we do on Sunday afternoons.

With Mama selling her house and moving in, we have to clear out some space to store her things while the new addition is being built. Because she will be sharing a bedroom with Meredith for awhile, we have started in Sissy Wall's room.

Meredith is her Father's child and, in addition to being his dead-ringer look alike, she also has his knack for being messy. "Pig" is the word that I use to describe the both of them on many, many occasions. Both of my parents were OC and I was raised in a spotless environment. When we would go to visit other people, I was shocked at how messy some people live. Messy meaning, there is actually trash in the garbage cans. I'm also OC and this has caused lots of problems over the years. Justin is not actually OC but, he is neat. Unfortunately, because of my health issues, I have had to realign my entire way of life and, resign myself to the fact that I can't do the things I once could. Because I have to rely on my family to do for me at certain times, I have to be satisified with the way it's done or not done. This means, I usually go to the bathroom and have a good cry.

I digress. Last week we began to clear out Meredith's closets and drawers. Making stacks and stacks of clothes that fit, don't fit or are unfit. Some things in her closet still had the price tags on them. These were mostly Christmas or birthday gifts from well-meaning relatives and, consisted of dresses with frills and ribbons and bows. Sis is like me in that department, she's just not a ribbons and bows kind of gal.

Also, we had a veritable hodge-podge of various toys, games and dolls. As Ronnie and I sat among the "collection" he, in a red slouch hat pulled way down over his ears and me with white bunny slippers and cowboy hat, we realized that our baby girl is growing up. We looked around at the baby dolls and Barbie dolls, dollhouse and stuffed animals and, we saw the many stages of her life. In the back of the closet were the baby dolls; Ellen, Max, Joey, Emma and the twins and, their nursery items like, cribs, strollers and high-chairs.

We opened up storage bins to reveal Barbie and Ken and their many wardrobe changes. Clothes for work and church and a day at the beach. There was also Ken and Barbie's motor-coach, their van and their dream home. Man, they live like royalty and they don't even have jobs. Sounds like a soap-opera.

Closer to the front of the closet, are her DVD player, her DVD's, soccer stuff, I-pod and various other gadgets that "everybody" has now. I never have figured out who "everybody" is but, they have to have jobs to pay for all of this stuff. Of course we had to clean out papers and stubby, pointless pencils and broken crayons. All of this cleaning out to make room for Nana and the next phase of Meredith's life.

As I sit here, in Ronnie's home office, I'm looking at (3) huge bags of clothes and one basket of shoes that we're passing down to my cousin's girls and to Good Will. We have already taken the doll strollers, high chairs and other "baby doll" things to Good Will.

It's kind of bittersweet, you know? That little girl, who looked exactly like her Daddy in a pink hat, is almost as tall as I am now and wears the same size shoes. She's growing up guys and, even though I have already been through this with Justin, it still makes me want to cry. This is my sweet, baby girl, who will be a teen-ager in July. The precious little girl that I use to rock in my arms and sing to, will be in the 8th grade next year. Where did all the time go?

We have to make every minute count, cause in the blink of an eye, they've gone from baby dolls to cell phones. From tea-parties to sleep-overs. From cute little sandals to soccer boots and shin-guards. Hold on to your hats guys, cause we're in for a ride. I really think everyone should have a girl, they are indeed a "special" creation.

Oh, by the way, I kept the bunny slippers and cowboy hat. Ronnie didn't say but, the red slouch hat wasn't in the Good Will pile either........??

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's Official

Mama is selling her house. My cousin, Steve, the realtor, came out yesterday afternoon and put up the 'For Sale' signs. We didn't realize that our neighbors across Sandy Ford from us are selling their house too.

Ronnie and Meredith went up to Mom's today and worked on some little things that needed paint and repair in order for the sale to go quickly.

We're excited about having Mama here and as I said before, it will be less taxing on me physically but, it breaks my heart to know that she's selling their dream home. When Cookie sold her house (next door to me and in between our house and Mom's) we were very fortunate to get a really sweet couple and their little baby boy as neighbors. We're praying that whoever buys Mama's house will be good neighbors too. The only requirement is, to love our dogs, especially Callie Rose, who has had the run of the place for the past 11 years. Jeff and Mindy (next door) love all of our dogs and Parker (their baby) adores Callie.

I ask for your prayers and thank you for your friendship.

Don't forget to comment here or on my e-mail.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Hey guys- just wanted to remind any of you that haven't voted yet, to do so. Please don't think that your vote doesn't matter because, it does.

It is our right to express our opinions and vote for the candidate that we feel is the most qualified. I will admit, there have been many cases where this hasn't happened but, we still need to vote.

This is a honor that we as Christian Americans have because, our soldiers have always and will always fight for that freedom of choice. We owe it to them, the men and women you have and are fighting and dying for our country, to get out and vote.

Please continue to pray for our soldiers. Continue to pray that we will put into office, men and women, who love the Lord and love this country.

'Lord, please hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Lord be with our government and the leaders of this great nation. Bring them all to their knees and back to the principals that our nation was founded on. In Jesus' name, Amen.'

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Meredith got her report card in the mail yesterday. Bless her heart, she's been checking the mail twice a day now since school let out. I am proud to report that Meredith McKenzie Wall will be an 8th grader next fall! There was never any doubt in my mind but, she was worried. She missed having all A's on her report card by 1 point! We are so proud of her. As I've said before, we've been blessed with two outstanding kids. They have always made good grades and have never given us any trouble. Justin was always on the Dean's list at Community and they both have always been on the honor roll. Of course, you know they get their brains and their beauty from their Mother!

To up-date you on Mom's move. She is very excited and a little sad. She doesn't want to sell her home because this was their dream house. A big ol house with a big ol yard for the grands and great-grands to come and run and play. Every room is filled with my Daddy's touch. It's going to be a bittersweet time for her when she walks out that door for the last time.

Ronnie has the plans all drawn out and she is very pleased. He told her that this is her home too and that we are going to do everything to make this move as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Ronnie is going to incorporate as much of Mama's personal touch and her special things from her life with Daddy as possible. Don't let Ronnie's gruff exterior fool you. Although he can be a BIG BEAR and very difficult to deal with at times, he still has a soft spot and, of course he loves a project.

Of course that will mean that we will be living in a dusty mess again. We have been in this house for 14 years (June 3rd) and we have re-done our kitchen 3 or 4 times and have added a Master suite addition and a hobby room/exercise addition. You can tell by looking at us that the exercise room gets the least attention.

My pool and deck will be coming down the day after Labor Day. That's when we close it anyway but, it's coming down for the new addition.

We sat the kids down the other night and told them what we expect from them. Having Mama here will be less taxing on me physically, I won't be running back and forth but, we are going to need them to step up and assume a little more responsibility. They are in total agreement that this is the best thing and even Jordan, Justin's girlfriend, said that she would be willing to help out too.

We can definately see the hand of God in this decision and we know that if it's His will then He will provide.

We ask for your continued prayers on our little home, which will now include one more. The Lord gave me a second chance with my Mom and I intend to take advantage of every moment possible. She's even talking about going camping with us!! How cool is that?

Thanks for being my friends and for being so much a part of my life. I love you guys.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Big Decision

Hey guys- Just wanted you to know that Mama has made the decision to sell her house and move in with us.

Ronnie will eventually build a Mother-in-law suite but, while construction is going on, Mama and Meredith will be sharing a room.

Please pray for Mama's peace of mind and that everyone will adjust.