Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not AS fun...

Yesterday my blog was funny....
just for simple joy of laughing.

Today... not AS fun!

I'm compelled to tell you what's on my mind.
(I don't think I've ever blogged about this before)

When I watch the news - faithfully each morning-
extreme frustration washes over me. My elected
officials let me down - OFTEN!
It helps me to know that I have a couple courses
of action... and when I go down these avenues
I am better and it can only help the "system"
to improve, too.

Here's the TWO main options:

1. PRAY for my elected officials!
(And because I can't always remember who they
are I go to www.congress.org and enter my zip
code in the box given on the left as you scroll
down a little bit. Officials, state & federal are listed)

2. CONTACT my elected officials!
(And because time & money are issues, I go to
www.congress.org, enter my zip code and then
click on the link to each of my officials.
Then I click on the Contact tap & on the
second row of text is a link called WebForm.
From there I can choose to click on an issue & send
a form email of my choosing. OR just email all
on my own. It's easy. Quick. And presto...
My voice is heard!

I don't like the fact that our Federal Gov't wants to
control more & more and continue to add zillions
of dollars to the nat'l debt.
But I must DO something about it.

What about you?
What are you gunna do about it?
Have you prayed for our President & the officials
from you area?

Then, say something....
It's pretty easy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just for Fun!

Just fun...
and it makes me think that maybe
we could rethink the way we look at some of the
"ceremonies" in our lives!

click HERE!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good with the Bad

The last couple of weeks have been sorta weird.
Lotsa great & lotsa unexpected challenges had
popped up. But JESUS is SO faithful.

Here's a strange little listing of the happenings
of my life. If you're already bored... well,
click away. It was good for me to type this all.

Not in any order... random listing:

-Had "extensive minor surgery" on a needy tooth
(my dentist's words)

- Got a sinus infection because of the oral surgery

- Now that infection is gone my bite is better!
Thank You, Jesus!

- Young friends made some bad choices that will
affect their entire lives

- Made several meals that only 2 of 7 enjoyed... grr

- Our youngest Son had sudden breathing trouble &
was put on a nebulizer

- Didn't have to buy the nebulizer machine cuz our
old, old one from 1997 still worked.

- Using the old "breathing treatment" machine made
me cry as I remembered God's faithfulness to our
daughter, Courtney, when she nearly died. She hasn't
used that machine in 8 years! Thank You, Jesus!

- Just as suddenly as his breathing trouble appeared,
it's healed. Thank you, Jesus!

- After lunch one day I suddenly got horribly sick,
the room was like a tilt-a-whirl and then my
lunch did the same thing. In bed for the next 15 hrs.

- Woke up the next AM and felt great... and hungry!

- A record number of people attended LOGOS
(Wed. night Bible Study at Real Church)

- A friend found out he has cancer

- One night our entire block loses power... for no
apparent reason.... AGAIN! (2nd time this year)

- Power was turned on before we got up! :)

- Our youngest daughter turned 9 years old!

- On the way to a local water park to celebrate
our daughter's 9th b-day a huge monsoon hit
and we had to go back home.

- Went to a huge outlet mall instead of water park.
Spent the same amount of money & didn't even
need sunscreen!

- Our 9 yr. old didn't want b-day cake, just brownies
and sherbet! SWEET! My easiest b-day project yet!

- Bought a new pair of jean capris... a size smaller than
a few months ago! :) Lost 16lbs so far!

- Ate my VERY first homegrown tomatoes! Well,
the first ones I'VE every grown! They're good!

- Attended a wedding of a sweet couple ...
their ceremony and reception were a
beautiful reflection of JESUS!

- Had the chance to have a lunch or dinner with
several friends that I've been trying to connect
with for a looong time.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

These & This

These people are believing Jesus for this...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Great Ideas

Mondays are when I usually plan the week's menus
and grocery shopping list.
And I did that today.

BUT.. I found a good site with practical ideas
for menu planning. Some of them I already
do and some I don't... yet.


Hope you enjoy.

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Prove it!

"Wisdom is proved right by her actions."

Matt. 11:19b

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's NOT whatcha think

David's many talents included some
serious skills with the slingshot!
I doubt that all shepherds of his day could hit
the targets like he could.
(I Samuel 17:40-47)

But his talents belonged to God.
And when that's the case, we can
expect to do some crazy stuff
with those giftings! (ie- Goliath)

The kind of things that Jesus may ask
us to do will be things that'll make
others say stuff like...

"Oh my! You were not trained for this."
"I don't think this was what they had in mind"
"Are you sure this is God?"
"How safe is this?"
"What on earth will your brothers think?"
"I am very uncomfortable with all this!"


When I gave my life completely to Jesus I took
my hands off anything He's deposited in me.
HE knows why He created me the way He did.
HE knows why He's given me opportunities to
develop certain areas of my life.
HE knows what's going on...

I don't!

I trust Him.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What makes you do what you do?

We must find our motivation
in gratitude
rather than guilt!

THANK YOU, JESUS, for giving Your
life for me & calling me Your own!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What it IS & ISN'T

REAL FAITH isn’t ordering GOD around & getting OUR way.

Praying in FAITH doesn’t mean you try to conjure up
some positive feeling in hopes that your desires are
for sure gunna happen.

Instead, praying in faith means being at peace with
WHATEVER God chooses to do,
because we trust HIS wisdom & goodness!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The "P" Word


Patience is another word for
unselfishness and trust!