01.29.19 Introducing our new blog theme “BECAUSE HE LIVES”

We started writing this blog years ago under a different name, Dora and the Explorers.  There will be no more posts about Roy and I traveling with Dora since Dora moved to California.  That move lead to a change in the site’s name and the look.

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In this new blog we will focus on our life in Louisiana, about living a Christian life, updates as my dementia progresses, along with some Wild and Wacky posts from time to time.

Because this new blog is about our future life, I thought a good bit about how that should be expressed in the blog’s new name.

The new theme is BECAUSE HE LIVES….. I can face tomorrow!

Some of you will know what that means and some will not. If you do Praise God!  If you do not I hope you will read and learn!

As I was thinking about the new name, the thought that stood out in my mind is that I don’t know what my future holds.  Whatever it holds, I know my future is in God’s hands because I am a Christian.

After Christ died on the cross, He was buried and rose from the dead so, HE LIVES.  Because of this I have the reassurance of Christ walking by me through every storm and joy that comes our way.  Therefore I can face anything that the future brings.

BECAUSE HE LIVES I can face tomorrow is the first two lines of the chorus in the amazing song written by Bill and Gloria Gather in 1993. I will share an audio version of the song and the lyrics below.

Back in the mid 1990s I was in a particularly dark place in my life.  One Sunday during that time in our Worship Service we sang a new song called Because He Lives.  My attention was immediately grabbed by the first verse.

God sent his son, they called him Jesus
He came to love, heal and forgive
He lived and died to buy my pardon
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives

When we got to the chorus I felt something come over me that couldn’t be ignored.

Because He Lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He Lives
All fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just Because He Lives

When we sang the second verse it hit me hard because it talked about the calm assurance that this child can face uncertain days Because He Lives.  During this dark time my main concern was  the well being of my children. I felt like God was talking straight to my heart giving me the assurance I needed.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain day Because He Lives

I had to sit down I was so overcome with that amazing assurance from God.

And then one day I’ll cross the river
I’ll fight life’s final war with pain
And then, as death gives way to victory
I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know he reigns

Oh how I needed to be reminded of this guarantee for true Christians who get to live with God in Heaven for all of eternity!

This song reminded me that Christ came to earth for the purpose of giving Christians the assurance that we are able to face tomorrow, with all of the uncertainty that it brings. God holds the future right in his hands and makes life worth living for all who trust in him.

I shared with my mother why that song grabbed my heart so much.  After that time whenever we sang Because He Lives we’d look at each other and hold hands while we sang.  It became our favorite song. Since she passed away, whenever we sing it I think of Mama and how Great our God is!

Here is a You Tube video of the song with the lyrics included.  I hope it will speak to you as it did and always will to me.

Songwriters: Gloria Gaither / William J. Gaither

Because He Lives lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

There is a much newer version of Because He Lives.  It’s a beautiful song but the original speaks to my heart with such comfort.

I look forward to sharing fun, meaningful and even silly moments with ya’ll.  When I am having a great brain day my favorite thing to do is to write.  When I’m not, well I just don’t write.  It takes me much longer to put together a post now but I push through it since I know it’s good for me.
Ya’ll have a Blessed week!

04.05.20 Let us join together in Worshiping our Lord – Week 3 – Welcome to Trinity Baptist Church

Sunday morning at 10:45 am, and every future Sunday until we can all gather together again in person, Trinity Baptist Church will broadcast our worship services on Facebook and on the church’s website. This blog post will be published Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

The feeling of togetherness joining with others during our Sunday online Worship Service was deeply comforting. I loved that the same people we sit in a physical church with are all in their homes worshiping God at the same time! Please join us!

Trinity’s website’s broadcast address is. http://https://trinitybaptistla.com/live

The Facebook address for the church is https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Baptist-Church-Hammond-La-241862645845904/

The picture below is from the page on the church’s website that you will be taken to. The actual sermon will not start until 10:45.  To see the scripture and sermon outline click on the blue SERMON OUTLINE link at the bottom of that page on the church’s website.

