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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Beth Moore Biblestudy of Esther

It is tough being a woman:

1. In another woman's shadow

2. In a world where beauty is a treatment

3. In a mean world

4. Thrown a giant-sized weight

5. In the tight fist of fear

6. Who can balance passion with patience

7. Who feels responsible for the how.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Cookie Rules

1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven, it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the test and thus calorie free.

2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the cookie calories.

3. If a friend comes over while you are making your Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend. Because your friend's first cookie is calorie free, (rule #1) yours is also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and being the friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.

4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.

5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.

6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories. red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each letter. Make more red ones!

7. Cookies eaten while watching " Miracle on 34th St. have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one's personal fuel.

8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

9. Any cookie consumed from someone else's plate have no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and will cling to his or her pate. We all know how calories lke to cling!

10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes never have calories. It's a rule!

So, go out and enjoy those Christmas Cookies. We only get them this time of year!

This is from my friend Rhonda Hobby

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas

From 1558 until 1829 Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. So someone wrote this song. It has two meaning. a surface meaning and a hidden meaning.

The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
Two turtle doves were in the Old and New Testaments.
Three french hens stood for faith, hope and love.
The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The five golden rings recalled the Toorah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
The six geese a laying stood for the six days of creation.
Seven swans a swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit-- Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership and Mercy.
The eight maids a milking were the eight beatitudes.
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the holy Spirit-- Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, kindness, Goodness, Gentleness and Self- control.
The ten lords a -leaping were the the Ten Commandments.
The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles Creed.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

My Grandmother

Edna M. Chandler
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Born: February 13, 1920
Died: November 25, 2010
Services: Graveside services will be 2:00PM Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Marshall County Memory Gardens. Elder Robert Chandler and Bro. Charles Sturgell will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation: Friends may call after 5:00PM Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory.
EDNA M. CHANDLER, 90 of Murray, KY passed away at 8:40PM Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Britthaven of Benton.

She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Burkeen of Murray, KY; three sons, Jerry Chandler and Robert Chandler both of Benton, KY; and Randy Chandler of Centerville, TN; one sister, Mary Lee Brewer of Hohenwald, TN; eighteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Junior Chandler; two sisters, Louise Barber and Irene Brison; two brothers, Raymond Hinson and Onis Hinson and her parents, Stanfield Hinson and Annie Lee Anderson Hinson.

Cemetery: Marshall County Memory Gardens
Location: Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home

Friday, November 26, 2010

Did you know

When you carry the bible satan has a headache, when you open the it he collapses. When he sees you reading it, he faints, so lets read the bible everyday so he keeps fainting. (maybe one day he will have a stroke and never wake up).


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christian Cussing



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Writing memoirs

I just finished reading the book:" Old friends From Far Away" by Natalie Goldberg.

I wanted to write about what she says in her book. This really was not a book about journaling but what she says in here about writing is why I have journaled since a teenager. there is a lot of usefully information in this book. I have read several of her books. I have enjoyed them all.

The word memoir comes from the French memoire. writing is the act of reaching across the abyss of isolation to share and reflect. Writing has an urgency. it is alive. A writer has to have a third thing. That is something to write about. Memoirs are usually not about your whole life. They are more an expression of your life through something. your writing needs to become transparent. We need to write about the ordinary; otherwise we won't know what they are and what direction to head. Memoir is not reportage. Memoir examines how one thing leads to another, how human life unfolds. Memoir is taking personal experience and turning it inside out. We surrender our most precious understanding. this means when we write we give up ourselves. The reason we write memoir is to surrender ourselves. Subjects to write about come from your life and surroundings. With memoir we can go back to retrieve our lives, to make sense of them. One of the jobs of writing is to not pass over hurt, pain, loss or missed connections. you write your memoir to remember everything. The good and the bad. Your writing is a breathing organism. Pour your heart out in your writing. A memoir is like a mirror reflecting back your life. A memoir is like walking into a vast room full of beginnings and endings.

I hope this helps you to understand what a memoir is.

Natalie has written many books on writing. I highly recommend them all.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What is Archaeology?

What is Archaeology?

