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  • Hi Friends!

    Thank you for stopping by my little home on the internet. My name is Marlece. I am a Jesus lovin' country girl. A wife. A momma of 4 boys. A cook. A hairstylist. And well... I wear many other hats depending on the time of day.

    You can read a bit more about me and my family on my "About Me" page.

    While you're here, I hope you find something that inspires you to whip up a yummy recipe, try a new hairstyle, call up your sisters, or just hug your kids. I hope you will reach out and say "hello" too. I would love to connect with you on Facebook or Twitter.

  • At My Table

    This is where my heart is......at my table feeding people. Not only does cooking bring out the artsy in me again for I love to try new things, it also gives me pleasure to have many at my table. The Lord blessed me with a table that has been passed down from many generations and I know that many have sat at it before my time to fellowship together. I want to continue that heritage in my home. The Lord gave me the gifting of hospitality and I have a huge desire to please Him in this area. So enjoy a recipe or two when you go to "At my table"

  • In My Chair

    My salon is a place that I can create. I love to see transformation and usually not just in a look, but the way someone might feel. It is a place where I get the privilege of having one on one with someone. I consider it my ministry. I always feel an incredible sense of blessing when someone chooses to sit in my chair and share a little of themselves while I get to use my artistic ability. I like to share some of my work and time spent when you go to "In my chair" at Tame Your Mane Hair Salon.

Mary fighting her humanness

There is always something about Christmas that just doesn’t bring gifts. It also brings something new to my heart every year, this year is no different.

It’s usually trying to, as a mother, to relate to Mary. This year it seems it is no different. I am reading a book for advent that AGAIN has been like, OH MY GOSH, what a woman. No wonder God picked HER to be the mother of the SON of God. I have thought of so many scenarios with Mary caring for Jesus as an infant but not as much beyond that, until I read this book. I haven’t even finished it, yet so many things swimming around in my head. It starts off from the end of Mary’s life and then finishes with Jesus’ birth.

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Just a couple of thoughts as I reflect on Jesus’ mom…….

Mary, even though she was appointed by God himself to carry His son she was still all human. She, so many times, had to put her ‘feelings’ aside and remember exactly who Jesus was and what He was here to do. For example, when Jesus ‘was lost’ and three days after searching high and low  for Him, when found in God’s temple, Mary in all her frantic self was reprimanded by her 12 year old son by telling her He was about His Father’s business. Wouldn’t that make you want to throttle Him ‘in all your humanness’ that is? Not being able to find your son for 3 days, not only is He (again) the Son of God but also her responsibility! But of course, she was reminded again of who He was and what He came here to do.

This one, it’s just so hard to fathom……..watching Jesus on the cross and the beating that He took. You know she was there for every second cuz that is what us mothers do, we are there for our kids. In all of her ‘humanness’ wouldn’t you want to act like a crazy woman, mother bear like, tear some eyeballs out kind of freak out watching this all knowing that this was Jesus the Son of God, HER son who has NEVER even sinned a day in his life, and HE is being put on the cross. Only the Holy Spirit got her thru that moment, and again the reminder of exactly why He was brought here to the earth and who He was, the Son of God. She would so have to be full of the Holy Spirit to get past her ‘humanness’.

I’m sure she had talks with herself, compartmentalizing it in her head. “I’m feeling this way____________, but this I know to be true………He is my Son, I gave birth to Him, yet He is the Son of God, God gave Him to me and to the rest of the world for a reason, I must succumb to it and put my feelings aside.” Constantly, this scenario around and around in her head.

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Mary, putting all her feelings, her humanness in check at all times it would seem. I want to be more like this, yes I do.

He is the reason not only for the season but for every single thing 365 day of the year.

 

winter and a few happenings

It’s that time of the year for the Lasher’s. Heavy into our wresting season, a big fat storm, the flu, getting prepared for Jesus’s birthday, so much, so much so much. Love (most) of it too.

Does he and his dad look excited for the season or what?

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He got a varsity position and changed singlets……….is he going for the cradle?

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This time, it’s the stack!

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We like this, (mostly)! Look at that sad darling…..

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Love Corv’s buddies, they are all very sweet.

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THROW ‘EM!

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Corv, he lost to this guy in double over time by two! CRAZY, make this Momma CRAZY!

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“That chin of yours sore Corv?”

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We love, love, love this team and each family. We are blessed to be apart.

 

the boys….

Oh Layton, such a serious looking man.

 

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Brayden, those blue eyes, much like your fathers.

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Corvan, just melt my heart why don’t yah.

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Jordan, Jordan, how I love thee….

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He’s so tough, but I can still bring a smirk to your face.

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“Get up against the wall AGAIN!” What? 6 ft 1 inches? You need shoes AGAIN?

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Look at that smile in your eyes, you melt me…..

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Handsome boy, you make my heart smile.

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This Momma, her heart is over the top thankful for the blessings in her life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

November 25, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Brandee - They’re all so handsome.

November 25, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Shauna - Auntie Sha Sha is a mess over here missing those boys!

hunting season

The season that Layton loves and shared with his brother this year. Corvan worked hard last year to receive his hunter safety license and is now official.

Lots of hunting but no such luck. They did have a great time though.

Leaving before day light and VERY SERIOUS about the whole thing, they can’t wait, don’t they look excited?

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Ok, there is a smile……….

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Maybe next year? Oh well, it was fun!

 

November 6, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Jenay - Pretty nice of big brother Layo to take his little brother. As far as their serious look…as every man knows….hunting is very serious business. haha