Monday, June 21, 2010

I Chuckled today...

I opened my blog this a.m. (when i am suppose to be working out, I will soon) and CHUCKLED! Megan, my oldest daughter, had "updated" my blog. She is my "editor" and comes in and puts pictures up and other "snazzy" things, that I HAVE NO IDEA how to do!

ISN'T IT PRECIOUS! So "summery". Thanks Megs! Appreciate it. Love all the pictures! Especially Molly giving her Salutatorian speech...ahhh. It seems like it was yesterday but it has been almost a month! Wow.

I am blessed to have TWO wonderful daughters (and yes, a wonderful girl dog!). They bless me, love me, shop with me, roll their eyes at me, laugh at me, poke fun at me, pray for me, frustrate me, care for me, hang out with me, share theirs highs and lows with me, and so much more. But this August BOTH will move out of the home. One into her 1st apartment (congrats Megs) and the other, Molly, is off to college (congrats Molly)!! I am so PROUD of you both! Love you bigger than the whole world!! May God continue to bless you and keep you safe in His arms!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

happy dad's day! and more

today is "dad's" day and we are having a pretty low key day. Rainy in Florida. Love thunderstorms and lazy Sundays. AND THIS IS ONE! Happy Dad's Know you are spending it with the Heavenly Father! Good for you! Miss you, though! (big time!)

update on bike. Rode 100 miles in 7 days! sweet!

Worked on my Facebook. Don't like Facebook. I am a "blogger", not a "facebooker". But i actually requested friends. We will see how it goes!

Found Megs an apt. yesterday. She actually found it. God confirmed it with a rainbow as we were leaving! Trusting. it will be fun to "play" and "set up" her place....or "watch her do it!!!"

okay that is it for today.

heard a great message from our Pastor this a.m. GREAT....God first! Quit worrying about "pleasing people" and just work on "pleasing God!!!" Love that!

Friday, June 11, 2010

GAPGIRL and 3k

short blog...just broke 3k on my bike this a.m. after riding 16 miles. very excited! miles on bike 3003.00 very cool for me!

So GOD blessed to be able to ride my bike!


be blessed!

and remember that comment "What if church was all about God"....i took it one step further..."What if I was all about God" 24/7! I want to claim it! and be it! Praying!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hmmm what you up to?

Hoping everyone is doing great! Molly got home safe and sound. She is happy, but going through Jessica withdrawels. She has had alot of attention and alot of fun and now just like anything it is back to reality. She will do fine. I am glad to have her back.

I gave blood today. Part of doing something to make a change on Monday' is Tuesday! I did it. They are checking my plasma and see if i can give every 2 weeks, because my goal is 5 gallons of blood. I have a good start, but plasma giving would get me there faster! YIKES!

We had a awesome Ordination last night at our church. Three young men got ordained. It was a great Praise and Worship, Great testimonies, Great talk by our Pastor, just a God-filled evening.

My husband came home tonight and said he heard on a Christian station asking about "what if church was all about God"...think about that. I am.

My daughter in Ft. Myers got a new positon today. Language Arts next year with Special Ed. jr. high kids. She was doing science with them. But the Principal came in and said he really need someone strong and capable and she was the person! Wow. Praise Jesus! He is covering Megs! congrats megs!

I start ww tomorrow. Not telling too many people. You all don't count, cuz very rarely do i get comments (but thanks for the one yesterday!) So prayers please. Food is a drug for me. I let it solve all my problems and i really want to surrender all to GOD! He is the great Healer and Restorer. Looking forward to some healing and restoring.

Okay....Read in Psalms...
"By your words I can see where I'm going, they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I've committed myself and I'll never turn back from living by your righteous order. Everything's falling apart on me, God, put me together again with your Word. Festoon me with your finest sayings, God teach me your holy rules. My life is as close as my own hands, But I don't forget what you have reveled. The wicked do their best to throw me off track, but I don't swerve an inch from your course. I inherited your book on living, it's mine forever--what a gift! And how happy it makes me! I concentrate on doing exactly what you say--I always have and always will. (Psalm 105-112, The Message)
Lot of thought goes into that. pondering in prayer. i want more of this "doing exactly what you say"

Pastor said this week "My life is about God alone" hmmm. that means it IS NOT ABOUT ME!

have a blessed Wednesday. Hug someone! Hugs to the blogworld!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Plan B is for me!

Well, the house is quiet. Molly is in Houston. Megs is still teaching in Ft. Myers, school is not out for her til 15 and then training for 3 days. Brian is at work. Ruth is sleeping, what she does best.

I saw a book I want to read...called Plan B by Pete Wilson. He is a Pastor at Cross Point Comm. Church. I can not go in to it too much...other than when our Plan A is NOT working..we need to reevaluate and go to Plan B. That is where I am right now. I am going to approach 'empty nesting' very soon. That is part of my Plan B. But this book goes into it with hope and reminding me that God is ever present in our Plan B. So I am on a venture to go find this book (hopefully with a coupon) and start to read it.

I am also reading a book called Every Monday Matters (52 ways to make a difference). Molly got it for graduation from some special friends of ours. I thought it was going to be all these service projects (which is not a bad thing...just a "time" thing) but it has a multitude of ways to make a difference in the world from Eat Healthy (No Fast Food Monday), Get Rid of Junk Mail, Donate Books, to Show your Smile Monday. They are all doable...all 52. One is donate blood, so that is what i shall do this Monday. What are you doing to make a difference in the world? I know Ashlie, our dear friend and her hubby are adopting a sweet child,EASTON, from Ethopia! So get out there and make a difference...this book only tells you to do it ONE day a week...try for TWO!

I am also reading (I LOVE TO READ, and now that school is done, i get to..already finished one book in 2 wks) the other book i am reading is...The Power of Half (One Family's decision to stop taking and start giving back) It is a good read. The same friend who gave Molly the "Every Monday Matters" lent me this book.

So whether you are planning a Plan B day, or a Every "day" Monday Matters day, or you are going to stop taking and start giving back...HAVE A GREAT DAY doing it! God has showered me with blessings, amazing I don't even notice HALF of them (or a majority of them) is sad! So shower your God-given blessings to someone else today. Hug a friend, pick up trash, smile more...and do not forget to GIVE GOD THE GLORY in all you do!

In His Timing.....betsy