Big Whooping

As I fumble through life many times I get so discouraged. I feel like I just can’t meet the expectations put on me.  I want so badly to be a soft spoken hero to my children. Instead when I talk it sounds like I use a megaphone, and why would they want to follow this kooky old woman! There are so many days I feel like a “Loony Tune.” I ask myself so many times “What kind of example am I being to my children?” Why doesn’t my brain ever go on “STOP” mode, why is it always going 100 miles per hour? Why do I feel guilty when I sit and do nothing? Do I really believe “Every need is my calling?”  Then I get on my knees and pray for God to multiply the hours in my day so I can get it all done. Then it happens “BAM” the big “WHOOPING”. God says “Hold your...

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One day to the next

Do you ever wish you could do a” instant replay” on your day knowing ahead of time what calamities were waiting for you? Well yesterday was a day I wish I could erase from time. I lost the battle my flesh took over. I’m sure the enemy was going around saying “ I knocked her down, I knocked her down!!! I think for me the hardest thing was “I thought I had my armor on. “ That morning I didn’t have to be at work till 10:00 (or so I thought).  I got up early read the word and went into my favorite place, my closet and spend time on my knees with my heavenly Father. I was ready to deal with any fiery arrow that would be coming my way. Proudly my flesh was saying “Okay bring it on I’m ready to fight the battle today” Well what a joke, at the end of my day I...

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Nasty Screen

Today as I was sitting in a hospital waiting room I was literally shocked! There was a television on the whole time we were in the waiting room. I would not consider myself naive to the things that go on in this world but today I realized “I Know Nothing.” Selfies is becoming a thing of the past, now women are taking pictures of their bottoms and sending them. (gross) Sex, lust, nudity, immorality, and homosexuallity seems to be the main topic on the morning shows. Now please understand this, we did not turn on the television it was on already at 6:00 in the morning. We were not watching but we could here every word, and so could the young kids in the room. Regrettably the parents never even flinched at what was being done and said on the nasty...

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“No Way Jose”

Being a woman is a wonderful blessing of God. Think about this we were created to be cared for. I am so thankful I was not born a man. I know there are many who might disagree with this but I would rather “follow then lead.” When I first became a Christian and read 1 Peter 3:I-6 “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— 4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very...

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Traitor

As I was reading John 6 this morning I was taken back by the thought “Where were all those people who Jesus fed when he was crucified.” At this point in time the Pharisee’s and Sadducee’s had to be afraid that Jesus followers would cause riots and no longer follow the Jewish traditions. How did it make them feel that they could loose their sovereign ranks amongst the people. There had to be a least twenty thousand people there being miraculously healed then miraculously fed.” So what happened?” When they realized the cost of Christ why did they walk away and defect back to their old ways? Think what could’ve happened if they all covered his back. The so-called religious leaders would really be shaking in their boots (probably sandals) or spending lots of time in...

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Date Night

Before we moved to Magalia we went out together alone at least once a week. But once we started fostering and adopting more kids we were unable to go anywhere for about five years. This was one of the hardest times in our marriage even though we had been married over thirty years. At times we would find refuge on our boat. We would go to the lake and all the kids would jump in the  water (with vests of course) and “Yea“we would be alone in the boat. We learned to savor those moments and use every minute to talk, encourage, and just put aside the chaos and calamities that came from ten little kids “all but one” being under the age of seven. So why do I share this, because if these two old farts can still get excited about date night you...

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