Reflections on the way to a friends

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I was driving across town heading east toward a good friend's house. I could not stop as there was no time but the skies were colorful. This post linked to weekend reflections.

Thanks for visiting, take care and God bless!


Thankful Thursday - Affirmations

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Have you ever seen the drawing of the little boy that reads "I am somebody, cause God doesn't make junk!"?

I have seen that particular statement taped on many a wall and had made a copy for myself long ago. Maybe you are not like me. Maybe you never suffer from self doubt. Maybe you do not have the need to hear positive things about yourself from time to time. But if you do, Dove sells dark chocolate candy wrapped in affirmations. I placed three of these sweet sayings, which I found by unwrapping chocolates on the three above photos. Just knowing that I am not alone in my desire to be affirmed makes me feel better. :-) I found this quote in Robert Schuler's book Pearls of Power:

"The easiest job for God to do is to keep you and me humble. God's biggest job is to get us to believe that we are somebody and that we  really can do something."

My thanks to my friend, Anne, who gave me the bag of dark chocolate Doves. She got to work before me and hid them in my cubicle drawer. :-) 

My two questions this week are:

When was the last time you witnessed a spontaneous act of kindness?

Were you on the giving or the receiving end?
Lets keep the circle going. Please join me for Thursday Two Questions. It's lots of fun and easy. Thanks for visiting me today! Take care and God bless!


Asiatic Lilies

Sunday, April 24, 2011

These beautiful Asiatic lilies were on sale at Kroger yesterday. I could not resist snapping a few pics. 

This post linked to Mellow Yellow Macro Monday


April Showers

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April showers, snow showers...that is

bring May flowers?

 This was yesterday! This post linked to Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for visiting. Take care and God bless!


Without Blame

Sunday, April 17, 2011

 My heart lies heavy in my chest
Making it impossible to rest
His words are cutting like a knife
It's not easy to be his wife

It makes me wonder why I was born?
To be the object of his scorn?
I try to hold my head up high
But cannot look him in the eye
Afraid of what I just might see
In his eyes as they pierce me

A "whipping boy" I've became
A place to harbor all his blame
For he claims to be without sin
Standing tall among all men

Oh Lord, I pray, with tears streaming
A "happy marriage" - I was dreaming!
Because that wasn't meant to be
Not on earth and not for me

Cruel and ugly are the names
He hurls at me in his blame games
Your answer comes, Lord I hear you
You were blameless - they could have cleared you

You took his sins; you took mine too.
Were ridiculed and pierced through
Were lied upon and nailed to a cross
And never counted it as loss

You gave to us a sin free life
You took the church to be your wife
So wipe my tears and dress I must
To go to church and earn your trust.  

Forgiveness from God, 
poem by Judy

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Take care and God bless.

This post linked to Spiritual musings and Spiritual Sunday.  

Pilate hands over Jesus to be crucified. His wife had an uneasy night plagued with nightmares about Jesus and His innocence and pleas with Pilate to release him. The chief priests and Jewish officials stir up the crowd so when the governor asked, as was customary during the passover "Which of these two shall I release?" they asked for Barabas and shouted for the crucifixion of Jesus. Pilate asked the crowd what Jesus had done wrong. They answered back "Crucify! Crucify!"

Pilate then asked for a bowl of water to wash his hands of the deed saying "I am innocent of the blood of this good man. The responsibility is yours!" The mob yelled back "His blood be on us and our children!" Matt. 27:15-25 Life Application Bible

After this Jesus endured beating, mocking, being spat upon.. and yet he thought of us. Verse Luke 23:34 "Father forgive these people," Jesus said, "For they don't know what they are doing."


Thankful Thursday - Transportation

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Last week I went out to start my car and heard click, click, click. A young boy could simulate the sound better. I had to be to work in just a few minutes, so I quickly locked my car back up and ran back into my home waking my youngest who just got in from working third shift. "Chris," I asked, desperately and quietly, "can you take me to work? I've got to leave NOW!" He handed me his keys barely lifting his head from the pillow. I thanked him and bounded down the steps.

On one hand, I was very frustrated that my car was not running, but on the other hand I was truly grateful that I was able to get to work, and get there on time. My car was down for five days but I did not miss a day of work, and my oldest son got it up and running again. Thanks, Anthony, for the repair. Thanks, Chris for sharing your car.

I talk to customers every day that have no transportation, and some that have no one to depend on. It warms my heart that I have family and friends who are so dependable but I truly believe that part of having others to depend on is being dependable. So many times I have had to drop what I was doing to take someone somewhere. I might grumble a little, but I really don't mind. :-)

My questions are:

1. Do you take time out to help others?

2. Do you have someone to depend on when you need help?

I am a bit behind in making my rounds. I apologize and will be visiting shortly. My best friend Jeannie has been in the hospital all week and I visit her when I get out of work. There is no internet connection in her hospital room. Her knee replacement is doing well. She is one remarkable woman!

Please join us for Thursday Two Questions. It is a fascinating idea with lots of interesting topics. Don't miss out! Thanks for your visit. Take care and God bless!


Short and not so sweet

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Why did his family always procrastinate? Now he only had minutes before he had to board the plane and hadn't even bought tickets yet. ~134~

This post linked to Succinctly Yours! Join in the microfiction challenge. Post your story of 140 words or less. Use the Design 215 counter if you like.

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Take care and God bless!




Golden Glow

Saturday, April 9, 2011

When I see the sun coming down
I quickly drive clear across town

Because there's nothing prettier to see
Than the sight I see before me

The lake and sky bathed in a golden glow
Puts on such a wondrous show
Nature by God
Poem by Judy

This post linked to Weekend reflections. Thanks for visiting me today.  Take care and God bless!


Boots full of water

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The lake was surrounded with puddles as the snow melted. As I tried to get closer to the geese the soggy ground pulled at my short boots and I thought they would come right off and I would be standing on the wet ground in my socks. My feet were soaked! Ah, spring is coming. 

This post linked to Outdoor Wednesday and Watery Wednesday! Thanks so much for visiting. Take care and God bless.


Golden Skies

Monday, April 4, 2011

"All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem!"

 "You won't start winning without a beginning."

Quoted from Robert Schuler's Pearls of Powers

This post linked to Mellow Yellow Monday. Thanks for visiting me today. Take care and God bless!


Reflections on a cloudy day

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Friday night, after work, I headed to one of my favorite thrift stores. It was a very cloudy night, but there was still enough light to see the tree reflected in the store windows. This morning those same clouds brought us rain. How is your weekend? This link posted to weekend reflections

Thanks so much for visiting me. Take care and God bless. 

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