“Wings of the Morning”, a Forte Friday post

"Wings of the Morning" . . .The early morning hours. . . The early morning hours. . . no television. . . no radio. . . no distractions. . . no one else up yet. . . I have commented and written in my daily devotional journal about how I love the solitude of the early morning hours.  Me, my Bible, and my Father. I began to read in Psalm 139. The phrase, "wings of the morning", jumped out at me! This phrase, this verse, caused me to ponder how Awesome our Heavenly Father is. He is always there . . . even in the "wings of the morning"! Why we need "Wings of the Morning" . . .the "hustle and bustle". . . It's December 1st. We have entered the season of Christmas, and the "hustle and bustle" of the upcoming weeks will take over some of the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Mama, and “To Mama with Love”

(L to R) Back Row--Candace, Jeri, Jason, Trey Front Row--Amber, Me, Mama) Today is Mama's 93rd Birthday!!! Mama is 93 years old today! She's been saying for six months that she's "93", but in reality, she did not cross that marker until today, January 6th:) Because of the threat of a winter storm coming to central Arkansas, we decided on Wednesday (Jan. 4) that we would get together instead of waiting until today. And, just as the weather forecasts had indicated, we did get snow this morning. We began planning on Tuesday. I baked the white birthday cake, and Victoria frosted it. Didn't she do a great job? It was a hit for sure! We ALL loved it! And, all the girls at Candace's shop signed a card for Mama:) She was so touched by that! … [Read more...]