July 18, 2014

He Did


I've taught at the Christian school, I've raised children, I've been a friend, a mother, a sibling, a wife, a sister-in-the-Lord, I've been a Sunday School teacher, I've been a leader in the church, I've given bible studies, I am involved in bus-outreach, I've been one to encourage others, I've been a counselor, I've prepared meals for those in the church and in the ministry, I've spoken to ladies at Lady's retreat, I've prayed with people at the altars, I've sung in the choir, I've worked alongside my husband in the ministry, I've been involved in fund raising, I've helped clean the church, and if I had to do it all over again, I would do it; it is my life's breath and heart beat. 


Yes, I have faced some hard times and some were extremely challenging, to say the least. But, you know what I say to that? I got to see a side of God I would not have known if I hadn't gone through it. And the key words are "gone through it". He saw me through it. When I needed someone to take care of me, He did. When I needed someone to comfort my fears, He did. When I needed someone to work out the financial troubles, He did. When I needed someone to care, HE DID!


He takes real good care of me.

God has always been so good to me that I want to be His friend in return.
Blessings,

July 05, 2014

A Great Idea for an Island


My mom moved to her new apartment and is now settled in. I took a picture of the "island" in the kitchen because I really liked the idea of what she has in place as an "island".

The kitchen is real small with the sink, stove, dishwasher, microwave on the one side of the kitchen with very little counter space in between the sink and stove; that's it, except for the small space in front of the microwave. The second wall has the door to go outside and next to that on the third wall is the refrigerator and storage cabinets that my brother, Carlo, bought from Ikea, and the fourth side of the kitchen is the entrance from the living room.

When my sister, Carol, was cooking she wanted more counter space so, she used Mom's old sewing machine as an island in the middle of the kitchen. You can see the cutting board on the top of the linen which made for easy storage. Then she added the butter-dish and cow creamer to complete the look for Mom's country kitchen.

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I really like the idea of using the sewing machine as an island.

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July 01, 2014

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June 18, 2014

I Heard My Tone Beginning to Sound Like This...But I Said...


I use a phone case that has the slots for credit cards and a driver's license.


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Today, I stopped to get a cup of coffee at the usual place. After placing my order I take out my case, place it on the counter to get my card, and pay for my coffee. I never took my hands off my phone but I wasn't holding it tight, either.

The girl behind the counter compliments and grabs my phone case and asked what type of phone was it and if my phone has, "YouTube"? I replied, "I don't do "YouTube".

As she was going through my phone icons that I set on the main screen, she remarks that I don't have the "YouTube" icon set on my phone and states, "You have the Bible on your phone," as if though I just got caught and is gonna tell. I acknowledged that I have two Bible icons, one for audio and the other to read. Then I patiently said, "I don't do "YouTube".

With her taking possession of my phone and a crowd standing in line behind me, I was trying not to get upset and (Ahem) ask for my phone. So, I kept answering every time she mentioned "YouTube" that, "I don't do "YouTube", hoping she would get the hint that I don't like this one bit.

"I want to show you something," says she as she goes to the menu settings and finds the "YouTube" icon (which comes with the phone) and taps it and says, "I want to show you a poem." And again, my reply came as before, "I don't do "YouTube".

She finds the video she wants me to see and I said, again, "I don't do "YouTube".

The next person in line got closer to the counter and I just knew my face was red because it felt HOT. I refused to look at anyone but this girl who was going through my phone without my permission. I envisioned I heard my tone beginning to sound like this, "I've clearly stated," as I pause and cross my arms so she could see and hear that I am upset with this invasion and presumptuousness, "I Don't Do "YouTube"!

But what I said was, "I don't do "YouTube".

She had it ready for me to tap on the start button and slides the phone back to me. I picked up my phone, I closed out of "YouTube", closed my phone case and as calmly and as soft spoken as I could, trying not to offend, I looked at her and said, "I don't do "YouTube".

Would you believe she got upset with me?

I kept a smile (at-least, I hope it looked like a smile) so I could walk away and act as if I did not notice her facial expressions. I was glad to get out of there. Whew!

I am so glad you stopped by for a visit.
And thanks for listening, I knew you'd understand.


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