Archaeology is the understanding of humankind. It is a humanistic dicipline. it is concerned with the full- range of past human experiences. It is a subdiscipline of
Anthropology. It is both a physical activity and an intellectual pursuit.
Archaeology is concerned about the study of artfacts.

A question that has many in the field of Anthropology and Archaeology concerned with is:
Who owns, or should own the past?

Archaeologists use the terms "BP" and "years ago' interchangeably, since a difference of 50 years or so between them is irrelevant.

Tree Ring Dating. It was developed by an American astronomer A.E. Douglass.

23rd Psalm for the Student

The Lord is my real instructor and I shall not want.

He gives me peace, when chaos is all around me.

He gently reminds me to to pray before I speak and to do all things without murmuring and complaining.

He reminds me that He is my Salvation and not my school.

He restores my sanity everyday and guides my decisions that I might honor Him in everything I do.

Even though I face absurd amoounts of homework, quizzes, tests, unrealistic deadlines, shortages of funds, gossiping students, discriminating teachers and a sleep - deprived body that does not cooperate every morning, i will not stop - for He is with me!

His presence, His peace, and His power will see me through.

He raises me up, even when they fail to give me good grades.

He claims me as His own, even when the class threatens to flunk me.

His faithfulness and love are better than any A+.

His eternal reward beats every degree there is.

When it is all said and done, I will be working for Him a whole lot longer than I will be in school ( even when it does not feel like it) and for that I bless His Name!

Spirit Life

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School Days again

Next week college starts up again.
My husband I have all our books and supplies.

it is that time for books, reading, studying, tests,
time for reading, math.

I will be taking;
Math/ Lab
Anthropology/ Lab

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

David Principle

What is the David Principle?

It is the idea that if something is valuable to you and you give it, then God takes notice. It's about sacrifical giving, about giving God what what matters to you and giving Him only your very best.

Jesse Duplantis

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Drink, Steal, Swear, and Lie

I heard about a guy who has a motto he lives by everyday. He said, "Listen carefully and live by these four rules;

Drink, Steal, Swear and Lie.'

I was shaking my head, "No", but he then told me to listen while he explained his four rules.

1. "Drink' from the "Everlasting Cup" everyday.

2. "Steal" a moment to help someone who is in worse shape than you are.

3. 'Swear" that you will be a better person today than yesterday.

4. And last but not least, when you "lie" down at night thank God you live in America and have your freedom.

Anonymous email

Sunday, June 27, 2010

God's Rosebud

God's Rosebud

A new minister
was walking with an older,
more seasoned minister
in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure
about what God
had for him to do,
he was asking the older preacher
for some advice.

The older preacher
walked up to a rosebush
and handed the young preacher
a rosebud and told him
to open it
without tearing off any petals.

The young preacher
looked in disbelief
at the older preacher
and was trying to figure out
what a rosebud
could possibly have to do
with his wanting to know
the will of God
for his life and ministry.

But because of his great respect
for the older preacher,
he proceeded to try to unfold the rose,
while keeping every petal intact.

It wasn't long
before he realized
how impossible
this was to do.

Noticing the younger preacher's
inability to unfold the rosebud
without tearing it,
the older preacher began
to recite the following poem...

"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."

"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."

"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"

"So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."

"The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."

~Charlie Gilchrist~

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stress Management

Subject: Stress Management

A young lady in front of the room, confidently walked around while leading and explaining stress management to an audience; with a raised glass of water, and everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?' .... she fooled them all...

'How heavy is this glass of water?' she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8oz. to 20oz.

The lecturer replied, 'The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long you hold it.' If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm. "If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.''In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. 'She continued, 'and that's the way it is with stress management. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later,
as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on.'

'As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced. 'So, before you return home tonight, put the burden of work/life down. Don't carry it home... pick it up tomorrow.' 'Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Relax; pick them up later after you've rested. Life is short. Enjoy it and the now 'supposed' stress that you've conquered!

And then she shared some ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

1 * Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird,
sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Something To Think About!
Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use. However, this prize had rules, just as any game has certain rules.
The first set of rules would be:
Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
You may only spend it.Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day.

