Monday, September 17, 2012

Staying Young

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

Thought to be by Doug Larson

Since it is not snowball season yet, get out of aging’s grasp by getting out with your kids or grandkids and throw a football.  Even going for a walk will loosen the grasp of aging.  Remember growing up is optional but growing old is mandatory.

Happy Monday friends.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

You’re Not God

Has God deserted Heaven,

And left it up to you,

To judge if this or that is right,

And what each one should do?

I think He’s still in business,

And knows when to wield the rod,

So when you’re judging others,

Just remember, you're not God.

We all fall into this trap sometimes and this can be a good reminder to us all.  I know I need it frequently.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Eleven Years Ago Today

Where were you on 9/11/01?  This is a question that will always come to mind when I think about that infamous day in history,  This one event affected every citizen of this great country and impacted lives from that moment on.

During that black period in our history, thousands of lives were lost.  However, it did show us what Americans are made of—compassion and love for our fellow men.  We pulled together and  built beauty from ashes.

Now eleven years later, we should think back on those dark days and remember how we all pulled together.  Today, we should be as united as we were then.

What were you doing eleven years ago today?  Let’s thank God that He is always here no matter who does not think He is.  Remember, He is in control.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Another Monday Morning

Well, friends, the week has officially started.  My morning started out with oversleeping.  This set a cycle of chaos and running to catch up.

With 3 elementary school kids to coax out of bed and all the resistance this entails, my oldest one woke up in a bad mood.  If you have more than one child to get ready for school, you know what I mean when I say this started the dominoes falling.  He began to “pick on” his brother and sister.  Well—this began a chain reaction of fighting and yes, pushing.  A few crackers were even thrown.  By the time the bus came by I was definitely ready for a respite.  This did not last long, however.  My phone began to ring.  My husband called from work to remind me to do the items on the list he left for me. 

You know, A strike seems to be in order here.  If you pass my house and see a lone picketer out front, think nothing of it.  It will be me slowly slipping over “the edge”


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Honor Your Grandparents

Today is Grandparents’ Day.  I am not fortunate enough to have any living grandparents.  But I do honor them through my prayers and thoughts.  If I can be half the grandmother to my grands and mine were to me I would consider my job as grand a success. 

I want to say thank you to all grandparents out there and especially to the grandparents raising their grands, as I am.  This day to all of us is like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well

Comment and let me know how you are spending today.  I am in prayer for all of you.

I pray today that God continues to give me strength to bring up these kids and leave e a godly legacy for them.

Friday, September 7, 2012


The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

Thought to be by Colin  Powell

If we want others to believe in us and show confidence in our actions and decisions, we must have true confidence in our self.  If we do not believe in our own abilities how can we expect others to believe in us?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

No Successful Liars

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar,

Thought  to be by
Abraham Lincoln

Life would be so much simpler if we only had to remember one story—the truth,  We could save time and stress if we didn’t need to invent stories to cover the truth.