Thimble Thoughts: April 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

This is Bruce at our Valentine Banquet. We had a western theme and rented a mechanical bull for fun. Doesn't he look good up there?? This picture was taken by Sis April Rollins. Thank you, April!

We had dinner at my mother-in-law's home today. This side of our family hasn't been together in a couple of months. We were going to get together at Easter but Marie (Bruce's Mom) was very sick. Too sick to be cooking and entertaining. So she postponed it for a later date and today was that day. I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pictures to share. BUMMER! We had a really nice time though and there was a lot of laughter and funny stories being told about their childhood. My husband and his brothers were crazy little boys. What a great book their stories would make!

We had good services today. The Daughters of Faith sang tonight and did a wonderful job. I've had the opportunity to help Sis Carolyn work with these girls and I'm so proud of them.

Now that testing is over, the rest of our school year will be more relaxed. I'm glad of that.

Bruce bought me some new needles for my sewing machine so I'm hoping to get some sewing done this week. My goal is to do some mending and to finish a project I started for someone.


Saturday, April 29, 2006


Bruce and I got up this morning and went out for a while. We stopped at the Honda dealership and looked at motorcycles and scooters. Not the push scooters...The gas powered scooters. I didn't know they made big scooters like the ones we saw today. We had been looking at motorcycles and I told Bruce that this particular one was ugly and he told me it was a scooter. When I found out it was a scooter, it was cute. But as a motorcycle, not so much. We weren't planning on buying anything like that, but it was just something different to do that we don't normally do. It's fun looking anyway.

We had Tex-Mex at the Rohrer home tonight. As usual, it was EXCELLENT. We've decided to open our own restaurant and serve nothing BUT tex-mex. We actually played with some ideas and honestly, we were joking, but our ideas were so good! I think we could have a great restaurant.

We played Marbles and the guys won tonight. But next time, we'll get 'em!

My mother-in-law invited us over for Sunday dinner so we'll be over there tomorrow and maybe I'll have some pictures to share the next time I post.

Hope you all have a great Sunday and special services at church.

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Friday, April 28, 2006

The Best Things In Life Are Free....NOT!

Today we took a field trip to Granard Middle School where Sister Dawn Dover, a member of our church, is the music teacher. She was directing a production of the Wizard of Oz and asked that our homeschoolers please come. It was really sweet of her to invite us to watch this all time favorite story. They did a very good job! Thanks, Sis Dawn, for inviting us!!

Hannah and I cleaned up the house a little bit and started getting ready for the Mother & Daughter Banquet. The theme was The Best Things In Life Are Free...NOT!

Mom and Sis Ava(our pastor's wife) sang a song about being a senior that went to the tune of Jesus Loves Me. It was so hilariously funny. Mom was wearing a gray wig and when they got to the part about ...Yes, Clairol helps me...she pulled off the wig and we all cracked up. Everyone knows my mother and Mrs. Clairol are very good friends. So that was funny.

Amanda Fox and I did a skit I wrote about a woman who has her credit card bill and can't understand why her charges are so high. She calls the CC company (Masterofyourwallet) and gets the automated voice on the other end. I was hiding in a room with a microphone so you couldn't see me, but you could hear me doing the automated voice. It was funny.

Betty Jean Spangler sang a song that was really pretty. I had never heard it before and I can't remember the name of it, but it really was moving.

Then Sis Ava spoke to us on our theme. Mom took notes and so I'm going to use her notes to give you an idea of what Sis Ava spoke to us about:

Salvation is not free...Christ gave His life.
Godly family is not free. A heavy price is paid for a godly family.
Do you have a longing in your heart to have a godly family? Ephesians 5:21
SUBMIT to God first, not my will, but thine.
SUBMIT to God and then others.
Build your home and teach your children the WORD of God, Deuteronomy 6:7, that's all the time. I was glad to see her use that verse because at the NCDNPE they have the name of our school as Deuteronomy 6:7 Homeschool.
Choose whom ye shall serve.
Walk right in your own house.
Enjoy the blessings that come from having a godly home.
Take time to build friendships.
Be a loyal friend forever. True to the end.
Walk with Christ every day.
Totally jump into serving Christ with your whole heart.
Be a testimony everywhere you go as a woman of God.

Thank you, Sis Ava for a great Mother & Daughter Banquet. We love you!

Here are pictures from our day. Because of lighting, some of the ones from the play are a little dark. And the very large flowers you see in the Banquet pictures were made by our very own Sis Janet Poston, our wonderful church secretary. GREAT JOB, SIS JANET!!!

Harrison being silly.
Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!
Hannah praying for the play. No, not really. She just shut her eyes right when I took the picture. :)

My son Justin and Caleb
Jamie crossing his eyes.
I'd turn back if I were you scene.
Dorothy wakes from her dream
Sis Dawn gets a tube of oreo cookies and boquet of balloons from her Mom and Dad.....Awww, that's so sweet!
Homeschoolers gather around Sis Dawn to say thanks!

