Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What is a good husband?

What is a good husband??? To some it is when he has brought beautiful flowers home for no reason. Others think a good husband plans a romantic night without any help from the wife. One might say he provides for the family. I am sure each of us have a thought pattern in which we think what makes a good husband. Let me tell you about mine... He is a man's man, he loves to hunt, work outside (the colder the better) wash cars, hang out with with buddies. But he also likes to hang out with me, talk to me about everything from work, our children, or ask me questions that no one else thinks about in the Bible, like do you think there is specific date that God chose for us to die and there is nothing we can do to change that? Say you way 400 lbs, never exercise, do you think that if you began to diet and exercise you might prolong your life? He always has my brain working overtime.....Also for me a good husband is funny, kind, compassionate, willing to say I'm sorry (probably harder for me to do) and loves his family very much, but above all loves the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe me Joey, didn't start out this way, but has become what I would say is a great husband... We all have out moments but like I told him yesterday, you drive me crazy sometimes but you sure are cute so I will over look it.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fall is finally here

Fall is finally here..... I love the cool mornings and the cool afternoons, and the cool evenings...Do you get it I hate to be hot....I love summer but I like to be cool and those two don't always go together. The only thing that doesn't thrill me about fall is the men in my life love to hunt. I don't me love I mean looooovvvvvveee it. So by the first of August they are already discussing the plans they have, when to get the land ready, putting up cameras to see what has been around the farm lately. They talk and talk and watch the outdoor channel and talk some more about this years great adventure. So by September when dove season starts I'm already tired of hearing about hunting. Then I have 4 more months of hunting season. So even though I am definitely not a hunter I try to enjoy the scenery at these hunting places. And the peacefulness the outdoors can bring. I listen and appreciate the closeness that this crazy activity brings to the men in my life.. The only problem is my daughter-in-law loves to hunt, not as much as my son,(he bought her a new bow for her birthday,so she could hunt with him more) .My daughter will go and have family bonding time with her dad a couple times a year too, so I sit at the house reading and waiting for the stories of the great hunt of 2009.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Waste or Not?

The header picture of the church is from a little town in VA near our family hunting land. I love this little church it has two doors, one for the men and one for the women. We attended another church this weekend for a wedding, it was grand inside. It had a large pipe organ with a balcony, stained glass windows, large cathedral ceilings, pretty formal. As we sat their waiting on the bride to come down the aisle, I was thinking what a beautiful place, about that time my husband (the contsruction worker) leaned over and said this place sure is pretty, how much do you think that organ cost, then shook his head and said "Most people would think this is great, but I just keeping think what a waste". The more I have thought about it, I bet people were saved in that little white church with no fancy windows, organs, or comfy seats just as they are in the grand and beautiful churches. So what is my point.....Maybe we need to stop and rethink what is our purpose with the churches today, our church is in the process of building a new church and of course I like big and beautiful but doesn't God meet us anywhere and anytime no matter the building.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My determined purpose

For my determined purpose is that I may know him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of his person more strongly and more clearly. Phil. 3:10a
It is up to me to be determined to know God more, become so acquainted with him that I recognize his work, see his wonders, and enjoy the beauty of all that he his...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Simply and easy life????

Do you ever wish that life could be simple and easy? Here in the good ole south, life can become complicated especially if you don't know how to play by the rules. Here in the south some of the older generations and the children they have raised ,who still live here, become nervous with a woman who can have confidence in herself to know what she thinks, be able to speak it, and hold no hard feelings for others who don't agree with her. I have made a new friend this year, he is about 68 years old, very open and he and I have great conversations. He told me that I intimidate a lot of the older women because I'm so opinionated, I laughed and told I make the men more nervous. I have really appreciated his input, his kindness, and his openness to discuss serious matters of the heart, soul and mind. He told me the other day that I would have fit in great with the ladies he used to work with in California, they know what they want, how they wanted it, and how to get it and they didn't always worry about saying it so sugar coated. They got to the point and went on.... For me life would be so easy and simple if I didn't make people so nervous. I'm probably to honest, to forth right with my advise, but deep down even though I not good at showing it, I truly love most people. I might not agree with you and would probably tell you so , but I enjoy the how God can make so many different personalities and yet we can still be good for each other.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Are you a beautiful old barn?

When you look at this picture what do you see? Do you see a broken down old barn, do you see history of a functioning barn at one time, or do you see the beauty of the whole scene? I love to go to the mountains, for me it is the most relaxing place to be. Sure I have a lot of mowing, spraying for weeds, killing bees and ants that try to move in, but for all the work the scenery makes up for it. Stop and look around today, do you see a broken down old person, or do we see the history behind who they are. If we look really close sometimes we will see the beauty of the whole life that has transpired over time. We might have to look past the crumbling, whining, & complaining of some, so that we get to see the beauty of peace, joy and contentment in others. When we grow older, what will people see in us, the disfunctional barn or the beauty of the history that makes me who I am and you who you are, hopefully a happy, peaceful and contented child of God...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

AT&T, long distance

I received another phone call today from someone at (AT&T) I think...You know how it is, you get a call from someone who says they are from the phone company and they want to help you with your bill to make it smaller. Just when you think that you have it figured out with them, you find out they are affiliated with (AT&T) you think... I would love to be able to talk to one person who works for the company that you think you pay your bills to, who actually knows what they are talking about, and when they ask you a question they understand the questions they are asking. That they are not just asking something they are suppose to read out loud to you and you are to answer yes or no, and the question doesn't really pertain to the changes you are making. Do you understand anything I have just said, its kinds of like my conversations with the phone company. Wouldn't it be great if our yes meant yes and our no meant no and there was no confusion in conversation....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

God Humorous????

When people say give me one description of God, my first answer always is he has a sense of humor. Look around.... My husband and I were talking about all the financial problems everyone is having, and you can become over-whelmed with just thinking about it, that we have decided to try and laugh instead of becoming anxious, and while I don't put stock in fortune cookies, God gave us a little jolt of humor while we were at dinner discussing our money woes. My cookie said"Broke is only temporary, poor is a state of mind" We decided that this is God's answer to us as we had just prayed at dinner for our financial situations of that week. So look around and smile, laugh and be happy at all that God has given us....