Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We needed two extra teachers, to add the new class. I asked the church Sunday before last to pray about support in this growing area of our ministry, and if the Lord might be leading them to step forward as a teacher for our little ones. We got the teachers, and extra helpers! I am going to have two helpers. And I'm going to need them both. Monday night was our welcome picnic and official kick off for the year, and I had the largest class! Fifteen little lovies between the ages of 2 and 4. I actually had nineteen Monday night, but we are going to let the five year olds go into the kindergarten/first grade class. I'm starting out with the largest class. And I'm so excited! God is so good. I'm also going to be doing the music for our children's ministry. We are singing our first song for our fireside service at the end of the month. Our song is "Yes Lord!"
Yes Lord, I will love you!
Yes Lord, I will follow!
Yes Lord, I will be your child! (2X)
JESUS YOU got me jumping up and down!
JESUS YOU got me spinning round and round!
JESUS YOU got me bowing to the ground, bowing to the ground!
Yes Lord, I will love you!
Yes Lord, I will follow!
Yes Lord, I will be your child!
I will be -I will be your child!
Mind you I have two year olds up through fifth graders. And we only have one more meeting before the service. But, this is a fun song, and I think they will do very well with it. And they're just so cute doing the motions. It makes my heart swell.
I pray that by adding this new class, it will bring new families into the church. I hope you will pray with me too! Thank you! Blessings and Love!:)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It's a hard feeling to describe, but it's where all my best memories stem from. I miss it something terrible. And I look forward to coming home, and raising my family there, among my family and friends. I miss the kinship and closeness of my family and friends. And while many people I've met here up north don't understand it or feel it's somewhat intrusive, I find it comforting. Again, it's hard to describe. But, on a lighter note, I've found some very cute videos on utube that make me smile thinking about the south I grew up in. They're kinda sassy and sweet:) So enjoy y'all!
Crazy People in the South....
Loyalty is Everything!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
And these are just for fun! I love looking at Polyvore! Scarlett then
Sunday, September 6, 2009
You are cordially invited to attend our 70th year celebration of the movie, Gone With The Wind. Our gracious hostess is Nikki from The Scarlett Rose Garden.
I love this movie. It is by far one of my all time favorites, for many different reasons. I love the chemistry between Rhett and Scarlett. I love kindness and gentle feminity of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes. I love Mammy's sassy wit and way about her. I love the costumes and sets and music. So, in honor of this event, I've gathered a few of my favorites for the party! So, let's take a little trip down the Mississippi to the deep south that I love.
Let's start with Tara. "You get your strength from this red earth of tara, Scarlett. You're a part of it and it's a part of you." -Rhett Butler
There was a land of Cavaliers and cotton Fields called the Old South...Here in this pretty world gallantry took it's last bow. Here was there last ever to be seen of Knights and their ladies fair...
Sarlett and all her many beaus. What a grand picnic at Twelve Oaks.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Scarlett and Rhett. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh had such good chemistry.
And what a beautiful little girl they had. -Miss Bonnie Blue Butler. What a pampered princess she was. She was very spoiled, but, she was very loved.
As was Scarlett, by her own parents.I love how Family, Land and Southen culture are very strong themes through out this story.
"To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them, why the land they live on is like their mother...it'll come to you this love of the land. There's no getting away from it if you're Irish."
Melanie is the true heroin of this story in my eyes. She was the family and friend that kept everyone together. She was honest, courageous, kind and loyal to thoes she loved.
"There's just too much honor in her to ever conceive of dishonor in anyone she loves. " -Rhett
"Now we are really and truly sisters!"
"Mammy's a smart ole soul and one of the few people I know whose respect I'd like to have." -Rhett
A Happy Rhett and Scarlett.......
Here are a few facts about the movie and book...
10,000 copies of the novel were initially printed.
176,000 copies of the book sold with in three weeks.
There are 1,037 pages in the novel.
Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With the Wind" between 1926 and 1936.
In 1937 she won the Pulitzer Prize for her book.
You could buy the book for $3.00 in 1936.
The ticket price of the movie in 1939 was $0.75 for the afternoon showing and $1.00 for the evening showing.
2,500 seats in Atlanta's Grand Theater were filled for the premiere.
The premiere was $10 per ticket.
There were 13 Oscar nominations and 10 wins.
I hope you have enjoyed my tribute to the book and movie. "Gone With the Wind" has a special place in my heart, because my mom was reading it in the hospital right before and after she gave birth to me. I have decided for the 70th Anniversary to read the book for myself. I haven't gotten very far, but "tommorrow is another day."