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!


Anonymous said...

Excellent blog, Betsy.

Dawn Cartwright said...

Wish I was there jammin' with ya!
Belated birthday wishes... I don't know where my October and half of November went either (see blog!)
Still holding out hope for a bowl game, if not, am researching places on Anna Maria. Do you know of any owners willing to rent to 6 of us Dec. 19-26?
Miss you, friend. Hugs.