Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Book Review-The Book of Ezra-A Story of Provision and Protection by Deborah H. Bateman

A Book Review-The Book of Ezra-A Story of Provision and Protection by Deborah H. Bateman
A Book Review by Janet Harllee

The Book of Ezra is another great daily devotional written by Deborah H. Bateman. Her books are easy to read and understand. A great edition to anyone's ebook library.Deborah H. Bateman clearly brings to life the story of Ezra's committment to studying God's Word, and how God stirred the hearts of His people to build the Temple of God in The Book of Ezra. Her powerful words explain the scriptures and history of the time. Each chapter ends with a prayer and a challenge for us to think about similar events in our life. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Founder's Day

Founder's Day
I remember wantin’ a pair of Dale Evans’ cowgirl boots.  I didn’t have the money ‘n Mamma ‘n Daddy didn’t either.  I prayed that if it was alright with God for me to get the boots, to help me find a way to get ‘em. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Bike

My Bike
I remember when I got my bike. I must have been 8 or 10 years old.  It was a surprise! I was so excited! Daddy bought a bike I could grow into.  It was a blue ‘n white Western Flyer.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let Your Speech Be Always With Grace (repost)

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6
The Bible is filled with scriptures that teach us about our communication: our mouths, lips, tongues and words. This is one of my favorite verses.

God knows the heart of every man and, in that heart, is a different way of looking at the world. We may not always be able to see things as others do, but we have one powerful verse that tells us what we can do to be effective when we communicate with every man. God tells us to let our speech be always with grace. Giving grace allows us to forgive and forget a wrong, a word spoken in haste, a misunderstanding, a poor choice of words on someone else's part.

How many times have we said (or wanted to say) something harsh to someone because we thought they had “done us wrong” only to find out later on it was a misunderstanding on our part? Weren't you glad you didn't? Or didn't you wish you had shown them grace?

The Lord tells us that our communication default mode should be grace. Grace-filled communication allows us to share our hearts with other hearts that we don't totally understand. Being gracious, even when we don't feel it is justified, allows us to reach out, to lift up, to support, to share our hearts, to educate, to inform and to save face.

JoJo Tabares holds a degree in Speech Communication, but it is her humorous approach to communication skills which has made her a highly sought-after Christian speaker and writer. Her articles appear in homeschool publications, such as Homeschool Enrichment Magazine and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, which also endorses her Say What You Mean curricula. You can also find JoJo on web sites such as and For more information on communication FUNdamentals and Christian-based communication skills for the whole family, please visit

Lord, thank you for your blessin's. Keep us mindful of our speech 'n may it always be with grace. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mamma's Secret To Makin' Biscuits repost

Mamma’s Secret To Makin' Biscuits


Mamma was famous for her biscuits, even got a write up in the paper. My sister 'n I asked her what her secret was to makin’ 'em. We wrote down the recipe as she told us. When the dough was made, she dumped it from the bowl onto a floured table. Then she fluffed ‘n folded the dough end to end into a nice round ball. Here's the secret - she said she always gave it a "love pat". Then she took her rollin’ pin 'n lightly rolled over the top of the dough. She used her fingers to fluff from underneath to get out the air. Mamma said not to twist your cutter to cut the biscuits. Then once they were cut, fluff from under 'em again 'n place onto a bakin’ pan.


Mamma loved people ‘n loved to cook for 'em, ‘n she loved seein’ people eatin’ her food.  One of her favorite Bible verses is John 3:16.  She said that when God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins that was God's "love pat” to a hurtin’ world. He loved us that much!


John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Lord, thank you for your "love pat" 'n your grace. We are grateful. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Things To Think 'bout:

1. Do you know God loves you?

2. Are you spendin' time with Him?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Flavor for Faith

Flavor for Faith
In the south, it's all 'bout food. Mamma loves to cook for people. She says it takes the right amount of spices 'n ingredients to get the right flavor. Salt is what she uses most. Mamma says that it makes food tastes better!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sink or Swim-Survival Tips On Stayin' The Course Video Blog

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Tip #5 Stayin' The Course
When Ya' Cast Your Net 'N Endure 'Til Victory Comes
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