Monday, June 22, 2009


Here are some of my creations, nothing professional, but it'll do...

Papaw's 90th
B'day Cake. He's "fine as frog hair" hence the frog. Everything is edible (except the wagon).

Clarissa's Baby cakes... 1 Sam. 1:27 "For this child, I have prayed." Little Garrett, you were indeed prayed for! We already love you!

Katie & Ashton's split birthday cake.

Easter (Bunny) cake... Coconut.

Kelley's baby shower cake. Baby Ella.

Tiered baseball cake from 2008; sheet baseball cake from 2007. I didn't have my camera for 2009; still waiting on pictures from other team was a Red Sox cake (logo).

Abby's 1st b'day party.

C.A.'s 80th Birthday cake. He was a minister of music for many years at my grandfather's church.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kuala Lampur?! WOW!

Well that FeedJit thing told me there was someone who found me from Kuala Lampur... WOW! I'm impressed. Of course--no comments. Oh well.

I guess I shouldn't feel offended in any way. I'm not sure I could even find KL on a map! I know, Geography...never one of my strong suits. Just ask my 6th grade teacher, Mr. Mitchell. I think I got 13 countries right on a identification quiz in front of the whole class.

So Tucker's funeral is tomorrow. It's hard to attend funerals for children, obviously. However, I totally regretted not going to Bronner Burgess' Life Celebration/Going Home. Thankfully, Rick made it available for all of the world to see. What a wonderful message for our Lord and Savior. How He works is always awesome! Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Even in death, God is at work. As we lose our loved ones here on earth we find comfort in the Lord and in the knowledge that death has no sting for those who are destined to the Kingdom. You too, have an eternity...where will you spend it?

Heavenly Father, I lift up the Beam family to you today. Especially in their time of grief and sorrow we know that You too wept. You are our comforter and our peace in times of anquish. Although we do not understand your ways, for they, like the mountains are above ours we do know that you are in control. Today, tomorrow, always--forever. We see a child ravaged with cancer, you see a vessel meant to carry your Holy name. In his perfect body, he takes on the treasures built up in his short time on Earth. For all that are involved with the preparations and funeral services, comfort their hurt, make them strong, lift them up. For any that do know know you today--let THIS be the day that they change their eternal destiny and make you the Lord of their life! In your precious name, Amen.

Well done, Tucker, well done!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tucker Beam

Not that I think ANYONE reads this thing but sometimes it helps to have an outlet. I'm sure anyone who knows me has at least heard me mention the name Tucker Beam. A beautiful gift from the Lord. He now walks with Christ in a new cancer-free body! Praise Jesus! for the entire story. This awesome child battled more demons in his 9 years of life than ANY of us will ever fight...yet, he also served the Lord in a way that we too may never have the chance to. What are you doing for your Lord today? How are you serving him? Too many times I have heard, even out of the mouths of "friends", how can I get more out of church. Dear friends, I tell you, EVEN JESUS CAME **TO** SERVE, not to be served. He charges us with being disciples, going out into the lands and winning lost souls to the Kingdom.

How do you plan to serve Him today? Don't waste one more second --Lord, give me the strength to start RIGHT NOW, TODAY to give YOU and only YOU the praise, glory and honor today. In His precious and holy name, Amen.