Sometimes we stumble in our faith, and don't even realize it. We keep believing in our words, but in our actions, we are like a chicken running around with our head cut off. If we organize our lives, and think everything has a place, think again. We need our faith to be organized first, and our beliefs to have a consistent base, before we can build our lives. Have a great weekend!
This week is spring break, so all the girls are out of school, and staying with Momma. Tuesday, my cell rang it was Ele, and she was tattling. Last night Ele couldn't find, Floppy, her favorite stuffed animal that she even learned to crawl with, but she remembered she had left it up Momma's. All of a sudden she starts yelling he is coming home, so I just thought Robert had called Daddy. Then my Daddy calls, asking about Lex (she has strep), and saying he'll be right down. Robert, April, and I discussed it then, and realized that none of us had called Daddy. We asked Ele what Gege and Da's phone number was and she told us. When Daddy came down, we all talked and realized something else. Ele had called Daddy on her "NewsHound" phone, that Steve Hayslip gave her, (she loves it, but was more impressed at his note and business card), and the other day she called me herself from Momma's cellphone. Evidently she had scrolled thru the phone's contact…
My great cousin (or one of them) sent this to me and I love it!!!! It is probably one of the most meaningful to me that I've seen until now...it says it all!
Remember....live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget....the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.
If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours! Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Robert's birthday was today. I was gonna write about how great it was to be at church with all my family, but instead I have to write about Robert's card. My Daddy and Momma got Robert a card that is real funny, and for those of you who know us...just plain real.
Son-in-law, we were going to get you comething to wear for your birthday.
But then we remembered you live with our daughter, so you probably don't have any closet space, anyway.
How about that? We had a great weekend@ Hope yall did too...smile it's a great day, cause you're alive!
I couldn'ty get logged in yesterday for some reason...sorry! Easter is a time of family, fun and salvation. I was going to talk today about Jesus being crucified, and dying for our sins, how that must have been hard, but that he did it anyway for us....that we need to think more of ourselves than what we do, or it would be disrespecting him, that we need to not brutilize our own self esteem, just because someone may have said something, or did, about us or to us...so what? We are special...but instead...I want to post what I wrote the first time I got to go back to Church after my transplant. Easter Sunday, 2006. I always loved Easter, but this one, was very special. Have a Happy Easter...and a Happy Day! God Bless!
The Easter’s I Remember
I remember…Running downstairs to see the Easter Bunny’s goodies thru my eyes…now it is thru that of my children.
I remember…Looking out on the back porch on Easter morning and seeing a little baby rabbit waiting for me. My Grindad had left it to mine …
Sometimes it's hard to love one another. When that one person keeps getting in your way at Wal-Mart on every isle, when you are trying to get somewhere and you were already late before you started, but that one person won't hurry up, when you are at a drive-thru and you're trying to get back to work or you're gonna be late, but the person in line can't decide what they want, or when you are frustrated with everyone, and someone asks you a stupid question....you snap.
Yes, it's hard during these times to remember that that person is someone's mother, father, or grandparent, but most importantly they are a sister/brother to you...they are a child of God just as you are one. Jesus said "...love one another, even as I have loved you." My favorite part of this is not that verse, but to me more importantly another one. You know how I am always saying to smile at someone, that in the moment you do you are letting them know God loves them, and you'…
St Patty's day is a day we wear green to keep from getting pinched. We put on our green and the we wait. We wait for someone to not see the green so that we can pinch them. Even as adults we still try and trick people. Has someone tried to trick you today? Would you know if they did? Sometimes peoples motives are not known to everyone. Honestly though, what does it matter? We think that if we know we can protect ourselves. We cannot. If we continue to try and not give that problem up to God it can eat away at us more and more. Wake Up! Give it up to God today, or you're just pinching yourself.
