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Cindy Messick
Interests: Bible Study, Reading, Christian Biographies, Thrifting, Costume Drama Period Movies, Trips to India, teaching children of all ages, leading ladies Bible Study, my family, eating out with my husband, small black Pugs, and drinking from glass stemware
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Yard art with a message... from MY Man... to me! Knowing how I look forward to Houston's early springtime wildflowers, he brings Indian paintbrushes for me each and every year... as these are the "first bloom" of the legendary Texas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
SPRING brings new life: the redbud tree in my front yard in full blossom bountiful appearance of bees and butterflies, the life-giving "gatherers" and "collectors" of pollen... with the pollen covering everything (ah-choo!!!) a vase of flowering Indian paintbrushes gracing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
I have enjoyed this sweet little cactus, a gift from My Man, for many weeks. Seeming a little strange that the cactus was growing without the red flower changing... My Man examined it carefully, only to discover that... he had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
This morning as my husband and I watched the morning Houston fog dissipate, I realized, for the first time in days, the drug-induced "fog" in my mind was also beginning to lift. I feel like George Bailey in "It's A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
My little Valentine... with her kissie-face. L-O-V-E... so easy when you're a Grandma! CHOCOLATE... strawberries dipped in a melted German chocolate bar... a Messick tradition. & CHOCOLATE... yummy cupcakes from Crave Cupcakes of Houston. (Thanks for the tip, Taunya!) Our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
With the extremely-cold-for-Houston temperatures, and the anticipation of coming snow the next morning, there was a festive, holiday feel in the air last night. A log blazing away in the fireplace... steaming mugs of soup and hot tea prepared... we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Wesley acts out "anointing" the tank. Searching for an illustration to catch the interest of our Sunday School students, we recalled an account from COULD IT BE THIS SIMPLE - A Biblical Model For HEALING THE MIND, about a Sergeant... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Sometimes God knits hearts together quickly. So it was for my girlfriend, Jeanie, and me... with New-found Friend. We loved and bonded with New-found Friend instantly, while visiting at her hospice bedside. We talked together... about her family... sweet, loving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Newlyweds... David and Kelli. I love this couple! David and our family have a lot of history from his growing up years. But when he became "twitterpated," we began to see less and less of him. And that is alright...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Have you ever tried to untangle a handful of old jewelry that had been carelessly tossed aside in a drawer? That is the case here. The chains are knotted and kind of matted together... especially the tiny, fine chains. It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
"The Jetsons" Google Image When The Jetsons animated sitcom made its debut in 1962, I was a little girl, excitedly sitting with my family around our huge black, console "color" televison set... one with only three stations, and a huge... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
What do you think? Is this adorable rosette to wear in your hair... or on your jacket lapel? Well... you could... actually I have. But it was designed to grace the corner of my lovely fabric covered magnetic board... made... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
When I ran across the recipe for Guacamole de Frutas in a New York Times reprint, I knew it was something my husband and I would love. Sure enough, it was a big hit in our house. Since I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Colton poses as a condemned pirate listening to Cotton Mather preach Matt 10:28. As promised, I will reveal the PIRATES connection which darted into my thinking as I focused on my daughter's wedding, after researching my favorite Yo-Yo Ma music,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Jeff, I was told that mine is an antique. However, I have traveled to India several times and have seen similar work, although not quite as nice as this chair, I think. Wish I could be more of a help! Let me know what you uncover, will you? CINDY
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While teaching, I'll often ask, "Kids, is your oatmeal cooking?" In case you cannot figure that one out, I'm referring to using their brains! They will often quip back, "I think my oatmeal burned!" Or they will say, "the burner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Google Image, Salo Angel Falls in South America You've been told how a woman's brain functions, with its multi-task, jumping around thinking, and spaghetti connections. Well... that is exactly the condition of my little gray cells this morning. I cannot... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
"My January Amaryllis" I am going to rephrase "New Year's Resolutions" to "This year I am purposing to..." So, here goes. This year I am purposing to: Clean up and organize all my saved website FAVORITES. How does that list... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
A good blog is supposed to have regular posts. So... just how in the world do the rest of you bloggers manage to do that??? Sunshine on My Shoulders has suffered during the Christmas season. So... this post will do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
I've been a bit grumpy today. Somehow I just could not sleep last night with the possibility of seeing the moon eclipse. Unfortunately, each time I jumped out of bed to check, it was too cloudy to make a Houston... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Look at these photos from our recent babysitting night with our granddaughter. And stop fretting what you are getting... or not getting... your kids this Christmas! Our little Andrah Kate was ecstatic being "sledded" around the tile floor on a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Look closely at my little treasure... and wonder. See the intricate little drawings on this scratch cross? With so much grace, the young boy who "scratched" out this beautiful Nativity scene presented this work of art and labor of love... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Surely it is the Christmas season prompting this, but it seems that everywhere I turn lately, I hear or see something reminding me of sheep... and shepherds. Initially, my interest was stirred when my son told me to watch a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
I tried to get grandaughter, Andrah, to pose with Great Aunt Lisa, Mickey & Minnie. But she was afraid of those giant mice! Tell me, wouldn't you just love to have Mickey & Minnie Mouse ring your door bell, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders
Is a board game on your Christmas list? You may want to consider Apples to Apples, Bible Edition. We pulled ours out for the first time to play during our Sunday School pre-session. We were searching for something fun to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Sunshine On My Shoulders