I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks so much Sarah Hamze for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! It means a lot to me! 🙂
The Rules for this award are as follows:
- Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging (or whose blogs you enjoy most).
- Let them know that you have nominated them.
- Share 7 random facts about yourself.
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
- Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.
7 Random Facts About Me
- I am an empty nester.
- I am obsessed with Christian music–it is my lifeline some days.
- I am learning AutoCAD and I love it.
- I don’t go on vacation. Un-American, right? I’m a homebody and not much for traveling so it works for me.
- I am into organic food.
- I used to be in real estate. (Ha! who hasn’t, right? lol)
- I love wearing blue jeans and comfortable clothes. Don’t try to dress me up. lol
My Nominations (in no particular order)
“Do you want to get well?” Jesus asked the man in John 5:6 NIV. At first glance, we may think what a silly question! Of course, I want to get well!
But, after going around and around with the Lord on this one for the past year, I totally understand what Jesus meant. Healing is a process that sometimes we are not mentally ready for. Being made well will change a lot about us. It will change our perspective. It will change our attitude. It will change our focus.
If we are mature enough in Christ, those are good things. If not, it can cause us to be puffed up with pride and toss Jesus to the curb, so to speak. It may sound harsh but think about it, if we are made well, we tend to think we don’t “need” Him anymore. We can walk on our own two feet. We can walk with our head high. No need for crutches, right?
Jesus Christ is NOT a crutch. He holds all things together (Col. 1:7), including you and me. We can do all things through Christ (Phil 4:13), which means we can do nothing without Him.
Do you want to be made well? Ask Jesus to soul-search you and pray to see if you are ready to give Him the honor and glory and not yourself.
Today, we hear all over the media about “going green.” Recycle, reuse, replenish. Take care of what we’ve got. I’m all for being a good steward of what God has given us but just bear with me here for a minute.
One commercial caught my attention the other day and was talking about protecting electricity, our “precious resource.” Being a believer in the God of creation, I firmly believe that what He created will remain until He decides it is time for it to stop. Nothing that man does can “extend” our water supply or electricity, for that matter.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that we cannot pretend to even try to keep this world going. It’s not in my job description to keep the universe going. God is in control and I can’t worry about what I can’t control. I guess what tweaked my brain on this one was that somehow humanity actually thinks they are in control.
Again, I don’t have any issues with going green. We are to be good stewards of what God has graciously given us.
You know what amazes me? That the world hasn’t gone dry, spring happens every year, Oh and get this one…the sun “rises” every morning…without our help. God’s got this. 🙂
Believing God to continue doing the impossible keeps me at peace.
Everybody has this idea of a zombie apocalypse, whether they believe it is actually going to happen or not. Did you know that LA Swat is actually training for the possibility of it happening? I was told this by a trusted member of law enforcement. I was floored.
Well, I hate to break it to you, but it is happening now. Yes, NOW. America is in a state of zombie-ness, thanks to psychiatric drugs, psychotic drugs and alcohol. Nobody wants to face reality, they would rather just glaze through it and pretend/drink/numb it all away.
Our country is going to self-implode because Americans refuse to wake up and face the truth of what is going on around them. The government is taking our freedoms and nobody cares. As long as they have their mind-numbing drugs, it’s alright.
The only way to bravely face the tyranny and life’s harsh reality is with God. Life on this side of heaven was never promised to be easy. Living in denial doesn’t change anything. I can say that because I used to be one of those “queens of denial.” It was a great little fantasy, but wasn’t real.
Without Christ, we are powerless. With Christ, we have HIS power. He gives us the boldness we need to face whatever comes our way.
My heart breaks for this country. I pray for her daily. If she doesn’t snap out of this zombie mode, we are going to implode.
Yesterday, we got back from our trip to visit the grand kids. To say that me and Hallmark Man are homebodies is an understatement. It was nice to be in familiar surroundings in our own bed with our own little “fan club” (a name that Hallmark Man affectionately gave our basset hound. )
Here’s a pic of Hallmark Man and our youngest grandson, Dekoda. He is an adorable bundle of energy and questions. He is all boy.
In this photo, he’s playing games on Grandpa’s iPhone. He loves “Talking Tom.”
In all that we did yesterday, the one thing I didn’t do was open my laptop. It was just freeing not to feel like I had to. I am usually playing games on Facebook or doing some research or reading but I was determined not to open it.
I’ve found that when I begin to feel “obligated” to do something, it’s no longer fun. I am referring to “fun” stuff on the computer. I loved playing games on Facebook. I have tons of gaming friends but I even forewarned them last week that I would be taking a breather. I had to come up for air. I had gotten to the point where I was dreading going on Facebook because I had to check in with each game, return gifts, harvest crops and complete quests. It was more work than it was fun. Time to take a break.
It is nice to be home. It is beautiful and sunny outside again. We now have two males fighting over three hummingbird feeders. I have cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes growing. I’ve got spring fever and I am free to enjoy it. 🙂
WooHoo!! Today is Friday!
I typically don’t get this excited about Friday but it is absolutely gorgeous outside. A beautiful 80 degrees, sunny…and I’m in an office. lol
I’ve got spring fever so bad right now. We are going to visit my stepdaughter and my grandsons this weekend. My oldest grandson is playing ball, so we’re going to watch him play (hopefully not in the rain…but 80% chance). I hope to get to hold my newest granddaughter some. She is the happiest baby. I am really looking forward to my road trip with Hallmark Man.
I have noticed him change so much since he’s been eating healthy and beefing up his supplements. I’ve gotten my husband back.
God has truly answered prayer regarding our health. Of course, He requires that we take the first step of faith but when we did, boy, did God ever show up and show off. I love it when He does that. 🙂
Y’all enjoy your weekend, wherever you may be. Keep your eyes on Jesus.