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A Day Late…AGAIN!

My mother-in-law had a poster on her refridgerator some time ago that said “If I ever find my mind, I’ll forget where I put it.” That’s my theme these days.

Monday Memories: Did I ever tell you about FINDING JESUS
……About 24 years ago, my best friend’s father died. I had a very good relationship with my father (although my parents were divorced). I lived about two hours away and drove to the funeral on Friday afternoon. At the time, my brother and his wife lived nearby and after the funeral I went to see them. They were christians and I knew they had been praying for me.

As I drove, I had flashbacks to my dad who had died probably 15 years prior. I missed him so much that I cried the entire trip to my brother’s house. As I stumbled in the door, weeping uncontrollably, my sister-in-LOVE couldn’t understand what was wrong. I explained through tears the feelings I was experiencing and the Lord reached out to me through her.

She reminded me of how much my dad loved me and then said that my Heavenly Father loved me even more. I couldn’t imagine that much love. At that point I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior!
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While visiting this morning, I found this test over at Lazy Daisy Log and decided to give it a whirl. She and I are exactly the same! Guess that’s why we’re friends!

Blue
BLUE:

At work or in school: I like to be with
people, sharing with them, inspiring them,
and helping them. I work and learn best when
I can take into consideration people and the
human element. I flourish in an atmosphere
of cooperation.

With friends: I always look for perfect
love. I am very romantic, and I enjoy doing
thoughtful things for others. I am
affectionate, supportive and a good
listener.

With family: I like to be happy and loving.
I am very sensitive to rejection from my
family and to family conflicts. I really
like to be well thought of and need frequent
reassurance. I love intimate talks and warm
feelings.

What Color is Your Brain?

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Surprise, Surprise!

This is not how I thought I’d spend my Tuesday morning…changing my template again. BUT being an amateur I somehow managed to mess up the other one. So I went back to Passasmontata Templates and found this one that I hadn’t seen before. Actually, I like this one better. Won’t say this will be the last time, but I sure hope so.

Guess, like me, my blog is a work in progress. I’m sure glad God has more patience with me than I do with myself!

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Of Note…

This story by Terri Blackstock really touched my heart. Please read it, along with Angela Hunt’s comments here.

Last week the local Christian community was sadened by this tragic story. We don’t always know why God allows things to happen, but we know that HE is in control.

(Note: This photo was taken by Photo by Pete Marovich of the Daily News Record Staff)

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FRIDAY’S FEAST

Feast Eighty-Two

Appetizer: Choose one: moving to another state, having triplets, or never being able to eat chocolate again.
Ummm, this is hard for me. I wouldn’t want any of them! But since I have to pick one, I guess it would be never being able to eat chocolate again. I love my home state (“Virginia is for Lovers”) and at my age, I certainly don’t want triplets!
Soup: Name a news story that truly shocked you.
I would have to say the story about the woman who left her children in the car while she went with her boyfriend. Why did she have children?
Salad: What was your very first job?
My very first job was when I was in my teens (so long ago, I can’t remember exactly how old I was). I think my mom wanted to get rid of me that summer. I was a camp counselor and lifeguard at a summer camp. After the camp was over my mom talked the owner (who also ran a small nursing home) into letting me take care of two of the ladies…giving baths, cooking and cleaning up after them. His wife was a nurse. I had a great time at the camp, but I wasn’t cut out to be a nursemaid to two ladies I didn’t know.
Main Course: If you had the chance to read the diary of someone you’re really close to, would you? Why or why not?
No. It would be very, very tempting to read one of my daughters’ diaries, but that’s personal and I wouldn’t want them reading mine (if I had one)!
Dessert: What’s something you’re looking forward to?
The day my husband retires!
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THANKFUL THURSDAY

Beckie is thankful for Mike.

Let me tell you a little about him. He’s the perfect husband for me! We met at church the Sunday after I got saved on Friday. Seven months later we were married. Unsaved family members never thought we’d make it. That was almost 23 years ago. Our Anniversary is coming up in May (along with Mother’s Day and my birthday!).

It hasn’t always been a bed of roses. But then I don’t know any marriage that has been perfect. We based our wedding vowes on 1 Cor. 13 making a cord of three strands with Jesus in the center. Our marriage is a commitment to each other and to God. No matter what trials came our way, we stayed committed and asked God for guidance. With Him at the center, we have a wonderful marriage.

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Johari Window

This is pretty neat! I visited Susie Pie’s blog this morning and she had a Johari Window. Being curious, I decided to check it out. This is what I found:

The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.

Sooooo, guess what I’d like you to do? Yes, please visit my Johari Window and let me know what you think. Just go here and take it from there! I realize you don’t know me personally, but I’d still like to know what you’ve observed about me from my blogging! Thanks.

P.S. You won’t be graded!

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