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!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Melissa is hosting a Christmas giveaway. Just click here to go join in the fun!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Count Your Blessings
When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Refrain:Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.
So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.
Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Guess What.....

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Today, I got my Driver's License!
I've never had a Driver's License before.
I'm so excited!
(This is also my 100th post!)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Secret Sisters

As you can see on my sidebar, I have joined the Homeschool Moms Secret Sister Session #3!
If you would like to join in, please click here, and read about it.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

And the Winner is......


Congratulations Angela!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Winter Giveaway!

Keep checking on this blog, there might be another giveaway in the making.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter the Winter Giveaway is tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. I will announce the winner on this blog on Saturday morning.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The answer to this post is $2.24.
We had some really good coupons!
Please make sure to enter my Winter Giveaway.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Winter Giveaway

I'm hosting a Winter Giveaway.

To Enter:

Leave a comment on this post.
Be sure to leave your blog address.
If you do not have a blog, just leave your email address.
It is open to any country. So feel free to join in.
Post about the giveaway on your blog.

The deadline for entering is 10:30 p.m. Friday night...

I will be drawing the name next Saturday morning.

Here is what I'm giving away.

Closer view

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kim at Life in a shoe is hosting a Vision Forum giveaway. You make your list of $250 (or less) worth of VF-produced items from the new catalog and leave her a link. She'll choose three winners and they will receive their wish list courtesy of Vision Forum! Click here to read the rules for joining in this giveaway.
Here is my wishlist.
Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer by Kelly J. Bradrick $17.00
Passionate Housewives by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald $16.00
Verses of Virtue by Elizabeth Beall Phillips $20.00
Poems for Patriarchs byDouglas W. Phillips $20.00
Wise Fatherhood by Philip Lancaster $15.00
Ten P's in a Pod by Arnold Pent III $20.00
Christ in the Camp by J. William Jones $25.00
Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife by Bill Potter $15.00
The Anti-Historical Revisionism Home School kit $45.00
Landmarks and Liberty Audio Album $45.00
Strength & Dignity for Daughters by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin $10.00
Total $248.00

Over the weekend, our church had a Youth night. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, ate home-made ice cream, went on a hay ride (minus the hay because it got wet in the rain), and enjoyed good fellowship. Here are some of the pictures Kevin took for us.
Allen (my husband)

A lady in the church and myself

A few of the ladies


Delicious food

and best of all the hayride!

"Is that a free candle I smell" is hosting a free candle giveaway. I always like to smell candles burning. Click here to see what you have to do to enter.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday Savings

Guess how much I paid for these items.
Here is their original prices:
Piggies 'n' biscuits $2.96.
Coffee Mate creamer $1.32
Duncan Hines Cake Mix- .88 cents
Duncan Hines Cake Frosting $1.32
Grape Juicy Juice 46 ounces $2.42
Strawberry kiwi Juicy Juice 46 ounces $2.42
I can't believe it's not butter "mediterranean blend" $1.72
Total $13.04.
I'll post the answers soon!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The BIBLE In The Wall
Many years ago a lady in Spain wanted to do something for the Lord and decided to give away Bibles. While seeking possible recipients she came upon a man building a wall. When she discovered he had never owned a Bible, she offered him one, writing his name in it.
The man was too embarrassed to refuse it but when she left, he resolved, "I will never read this and I'll make sure no one else will either." He placed the book behind one of the stones and finished the wall, certain that at least this copy would be hidden forever.
A few years later an earthquake hit that area and an inspector, looking for damage, found a crack in the wall. He peered in and to his amazement saw the book. He carefully removed it, hurriedly turned the pages, and decided to take it home. That evening he was found earnestly studying the Word of God. Soon the inspector was on his knees thanking Jesus for dying for him. He yielded his life to his new-found Saviour and became a distributor for the Bible society in Spain, selling God's Word from town to town.
It was not long before he came upon a stonemason and offered him a Bible at a very low cost. The man told him he had sealed in a wall the only Bible he had ever owned. The distributor drew from his pocket the very Bible and glancing at the fly leaf told the man his name. The startled laborer sat down and listened to the distributor's story. Then he too decided to have a closer look at this strange book.
The power of the printed Word of God was again made manifest as the stoneworker also became a Christian and eventually a missionary in a foreign land where for many years he labored faithfully for his Saviour.
I found this story in a book that was given to us.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Vision Forum giveaway

Kim at Life in a shoe is hosting a Vision Forum giveaway. You make your list of $150 (or less) worth of VF-produced items from the new catalog and leave her a link. She'll choose five winners and they will receive their wish list courtesy of Vision Forum! Click here to read the rules for joining in this giveaway.

