Friday, May 12, 2017

Living Acts

Acts 3:16
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Some Life Chapters

 Yes, it has been a while and I thought I would WOW you with some super impressive (not!) photos ;)
I woke up at 5 this morning (it is, after all, Saturday SLEEP IN day.) and when I walked in our master bathroom and looked at these lonely toys on the tub I was filled with many emotions.
A mix of "wow, my baby is turning 9 in a month, these toys will never be played with again sadness" along with a kind of " whoo hoo, these toys can officially leave the bathroom."
The toys are currently taking a hot bleach bath in the kitchen sink before they take up their new residence in our living room for Precious Grandson to enjoy. ;)
 This was the view I was welcomed with when I came downstairs this morning and it actually made me happy realizing that even though the tub toys are retired, I still have plenty of playing left in our chapters of life.
 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

He says "I am near" through Beets and Ginger

I have a friend who is a doctor. A homeopathic doctor. I met her as a Zumba student but went to her for care. She recommended a cleansing smoothie that had beets and ginger in it. This was several years ago. I did purchase the beets and ginger years ago but....let's just say " It wasn't my time." :P

This doctor/friend of mine is a beautiful woman who I admire and I had told her months ago that we should get together on a Sunday morning (we both attend Saturday evening church) (yea, I haven't been in months...that's another story)

I have thought about the words I have said to her MANY times but any time I get a free Sunday morning, I want a FREE Sunday morning.

This morning, I had a notification from Pinterest (where I never go). I clicked on it and the first pin I saw was my daughter's, about juicing. The recipes looked pretty delicious so I messaged my daughter and said " I will totally do this with you!" well, one of the recipes asked for beets and ginger which made me think of my doctor friend so I messaged her to let her know that I do think of her and I realize that I am not nurturing my friendships by "wanting to keep my free time" but that she was on my mind (because of the beets and ginger).

About 8 hours later, she messaged me back saying that she believed that God had put her on my heart because her mom is dying ( I have seen pictures of her mom via Facebook and she is the most inspiring masterpiece of a woman I could meet through a picture. She exudes God's beauty and grace.) My friend said that me letting her know I was thinking of her let her know that God is near.

Do you know where I was when she messaged me? Walking out of Fresh Thyme with my beets and ginger.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOLY YEAR, WHERE DID NOVEMBER GO?!?!

November became my favorite month.
I am looking back over the month in my calendar and I don't know how all those activities fit in 30 days! and I was sick sick for 6 of those 30 ( I am praising God that I feel great today because I never realize I feel okay until I feel lousy and while I felt lousy I wanted to remember to appreciate when I didn't anymore soooooo yea :P lol )
 
We are in Week 5 of the UNLGLUED Bible Study and aside from all the memory verses, I am caught up and still going. My insides feel like when you start to clean out a closet and it gets REEEEAL messy before it gets better!? yea, that happened. It took me through a depressed phase (it was also the week I was sick so that could have contributed) where I truly felt almost friendless and felt it was all my fault because I am the most NON CONFRONTATIONAL person I know and I guess I don't place enough value in relationships because I would truly rather let them fizzle and start new ones than talk about it. This is NOT the same as my dear friends who are going through different seasons in their life so we simply don't talk, due to timing ;D
(I didn't mean to go on that tangent but okay)
What made me fall in love with November is.....my life finally came together. "IT" clicked!
In the Bible study, we were supposed to share what we felt was our "impossible" in the time being. What we felt was impossible aside from God.
I threw a fit. I deleted the proof of the fit (because it is an online Bible study through FB) but I did indeed throw a fit. I admitted the MANY things God has brought me through and FOR THE LOVE! After surviving all these things my impossibles were cleaning, cooking and budgeting?????? SERIOUSLY?!
well, for the love, God stepped in, and said " honey, you have no chains, you are free, GO!" ok, I didn't hear Him say that , at all,but now that the month is over that is what I am paraphrasing because my sister, let me tell you, I am a different woman, living in the same 4 walls of a completely different home and I am HAPPY! (sing it... Clap Along if you feel...I make up my own words here....)
I have never been sad to say good bye to a month before, you know me! New months, new spaces on the calendar...and now that I have shared my love for November 2015, I am ready to greet December but oh, sweet November, Thank you.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Robbie Sometimes

If I were to change my name today, it would be Robbie Sometimes.

