Friday, February 27, 2009
Do not try to get anything on Hubby, as I did here. Believe you me, it came back to haunt me. The kicker is, I always manage to get myself back, with no help from him.
At work. Trying to look all professional and all. When I begin to try and scoot myself, in chair, back to my desk. Next thing I know, I hit the floor, rear first. The lady, wouldn't you know I'd have a witness, in my office, trying not to laugh, is asking me if I'm okay. Yes, all but my pride.
-Ten minutes of cardiovascular workout...due to laughing so hard.
-And one big 'ole hole in wall. Yep, as I fell out of my chair the wheel to the thing went through the wall.
Moral of the story:
I have no idea, except I need therapy:) lol!!!....physical and mental!
Happy Friday y'all,
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
You Daily Bible Readers may know what I'm getting to here. I've struggled reading the whole laws, sacrificing and celebrating rules and regs that the OT folks had to follow. It's been hard to focus. The nuggets were getting harder to find. But oh my how the last few days have caused me to think. And that is scary:)
Keeping the Sabbath Holy.
Ouch! No work. No me. No nothing, but complete and utter rest.
This is the Lord's day.
I go to church every Sunday. check
I teach Sunday School. check
Sing in the choir. check
And participate in just about every aspect the church offers. check
I'm doing okay with this whole Sabbath day.
I don't think so.
What God has convicted me of, speaks volumes of no, no, no, no, you are not giving the whole day to me. What am I teaching my children?
We schedule every tenth millisecond. Go, go, go, go, go! That's all they know. Have you had your children come to you on a Sunday afternoon and say, "all ya'll want to do is lay on the couch and sleep on Sunday's?" lol!! I used to. Not anymore. I've let life creep in.
I remember as a child dreading Sunday's because I knew it was going to be a boring day. Church, eat lunch and hang around the house. Man I miss those days. I remember getting outside and walking in the woods with the family. No money required. Just good quality family time.
And I wonder why I'm stressed?
What's God speaking to you through our OT's reading?
For more insight on today's word, visit with Wendy. She'll bless your heart!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I was reminded on Saturday, while attending a funeral of a dear lady in our community, just how we can impact the lives of others. I love to sing. I love music. Both because of her. As I sat through this lady's funeral, memories flooded my soul. Joyful ones. They were of music. My first recollection of learning how to read and direct music was from this lady. She taught a music school each summer. Back then, as a child, I did not see any point in attending. My parents, however, saw differently. Thank God they did. Thank God she gave her time to teach us. It has been a lifetime gift.
I sat and listened to her son give a beautiful eulogy. As he described the Depression and how it shaped her life, I immediately began rehearsing scenes of those music schools. I quickly saw her standing with us and instructing us on the proper etiquette of beating time and how to sing from the diaphragm. She loved music. You could see it on her face each time she sang. I could hear her singing Saturday just like I did back then.
What I regret the most is not telling her just how much I appreciated what she taught me. I know God blessed her for her obedience to Him, but I should have told her. I hope the family knows just how much she meant in my life and how they too have been an influence. Her daughter shared the same love of music as her Mother. I know, because she taught me piano. Both are dear to me.
I'm inspired because of such a lady and I hope to do my best in sharing my love for music. What little ability I have to sing, I want to give it all to God. I want to sing for His glory. I want others to know Jesus!
Friday, February 20, 2009
I in no way have any room to talk about who could ski. Let me tell you I never mastered getting off the ski lift correctly. I'm talking shutting it down, ever time I tried to get off of it. Timing was everything to this feat, and believe me when I say it was UGLY, I was. My children begged not to ride with me. And after the up-tenth time I fell trying to get down the mountain, needless to say, all I could do was laugh. Mom called me on one such fall and she thought I was crying. I was:) Not because of injury, but crying from laughing so hard. I finally managed to get over to her my situation. Of course she joined the laugh and demanded I not try this again. Yes ma'am. I agree. This can't be good. So, after 3 trips of slipping and sliding on my butt, I called it quits.
Hubs on the other hand, went for the big slope. Through the woods, around curves, straight down one. From all accounts told, he must have been doing ever bit of 50 miles/hour, when he came upon a snow boarder who has just fallen. Seeing he never mastered the brakes, he hit the poor guy/child. He came straight out of the skis and head forward 10 or so feet, landing head first in the snow:) At least it wasn't a tree.
Colorado here we come.
Have a good weekend,
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The timing on this email forwarded to me was uncanny. I usually don't open every email, but seeing the word "stress" caught my attention. Here's one that just cracked me up.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
That person has absolutely no stress in their lives:) lol!!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thank you doesn't seem enough for this.....
A few posts back, I asked if someone would help me make one of these buttons. Deedra was the first one to respond. After several emails...no you're not nuts Deedra lol!......she designed this beautiful button for me. I have been wanting to do this for sometime now, but could not figure out how. Tears filled my eyes when she sent me the rough drafts. It conveys exactly what I was looking for. Mom in the center of God's plan. Through the blood stained cross she found eternal life..now that is LOVE!!!
If you want to post to your sidebar, just copy the code above. I know Mom would appreciate it.
Thanks again Deedra! God will bless you!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
-no artery disease in her legs
-she is # 2 or 3 on the transplant list
-she has been considered for a transplant on several occasions, as the coordinator put it, " many, many, many times."
-never called due to her antibody factor
-ejection fraction at a 10....lower than the last time...not good..btw...yours and mine are somewhere between 55-70ish
-gained 10 lbs...good thing...but where did it go? ;-)....
-due to weight gain, the IV meds were increased therefore she is toting the new and improved "concentrated" IV bag.....it's smaller/lighter...yeah for Mom!!
Thanks for your prayers!
Love you all,
My mind can comprehend this verse, I know it to be true....yet I still sin and worry. So I'm stopping now and giving it all to God...again. I'm so glad He's able and is just to forgive me...again.
Praying for Mom,
P.S. If one of you expert bloggers would be so kind as to help me make a "pray for Mom button", so I can place it on my blog and maybe others will put it on theirs too. I would love to honor her in this way. I just cannot figure out how to do it. Thank you!!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Exodus 17:11-13, NLT