Wordless Wednesday-Meet Precious - 11/26/08 02:12 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all Active Rain friends & amazing Active Rain Community builders! Wish you all much love and blessings! - 11/25/08 10:18 PM
Life is so much sweeter with a friend
Pat has found many amazing friends here on Active Rain so she is counting her many blessings this holiday season and those blessings include all of YOU!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL
May your day be filled with lots of love, smiles, warm hugs , the joy and laughter you could ever want.
To all the women in "Active Rain" Friends and Strangers Welcome - 11/22/08 02:51 AM
THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN MY LIFE( I HOPE EACH OF YOU KNOW WHO YOU
ARE AND HOW SPECIAL AND DEAR EACH ONE OF YOU IS TO ME!!!! (big smile AND WAVE!)
BECAUSE EVEN IF I DON'T KNOW YOU YET, YOU ARE STILL SPECIAL! BECAUSE YOU'RE YOU!
Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do. Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT......... Sisters
740 Wyndhurst Dr. Lynchburg-1428 Sq ft. 2BR*2.5BA townhouse $158,800 - 11/21/08 11:26 PM
Watch a virtual tour of this spotless home
$90 Association Fee includes:
Grounds,Exterior, and Road maintenance
Snow removal and Parking
Built in 2002
These are the links for the different school districts for this property
SANDUSKY MIDDLE SCHOOL
HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
The bell tolls for thee! - 11/19/08 11:01 PM
I KNOW WHO I AMI am God's child (John 1:12)I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17 )I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)I am the salt & light of the earth ( Matt.5:13-14)I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant ( Phil.3:20)I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31
Poplar Forest-Va-Thomas Jefferson's(retreat) Come and explore, right in your own home. - 11/18/08 11:12 PM
This is Thomas Jefferson's retreat, where he enjoyed horseback riding, reading, and writing. The site is open, but is going through an extensive restoration and conservation
Historic home, Other, Farm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Address: P.O. Box 419 Lynchburg, VA
Tel: (434) 525-1806
BELOW ARE SEVERAL LINKS THAT GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT POPLAR FOREST IS LIKE
WORDLESS WEDNESDAY-HAD TO DO IT NOW (two hours into Wednesday)OK, I goofed but I'm not taking it down. Laugh with me instead. Thank YOU! - 11/18/08 01:02 AM
Thank you "ACTIVE RAIN COMMUNITY BUILDERS". We love it here!! I do believe the word is out about this great network! - 11/17/08 08:00 PM
Hi everyone-I don't know if you have all noticed or not but Active Rain's membership is growing in numbers by leaps and bounds. Since I'm the observant type and I don't miss much (right coach) I noticed as of the writing of this blog there are 120,523 members now on Active Rain.
Just a few short weeks ago it was only about 118,000 + members. I do believe the word is spreading like wildfire that this is the best place to be to maximize your on-line presence,learn a lot of important information as the education here is "top notch" from some of the
AMAZEMENT SQUARE'S 6TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES-November 21-23 2008 - 11/17/08 02:19 PM
Visit their "amazing" website(below) and you'll see how they got their name(simply amazing)
Stop by a Festival of Trees Open house to kick-off your holiday decorating and find gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people on your shopping list!
Bid on holiday trees,wreaths, and mantle pieces donated by local organizations and shop the selection of vendors offering high-quality unique gift items.
Entry to an Open House is $5.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Bring your little ones to Breakfast with Santa where they can have their picture taken with Santa and buy gifts for parents and grandparents in their
NEW LISTING-127 FALLING CREEK RD. AMHERST VA. 3BR 2 BA $139,900 - 11/16/08 04:40 AM
This 1994 Doublewide is situated on 6.36 acres
1568 sq ft with full basement
29N to Amherst. Take exit 60W. to right on Falling Creek. It is 12 miles from the Amherst Circle.
Maintenance free vinyl siding.
Mtn views in beautiful & scenic Amherst Co.
3 BR 2 BA Walk-in closets
TAKE A LOOK AT THE SLIDESHOW OF THIS PEACEFUL PARADISE WITH PLENTY OF PRIVACY
It is located in the Amherst Middle and High School District
Below are links for the schools
How a Panda grows - 11/13/08 09:26 PM
WATCHING THIS AMAZING TRANFORMATION
DAY 120 CUTE, HUH!
