This is just a blog about my thoughts, my family, my everyday life. Because I am a Christian and have ups and downs like everyone else, I hope it will encourage others to either turn to Christ for the first time, or lean on Him when times are rough. Often life is just random and funny. I started this blog after many years of writing to my church about our vacations. They began to encourage me to blog and finally I am. Thanks for reading.
"Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace!" Nahum 1:15
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. John Piper
Friday, June 28, 2013
I have missed you. Life has been busy, but fun. Today Tommy and I took three of our grandchildren to a local pool. It is wonderful for children of any age. Half of the pool is only 2 feet deep or under. No worries, mommies. My phone tells me it will be 100 degrees for the next two days....and my phone is never wrong. (:/) So we headed out for cooler places. It never fails...wherever we go, someone knows Tommy and today was no different. He was playing with Luke, Emma, and Bella when a little girl approached him.
Little girl: Are these your grandchildren?
Little girl: I knew it. I recognized you.
Tommy: You did?
LIttle girl: Yes, you are a grandpa.
Yes, he is...and happy about it, too. Tonight is the last night of Vacation Bible School and everyone is glad, except of course, the children. As my friend Jessica put it, "We start out on Monday night with a bang of enthusiasm and by Thursday we are dragging." Friday night the enthusiasm will return, propelled by the exuberant fact that we made through another week of VBS. Every year it is the same.
My bones are weary, my body hurts, but my spirit is good and my love for children strong. And so it goes.... Love, Me
Monday, June 17, 2013
I am missing the out pouring of thoughts and ideas that usually flow through my brain. Too many tangibles have taken over and that is fine, really. I am just sad not to write. So. My goal is to get to the point of breathing again. I know it will happen soon... after all, how long can a person hold her breath?
I hope you all have a wonderful day full of His mercies which are new every day.
BTW - with this whole big brother thing looming in every corner of the internet, I feel even more challenged to keep posting about our Great Sovereign Lord...Who is also in every corner of the internet. Just think about that. Love you all..............Me
Monday, June 10, 2013
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
He works all things for good if we love Him and lay our burdens at His feet. All things.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Friday, June 7, 2013
|The Sterling Mansion where Governor Ross Sterling lived. At one time it was called the Sterling Osborne Mansion. I could not get a picture of all of it. Huge.|
Thursday, June 6, 2013
|(I added the sticker.) :)|
The title says it all. These gods are at war for our affections and attention and devotion. They never cease begging for it. They are beautiful and alluring, and ugly and distasteful - all at the same time. We pursue money, success, peace, popularity, possessions, friendships, and intimate relationships. It isn't that any of those things are wrong on their own, but God made us to be worshipers.
It may not be that we intend on worshiping someone or something else rather than God, but when we put more energy, time, love, and emotion into anything other than our Creator...if He and His design for us is not the source of our joy, we better do some self examinating. Little gods don't become little gods overnight...but the infatuation grows until God is dethroned and something else in enthroned.
We are born worshipers...and if we are not exalting our LORD God, another will creep in. John Calvin said that our hearts are idol factories. I know mine is. The war within never ends. Sigh.
I encourage you to read the book...along with The Book. God shares His place with no one. No one.