Mr. Rogers just said that it is alwasy important to listen with your heart. How true. When we listen to others, we can either listen to them with our ears, our heart, or not hear them at all. Think about someone doing each of these to you. Sometimes it can hurt bad when someone does not want to respect you enough to consider what you have to say is unimportant. Try to treat someone you would want to be treated today. Have a great weekend!
I got this in part of an email and I love it...oh how true it is! If you stop and say this feel it too. God will give you the grace. Have a great day! God Bless!
I am thanking you right now. I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day's difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles. I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better. I'm thanking you because FATHER, YOU haven't given up on me.
Well, my little angels have struck again. Yesterday morning I didn't feel good, and this morning is even worse...the little angels have given me the funk. It is either that or all our allergies, and meds quit working at the same time. Isn't it funny how when you're down you turn on the radio, and hear a song to make you smile, sing, or cry? It seems as if God is speaking to you to let you know he understands. Yesterday was that way...I felt rough coming home, and then I hear "Shout out to Jesus" on the radio....and I did. Lift up your prayers....they will be answered.
Both girls have allergies a muck, Momma is trying to get the bloodthinner worked out, and I think I'm getting funky again. Nothing really works out like we plan sometimes does it? We think things will go a certain way, and they most of the time don't. Then others those that are more wise, tell us what is going to happen only to be ignored by us...we know better. Our relationship with God is like that most of the time. We think we know better, and ignore his words of wisdom, then we hear in our mind the words of the Bible, and admit...yep the Bible said that would happen...if I had only listened. Listen up....and we'll feel a lot better. Last night Robert and Eme were folding towels, which Eme was only doing part way when Robert was getting onto her. I heard Eme say..."I'll be glad when I am a grown-up." Robert of course asks why. Eme simply replies, "Recause I won't have to listen to you anymore."
Ele and Eme have the funk..snotty, etc. We finally found out what has been wrong with Momma Friday...she had a small stroke back last summer. We truly are blessed that it was not worse, and now know how to move forward with treatment. Hope all of yall are well. Remember that worrying about stuff is slapping God in the face, because he has told us that he is in control...we just have to show him the FAITH that we trust him. Yall have a great day!
Eme had show and tell at school yesterday. I got off early, picked up White Cloud and took her to "pee-school". She was a hit! I can see how Eme is gonna look when she becomes a mother, cause she was so proud!I took different pictures, but I loved this one, cause it was towards the end, and she was just glowing. White Cloud was an angel, let all the kids pass her around, and when Eme would put her down, she would sit and then when someone would touch her she would rub and want loving. Eme put her in a window in the sun, and she curled up and looked like she was going to sleep. We have been blessed again! Have a great weekend yall!
All of you know that I am a survivor. I am proudly a Relay for Life Team Captain. What you may not know is that my Grandmother (the one I am named after), passed away of breast cancer. My type is not “supposed” to be genetic, but because my Grandmother could have had a form of Lymphoma also, and for my girls, we are undergoing genetic counseling at Vanderbilt, but it is a VERY long process. I have good reason to believe that all of us know, or have known someone with breast cancer. I can say that approx 95% of the soldiers, I proudly fought alongside during standard chemo, were undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
PLEASE read the following email…it is real, and it could happen to any of us.
Worth the time it takes: From a nurse: I'll never forget the look in my patients eyes when I had to tell them they had to go home with the drains, new exercises and no breast. I remember begging the Doctors to keep these women in the hospita…
Everyone says...well it's destiny. Destiny....son't your feel that when you say that you are actually taking God out of the situation? God does not care about destiny. He cares about you. Wehn we say destiny we do take God out of the situation. Instead of we should just say- "It's God's will." God's will...we don't know so don't begin to pretend that we do. We may catch a glimpse of what we think is going to happen, but we never know. Gos is in control....wait think about it...if we have no control...and it's God's will, can we worry? Yes...but why? Why not pray about it, and know that God is in Control! Have a great day...and when you start to worry about something..don't...pray about it.