REMEMBER LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WITH REGRETS
SO LOVE THE PEOPLE WHO TREAT YOU RIGHT
FORGET ABOUT THE ONES THAT DON'T
AND BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON
IF YOU GET A CHANCE,
IF IT CHANGES YOUR LIFE
NOBODY SAID LIFE WOULD BE EASY
THEY JUST PROMISED IT WOULD BE WORTH IT
Wordless Wednesday-Hey it's still Wednesday"Better late than never" - 11/12/08 06:54 PM
Can you see him? Look closely and you will see him, because he's always there. - 11/10/08 01:10 AM
Can you see Jesus in this picture. Look closely!
INFLUENCING THOSE AROUND YOU
IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT THE GREATEST LOVE ANYONE CAN SHOW TO ANOTHER IS TO GIVE HIS LIFE FOR HIM. MOST PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THEY LOVE SO DEEPLY
UNFORTUNATELY, MANY DO NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE ASSIGNMENT OF LAYING DOWN ONE'S OPINIONS FOR THEIR LOVED ONES-THOUGH LESS DRAMATIC-IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT.
EVEN SKILLED DEBATERS MAY ALIENATE THEIR AUDIENCES INSTEAD OF WINNING THEM OVER. THE GENTLE, KINDHEARTED LISTENER MOST OFTEN INFLUENCES THOSE AROUND THEM
THAT IS PRECISELY THE TYPE OF PERSON YOU ARE CHALLENGED TO BE.
TODAY, BEGIN WITH PEACE. LIVE WITH PURPOSE. - 11/09/08 12:53 PM
When you begin your morning with a moment in God's presence, you find there's something different about your day. You seem to have more peace. More patience. More joy. More strength. A greater awareness of the blessings God is giving you.
Let your moments of Peace with God -Fill your day with glory so that you may have a grace filled day.
Now each and everyone of you go forth and spread that light to others everywhere you go. Try it.
IT'S POWERFUL! God Bless you
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips. Proverbs 24:26 - 11/09/08 12:43 PM
Most people would agree that honesty is the best policy-unless it is a honest critism. That kind of candor is often difficult to take. There are basically three ways people respond to criticism.
One is to find fault with the messenger(probably where the saying "Don't shoot the messenger came from").
Another is to internalize it so that it destroys their self esteem.(Not very good at all)
The third way is to bring the criticism to God and ask him to reveal the truth in it(This is the best way)In this way, you allow him to teach you and reveal blind spots
Slow Dance-Pass it on as a dying girls last request-Powerful! - 11/08/08 11:36 PM
This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer.She wants to see how many people get her poem.It is quite the poem. Please pass it on.This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital .
SLOW DANCEHave you ever watched kidsOn a merry-go-round?Or listened to the rainSlapping on the ground?Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?You better slow down.Don't dance so fast.Time is short.The music won't last.Do you run through each dayOn the fly?When you ask How are you?Do you hear the reply?When the day is doneDo
It takes the bitter and the sweet to make a life full and complete - 11/08/08 10:11 PM
Life is a mixture of sunshine and rain, Laughter and teardrops, pleasure and pain.
Low tides and high tides, mountains and plains, Triumphs , defeats and losses and gains.
But Always in All ways God's guiding and leading And He alone knows the things were most needing.
And when He sends sorrow or some dreaded affliction, Be assured that it comes with God's kind benediction.
And if we accept it as a Gift of his Love
We'll be showered with blessings from Our Father above.
A sure way to have a Happy Day - 11/08/08 09:50 PM
Happiness is something we create in our mind, It's not something you search for and so seldom find.
It's just waking up and beginning the day. By counting your blessings and kneeling to pray. It's giving up thoughts that breed discontent and accepting what comes as a "gift heaven-sent" It's giving up wishing for things we have not and making the best of whatever we've got. It's knowing that life is determined for us, and puruing our tasks without fret, fume or fuss. For it's by completing what God gives us to do that we find real contentment and happiness, too.
