No matter which side of the aisle you're on, today has been an eventful day. We have a new leader of our nation.
We need to be praying daily for him.
I know that my posting is very sporadic. Sorry about that. I'm just not very good about keeping up with this blog, but I did want to wish some special friends well on their new endeavors.
This is the time of year when lots of mama and daddy's babies are leaving home. Some have been home for the summer and are returning to college, others are leaving home for college for the first time, some are home only in between school breaks for a quick visit and then leave to hit the books again. We have kids in all of those categories. It's hard to be sad for their leaving when I know how excited they are to get back to the college life or to get started with their college life. I was there once. I remember how it was. Still, we'll miss them.
We have a lot of sweet friends who are leaving home for the first time this fall. Kids that are like our own...that grew up with Katie. (Alisha, Amanda, Kerri, Rachel, Emily H.) Advice? Remember who you are and why you're here. You're a child of God and you're here to glorify Him in everything that you do. Be a leader. Be willing to be the EXAMPLE. We want to hear from others how your conduct, behavior stands out among the group of Christians that you worship with. Become an active member of the congregation that you worship with. They need to know that they can count on you to be active and faithful. Last of all, remember that we love you, we're pulling for you and praying for you.
Matthew 5:16 - "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Oh my goodness! What a game. I'm too old for the games like Bama has been playing this year. Tonight against LSU was almost more than my poor nerves could handle. No reason to hang our heads Roll-Tiders! Bama hung with the #3 team in the nation and did a good job of it too. Just wait --- the tide is turning.
Have a good one.
Several days ago, I decided to clean off my refrigerator. It has been the collecting place for pictures of family and wonderful friends, magnets from places we've visited, short articles, writings to teach and encourage...you get the picture. I"m sure a lot of you have one just like it. Anyway, after some thought, I took everything off. It was clean once again. Not an out-of-date picture or a magnet, or a tattered article was left on the fridge. It almost looked new. I could once again see the front and both sides and they were a beautiful, clean almond color.
Then my girls came home from school and both of their reactions were exactly the same. "Mom, where did all of the pictures go? Why did you take everything off? It looks so different, so empty."
That refrigerator had become a conversation place in our home. Our friends would come into the kitchen and usually the first thing they would do was look at the stuff on the fridge. That would lead to conversations about this person or that and what they were doing now or what was going on when that picture was taken. Lots of great memories.
After that, I realized I'd much rather have a life full of great friends and memories than a clean refrigerator.
Today, my refrigerator is once again getting full - and it just looks so much better. :) Ya'll have a great week.
It's that time of year when so many that I know are leaving home for the first time. They add to the list of those sweeties who have already left. It's a bittersweet time. It's a right of passage...a good thing that every parent wishes for and dreads at the same time. To all of you - love the Lord, remember to call your mama and always know that there are those at home who are praying for you.
For others, bunches of others who are beginning their Senior year in High School - do it up right. Make it a year worth remembering! You are an awesome group on young 'uns.
-hugs to all of you