Saturday, December 29, 2007

Here are a few pictures that were taken on Christmas Eve at Allen's parents' house.

Nate (Allen's brother) and Isaac

Coty and the blanket Lydia made him.

Levi with his new guitar


Mamaw with Charity,Grace,and Lydia

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Thank you!

Here is my gift and card from my Secret Sister.
Thank you so much!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Is-
The sweetest carol ever sung
Proclaimed my Saviour's birth,
As hosts of angels hovered o'er
The Lord of Heaven and earth.
It matters not the month He came,
Nor yet the day nor hour;
The glorious truth is that this babe
Was God in all His power.
I cannot comprehend, I'm sure,
That mother's pondered thought,
As she in silence gazed upon
This Son her labour brought.
And then a song burst from her heart
In praise to God above
That of all maidens He chose her
To bear this Son of love.
There is no voice of mortal tongue
That can express the joy
That then was show'red upon the world
In that wee Baby Boy.
But baby boys will soon grow up,
And hers was no exception.
As years flew by she was amazed
At His all-wise perception.
How sacrilegious seems to be
This crass commercial din
The world has stooped to thus employ
To honour such a King!
The love of God for sinful man-
Oh, hear the clarion call!
Gift giving's but a symbol of
The greatest Gift of all!
In silence let me bow my knees
And bare my heart to Heaven
To say I want no other gift
Than what to me's been given
He is my King! My holy King!
I'm in His family.
Yet I'm a princess of no worth
Beyond His love for me.
This fact is such a precious truth,
I've scarcely breath to tell,
That He would go to such great length
To rescue me from Hell.
No wonder songs and praise break forth;
To Him 'tis more than due!
Tongues cannot find words to proclaim
His love for me-AND you!
Marea Jones Raley
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Look what came in the mail today!The giveaway presents I won over at Melissa's blog.
Thank you so much, Melissa!
I really, really like the gifts!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tonight was our Christmas service at Shady Rest Home. We had a really good service. Afterwards, everyone who came from the Church came to our house for refreshments. I
made some Dreamsicle Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, and Cherry Yum-Yum. The Dreamsicle Fudge was a favorite. Here are some pictures from tonight.
Nancy and I


Thursday, December 13, 2007

The True Cost Of Christmas
It cost Mary and Joseph the comforts of home during a long period of exile in Egypt to protect the little Babe.
It cost mothers, in and around Bethlehem, the massacre of their babies by the cruel order of Herod.
It cost the shepherds the complacency of their shepherd's life, with the call of the manger and to tell the Good News.
It cost the wise men a long journey and expensive gifts and changed lives.
It cost the early Apostles and the early church persecution and sometimes death.
It cost missionaries of Christ untold suffering and privation to spread the Good News.
It cost Christian martyrs in all ages their lives for Christ's sake.
More than all this, it cost God the Father His own Son-He sent Him to the earth to save men.
It cost Jesus a life of sacrifice and service, a death cruel and unmatched in history.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Secret Sister

I just received a beautiful card from my secret sister today.
Thank you so much!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Our Christmas Picture

Here is a picture of the Fox Family taken this morning at Church.

Friday, December 7, 2007

I won two giveaways!

The past few weeks I have entered into some blog giveaways.
I never would have imagined I would win two giveaways.
Thank you very much, Ashley and Melissa!
First of all, I won this giveaway.
Then second, I won this giveaway.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

CVS deals

Lydia and I went to CVS on Monday night. We signed up for their CVS card.
Here is the deals we got.
Gillette Fusion Razor original price $9.99
CVS cough drops .99 cents
We used a $2.00 off coupon when you spend $10.00
$4.00 dollars coupon for the Gillette Fusion razor
Total spent: $5.59 including tax
We received $6.99 on our CVS card to spend next time.

Guess How much I paid for these items.
Meow Mix cat treats $1.12
Betty Crocker Whipped icing $1.16
Mighty Dog canned food .54
Mighty Dog canned food .54
Cesar dog canned food .72
Duncan Hines icing $1.32
Duncan Hines cake mix .82
Hunt's ketchup (46 ounces) $1.96
Total: $8.18

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Happy 50th Anniversary, Ott and Janie!


Allen, Chyrll (me), Ott, Janie, and Patsy.

What Christ Is To Us
The Shield from every dart;
The Balm for every smart;
The Sharer of each load;
Companion on the road.
The Door in the fold;
The Anchor that will hold;
The Shepherd of the sheep;
The Guardian of my sleep.
The Friend with Whom I talk;
The Way by which I walk;
The Light to show the way;
The Strength for every day.
The Source of my delight;
The Song to cheer the night;
The Thought that fills my mind;
The Best of All to find - is Jesus!