I’m wondering, do people realize when you say something like prayers for France or I’m praying for you, that is not just an expression you are actually supposed to pray for them! I see so many people (especially celebrities) saying they are praying for France but some of them have said that they don’t even believe in God! Prayer is real and you shouldn’t say you are praying for someone if you’re not really going to! Prayers really going out for the people in France, May God be with them!
yesterday was such an awesome day. Yesterday i did something that filled me with so much joy that its hard to explain. Are you ready for this ? Yesterday i painted my deck. I know, probably not what you expected me to say. And no i wasnt being sarcastic at all. A few years ago i couldnt have cared less about something like this. I was much to concerned with finding another percocet, or a beer. But now i care about these kinds of things, doing stuff like mowing or gardening, i dont know it just reminds me of things i have only seen in movies. You know the kind, great neighborhood, well manicured lawns, and loving families, where you just know that the biggest problem they have is that someone elses dog went dookie on their lawn. It made me feel normal, to be painting the deck while my husband was building furniture in the yard. I have found that i crave moments like this, just as much as i use to crave a cold beer or another pill. At one point yesterday i looked up to the beautiful blue cloudless sky, and just said thank you Lord, thankyou for giving me the wisdom to appreciate this. Its nice to be able to really enjoy all the little things in life and just feel normal.
Woot woot, I was nominated for the Old Rugged Blog award, now when i first saw the title of this award i did not see the picture with it, so i gotta tell ya, i was not exactly tickled about it. My first thought was like seriously dude, im not that old or that rugged, lol. But seriously i would like to thank Ada from http://plainpathwaytohim.wordpress.com/ for nominating me. If you havent read her blog you should definitly head over and check it out, she is pretty awesome, and very inspiring with her levels of faith and love for our Lord. So this award is for anyone who has christian themes included in their blog. And there are a few requirements that come with accepting it.
1. If he/she accepts the award, they must nominate 5 other Christian blogs.
2. He/she must display the award.
3. He/she must answer the 9 questions listed below
My nominees are
1 . mother hen at http://motherhendiaries.com/
2. ladybugout at http://ladybugout.wordpress.com/
3. stories of four boys at http://storiesofourboys.com/
4. adopt mom of six at http://adoptmomof6.wordpress.com/
5. lupie momma at http://lifeofalupiemomma.wordpress.com/
6. mamacinderellaslife at http://mamacinderellaslife.wordpress.com/
7. Art Mowle at http://artmowle64.wordpress.com/
8. Grace at http://graceholden.wordpress.com/
9. GDR at http://altaredegos.wordpress.com/
10. mamamickterry at http://mamamickterry.wordpress.com/
Please check out these blogs, it has been such a blessing for me to know each one of them.
a) What is your favorite Bible verse?
Answer- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
b) How long have you been a Christian?
Answer- It depends on your definition of the word christian, i have believed in God my whole life, but i would only be comfortable saying i have been a christian for about 3 years now.
c) How long have you had your wonderful blog?
Answer-n since January of 2014
d) What is your greatest accomplishment?
Answer- Getting and staying clean from drugs and alcohol.
e) Forest or bayou? Plains or mountains? River or ocean?
Answer- I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, so i am a mountain woman, and River all the way.
f) What makes you special?
Answer- My loved ones, with out them i am nothing.
g) Poetry or prose? Free verse or rhyme?
Answer- poetry, and either.
h) What is your favorite number?
Answer- 17 because i was 17 when i met my husband so it must be my lucky number.
i) Here’s a simple question: Why?
Answer- my son asked me a while back why we are here, i told him the point of life and the reason we are here is to help make other peoples lives better.
And thats it, thanks again Ada for the nomination it is very appreciated. 🙂
I have read so much stuff here lately saying christians want gays to be murdered, and christians hate people who believe differently than they do, christians hate this and christians hate that. Well let me clear a few things up for everybody. A real christian does not hate anybody, a real christian does what God wants which is for us to love one another, and a real christian knows it is not our job to judge, but to spread the word of God. Is everyone out there getting this? If you are going around saying that you are a christian and then in the next breath saying oh i hate such and such i wish they would just drop dead, then you are not doing anything but pushing people farther away from God.( Please stop calling yourself a christian) I have spent a long time being afraid to call myself a christian because once you use that title you have a responsibility to everyone you come in contact with, a responsibility to be Christ like, and for a long time i was scared that i would say or do something that would give christians a bad name. I do now consider myself a christian, but that in no way means i am perfect, because trust me i absolutely am not, but i try very hard to watch what i say and how i behave, especially around people who are struggling with their faith. Now I want everyone to read this part very carefully. no matter what you have done or what you are doing and even if every person that you think is a christian is spewing hate toward you. God loves you! and God is all that matters not the angry people who run at you throwing insults. God is always there ready to forgive anyone and everyone all you have to do is be sincere and ask. I really hope at least a few people may open their mind long enough to take some of this in. To all of the people out there claiming to be christians be careful with what you say and do, because if your actions turn someone else away from God, and it doesnt take much just a few angry words to a waitress who knows you came in with a church group, could change the way they view God, church, and religion all together, and you will be judged for that when your time comes. And to anyone who has been hurt or offended by someone who says they are a christian but promotes hate or violence. I am sorry that happened to you, please give christians another chance to show you thats not how we are and not what we are about.
I lost my daughter in 2008. This poem is to all the mothers who have lost a child, i hope it will bring you some comfort.
What makes a mother? I thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to God today. I asked what makes a mother? And i know i heard him say. A mother has a baby this we know is true. But God can you be a mother when your baby’s not with you? Yes you can, he replied with confidence in his voice. I give many women babies, when they leave is not their choice. Some i send for a lifetime, and others for a day, and some i send to feel your womb but there’s no need to stay. I just dont understand this God i want my baby to be here. He took a deep breath and cleared his throat, and then i saw a tear. I wish i could show you, what your child is doing today. If you could see your child smile with all the other children and say… we go to earth to learn our lessons, of love and life and fear. My mommy loved me oh so much i got to come straight here. I feel so lucky to have a mom, who had so much love for me. I learned my lessons very quickly my mommy set me free. I miss my mommy oh so much, but i visit her every day, and when she goes to sleep, on her pillows where i lay. I stroke her hair and kiss her cheek, and whisper in her ear, mommy dont be sad today im your baby and im near. So you see my dear sweet ones, your children are okay. Your babies are born in my home, and this is where they’ll stay. They’ll wait for you with me, until your lesson’s through. And on the day you come home, they’ll be at the gates for you.
So now you see what makes a mother, its the feeling in your heart. its the feelings you had so much of right from the very start. Though some on earth may not realize you are a mother, until their time is done. They’ll be up here with me one day and know your the best one!