Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crazy day, listening to Christmas music!

I LOVE, LOVE, Christmas music. I know it is early for some of you, but really isn't Christms music alot of praise music anyway! I listen to some of the music (the faith based ones) and it is GREAT Praise and Worship music!!! Most tell the story of baby Jesus, what a better praise story?? Nothing!

My family thinks i am a little i just CRANK it up when they are not here and burn a mistletoe candle. I go somewhere else when the music is on. I remember alot. I think alot. I pray alot. I clean! Yes, i do it with an "extra" step when i listen to the music! A happy "no worries" step! yeah!

I am encouraged again that my blogging is not all that bad. thanks jg.

In my Charles Stanley (actually ours) devotional this a.m. I loved what it said. It was about perseverance. The end said this: "Biblical success means two things: achieving what the Lord calls you to do and becoming the person He desires you to be. Seek His specific goals for your life. Persevering through obstacles ill be a faith-building adventure that teaches you to depend on the heavenly Father." Pretty cool! I want to become the person Jesus desires me to become! I battle with this, even though I KNOW I am a better, healthier me when i let Him do me!

I read a blog today about "funky" schedules. I do think sometimes "seasons" change our schedules. I also think relationships change, even though the male is to be the head of the household, spiritual leader...that just sometimes, that will not be the case and roles are reversed. Temporarily! My schedule i feel is my families and the volunteer duties i do. They make my day. so bring on the funk! (jg!!)

I aso know that my step-dad is moving out of the house he and my mom lived in for over 20 some years. It was the house they lived the longest in their 35 years of marriage! It is sad because that is it....door closed...end of the chapter...end of the journey.! No more a house to go to that was the home of my mom. No more smell, or memories to go to. Maybe this will be freeing for me. I have struggle for a very long time (3 years) with my mom's death...too long, i know! But now my step dad moves into a condo...and it will be his place! not mom and merlin's....just Merlin's place. I am happy for him. I have been down a couple of times to help him. And it was hard, it was like after she died...going through the stuff. But it is all just stuff.

Do you have stuff you need to get rid of so you can focus on the true meaning of Christmas? Do you have things that keep you from moving on? Do you? I know I do.
May God bring you peace, clarity, and comfort to clean out the stuff!!! and see Christ! He is the only thing we need!

Merry "CHRIST"mas!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

another month went by and where was I???

I was (and still am).....still getting use to Megan living in Ft. Myers.
I was (and still am).....working on college stuff for Molly.
I was (and i am pretty well okay with him).....getting use to Molly having a boyfriend. (yes i said the word) He is a nice guy! (just don't hurt my baby!)
I was (and still am).....still doing the "change4change" for our church. Which is a monthly "collection of coins" to raise funds for our building. We are at alittle under 8,000 for 8 months! not bad considering it is literally "pocket change".
I was working feverishly on the church's cookbook...they did one some 10+years ago, it is off to the printers now!
I was sad about Molly having her first fender bender (and no it was not her fault) but she is okay!!!
I was (and still am) very sad for my friend Bonnie in Bloomington, whose daughter Nikki passed away end of last month! She just went through the "first month". Prayers appreciated!
I Indiana and got to see my buddies!yeah!i love, love my friends there. we just pick up and go on whereever we leave off. so very cool.
I was (and still am) trying to get back my "girlish" figure! want to start running/walking again TOMORROW!
I was visited by a dear friend from Columbus (who is an OSU fan, but i still love her!)
I was....riding my bike one day and in the bike lane was a dead BOBCAT>>>>freaky! i got off my bike and took pictures. and also found a sheriff to clear it out of the bike lane. it was kinda spooky and caught me off guard!
I was 50 and "still am NOT" now i am a year older! birthdays are just not the same anymore! i love having birthdays and making them special....but this year just seemed to pass without a hitch...EXCEPT (OSU buddy) came and saw me. AND MOLLY made me the neatest sign and hung it at the coffee shop for me on Sunday! ah..precious. and Megan found me the "Wizard of Oz" pez candy collection set. cool!
I was (and still am) trying to do better on my blog writing....still a work in progress. But when I know someone is reading gets me all fired up to write...So this is for you Cath...even though you can't "comment" I know you check on my every once in awhile.
so enjoy this short visit about my month of FLEW by and today is the first day of NOVEMBER! and it is NOW dark at 6... i do not like that!
Megan will be home in 18 more days if thanksgiving is on the 19th? do not really sad is that.
I have a busy month...BIG fundraiser for Molly's school. prayerfully the cookbook will be done and published! cool.
so Happy fall y'all!!!