Saturday, December 20, 2008

Please do not read if you don't want your Christmas ruined.

This is my 100th post, and what a horrible post it will be, but it is what it is.

Please be praying for my friends Brad and Dona. Brad got out of the hospital Friday, but only after they had learned that Dona's mother Madalyn died in her sleep, Thursday night. God has just been beyond good in this. Madalyn was 84 and while not in bad health she had been sick with a cold. Dona's sister Susie had been living with Madalyn and found her on Friday morning. This in it's self is a God thing, because normally Madalyn still lives alone, and it was possible that she would have not been found for a couple of days, and it would have been by one of the Grandkids. I can think of no better way to leave this earth, then in your own bed, in your own home, in your sleep. Please be praying also for Susie, having found Madalyn she is not dealing well, plus she is not a Christian. Madalyn was so I know where she is.

Please also be praying for me. As you know Brad had total knee replacement surgery on Monday, and I stayed with Dona so that she would not have to stay alone. This again is a God thing. Dona and I stayed up till nearly midnight Thursday night visiting and discussing a little bit of everything including Madalyn. Anyway. I got up Friday to get dressed and leave for work, and no work ID. Couldn't find it anywhere. So I had to run by the house and pick it up. I got home about 7:30 am and no husband. Called on the cell phone and he was at his girlfriends. I got ugly and told him I wanted him out. I have been around this track more than once in the past 6 months, and am asking God how many more times do I have to go around before I am done. I know God hates divorce, and I am not going to be the one to file.

So tell me what am I suppose to tell the kids Christmas night when I run by and drop off the gifts and do not stay because Rusty's parents will be there.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Limited Access to Blog and FB

****UPDATE**** Thank you for your prayers Brad has done really really well, and should be able to go home today, which means I get to go home and sleep in my own bed. Yeah!!!

Hey all starting tomorrow, I am going to have limited access to Blog and FB. Brad is having total knee replacement done in the morning. Dona has ask me to come stay at the house with her until Brad gets out of the hospital. So I am going to be relocating to the country for a few days. Please be praying for Brad, the surgery, and his recovery. Please also be praying for Dona during this time. And for me. I have added a 30 minute drive one way to work for most of next week. For a girl that can get up an hour before she has to be at work and still have quiet time. This is going to be a challenge.

Love ya all,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My 50th Birthday. 50 things you may not know about me

Today is the big 50 half a century of life under my belt. Hard to believe. So today I will share 50 things that you may not know about me.

1. I am left handed.

2. I am twice married, once divorced.

3. I have worked for the same company for nearly 30 years.

4. I am sooooo ready to be retired from above company and go do something else.

5. I am a romantic.

6. I am not a house keeper. My favorite saying is "I am not domesticated, I just live in a house"

7. I love my sleep.

8. I am still driving the second new car Rusty and I ever purchased.

9. I was born and raised in the same community that I have lived in for the majority of my past 50 years.

10. I am a middle child.

11. My Mother is still alive.

12. I have an older brother and a younger sister.

13. I am the only one out of the three that is currently in a relationship with Christ.

14. Rusty and I are the only ones with children on either side of our family.

15. I am a cat person.

16. I have more than my share but don't know who I would part with.

17. I have no tattoos anywhere on my person.

18. I do not like or watch reality TV.

19. My TV is on less than 2 hours a day.

20. I love to read.

21. I have only flown 4 times in my life.

22. The first time I flew was 5 years ago when I went to Israel.

23. I love the beach.

24. I do not like cold weather.

25. I do not like hot weather.

26. I love to watch lightening storms.

27. I can drive an 18 wheeler.

28. My mother nearly lost me in 1968 at the World's Fair in San Antonio TX. I went one way at the top of the Tower of Americas and they went the other. Of course it was her fault.

29. My Father was killed in Viet Nam in 1967.

30. I received his recovered dog tag in December of 2005.

31. I graduated from high school in 1977.

32. I have been married over half my life.

33. I was 21 years old, married with a child of my own, and I would pack my bag walk across the parking lot and spend the night with my grandmother.

34. I love to play card games.

35. I was raised by a bridge playing family.

36. I do not know how to play bridge or have a desire to learn.

37. With the exception of my appendix, I have all my original pieces parts.

38. I am a very strong willed person.

39. I can be a very unkind person.

40. I am not a saver.

41. I do not put up a Christmas Tree.

42. I love long soaks in the tub.

43. I love to swim.

44. My favorite book is the Bible.

45. I do not have a favorite scripture, because it changes with the situations in my life.

46. I have had two breast biopsy's both were negative.

48. I was a perfect size 7 when I married in 1977.

49. I am a Memee and I had a Memee.

50. I am blessed and highly favored regardless of what is going on in my life.

Hope you enjoyed this. I did,

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Oh to be home for Christmas

Oh to be home for Christmas. To be able to stand on the Temple Mount on Christmas Day and celebrate the birth of our Savior. To be able to walk up to this wall and to touch it again and to know that my hand rest on a place that my Jesus' hand also rested. I am so home sick. Home sick for heaven and for Israel. To be in the Garden and to pray over the city of Jerusalem. To sit on the steps outside the southern wall. To stand on the Mount of Olives and to see the Eastern Gate that my Jesus will one day walk through. Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem. To dip my toes in the Jordan, and to sail across the Galilee. To float on the Dead Sea, and see Mt Moab. To walk through the ruins at Capernaum and Caesarea by the Sea. Drive by the Tanner's house in Joppa. To stand again on Mt Carmel, to sit again on the grass where the Sermon on the Mount was taught. Or stand on Masada and watch Israeli Jets fly below you. I wanna go home. I want to live in Tiberias, or in Haifa. I would even settle for Tel Aviv if you would just give me an address to call my own. Oh to be home for Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Added a link

I have added a link in my side bar for the Fauley Family. Please be in prayer for this family. Parents and 3 grandchildren were in an automobile accident a week ago this past Saturday. The grandmother was killed and the funeral was here today. The grandad is still in ICU, 2 of the kids are still in the hospital. God has been pouring down the miracles on this family.


I was in a mood today

I have been in a funky mood for the past couple of days. Bad enough that I was listening to rebellion music. AC/DC, Ozzy, Nickelback, and so on while cleaning house this morning. God let me rebel for a while, then He got fed up, and sent me here for teaching, thank you Leigh, then here for worship, thank you Stacie. So now I am back to my praise music, and going to go spend some quality time on my knees before my Father.