05.14.16 Madisyn’s first blog post

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – This was originally posted yesterday on my Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays blog but I thought that more than those followers may enjoy seeing this!  Here it is for those who follow Dora and the Explorers!

Today’s Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays blog was created by and published on Friday by Madisyn Ann, our precious granddaughter! Grannie got to stay with her today since she was sick and we got very creative!

First her creative nails!

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First, what she really wants you to know!

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And now all the amazing photos she found and loved and wanted to share with everyone!
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A really cute video with a precious baby!

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And finishing it all off with a scripture from God’s Holy Word!

Daily Bible Verse in English - 407 - QuotesAdda.comShe wanted to close with this picture of bananas! She is 7 of course!!

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So long from Madisyn and Rosalyn wrapping up a wonderful day of staying home with her trying to keep her resting so she could get well and we had fun also!

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She’s thinking about what she can write for my Dora and the Explorers blog so you may not have seen the last of this dynamic duo!!

05.14.16 Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother, but what does Honor mean?

Saturday, May 14, 2016 – Our current pastor at Trinity Baptist Church,  Rev. Bob Adams, preached Sunday before last about Honoring thy Father and thy Mother.  This sermon, as always, is clearly a message God wanted him to deliver.  I urge you to listen to it and share it.  He speaks about three different relationship stages throughout our lives and what Honoring our parents means during those times. The first stage is as dependents of our parents, next is the friends stage through the vast majority of our adult years, and the final stage being the supporter stage.

Here are the 10 Commandments, the 5th of which is what the sermon was about.

The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV)
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
6 “You shall not murder.
7 “You shall not commit adultery.
8 “You shall not steal.
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Please listen to the sermon, it is so clear and touched my heart so deeply that I needed to share.  It is powerful, mighty powerful with wonderful insight into the various stages of our parents and our relationships and what God expects from us during each of those times.  If this sermon could be put on television in the 7 pm prime time slot it would make such a difference in this world, it’s that important.  Here it is!

I am hopeful that both of my sons will read this and listen to the sermon.  They have both, at times, been the most honoring of sons, and at other times not so much.  Bro. Bob speaks about the power that your child has to bring joy or pain by not honoring their parents.  I know this too well. If you feel like I may be speaking directly to you, I probably am.

I pray that if any part of this sermon spoke to any of you that you take what hits you most and apply it to your life.

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04.26.16 Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone), Traylor Trio singing, Crawfish $1.99 a pound, Eating crawfish while watching TV outside!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016,  That is probably the longest title I’ve ever given a blog post, but it will be a shorter than usual blog posts!!

We attended church at our home church Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday and were treated to three special things.  First the choir sang Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone) amazingly, here is a link to Christ Tomlin singing it.

Chris Tomlin is the writer of the song and while his version is great I absolutely loved the Choir singing it this morning.  Such a true and mighty witness!   Chris, in his version, provides a lot of the backstory to the song Amazing Grace as well as some extra verses.  I highly recommend listening to the You Tube video!  It’s long but so worth it!

Then the Traylor Trio (better known by Trinity folks as Spot, Ashley and Leanna) sang “There is a Fountain” and that made me so thankful that we were home to hear it.

Third, our Youth Minister, Derek Wall preached a wonderful sermon in the absence of our pastor, Bro. Bob Adams.  We’ve listened to Derek preach many times and have enjoyed seeing him grow in his ability to preach God’s word.

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After church we went to our favorite seafood store, B & J Seafood, in Hammond where we got 10 pound of crawfish and boiled potatoes.  This is the time of year when it’s really nice to be in Louisiana because seafood, especially crawfish, is a great price.  $1.99 a pound when you get 10 or more pounds and we did!

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Roy spent yesterday (before and after the fishing fun) connecting a television outside to the bedroom inside television and a television mount for the outside television so we can enjoy TV outside.  We really think that watching Saints games outside with family might be a thing in our future!

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The television mount outside in the compartment it will live in

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Side view of the television on its mount.

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The finished product!!

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He finished it yesterday Saturday evening late and we took good advantage of it after church today while enjoying our boiled crawfish sitting in front of it!

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Ya’ll have a wonderful week!  We have Monday and Tuesday which will peaceful and we will go no where.  Then Madisyn’s softball games on Wednesday at 5:45 and Thursday at 7:15!!!  Here’s a better video of Madisyn’s base hit on Thursday, couldn’t not share this with ya’ll!

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