Monday, February 25, 2019

weekending/Hello, Monday linkup

I'm linking up with the ladies listed above for this post.  I found this post through a new blogger "friend" I recently came across, and you can find her blog HERE.

My sister Debi flew into Memphis Friday night from Denver, so that is how we got our weekend started.  Drew, Jonah, Noah and I all met her, my mom, and stepdad for dinner at O'Charley's that night.  It is always so good to get to see Debi, and I feel like we've had lots of quality time together, already.  My husband and oldest son worked with the sheriff's department that night, so they weren't with us.  (My husband actually worked all weekend long.)

On Saturday, we had #alltherain.  It was supposed to get really bad here, but I am so glad that the path of the storm turned and we missed most of it, though it did rain good and hard at one point later in the day.  Of course it was right when I was leaving my house.  I hadn't been anywhere all day, and was meeting Debi, Trish (another sister), Mom, and Bill again for dinner, this time for catfish.  It rained scary hard the whole time I was driving, and I could see fine, but I just talked to Jesus the whole time.  Anyone else love to pray and drive?  I feel like it's the only time I'm not really distracted, and I always get some good praying in whenever I'm alone in my car.  After dinner I went to their house and stayed until almost nine.

After church yesterday morning, we all went to lunch (y'all, we never eat out this much) so Todd and Graham could visit with Debi before she leaves again, because our lives are crazy right now.  We ate Mexican this time around (my favorite!), and then I came home and took a ten minute nap before I had to leave again for choir practice.  That lasted until five thirty, then I stayed for church that night (I usually don't), and I am so glad I did.  The service was really sweet and worshipful, and I was emotional the whole time, I think partially because of the dear eighty-eight year old man that sat next to me.  The whole time we were singing worship songs, he was singing the tenor part, and he was taking notes in his bible, which was worn out from years of use, and he was affirming my pastor as he preached, and would interject, "That's right.", or "Amen!".  It was the sweetest night.

And y'all.  My pastor can PREACH.  He was preaching on the antichrist last night, from 2 Thessalonians 2.  It was fascinating, and for the second time that day, he was fired up.  I love a great church service, don't you?  Our church has gone through a lot of change this last year, but I keep feeling like God is right on the verge of doing something so big within this body of believers.  We are reading through the new testament this year as a church family, and I have never been a part of something like that before.  It is AMAZING.  Each week our pastor preaches from one of the chapters we read that week, and we're all praying for him to be used by the Holy Spirit as he has his own quiet times each day.  There is something about unity in a body of believers that is powerful!  We're always praying that would continue.

I am so thankful God put us here at Collierville First Baptist.

Today I'm doing bible study homework and some things pertaining to that and housework.  I ordered my groceries for the week through Kroger Clicklist, and y'all.  That is a blessing!  I share my car with Drew four days every week, so that his gas guzzling truck won't drain his bank account, and this makes grocery shopping tricky sometimes.  I called him last night and asked if he would mind swinging by Kroger and picking up the groceries for the week, if I ordered them and paid online.  Of course, he didn't mind, and he is doing just that between eleven and twelve today.  I don't say that this is a blessing lightly, I truly mean it.  I always thank God for them as they deliver them to my car and pray for them as they load them up for me, especially if they're doing it in the rain, like one day last week when I did the same thing.  It is worth the five bucks extra, trust me!

Also, I don't love Kroger, and this makes it so much more pleasant.

I have plans tomorrow, Wednesday, and almost every night this week, so it's a busy week, but I don't mind that.  This coming Sunday night is the first night of praise for 2019 at my church, and if you're local to me, I'd love to have you come!  This is NOT a concert or performance, this is a night of praise and worship.  The songs are easy enough for people to sing along with us, even though some of them are new.  The words are always on the screen, and we'll also be singing some old favorites.

Here's some information, if you're interested!  It lasts about an hour and a half.

Well, I need to get moving on this day.  Have a great one, friends, and thanks for reading my blog!  Love to all.


  1. Thanks so much for the mention! It sounds like you had a great weekend visiting with family and hearing some good messages at church. Grocery pick up really is wonderful! I use it occasionally, but think it is truly a blessing for mom's of young children or working mom's. I would have loved to use it when my kids were babies! Hope you have a good week! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

    1. You're welcome! I'm so glad I came across your blog. Gotta love blogger/internet friends! I would have loved grocery pickup then too, as it was, I had to cart them all with me and make them help. Ha!

  2. What a blessing it is to have family come visit! I love grocery pick up. It has revolutionized my life!

    1. Yes, it is a huge blessing! There is nothing like family. Thanks for stopping by!

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