Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I need to up my workouts and I hate it while I'm doing it, but love how I feel after.
It was 32 years ago and my mom did most of it. Otherwise why would my wedding photos show my handsome hubby in a pink shirt with a maroon tux?? See, we really cannot trust my taste here can we?
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I am getting tired of hearing myself ask myself the same questions lately……
Am I too old to be on Facebook? Did it anyway.
Am I too old to wear jeans & flip flops to work? Doing it anyway.
Am I too old to grow my hair out?
Am I too old become a motorcycle chick? Ha ha!
Am I too old to dream?
Am I too old to get beautiful on the outside?
Am I too old to have true friends who are still back on the other side of 30?
Am I too old to dance?
Am I too old to totally change my style?
Am I too old to not know what I want to be when I grow up?
Am I too old to care if jeans should be narrow or wide?
Am I too old to be mad at God sometimes?
Am I too old to lay in the sun? Doin’ it anyway.
Am I too old to have so many questions still?
Am I too old to wonder what I am doing here?
Am I too old to look for a new career?
Am I too old to wear tank tops? Doing it anyway.
Am I too old to go sleeveless?
Am I too old for a tattoo? He he! Did it anyway!
Am I too old to be so silly? Being it anyway!
Now I know why older women wear stuff that looks bad…they get tired of answering these questions & just do it anyway! YAY FOR FREEDOM!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Outside my window...The sun is shining, it's California, it does not know what else to do! My cul-de-sac is unusually quiet and I am glad. Maybe all the little kiddies are at summer-school or camp, either way, it's very nice.
I am thinking...that I need an inspiration for my next paid article. Isn't this a good way to find ideas?
I am thankful for...my sons. Writer Son is deep in love, preparing for an October wedding. Rocker Son appears to have survived a drunken weekend in Vegas.
From the learning rooms...I am learning that not knowing the future is OK. Knowing would not affect what I do today very much anyway.
From the kitchen...tonight I am preparing a summer meal of corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. Empty Nest is a wonderful thing!
I am wearing...a new little (size large!) red sundress that I picked up this morning at Super Walmart for $7 !
I am creating...a black licorice tongue with the box of 'Good n' Plenty's' O also bought this morning!
I am going...nowhere for the rest of today. Tomorrow I will attend a staff meeting even though I'm no longer "staff".
I am reading...a fun library book called "Joy School" by Elizabeth Berg. I love it!
I am hoping...and praying that our new ministry school attracts enough students to pay me a salary in September!
I am hearing...an oscillating fan behind me and some birdsong outside my window.
Around the house...I have potted some new plants this morning and placed them on low pillars on either side of our front door and I'm very pleased with myself because it looks very warm and welcoming!
One of my favorite things...would actually be two things...reading and writing.
A few plans for the rest of the week:Not much is planned. We have tickets to see an art exhibit called "Birth of Impressionism" at the San Francisco De Young Museum. We are going to invite a couple that we love to join us for a fun evening in the city.
Here is picture for thought I am sharing.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
At least his tongue is not out in the Fourth of July pic this year. Rocker Son is my funny, independent, thrill seeker who is determined to ( mess up his body ) be himself no matter what it cost. I admire that in him so much, because I was not that strong at his age.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Recently my good friend, Stephanie sent me the following note, (Caps are mine.)
“I've been thinking of you this morning, and I feel like there's something in 2Chronicles 20 for you-
Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah were faced with an army come to take them out. The people turned to the Lord and testified of His power, greatness and willingness to move on their behalf. With their hearts turned to Him, they said,
“WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO, BUT OUR EYES ARE ON YOU.”
Then the Lord said-
"Do not be afraid or discouraged of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s…take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow and the Lord will be with you.”
The people POSITIONED THEMSELVES IN WORSHIP. They sang, “Give Thanks to the Lord for His love endures forever!” And as they sang and praised, the Lord set ambushes against the army that had rose against them. The enemies turned on each other and WIPED THEMSELVES OUT!
When it was all over, it took 3 entire days for Jehoshaphat and his men to carry off all the plunder from their defeated enemies!”
Stephanie followed that scripture description with some beautiful words of encouragement meant just for me. (Thank you Stephanie!)
When I turned to that passage in my Bible, it was almost completely underlined! Worship has been very important to me for many years. At one point I even fell into the sneaky trap of worshiping worship.
Today this has me pondering the wonderful wisdom of these men. The second half of their prayer….BUT OUR EYES ARE ON YOU….reveals some deep wisdom. I don’t know if they said it with an expression of exasperation or with quiet faith. Either way, it shows us what the perfect DEFAULT is for any situation! Wonder how long the battle would have gone on if they HAD KNOWN what to do!?
Worship is a state of mind. The POSITION of worship is simply PUTTING OUR EYES ON HIM! It is a state of heart. Which comes first does not matter. The worship of God’s people is a mysterious and multi-layered thing. As I read this story I was overwhelmed with the intricate and detailed threads that weave through us as we worship!
There is POWER in worship.
There is SAFETY in worship.
There is more! Each of those statements is full of keys and revelation that lead us back to LOOKING AT HIS EYES.
Worship really is the ONLY sensible thing to do when we do not know what to do! It has become my DEFAULT. Unanswered questions and nagging doubts still hit me, but they do not overwhelm me anymore. He does not mind if I say, “God, I do not get this, but I am looking at you!” My default is to look at Him. For several years I have signed my letters, “Always Worshiping”. It has not been written lightly, it is where I live.