Sunday, June 30, 2019

Chores






I remember when I finished laundry on Monday and completed ironing on Tuesday. I still do that.

Just kidding!

Now I'm happy if I get it all done by the end of the week.

What chore do you love?

Mine is cooking.




                            Just kidding!

What chore do you dread?

Mine is filing paperwork.


                            Not kidding!

What chore doesn't scare you?

Mine is driving in Houston.


                           Just kidding!

Some chores are fun. Some are dreadful. Others are scary.  For each of us, the outlook on a chore is different. Many adore bookkeeping. Several enjoy cleaning and organizing. Others don't mind driving.

Me?


I like doing nothing.

                        Not kidding.

                          My Stuff

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Don't Heap Injury on Your Wounded




Christians are a strange lot.  We claim to want to help those in need, and that's honorable. And many of us do help others.

However, if one of their own slips and falls, we often shoot the wounded.

No patience or grace for those who fall off the pedestal.

If a Christian gets a divorce, shoot him or her. The Bible speakes against it, so shoot the wounded.

If a Christian falls into alcoholism, bomb the person with guilt. 

If a woman feels called by God to be a pastor, kill her desires.

If a Christian doesn't have the same political views, then blow him or her away with hate filled words. Ostracize him.

Why don't Christians offer the same kindness to our brothers and sisters as we do to a nonbeliever?

Let's make it our goal to heal those who hurt. Adding wounds to an injured spirit benefits no one.









Sunday, June 23, 2019

Who Is Your Person?



Do you have a person you love dearly but you can't seem to connect with him/her?

I have a person like that somewhere in the picture below.  Wouldn't you just love to know who?  Hahahahaha.  I'm not telling.



This was taken yesterday at a family reunion.

I adore all these guys and gals.

But there's one person up there that I love a lot but we have an irregular relationship. Did you ever read Joyce Landorf's book, Irregular People?  Irregular People

It's an old book.  Really old. But it's unforgettable. In the book, Joyce talks about those persons close to you who give you emotional grief and pain. 

While at breakfast this morning, a niece and I visited, and I mentioned this individual. She said, "Tha'ts your person."  I knew what she meant. 

We all have someone who pushes our buttons. We love them, can't do without them, but they know when and where all the buttons are.

Since I love this creature dearly, the relationship will continue. We even laugh about it. This sweet soul said to me today, "we can fix this."  I responded, "no, we can't, but that's okay. We love each other anyway."

Who is your person?  

I hope you can accept the relationship you have. Enjoy the pluses. Minimize the minuses. 

And remember.....You are that person's person, too.



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Let's Run! Fly! Hurry! Now! Don't Wait!"


But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Have you ever wanted to run to or away from something? Do you want a situation to change and you want it NOW?

Yes, me too.

We know a man who hoards. And does he hoard. Oh my!





I'm waiting for him to clean up his mess. It spills over onto other people's properties. 

He gets mad if you ask him to pick up his trash.

Know anyone like that?

When someone asks him to clean up around his area, he says, "You can do it."

Like so many others, he expects someone else to tidy his messes.

What kind of chaos are you expecting someone to shipsape for you?

We make them and then expect someone to help. Or maybe, we beg God to fix them. 

Waiting on God to clean up our mess, or someone else's garbage is difficult.

Sometimes, He wants us to help ourselves and not wait.

Mount up your wings like an eagle and get started.




Sunday, June 16, 2019

Who Is Your Father?


Today is Dad's Day.

If he's still with you, don't forget to call and say hello.

There are many who won't do this. Why? Well, because they are at odds with their dad.  Maybe they don't like him. Perhaps he hurt them.

A special day to honor him for these folks is hard.

Many people have a difficult time believing God, the Father, is a good father because their earthly father set such a bad example.

Some may not even know who their biological dad is. 

A few know and love the man who provided and cared for them.

What are your feelings on this day? Are you a lucky one who had a good dad?

You can't change the past, but you can make the present and future better.  Perhaps he wasn't your dream father. Forgive, go on, and change what you can.




Thursday, June 13, 2019

Can You Keep a Secret?


What's the longest secret you've ever kept? Two seconds? Two days? Two years?

How about a lifetime?  

Will you take a few to your grave?


Are you the person that gets on the megaphone and blares any and all secrets out to the world?

I've kept secrets. I've kept confidences. But.....I'm telling a few in my new book that's coming soon.



This is a juicy tale. I'll let you know when you can purchase it.  In the meantime, keep those secrets locked in a safe place!

Key, Keyhole, Lock, Security, Unlock, Open, Safety

I wrote about mine and I might write about yours!


Friday, June 7, 2019

When Was the Last Time You Skated?




Did you roller skate as a kid?

I loved it and went every Saturday. My mom even let me take lessons once. And that was a real surprise. Her favorite word was, "no."  Spending money on lessons wasn't in her budget.

She had a motive when she allowed this Saturday afternoon delight. You see, she worked, and she thought skating was cheaper than a babysitter.

Now, I didn't need a babysitter back in those young teen days, but she thought I did. She always feared I'd hurt myself doing something, so she wanted to know where I was at all times.

But back to the skates.



I loved skating and didn't fall much as I dashed around the rink. Actually, I've fallen more as an adult than I did as a child. I don't skate anymore, but I seem to trip over stuff.  Maybe it's due to eyesight. I don't have good depth perception.

Skating back in the day was fun. 

Life is sometimes hard. Some event comes along and knocks us down. Much like tripping over roller skates.

Financial ruin. Divorce. Death of a loved one. Illness. Loss of job.
And as Sonny and Cher once say, "The Beat Goes On."

Wouldn't it be wonderful to skate through life without problems?

That perfect roller rink exists in heaven. Not on earth. Life is gonna throw us a tumble or two as we skate along.

So, while we're down here on this planet, keep going. You'll have skinned knees, maybe even a concussion now and then, but God will help you pick yourself up. He's kind like that. 


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Alzheimers and Dementia


I saw this post on TV this morning. I love the tagline. "The Brains Behind Saving Yours."

Alzheimer's and Dementia are cruel diseases. They steal the mind and the body.  No one knows which direction to take to fix the issue.

This Way, Confuse, Where To Go, Way


We go in circles.


Labyrinth, Target, Away, Conception



I never expected to become a caregiver to a daughter who has dementia. Maybe you're in the same boat with a loved one. I'm guessing your loved one is older. Most people who have this disease acquire it in later years. It might be your parent or spouse.

We don't expect the young to experience this malady, but it happens.

No matter the age.

The disease is horrible.

We need a cure.

Please support a worthy organization and pray for the cure. God knows where it is. Pray for Him to direct the scientists to it.










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