Saturday, June 30, 2007

We Need Each Other

Women need women. (Men need Men too) That is a fact. I have just had a wonderful Women's Ministry Leadership Team meeting. It was long - but I think that we accomplished a lot. However, the main thought on my mind tonight after all of our how much we need each other. Let me explain a little if I can...

Sometimes, the need is for counsel. We need Godly counsel. Oh that we would always surround ourselves with Godly people to point us to the Word. People who are not afraid to warn us. People who truly love us - warts and all. Oh yes, we need Godly counsel.

Then there are times that we need teaching. We can study on our own...but we need to learn from others too. We need people/teachers who will take us with them to the feet of Jesus.

Other times, we just need fellowship. Fun, Food, Fellowship - filled with love and laughter! We need to "let our hair down" without fear of rejection. Some time to just be me! No masks, no fear, no worry. Oh, doesn't that sound good?

Often we need someone to listen. Listen to all of our details. Women like details. And we often need someone who cares enough to listen to them. That will sometimes lead us back to the first need - of Godly counsel... but not always. Sometimes - just listen.

Prayer. Oh, what a need. Someone who will tell you that they will pray for you...and they actually do it. Or better yet....they pray with you now. We may not always be able to give an answer...we may not always be able to give counsel... but we can always pray.

Oh, and we need accountability. What more can I say? Accountable. Would that one thing keep so many of our present day troubles away? When we begin to isolate ourselves from the people who know us well, and love us.... trouble is lurking around the corner.

I am sure that there are many more....but my tired mind tells me to quit here...and see if you have any to add.

We need each other....


Friday, June 29, 2007

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Thursday, June 28, 2007


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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Various Blog Rolls

I wanted a way to post all of the blogs that I enjoy/recommend. The side-bar was not big enough :) So, I have divided them up. (and might I just add that this is a LONG process - so if you are not listed yet in one of the catagories - please email me (halanddd (at) charter (dot) net) and let me know - it would certainly help in the process. I am not intentionally leaving out any of you - my blogging buds. And of course, for any new readers out there - please let me know if you would like to be added to one of my blogrolls.
My Family Blogging
Jenifer's Photography @ Reflections Photography
Hal and DeeDee @ Helping Homes
DeeDee's Devotions @ Holding On
My Friends Blogging
(the ones I REALLY know) :)
Jessica @ Just Jessie
Melissa @ Splashes of Joy
My dotcom Friends Blogging
(the ones I have met face -to - face) :)
Robyn @ 3 Girls MOM
Sophie @ boomama
Katherine @ Grass Stains
Lora Lynn @ vitafamiliae
My dotcom Friends Blogging
Chickadee@ A Familiar Path
Christi @ Blah Blah Blog
God's Girl @ heaven's journey
Jenifer @ By His Grace
Leah @ The Point
Mrs. N @ All that NAZ
Rebekah @ Mundane Musings
Sharon @ By His Grace
Tammy @ Greek GRITS
Ministry Wives Blogging
email me @ to add you to this list
Amy @ I'm Free from South Carolina
DeeDee@ No Greater Joy from Alabama
Susanne @ Truly Captivating from South Carolina


This is my personal blog-mostly about my life and my family. I hope to be transparent. I hope to be encouragement. I hope to be real...

But above all... I hope that "the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart are acceptable in Thy Sight, Oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer."

A Few Popular Posts...

In addition to my Tuesdays Together in the Word, these are a few popular posts...

Applauding our Soldier...

Laughing and Aching...

A Baby and A Warrior...

For My Children...

Don't Leave the Car in "D"...

2008 Christmas Tour of Homes...

100th Post (100 random things about me)

Jonathan is Home!!

Happy Mother's Day (to my mom)


Tuesday, June 26, 2007



So I am trying to create my first "real" blog. I am really not sure what I am doing... but feel compelled (or maybe I just want to). However, the journey begins.

I hope to be transparent. I hope to be encouragement. I hope to be real. I hope to point you to Christ - wherever I am in my personal journey.

Join me... I want to hear from you. Let's press on toward that "Mark of the High Calling" together.

Blessings to you,