Those who will be leading our Worship Service are:

Youth Minister, Jonah Kyle Traylor will be welcoming everyone

Music Minister, Teddy Forrest will be leading the singing

Pianist, Deanna Cummings will be accompanying on the piano

Lead Pastor, Avery Dixon will be bringing today’s message from God’s Holy Word

The songs we will be singing are in the list below. If not, the words to the songs will be up on the church’s television screen and I’ve included them below.

17           I Sing Praises

18           Glorify Thy Name

93           His Eye Is On The Sparrow

His Mercy Is More

Music Message    Jonah Kyle Traylor

413         Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

I SING PRAISES

I sing praises to Your name O Lord
Praises to Your name O Lord
For Your name is great and greatly to be praised

I sing praises to Your name O Lord
Praises to Your name O Lord
For Your name is great and greatly to be praised

GLORIFY THY NAME

Father, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth

Jesus, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Thy name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth

Spirit, we love You
We worship and adore You
Glorify Your name in all the earth
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth

Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name
Glorify Thy name in all the earth

HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

Why should I feel discouraged?
Why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely
and long for heaven and home,
when Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is he:
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, (I’m happy)
I sing because I’m free, (I’m free)
for his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,”
his tender word I hear,
and resting on his goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
though by the path he leadeth
but one step I may see:
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
for his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
when song gives place to sighing,
when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to him;
from care he sets me free:
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me;
his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
for his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know He watches me.

HIS MERCY IS MORE

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

What love could remember
No wrongs we have done
Omniscient all-knowing
He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea
Without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

What patience would wait
As we constantly roam
What Father so tender
Is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest
The vilest the poor
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

What riches of kindness
He lavished on us
His blood was the payment
His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt
We could never afford
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Praise the Lord
His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness
New every morn’
Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

Our sins they are many
His mercy is more

INVITATION HYMN

TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

2 Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion-
For more than conq’rors we are!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

3 His word shall not fail you – He promised;
Believe Him, and all will be well.
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

We look forward to Worshiping together again with you all next Sunday! May God Bless all of you!

04.04.20 God’s fingerprints are on all His amazing creations

God’s fingerprints are on all His amazing creation and flowers are no exception…

These pictures of beautiful flowers are pictures my friends let me use in this blog post. Pictures of their beautiful early spring blooms! Thanks, ladies for letting me include these today! My friends’ names are below their pictures

In a couple of days, I’ll be sharing the flowers at our home that are starting to bloom and make us very happy!!

Caren Cox
Nancy Duvic
Gay Sterken
Nancy Duvic
Nancy Duvic – Love this metal art flower!
Nancy Duvic
Nancy Duvic
Jeri Bankston
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Jeri Bankston
Jeri Bankston This is bottlebrush
Johnnie Whisenhunt
Johnnie Whisenhunt
Johnnie Whisenhunt
Johnnie Whisenhunt
Johnnie Whisenhunt
Lynn Anderson
Rebecca Willoughby
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Well that left me with a smile on my face! I hope it did that for you as well!

04.03.20 Something invisible came and put everything in its place

I’ve wanted to write something like what I am sharing below since early on in this time with life-changing coronavirus.  We’ve had our lives thrown up in the air and are having to figure out what is coming back down. I wanted to write because even in this time of uncertainty I could see so much happiness in people’s lives getting to spend much-needed family time with their loved ones.

Yesterday, Thursday, was a really hard brain day for me. One of those days that I don’t understand things, don’t remember how to do things (big and little things), can’t do things I normally could and just cry and curse from frustration.  I’ve loved writing these daily blog posts lately and by the large number of views, ya’ll are enjoying reading them.

It seemed to be really helping my brain writing these blog posts daily again. Today, however, my brain wouldn’t cooperate so I could write something for Friday. This afternoon I came across what I am sharing below.  I wasn’t even looking for anything to share.  I thanked God for putting this before me as it relieved my mind of “what will I write for tomorrow?”  If something new doesn’t come into your mailbox each day I want you to know that I’d like your prayers that day for the brainpower I need to keep creating!

 

I don’t know if you agree, but something invisible came and put everything in its place.

Suddenly the gasoline went down, pollution went down, people started to have more time.

So much time that they do not know what to do with it – parents are spending time with their kids as a family, work is no longer a priority or traveling or social life either.

