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Ready

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh  you a reason of the hope that is in you with." 1 Peter 3:15
Dear friends,
I want to wish you the happiest new year full of God's very best blessings. I pray that you have found a verse or two this year, on the blog, to be one that has spoken directly to you! I hope that you have a laugh or two. It has been fun these last forty days, forty posts are up now..this is forty. I thank you for taking the time to read and for your emails and texts and comments!

I look forward to 2013 with great focus on the cross, full speed...AHEAD.

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of poser and of love and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7

happy new year... 2013 Blessings, Suzanne

Resist

"Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." James 4:7  
A tool for your 2013 toolbox! Blessings, Suzanne

Read

"Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.  This was the LORD's doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes?" Matthew 21:42
GOAL for 2013:Read more...
scripture
classics
biographies
Blessings, Suzanne

Radiant

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"They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed." Psalm 34:5
Beach Trip: May 2012 SEC Spring Meeting, Sand Destin Hilton
A great time together at the beach, look at the suntouched (uhh,red!!)  smiling faces and the feet in the sand!
Abby, Walker, Luke and Town Fun times with the cousins


Blessings, Suzanne

Race

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"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

2012 Race for the Cure Nationview Team

  Celebrating my third year as a  Breast Cancer SURVIVOR All Glory and Honor to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ "By His wounds I am healed" Isaiah 53:5







Michelle and I in 2009, we walked together physically at this race, we walked together emotionally on some hard days, she led me on the rough road from the time of my diagnosis until after my treatments. She went home to be with the Lord May 31, 2012. She won the battle. She is missed terribly by those of us on earth who were so touched by her love and sweet words, her prayers and faith in God.
always finish the race Blessings, Suzanne

Repent

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"Then Peter said to them, "Repent,  and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall  receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."  Acts 2:38
Another milestone of 2012 was
 Luke's Baptism on August 26th  at Shades Mountain Baptist Church

God is faithful 1 Corinthians  1:9 Blessings,
Suzanne

Remove

"Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of your hand." Psalm 39:10
I really feel led to write on this tonight. On New year's eve, 2012.  This verse is way deep in Psalms and it is a prayer I have said many times in my life, many times this year perhaps. Basically my version consists of "Take this away from me, Lord" whatever the "this" is: the hurt, the disappointment, the daunting task, the health issue, the worry. Though I must preface this is not my prayer tonight, I just wanted to close out the year being real! And iI thank God for the growth this year has blossomed!
 When something hurts us we want it gone, Removed! It is my coping mechanism of choice (fleshly choice), to shut down, deny and begin my wall building. Those walls of denial seemingly kept me safe for years. Or is it that I am throwing off my Pollyanna gig and trying on a new way of living called reality?? I started the year out with a devotional by Beth Moore called &quo…

Recall Part 2

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"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope." Lamentations 3:21

Part 2: Sixth Grade Mission Trip
July 23, 2012- July27, 2012


Abby with one of her bus buddies Day 4


I have just read my handwritten journal to Abby and we both agreed that I should just type it as is..however, let me set the scene for you. The children live in an apartment complex that is about thirty minutes from the camp. Every day our kids ride the charter buses over there to pick them up and to take them home. They are assigned buddies so they have time to share with them and just make a connection. And most of us girls got a braid while riding and singing songs on the bus! 
July 24, 2012 Great first day...the kids, seeing Abby holding that little girl's hand (sweet girl had a big green bow in her hair), watching her dance and sing worship music with her, having her bible open, notebook open, writing down a verse Papa had written her in a letter, seeing her with her friends, doing the service project at …

Recall

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"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope." Lamentations 3:21
Part 1: Before the trip

RECALL. Remebrance of what has been learned or experienced.

The highlight of 2012 was the Sixth Grade Mission Trip to The Seeker Springs Camp in Eros, Louisiana!!! For many reasons, I wanted to recall this in my forty posts.. top of the list, to serve others as Christ calls us to and to do so alongside my sixth grader, Miss Abby is forever a memory I will cherish.

