Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Don't Cry Over Spilled Candy!

Yesterday youngest had a bowl of M&M's in the car that he was snacking on. He set them on the armrest and when I went around a corner they spilled into the seat next to him. He struggled within the confides of his seatbelt to pick them up. After about a minute of gathering his M&M's he asks me:

"Mom - was that the 5 second rule?" I replied "Yes"
He confirmed "So I got them in time?"
I assured "Yeah, you got 'em in time!"

He was SO serious, really concerned and believing that the 5 second rule had a magical way of fending off germs, dirt and ick! Oh, to be so clueless - how freeing that would be!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wannabe Missionary?

Well, one thing I've always wanted to do is be a missionary. Yeah, I know that I can be one everyday, everywhere I go. And well, to be honest, I'm probably not as good at that as I should be. Even so, I am going as a sponsor/chaprone with 12 teens from our church to the island of St. Vincent. There the teens and chaprones will run a VBS for the community and have a couple youth rallies. My son is one of the teens going, and my HWH is another one of the chaprones. One thing I know about myself is that I learn best by doing. In all aspects of work, schooling, and such. When I am teaching Sunday School or leading a Bible Study I suspect I learn way more than I am able to communicate to those in my classes. I don't expect this adventure will be any different.

My heart has always had a burden for teaching others about Christ and his love and life lived and forfeited (ahh, to rise again!) for them. I feel certain that without Christ as my Savior I wouldn't be alive today, and I pray that I can help spread the hope that is in Jesus, just as someone spread to me. Please pray for us as we begin preparing for this July trip!

Friday, April 10, 2009


A reader recently asked me what do I "wannabe"? I've been thinking about it.
I'm really happy with me at this point in my life. Yeah, I wannabe about 25 pounds lighter. Yeah, I wannabe more likable, more charasmatic, more outgoing. But, I am what I am. I'm working on the 25 pounds, but who knows . . . . I know I want to be all that God has planned for me. I pray that I don't let my busyness or laziness get in the way of being that. I actually pretty much know that I'm not living up to my potential in many areas, and I have excuses like time, energy, prioities, etc. So I guess my real "wanna be" is that I want to be surrendered to God's will for me. That is actually a minute by minute decision for me. In the way that I speak to someone, in what I am choosing to do at that time, at the words I say, the thoughts I think, the smiles I give and the tears I shed. I don't surrender 100% of the time. Probably not even 50% of the time. But I'm working on it, and learning, and through it all I have faith, that God will get me through - through to the places where he wants me to be.


I know I'm late, late, late - but the winner of the UBP giveaway - the book "Shadow Baby" - is Composing Hallelujahs! Check back soon for the next drawing!