Suddenly we silently see within ourselves and understand the value of the words “solidarity”, “love”, “strength”, “empathy” and “faith”.

In an instant, we realized that we are all in the same boat; rich and poor. That the supermarket shelves are empty and the hospitals are full.

New cars and old cars also stand in the garages, simply because nobody can get out.

Empty streets, less pollution, clean air, the land also breathes.

The human returns to his origins, realizing that with or without money, the important thing is to survive.

Today, health is the main thing, even in spite of wanting to have or possessing.

It took 6 days for the universe to establish the social equality that was said to be impossible.

Fear invaded everyone.

At least this happened to realize the vulnerability of the human being.

Nature is forcing us to clean up the mess made by ourselves.

Our overthrown gods:
– Money
– Sports
– Fame
– Politics

What the coronavirus is teaching us:
– Our best protection: GOD
– Our best refuge: HOME
– Our best company: FAMILY
– Our real-time: TODAY
– Nature’s call: STOP US
– Its message: WAIT, RESPECT

We are not gods, we are not kings, we do not have the power of controlling everything.

We are part of a whole, fragile, brittle and vulnerable something.

Part of a whole something that we wanted to dominate & today is telling us:

Stop, breathe, respect.

Go back to the basics, to the essentials, that the peace of your soul guide you towards what you are: a CREATION.

I hope this finds everyone well and comfortably tucked in at home with your loved ones!

 

04.02.20 Let’s Gather at Yellowstone and take a Virtual Vacation with the Chauvins

If you ask Roy where his favorite place is in our country and he will say immediately “Yellowstone!”  We visited Yellowstone in July 2015 in our first trip out west.

Last week ya’ll came on your Virtual Vacation with the Chauvins to Niagara Falls. This week I am sharing some of  the photos and some of the information about Yellowstone that we shared in the longer original posts.  The links to those oroginal posts are at the bottom of this one!

This is a great map showing all of Yellowstone. Driving through what is a figure eight you see everything – it’s amazing!

Yellowstone is 2.2 million acres in size. Shaped like a figure eight (see picture to the left), the upper loop and lower loop combined are approximately 142 miles long with the average speed limit of 45 mph.

 

As we drove up to Yellowstone we saw one lonely bison and we got good pictures of him. You can see how large they are. To take the photo of the bison by himself we pulled up alongside him in the RV and I opened the door and snapped the photo.

20150721_132348 (Small)The wildlife we were able to see and some we got up close with was unbelievable!

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These pictures and others are of fumaroles. A fumarole (ultimately from the Latin fumus,” smoke”) is an opening in a planet’s crust, often in the neighborhood of volcanoes, which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide.

If you haven’t been to Yellowstone you really can’t grasp what these fumarole’s actually look like. Being from Louisiana this all looked like what a different planet might look like.

2019We were given a very helpful paper map when entering the park. Get one and use it, it was a wonderful way to know what we were looking at was really all about!

It seemed like every curve we’d take while driving through Yellowstone we’d see a beautiful babbling creek, a beautiful waterfall or forested countryside.

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3034The lower loop is a world of heat and gasses, where microorganisms live in such numbers they change the color of the landscape.

b19b14b20b28After seeing these wild places in the earth we came across again beautiful forests and rivers.  God painted this place beautifully!

b31We finished off the second day by experiencing the phenomena which is Old Faithful

b37b46The sounds of awed people when the eruption was in full force was goose bump material!

b47bYellowstone information states there are over 10,000 geysers in the area.  We were constantly reminded that we were traveling atop a volcano which is difficult to get our mind wrapped around. God’s creations always amaze and humble us.  He is so great and we are mere mortals living in His world.

b54b52And around the next corner is another magnificent waterfall and river!

b68We took over 500 photos in our two days at Yellowstone. There are not 500 pictures in our original blog posts but there are many more pictures of this beautiful National Park than those I’ve shared above. Check them out and enjoy your virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park! It is absolutely worth the time to travel there and your “America is Beautiful” meter will be reaching SUPER AWESOME!

