Monthly Archives: April 2008

Ya’ll Don’t Forget

to say “enter me”…..remember the give-away???

Congratulations….Twinkle MOM!!!! Yeah! Give her a big round of applause ya’ll! She won!


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Someone else is having a giveaway!

Joanne over at “Blessed”, and the winner of the big Laced With Grace giveaway is having a give-away of her own. A new blog design for some “blessed” participant!
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So, whatcha waitin’ for? Get on over there and enter for cryin’ out loud!
I did! (I have a friend I am going to pass it to if I win! Cuz….Miss Amy from Split Decisionz has already fixed my blog to be just gorgeous! Well, that is my opinion!)


Enjoy the View

Head for more views like this…

Take more breaks….

Life is full….take more time to see HIM in everything that surrounds you.

Enjoy everything the Lord has created for us…Take time as you are driving around to look at His gift of creation with new eyes…

“For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing,and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands.” Isaiah 55:12

May you encounter His divine blessings on every turn this next week…as you journey on with HIM. Know that though you may feel rejection from others, even if someone in your life walks away, or pushes you out…know that God will never push you out, walk away, nor will He ever reject you.

He went to a lot of trouble to get your attention. Look at the sky He created with such a grand display of colors….just today….all for you. Give Him your undivided attention for once. Take your eyes off those around you that selfishly use you….put your eyes on Him and your complete trust IN Him. He will never fail.

And as you are riding along….thank Him for the view.


Happy Friday!

That’s enough Nana! No more sugar for you!

I know you wish you were with us!

That little monster, I mean sweet fellow has some good sugar!

But he is mighty stingy!

Well, I will save some for you when he comes back for a visit. In the meantime, I have a house to clean…see behind me? And here I am still in jammies!

So, I clean, you come and sit at the table, drink some coffee, eat some cake…I know we have some.

Have a blessed Friday….I will be at work. Yuk. This kind of weather makes me want to be outside!

I did have a treat this week. A ride in my friend’s yellow mustang convertible! Wow! It blew the frustrations from my morning and I came back in a much better mood! Hey, Jeff, that’s what you can get me for Mother’s Day! Somebody tell him!


Thankful for REST

Iris…I am so with you. REST. God ordained. Planned it. Did it Himself. So why in the world do we try and cram so much into our lives that we have absolutely NO TIME FOR REST???

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (ESV)

Well, my first thankful is—for the rest I am about to take. No, not just the fact that I will head off to bed soon…but the rest Jeff and I will take in a couple of weeks. Headed to our favorite place. A borrowed place. But a place of rest nonetheless.

Second…I am thankful for this wonderful group of ladies that I have the honor of sitting with in Bible Study with every Wednesday night. We study Jesus. Applying Him to every aspect of our lives. From our hearts to our homes.


The young lady standing on the end is our awesome pastor’s wife. What a precious leader! I am standing on a chair—trying to get the whole group in. We had a few missing tonight…but for the most part, this is our great group of Sisters-in-Christ!

Third….well, I tell you what. You just scroll on down, read the rest of the blogs on this page, then visit the sites I have on my sidebar—and you will find more reasons I am thankful. The group of women that I blog with, write devotions with, chat with online and via e-mail are such blessings. They take me as I am. Blundering, blubbering, stumbling Angie.

I am thankful for what the Lord is doing in my heart and life. Yes, it is painful. Extractions are that way. Sometimes we get Novocaine….and sometimes not. But the point is to get out the “cavity”….the very thing that will cause the whole tooth to rot. Do you have something that needs extracting? Take it to Him. It is much less painful if you willingly hand it over and lay it on the altar…than it will be if He has to pull it from you.

Okay. I’m done. Not with being thankful. But I’m ready to head for that rest I was speaking of earlier.


Iris keeps us going—THIS is the highlight of my week! Even Jeff asks me “have you done your thankful Thursday?”….. Visit Iris—Go read more thankful hearts—-and then rest…in HIM.