Sis Crystal
Sis Parris and daughter Katie..and Sis Vondie's finger.
Pretty tables
Let's EAT!
Sis Amanda getting dessert
Sweet Sis Jennie
Sister Church and Sister Werling. These are the two ladies that Hannah works with at the Rest Home Ministry when she goes with Paw Paw Birt
Sis Brenda(in the middle), Monica(left) and Preacher wife friend
Sis Pam and Nicole
Sis Rebecca
Mom in her wig
Sis Ava and Mom singing their song
Betty Jean
Sis Ava speaking to us
Sis Missy...our hair dresser. Today was National Beautician Day and Sis Ava gave Sis Missy this pretty bowl with flowers in it.
Mom's pretty flowers in a pretty tea pot. She collects tea pots.
Susan and Ally. This is the new foster mother in our church I was telling you about and her daughter.
My sister in law, Jenny, niece Jessica and her friend, Jodie
Me and Hannah
Mrs. Marlett and her daughter in law, Jessica

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Not Much To Tell

We have finished testing for the week. I'm glad of that. I always like testing week but I like it best when it's over.

I had some things to do today and when we came home and ate supper, Hannah and I went to the church to help with the decorating for our Mother & Daughter banquet tomorrow night. It looks so pretty. I'll have pictures for you tomorrow night.

Bruce had to work last weekend, which is something he hasn't had to do in a while. The rumor around work was that he was going to have to work this weekend too. But he was told last night that he would not. SO! I'm going to feel somewhat guilty going to the banquet. But I'm looking forward to being there with Mom and Hannah.

Well, that was it for today. No funny stories. No funny cartoons. Goodnight!


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New Housing for New Orleans

OK, I'm not making fun of the Katrina victims, but you have to admit that this is comical. Come on.....I know you're laughing.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Battling The Flesh Over The Fruit

This is a difficult post for me today because it exposes my fleshly faults. One thing that I have battled, probably my entire life, is my temper. I feel like it's a losing battle some days and today was one of those days. I found myself seeking forgiveness from the Lord because I let my temper get the best of me. Then I found myself seeking forgiveness from the one I hurt with my words and attitude. They know that I love them, which made the hurt so much harder to bare for both of us. The Bible warns us about the works of the flesh in Galatians 5:19-21, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Instead of cultivating the works of the flesh, we should be weeding them out of our spiritual garden where the Fruits of the Spirit should be growing. Galatians 5:22-26,"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperence: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."

Anger Never Pays
When I have lost my temper
I have lost my reason, too
I'm never proud of anything
Which angrily I do.
When I have walked in anger
And my cheeks are flaming red,
I have always uttered something
That I wish I hadn't said.
In anger I have never done
A kindly deed, or wise,
But many things for which I know
I should apologize.
In looking back across my life
And all I've lost or made,
I can't recall a single time
When fury ever paid.


My Signature

I wanted you all to see the signature that my friend Kellie Ross made for me. She knows I love thimbles and she knows my life verse is IITimothy 2:15 so she incorporated those things together to make this beautiful signature for me. Thanks, Kellie. I love it!


Monday, April 24, 2006


Something was wrong on Blogger today but eventually it was up and working. BTW, if you read Saturday's post and saw that Justin's pictures weren't there, that happened as a result of whatever was going on with Blogger and I didn't want to take the time to put them back on. I'm just glad it's working now. He's a member of Teens-4-Christ and has a blog there but you have to be a member to comment. He was having trouble figuring out how to post his pictures on Teens-4-Christ so he decided to do a blogger account just for pictures. So if you'd like to see his pictures you can go to Justin's Pictures. He won't be posting anything on there except pictures but feel free to comment if you wish. A lot of them were a tad blurry because he had to Xtra-zoom in on them, but you can still tell what they are.

Today we started our end of grade testing. This was the first year that Hannah and Justin were able to test at the same time. Of course they had different tests, but the format was the same. It made testing so much easier and we were able to spend less time on it. That was nice.

The other night I was locked in the hosue, sitting on the couch working on the blog and I heard our cat screech. My first thought was You crazy cat. Who are you fighting with? But then the answer came to me in a most unexpected way. The smell of pure NASTY came creeping up my nose and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Tom had been fighting with a skunk. I opened the door and looked outside and sure enough he was going crazy out there trying to get the smell out of his nose. Now, you would think he would learn his lesson about attacking a black animal with a white stripe down his back. But nooooooooooo, he didn't. He was sprayed again last night. I sure hope he's not stubborn because I don't think I could take another night of that. SHEWWweeeeee!


Sweet Sweet Spirit

Good news! I lost five pounds this week. Yay!

