Monday, February 23, 2009

Frustrations for today

Don't mean to sound whiney but I am frustrated. I have been posting the fear daily devotional to this blog for a few weeks now and all of a sudden it will not do it the same why. Urgh. And of course in the process of trying to fix it, I completely deleted all the links and all the information. Double Urgh.

I don't mind changes if I know what they are and why they are happening but I can't figure out what has been changed to cause this to happen!

Okay, I is just life right? I am not to know the reason, nor why it happened, just go with the flow. Okay, so that is why the posting font is different today.

I am actually going to a class tonight to learn how to put together a WordPress blog. Be forewarned Mr. Blogger, if I figure out WordPress I might just have to leave you. It is too frustrating to come home to a changes without warning!!!

Have a great day all.

More later.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Challenges of the day

As I was posting the daily devotional I just saw a tweet pop up from a pastor in Tennessee.  It was so great!  He said: "My head is hurting. Why is church so complicated? Why can't we just sit around the fire and sing "Kum by ya"? :)" (pwilson)  Wow, so simple, yet so profound!
Today I pray that I am part of the solution, not the problem!
I also ask for prayer for a friend whose husband is starting chemo again this week.  Also, for her daughter & son-in-law as Matt is about to leave for Iraq.  As a reserve member and a highway patrolman, he did not expect to be called.  He has two children as well.  Makes me realize my blessings and so appreciate those who serve for us...not just the one overseas but the family behind them.
More later.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Wonderful Sunday

Just returned from the first day's service by the Passion City Church at the Tabernacle.  We actually attended the second service since the 7 pm service had so many RSVP's they added an additional service at 4:45.  Along with hundreds of others, we arrived early (around 6:00) and stood outside in the cold until about 6:50 when the first service finally released.  The line was about 4 blocks long.  Cars driving by kept stopping and asking what was going on that so many people were waiting in line.  They were told it was the Passion Church meeting for Jesus.  Already a witness!
It was an amazing service with Chris Tomlin and band along with the Knockles leading a wonderful music ministry.  It was wonderful to see so many people raising their arms and singing out loud for the Lord.  Very energizing!
Louie Giglio's word was as usual very inspiring.  
Looks like a good beginning.
Buckhead service was amazing as well!! Jeff Henderson's message was a blessing and the baptisms at the service were special.
Lunch with TJ, Jeremiah, Erin and Ben was very special as well.
All around just a great, blessed day.
More later.

New fear quote

I hope someone reads this and has the time to go to the bottom of the page and read the fear quote for today. It really resonated once again for me today!  I pray that I find some more folks to stand with me in the days ahead.  I really need folks to hold up my arms.  Anyone else need an "arm rest"? Give me a holler.  It always takes our mind off our problems when we can help others, don't you think?
Have a wonderful happy V day!!
More later.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Computers/love 'em or hate 'em! But you gotta have 'em

I spent the last nearly 24 hours (slept about 5) trying to get the internet reconnected.  I wasn't doing too well on my witness when I called Comcast and Apple so I do need to take some time and repent.  I guess I h.ave been spending too much time in front of the computer, working on website building, trying to get some school classes started, insurance, jobs etc to be relaxed about it...But it has become my life and not sure how good or bad that is, just a fact.  So when it doesn't work, it is so very frustrating.  Like a car of old I guess (not that they still don't matter!)

Anyway, thanks for listening to my rant.  Hope all of your computer days are going better.
Obviously we finally got things corrected!

Blessing to all.
More later

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Layla sitting up!

I was just thinking yesterday about how fast children grow, especially my grandchildren...and along comes this picture of our youngest grandchild, Layla.  She is just 6 months, the time for her to be sitting up, and she is right on schedule.  I must say she is adorable, so absorbed in her toy.  We were just there a month ago and she wasn't even close to sitting up.
Makes me sad to miss all these special times.  Working on ways to be able to travel more and see everyone.  Just takes money!
Hope you all enjoy and hug your little (or big) ones today.
More later.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Trying to stay focused

Today being Monday I am going to try hard to stay on course for the week.  That would be a change!
I need to spend some time focusing on goals and writing down where I have been and where I am going. 
Easier said than done for me anyway.  How about any of you?  Do you have a clearly written down direction for your future?  If you do, will you share it with me as a template? :)
More later.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today & Today's Quotes

Today, actually this whole weekend was so beautiful!  It was gorgeous out and also just a sweet weekend.  We took a drive yesterdya and again today.  We saw two different areas of north GA and it was such a blessing to see for miles across the mountains.  Always makes me feel like I am flying.

We also heard the last of the 6 messages from the Balanced series that Andy Stanley has been giving.  If you have a chance go download and listen.  They are as "balanced" as I have ever heard on the biblical and share plain rational directions on how to handle the money we are given.  When I pulled up my fear quote for today (that was written a year ago) I was so blessed to see that the message the Lord gave me then, matches up the the 6 messages we have been hearing...always a confirmation that we are on the same wave length.  Need to know I am hearing at least some of the time.  Especially when things seem so dry!

Hope today's message is a blessing to all.

More later.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

It is a good day!

Just posted today's Fear Quote and it hit me again.  Do you ever write something, put it away and then shock yourself when you read it over?  This one did it to me.  Since I did alot of this writing last year, I am reading it anew with anyone who is reading along.  

And it is a good day because it is finally a bit warmer (not 15 degrees this morning, but about 40!) We are about to go on a drive, which we haven't done in awhile.

Just a good day and important for me to remember all my blessings.

How do you keep yourself positive?

More later.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Addition to this blog

Tonight I decided to add my fear quotes to this blog. (scroll to the bottom of the page)  You see I have been working on these daily devotionals for over a year now and have not made a whole lot of headway. Turns out to be much more work, study and then introspection each time I write one.  I am hoping that by posting them day by day it will act as a form of accountability and make me keep on through the year.  Pray for me so that the accountability push really works!
Hope you will enjoy.
More later.