WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Sunday, July 4, 2010

TEN BALL ROMAN CANDLES

XOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS





TEN  BALL  ROMAN  CANDLES

OOOOH  AND  AHHHHH

SO  PRETTY...

LIGHTING  UP  THE  DARK  SKY

ONE  GLORIOUS  BALL 

AFTER  THE  OTHER

WE  WERE  ALWAYS

ALLOWED  TO  HOLD  THEM

NO  ONE  EVER  REPORTED  A

PROBLEM  NOR  DID  WE  EVER

HAVE  ANY  PROBLEMS

HOLDING  THEM.....NOW

THIS  WAS HMMMMM

40  PLUS  YEARS  AGO





THE  FIRECRACKER  STAND

WAS  CLOSED.  THE 

FIRECRACKERS  THAT

WERE  BOUGHT  AT  DIS-

COUNT  WERE  PACKED

IN  THE  BOAT  AS  WE

PULLED  OUT  OF

THE  DRIVEWAY  FOR

OUR  2  WEEK  VACATION

AT  EAGLE  ROCK,  MISSOURI.

EVERY  YEAR  AND  EVERY

HOLIDAY,  WE  CAMPED  IN

  A  TENT  AT  EAGLE  ROCK,

MISSOURI.

(SOME  OF  THE  BEST

BASS  FISHING  IN  THE

WORLD.)





IT  WAS  TRADITION,  THAT

EVERY  NIGHT  UNTIL  WE

RAN  OUT  OF  FIRECRACKERS

WE  WOULD  SET  THEM  OFF

AT  THE  WATERS  EDGE  AND

GIVE  THE  WHOLE  CAMP-

GROUND  A  BEAUTIFUL

SHOW.  THEY  WOULD  CLAP

AND  OOOOOOOOOOH

AND  AHHHHHHHHH

AS  THE  DARK  SKY  WAS

A  BLAZE  WITH  COLOR.




TEN  BALL  ROMAN  CANDLES

WE  WOULD  COUNT  THE  BALLS

AS  THEY  SHOT  OUT  THE  END.....

1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10...










ONE...






TWO...





THREE...





FOUR...





FIVE...

I  HEARD  SOMEONE 

SCREAMING,  A  LOUD  BOOM,

AND  I  COULD  NOT  HEAR

ANYTHING  BUT  I  THOUGHT

MY  HAND  WAS  GONE.

IT  HAD  GONE  DARK...

THERE  WAS  CONFUSION...

AND  MY  MOTHER  AND  DADDY

CAME  RUNNING  AND  PUT  MY

HAND  IN  THE  COOL  LAKE.

THE  CAMP  GROUND  GREW

QUIET.

MY  HEARING  CAME  BACK

OVER

THE  NEXT  COUPLE  OF  DAYS

AND  I  ONLY  HAD  POWDER

BURNS  ON  MY  HANDS.





FROM  THAT  DAY  ON

MY  MOTHER  BECAME

AN  ADVOCATE  FOR

NOT  HOLDING  ANY

OF  THE  FIREWORKS.

WHEN  THE  SEASON

CAME  FOR  THE  FIRE-

CRACKER  STAND  SHE 

TOLD  EVERYONE.






TODAY  IS  THE  FOURTH

OF  JULY.

WE  CELEBRATE

OUR

INDEPENDENCE.

I  ALSO  CELEBRATE

THAT  I  AM  A

CHRISTIAN.

WE  ALL  KNOW  THAT  THIS

COUNTRY'S

INDEPENDENCE  WAS  OBTAINED

AT  A  HUGE  COST.

I  HAVE  HEARD  FOR  YEARS

THAT  OUR  ETERNAL

SALVATION  IS  A

FREE  GIFT.

THIS  IS  TRUE  BUT  JESUS

WILLINGLY  PAID  A

TREMENDOUS  PRICE  FOR

OUR  SALVATION.....

IT  REQUIRES  ACTION  ON

OUR  PART.

WE  WILLINGLY  HAVE  TO

ACCEPT  OUR  SALVATION

IN  FAITH

AND

REPENT  OF  OUR

SINS  AND  THEN

LIVE  A  PLEASING

LIFE  TO  GOD.

PEOPLE  DON'T  REALIZE

THAT...

GOSSIPING...(WELL  I  AM

JUST  TELLING  YOU  THIS...

FOR  YOUR  OWN  GOOD...

SO  YOU  WILL  KNOW  HOW

  SHE/HE  TREATS  PEOPLE...

