Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Living Life…

Yesterday, on my way home, I was listening to Joel Osteen preach on the radio.  I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying and forgetting if I stopped at the stop sign or not.  Has anyone ever done that?  I also found myself crying as well, not only was I crying, but Joel, himself started crying on the radio. 

He was preaching about loving life and how you live it.   What if this was your last day on Earth and you knew it, would you still treat people the same way?  Would you still yell and cuss at the guy that cut you off on the way to work?  What if he had an emergency he was trying to get to.  Would you still yell at the cashier who was rude and didn’t speak to you?  What if she had a family member dying, or what if she was just diagnosed with a disease herself?  You never know what is going on in people’s lives, so there should be no reason for you to go off on them.  You should always portray yourself as Jesus would.  Live your life like Jesus would.  He wouldn’t get mad about that guy that cut him off, he would pray for him to have a safe trip.  He wouldn’t get mad at the cashier, he would ask her how her day was, and tell her to have a good one, and then he would probably pray for her. 

I want to be this kind of example for my child, I want to show her you should never be rude or blow up about some little thing.  It is not worth getting your panties in a wad over the little things in life.  It really matters how you live your life!

Be an example of God’s patience, mercy and grace.  Your kids are watching.

But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners.  Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life.  1 Timothy 1:16

Monday, February 20, 2012


I don’t know if there was something in the air yesterday, but it seemed all Gracie did yesterday was whine about stuff.  And of course, back talk.  If I said go put on your shoes, she started whining, saying she couldn’t.  Brian said to clean your room, she says But Mom said… UGH!

So, at the end of the night last night, after many, many pleas for her to Do what is right and obey, I finally called her over to read a scripture from the bible.  This is what I read:

Do everything without grumbling or arguing  Philippians 2:14

OF which, by the way, they learned about obeying your parents in Sunday School yesterday too, apparently she wasn’t listening that well.  After I read the scripture to her, I asked her what it meant, and she said, quit whining!  I said YES, Jesus wants us to do all things without whining!!  Which is sometimes hard even for me to do, but I get it at least, and at least I am trying to instill that in Gracie.

On another note, we went out to eat yesterday after church, and I saw someone who had gotten saved at church yesterday, I told her Congratulations, I am so happy for you.  Gracie immediately belted out, Did she have another baby?  SHHHHHHSH!  So, began the conversation of going to Heaven and how to get saved.  Gracie said you are not suppose to go to Heaven until you are old.  So, Brian and I explained it to her as much as we thought she would understand, but I think she was still a little confused on how to get Jesus in your heart.  A conversation I am sure we will have again, and it may be sooner than later.

One more thing, if you are into reading books, you need to read this one, I have laughed the whole way through it!  Ketchup is a Vegetable and other lies moms tell themselves, is so funny!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Worry Wart

Do you ever go through your day worrying about things and then praying for those things?  I can be sitting here at my desk and a thought will just pop into my mind, then I will start to worry about it.  I am a worry wart, but I have learned to starting leaning on God for comfort.

We are doing a new small group, 40 days in the word, and we are suppose to pick a project that we will help out.  One of the projects that has been listed is the “backpack buddies.”  These students who don’t have enough money and won’t be able to eat for a while, get backpacks full of food on Friday’s.  They are excited about this backpack, because it has awesome food in it.  One child who isn’t a buddy, asked his dad if he can be one, because those kids get beef jerky in their backpack.   This is happening in my hometown, and I am saddened by it.  I can’t imagine little kids having to take food home to provide for their family.  My thoughts immediately go to “what is going on at home?”  Where are their parents, do they work, do they get food stamps? 

I have a lot of things running through my mind about what to do, but does anyone else??  Let me know your thoughts

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:7

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My little girl…

Gracie is not so little anymore!  She lost her first tooth this past week, and yes the tooth fairy was very generous to her.  It was hanging on by a thread for two weeks, and we kept saying, “Just let me pull it!”  She wouldn’t even let us touch it!  But on Monday, she went to school, and she said, “I just stuck my tongue through it and out it came.”

On Tuesday, she did another Bootlegger dance at the gym.  She wasn’t even scared.  Although, she did admit to me on the way out that she did think about crying for a minute, but she got over it!  She got out there and shook her booty with the rest of the 1,000,000 other girls.  It sure seemed like that many!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

How do you know?

So, there are many things in life that we are pray for, pray about, etc…  So my question is, How do you know when God is talking to you and telling you what to do.  I mean, do you continuously think about it.  Do you have an urge?  Do you know deep in your heart that it is the right thing to do? 

I have prayed for and prayed about many things and things  always work out.  I am NOT questioning God and his will.  I am just questioning if I have ever been “talked” too? 

There is a story that Brian’s friend told him, about pulling over changing a tire for a young girl, and he said he felt God’s will come over him and he asked that girl if she had ever been saved.  She wasn’t and she got saved right then and there.  These two people had never met before in their lives, and probably would not have.  The girl was traveling across the states, she was from Oregon, and had never accepted Jesus as her personal savior.  He just so happened to see her with a flat tire along the road and pulled over.  How did he know God was talking to him that day? 

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