Tuesday, October 21, 2008



A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father.

When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows.

An empty chair sat beside his bed.

The minister assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.

"I guess you were expecting me, he said. 'No, who are you?" said the father.

The minister told him his name and then remarked, "I saw the empty chair and I figured you knew I was going to show up,"

"Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man.

"Would you mind closing the door?"

Puzzled, the minister shut the door.

"I have never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man.

"But all of my life I have never known how to pray.

At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer.

But it went right over my head."

I abandoned any attempt at prayer," the old man continued, "until one day four years ago, my best friend said to me, "Johnny, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus.

Here is what I suggest. Sit down in a chair. Place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith, see Jesus on the chair.

It's not spooky because Jesus promised,

'I will be with you always'.

"Then just speak to him in the same way you're doing with me right now."

"So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours every day.

I'm careful though, If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair she'd either have a nervous breakdown orsend me off to the funny farm."

The minister was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old man to continue on the journey.

Then he prayed with him, anointed him with oil, and returned to the church.

Two nights later the daughter called to tell the minister that her daddy had died that afternoon.

Did he die in peace?" he asked.

Yes, when I left the house about two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me how much he loved me and kissed me on the cheek.

When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange about his death.

Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on the chair beside the bed.

What do you make of that?"

The minister wiped a tear from his eye and said,"I wish we could all go like that.


Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive.

I asked God for water, He gave me an ocean.

I asked God for a flower, He gave me a garden.

I asked God for a friend, He gave me all of YOU...

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

Happy moments, praise God.

Difficult moments! , seek God.

Quiet moments, worship God.

Painful moments, trust God.

Every moment, thank God.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Our New Home

Hiya all,
This is my very first post here at Blogger. I wanted to share some pics of our new home here in SC.

<~~~~ Main bathroom
Master bathroom below

Living room

<~~~ My daughter's room and below is her bathroom with a walk in shower. All the baths have walk in showers. The master bath has a jacuzzi tub. The hallway bath has a large 6 foot soaking tub

Lauren's bathroom

My kitchen, it's my favorite part of the house


<~~~~~My son's bedroom.

Below is another favorite room our Den