Here's the outfit Mom bought me yesterday. I just love that shimmery green. Thanks Mom.
I need to straighten the pics on my wall, don't I? :)

There was a sweet spirit in our services today. I just love it when you see and feel the presence of the Lord in the service. The very core of your soul is touched and moved beyond this world. One of the things I love about my Pastor is that he doesn't keep a schedule during the worship service. We have a certain order of first, second, next...but sometimes, like today, you just have to forget what comes next and let God do what HE needs to do in the life and hearts of the people. There were several that testified, several that got their salvation settled, and the altars were full of people taking their burdens to the Lord or simply kneeling to thank him for how good He is.

I had toddler nursery in the evening service but watched the service on the monitor. The service had been moving much like the morning service with testimonies and people going to the altar. Pastor called a little girl out of the baby nursery to be brought before the church. She's three weeks old and the first foster child of Brother Mike and Sister Susan McCurry. A beautiful little girl that needs the love and attention that I know she'll receive from this sweet family. Pastor asked those that had adopted children or had foster expereience to come and pray over this baby and this family. It was so sweet. When the prayer had ended, Pastor held this little girl and walked her through the congregation so they could see this small life that could possibly grow up to be a great Christian woman one day. It made me thankful for my children and our Christian homelife. Please pray for this family and this little girl. And all of the children that will come in and out of this home in the months and maybe even years to come.

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Is Chivalry Dead?

As I said yesterday, Justin had plans with Teens-4-Christ to go to the Columbia Zoo. His best friend, Jeremy, joined the group a couple of days ago and was also going. He was going to have his mother drop him off here and I was going to take the boys to Brother Randy and Sis Kellie's home at 8:30 this morn. They live about 15 minutes away. This morning I woke up to a phone call from Jeremey at 6:00. The conversation went something like this:

Mrs. Morrow?
This is Jeremy.
Hi Jeremy.
Are you asleep?
(Not Now!)Um, no.
Well, I just wanted you to know that I was on my way. I'll be there in a few minutes.
OK, I'll wake Justin and he can greet you at the door....

So Jeremy got here and they went next door to the yard sale. Hannah went too. She found a tea pot for mom and a lava lamp and sandals for herself. She was pleased. Anyway, I took the boys to Brother Randy and Sis Kellie's home and there were already a couple of teens there. After we said our goodbyes I decided I would stop at Grandpa's Store on the way home and get one of those new Diet Dr. Pepper Berries and Cream. I often say I have Lucille Ball days and today was one of those days. It had been raining and I had on a pair of sandals with slick bottoms. When I walked in the store I took about five steps and my feet flew out from under me. My first thought was, oh dear!, and my reaction was to grab for something to hold on to so I wouldn't hit the floor. But the only thing there was a rack on the end isle with little debbie cakes and Lance Crackers on it. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen them. Anyhow, It was a very unsuccssful attempt and I hit the floor taking Little Debbies and crackers with me. I just sat there in my humiliation when the man at the counter turned and said, "Well...Darlin'." Then I cracked up and had to laugh. But did he offer to help a lady up? Nope. Is chivalry dead? Oh well. I still got my berries and cream soda.

I went shopping with my mother and there were no tragic events. She did buy me a beautiful suit and jewelry set for church. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow. We shared a lot of laughs and giggles. We found some paint at Lowe's for her kitchen. It's going to be so pretty when it's painted. We chose a sand color because she likes Palm trees and pineapples and has the dishes and place mats and all that stuff.

We came home in time for me to eat lunch with Hannah and Harrison and then we left for a birthday party. Our SS teacher's daughter turned 2. She's a cutie pie.

Brother RJ and Sis Liz were getting ready to leave and needed me to move my car so they could get out. I figured I would just turn around in the yard and let them out and then park facing going out of the driveway, but as I was turning in the grass I realized the car was slowing down and eventually wouldn't move. I was stuck. Stuck in mud! Mr. Corriveau, Brother Ted and Brother Ken worked effortlessly to get my car out of the mud. Finally they had a plan that worked. They tied a cable from my car to Mr. Corriveau's van and pulled it right out. I was so thankful. You have no idea. I was just happy my front end wasn't torn apart. You have to know Brother Ken to understand that. Hehe. Just kidding, Brother Ken. I really do appreciate them working so hard to get my car out of the mud.

So I guess the answer to my question is No, chivalry is NOT dead. Thanks, guys.

Justin got back from the zoo sometime after 6:00 and told me all about his day. Here are some pictures from his trip followed by pics from Naomi's birthday:

The Birthday girl.

Baby Sam and Sis Liz

Blowing out candle.

Enjoying cake and ice cream.


Justin....One of the young men in our church and cousin to Naomi.

Caleb enjoying a cupcake.

Jamie...another young man in our church and cousin to Naomi.


Naomi playing with her Koosh ball.

Harrison blowing bubbles at the party.

Yard damage from getting stuck in the mud.

Muddy car.

Bruce getting the mud off. Thanks, hon.

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