Friday, October 24, 2008

Which way do I go?

I drove to Birmingham, Alabama last weekend. This is monumental for me as I do not travel without my husband. I have a horrible sense of direction and cannot read a map. Well I figured with the new navigational system I would be fine and set out for a soccer tournament with my son and two of his team mates.

All went very well until I missed a turn and the system told me to turn left when left would have put me in the median. So I panicked.
I kept driving and the system kept saying recalculating, then I realized I did not have phone service which was a double whammy. I drove about 3 miles to the next exit so that I could turn around. Again the system kept saying recalculating and with the phone service still gone I was really frazzled. As I approached the missed turn. I had a message on my phone from a team parent telling me to bypass Jasper and take exit 85 as is was now open. So another U-turn and back I went. As I arrived to my destination I was struck by the spiritual application this little mishap really had. Sometimes I just drive along the road of life on auto-pilot, just waiting for the next direction. When somthing unfamiliar happens, like missing the turn, I try in vain to go back, back to the familiar, the known. The unknown scares me. I had all the tools I needed to move ahead yet I just wanted to go back. I want to go back to a place where I know my relationship with the Lord was stronger, I make so many u-turns to try to get there I miss the only road to a closer relationship with Him. That road is called Time. Time with Him is the only way to arrive at my true destination(heaven) with Peace and joy, and just like that parent told me the road was Opened I need to be receptive to hearing from fellow believers that I may not be going "the right way".
Have a great weekend.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary to my parents. They have been married 43 years today! We love you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to my little sister, Debbie. We love you and hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Got Nuthin!, Well maybe a little :)

Really, "I got Nuthin" I have been gone sooo long from posting. I have become a blog lurker and hardly ever commenting. Those that keep track of who visits please don't be offended I sometimes just enjoy looking around and then getting off the computer. :) On that note I had to take my counter and tracker off my blog because I became so obsessed with people not commenting. I would see a visitor and wonder why didn't she comment, she doesn't like me, I have nothing to offer anyone, not creative, not too great at decorating even though I love it, too fat, boring, whatever I told myself I would believe until I realized just how stupid that was. Most the time people don't give it a second thought they just visit and leave just like I have been doing lately. I had to go back and remind myself that I maily started this blog as a tool to keep in touch with family but I have met a lot of great people along the way.

On a different note I must say that I have watched entirely toooooooo much coverage of the upcoming election. I am so "in the know" of course "the know" is what the news anchors tell me and let me tell you there are some stations that leave a lot of stuff out. I KNOW because I have watched just about all of them. I do know who I am going to vote for but I have wanted to get all the information I could in making that decison. There is one station, named after an animal, that I have decided really does do a good job of getting a lot of information out and asking people from both sides their opinions. There is another that has a segment called "the worst person in the world" Nice real nice! There are also some stations that truly just do not mention some things which makes me angry because I believe they are there to give us all the information available and then let us make a decision. Thank goodness for the internet, now we have access to actual documents and facts about things and not just someone's opinion. In watching so much TV and hearing so many views I have come to the conclusion that there are a lot of ANGRY people out there. Some because of the current economy crisis but some just becasue they are angry and somewhat bitter. People can call it passion and maybe for some it is but wow it sure looks like anger and bitterness to me.
One of the greatest privelages we have in America is to VOTE. This is the one way our voices can be heard. If you don't vote you have no right to complain about our government. Educate yourself on the candidates,don't believe everything you hear, check it out, line it up with the scriptures, pray and then VOTE!
Okay off the soap box. :)