Here is my wishlist.


Coming In on a Wing and a Prayer by Kelly J. Bradrick $17.00

Passionate Housewives by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald $16.00

Verses of Virtue by Elizabeth Beall Phillips $20.00

Poems for Patriarchs byDouglas W. Phillips $20.00

Wise Fatherhood by Philip Lancaster $15.00

Ten P's in a Pod by Arnold Pent III $20.00

Christ in the Camp by J. William Jones $25.00

Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife by Bill Potter $15.00

Total $148.00

We're getting our much needed rain today.
~It's really beginning to look like Autumn around here.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Just click here to go join in Molly's Taste of Home Cookbook giveaway.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My Amazing Bible
My Bible's a source of surprising wealth;
A storehouse of food for the spirit's health;
A refuge of peace from a world in strife;
A place of surcease from the storms of life;
A firm foundation beneath my feet;
A shelter and shield from the noonday heat;
An unfailing help in the time of need;
A joy and comfort to all who read;
A Book that presents, as I read it more,
A friendly Face and an open door;
A plan for the man who is down-and-out;
A goal for the soul that is torn by doubt;
A chart for the heart that has lost its way;
A light in the night and a guide by day;
A care that is sure for the sin-sick soul;
A calm and a balm that can make men whole;
So planned and so grand that it stands alone,
The greatest Book that the world has known!
Joseph Baldwin Haston
I found this poem last week and I thought I would share it.
Karen (my friend in N. Ireland) had posted an article about
"Why the Bible" It is very good! I encourage you to go over and
read it. Just click here to see the article.
This week, my husband is preaching a Revival.
It has been a blessing to us all. We have gotten to see friends
we haven't seen in a long time.
Tonight is the last service.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Very early Saturday morning, a group of the Fox family (12 in all) loaded up and left for Carowinds. We really had a lot of fun! Here is a few of my favorite rides.
I also rode :
Fairly Odd Coaster (nice and calm :)
Southern Star (Wild ride)
Thunder Road (Rough ride)
Vortex (Very wild ride)
We left Carowinds at 5:00 p.m. and ate supper at Cracker Barrel on the way home.

Monday, October 15, 2007

The answer to the previous post is $2.89
using coupons.
Betty Crocker icing
Original price $1.16, I paid .61.
Tetley Family size tea bags
Original price $1.28, I paid .28
Robitussin cough cold/flu
Original price $4.68, I paid $1.68.
Coffee Mate original creamer
Original price $1.32, I paid .32.
2 Clorox anywhere hard surface
Original price 2.72 apiece, I paid $0.00
using a coupon $3.00 off apiece.
I'm sorry for not posting this sooner but we
have been very busy the last few days.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Savings

Guess how much I paid for these six items.
Here is their original prices at Walmart.
I will post how much I paid for them using coupons soon.
Two Clorox anywhere hard surface - $2.72 apiece.
Better Crocker chocolate icing - $1.16.
Coffee Mate creamer - $1.32.
Tetley Family size tea bags - $1.28.
Robitussin cough cold/flu - $4.68.
Any guesses ????

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Childers Reunion

Three Brothers
Allen, Tim, and Philip.

Childers Reunion

Chyrll (Allen's wife), Sissie (Philip's wife), Jeanine (Tim's wife).

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Childers Reunion

This is a picture of the Fox family minus Amanda and her family.
(Allen's Mom was a Childers before she got married.)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Autumn swap box

I got my Autumn swap box in the mail this week.
I couldn't wait to open it, so I did today.
It was filled with a lot of goodies.
Thank you so much, Lisa!
I mailed your box today.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My name in Letters

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Do yours here

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This Morning
Did you meet the Lord this morning ere you
saw a human face?
Did you look upon His beauty through
His all-abounding grace?
Did you bow in prayer before Him ere you went
upon your way?
Did you ask for strength to carry all the burdens
of the day?
Did you see His will in reading from
His Holy Word, and take
Of His promises a portion, blessed with love,
for His Name's sake?
Oh, how weak and worthless are we,
and our spirits quake within,
If we fail to meet the Master ere the pathway we begin.
How He waits to give His blessing on our lives another day.
Christian, never start with Him.
Let Him speak, and then, obey.

Monday, October 1, 2007

My Birthday Party

Amanda made this beautiful cake-

Ethan helping blow out the candles-

My nephew Coty and I-

My presents :)