Day One in Yellowstone

Day Two in Yellowstone

Next week I’ll be sharing another one of our favorite places to visit in the United States! There so many to choose from!

Ya’ll have a Blessed Week!

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04.01.20 Wacky Wonderful Wednesday – Happy April

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God has a destiny for you. He has a purpose and a plan for you. He has something that maximizes your skills, personality, experiences, passions and compassions in a way like no one else ever could.

God sets twists and turns in all our lives that provide opportunities for us to grow, mature, be humbled, learn, develop, surrender, gain confidence and more. I call these twists and turns “detours.”

Detours are a good thing that often feel bad.

We learn patience, compassion, kindness, gratitude and all those wonderful things that empower us to fully live out our dreams. You may feel that your life right now is on one ongoing detour from fulfilling your dreams … while you’re serving the needs of others, setting your own hopes aside. But, just like Joseph whom God positioned from the pit to the palace, God has a plan for every moment in your life as well. Yes, even the most mundane and monotonous ones.

God is taking you straight to your destiny … in His ever God-like-zig-zagging-sort-of-way.

Father God, help me keep my eyes open and learn to look for Your hand in the midst of happenstance, so my hope remains steadfast and my heart remains full.

By Dr. Tony Evans Ministries

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AMAZING LOOK AROUND GOD’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD

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ARASHIYAMA, KYOTO, JAPAN

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BRUNNI TRAINS, ENGELBERG, SWITZERLAND
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FOREST IN TAICHUNG, TAIWAN
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FROZEN SPIDER WEB, JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE COLD
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..new day & *no fears* because fears are just the bad stories we tell ourselves. *And your Father is far bigger than your fears.*

This is why “I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand I will not be shaken” Psalm 16:8.

He pulls you right close & whispers it, “Do Not Be Afraid.”

He knows how hard things are. And He knows how *faithful He will be.*

That’s why He repeats it again & again, 365 times, so we don’t have need to fear any day of the year: Do Not Be Afraid.

He holds every minute of this day & His grace & timing are *perfect.*

You can abandon all your cares because Christ will never, ever abandon you. You can abandon your fears and abide in the safe expanse of Your Father.

So we’re just going to go all out & Trust & be brave: It takes courage to listen with our whole heart to the tick of God’s timing, rather than march to the loud beat of our fears.

By Ann Voskamp

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THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS

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TIRES, TIRES, TIRES

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Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

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03.31.20 Chauvin Produce Company 2020 – March Update

This year we are again experimenting with a couple of new garden spaces and how we do our gardens. We’ve added spinach, turnips and green beans to this year’s crops. And we are planting a few crops in two or three different locations to see how that goes.

The area our renter’s dog’s cage was located is now the “dog cage garden.” I am hopeful we’ll find a better name for that garden but for now, it’s the dog cage garden!

The first pictures are Roy and I tilling the soil which should be good quality with all the dog poop mixed in.

I only did one row but I found out how difficult it is to keep that thing going straight!

Planted in this garden are potatoes, yellow meat watermelons, red meat watermelons, carrots, and militons, and green beans.  There is a fence at the rear so the green beans and militon vines will have a place to grow up and around. This garden does not get full sun like the main garden does but it does get a lot of sun throughout the day. 

Sunday afternoon I distributed a bunch of hay around this garden to help it stay moist when the heat of the summer hits. Bending over to do these things hurts my back so I only got the hay placed there. It needs a bit of work so the popsicle sticks and rock markers show up and that will come next!

The main garden closest to our house is slowly getting planted.  Roy is in charge of the regular size tomatoes which we call “Big Toms.” Here he is soaking the ground where they will be planted after putting the stakes in the ground.

My sweet frog metal art recently restored is watching over the garden!

Here Roy was staking up his growing tomato plants a few weeks ago. The second picture is a “contraption” he created to put these same plants in while they go through their hardening phase. Hardening is a way of getting the plants that were grown indoors to get used to the elements outside like wind, sun, rain.  When he started their hardening the wind blew over the plants so the need for his “contraption” became apparent. It is made of two round crawfish trays connected on top of each other with holes the size of his seed pots drilled out of the pans and the pots inserted. It worked really well so he’ll have these to use for future years of tomato growing during the hardening phase.

