Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tick!!







Yesterday I saw my first tick of the season.  I am sure that they have been around I just have not seen or noticed them.  My dog was on the couch laying by my side when in horror I watched a tick crawl off of him and right onto my hand.  In that second of terror I really thought that I was going to scream and jump!

BUT I didn't.  Somehow I composed myself as the thought popped into my head that if I did the tick dance that crazy tick would probably go flying never to be found again! (maybe as I am getting older I might be realizing that if I let a bug, spider or tick fly I just have to find it again to get rid of it)

I picked that tick up between two fingers and took it to where it could go away with the flow of water hopefully to never ever be seen again!!

Now my dog did not know that he was bringing me a pest that I hate!  He did not even know that it was on him!  During the night I thought about how my sin is like a tick!  Ticks are a lot of times so tiny a person does not even see them but as they suck the blood they get bigger and bigger!  Sin might start small like that tiny little tick but if that sin is not sent away it can become like a big fat tick!  

I can not get rid of my sin by sending  it down a drain but  I can take my sin to my Savior!  Jesus took my sin, and yours, to the cross with him!  Don't let you sin be like a tick that sucks away your life!
John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Spiders already


                                                 
                                      
Today was the day of the spiders!!  The first spider that I saw, I almost stepped on it with a bare foot.  It was in my bedroom.  I somehow composed myself as I chased that giant spider!  I grabbed a shoe and yelled as I killed that spider!

I killed another one later in the living room as it ran up the wall.  I really hate it when they are on the wall or ceiling because they could fall down at any second and land on me!  Then I would be jumping up and down and doing the spider dance!!

I also noticed nasty spiders when I walked out to see if there was any mail.  I looked really close before I opened the mail box also because I have seen spiders hanging out inside the box.  I am glad that I did not  have to do the spider dance right there in the middle of the cul-de-sac. 

I have heard that peppermint and lavender plants can help with spiders and some other pest.  I really think I need to get maybe ten or twenty of those plants.  I could put some outside and some on the inside and surround my house with their protection!!

Sin is just like the nasty spiders that pop up just when I lest expect it!  I don't need plants to save me but I do need to make sure I am planted in the word of God!

What about you?  Where are you planted?


James 1:21 

21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.









Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's been a while



                                               


It has been a while since I have written.  I am going to blame it on my mind.  Most of you that know me, know that my mind can be on a journey that does not involve writing.  It tries to trick me and tell me stuff like, oh you can write later but than later becomes never.

I don't want to be in the never write again group so I am going to try to blog more plus work on some of those books.  I should have already written more books.  I don't care if I get famous but it would be nice if my books do!

I am going to try to blog several times a week and get started again on the book about Richard's journey.  I told him I was going to write that book and it is time for me to do it. 

Maybe you guys can tell me that you will beat me with a wet noodle if I don't write something every day or even every other day!

This is my new start and I am happy to be blogging again!   Please feel free to share my blog with your friends.

Remember we are all on a journey.  God has given us gifts that we should be using.  I believe God wants me to write and I am going to try my best to do just that.  What does God want you to do?  Do you know and if so are you doing it? 

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Things do quit but


                                                 


Thing do quit working.   I have had several things that have quit working in the last few weeks.  My old car quit so I got another car.   My new to me car quit in Texas, the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is still in Texas being worked on.  Last night my dryer quit but started again but I think it is probably on the path to never working again.  I had to get a new washer several weeks back because the washer quit.  There have even been times that I have quit. 

Things do quit but they are replaceable.  I quit and others quit but God is always there.  He never quits.  When I have quit, God gives me the strength to keep going.  He reminds me of my Jesus and what He did for me.  Jesus died on the cross for me and for you.  That could have been one thing to quit but He did not.!

When you are tempted to quit doing something that seems impossible, remember the cross! 



1 Corinthians 2:2 (NLT)

For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bella, my other dog




                                                   

I know I have written about Samson but I am not sure if I have ever written about Bella.  She is also one of those little dachshund dogs.  She has issues.  I do not know what has happened in her past though.  She has lived here less than a year and I must confess that I have wanted to give her away several times. 

Every morning I have put her out so that she can pee and poop but almost immediately she is scratching at the patio door.  I would wait awhile but she would continue the scratching so I would eventually let her in.  Most days it would not be long until I would find pee and or poop in the other living room or in the kitchen.

This morning for some reason I turned the outside light on.  What a difference that light made!  She did her business outside.  I am thinking that maybe she was afraid when it was dark but the light gave her courage to stay and do what she needed to do.

To be honest I like to have a light when it is dark.  What a difference even just a flashlight makes.  The light cuts through the darkness and I can see the path to take. 

There is a light better that a flashlight. That light is Jesus!  He came to give us light and He does not care what your issues might be.  He will take you just like you are!

Jesus is my light!  Is He yours?

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people,  He said, "I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Rather hit the dust than


Yesterday was a long day but that was probably because it was Monday.  It was a good day at work but I just seemed tired, which was probably from waking up early on Fall Back Sunday.  I did not get an extra hour of sleep in fact I woke up earlier than normal on Sunday and Monday.

I worked a little later on Monday so when I left work the sun was trying to disappear though it was still light.  I was stuck in traffic for a bit.  It seemed that everyone had chosen the same time to go wherever they were going.   Maybe they were all trying to get home before the sun disappeared and left us in the dark.

I was about eight minutes from home when a truck stopped right in front of me.  My instincts took over and I swerved into the grassy, dusty area by the side of the road.  As dust swirled everywhere, that truck took off at a high rate of speed.  I am sure that they thought I was going to chase them down.  I had no intentions of doing that.  The person that was behind me waited and let me back onto the road.

Even as the dust was swirling around my car I was thanking God for His hand that protects.  If I had hit that truck it probably would have crumpled my car and maybe me.  So that is why I would rather hit the dust than wreck.  I am so glad that I am not in the dark.  God's light is always with me even  when dust is swirling.

Are you in the dark? What happens if you hit the dust?


1 John 1:7 NKJV

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.


Romans 3:23-24NKJV

23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Fall Back



                                         



Happy Fall Back day.  Did you get your extra hour of sleep?  If you did please let me know in the comment section below.  For some reason, I woke up at regular time even though it was 5 am instead of 6 am.  I even went to sleep an hour later thinking that would work. 

I was thinking about fall back.  Are there things in your life that you fall back into.  I know I very easily fall back into eating chocolate even when I try to take a sabbatical from it.  There are many other things that if I do not watch it I will fall back into, like being self-righteous, being unkind, thinking bad things about others and getting offended to easy.

What I should be doing is to fall back into having compassion, patience and to be more like my Savior.  I should mirror his kindness even when I have an extra hour to sleep but wake up early.

Jesus is the One to fall back to.  Jesus is not on regular or fall back time, He is there all the time!  He just wants us to fall back into His arms! Maybe this is the day to go to Jesus or to meet him for the first time.


John 3:16-17 (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.