Friday, December 31, 2010

Deputy John Norsworthy..

..He is a Sheep Dog who was injured while on duty and is in the hospital. He and his family need our prayers. But I do think that they may know the Lord as their Saviour. His sister mentions this song in a resent post on the blog about Deputy Norsworthy (Link: you can read about it here), so I looked it up and thought I'd share it (Of course I chose an oldies version :).

You'll just have to ignore the talking, I couldn't find this version without :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

This one of my Favorite Christmas songs

Another awesome song from Evie :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank the Lord Day!

I was just thinking about Thanksgiving 1945. We had been at war for 5 years, now there was peace at last and the (some of) boys were back! What a special thanksgiving day that was : )

Monday, September 20, 2010

'Tis enough

My faith has found a resting place, Not in device or creed;
I trust the everlasting one, His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument, I need no other plea,
It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

Who wrote this... nobody knows really. Some people say it was Winston Churchill or it's from the poem "Tommy" by Rudyard Kipling, or of course there's the people who say George Orwell.

I just spent probably an hour or more trying to find the truth, I didn't find it.
So if you do know the auther... tell me!

Whoever the auther, he had it right.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Favorite Crime Show Quotes

"Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn."

Philip Marlowe

"This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm a cop."

"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."

"We could've piled up a hundred years of great policemen and great detectives: men with honor and brains and guts. You tore down every best part of them. The people who read it in the papers, they're gonna overlook the fact that WE got you; that we washed our own laundry and we cleared this thing up. They're gonna overlook all the good. They'll overlook every last good cop in the country. But they'll remember YOU. Because you're a bad cop".

Sgt. Joe Friday

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man... the Shadow knows (evil laugh)"

The Shadow

(Marci note: truly only the Lord knows the hearts of man)

If you mess with me or any of my family, I'm gonna scatter your brains from here to the white plains, sweetheart. Kojack

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Friday, May 28, 2010

Decoration Day

Remembering those who gave their lives for our country.... God Bless 'Em All.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hardy Boys,The Power boys, Brains Benton and Beyond....

I love old (40's - 60's) teenage fiction, And I just read this post that was really good (funny too, so true about the story lines of these old books:). Anyway, I thought I'd share the link, so ya'll (whoever ya'll is?) could read it too :).


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Well, looks like the movie "Courageous" will be out in 2011. They are filming right now. You can read more and watch videos at their website

This one (from the makers of Fireproof) will be about fatherhood, being a Godly father. I can't wait for it to come out, I'm really looking forward to seeing it in the theatre:)

By the way if you didn't already know the characters in the movies will be Police Officers.

I just thought I'd add my new photo of some of Houston's Finest (and some crazy cowgirl, whose friend convinced her to get her picture taken:). They really look like vets don't they?

One more thing, Guess what next week is??? National Peace Officers Week!!! May 9-15, So fly the Blue! Royal blue is the ribbon color to show support for your Police. If you want more info this site has the facts and the is the site for the National Police Memorial. And don't forget Armed Forces Day is the 15th :) :) :)


for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake. Romans 13:4-5

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Because of God...

Ah, I just spent 3 hours working in the great outdoors with my hands in the soil :). It is a beautiful day, nice breeze.

The book I'm reading(for the second time:) has a chapter entitled " Because of God". It's a beautiful scene where a child is telling a man about bees; the different types of bees, their jobs and how they are so excellently equipped for the jobs, why they do what they do. One thing mentioned is that the books (about bees), the wisdom of men so to speak, don't know why the bees do as they do, and the child says it's Because of God. So simple, but it's the answer the world in all it's wisdom misses all the time. Just like it says in the first chapter of I Corinthians of the bible.

1Co 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

The title of the book is "Keeper of The Bees" by Gene Stratton Porter, if you ever see a copy (it's hard to find) you should pick it up and read it, it's an amazing story very, very well written.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gotta LOVE Teddy

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.

~Theodore Roosevelt~

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How to Simulate Being a Sailor...

1. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.

2. Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.

3. Repaint your entire house every month.

4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the shower head to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.

5. Put lube oil in your humidifier and set it on high.

6. Once a week, blow air up your chimney, with a leaf blower and let the wind carry the soot onto your neighbor's house. Ignore his complaints.

7. Once a month, take all major appliances apart and reassemble them.

8. Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back doors so that you either trip or bang your head every time you pass through them.

9. Disassemble and inspect your lawnmower every week.

10. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water, so no bathing will be allowed.

11. Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can't turn over without getting out and then getting back in.

12. Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say "Sorry, wrong rack."

13. Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house - dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc. Re-qualify every 6 months.14. Have your neighbor come over each day at 0500 , blow a whistle so loud Helen Keller could hear it, and shout "Reveille, reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."

15. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 0600 while she reads it to you.

16. Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 1500.

17. Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not. "Now sweepers, sweepers, man your brooms, give the ship a clean sweep down fore and aft, empty all garbage cans and butt kits!"

18. Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering the rest.

19. Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one-- the same one every night.

20. When your children are in bed, run into their room with a megaphone shouting "Now general quarters, general quarters! All hands man your battle stations!

21. Make your family's menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.

22. Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs.Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.

23. Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly. Spread icing real thick to level it off.

24. Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread. (Midrats)

25. Set your alarm clock to go off at random during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose and put out a simulated fire..

26. Every week or so, throw your cat or dog into the pool and shout "Man overboard, port side!" Rate your family members on how fast they respond.

27. Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don't plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup, "Stove manned and ready." After an hour or so, speak into the cup again "Stove secured." Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoe box.

28. Make your family turn out all the lights and go to bed at 10 p.m. "Now taps, taps! Lights out! Maintain silence throughout the ship!" Then have an 18-wheeler crash land on the roof of your house every two minutes. (For aircraft carrier sailors.)

29. Build a fire in a trash can in your garage. Loudly announce to your family, "This is a drill, this is a drill! Fire, Fire, Fire!!! Class Alpha Fire in hangar bay one!"

30. Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand in front of the podium for 4-hour intervals.Best done when the weather is worst. January is a good time.

31. Next time there's a bad thunderstorm in your area, find the biggest horse you can, put a two-inch mattress on his back, strap yourself to it and turn him loose in a barn for six hours. Then get up and go to work.

32. Bring your lawn mower into the living room, and run it all day long.

33. Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and let the pot simmer for 5 hours before drinking.

34. Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears.

35. Pack twice as many people into your car as you can comfortably fit. Drive for 6 months. Make it worse by calling it something fun like a "Cruise".

36. Add 1/3 cup of diesel fuel to the laundry.

37. Take hourly readings on your electric and water meters.

39. Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you'll take them to Disney World for liberty. At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thank you Lord :)

Go ahead, Drive the nails in my hands;
Laugh at me where you stand;
Go ahead, and say it isn't me;
The day will come when you will see!
'Cause I'll...
rise again; Ain't no pow'r on earth can tie me down;
Yes, I'll rise again death can't keep me in the ground!
Go ahead, and mock my name;
My love for you is still the same;
Go ahead and bury me;
But very soon I will be free!'Cause I'll...
Rise again; Ain't no pow'r on earth can tie me down;
Yes I'll rise again death can't keep me in the ground!
Go ahead, and mock my name;
My love for you is still the same;
Go ahead and bury me;
But very soon I will be free!
Go ahead and say I'm dead and gone,
But you will see that you were wrong
Go ahead, try to hide the Son,
But all will see that I'm the One!
'Cause I'll...
Come again; Ain't no pow'r on earth Can keep me back;
Yes, I'll come again
Come to take my people back.

A Song by Dallas Holm

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I am now the age that I can officially be armed and dangerous. I know weird thing to say for a birthday cake picture.
I LOVE the little curly cues in the frosting :)

What do you think of the photography????????????

Saturday, March 27, 2010

If you were wondering...