This is his new contraption to help his hardening tomato plants stay standing up. He made two of these for his 18 plants.

Here’s Roy all happy while planting in the ground the tomatoes he’s been growing from seed for two months!

Look how nice they are! There is about a foot of stalk down in the ground so they are a really good size all put together!

Those tiny little plants next to popsicle plants are small cucumber plants. I planted half already growing small plants and half seeds planted directly in the ground to grow. 

I made an attempt to form rows and walkways in the dirt myself but that turned out pitiful. My he man hubby saw my pitiful attempt and took over! We’ve reduced the number of rows and widened the walkways this year. We learned last year the walkways needed to be easier to navigate. My balance isn’t too great so this should help make it easier for me to work in the garden.All the little popsicle sticks in the garden mark where the okra, bell peppers, eggplants, spinach, turnips, cucumbers, and green beans are planted.  In a couple of months, the garden will be filled with taller plants bearing vegetables above and below the ground!Here’s the hay all over everything in the main garden.  Monday morning my month old cherry tomato plants that were grown from seeds are now planted in the garden.

The area where Bo and Peep are living now was where we had our “garden down by the pond” last year so that garden has gone away. Near it, along the fence line are planted several plants. Green beans growing up the fence, cantaloupe, and okra. Two broccoli plants that randomly grew in the main garden over the winter were moved to this area and are now producing broccoli. There is one plant we don’t know what it is yet but it’s getting bigger!  Then along that same fence line Roy planted the rest of his BIG Toms between the azalea bushes. That is an experimental alternative spot to see how the tomatoes will do there.

Here are two of the 12 tomato plants along the fence line. They are doing really well!

The artichoke plant that we planted from seed this time last year survived the winter, was transplanted to a pot when the garden was tilled and is still there. Quite a puzzling plant to me but as long as it keeps living we’ll keep it and hope it grows sometime this year!!

Our blueberry bushes are doing PHENOMENALLY well! This is the fourth year since we purchased the eight bushes. The first two years they lived near the fence under a tree where they mostly got shade. Three berries were the total crop each of those two years. We dug them up and planted them next to our house last year where they grew well but again only produced three berries. Well, this year they figured out how to produce berries and I believe we will have hundreds of berries FINALLY!

I can’t stop taking pictures of the berries and had to narrow them down to these two! I’m already planning blueberry pies, blueberry cakes, blueberries on my waffles, pancakes, ice cream and on and on!!!

The fig trees are full of leaves and will hopefully be full of figs this year!!

Our grape vines have never produced. Roy did not cut them back this year so we’re hopeful that will do the trick. Their leaves are coming out really well now!

Our satsuma trees froze a couple of years ago and this one has grown back a bit. We figured it would never grow satsumas but it looked nice so we left it there! It now has several buds on it which we were surprised to see. We’ll have to see as time goes on if this actually turns into a fruit!  Our new plum tree purchased last year is full of leaves and blooms!!The pecan tree was purchased and planted the same time last year and is growing nice green new leaves right now!

I think that’s all the updates on the fruits and vegetables we have at our little slice of Heaven here in Amite. I plan to write an end of the month update each month on our garden adventures!

Ya’ll have a Blessed Week!

03.30.20 Take a gander at these little gems!

For Christmas last year I gave our six grandchildren a gift for them to create and give back to me.

My rock room gives me so much happiness painting my little creations. Even with all that happiness I still have nothing on the walls.

I bought six 8×10 canvases for the grandchildren to paint something for me. I didn’t tell them what to paint, just to paint something for my walls and to put their name in the bottom right-hand corner.

I got the canvases at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 each and the paints/markers at Dollar Tree for $1 each. I share that with you in case this is something you’d like to do with your grandchildren. I included a letter to them in the package so they would understand what I am asking them to do. Our littlest is 5 so I figured their mama would need to know what it’s all about.

They’ve all finished their works of art and given them to me. They are so precious that I want to share them with you below. They will be in age order with our oldest granddaughter being 19 and the youngest being 5 (almost 6 she will tell you!) Our oldest has a best friend Madelyn that worked on her canvas art with her.