The second set of rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, It's over, the game is over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one. What would you personally do?You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right?Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love, right?Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?


Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.
The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.
Yesterday is forever gone.
Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING.
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Aren't they worth so much more than the same amount in dollars?
Think about that, and always think of this:Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, and enjoy life!
Here's wishing you a wonderfully beautiful day!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010



Some of you may be wondering what Judge Roy Moore has been doing since he was removed from the bench for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from his courtroom wall.. Please read the poem he wrote. It's below his picture.

The following is a poem written by Judge Roy Moore from Alabama. Judge Moore was sued by the ACLU for displaying the Ten Commandments in his courtroom foyer. He has been stripped of his judgeship and now they are trying to strip his right to practice law in Alabama! The judge's poem sums it up quite well.

America the beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray

We've kept God in our
temples,how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not
angry,that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
If you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee.

~~Judge Roy Moore~~

This says it all. May we all forward this message and offer our prayers for Judge Moore to be blessed and for America to wake up and realize what we need to do to keep OUR America the Beautiful.

Pass this on and let's lift Judge Moore up in Prayer. He has stood firm and needs our support.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Birthday

Today is my birthday. I am having a pleasant day. The weather is rotten though. When I got up this morning it was 51 degrees high of 70 low of 47 cloudy with some fog and 80% humidity. I am in a good mood regardless.

My husband Bob took a friend of mine, Jill, and one of our sons , Oliver and myself to Bostons for a very nice dinner. Bob made me a Red Velvet Cake and we had some icecream to go with it.

A lot of my friends and family that are on Facebook wished me a happy birthday. So dispite the rain and cold and dampness I had a good day. I really enjoyed myself.

I recieved an Archaeological study bible (NIV) for my birthday.
In case you have not heard of this bible. It is an illustrated walk through biblical history and culture. It has over 8,000 study notes highlighting historical, archaeological and cultural topics of the bible times. It has timelines,outlines, maps and beautiful photographs. It is massive. I have started looking through it. It is quite beautiful.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Meaning of words

To know
Hebrew: Yadaa
In Greek : It is Yada- Which means a deep emotional experience.


Greek word: Martus: means one who remembers and testifies to the truth.

St. Augustine said, "The cause, not the suffering, makes a a genuine martyr."

Hebrew word for prayer is: Tefillah which means to judge.

root word palah speaks of prayer as intercession. It is related to a verb which means to attach, join or bind together.

The word "Trinity" comes from the Latin noun "Trinitas" meaning "three are one."

Blessing means to be happy, to be envied, to be prosperous.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


What kind of autos are mentioned in the Bible?
God drove Adam and Eve out of the garden in a Fury.
David's Triumph was heard throughout the land(maybe it needed a new muffler).
Also found is a Honda- because the apostles were in one Accord.

Question: Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Answer: Noah- he was floating his stock when everyone else was in liquidation.

What do they call pastors in Germany?
German Shepherds.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Well the school year is over I am greatful. I did learn a lot from my teachers but it was time consuming and difficult. I really enjoyed it.

I recieved a 2.0 GPA. I am happy with myself.
School kept me busy during the winter when it was cold and dark.

Now it is summer and I can relax and enjoy tv and books again.
Between moving and school I have been kept busy with very little free time to write or blog. So hopefully I can blog a little more now that it is summer.

Friday, April 9, 2010

List of Summer Movies

These are a few movies I would like to go see this summer.

1. Prince of Persia.
2. Cats and Dogs- The second one
3. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang
4. Inception
5. Robin Hood
6. Marmaduke

Sunday, March 21, 2010


The Hebrew word for prayer is Tefillah which means to judge.

The root word Palah speaks of prayer as intercession.

it is related to a verb which means to attach, join or bind together.

Missing in Action

Currently I am battling a sinus infection. I am very dizzy and feel sick to my stomach. I have had to miss several classes because I do not feel well.
I am taking medicine. I head feels like it is going to explode.

The other reason I have not posted anything recently is because college is taking up a lot of my time. I go to class and come home and study. I have a test or a quiz every week. So I have a lot of things to read and not a lot of free time.