I have been having trouble with my header picture, but have not had the hours needed to figure out how to fix it. So it is, as is for now.

I just came from hearing someone talk about ... well, the single season of life and preparing for marriage. The speaker was making the point of family relationships (parents/kids brother/sister) and how they are the best things to work on to be ready for marriage.
And that how you are now,how you treat them now is how you'll be when married and how you'll treat your spouse.

We don't think much about how we treat our brothers (speaking from girls point of view:) is how we'll treat our husband.
He's a brother not a spouse, the constant annoying character who knows just how to bug you. And we view our future husband as Prince Charming, Well he won't be, he'll be (most likely) somebody's brother! he won't be perfect! and if you can't get along with your brother, it will be hard to get along in a marriage.

The Lord has set us in the perfect training ground for our future homes, in our families. As a daughter we learn to submit to our fathers, future preparation right.

So we can work on doing that job well now, not conniving to get our way or not taking no for an answer, nagging,complaining. If we can listen to our fathers now, it will be easier to submit to husbands later. It's the role God has given us women, if we go against His order (Man being head of the household, and children under parents etc.) it will only cause... well, disorder and unhappiness in our home and lives.

By the way, the things said about brothers doesn't not in any way mean my brother is always annoying. He's a dear, but there are times:) brothers are meant to sharpen us I think.

Also help your brothers become future husbands, let them open doors, help you and above all don't nag, let them take the lead (unless of course they're 4, and even then you can let them act the gentleman towards you) , All things I need to work on.

Wow, I wasn't planning on a real post, but here one is, maybe.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Hero Dies :(

Fess Parker star of Disney's Davy Crockett movies, the Adventures of Daniel Boone and the father in Old Yeller died today at age 85.

The day of wholesome family enterainment is so far gone most people today do not even know who this man was. Though I'm not a baby boomer who had the coonskin cap of the day, he was a childhood hero of mine.

Fess Elisha Parker Jr. was born August 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, TEXAS! height 6'6" well a half inch off from 6'6". Here's a rare thing, a hollywood actor with one marriage and a lasting one, 50 years : ) 1960-2010. There are 2 Parker children,11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He also served our county in the Navy during WWII.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

278th Birthday!!!!!!!

George Washington, our first president and General in the war for independence.

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - First Annual Address to Congress, January 8, 1790

"It having pleased the Almighty Ruler of the universe to defend the cause of the United American States, and finally to raise up a powerful friend among the princes of the earth, to establish our liberty and independence upon a lasting foundation, it becomes us to set apart a day for gratefully acknowledging the divine goodness, and celebrating the important event, which we owe to His divine interposition." - General Orders, May 5, 1778

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cute little Guy :)

Garden Friends was next, but for now it's just this one little feller.
He's the nymph of a Leaf-footed bug

Monday, February 15, 2010

Spring Dreaming

I'm dreaming of spring, the best time of the year. It's almost here, though it's freezing outside right now.

The Lord has given us a beautiful gift in spring. All the plants poking little green heads up, brand new fluffy ducklings around the parks, little mini turtles, bare feet, spring planting, Oh how I love to dirty my hands in my first planting of the year. So many years I just couldn't wait til our last frost had passed so I could start the garden.

Dandelions! I love dandelions, I have so many fond memories of childhood connected with them, flower chain crowns and necklaces, decor for braids and mud pies. Of course I shouldn't leave out Crow Poison, they were a big part of flower crowns too.

Spring memories wouldn't be complete with out mentioning Chickweed, As a child I'd spend hours just popping the seed pockets of chickweed (it's edible too, and good for you).

Tadpoles! aren't they the coolest, cutest little things and the most fun a kid can have! Baby lizards too they are really really cute:)

Our beautiful Texas flowers Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush will be out in spring too, one of the biggest reasons for spring being the best season.

Oh and to finally have warm hands:) I'm not for all this cold weather.

The Green of Spring


Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!

~Thomas Nashe~

"Garden Friends" coming next

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Just Cause

Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

Orson Wells - from "The Third Man"

Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010