Our oldest non teenager granddaughter created this. It’s the three older children standing together and the little one flying off the swing! This is so perfect for them!!!

Our granddaughter Madisyn created this heart one with the words Love, Hope, Joy and Faith going all around the edges!

Our only grandson isn’t too much into painting! This is a swamp and the green thing in the water is a crocodile and the big brown animal on the land is a deer. The rest are trees around the swampy area!

Our next youngest granddaughter painted Grannie a bunny and her playing outside on a beautiful sunshiny day.

Our youngest granddaughter who is almost six painted a picture of herself and her two sisters!

Here’s all of them on our sofa before going up on the wall!

Roy is going to put them up on the wall in my rock room and I will add butterflies to finish off my beautiful wall of art! This Grannie will love getting to look up at a wall in my rock room filled with the creations my young grandchildren created for me! This also might be something you could get your children or grandchildren do for you!

 

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Our faith in God is getting us through this.  We know that He is in control and whatever comes our way He will be beside us all the way. Do you have this assurance that comes through salvation making God your Lord and Savior of your life?  I hope so, if not ask me.  I’d love to share what God has done in our lives and how he’s walked with us through the valleys and the mountain top experiences.

Have a Blessed week!

03.29.20 Let us join together in Worshiping our Lord – Week 2 – Welcome to Trinity Baptist Church

Sunday morning at 10:45 am, and every future Sunday until we can all gather together again in person, Trinity Baptist Church will broadcast our worship services on Facebook and on the church’s website. This blog post will be published Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Roy and I are old hats at experiencing worship online since it is what we did in our travels and still do in our lives at home in Amite. However, this totally online form of worship is new for our church and the majority of our members and visitors. Please be patient as any issues in the broadcast are worked out.

The feeling of togetherness joining with others during last Sunday’s online Worship Service was deeply comforting. I loved that the same people we sit in a physical church with are all in their homes worshiping God at the same time!

Trinity’s website’s broadcast address is. http://https://trinitybaptistla.com/live

The Facebook address for the church is https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Baptist-Church-Hammond-La-241862645845904/

The picture below is from the page on the church’s website that you will be taken to. The actual sermon will not start until 10:45.  To see the scripture and sermon outline click on the blue SERMON OUTLINE link at the bottom of that page on the church’s website.

Those who will be leading our Worship Service are:

Youth Minister, Jonah Kyle Traylor will be welcoming everyone

Music Minister, Teddy Forrest will be leading the singing with some of our choir members joining him

Pianist, Deanna Cummings will be accompanying on the piano

Lead Pastor, Avery Dixon will be bringing today’s message from God’s Holy Word

The songs we will be singing are in the list below. If you have a Baptist Hymnal at home like this one in the picture below the page numbers are provided.

If not, the words to the songs will be up on the church’s television screen.  For those of us that don’t know the tunes by heart, a little further down this page, the songs with the musical notes are included:

Standing on the Promises, page 339

My Worth Is Not In What I Own, words are below this list

Great and Mighty is the Lord our God, page 20

O Praise the Name, words are below this list

Precious Lord, Take My Hand, page 450

Here are the lyrics only

“O Praise The Name (Anástasis)”

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet
My Saviour on that cursed treeHis body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all aloneO praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our GodAnd then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the KingO praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our GodHe shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ faceO praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Invitation Hymn

The song “O Praise the Name” is by Hillsong Worship.  I’ve fallen in love with the words describing what God did for us when his son Jesus Christ. I am including a video containing the music and the words so that you can listen to it yourself. You might find yourself singing along loudly with the words as you listen and learn the song! God is so good!

We look forward to Worshiping together again with you all next Sunday! May God Bless all of you!

03.28.20 NFL 100 Super Bowl Commercial

This commercial brought a smile to my face the first time I saw it so I saved it. I just came across it and thought it might bring a smile to your face also!

Before kickoff of this year’s Super Bowl, the NFL aired an “NFL 100” commercial to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the league, and it gave people chills — in a good way. So many NFL greats in one commercial! And of course we love it that our own Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara are in it enjoying Mardi Gras! So cool!

 

Ya’ll have a Blessed Weekend!