CAN

YOU  BELIEVE  IT...YOU  DON'T

REALLY  WANT  TO  BE  FRIENDS

WITH  HER)...OR  THE

"I  HEARD"

OR

"THEY  SAID"

OR

"IT  IS  OKAY  TO  TELL

ME...I  HAVE  A  FRIEND

JUST  LIKE  THAT")

AND  THE  NEXT  THING

YOU  KNOW...YOU  ARE  BEING

NASTY  TO  SOMEONE  YOU

REALLY  LIKE  BUT  FALSE

GOSSIP  WAS  SPREAD......

ISN'T  IT  SO  VERY  SAD  WHAT

WE  DO  TO  PEOPLE.

WE  THINK  OF  MURDERERS, 

THIEVES,  AND  KILLERS  AS

THE  WORSE  SINNERS  BUT

THEN  YOU  ARE  JUDGING

WHAT  SINS  ARE  THE  WORSE

AND  I  WOULD  NEVER  WANT

TO  STAND  WHERE  GOD

STANDS.

GOSSIP  MURDERS  PEOPLE...

IT  CAUSES  THE  PERSON

WE  ARE  STANDING  IN

JUDGMENT  OF  TO  LIVE

A  LIFE  OF  ISOLATION,

AS  AN  OUTCAST...

AND  TO  NEVER  TRUST

ANYONE  AGAIN.



TO  THOSE  OF  YOU  WHO

ARE  HURTING  AND  FEEL

YOU  ARE  ALL  ALONE,

I  WILL  LEAVE  YOU  WITH

TWO  THOUGHTS

THIS  NEW

INDEPENDENCE  DAY:


"WHAT  LIES  BEHIND  US

AND  WHAT  LIES  BEFORE  US

ARE  TINY  MATTERS

COMPARED  TO  WHAT  LIES

WITHIN  US."

~RALPH  WALDO  EMERSON



I  CALL  ON  YOU,

O  GOD,

FOR  YOU  WILL

ANSWER  ME;

GIVE  EAR  TO  ME

AND  HEAR  MY

PRAYER.

~PSALM  17:6


THE  CHILD  OF  GOD  HAS

ONLY  ONE  DREAD---TO

OFFEND  HIS  FATHER;

ONLY  ONE  DESIRE---TO

PLEASE  AND  DELIGHT

IN  HIM.

~CHARLES  BRIDGES


TAKE  HEART  DEAR  FRIEND.

YOU  ARE  NOT  ALONE.

JESUS  IS  THERE  WHEN

  THOSE  TEN  BALL

ROMAN  CANDLES  BLOW  UP.

JESUS  LOVES  YOU

AND  SO  DO  I.  YOU  ARE

IN  MY  PRAYERS.

HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE


8 comments:

Kathy said...

Hello Debbie, Wow! What a story - so glad you weren't seriously hurt. I appreciate you sharing your faith! It means a lot to me and I hope you reach a needing heart! I too have many family members waiting for me in Heaven - they just make it all the more sweeter.
I hope you have a terrific Fourth of July! God Bless America!
I am hosting a new blog party, Victoria - A Return to Loveliness,
I hope you stop by,
God Bless,
Kathy
Happy Pink Saturday!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Have a Glorious Fourth of July, Debbie.
Keep the FireCrackers out of reach and the Messages of this Post close to your Heart!
Thanks for visiting on this July 4th!

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a beautiful post dear Debbie. You did not go to church, you say, but you sure did witness to the Lord today. Yes my son is a real chef, but he does not work at it. He went to Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. I wish some day he would come back here and open a restaurant. Thanks for stopping by.
QMM

Catharina Maria said...

Yes I know I am to late , wish you a happy 4th of July .
And a little bit of pink for this day !
love ♥RINI♥

Marianne@Songbird said...

I hope you had a lovely fourth of July! And that you are having a nice and happy Summer.

Cindy said...

Nice post, Debbie!You brought tears to my eyes with your precious message.

I like your memories, too. Things are sure different today. In Colorado, it's legal to sell firecrackers, etc but illegal for the buyer to light them if they leave the ground. This was loosely enforced tonight because it poured buckets.
Blessings~Cindy

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Debbie!

So nice to meet you!

I hope you had a happy and safe 4th! Thanks so much for the beautiful comment you left on my blog.

A great book to get if you're interested in crazy quilting is "The Crazy Quilt Handbook" the revised 2nd edition, by Judith Baker Montano.

You asked about the name on my banner...I really like beads, so when it came to picking out a name, but husband came up with Beedeebabee. It's beady baby, just spelled funny!

I'm very sorry about your beautiful Amy, Sweetie. That's so heartbreaking. xo

Paulette

Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Debbie,,,I missed you and saw your name at smiling sally's just now so here I am... How is everything ??? I do pray it is smoother for you now and hope to hear from you too. Your post is awesome as always Sweetie and its soooo good to know your still here after the last we visited you were on your way to the doctors, wasn't it. That was in an email from you a few months back. Anyhoo's Just thinking of you...
Blessings and Hugs Dena