Making sense of the world

If plain sense makes sense seek no other sense.

Monday, February 22, 2010


How do you pursue the knowledge of God?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Christ Resume

Ephesians 1:20
Phone: Romans 10:13
Website: The Bible. Keywords Christ, Lord, Savior, and Jesus.

Hello, My name is Jesus The Christ. Many call me Lord! I've sent you my resume because I'm seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.


I founded the earth and established the heavens, ( see Proverbs 3:19)

I formed man from the dust of the ground, ( see Genesis 2:7)

I breathed into man the breathe of life, (Genesis 2:7)

I redeemed man from the curse of of the law, (Galations 3:13)

The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through me, (see Galations 3:14)

Occupational Background:

I've only one employer, ( see Luke 2:49)

I've never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.

My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (see Matthew 3:15-17

Skills Work Experiences:

Some of my skills and work experiences include : empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (see Luke 4:18)
I am a Wonderful Counselor, (see Isaiah 9:6).
People who listen to Me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil, (see Proverbs 1:33).
most importantly, I have the authority, and ability, and power to cleanse you of your sins, (see 1 John 1:7-9).

Educational Background:

I emcompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, (see Proverbs 2:6).
In Me are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (seeColossians 2:3).
My Word is so powerful: it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a lamp unto your path, ( see Psalms 119:105).
I can even tell you all the secrets of your heart, (see Psalms 44:21).

Major Accomplishments:

I was an active participantin the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (see Genesis 1:26).
I laid down My life so that you may live, (see Corinthians 5:15).
I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, ( see Colossians 2:15).
I've miraculoouslyfed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!
There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here.
you can read them on My website, which is located at: Bible.
You don't need an internet connection or computer to access My website.


Believers and followers worldwide will testify to My divine healings, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration, and supernatural guidance.

In Summation:

Now that you've read My resume, I am confident that I am the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths, (see Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (see John 6:47).
When can I start?
Time is of the essence, ( see Hebrews 3:15).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New house

We have finally moved into a house. we are renting. it took about five trips. we have doubled our living space. We went from 800 sq ft to 1600.
We now have four bedrooms and two bathrooms and a huge kitchen.
Now we need to organize everything.
We bought a beautiful black farm table and six chairs.
I actually worked on one assigment for college.
It may take us a while to get out of boxes because both Bob and myself are in college full-time.
our next project is to move everything out of the storage room. Then we will be under one roof again.
We also just got cable and internet hooked up again.
I guess going without for one day did not kill me. I just thought I would die.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

First day of College

I got up at 6:30am this morning to get ready to go college.
It has been a long day.
I had a yoga class this morning. I actually survived it.
Then I had a history class.

I am tired.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


College starts tomorrow morning.
I have two classes.
I will know more tomorrow.
I have not been in school in twenty years.
I will be back to talk more tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

List of Christmas Movies

Here is my list of Favorite Christmas Movies.

1. It is a Wonderful Life

2. Miracle on 34th Street ( the original)

3. The Little Dummer Boy

4. Babes in Toyland

5. A Christmas Carol

6. Ghost of Dickens Past

7. The Christmas Secret

8. Mrs. Santa Claus

9. The Santa Clause 1 & 11

10. The Night They Saved Christmas

11. The Light in the Forest

12. Christmas in Connecticut

13. Jack Frost

14. Ernest Saves Christmas

15. An American Christmas Carol

16. Polar Express

17. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

18. Holiday Inn

19. White Christmas

Friday, January 1, 2010

Confessions of a Heiress

1. God has made me heir.

2. I am a real, live heir of God and co-heir of Jesus Christ.

3. Because I am a woman, technically I am an heiress.

4. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places: indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

5. As an heiress of God my life is never left to chance.

6. As a member of the NT priesthood of believers and as a an heiress of God, He is my portion and I am His.

7. I am inheriting a kingdom.

8. My inheritance can never perish, spoil, or fade. It is being kept in Heaven for me.

This is a list of the eight confessions of an heiress of God. Taken from the Beth moore biblestudy: The Inheritance. It is nine week biblestudy.