This is not just a"sign up and go trip".
 There are requirements. As I so often remind myself and the kids,  cost and  sacrifice are how we learn to experience life as God designed it. He gave us the ultimate sacrifice, His son, Jesus. So, I do love that this models that.  If you do not fulfill the requirements, and you make the committment way in advance, so no excuses..... you are unable to go on the trip. There are plenty of other options for camps in the summer but this one is not about "us". Imagine tha…

Reward

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"Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him." Psalm 127:3
Hey there! Here are some pictures of our Christmas, I have been slow to the finish line these past few days, not posting. Maybe I can catch up on a few of those while my little darlings are away for a few days to see their cousins in Charlotte!
 Christmas day began at 6:00 am and I do have one funny story. Jeff set up an alarm to go off on the hall door if it was opened.. guess what went off at 3:00 am???? We all laughed, Luke was so busted! Then we went back to bed and even through my earplugs I hear footsteps on the roof...like the movie elf, I layed there wanting to yell "SANTA"....at forty years old my heart still went a pitter patter for Santa Claus. For a moment. Sweet. And  the kids said they heard the reindeer on the roof last night. Now that was some good Christmas cheer. Thanks Santa for all your hard work and sound effects and assembly!!!!!
Here's some of the highlights........…

Reason

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"Come now,  let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18
Merry, Merry Christmas from the Moores
These pictures were taken tonight before our Christmas Eve service at church and then the kids in the sanctuary. Beautiful service. We thank God for such a  great day...nice sit down dinner and opening of one gift tonight. Kiddos are in bed already, so Santa must be on his way.....
Enjoy your Christmas! Blessings, Suzanne

Root

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"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Revelation 22:16
I dedicate my Post this Sunday to Bruce Baily.........my first cousin, who went to be with the Lord this year and is very much missed here on earth by his family. I found this adorable picture of him on his daughter, Brooke's facebook and knew this was it! It is the SMILE i LOVE THE MOST...however, this manly man, always in my memory with jeans and a plaid shirt, but with a pumpkin and bunny ears...for the sake of a beloved grandchild, DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS! So why not post it on Christmas, we have covered all the holidays, I don't know I think I may have gotten a giggle from him on that? We had our annual Townsend family Christmas and any time someone we love is missing, and there have been several down the years, Mamaw and Papaw Townsend, Toots, Ray, Ed, Doyle, it is bittersweet. No suffering, b…

Restore

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Restore us, O LORD God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved." Psalm 80:19

( Thursday's Post got pushed to Friday...)  
 Here's a little peek into our Thursday .............  

Reap

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"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; until he comes and showers righteousness on you." Hosea 12:12
Blessings, Suzanne

Rich

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"Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous ad willing to share." 1 Timothy 6:18


This was an early Christmas present that Luke made for me yesterday. This is my post for today. Enough Said. Amen.
And here's the little "toy soldier" himself from the Fourth Grade Nutcracker Musical at School
Blessings, Suzanne

Revere

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"But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. " Malachi 4:2
 To revere means to adore, highly respect and to worship. To revere our Lord and Savior is  our highest calling in this fallen world. O Come Let us Adore Him, Christ the Lord. Here I sit and write of our latest happenings with a sting in my heart for the Connecticut families  looking at pictures of their sweet children from just days ago. I pray this moment for those parents that the Lord will be glorified in and through this ...I don't even have a word.

Certainly, my little guy adores his sister, and she him, give or take, they are siblings, right?? It is my hope that I teach them to never put more respect or adoration or worship in people or things that try and substitute God. I also think, as I look at this picture about the importance and supporting one another in your interests. Just as Abby has attended his various sports games, Luke did his p…

Running

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"You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth.?" Galatians 5:7
In April of last year, we adopted a little dog named Harley whose story was told that he found in the woods with other his other siblings. He was two when we adopted him. Abby fell in love with him when she saw him at the pet store. He is skinny, black and tan, house trained, crate trained and we have no idea what mix he is...but he is part of our family and we love him. He is Abby's dog though, she paid one hundred dollars of her own money for him! She just reminded me that I did buy his bed (and the vet bills, and the food, and the...haha).
He is sweet as pie, that is you are female because he lived with females. He took about six months to not bark his head off every time Jeff walked through the door. We have made it through that transition and for the most part he is very good dog. I mean, he really has it made in the shade... he sleeps in the bed with Abby every night, she and Luke take hi…

Redeemer

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"For I know my Redeemer lives, and at last he will stand upon the earth." Job 19:25
Hey My friends, I just wanted to share this sweet picture that I found while doing some cleaning out and attempting to organize the other day. I finally decided to make some files and begin to decide what to keep and what to boo-hoo, throw away..out of the trillions of art pages and worksheets (yes really) that I had stuffed in drawers, bins and baskets. Well, I just started with drawers so I have a way to go. Anyway, this picture just took me back to so many good memories. Here's a few...

