Saturday, November 28, 2020

Still Thankful

 Thanksgiving was days ago. The heavy eating day is gone, but the leftovers remain. Why do we cook so much food on these holidays?  Cooks exhaust themselves, and our scales cry out, "Look what you did to yourself."

I ran across this segment from the ancient show, "Father Knows Best."  Many young people have never seen television wholesome, family-oriented shows, and that's sad.  

Our Father knows best during our troubled times. Let's express thanks every day of the year, and as hard as it is when we are nose-deep in the water, let's trust Him.

Please watch this short clip.

Father Knows Best

And after you watch it, I'd love for you to look me up.

Faith and Humor

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fill Your Sack

 Do you find it difficult to fill your sack with positive thoughts and blessings these days?

Yeah, me too.

I can stuff it with sadness, but it's the Thanksgiving season, a time for me to be grateful.

We forget the simple gifts of life, that is, until they're gone. Then we miss them and wish we had them back. We find ourselves thanking God for the times we enjoyed them. In gratitude, we ask Him to return them.

What kinds of simple things, you ask?

How about an appetite to enjoy food. Air to breathe. Eyes to see. Ears to hear. Nose to smell. Tongue to talk. Legs. Arms. Lips to kiss. Hair on our head. Yep, we miss these wonderful blessings when they are no longer there.

And there's people and institutions: Family. Friends. Government.

What? Government? Yeah, I know. There are a lot of bad apples out there in charge of our lives right now, but we have some sort of order. Before driving laws came to be, motoring was more than hazardous. It was deadly!

Even if we have little this year, we have much. Let's think on the abundance we have.

"Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are hones, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think of these things." Philippians 4:8 KJV.

 You've been given good things. Write them down. Fill your sack with as many blessings as you can think of. Keep the sack handy this next year and look inside when you begin that Negative Nelly thinking.

May God give you grace, love, and peace this season.

Faith and Humor

Saturday, November 14, 2020

A Magical Makeover


Have you eaten too much lately? 
The shutdown has many of us to do that.

Salons have been closed.
 Getting haircuts and colors have been a challenge.
Gyms haven't  been open, either.

We need help.

We need a makeover.

Valerie doesn't have the pandemic as an excuse for letting herself go.
Her father is a bully, and she believes him when he tells her she'll never amount to anything.

Since her dad doesn't like her and wants her out of his house, he pushes her to become an elementary teacher. Valerie loves her kids and calls them "my littles." After school, she hides and eats.

Sarah, the well-meaning, dyslexic angel, is sent to help Valerie. Sarah loves human clothes and shoes. She really adores stilettoes. But she can't walk in them. Angels go barefoot, but since she's here to help Valerie become a stylish woman, maybe this time she'll learn to walk in them. (Don't count on it!)

After much finagling, Sarah becomes Valerie's roommate and talks her into a gym membership.  

In the heavenly realm, exercise isn't needed. Working out as humans do is an oddity.  Sarah falls off the treadmill and floats barbells.

Sarah, who never diets and is always hungry, takes Valerie to a hair salon. When the stylist brings out brown hair color that looks like caramel pudding, Sarah eats the dye! But the horror of all horrors, is when she glues Valerie's dad's lips together. He can't bully Valerie with his mouth shut, right?

Will Sarah get into trouble for these antics?

Will Valerie overcome her low self-image? 

Can Sarah find a man for Valerie?
A man who will love Valerie because she's worthy to be loved?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A Colorful World

 We are a world of many colors and cultures. God is an engineering genius! Think about what God did. He made us a bunch of collective snowflakes. No two snowflakes are alike, and neither are we.

Of course, we share similarities, but our differences make us unique and the variations are what we use to help each other.

We can't be all things to a person, but we can use our talents and skills to assist someone. I can't treat your medical condition, but I might make you laugh. I can entertain you with my stories and shore up a sad countenance. Someone else is able to cook you a scrumptious meal.

As we returned from the market last week, a tire blew out on our vehicle.  My hubby knows how to change these things, but he didn't know where to find the tire or necessary equipment on his new Silverado truck. We pulled into a parking lot and called Roadside Assistance.

Two gentleman stopped to see if we were okay and if they could help us. Nice, right?

Here we sat, a couple of older, white people in a disabled truck, and two young men of color stopped to assist.

The first man jumped out of his truck and came to our window. Such a kind man!  After making sure we were okay, he left.  About twenty minutes later, the second man stopped to check on us.

How refreshing!  They were both young, strong, and knew how to change a tire on our truck, but we'd already called for assistance.

We live in a time of racial upheaval. Businesses across America are boarding windows in preparation for riots and looting.  Many have already been vandalized.

The participants aren't one skin color. Photos show a collage of skin pigments. Partakers are making choices to break laws and hurt people. The rioters don't care about the skin color of those they hurt. They show no respect for person or property.  These folks are bullies as they express their opinions on social and political matters, Skin tone of others is incidental. Many break and enter merely to steal items.

 But one day last week, it was uplifting to see men who had no racial bias. Two men who saw no skin color and wanted to help a couple with a need.

A positive reinforcement in God's colorful world.

Faith and Humor

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