A little bit of downtown Lynchburg Va-Behind a Lynchburg hot spot for kids-Amazement Square - 11/08/08 08:09 PM
This is the sideway leading up to amazement square This is outback of amazement square
Man made geiser behind amazement square Our flag proudly waving
Scenery behind Amazement Square Scenery behind Amazement Square
HILLSIDE BEHIND AMAZEMENT SQUARE SKATEBOARD PARK IN PARKING LOT
My RE/Max life story by Pat Preston - 11/08/08 12:04 PM
RE/MAX 1st Olympic-My story begins with RE/MAX in 1999
RE/MAX International opened the doors for the future of real estate in 1973 with 21 real estate associates. To date the RE/MAX family has approximately one hundred seven thousand associate members. I became part of the RE/MAX family April 16, 1999 as a sales associate. The path to success was very scary and yet very clear to me as a newer Realtor. Inside the business establishment with many successful RE/MAX associates and brokers, I could see progress for the future. I worked as a sales associate for 3 years and was honored
Prayers Needed for the Maxwell Family - 11/08/08 11:39 AM
Hi Everyone-As most of you are probably already. Debe Maxwell's husband is in the hospital. He has a infection in his leg among some othere probably. So I ask all of you for spread the word. Because there is power in the word of prayer. It helped when some many of you prayed for her Mom a while back and it worked. So please do that again now for her and her husband Ray as they face this challenge. God Bless you
Below is the link to her story
God must allow it first - 11/08/08 02:28 AM
When God sends us something good, we welcome it. How can we complain when he sends us trouble
Though some of your experiences come as a result of your actions and other seem to occur randomly and without sense, nothing that happens to you is a surprise to God. He knows about each event and how it will effect you.
That does not mean he chooses troubles for you; he allows them and will most assuredly strengthen you to deal with them. Nothing in your life is beyond God's purpose for protection. He would never allow anything that
This is Part #2 of my previous blog. Here are some free things you can do as well - 11/07/08 11:46 PM
Free Ways to Help-I got this from the breast cancer site.
At The Breast Cancer Site, there are many free ways you can help women in need receive the gift of early breast cancer detection.
Click every day.
Did you know you can click once a day, every day at The Breast Cancer Site? That's 365 chances each year to help a woman in need get the gift of early detection!
Send a free e-card.
Use our free e-cards to tell everyone you know - friends, family, colleagues - about The Breast Cancer Site. The more people who click every
A simple click every day could save someones life. Please click daily. It's easy but it's PRICELESS - 11/07/08 10:20 PM
This photo was taken on 10/15/08. This is the whole office with the exception of 3 agents and one of the original Broker/Owners. RE/MAX was part of Pink for the Cure and everyone from the office donates to this cause. The link below takes you to a website that you just click on and by doing so you can donate a mammogram.
I'm asking anybody who sees this does this. A click could save someone's life because of YOU!
Powerful I'd say. God Bless you all.
Your click on the "Click Here to Give -
Quiet moments and things that make me smile - 11/07/08 07:33 PM
I took this photo last night. Beautiful I think
Tonite Rest Easy
Take a moment this evening to be refreshed and renewed by reminders of God's grace. Let the gentle meditations and prayers soothe and surround you as you surrender to the "One" whose promises never fail and whose mercies are new every morning. Experience God's peace as "He" tenderly watches over you by day and by night.
This is what happens when Pat winds down from her wild and wonderful week "in the rain"
To all my beautiful and wonderful friends. May your weekend be filled with happiness & all
Help me Active Rain Friends & fellow animal lovers- PLEASE DO THIS 'FREE' GOOD DEED - Animal Rescue - 11/05/08 09:14 PM
Hi Everybody I posted this a while back and am reposting it because this is something very near & dear to my heart & as a friend told me, blog about what is in your heart. So I want to spread this message to a whole new group of folks that I've met since then, so more folks might see it now, that didn't see it before. All this requires you to do is click on the link. Then your click is counted It will automatically do it. No other information is required. Just a click!!!!
If you loves animals I'm asking you, if you will please do it for all the
Good Morning to You - 11/04/08 11:53 PM
When I say good morning I mean to say
Ready for a
New day with Him
Inspire others please, and
God loves you
I just want to say a wonderful Good Morning to all those that come across this post
May your day be filled with love, happiness and the peace of God's enduring love
I have been blessed with so much in my life and I hope your life is blessed by all those you meet.
I look forward to meeting more loving caring
Think Pink for the cure - 11/03/08 06:07 PM
HI Everyone-Some of you know that I'm a 5yr(next June)breast cancer survivor so finding a cure and breast cancer research are very near and dear to my heart. It got me once and nearly ended my life but with the grace of God above it will never return. Many of you that know anything about breast cancer or cancer of any kind know that the 5 yr mark is a milestone. Mine is coming up in 8 mo. Breast cancer doesn't just happen to women over 50 or even over forty. That why it is so critical for women to be
Too Pretty to wait til Weds - 11/03/08 12:07 AM