Saturday, April 27, 2013

Six Word Saturday: Don't Fear...Choose to Trust Him!

Hi...Happy Saturday...These are my six words today:

 "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled...!"

 John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Sometimes I am afraid of the silliest things.  I worry and fret and fear...almost before I realize what I am just seems to come upon me.  Then  I remember this verse...and many others like it in the Bible, which tell me to simply trust in God.  Psalm 56:3  "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee."  I have repeated this verse many various situations...and peace replaced my fears.

When it tells us to "let not"... it implies that we have a choice...that we can choose not to fear, and to not be troubled.  "Let not"...your heart be troubled..."neither let" be afraid.  (It is a surrendering...and an act of faith to place our trust in Him, and to lay those troubles at His feet.)  Today I am choosing to give my worries to about you?

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Old Sayings

Walk with me down Memory Lane!

My six words today.


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Old Sayings

When my friend’s husband was having surgery one day and we were just sitting around for hours in the waiting room, someone came up with the idea to write down as many old sayings as we could think of.  We took turns with all of the people who were there waiting with us, and we came up with one old saying after another!  Some of them were so funny….and we sometimes would stop and say, “What in the world does that mean?”, or “where do you think that old saying came from?”  It really helped to pass the time.

I mean, have you ever heard some of these? 

There’s no flies on sister!
It’s no sweat off my back.
Good honk!
Well I’ll swan.
Shoot fire and save matches.
It takes one to know one.
I’m slap happy.
I’m sitting pretty.

It is so much fun in a group of people to just sit and think of these kinds of expressions that we all heard when we were growing up.  And it seems there is just no end to them.  They make you laugh, and they also make you “scratch your head!”  (There’s another one!)

Here are some more:

You ain’t just a whistling Dixie.
Come hell or high water.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Better safe than sorry.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Better safe than sorry.
Don’t put your cart before the horse.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
You’ll be up a creek without a paddle.
Don’t get up on the wrong side of the bed.
Right as rain.
The early bird gets the worm.
Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.
Pretty is as pretty does.
A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Take it like a man.
Buck up skippy.
Isn’t this fun?  I could sit here all morning and not run out of sayings. 
My mother grew up in Texas, and she sure had a million sayings and expressions like this.  One of them she always said when we kids did something wrong was, “I’m gonna tan your hide!”  That sounds Texan doesn’t it?  (smile)  Oh how I miss my sweet momma and all of her sayings.  What were some that you heard when you were growing up?  I wonder if people still use a lot of these…or maybe they are dying out?  I don’t know…maybe this current generation has some of their own that will stick around, and their kids will be learning them to pass on to their kids!

Let me think of some more:

That’s a hard pill to swallow.
You’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise!
You can get more flies with sugar than you can with vinegar!
Never under estimate the power of a woman.
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Never on Sunday.
Someday never comes.
Cross my fingers hope to die.
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Oil and water don’t mix.
Marry in haste, repent in leisure!
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Liar, liar, pants on fire!
I’ve got ants in my pants!
You look like death warmed over!
You’re over the hill.
Under the weather.
You eat like a bird.
You’re so thin you could blow away.
I haven’t seen you in a month of Sundays.
As the crow flies.
Let’s sleep on it.
Like a drop in the bucket.
Waste not, want not.
For crying out loud.
It was like taking candy from a baby.
I’m gonna crack the whip.
You’re itching for a fight.

We’ll as you can see, it is hard to stop once you start.  (You see, that was another one!)
You should try this at your next party or family gathering.  Everyone will like it…and it will “knock their socks off!”

Linda Hogeland…April 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Six Word Saturday, Gaither's Concert!

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My six words:

 Friday Night Gaither's Concert Was Wonderful!

Gaither Vocal Band Video-Come To Jesus

These guys can sure harmonize!

The Gaither's Homecoming Tour 2013 came to Wichita last night, and so hubby and I had a date night and went to see them.  We enjoyed several hours of uplifting music that moved us, and blessed us so much!  And we also enjoyed the humor of Mark Lowry!  (He sang "Mary Did You Know?"..which he wrote!  It was great!)

John and I, waiting for the concert to begin.

I need a better camera with a stronger zoom ability!

I am posting some videos below for you to enjoy in your leisure!

David Phelps Video  
This guy was one of my favorites

I'll Pray For You Video
Wes Hampton has such a tender voice!

In Everything Give Thanks-Charlotte Ritchie-Video
Charlotte was really good!

Sweet Beulah Land Video-Jason Crabb
Jason wasn't there last night, but I love this song!

I Then Shall Live Video
Some of these guys in this weren't there last night, but the ones that were sang this song! is a long one!
San Antonio Concert -Gaither Vocal Band Reunited Video
Enjoy this one when you have 1 hour and 28 minutes! :)

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


                              Artwork by Abigail Kraft...(my granddaughter)


A daydream is that place somewhere between awake and fast asleep
The place where your mind plays out the scenes until you get the ones you want to keep

A child in school who’s staring out the window, looking at the sky
He sees a bird and wonders how it would feel to fly!

The teacher calls his name out loud…but he doesn’t even hear her
A cat has focused on the bird and is inching very near her

Then the next moment… when the cat is about to pounce upon his dinner
The little bird just flies away and declares herself…the winner!

A wandering dog comes in the school yard and chases the cat up a tree
The little boy still watching… wishes he could set the feline free

He sees himself as a fireman saving that meowing kitty
He’s watched that scene play out before at his Aunt’s house in the city

His dream moves on and he’s now rescuing a woman from a blazing fire
She’s upstairs at the window yelling for help as the flames are climbing higher

The ladder swings up to the home’s flaming second story
He picks her up, carries her down, and the onlookers applaud, and shower him with glory

The bell now rings, and the little boy’s dreams must abruptly come to an end
It’s three o’clock and teacher’s chalk writes the homework assignment out for them

He heads to the bus where he takes his seat, and he’s ready for a new adventure to begin
As the wheels on the bus go round and round…his mind also takes a spin

On the way home, although not alone, he’s in a world all his own
For the daydreams he is staring in may put him as a king on his throne

Or maybe as a pilot in the cockpit of his very own airplane
Or as a skilled emergency room doctor…helping his patients manage their pain

Whatever the daydream he is the star…and there are so many scenes
As the king on that throne he may be fighting a war…or looking for potential queens

No… girls are not really his “cup of tea” at this time of his young life
He has too much daydreaming to do…and he doesn’t have time for a wife!

Written by Linda Hogeland, April 2013