Tuesday, July 29, 2008

When life doesn't work out like you planned...

....scream??? No! Today's quiet time was spent w/Moses...Exodus 2.
Moses at age 40 was regarded in high esteem by Pharaoh. But Moses had a desire to finally leave the palace and see his people, the Israelites. They were a hard working bunch and lived in Egypt after Joseph encouraged them to come down during the famine. The King back then agreed and gave them land to live on. Well, Pharaoh's come and go...but 40 yrs after baby Moses was found in a basket floating on the Nile..his desire, passion, and intrigue almost cost him his life.

Moses oversees an Egyptian guard mistreating one of his relatives so he kills the guard, hiding him in some shrubs. No one saw the killing, or so he thought. The next day Moses walks out in his royal robe to see his relatives only to find 2 Israelites fighting...he quickly pulls them apart and asks them to stop. One man (who was witness to the murder) says, " Who made you prince over us? Are you intending to kill me also?" The Pharaoh heard of this news and tried to kill Moses. Moses decided to run for his 'literal' life... to Midian.

Now the question comes... Was this desire to meet his relatives of his own choosing OR was it a spiritual plan? Phil 2:13 states..."for it is God who is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure."

What is God using in me? Is it my plans, my desires... or is it spiritual? Since God is Creator, and I am His child...then the desires of my heart should match His plan. I have value...I was born w/a purpose..He has placed me in this time...He has saved me by His love...He has given me desires to fulfill- His desires.

My mission is to run forward to whatever is next for me to do. Run forward w/joy, love and desires to always point others to Jesus w/encouraging words, deeds and attitude.

Lord- keep my focus on You. You are healer, deliver, creator and father of me your child. May I desire your desires as I live out the years ahead... So be it!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Black is the least....

.....of my favorite colors...I am partial to lime green or bright yellow or sky blue...but black? Then I had to say to self, 'this is just a silly quiz...enjoy'. What is so funny about this silly quiz is I really do make clear lines wherever I go. I like order and following the rules. But I also enjoy doing things differently! I enjoy never doingthe same thing twice but rather figure out a way to to it a different way. All my life I have felt that others see a plain blah person. I have no special talents or gifts. But when I love, I love deeply. When I pray I pray fervently. When I work, I give 100%. I am faithful and love to serve others. So playing along w/this silly game.....I think I like black...yep, it's ok!

You are most like:
You are bold with a dark side. You make clear lines wherever you go, though you color outside of the lines. Many people may just see the surface of you and think you are merely plain, but you have a lot of depth to you as well.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July....and all good things

Happy 4th of July, Merry Independance America! and the most important thing....GO BUCKS! maybe I am being a little to anxious here BUT there are only 57 more days till The Ohio State Buckeyes kick off another season. I know, I know many of our friends in SEC country are saying WHAT??? another loosing season for the Buckeyes. MAY I REMIND YOU ALL.....we came in SECOND IN THE NATION...not to shabby for a loosing team!

So the 4th of July, apple pie and football make a great combination! Or maybe that is baseball and apple pie. Anyhoo~ my choice is football!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My 2 girls...

...may I brag? Today I received a call from Jill saying that they were standing in the middle of Grand Central Station. She was so excited. Vacation plans are for her and her husband to tour NYC today and tomorrow then Friday they are going to one of the last games in Yankee Stadium before it is torn down.

Today's plan was to see the Rockerfeller Center, Empire State Building and a Broadway musical! Tomorrow is another tour day w/Ellis Island on their list. What show are you going to see? Phathom of the Opera! WOW Jill I am jealous! Mom, we need to have a daughter/mother weekend here someday! That would be great Jill!

So I am sitting here and receive a call from Shana (her family is vacationing on the coast) 'Mom, Jill has been calling me when every song is being sung in Phathom! It's hard to hear sometimes but I can hear most of it! It's great!" Of course, Shana has the DVD of Phathom and knows the score well! The neat part is Jill knows how much Shana loves Phathom, and is making a point to share that w/her sister.

After she called I just sat and reflected on these two awesome women that I got the privilege to raise.....They are always thinking of each other. Trust me, there were times when I wondered growing up if they would ever be close....but they are! That is a true blessing for me as their mother.

God is Like....

Someone sent this to me on email and I thought it was so good that it needed repeated.
God is like. BAYER ASPIRIN He works miracles..... God is like a FORD He's got a better idea. ......God is like COKE He's the real thing...... God is like HALLMARK CARDS He cares enough to send His very best..... God is like TIDE He gets the stains out that others leave behind..... God is like GENERAL ELECTRIC He brings good things to life.... God is like SEARS He has everything.... God is like ALKA-SELTZER Try Him, you'll like Him.... God is like SCOTCH TAPE You can't see Him, but you know He's there.... God is like DELTA He's ready when you are.... God is like ALLSTATE You're in good hands with Him..... God is like VO-5 Hair Spray He holds through all kinds of weather..... God is like DIAL SOAP Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did? ..... God is like the U.S. POST OFFICE Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor ice will keep Him from His appointed destination....God is like Chevrolet the heart beat of America....God is like Maxwell House Good to the very last drop...God is like Bounty Towels He is the quicker picker upper He can handle the tough jobs and He won't fall apart on you