Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Thousand Words Thursday - June 25, 2009

Cheaper Than Therapy

A little girl spends a million moments dreaming of a Prince and her Wedding Day!

He made my dreams come true!

Ignorance is not bliss...

After expressing my anger over the recent world events a friends attempt to console me, only added to my frustration! He commented saying... “You can’t let it get to you too much…Some people are just stupid”.

My problem is…Stupid people don’t:

1. Create Nuclear weapons and then threaten “Fire Storms on their neighboring countries”
2. Don’t shut down access to websites, telephones, and media coverage.
3. “Fix” elections.
4. Kill College Students as they sleep.
5. Have affairs with friends in Argentina.

The people responsible for these events are master minds and depend on brilliant minds as puppets to move their agenda’s forward.

I was perplexed when I heard that the younger generations of China are unaware of the events in Tiananmen Square.

I was moved to tears as I watch a young woman die in the streets of Iran.

I was outraged as I watched an interview with a Veteran from Hawaii talk about the comparison between Pearl Harbor and the new fears revealed after recent threats from South Korea.

I feel like I am trapped in a Bad Action Movie full of secret societies, political plots, racy romance, and a terrible script.

I have to stop reading the news. I find myself feeling more and more helpless, scared, and worried.

The only thing I can do is pray. I pray for Peace. I pray for those who don’t know my Lord. I pray for those who live in countries that are taking revolutionary steps of change.

This is wild time to breathe!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - June 15, 2009

FOR TODAY …June 15, 2009

Outside my window...66 Degrees and Cloudy…I am one of the few people around who is enjoying the June Gloom. I believe this is God’s way of prepping our area for a warm summer. I do hope it helps with any fire danger.

I am thinking...about Father’s day. I am really blessed with a wonderful Dad!
I am thankful for...the guys in my life. I am truly inspired by the circle of God fearing and loving men that I get to call friends.

From the kitchen...Jell-O…it seems to be one of the most perfect summer desserts.

I am wearing...Teal and Black Top, Black Slacks, Black Sandals.

I am creating...a list of homes to look at. We are praying that God will point us in a good direction.

I am the market sometime today. I would really like to go at lunch, but don’t know if that will work out or not.

I am reading...Wives and Daughters

I am hoping...that the pain I am feeling in my leg, chest, and back, is just muscle pain from the work I did around the house this weekend, and nothing more. I really don’t want to see the doctor for nothing.

I am new favorite song “Blessed be your Name” by Travis Cottrell, makes me really want to start playing the piano or guitar again…hmmm I think God might be pulling on my heart strings.

Around the house...lots of “chores” to do. I need to talk to our neighbor about painting our screen, get the car battery out of our patio area (I guess it’s a little ummm… “White trash” for our home owners association), and figure out what to do about our screens with our land lord…other than than…just normal house work.

One of my favorite things...My planner…it keeps my life moving, even when my brain isn’t.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, Housework, Planning for the next couple weeks, Working Out using the new EA Active on the Wii (AWESOME Program), taking my Mother in Law for a procedure on Friday, and Father’s Day fun on Sunday.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

These are three special guys in my life. My husband, his best friend, and one of my best friends.
When we got married our worlds meshed so well, our friends have now become friends.
Its such an amazing blessing in our lives.
Special Thanks and Blessing to Peggy The Simple Woman for hosting this post.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute - June 9, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

Two may talk together

under the same roof for many years,

yet never really meet,

and two others at first speech

are old friends.

~author unknown

I have the honor of calling Mrs. Wilson a friend.

I have been blessed by the opportunity to dance in the glitter of her laughter and joy!

I have learned so very much from her tangled past and metamorphosis into a woman of comfort and peace.

She has wonderful strength, passion, and a great love for the people in her life.

She is dying. Thinking those words…burns my heart, knowing that she doesn’t know my Savior...breaks it.

I fall to my knees in great reverence of Almighty God, praying that he bangs on the heart of this sweet woman, so that she may find salvation and enter his Gates.