Faith for the Prodigal

Lord willing and they still want me, I will be back with Laced with Grace after a short 2 month prayer-project-listen to the Lord break–(and don’t forget the give-away!)


Friends-in-life….Sisters-in-Christ

I have been blessed…incredibly by the Lord…by family in my life. AND friends. Friends who “feel” like family.

Some of these precious friends are even like sisters. Some of these sisters, I have never laid eyes on in person, but still, they are near and dear to my heart. Since I can’t run out and buy everyone a present…although I would LOVE to!—-Instead I give you a little “award”. Even though I don’t display awards on my blog (because it’s all about HIM and not me) I do enjoy giving them.

So without further ado….the “Sisters-of-Faith” award goes to:

Denise of Shortybears Place. Have you ever posted anything that Denise didn’t visit and make a kind comment on? I don’t think so. She takes time to visit EVERYONE and showers them with the love of Christ. I have been the blessed recipient of those blessings.

Lynn of Spiritually Unequal Marriage. I can’t tell you how much I have pestered her with woes and crisis. She has prayed and loved. The blessing of that is indescribable. A call to her location has picked my weary heart up on more than one occasion. The best one…was on my drive home. I am so glad you were home that day.

Iris of Sting my Heart. Without Thankful Thursday where would we be? We would certainly not be thinking of as many Thankful thoughts. She was the first one who befriended me here in blogland. She made me feel right at home with her heart for Christ. I have poured a few problems into her lap as well.

Laurel of Laurel Wreath Reflections. She has been there. She has listened. Encouraged. Prayed. And Loved. We have been like kids—passing notes in class—she sends me just the right “funny” on just the day I need it! (I try to make her laugh too—hopefully I spread some of that joy back!)

Chris of Chris Kerr Jewelry. I bought a pair of precious earrings. The blessing went further. They had a cross stamped on them–I soon got a necklace to match. I wore these everyday while we were praying for Wanda. While we were in the hospital, at home, at church, at work. I think people began to believe I only had one pair of earrings and one necklace. But there was a message in the set. There was a lot of love that went into the creation process. AND there was prayers behind each movement of the making. I have almost rubbed the word “pray” from the necklace. It was something tangible when my heart was needing a shoulder so bad. I felt the connection I so desperately needed those days.

Vicki of Windows to my Soul. Vicki is a born encourager. A lifter of heart. Her words embrace me when I visit. I have never left there the same. Always a fresh new thought or outlook. She has taught me so much. I felt the connection the first time I “walked through” and saw the breeze blowing the curtains back.

Lori of All You Have to Give. A sister-at-heart. Someone who I have never met…yet we have much in common. From needing kleenex—(thank you) to cleaning bathtubs…girl–you are a great source of help in this child’s need. I outnumber you in years…but you have wisdom beyond your own. You have no idea what you mean to me.

Elaine of Peace for the Journey. Elaine is a blessed new friend. Although I am just getting to know her, and she, me (probably very bad grammar—but I am not concerned today! ;), I have found much encouragment in her words—faith abounding from her heart—and a wealth of wisdom on her blog.

There are so many others that bless me, Jennifer, Marsha, Robin, Darnelle, Sarah, Tiffany, and Linda….girls, you are awesome to me. Each one of you picked up my crushed heart when Wanda left this life for the “real life”. You have prayed for me, loved on me, and visited me in many different ways. Thank you. Each visit to your site gives me such a lift of my head—you have all stepped in —and in your unique ways have filled a gap in my life. You have become sisters-in-my-heart. This child is grateful. I love you all.

Each of you are talented—sweet of spirit—and a blessing to every soul that lands on your bloggity doorstep. Keep the faith. Keep the message going. So that others will know Him.

This little award is actually the design from the T-Shirts that I had made to benefit BGMC (Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge) in Wanda’s memory. So this award has a bit of her as well. Her favorite verse, her favorite color and our Sisters of Faith logo.

Keep going for Him sisters!