Friday, July 30, 2010

Busy Week!!

It has been a busy week around here - one of those weeks that makes me sort of cringe every time I hear the phone ring. Have you ever had one of those weeks??

The husband of one of the ladies in our church passed away Sunday morning. He was in his 80s and in poor health, but it's still sad for the family.
We also have a very dear friend in ICU right now with cancer and other complications.
So, I've been praying for these families this week. They're going through a lot right now.

The ladies in our church have been taking turns making meals for several families in our church this week, so all of our stoves have been extra busy!

On a happier note, we had the back half of our roof replaced this week. Our friend who is in ICU bought the roofing supplies for us last year, and was going to work on replacing it until he got very sick with cancer. Thankfully, we were able to find someone who would fix the roof for a good price. It rained last night and no leaks!! We can now put the buckets away! :)

More happy news -I would like to wish my mom a happy birthday today!! I have such a wonderful mom. She is so talented. She can quilt, sew, crochet, paint, etc. I'm going to have to take some pictures of some of the things she's made so I can show you just how talented she is! More important than that, though, is her love, care and kindness, and her desire to raise her children to love the Lord! She and Dad made my childhood a very happy one. I have wonderful memories. They're not based around fancy vacations or expensive gifts, but just being together.

Before I go, I'd like to tell you to go to and print out a $1.00 off coupon on V8 V-fusion juice. Katie and I like it a lot, but I don't usually get it unless it's on sale.

I hope you all will have a wonderfully blessed weekend.



  1. Hi Melanie,
    Isn't it great that we have church families to care for and minister to each other when someone has needs!! I am sure your mom rejoices to see and know you as a pastor's wife--who supports him and cares for your church family.
    God Bless,

  2. Yes, our church families are a blessing. I have received many meals in the past years. My girls and I have prepared many meals. One of God's greatest gifts our Church Family...

    Thanks for posting..

  3. So sorry to hear about your church friends. And wish your mother a very happy birthday from one of your blog buddies!


  4. Sorry to hear about your friends. That's hard. Happy Birthday to your mom though, and thanks for the coupon info.

  5. Hi Melanie,
    So sorry to hear about your friends. It's so nice that the church family is surrounding them with love and care.

    Happy Birthday to your Mom! I hope she enjoys her special day!!

    That's nice that your roof is taken care of. We had our roof done last summer, and are so thankful that it's now safe for all weather!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  6. Happy birthday to your mother! And what a wonderful mother you had and I see you being one to Katie.

    I am so sorry about the friends who are sick at your church. Prayers to them.

    Good luck on your roof.


  7. Happy Birthday to your mom - she is blessed to have a daughter who appreciates all she can do and all she has done!

  8. Thanks for the coupon, we love V-8 products! Happy Birthday to your mom!! I can't wait to see your pictures of the things she's made. Does she live very close to you? Will you be getting together with her, maybe a party or go out to dinner or something? You are truly so blessed to have parents who followed the Lord and raised you that way, too.

  9. Hi Melanie ~ So sorry to hear about your friends...such a blessing to spend time and share prayers with your church family...being there for one another is so very important!

    A very special Happy Birthday to your mother...sounds like a such a wonderful mother~daughter much to be thankful for and such cherished memories that you both must have and will continue to make!

    Sweet and simple blessings for your weekend! Hugs ~ Teri

  10. H1! your church sounds close to minister to those sick and help their families. tell your mom that we send birthday wishes. she sounds so talented . have a good weekend. rose

  11. Please do show us all the things your mother does....I would love to see them...and wishing she had a great birthday and many more. Trish

  12. Hi, Melanie~

    I'm sorry to hear about your friends. I am uplifting them in prayer! How wonderful it is that you have such a wonderful church family that pulls together when they are needed!



  13. thanks for your comment on my blog re playhouse. i"m certain our grandchild will try to wear it out. have a good evening. Rose

  14. Hi Melanie how wonderful your mom is so talented! I can do all the things she can but I cannot paint. Well I can but I never really got into it, but I do want to try it again someday.
    Happy bleated birthday to her. Sounds like you're a busy girl this week. Thankfully I won't have to worry about my roof leaking in my lifetime I would not think since we have a tile roof. I really like these tile roofs.
    I know you said you live simply, I have been thinking of that since you said that. I used to live much simpler then I do now and somehow those seem like the good ole days, but yet I hate the times in which we live and ask God why we are here at this time? I know as Christians we must be here for a reason. I do believe it's so we can work harder to spread Gods word through this difficult time in our country and around the world.
    Have a great day whatever it is you're doing today! God Bless Hugs

  15. Melanie, Happy Birthday to your MOM. Many Prayers being said for all those in need. Blessings,

  16. Hello dear friend,
    Sorry I haven't been by in a long while. Life has been very busy with work (THANK YOU JESUS!) and other things, and my computer is really acting up; it turns off out of the blue. Just gets too hot. :)

    Anyway, I've missed ya.

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful Mom!

    Have a terrific week and I hope you had a nice blogging break.



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