I selfishly admit that I don’t want to spend eternity without her sparkle!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday - June 3, 2009

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty…
1 Corinthians 1:2

If you spend much time with me, you will learn quickly that I love all things silly. Recently we had a movie night to watch the first Transformer movie, because my sister in law hadn’t seen it. Most people would probably invite a few people over, maybe gets some pop corn or candy, and drinks…and that would be wonderful. Unfortunately for my family and friends, I just can’t stop at that. We ended up with a Transformer Event. Complete with BBQ, paper goods, decorations, and the silliest thing ever…DECODER RINGS! I was sure that my guests had thought I had lost my mind, when I expected grown adults to run around with plastic rings on their fingers. But that’s when I realized just how perfect God is in his plan. Out little group of family and friends loved it, including a friend who had attended a memorial service for his mother the day before. To the outsider my plans would probably be considered foolish or silly, but to my little group of loved ones they felt wanted and thought of and comforted. God is so Good!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday’s Tribute – June 2, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute

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My heart has been hardened for almost nine years now.

For much of that time you will find me living my life to its fullest, loving the people around me, enjoying everything from the largest event to celebrating the little stuff.

But every once in a while I feel the pain of longing, the sting of memory, the fear of loneliness, and it overwhelms everything that I am.

As a visitor to this dark place, you would watch as I question the Almighty God. Wondering why he took her away if he loved me so much? Why did he give me the gift of loving someone who knew me, understood me, bonded with me, just to rip her out of my life? Why did he let her work so hard to change all that she was for the chance to play a role in my life, just to lose her in the early chapters of my own story.

The Why’s will kill me! They go on and on, as a never ending battle between my humanity and my faith. They are all encompassing. They hurt my heart to such depths that the scars run deep enough to change the very essence of who I am. When I lost her, I lost part of myself.

I climb my way out of this place of despair by holding on to the God that loved me enough to give me family and friends to fill the void that was left when the Cancer took her away.

The God that loves me despite of all of my questions, and failures.

That I am loved by a God who loved me enough to bless me with an Angel for a Grandmother.

Today I write this as a tribute to my Mar. She was and continues to be a wonderful mentor, example, and comfort.

As I walk through my life I see little things that remind me of her. I have her rolling pin to make pies with. I have a tea cup and saucer that was used so often and washed with such diligence that the d├ęcor has worn off. I have wonderful memories of hope and comfort with wonderful words of wisdom. And my personal favorite is the little Blue Bird of happiness that sits on my sink, just as it did at her home.

I pray with all hopes that when I enter those pearly gates of Heaven that I will smell her apple pies baking, hear her laughter, feel her arms around me, blow out her cigarette lighter and sing Reba Macintyre songs together again!

Until then…I watch for Blue Birds as they come and go, and hope they will find my world comfortable enough to make a nest.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook - June 1, 2009

FOR TODAY…June 1, 2009 Outside my window...Cloudy, Wet, and 63 Degrees…June Gloom has rolled in.

I am thinking...about my day. I am facilitating my first meeting in my new role as a project coordinator today. I am pretty excited and nervous. My sweet mother helped me shop for something special to wear today, which makes me feel pretty and confident. Love her!

I am thankful for...our cars. They both keep on kicking.

From the kitchen...those cookies I keep talking about…I made a really yummy cheese cake over the weekend that I was hoping would last a couple of days, but the empty dish leads me to believe that it won’t…hahaha

I am wearing...A new bright blue top, black slacks, black shoes, and a cute matching necklace and earring set that my mom picked out.

I am creating...Something….I just don’t know what yet…This is the first “slow” week I have had in a few months, I think I feel the creative itch coming.

I am Fresh and Easy at lunch today to pick up some pre-made salads for lunch this week.

I am reading... Wives and Daughters, and the Scarlet Pimpernel

I am hoping...That two close family friends find comfort and peace during a terrible health crisis.
I am hearing...lots of Monday Madness….busyness, weekend talk, and coffee brewing.

Around the house...gardening. I would really like to get some new plants in my little plot of earth. The ground will be moist from the drizzle and light rains this weekend. I think it will be good timing.

One of my favorite things...My new cell phone. It has all the bells and whistles, including Internet access to my favorite sites, included

A few plans for the rest of the week: Hanging out with my Mom tonight because our guys have bible study, walking with a friend tomorrow night, meeting with the adoption support team at our church on Wednesday night, Date Night on Friday night, BBQ at our house on Saturday night, Church on Sunday and hopes to see my Mother in Law and In-laws (Especially the babies) on Sunday Afternoon.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

These are Peonys that I found at the market of all places. I have never seen or had these flowers before.
I am totally taken with them! They soothe my soul! God is so very creative with his blessings!

Special thanks and Blessing to Peggy at The Simple Woman for hosting this blog.