The sun is shining brightly….

on this Wednesday morning in central Illinois.  It is too warm and humid to have the windows open so I can’t hear the birds chirping.  I can see by looking out my front window that the workers are back working on the houses cattycorner across the street from me. 

I have big plans for this, another day that I have been granted.  First to run some errands (again) then to sit down and take stock of my life and what lies ahead for me.  You know, one day you are young and pretty and you have your whole life ahead of you.  The next day you look around and your children are grown.  Your husband of so many years has been taken from you.  Members of your family and friends are gone too, many taken by the dreaded disease of cancer.  Suddenly it becomes very real to you that you have had your 15 minutes of fame or maybe even 20 minutes.   I am not complaining, just taking a minute to thank God that I have been granted one more day.

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I will be by to visit you all later.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

Prayer requests…

I am asking for prayer for several of my friends today.  Kind thoughts will be fine too!

This morning my next door neighbor Debbie is having serious cancer surgery.

Tomorrow our dear blogging friend Sandie,   http://chattycrone.blogspot.com/ is having serious cancer surgery.

Thursday my brother-in-law Hugh in West Virginia is starting treatment for bladder cancer.

Pat and Darrell in West Virginia are both fighting terrific health battles.

I love these people and I know what they are going through as it has been 1 year since I was first diagnosed with cancer.  Thank you all so much.

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Dreary rainy day here.  Remember the song The World is Waiting for the Sunrise by Les Paul and Mary Ford? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-prZi3Lyh8

That’s me today and praying a lot for Debbie, Sandie, Hugh, Pat and Darrell.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

Just to set the record straight and Illinois is proud…

I need to set the record straight on the turkey and the miniature pony.  I was correct about the fox catching poor Snow.   As for the rest of the animals I am posting a quote from my sister.  “The animals on the farm were given to animal rescues or caring people. The only animal purchased was the miniature pony for my son-in-law’s birthday. The other animals came from other animal rescues.”  Thanks to my sis for helping me get  the facts straight.

And now I sadly admit that there has not been an awful lot happening here in Illinois lately to make me feel a great sense of pride.  Julia Collins, thank you for brightening my days the last 3 weeks.

http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizzle/on-a-roll-jeopardy-champ-julia-collins-hits-new-milestone-in-thursday-episode/#.U4fck_ldWSo

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Photo courtesy of the www.suntimes.com

Julia is from Kenilworth Illinois.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenilworth,_Illinois  Illinois is proud of you Julia!  What a beautiful smile you have!

And now I am off to do some garage saleing (made up word)   I will catch you all when I get home.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

 

He is Risen….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN77HjfAc8k

  1. Low in the grave He lay,
    Jesus, my Savior,
    Waiting the coming day,
    Jesus, my Lord!
    • Refrain:
      Up from the grave He arose,
      With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
      He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
      And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
      He arose! He arose!
      Hallelujah! Christ arose!
  2. Vainly they watch His bed,
    Jesus, my Savior;
    Vainly they seal the dead,
    Jesus, my Lord!
  3. Death cannot keep his Prey,
    Jesus, my Savior;
    He tore the bars away,
    Jesus, my Lord!

Robert Lowry

Have a truly Blessed Easter!

Beth