Wednesday, April 22, 2009


A lot can be learned from quotes and little phrases that you see on church signs, plaques, emails and etc. You know, those cute little things that make you smile or maybe go Hmmmm. One of my favorites was a picture that hung in our Gran's kitchen for years that said "Housework makes you ugly". Truth, I tell you, TRUTH. Think about it, when our housework is behind (oh me) and things are in disarray, something is bound to get lost. It's not a pretty sight to get to work and realize you have on two different shoes, trust me on this! Then there's the other extreme, when we've cleaned our fingers to the bone and everything looks so nice and we're so proud of ourselves, then the husband or a child throws shoes in the floor, and the face that looked pleased as punch five minutes before, now looks like something from a horror movie. So you see, there is truth in that little saying for either extreme of housekeeping.

Another favorite is one that my girls have heard way more than they care to remember: "Put your big girl panties on and deal with it". We all have to hear that piece of wisdom at times, cause let's just admit it, sometimes life stinks. But no matter how stinky it gets, God's mercies are new every morning! Anyway, I guess it didn't damage their self-esteem too much since Erica bought a t-shirt with that very saying on the back of it a couple of years ago.

This one was from a Beth Moore devotional: "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW---What a ride!" (author unknown) Of course, Beth was talking about our life with Jesus being a wild ride with Jesus, not a wild lifestyle!

Carol (work-friend) brought Barbara (work-friend) and I one of the cute flip things that sits on the desk with different scriptures and quotes in it and the cover has a cartoon lady with a hat, jewelry, scarf and all kinds of accessories on. It's titled, "If you can't lose it, decorate it". TOO FUNNY!!! One of my new favorite quotes comes from it: "Religion is like reading the menu. Relationship with God is like actually eating the meal. You could starve while reading the menu". (Anita Renfroe) That brought a smile when I read it, but WOW it is really profound (at least for me, I can't handle too deep). I don't want to have a mental list that I'm checking off: Bible reading - check, prayer - check, church - check, and on and on, but miss having a deeper relatinship with Jesus in the process. I want to have enough wisdom to know when it's time to be like Martha and being a doer of good things but also when it's time to be like Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus soaking in everything He offers.

And here's the last but the best one that I have loved since childhood: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life". (Jesus Christ) Now that's TRUTH. No other explanation needed.

Do you have a favorite quote or scripture from childhood? We would love for you to share it with us. Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Good Music

If you love the Lord and good music check out this link! Love this song! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The 3 sisterchicks would like to express our love and thankfulness for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus gave His all!

John 20:1-9
1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Parade

We want to share our past and our present so here are a couple of shots of the float we did for Logan's baseball parade. All you need is some chicken wire, newspaper, mod podge, paint and an artistic friend (Thanks Jamie). I think it was really cute even though we did not win:( Although I heard through the grapevine that ours did not get judged. Robbed, Robbed I say! Oh well, the boys had a great time and I try not to sweat the small stuff!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome to 3sisterchicks

Hello ladies, friends and sisterchicks of all kinds. We welcome you to our blog! Our goal is to make this a fun, encouraging and informative place for you to visit. We will be sharing childhood stories from the "sisterchick" perspective and posting pictures and stories of our present families and friends. We will also be sharing gardening, cooking, and home improvement tips, along with many other valuable pieces of information. (smile) IMPORTANT!!! Now pay close attention: We will be doing "giveaways" every so often and you could be the lucky winner of a FABULOUS gift! Most importantly, we want this blog to be wrapped around our faith in Jesus Christ who is our sweet Savior and the One that has blessed us so richly in this life. We thank Him for the precious blessing of being sisters, daughters, moms, Nana, aunts and friends. We thank Him for you!

Here's a little background info. It's kind of long, so if you're interested or if you just have some slack time and want to do some mindless reading, then read on. If not, just go ahead and click the X button.

Dee (Deanna) and Berby (Beverly) were born in the mid 60's and lived with Mom and Dad in a small house in big 'ole Mulga, AL. We fought like cats and dogs, but we were the best of buds! One of our favorite past times was building tents with the bed sheets and furniture in our bedroom. What would start out as ordinary sheets would become a tent in a remote forest, or a castle on a beautiful island. Mama was a stay-at-home mom at that time, and one of the many great things about mamachick is that she would let us have fun! She would encourage our imaginations and creative juices. Sometimes, she would even camp out in the tent with us!

Daddy worked in the coal mines, and worked all hours of the night. He would always come in through the back porch which led to a door into our bedroom. He had black coal dust all over his face and his hair and clothes were a mess, evidence of the hard work he did to provide for his family. We would pretend he was a monster coming to find us and we would hide under the sheets, not making a sound or a move until he was securely locked away in the dungeon - which was when he was in the bathroom taking a shower - then we would giggle our heads off. Wonder how many times he thought his little girls were sleeping so peacefully??!!!

In the early 70's the Higgins household was in for some huge changes! A new arrival! Gina Kay Higgins: A new toy for Dee and somebody to fight with (when she gets older) for Berby. (Note from Berby: SHE started it!) Within a short span of time, we moved to Maytown, started going to Maytown Baptist Church where Mama was saved and Daddy re-dedicated His life to Jesus. What a blessing!

Gina was a bundle of joy, and nothing angered her much older and very protective sisters more than for someone to mess with the little sisterchick. Yes, even Berby. She might have whooped the tar out of her, but nobody else was gonna touch her! Dee loved sitting at the piano with Gina in her lap and playing broken chords on the piano, both of them singing old hymns. (Yes, Gina did have huge lungs and vocals way back then). Some things come full circle, just no one sitting in the lap! We all spent lots of time playing barbies together. It appeared that Dee and Berby were being good big sisters, but the truth is that Gina and Berby were just playing with Dee. We all loved riding our bikes down the hill in front of our house. It seems that Gina and Berby were in constant competition to see how many times they could crash and scrape up knees and elbows. There's sure to be scars even to this day.

Okay, that's all we'll bore you with today. All of our posts won't be quite so long, others probably will be. Please leave a comment telling us about one of your favorite childhood memories, then be sure to come visit us again.

"A happy heart makes the face cheerful" (Prov. 15:13)


Gina, Berby & Dee

Hopping on board