Friday, January 03, 2014

Five Minute Friday...Fight

I'm joining a group of bloggers who have a word and write for five minutes... Explained here:


I hear the word FIGHT it brings up all kinds of thoughts about family.  And usually it involves my parents church.  And what they consider the proper thing to be done in any given situation.  And how they feel the need to cut people off.  If you do something they disagree with...poof, you are gone.

How is this what Jesus would want?  Didn't he regularly spend time with the unclean?  The prostitutes, the tax collectors.  How are we to share the love of Christ if we stay away, sheltered in our own little world?


Thursday, January 02, 2014

New Year, New Me...Once Again!

My last post was a year ago when I shared my One Word and promised to post more frequently.  Well, you can see how well that worked!  In my defense (or my excuse!), we added two new grand babies this year and I have become "the Nanny" for one!  So while I have been spending time with Audrey, which I love, I need a writing outlet.  So, I'm back.  At least as of today!  :-). So here we go...

My One Word for 2014 is STILL.  As in, be still.  God has really impressed upon me my need to just shut up and listen to Him.  So we are starting there!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Picked a daily devotional from YouVersion.  Joyce Meyer's Promises For You.  Today's verse was Proverbs 29:18.  She talks about dreams and how we sometimes avoid, mess up, or hide our dreams because we are afraid of failure.  Light bulb moment!  "Learn to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going!"

3 Gifts:  1.  Outside:  No more rain!
              2.  Inside:  Clean, rearranged living room.
              3.  On a plate:  Left over pork roast, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes!

Blessed day!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year...New Me!

My word for the year is...INTENTIONAL  I want to be more intentional about so many things this year but most of all my walk with God.  I don't want to be casual about it.  After my Walk to Emmaus in October I have been working towards this and have just decided there is no time like the present. Time is short!

So...I am joining Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare  3 things that I am thankful for each day!  Today is 3 Gifts Heard.

1.  Hubby laughing as he is watching football game on television.

2.  Music - in particular, Israel Haughton's "Moving Forward".

3.  Dogs barking to greet us when we pulled in the driveway.

I'm also joining Holley Gerth's 21 Day Challenge - "Do What You Can Plan".  I will be spending more time in His Word.  No more excuses!  I'm looking at a couple of plans on YouVersion.  Will post tomorrow which one I have decided to use!

If you care to join me...lets see what we can do!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Five Minute Friday's

I have been reading several blogs lately that have a Five Minute Friday. The rules are quite easy...for writers! Write for five minutes flat - no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. I have been so inspired by these women! I can't tell you the number of times that I have read a blog posting and thought...that was exactly what I needed to hear! Now I know my writing is lousy. No funny stories, no pithy comments, no words of wisdom. But maybe...maybe I can allow God to shine through and encourage someone. And I will start with Five Minute Friday. Today's word is JOY.
Interesting word. I know all of the proper things I am to say. But the point that they were trying to get across is to CHOOSE JOY. How often am I amazed that people are able to see the wonders of God in a sunset which I don't even take the time to notice!
This is a choice we have. And I spend way WAY too much time wallering in my defeats or just worrying about things that are absolutely out of my control.
So, for this weekend...I am going to choose joy! Let's see what we can accomplish when I look at things from a cheerful, joyful position. God has blessed me tremendously.
Now I just need to live His blessings!!!
Wow that was interesting. Not planning on doing anything with this like link to the blog but if you are curious to read some other takes on joy...check this out:
Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 27, 2011

More in the continuing sage with "T"

Since no one reads this blog I am using it to keep track of the stuff going on with T since the last time she had a list of everything I had done wrong...and since I don't care enough about all of this to waste brain cells I am going to do the documenting here. I mean, I swear this woman had a listing of EVERY possible time I had done something that she didn't like/hurt her feelings/or upset her in any way. The sad thing...I remember none of it. In most cases when she brought it up it shocked me that she was hurt. Anyway....

OK...this is the first Sunday evening we have had DT since our preacher left. I am the sub in his class so I figured it was my responsibility to plan something and I did. Even tho it was only a video! After our service, I announced that our class would be meeting in the sanctuary. At that time "T" came up to me and said something to the affect that she was surprised that I had something planned because she is the DT Director and all. I offered to back down she said no need, go ahead. And then informed me that she had talked to someone about teaching the class and he was looking at the material. First of all, we don't have material in this class. When I said that she said she had to talked to Bonnie about getting some and "he" was going to review the material and see if he was willing to teach. Would not tell me who when I questioned...which is fine. But NONE of this was discussed in our class. We spoke a few weeks ago when Byron resigned about the need for a man to step up...I don't feel I should be teaching this class. But we certainly didn't talk about any material.

Why do I let myself be upset by this kind of stuff? She is just flexing...but I did end up calling Bonnie and asking if I was out of line to be concerned. She had been presented with the need for material by T and was under the impression that we as a class had discussed it. So she didn't feel I was out of line but now as I write this I just continue to be sad. When we need to be circling the wagons this is coming up. AND I REFUSE TO LET SATAN INVOLVE ME IN ANYTHING THAT WILL BE HARMFUL TO MY CHURCH!!!

Enough said...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Run me over

WOW....still almost a week later (and after several interesting/sad events) I feel like I have been run over by a bus/truck/train!! Last Wednesday night I had the powwow with the preacher and the women in my church. We will call her "T". Basically, it all comes down to...she is jealous of my relationship with the preachers wife and is upset that I no longer talk to her. I tried to take the blame for that. I am not in a position to allow myself to be in conversations with her because I have been convicted of all the gossiping we did...I just need to stay away. But she feels that she no longer gossips as she has also been convicted. Unfortunately, I find that difficult to believe as she had a long convo with someone while her phone butt/boob dialed a friend....and the fact that this happened was told to me in confidence so I couldn't bring that up!! Bottom line, if I said it one time I said it six...I can't been the kind of friend she wants. Ended with Bryon disappointed with me because I didn't come back at her but I knew there was no hope in that and just pretty much kept my mouth shut!!
Then, things went from bad to worse. One of our deacons had been in the hospital for over 2 weeks. He really began to go downhill on Thursday, so I sent a text to my sunday school ladies (past and present) including T, asking for prayer. As he got worse through the day, I continued to update this group, including T, and she then was the one to call me to let me know that this man had passed. With the funeral, feeding the family and all apparently she is taking this to mean we are best buds again...!!!
So done with it all. The Gray family will be leaving on Friday. We are having one last hoorah at the church on Wednesday night. Am tired of crying...I am going to miss them terribly! I hope God has a terrific man ready to come to our church, and soon!