Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Decorations before Thanksgiving?

Many people are putting up decorations this week. I'm wondering how this affects my friends. For many years it used to infuriate me. But this year I'm thinking differently. I guess I'm getting older and time is just flying by every day! I'm thinking how much I love the family time, the lights and the focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. But alas, now it seems like it comes and goes so fast. I agree that we should be Thankful all year long, and I love the focus on family and thankful hearts at Thanksgiving. I'm not saying we should "ex" out Thanksgiving and replace it with Christmas, but what about combining them? Not only should we be thankful all year long, but I believe we should also celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah all year too. So, is it such a bad thing to make the season last a little longer by decorating early for Christmas?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lahore, Pakistan

Meet my new friend, Amanda Scott! Isn't she beautiful? I'm enjoying our visit and so excited about being here with her in Lahore Pakistan.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Mindless Driving?

"I wonder if he is serious or just mindless driving?" My husband's comment after following a vehicle for several miles with the blinker flashing on, off, on, off, on, off, on, off, on, off (you get the picture)? It was quite impossible to determine the intentions of the driver ahead of us. We were unsure if it was safe to pass or should we stay a safe distance behind him just in case he actually did turn right from the left lane...

Mindless drivers. Driving to work. Driving to school. Driving to the lake, the church, a funeral. Driving, driving, driving. Radio blarring, phones lodged between their shoulder and ear, eyes glaring at nothingness as they maneuver a large vehicular machine down the highway.

I guess we have all been guilty of mindless driving. Have you ever found yourself at a destination with no recollection of the details along the journey? Were you talking on the phone, or singing your favorite song with the radio? Now, we would be quick to say that was not mindless driving. Or would we? Our mind was elsewhere...not on the road. Shutter! I don't know about you but I would hate to be on the same highway as a mindless driver. Whatever the case or the distraction, I hope we keep our minds and eyes on the road and reach our destinations safely. With that said, excuse me while I go get my mind before I get in the car. See you later!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Healer by Michael Guglielmucci

In spite of the scandal tainted history of this song, it's raw message still ministers to me.

You hold my every moment
You calm my raging seas
You walk with me through fire
And heal all my disease
I trust in You
I Trust in You

I believe You’re my Healer
I believe You are all I need
I believe You’re my Portion
I believe You’re more than enough for me
Jesus, You’re all I need

Nothing is impossible for You
Nothing is impossible
Nothing is impossible for You
You hold my world in Your hands

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Gifts from God Today

I think maybe God sits up on his throne and thinks up things to do to surprise us with little special gifts from him. Today as I was working on my computer, my husband called me to look out the sliding glass door that leads to our swimming pool in the back yard. Majestically floating in large circular movements were two little ducks, enjoying the morning sun in our pool. The sun shining, the birds singing, and the small rippled waves from the movement in the water filled me wth a sense of peace. I just stood there for a while and watched them; so serene; so peaceful. Thank You, God for this special gift today. You are my Peace.