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Fourth of July Weekend

On Saturday morning, we went to our local farmer's market. I have never been to it before. Steve has been several times to get us vegetables and meat. We had the best time! It was so fun to see all the beautiful fruits, vegetables and flowers. There were enough cats and dogs there to keep the girls entertained. We came home and had a fruit and vegetable lunch. Steve fried us some delicious eggplant and squash. Of course, I am sure all the nutrition was gone the second they hit the Fry Daddy.

There was a sweet woman there giving away kittens. I came VERY close to letting Emily have this one. This was her first time to hold a cat!

Saturday night, we over to Kelly and Scott's to help celebrate Scott's Dad's birthday. We had a great time and enjoyed great food!!! Happy Birthday Billy Don!

I have thought so much this weekend about our nation. I am so proud to live in the U.S.A. I am thankful for the men and women who have fought for our freedom.
But, I am sad about how our country is falling away from the Christian principles we were founded on. I made a commitment this weekend to pray for America for the next twenty weeks. My favorite preacher, Dr. Charles Stanley, issued this challenge last week.
We must pray and then back our prayer up with Godly living.

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."


Lauren said…
Your girls are precious in their outfits.... Looks like a fabulous weekend!!!!! :)
Melissa said…
Hi Laurie,

I have read your blog for a long time and feel like I know you!!

I am so glad to hear your mention Dr. Stanley's challenge to pray for our nation. I work at In Touch Ministries in Atlanta. I will let Dr. Stanley know you are praying!!!

I just love you and your family and hope you have a blessed summer.

Kelly said…
We got interrupted and I never got to finish hearing about Dr. Stanley's sermon.
We loved having ya'll Sat night.
And I HAVE to go to the farmers market this weekend!
Jacquie said…
I totally agree with you on the way that our Country is going!! It's heavy on my heart as well.
Katie said…
I also have followed your blog via Kelly for some time. You have adorable girls and as a mother of girls...I'm a sucker for all of those sweet hair bows and outfits. Thanks for bringing attention to Dr. Stanley's challenge. I'll join the praying challenge!
Tracy said…
I love the fresh flowers!
Mrs. Valente said…
I have to find a farmer's market...STAT. My mouth is watering!:)
Jill said…
Those veggies look yummy! I need to go to the Farmers Market.

I'm afraid for our nation...joining you in prayer!
Hautemama said…
We have a farmer's market in our little town...I'm gonna have to check it out!
Mary Avery said…
You look so cute in your yellow shirt at the farmer's market! I love our farmer's market here and I've missed it while I've been gone! The girls looked so cute for the 4th!
Melissa said…

If you would like,I can send you the verses Dr. Stanley gave us in chapel. These are the specific ones he asked us to pray over the next 140 days. Please let me know and I can email them!

Tara G. said…
As I was looking at your market pictures, I remembered the one I walked by today on they way to the metro- whole dead fish, eyes bulging, dried and standing on tails in a box! UGH! We lived in Monterey, CA for 15 months and loved visiting the market there, too- it's great to get fresh things without having to slave over them outside yourself! ha!
Shelley said…
Love your flowers and LOVE your new blog look!!! Oh and thanks for sharing your apple cake recipe, I will have to compare it to my Mi-ma's :)
Sheila said…
Hey Laurie! First time I have commented or even visited! But I wanted to tell you Charles Stanley is one of my favorites too and I watched him Sun. morn. I too committed to praying for our country every day. Praying for God to open our eyes and our leader's eyes to the truth!

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