Fave Food – Cereal

Because it’s like eatin’ and drinkin’ at the same time.

My husband doesn’t travel often and is usually home for dinner each night.  However, there are some nights when something comes up and he can’t be home when it’s time to eat.  When those nights occur, there is only one thing I want for dinner.

It can be Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Fruity Pebbles or Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.  You won’t find me turning up my nose to Frosted Flakes or Apple Jacks or Cap’n Crunch Berries.  Nosireebob.  Love them, LOVE THEM ALL.

The hubby is going on a week-long mission trip in the next couple of months and don’t you think I won’t be stocking up on my fave cereals.  Glo-ree.

Are you a fan of cereal?

Fave Holiday – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving.  Definitely Thanksgiving. We always go down to Texas to spend the week with our families which is so much fun.  We get to see our parents, our siblings and lots of nieces and nephews.  We get to enjoy tasty food and take the boys to some fun places. I guess what I love about Thanksgiving is that it’s not about gifts.  It’s just a day to spend with family and friends and offer a heart of gratitude to God for all He has given us. I know we live in a country that doesn’t always encourage gratitude.  So, I want to encourage you to not only spend the 4th Thursday in November being grateful but learn to incorporate it in your everyday life. Trust me, it’s an amazing antidote to pity and self-centeredness. What’s your favorite holiday?

Fave Song – Then

I love country music. Well, most of it. It’s in my bones.  Heck, it’s in my marrow.  I was born and raised listening to Charlie Pride, George Jones and eventually, George Strait. But in the last decade, I’ve become awfully fond of one Mr. Brad Paisley.  I do think he’s quite talented on the GIH-tar. From his American Saturday Night album, the song “Then” just gets me every single time.  The chorus goes a little somethin’ like this:
And now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world I just can’t believe the way I feel about you, girl Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it’s ever been. We’ve come so far since that day And I thought I loved you then
Of course, you can imagine that I am thinking of one @chrisdbeall when I hear this.  Those first fleeting moments of staring into his gorgeous, green eyes about made me sick to my stomach. Wait, it did make me sick to my stomach. And clearly, I was feeling something strong for that skinny boy back in 1992.  But now? Now, after all we’ve been through…the good, the bad, the ugly, the vacations, the childbirths, the betrayals, the celebrations, the memories, the holidays, the times helping others, the hours on the back porch.  Had no idea how much I would love him now when we were on our first date that Sunday afternoon in March well over 17 years ago. And I thought I loved him then.

Fave Scripture – John 20:1

Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. (New Living Translation)
Here’s why I love this verse. It’s the reason I live. The very fact that death could not keep my Savior in the ground is what allows me to live an abundant life on this earth.  He endured the whips and lashes that should have been mine.  He suffered and bled on a cross that had my name on it.  And on that dark Friday afternoon, he was put in a tomb that wasn’t meant for him.  But then came Sunday. That glorious Sunday morning when Mary came to check on her Lord only to find that he was not there. I am so thankful that he was missing.