Potent Quotable

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14

Potent Quotable-29 and Counting

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret

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More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ~Doug Larson

The Weekly Sy

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The Weekly Sy

The Boy sent this after he was released from the hospital.

He missed his Dad.

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Awkwardness Abounds

These sorts of things have entertained our kids endlessly.

Oh.My.Word.

I don’t even have a category for this.

Just google awkward family pet photos.

Here’s an idea for you Schmenky!!!!!

Which one is your favorite?

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I think mine is the guy with the bird on his shoulder with the cup of tea, stack of books and his computer. Everything you need to know about him! But I do, for some strange reason, find myself captivated by the couple with the bird and the rifle. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hi Guys! Here’s to SPRING!!!!!!! We are finally getting some up here in The Mitten!

Thank you to Joyce for giving us something to post about each Wednesday!

1. Share something you appreciate (or something you appreciated as you were growing up) about your mother.
I think I always appreciated that if I had a problem, she could most likely help me solve it. She was a very wise and capable person.

2.  A quote most commonly ascribed to Plato reads "Necessity is the mother of invention." When did this last play out in your own experience?
Honey is really good at this. He uses all manner of unconventional things to repair or help things make do. The last thing I can remember was a zip tie on one of the cars. It does the trick until he can properly repair it or get something new. He’s like a little baby genius!

3. Share one of the earliest memories you have from childhood.

One of the earliest memories I have is of standing on my child sized rocking chair, reaching for something on top of my dresser. I have no recollection of what I was after, but I clearly remember the feeling of my weight shifting and the chair rocking forward and spilling me out! My Mom would probably say I was reaching for her Hummel figurines, because i evidently broke them several times in my quest to play with them. I was probably about three.
4. When did you last ‘hit the mother lode’? What was it?

I can’t think of anything recently, but there have been times when I have felt this way thrifting. It’s the thrill of the hunt with thrifting, because I don’t need a darn thing. When I find several really cool things, or an item of clothing that I think will be a good buy, all for a super duper price? It’s the mother lode!!!!!

5. What is/was your favorite dish mom made? Do you make that dish for your family/friends now that you’re all grown up?

 My Mom was a good cook, my favorites were her pot roast and regular roasts, Texas sheet cake, she made really yummy potato salad and egg salad and devilled eggs.  I do make her pot roast and have made the other things but my family does not appreciate things with mayonnaise.
6. Mother May I? was at one time a popular children’s game. It required no equipment or parts to play. What was your favorite childhood game where you could just turn up and play-no gear needed?

 We played quite a bit of hide and seek in my day. Simon Says too. Do kids play those games anymore? 
7. Which TV mom (past or present) is your favorite, and why?

I am going to have to go with Carol Brady. That was just my generation I guess. She always seemed so groovy and kind, and of course could solve all problems in 30 minutes. OR Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights. No one says “Hey Y’All” better, and she loves her husband, the Coach.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Here is a picture of my pretty Mama. The back says April 1961. My Mom has been gone for four years now and Mother’s Day is still strange without her. Maybe that is how it will always be and I am ok with that. I am so thankful for the many memories we have. I will see her again.

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Revelation 21:4 ESV

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Happy Mother’s Day, and thank you for stopping by.

Potent Quotable

"Do or do not… there is no try." — Yoda

"Never tell me the odds." — Han Solo

"I can save him. I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try." — Luke

"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny."
– Yoda

"Your eyes can deceive you, don’t trust them." — Obi-Wan Kenobi

"Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder." — Princess Leia to Han Solo

"Impossible to see, the future is." – Yoda

"Who’s the more foolish, the fool? Or the fool who follows him?" — Obi- Wan Kenobi

"Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." — Yoda

Potent Quotable

Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.  ~Simone Signoret

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hello Hodgepodge People! Thanks, as always, to Joyce for gathering us together to talk!

1. What’s the best thing about growing older?

Hmmmm, there are a lot of things I like. I‘m glad I don’t have to go to school anymore. Glad a lot of the insecurities I felt growing up are gone. With age comes experience and perspective, very good items to have. 
2. When did you first feel like a grown up?

I don’t know, sometimes I still feel like the girl I always was, therefore I am an imposter!
3. Chocolate cake with white icing or white cake with chocolate icing?
Either or, I like cake.

4. What’s the nicest thing a stranger has ever done for you?

Our family has been very blessed by acts of kindness from strangers. When we had our car accident in 1995 and Abby was hospitalized for weeks, we heard from many that her name was on prayer chains all over the country. She was showered with presents from many who didn’t even know us but had heard of our situation through their friends. I think the prayers were the nicest thing. We were held up for a long time by the prayers of loved ones and those we didn’t even know. God hears.  
5.  What’s something you learned from your grandparents?

I learned many things from my grandparents, but I will share these two.

From one Grandma I learned that it is never too late to apologize for a mistake you made years earlier, even if you are in your 80s. I saw the result of that apology, it mattered a great deal to the one who received it.

From the other I learned that we are not too small for God to hear our prayers. I saw her in action and it imprinted on my heart.
6. Wednesday marks a sad day in the history of planet earth-9/11…what’s something you do (or can do) to bring peace to your little corner of the world?

Micah 6:8

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

I can’t control the behavior of others, only my own. I will try and live as God requires and just maybe it will spread peace in my little corner.

7.  Share a favorite quote, scripture, or song containing the word peace.

John 16:33

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

This has comforted me more times than I can count. A good reminder that having trouble is not uncommon to man, even though we think it should be. The last line is what we need to remember. Take heart! 
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Capri Patt showed me this commercial yesterday.

Love the spirit of it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Potent Quotable

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.  ~Newt Gingrich

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