Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Monday!!

I hope everyone is having a good Monday!! My team won yesterday! Go Chiefs!! Win or Lose I do good anymore!! If we lose I say Bummer! and just keep on going...
It is starting to look a little more like fall around here!! The leaves are starting to get a tinge of the changing colors in them. It is getting a little cooler, too! I love that!!
The picture above doesn't look like fall and when my family sees this they will say this looks like what Mom likes in flowers and pictures!! I love soft romantic pastel colors like these!
I do like all the pretty fall colors, too!! We have a beautiful pin oak in our front yard that we planted when we moved here 17 years ago. It looked like a stick,everybody told me it was dead! To pull it up or dig it up and throw it away!! For two years it looked like a stick in the ground and every one was having a fit that I kept it.
But I said No, we are NOT pulling it up!! I am going to pray over this tree and ask God to breathe life into it and it will live and be beautiful!! I prayed all the time over this poor little looking stick and nothing happened for the longest time!! Everyone was saying plant a new tree!!
But in the third spring there were little buds on the stick and they turned into a few leaves and each and every year it grew and grew and now it it taller then my house and SO beautiful!!
I will have Kelly take a picture of it this week and post it so you can see, too!! This really built my faith up!! If God can do this for us, on a little dried out stick of a tree think what He can do to change Hearts and Lives to serve Him!! He can be our Redeemer, Savior, and Healer ! He is just wating to change your life!! If you are all dried up and need a touch from Him today, He is ready to breathe new life into you!!


Denise said...

Happy Monday to you dear one, this was such a lovely post. I am glad your team won this weekend, go chiefs!! My team lost, boo hoo!! I love you grams.

Sandi said...

Yes God will do just the same for us. It many take time like your trees 2 years but beauty will come.

Melanie said...

I'm glad your team won. Of course-my team lost. Although it was closer than we expected it to be.
I also love fall and can't wait to see the pictures of your beautiful tree! Love you bunches!

(PS- thanks again for posting about my birthday. I had several people stop by from your blog to wish me a happy birthday. Thank you!)

Mary said...


A beautiful testimony to how the Lord can work in our lives. You kept the faith and were rewarded. I would love to see a photo of that tree sometime if you get a chance to take one.

Have a marvelous Monday.

Baba's Blog said...

Good morning Carolyn, This is a wonderful story about your tree and your faith in it to survive.....Have a great Monday.... Baba

Linda said...

Happy Monday to you. Glad your team won. Mine did too!!! We are now #6 in the country. Loved your tree story and look forward to the pictures. Have a good week.

Julie said...

Glad your team won. Don't know what the Bears did yesterday. Last I saw they were winning....who knows:)
I love to see the trees turn colors in the fall. Best time of the year!!
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Melli said...

We have a pin oak in the side yard! Ours was just a stick when we got it too -- Derek won it in a 1 Mile Turkey Trot when he was just 6 years old! I had NO idea what a pin oak was - and we didn't have the internet back then - so I just watered it and told it to grow -- and it did! Ours is quite large now too! They are fun trees! And QUITE charming!

Anonymous said...

You entwined the growth of your tree and the testimony of God's work so beautifully. I love pastels and flowers! They just seem to jump and say "happiness" when I see them.

Beautiful post.

Donetta said...

That is the truth I have watched so many things like that. This (the Bible says) is what we are supposed to talk about:) All the thing we have seen in Him and through Him. I am so glad you shared this

Anonymous said...

happy monday to you too. and im glad that your team won.

i love reading your posts they are lovely!!!

PEA said...

Happy Monday to you too my friend:-) I love the story of your tree, I always say never give up on a plant because there's always some life in it if you only give it a chance...and have God's help!! xox

Hootin'Anni said...

Well now, if I'd gone a bit further, I could see that you wrote about the Chiefs already.

I can't wait to see the photo of your oak tree. [they are one of my favorite trees --so big and stately]

Have a great day dear lady.