Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Oh, my! How do I exist in this world??? Where have I been?? That is the very question my 15 year old asked me today when I heard her use the word "uber". So many important things to learn and just not enough time. Well, interestingly enough it turns out that it is a word (don't take my word for it...check Merriam- Webster)and it means "good to the extreme".

I sat down with my afternoon cup of coffee and checked one of my favorite blogs (Beth Moore, of course) to find yet another word I was unfamiliar with! Spittle?? My brain hurts from the increase of wrinkles today! ha ha Be sure to take a peek at Beth's blog for more information...she explains "spittle" better than I.

I am off to buy a dictionary! Hope your day is an "uber" one!?

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I was recently asked to sit with someone in court as they faced a charge.

While in court, I made some interesting observations. Like many, going into a court room is far from my favorite event in life. After being thoroughly searched, I was allowed in to the court room with others. I personally wasn’t charged with anything, but the setting itself was enough to make me nervous. As I waited for the session to begin, I noticed the casual chatter and laughter of some in the room. Finally, a sheriff’s deputy walked forward and recited the rules of the court. All stand when the Judge enters, no chewing gum, no hats, no sunglasses, no slouching, no giggling, absolutely no talking, and on and on.

Then the big moment arrived as the Judge entered the room, “All rise!” the deputy declared and everyone suddenly stood. No one dared to continue to sit when the Judge walked in. It was amazing how quiet everything became and even more amazing how even the most unruly instantly appeared to be the most respectful.As each name was called, the person charged slowly stood, then with a deliberate, dreadful pace they each nervously approached the Judge's bench. Each person waited with anticipation to hear the Judge’s decision. “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” was pronounced on each case that was heard. Sentences were handed out and some who had seemed so unconcerned only a few minutes earlier suddenly looked downcast and worried as they were led away to pay the price for their wrongdoing.

After court was over, I was driving home and thinking about the experience. Then it hit me, there will come a day in the future where all will stand before THE Judge, The Great I AM. In HIS courtroom, there will hardly be any talking, slouching, or gum chewing… fear and dread will grip everyone. Books will be opened and names will be read. There will be weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth as eternal sentences are pronounced. No appeals. No continuances. No more litigation.

What will that day be like for you? It is worth considering.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Extreme Make-over

Awww! Okay, so let me endulge for a minute and say I have the most incredible, almost 15 year old (she's counting the days) daughter ever!!! My very own "Jordy B", gave my old Blog an overhaul. Isn't it too cute! This picture couldn't describe me better...always ready for some cake (and ice cream of course!). If you like the blog and want Jordy B to make on for you, too, just leave me a comment.

Oh, let me include a pic of my precious girl:

And, for those of you who do not know me very well, the reason why Jordyn incorporated a cake on her "moms" blog is below (chocolate, of course!)

Monday, October 01, 2007

One of my favs of summer! of the best things about summer! I will miss you "Scotty". Until next year! Bye!!! (Sniff Sniff)

Thoughts of Fall

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5: 1-2

Wow! I love this time of year. As we enter the cold months, I get excited! I think of the crisp fall evenings, football games, homemade chili and cornbread for dinner, cozy sweaters, boots, gloves, hot chocolate, Thanksgiving, Christmas and of course, my prayer each year...SNOW!

Then my "rose color thoughts" are immediately interrupted by reality! The truth is this time of year can bring a lot of extra responsibility for women. Everything kicks back into full swing. School, PTO meetings, Lesson planning, soccer practice, football practice, dance, college courses, new Bible study opportunities, putting away summer clothes, putting up the patio furniture, making a Christmas shopping list, decorating, and on and on it can go.

In the busyness of the season are we stopping long enough to glorify the Lord? To delight ourselves in Him? Are we seeking Him in each area of our life. Are we so busy getting back in to the "swing of things" that we are forgetting and neglecting our Lord.

I want to be more like Jesus! How about you? What is your passion? What is number one on your "to do" list???


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