Thursday, September 25, 2008

Not Me!

So after such a rambling heavy-hearted post Thursday, I thought I'd play along with McMama and create a Not Me Monday post. I am digging way back and not confessing some of my innermost not-me moments.

  • I most certainly did not eat a bite of cheesecake of our visiting pastor's plate after lunch one day. After he ranted and raved about how good his wife's cheesecake was and how I should try it (meaning get a piece of my own), I most certainly did not reach over with my fork and try his piece of cheesecake. That would be rude and very uncharacteristic of me.

  • In the days BC (before Christ and Children), I most certainly Did Not get intoxicated and try to pee in a refrigerator thinking it was the bathroom...absolutely NOT!

  • I, in no way, shape, or form was responsible for my husband getting a speeding ticket. 'Nuf was NOT my fault.

  • This is a doozie, I still feel bad about not doing this one when I was playing at a neighbor's house...I did not put Compound W on a night crawler...It did not blow up like a balloon. I certainly did not cry about that one.

  • I did Not wet the bed when I was in high school after having a dream about going to the bathroom...that's just gross.

  • After listening to my two oldest children fighting All DAY, I most certainly did not tie them together with a hankerchief and make them clean each other's bedrooms. They did not have to put an arm around each other and coordinate walking with 3 legs. They certainly did not have to learn anything about working together. I would have never done anything like that. They didn't end up with bouts of giggles all afternoon either.

I'm just saying...that would all be pretty bad.

A Mixed Bag...

Sorry things here have been a little dry...It is not normal for me to have absolutely nothing to say! Ever have those times where there is so much swirling around in your mind, but as hard as you try, you can't get the swirling to stop long enough to make something sensible? That is pretty much how I am feeling.

I am overwhelmed by God's mercy and compassion. He shows himself in so many ways and is so mindful of the little things...

I am thankful for my salvation, my husband, my children, my family which includes the body of believers I worship with...

I am saddened by the true sin nature of people who are lost.

I am broken by those who themselves are broken under the heavy weights life has placed on them, but overjoyed when I see them cling to the Lord and see the way the Lord blesses themand holds them up.

I am in awe of God's creation.

I need a vacation.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm missing summer already

I know that temps are supposed to be around 70 this week...which truly is perfect for me. Not too hot, not too cold. But I've seen some trees changing and have had to wear sweatshirts in the morning! I'm really not ready to let go of summer.
Not ready to give up some of the sights...
...or days of relaxing by the water
Or time spent conquering Bertha
Or running around in bathing suits and bare feet, listening to the giggles of the kids as they dump each other out of the center of Bertha...
...Or the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks...

...and building castles in the sand...
...or the debate of what to do next. Swim, swim, or SWIM?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

An Award? Aww Shucks...You're too Kind!

My blogging friend Tracy has nominated me for a cute little award. I thought it was very kind of her to send it my way. I didn't start this blog with the intention of winning any accolades from anyone. I figured I would start posting silly little stories and pictures with the hopes of capturing "a glimpse" of our daily lives to share with our family in Florida.

Through blogging, though, I have found an outlet, a therapy of sorts to channel thoughts and feelings. I have found new friends and have seen thousands of the world's prayer warriors mobilized to bring comfort both in times of sorrow and joy. I have seen the Lord work in many lives and have seen him glorified time after time in the stories of strangers. In coming up with these silly little stories of mine, I have realized that my life is far from boring and mundane. Most of the time when people call and ask how life is or what we've been up to, normally the response is...not too much. Life seems to move by so quickly that you forget to savor the little gems and jewels scattered about in a day. This blog has been a great outlet for me to savor the moments.
So anyway, back to the award...this is how it works:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated
Here are my 7 Favorites:
  1. My Sister, Sara. She is my best friend and has been through the fire in her life, but always comes back stronger. She is a great mother and an advocate for her children. She doesn't get a lot of traffic on her blog, which is sad because she always has such good stuff on there.
  2. My Sister in Christ and Friend Julie. Julie is hilarious. I've known her for quite some time. She is someone who really gets me. We are alike in many ways and have a very similar sense of humor.
  3. Another Sister in Christ and Friend, Cindy. She has the best laugh in the world. I love to hear this person laugh! She values life. She values that which many people in America believe they can throw away, give away or terminate. She is a wonderful person through and through striving to be the best mom of 12 and wife and honor God in all that she does. She appreciates the gift of family and counts each moment as a blessing.
  4. Again, a Sister in Christ and Friend, Amanda. She is the girl who has the amazing ability to take the lemons in life and make sweet lemonade. I didn't really get to know her well when she lived here in Michigan, but have had the opportunity to get to know her through her blog. She is a great encourager, always sending Godly wisdom and advice in my comments section. She is a pillar of strength in her family while her husband is deployed, raising her boys and teaching them about the Lord.
  5. This person I don't know personally. I am just a stalker who is captivated by her writing and her relationship with the Lord. Angie Smith. She has the sweetest heart and spirit that are poured out everytime she posts.
  6. I don't know this person personally, either, but again, her writing and her personality just shine. I'm sure that if she lived in the neighborhood, we'd be friends! I love to see how the Lord is glorified in her writing. McMama...
  7. This gal...she is just awesome. I have been following her blog for about 9 months now. She just amazes me with her strength and zest for life. The Lord has blessed her greatly with a new set of lungs and a new lease on life. Her spirit is refreshing...Alice.

So that's it...those are my seven. I could probably have listed about 7 more.