Wednesday, October 8, 2014

He Thought I Was Seeing a Man

Have you ever shared your personal testimony of faith?  That’s what I’m writing about today.  I was a woman who had so much going for me.  Yet, I felt empty.  My story is featured at Lisa Shaw’s website,   This is how my journey of faith began; please join me at the website blog,  Women Walking With Jesus.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

They Like Peanut Butter Too!

The highlight of last week was meeting my blogger buddy in person.  Myra, Respice Prospice (don’t you love that blog name?) visited my town with her DH.  I met them, along with my DH, for breakfast.  I was excited.  My husband had to tell me twice to catch my breath as we drove to the restaurant.  He asked me if I will recognize this couple.  I assured him that although I wouldn’t recognize her other half, I would know Myra in a nano second.  “You’ll like her!”  I told him, because you like me and she’s a lot like me except that she is very tiny.  So that is why when I greeted her at the cafĂ©, the first thing out of my mouth was “Gee, you are tall just like me.” When will I ever get use to being wrong?

The four of us had a wonderful time.  It was the biggest blessing to me because they like music just like us and it tickled me to see my dear husband enjoy male camaraderie and share his favorite topic!

Myra is genuine and as interesting in person as her written posts.  Blogging has its rewards and meeting up in person is the best part.  I love reading other bloggers’ posts about meeting too.  It is so much fun to actually see with our eyes the person we think we know so well and, as in my perception, to be surprised (and delighted) to observe our similarities.

A few days ago I read a cute post written by my friend Sharon that targeted our physical appearance here on earth compared to what our bodies will look like when we all get to Heaven.  I giggled when I read it, clickhere, because that very day I met Myra and although I was off a few inches in height, I perceived well what I thought she would look like.  Unfortunately, I will not get to meet every one of my blogging buddies this side of Heaven, but in the “eternal hereafter” we’ll recognize each other!  Talk about a fun blog party!

What do you think it will be like?  It is so much fun to imagine!

I'm linking today to Hazel's wonderful collection of true stories.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

When Trouble Comes, Sing!

When you are going through a hard time how easy is it for you to praise God, especially in song?  I find this hard to do!  That's what I'm talkin' about at Women Walking With Jesus today.  Please visit me there and let me know what you think!  Click here

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Give Me A Silent Ride

I often wonder about God's sense of humor.  His answers to my prayers are...well, funny...sometimes!  I share about one of those times today at Women Walking With Jesus.  Head on over and let's have a laugh together!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

I treated my man to a breakfast buffet at the casino this morning and did we splurge!  My plate was filled with scrambled egg & cheese, homemade biscuit and honey, chicken fried steak, a slice of ham, bacon and yogurt and nuts topping it all off with pastry and coffee.  On our way out to the parking lot, we passed a Native American woman who hit the jackpot and won $1,000.  We watched.  She didn’t bat an eyelash.  She just kept playing her machine.

We then headed out for an adventure.  I’m looking for a round, small outside table for my back deck.  I already have two chairs, but I need a table for those special occasions when the evenings are cool and we want to eat dinner outdoors and watch the sun set.  I don’t want to spend a lot of money so picking up something used and refurbishing it to my taste would be ideal.  We followed the bright painted signs to garage and yard sales in the area. 

I started having fun when I met an eight year old girl who had all the talent of a professional salesgirl.  Her section of the yard sale was filled with Barbie dolls, Princess books to read and to color and lots of toys, mostly pink.  She had everything laid out neatly and asked me if I had a little girl.  I told her I had a five-year old granddaughter and wondered what to buy her.  With that, she carefully chose a Barbie sing-a-long player and demonstrated how to use the buttons and microphone.  She sang the lyrics to the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”  That song always makes me want to rock out, so I danced along as she sang and that’s when her grandmother arrived on the scene to get a closer look!  Yes, I did buy the toy for our little Sookie and I’m hoping she will enjoy it as much as I did with my little friend! 

I never did find a table so my plans for the back deck are on hold.  Of all the people we met sailing from yard to yard, we both smile when we think of that little gal who gave us a sales presentation that deserves an award!  I think it’s funny, too, that I can’t get Cyndi Lauper’s song out of my head!  Yeah, girls they want to have fun!

This post is linked to Friendship Friday.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pondering Old Glory

I admit it.  I’m a news junkie. The reason?  I love America.  I feel blessed to live in this nation.  I’ve been privileged to travel abroad and like so many Americans, I’ve returned home to embrace the beauty of this land.  My heart flows with gratitude to live in a free country.  I appreciate our rich history of men and women who feared God and passionately shaped our nation with courage and faith.

Getting back to cable news, I’m frustrated when some of our leaders approve policies that lack integrity and promote a New Age agenda that scoffs at Christianity which our nation was founded on.  It’s against the law to destroy the eggs of a bald eagle but it’s ok to destroy the fetus in a woman?  Personally, my blood boils when I watch crooked politicians opening up the door to oppression rather than supporting our foundational principles.  Our borders are far from secure, suspicious emails go missing and the same standards of taxation expected of citizens do not apply to our leaders. 

The answer is not in bashing anyone.  In fact I’m encouraged today.  This morning I studied the first chapter of Ephesians.  I’m remembering that Jesus is above every power and every principality and dominion.  His Name is higher than every name that’s named!

So who is really in control? God, bless America once again.

21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. 22 God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. 23 And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.    Ephesians 1:21-23

This post links to The Friday Five at the Watered Soul.