Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

Technically today's post is a Sermon in a Song.

Please listen carefully to Laughing With

Photo Hunt - Surprise

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two for Tuesday - yadseuT rof owT

Here are my two cents worth on two things that should be included in much needed texting while driving laws.

  1. Any semi or delivery truck driver caught texting while driving should lose their license immediately for at least one year - no exceptions, no excuses.

  2. Any one caught texting while driving who has a child under 18 in the vehicle with them should be charged with either child endangerment or neglect of a dependent.

There is nothing you have to tell someone that is more important than peoples lives - possibly even your own.

Please do not text and drive!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

If you don't know (understand) the purpose of a thing (item, role, relationship, institution, etc.) you will eventually abuse it.

Heard on the radio - speaker unknown (ampification mine)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scroll down for WW

“Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms just like NASCAR drivers, so we can identify their corporate sponsors.” -From an e-mail making the rounds

All in agreement say "I".

Wordless Wednesday - Flowers

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

God's love never requires that you defend it, only live it.

-from How to Find Your Personal Path to Success by Robin Chaddock

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"Wow"mart Shopping

So Linda, my friend over at 2nd Cup, always seems to find blogging material at Wowmart (as she calls it). I had some other errands to do near the local Wowmart so I decided to stop there to pick up a few grocery items rather than going to where I normally shop. I did not see the foil-haired lady nor did I have any toilet paper experience.

I did, however, overhear two interesting conversations.

The first one I could not post in its entirety without changing the rating on my blog but was a middle age couple who appeared by their shopping and conversation to not know each other all that well (possibly were dating) but proceeded to discuss why her son was in jail and about his nephew (in jail also) and the details of each situation which would have equalled TOO MUCH INFORMATION in a counseling session, let alone in the middle of a store! Geeesh!

The other conversation made me literally laugh out loud!

Overheard in the school supply aisles:


"This one is what's on the list"

"But Moooooom."

"See, it has different sections for different subjects."

"Moooom, I just need this one - not the one with sections."

"but the list..."

"Mom, this is the exact kind my friend has and she's a straight A student!"

Yep, I'm guessing that single subject notebook will make all the difference.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WW - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Growing organically seems to mean fighting a lot more weeds but I'm also reaping some really long produce.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

God made us for so much more than enjoying our stuff.
- Rob Bell

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What Do You Think?

I was feeling a need to rearrange the furniture, so to speak, and found this blog design at Aqua Poppy's.

So, what do you think?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday 13 - 13 Songs About Rain

First there was too much rain here. Now there is not enough. So I got to thinking about rain.

The word rain seems to symbolize many different things. Here are just 13 (my favorites) of the multitude of songs about rain.

Singin' in the Rain

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

Rainy Days and Mondays

Bring on the Rain

I Love the Rainy Nights

Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain

Have You Ever Seen the Rain

I'm No Stranger to the Rain

Kentucky Rain

Who'll Stop the Rain

Bring the Rain

Smoky Mountain Rain

Songs About Rain

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - What?

What Grammy? I'm not doing anything.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Two for Tuesday - yadseuT rof owT

Be Still and know that I am God.

Psalms 46:19

  • Sometimes I feel like it is hard to hear what God is telling me. Sometimes I think He is being stubbornly silent. What I'm discovering, and what is true about some of the decisions I've been trying to make recently, is that it usually isn't that He is silent but that I am not listening. I am not taking time to "be still". I am busying myself with distractions or busying my mind with a barrage of points and counterpoints until all I hear is static. I intentionally, even if unknowingly, create enough noise to avoid hearing what I am afraid to hear - to avoid recognizing if He is asking me to do something I don't want to do or to go a direction that will be hard or uncomfortable for me.

  • There are currently lots of things going on in my life that require decisions. Not your run of the mill "what will I fix for dinner" kinds of decisions, but life altering decisions. I have been struggling to make most of them - going back and forth, trying to weigh the positives and negatives of each option and all the potential outcomes and scenarios. The result was having no peace, being frustrated and being no closer to a decision. Then on Sunday at church the pastor talked about how we complicate things rather than keeping them as simple as they actually are. Another young man spoke about a situation where he had to rely on God's guidance which he was only receiving one "step" at a time.

Hmmmmm. Be still, keep it simple, and be willing to take one trusting step at a time. I think I'll try that.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sermon in a Sentence

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”- Mahatma Gandhi

The truth of this quote that I too often see saddens me.