Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Some of my favorites things... (or people)

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Thought Provoking Phone Call

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
--Ecc 3:1, 4

It's Friday, usually a really good day for me. I look forward to it every week. Why? Because it signifies the end of a work week and the beginning of the weekend. So Fridays are usually a good mood day for me.

Today is not a normal Friday however. One of my best friends called me as I was going to work and left a message that her brother, Tommy had died. I was shocked, surely I misunderstood. Tommy is several years younger than me;
what could have happened? So I returned her call to check on her.

She said that ther was a fire in his home caused by a cat knocking over a candle. Tommy didn't get out and was severely burned. He is on life support now, but there is no brain activity. They are going to donate his organs. I just feel so bad for her and her family. I just pray that God will provide her with strength and courage to get through the next few days. I pray that God will be with her four children who thought a lot of their uncle Tommy.

In a way Tommy will get to LIVE on because he was willing to donate his organs. I hope the recipients are blessed immensely because of his last act of giving. And he will also LIVE on in the lives and hearts of his family and friends.

Life is so hard sometimes and seems unfair. I don't think we are meant to understand why things happen the way they do. Things like this will make you realize how short and precious life is. We are not promised a tomorrow, so live today--I mean really L-I-V-E! Hug someone, smile at someone, tell someone you love them. Enjoy God's beautiful creation all around you, think positive thoughts, encourage someone. Just go out and LIVE !!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

Today I am thankful for:
--cooler weather and rain
--healthy husband, children, and grandchildren
--progress that our grandson, Hunter, has made
--my wonderful friends
--a home with electricity and air conditioning
--a great job & money to pay our bills
--a good vehicle & lower gas prices
--my sight and hearing
--the freedom that I have every day
--God’s love

Friday, August 1, 2008

Day of Reflection

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

This week I celebrated my birth and it was a day of reflection for me. With each passing year, I realize that life is so precious and so brief. Every day I am given is truly a gift from God even though many days I fail to acknowledge this fact. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and an amazing family with the most beautiful grandchildren. I have super friends and a great job.
I am at a stage in life where I am content and am taking it one day at a time. It has taken a long time to get here, but I thank God for allowing me this journey.

Recently I watched a movie called “Bucket List” which was outstanding! It made me think about what my bucket list might look like.

  • Have a husband and a couple of kids – check
  • Have a home – check (twice)
  • See both of my kids find love & happiness (God answered this prayer in 2005)
  • Have grandkids – check (4 times over)
  • Have a good job – check
  • Read the entire Bible (need to do better on this one)
  • Make a difference in someone’s life – (still working on this one)
  • Be debt free (this is a challenge)
  • Finish remodeling my home – (work in progress…)
  • Get my bachelor’s degree – check
  • See my kids get an education – (daughter-check, son-working on it)
  • Travel to at least 10 different states – (been to 6, need 4 more)
  • Go with my husband on a cruise to Alaska – (soon hopefully)
  • Go on a cruise – check
  • Go to Hawaii – (maybe someday)