Monday, May 10, 2010

Remember the Sabbath?

We went to see Lee's mom yesterday for mother's day, and as usual I reached a point in the visit where I needed to laugh, but it would have been rude. She was telling me about the church service she attended that morning. The drive in service. It's earlier in the morning and you don't even have to get out of your car. They serve you communion even..............interesting.

Now if you know me at all you know that I'm pretty conservative in my views. So I've been pondering this.......remember the sabbath to keep it holy. Holy........set apart. It's a commandment and He said it more than once. I am concerned that we as Christians are trying to work in our worship time instead of setting it apart, and not just a couple of hours.......the day.

The example was to work 6 days and rest on the seventh. Instead we stay so busy that we aren't setting apart our day for God, we're merely working Him in at our convenience. Should pastors and their staff be working so hard at making church convenient or should we be remembering the Sabbath and keeping it Holy. Forget groceries, laundry, dishes, mowing, shopping. Remember the Sabbath....He told us to.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Watch and Pray

I took the time this morning to actually read my bible before coming to work. Naturally, once I opened it I was spoken to. I wanted to read about the night Jesus went into the garden. He had already told his disciples what was going to happen to him and he desparately needed to talk to his Father. What did the disciples do? They fell asleep! The master had just explained he was going to be arrested and sentenced to death and would rise again.....and they fell asleep!

Now we know what Jesus told them was true. He was arrested. He did die. He rose again. On over in His word he tells us again what is going to happen. Things will change. Life may even get rough. Then He says He's coming back to get us!

We all want to go to heaven. We want to see Jesus who died for our sins....but it's been years and years since He was here last. We're tired. ...."Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matthew 26:41

Are you watching? Are you praying?

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I heard someone define integrity as "being the same person when you're alone as when you are in public". That thought has really been on my mind the past few days. Am I going to offend another person when I'm alone? Doubtful. Could I show a lack of integrity and offend the Lord when I'm alone? Less doubtful.

I want to live with nothing to hide. I want people to feel comfortable with me at all times. More importantly, should I have an unexpected visit from my Saviour, I want Him to find me to be the same person at home as I am sitting in a pew at church.

I have some work to do, but I'm ready to dig in.

Enjoy your Easter!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I love spring, even if it has gotten off to a cold start. Spring means new growth, and birds singing and frogs's so nice.

Along with all the lovely things nature has to offer us comes Easter. What a wonderful time of year! The celebration of our risen saviour, the reminder of his sacrifice and a love for us that words simply don't do justice. To read about it just stirs the heart and to be still and really think about what He did.........well you just can't wrap your mind around it. But to accept can FEEL it! He lives! In our hearts! Wow!

Let's face it, the world is not getting any more cheery. People are weary, and searching, and anxious, and lost. Things are going on we don't agree with, and frankly can do very little about. One group fights for a cause, another fights against the cause, and we are left to sit and wait. So to the naive wake up! To the ones trying to wake them up, keep on trying. And to the Christian who sees it all for what it is, look up! Your Redemption draweth nigh!

Have a lovely spring day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kirk Cameron....

Did anyone see the interview yesterday morning on the Today Show with Kirk Cameron? They were discussing the loss of two actors who were close to him in age. Of course there were the usual comments about what fame brings to childhood actors, and how easy it becomes to get everything you want. When Kirk was asked why he escaped drug addiction, the man sitting next to him was quick to say, "Well he's not an addict........" followed by this long explanation of our physical makeup blah blah blah. There may be something to that I guess. I'm not a doctor. However, once Kirk was given the chance to answer he shared how his parents had given him a firm foundation for dealing with life situations. Then he added that drawing close to God had saved him from that lifestyle. I was so proud that he said that and so proud it was broadcast!

I'm so thankful for people who publicly take a stand for our Lord and are willing to tell others about Him when it's not exactly the most popular thing to do. It's so important to let the world know about Jesus and how powerful He is, and how He can work in our lives if we let Him.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday............oh what bliss

Turns out the jerk Monday was only the beginning of what proved to be one of the most maddening weeks I can remember. One thing after another! Even a stupid dog attack.........geez. But now it is over and we are headed to the indoor water park for some fun with our kids. Brenna has talked about this trip for a month now and today is the day. The kids from churh are excited too. Can anything really replace the joy of children?

Have a great weekend.

(Hey Monday, I'll be watchin' you!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello Monday.......Jerk

What a rough morning! Actually, it was preluded by Sunday evening when I found out Jacob had hurt his dad's feelings by being disrespectful and I couldn't say "Welcome to my world." I've only been dealing with this for 7 years and 5 months. Suck it up pal if you're not going to do anything about it.

The snoring! Oh that horrible snoring! I got next to no sleep which made the fight with Brenna over her socks even more dramatic than usual. She finally made it to mom's to catch the bus, but apparently was a bear there too. Geez!

Then I arrive at work. Okay....I'll stay busy, the day will fly by, and I'll go home and bury my head. Wait! What's this? Is that part of the design wall off the hanger? The same wall that apparently jumped right out and broke Connie's fingernail the other day when I forgot to hang it back up after fighting with our stupid server so we could work? It can't be........she wouldn't take it down and leave it after whining to me for 2 hours about her nail and if I would have hung it back up that never would have happened! For crying out loud!

So hello Jerk!