1. The two of them in the backyard playing together as little people...Summertime fun in the sprinkler, baby pools and picnics on the porch
2 Their imaginations...
3 Messy hair, scedule free days
4 Oh yea, crazy times with a two and five year old..hmm, lapse of memory from the cuteness of them looking so cozy that I forgot how cr..a..zy life could be at times, but we made it...
5Their little raspy voices
6 N…

Recognize

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"Thus you will recognize them by their fruits." Matthew 7:20

My Dad shared this verse with me a few months back. His words were "Honey, there's a verse that goes with what your saying and it says "you will know them by their fruits." Always the word. Everything has to be backed up with the word of God, truth, and this is certainly one that took me a while to grasp. But when I did, talk about eye opening...oh dear, to come out of denial right into the open field of truth!And to hear it out of my Daddy's mouth, knowing that it came first from my Holy Father's mouth.
Yep, it hurt too. You mean what I am seeing on the outside is an indicator of what's inside. All this time, I am only seeing what I want to see. And when I line up with the word of God to recognize them (whoever) by their fruit...I realize the fruit is not from the healthy tree but the diseased one (Matthew 7:18). Uh oh. And in my recovering codependant self, I finally recognize that it…

Right

"We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. "
2 Thessolonians 1:3
Blessings, Suzanne

Ride

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"In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness: let your right hand teach you awesome deeds! " Psalm 45:4
 Hey friends! Tonight I am encouraging you to ride it on out.  That's the word, Ride it out. When I was dialoging this post in my mind today, I really thought I would have a verse saying " ride horses" to go along with the theme of Abby's picture. Uh huh, but not the case at all when I began looking up verses...however, when I saw this one in Psalm 45:4, done. There are many of us, you, that are in the middle of something, on the brink of the break and we just gotta stick it out, or as I am saying tonight, RIDE IT OUT. Because we are not alone. Because there is light at the end of the tunnel. Because once we are on the other side our hand will be the very one reaching out to pull someone else over. Because in this world we will have tribulation but Jesus overcame the world. Because there is a bigger plan than…

Room

"And she brought forth her firstborn son,  and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger;  because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:7

 As I was trying to think of an "R" word from scripture to go with this series, room continued to come to mind. The first song we sang today in church was "Joy to the World" and for the first time ever, this chrismas hymn pierced my heart.  How many times have I sang this one? Hundreds.

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.
What was it today that was different? "Let every heart prepare Him room"....felt like a prayer or a plea, Lord, let them see, those that don't know you to accept you as their Savior or those that need to make room for you in their heart and Lord over every part of their life. So, the second time I sang it, "L…

Regard

"My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,  nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. " Hebrews 12:5-6

Blessings,
Suzanne

Renew

"but they who wait for the LORD shall renew  their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles: they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Hey friends,
I wanted to post something that I wrote back in 2009, as clearly I was at a breaking point in the cancer process. Though  I have mainly posted on my busy week and christmas and life, it's been quite a week in my "world" or ministry of cancer. Recurrences, not so good reports and homegoings. It is the reality, the wave of ups and downs and as I pray, as our support group prays, I wanted to also just ask you to take a moment and pray for the many, many fighting cancer. Oh, and their families and friends, as it effects everyone. Thanks a million.


Caringbridge Journal                  Written May 1, 2009       By:Suzanne Moore during her Cancer Treatment
"Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth, give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." …

Righteousness

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"God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him  we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21 Hello! Just a short and sweet post tonight as I finish up another day! I laugh at my domestice bliss this week in yet another post, night two of "family dinner around the table" at a restaurant...smile! But hey, we ate together, at the table. And last night I cooked Abby's favorite (Alice's too, who was over to eat with us) Chicken Fried Rice...yum! Tonight's choice was out of convenience and because our favorite tex-mex place is close to the hair salon and it's just a great excuse to eat there. 
 Anyway, I really just had to show the snapshot of Luke's new haircut the "swoosh". He has the prettiest thickest hair and we were at "Angel Hair" forever (he will be glad to tell you it felt like forty-five minutes, hmm every bit of thirty!!!). How ironic that Abby's new t-shirt says swoosh, just realized t…

Rock

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"Oh, come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1
Hey friends! Did you know it's twenty days til Christmas??? Wow, that seems so close. Very close considering I have not bought the first present. I love reading all these wonderful blogs about organization and being prepared and  all these great decorating ideas, etc. And then there is ....life. Real life. Work. Homework. Housework. Activities. 
Just tonight I took Abby and her two friends to the church Christmas party and Luke was not feeling up to it. On our way home, I asked if he wanted to drive by and see a few Christmas lights in the neighborhood across the street. "Sure." Then he quickly said "why havent we put ANYTHING outside this year? And began to share some of his ideas on how we could decorate the house (the we being Jeff).  As we drove around, there was excitement at first. All of a sudden he says " This is just making me want to decorate o…