Sometimes I care, sometimes I don't.
Sometimes I almost get it together. LOL
Sometimes I forget the power available to me through the Holy Spirit and then Sometimes I remember and get all excited again. I don't know if Robbie Allthetime can be achieved on this side of Heaven but today, I will be hopeful because today is a One of those times. :P

Monday, December 29, 2014

Big Little Things that make me Grateful

It was time to fill out the renewal questionnaire for our insurance company.
Our 15 passenger van traveled 9,901 miles last year. The Passat traveled14,738 miles and Mike's baby Thunderbird went around our neighborhood 59 miles.

Funny how filling out a renewal questionnaire can suddenly make me grateful for our protection this year in nearly 25,000 miles of travel.

Thank you, God. :-)

Friday, July 4, 2014

how my 5K turned into 5plus miles.

The race started at 7am. I already had my race bib so there wasn't a need to get there early but leaving the house at 6:40 was pushing it a bit.
We followed the directions that were given us. Pearl to Tom Ginnever. When we turned left onto Tom Ginnever, we didn't have to go very far before we were stopped by the cop. He looked at me and asked, "Are you running?" I said " yes." he just looked at me and then I said " I should just start running?" he said " yes." I told him I had no idea where I was but he pointed and said. " Just go that way, you will see everyone."
I start running and then I see my husband drive in and pull into a parking lot. I thought he was driving to give me a ride so I was really confused. I called him (while still running) and he said, " The cop told me I can park in this lot and no further." I am running running and I see all kinds of cars driving on the " forbidden road."
I see two people walking wearing their Firecracker Run Tshirts so I ask " Are you doing the race?" they answer " yes" but they are  walkng really slow towards what was " the unknown" to me and when I told them I had no idea where I was, they didn't seem eager to help. Maybe they didn't know either but I took off running again. and then HERE COMES THE CROWD OF RUNNERS!!! :) I have never run against a race before! :D but I kept going knowing that eventually I would find the START.
I found it. I tried to find my music on my phone since I had made a 30 minute RUN playlist but I couldn't find it so I just went through the START and Kept Running..LOL
ok, so I am going. I'm doing this. It's no big. I am passing all kinds of people. I saw one girl that I "recognize" but I didn't stop to say HI cause I was in a race! Run, Pass, Run, Praise God for my moving body parts,run, I wish I would have stopped for that drink at the one mile, run, breathe, run, it's such gorgeous weather!  Stop at the 2 mile, almost choke on small sip of water, run...ok, I am putting headphones on for the last mile...Sonic Flood Carried Away...run...WAIT A MINUTE! turn to the .lady next to me and ask " is this the 5K?"she said " no, the 5K turned way back there."
shut the front door!!!
actually, I said " s&^t" and then felt bad because I was wearing my " Living Water" t-shirt but I turned around and started running the other direction...
I saw three ladies walking and I thought they had on firecracker shirts so I asked "were you ladies in the 5K?" and one turns around..it's my mom's good friend. They were not in the race and had as much of a clue as I did :D so I am thinking " What do I do? just quit and call Mike? I am at a stadium and have NO IDEA where my course is!!!!" I see some stairs..."great! this seems like an excellent time to run some stairs!" so I go up the stairs and across a bridge, I see runners..."if I jump in , are they going to think I am cheating?" whatevs, I am jumping in....run into two girls and ask " is THIS the 5K?" and BOOM! It's the girl from the beginning that I recognized that I didn't take time to say " Hi" to her cause I was in a race! She's like " Hi!!!!!! How are you??????" I'm like Not Trying To Be Rude But ....I said " I gotta go" and I took off....maybe I will find out her name and send her a FB message or just a copy of this blog. :)
so I finished the crazy race in 32 minutes...I really need to get over it but I am so curious what my time would have been without the walking, talking, stairs, etc. :P after all the excitement, we had to walk a mile back to the car. and THAT is how my 5K turned into more. The End. :)

UPDATE: I found her name and sent her an apology e-mail. Feel better now. :)