Friday, January 30, 2009


Do you ever find yourself falling into a rut? I find myself like that quite a bit. It is really bad to fall into one in one's marriage. I want God to renew the excitement in my heart for my husband. I love him and he is good for me and provides for me and my two. He is a hard worker. He is a faithful man in all he does. He goes to Maryland every other weekend to pick Dallas up. He does his best not to miss and if he does he makes up for it. He really is a good man. He loves me and loves Tal and Hunter. He gets along really well with my family. That is so very important to me. Thank you God for sending him my way and putting us together.
I am also so glad it is Friday. It feels like it has been a very long week. I do believe we are going to celebrate Aubrey's birthday at Bob Evan's. That is where she chose to do celebrate. Isn't that funny?!?!?!
Hope everybody has a great weekend!! Don't fall into a rut! Do what is necessary to keep yourself out of it. Remembers Romans 8:26

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer Plans!!

Already making plans for the summer. YEAH!! We are going back to Tallahassee. We leave Monday, June 22. We are going with my mom and dad. Tal and Hunter don't know it yet. They will be so excited. Barry wants to tow the trailer with the motorcycle in it. That means no driving for me. YEAH!! :-) We are hoping things workout that we can meet my sister and her family down there. Her step son Tre will be in Tampa the week before for wrestling and her father in law will be there also. FUN TIMES!!!! I love being with my family. God has really blessed me with great people in my family.
Have a great Wednesday!! Remember Romans 8:26.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Good times!!

We had a ladies meeting at church last night titled "it's in the bag". My mom's missionary group was in charge. We brought a bag with either a main dish ingredients, dessert ingredients, or both along with the recipe. We had over 30 ladies there. Great devotion by Angie. I think it is time to clean mine out and get a smaller bag. Thanks MOM! I had a good time!!!
Have a great Tuesday!! Remember Romans 8:26

Monday, January 26, 2009


Every now and then I need to be reminded just how much I am loved. I had a great conversation with my brother and sister n law this weekend. Sometimes we need a fresh look from someone on the outside. Thanks guys!!! Had a great time Saturday night! :-)
I am also reminded, as I read Angie's blog, and saw the verse of the day. How great it is to know that HE is the same.
Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day!!

Well today history will be made. Irregardless of how we feel about it, today is still one for the history books. The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord; the government shall rest upon His shoulders. All we can do as Christians is pray for our leaders.

On a different note. I had a great evening. I went over to my sister in law's house. She fixed some great soup and dip. After dinner, she cut and colored my friend Amber's hair, and then she cut mine. Thanks Janie for opening up your home. Love y'all!! After we got hair done, we headed up to the bowling alley where our men were. No other team showed up for league night, so the guys bowled a few games and just had fun. Shawn is unbelievably good. WOW!!!!
I am so thankful for all that God has given me. Have a great Tuesday! Remember Romans 8:26

Friday, January 16, 2009

We are back!!

We are back!!! We (Barry, myself, Talley, and Hunter) left Tuesday morning for Florida. We left around 11 am and arrived in Tallahassee around 8:30. The funeral was the next day at 10am. The funeral went off just fine and dad had a part of that and then he did the graveside. The graveside was way more personal. Great job dad. It was very sad for Mrs Owen. They were married for 56 years. I am glad we went. I was proud to show my children and my husband off. We got to go by our house we grew up in. We also made a pit stop at Doke Campbell stadium. I am sure this was the highlight of my husband's trip. Well maybe not, he is a Miami Hurricane fan, not a Seminole fan. We got home last night around midnight. Thanks Barry for taking me and riding along.
I want to mention that I am so glad that my friend Amber has gotten a new mini van. God provided one for them. God is so good.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!! Remember Romans 8:26

Friday, January 9, 2009


Yeah we made it through the work week!! My dad made it to Florida to see Bro Owen. He is actually on his way back. I am glad for him that he made it to see him.
Not much to report here today. Hope everybody has a great weekend!!
Remember Romans 8:26

Thursday, January 8, 2009


A friend of mine emailed this to me. I thought it was good.
I Am a 'Kept' Woman?

You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind,
But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

There were times when I thought I could go on no longer,
But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong,
But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough,
But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid, etc.., (Matt. 6:25 -34)

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.
When I thought I was weak, HE kept me strong! (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30 )

I'm Kept by the Love and Grace of God!

I am indeed a 'kept' woman and praise God for it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


My friend Amber sent me an email this morning. The email was about a young boy that lived in Kansas, and listened to a gospel radio station outside of Texas. He had to put his calf down and called into the radio station. He said that he asked God why when his calf was so special to him. The young boy proceeded to say that God told him that He gave His only Son and that His only Son was special to Him. The young boy went onto say that He (God) ALWAYS understands. I tried to upload the video but it wouldn't let me. I am so glad to know that when we hurt, God hurts, and when we rejoice, He rejoices with us. I thought it was pretty powerful, I thought I would share it.
Have a great Wednesday!!! Remember Romans 8:26

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


The flu has officially hit my house. Barry has been down with it since Friday night. Today is the first day he has felt somewhat better. He had to take his son back to Maryland on Sunday and that is about it for his out and about. The flu hit my friend Amber on Saturday. She felt puny most of the day and came to the secret sister revealing. By the time she got home she got real sick. She said today she is feeling somewhat better but not 100%. Get the bleach out and open up the windows. Cold or not and get them germs out...LOL.
Please keep praying that our Preacher in Florida will hang on until my dad makes it to see him. My dad loves and respects him greatly. It means a lot to my dad to be able to see him one more time. I am so glad we had him come preach our 20th anniversary at the church. We had some good times in Florida.
Well not much today. Remember Romans 8:26

Friday, January 2, 2009

God is so good!

God is so good. I cannot thank Him enough for my job. Lay offs were just done and are being done here at HCA. We just had a meeting with our director. He told us our department is ok until at least March. Thank you Lord for keeping me employed and protected. I am so glad He is there making intercession on my behalf with groanings which cannot be heard and prayers we know not what to pray.
Thank you so much God!!


Wow where did the year go. I am so thankful for this past year. There are two main reasons why. God sent my nephew, Tanyon Garic Jarboe, to us. He is so precious and a great gift from God!!! Another one is, my brother in law, Chris Jarboe, got saved this summer. We all love being together down here on earth and now we will be together in heaven. God is so good.
We had a great New Year's Eve service at church. Pretty relaxed and laid back. Jackie Avery bragged about "D" killing his first deer and Layne killed his first deer. The mom's were so proud of their boys slowly becoming men. Then, Hunter gets up and preaches for the first time. Talking about a proud mom also. He preached on David and his battle with the lion, bear, and Goliath. He had new battles,and so will we. We are facing a new year with new battles. He also said he is racking his brain wondering what good things God will do for us. He did a phenomenal job. You don't think he is paying attention but he is. He also used his friend Layne to help. Wonder where he learned that from (papa). I am so thankful that I was in my place and God use my son to bless others. I have no doubt my dad, his grandfather, was very proud. Thanks dad for letting Hunter preach. God sure has brought a shy little boy a long ways.
I am looking forward to what God will do this year. He also brought me some very close friends that can never be replaced. Thanks for the special friends and love they give me.
Happy New Year!! Let's get in God's line in 2009!!! Remember Romans 8:26