Thursday, December 14, 2006


The holidays are so emotional for me. At times I am so happy, singing Christmas carols, crocheting things for people for Christmas, envisioning Christmas morning for my grandchildren and then I will swing the other way, hating not having family around due to divorces, distance and all the other problems that can occur during this time. Part of the time I am singing praises to God for all the blessings He has given me and then I am grumpy and sad by living alone. Fortunately the joy of this time is uppermost and the blues are passing in short bursts. It is still hard to believe that God would love us enough to send His only Son to die for us...we are the most ungrateful, selfish, self-absorbed creatures that He put on this earth. We trudge through this life asking, "What is in it for me?"
When I rededicated my life to Jesus and gave Him total control of my life, the "I" in my life became "others". The sorrow, sadness and unhappiness became joy, happiness and peace like I have never known before. Doing for others has made life fun and exciting, especially when they have no idea who did the deed. Sharing Christ with others became a joyful act rather than a "duty".
In two weeks I will be giving my testimony in front of our church....that I am nervous goes without saying, but at the same time I know that God will give me the right things to say when the time comes....after all, He works through me, not that I can accomplish anything without His help!
I hope and pray that anyone reading this post will find the peace and contentment that comes with giving your life to God's control. I tried to control my life for most of my life and I made a huge mess!
My 5 year old grandson, Christian, is in Ohio visiting his grandparents up there for Christmas....this is hard for me since I have him most of the time. He has been there since Thanksgiving and is having a great time so my missing him is pure selfishness on my part. Keeping busy isn't hard now so the time will pass quickly.
I have to get back to crocheting so I will add more later.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Another day, another....

This is a beautiful day that the Lord has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it! The sun is shining, the sky is so blue it almost hurts to look at it. There are a few clouds but they just add softness to the glorious painting the Lord has made!
I have been contemplating the friends I have in my life...I am so blessed! They are faithful, loyal, loving, giving people and keep laughter in my life. Hugs are my "thing"....I love hugs...they say "I love you" or "I care about you". Everyone knows I hug rather than shake hands...but I do ask first in case that person doesn't like being touched.
I am reading all Joel Rosenberg's books that he has written in a series that began with THE LAST JIHAD. They are amazingly accurate in predicting things that have already happened in the middle east even though they were writtien before the event actually Suddam Hussein (sp?) being removed from his dictatorship. The circumstances were not the same but the event was. These books are fiction but are so interesting in using "end times" events in today's world.....sort of like the LEFT BEHIND series but more detailed in the middle east situations. I am now trying to get THE COPPER SCROLL, the last book written in this series so far.....the list at the library is loooonnnnnngggggg. If you liked the premise in the LEFT BEHIND series, you will really like these books.
See you later!

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Christian Joy

I wanted to start a blog about my faith and share my love for Jesus. At the same time I can share portions of my life and thoughts. So if you read these words and want to share your thoughts also, please feel free to do so.
Thanks for reading this and may God bless each of you in a special way.