People, I have a problem. It’s a serious problem, too. I have no behind; I am losing weight now, and it’s all coming off my tuchis, which wasn’t much to speak of to begin with. The pants I am wearing today, they fit fine in the waist, and even the hips are okay. But I can reach around to my back-side and literally grab a fistful of material. If this keeps up, it could be ugly. I’m afraid I’ll end up just a pair of boobs perched on a stick!
Today’s Top 3
Laundry, so I can keep up with it.
Kitchen, because we did not do it last night (I mean the extras, not the normal dishes).
And just for giggles, because I like to amuse myself, I really need to clean my closet out.
And then there is this sitting stuff from the list yesterday: monthly schedule, start thinking about goals for 2007, final family reunion post. It’s ok that I didn’t get all that done yesterday, as I never thought I would.
This setting of a top three list is really helping me.
Don’t forget the coupons! I like to use CouponChief for coupons because it’s so handy to have them all gathered together in one place. Music, movies and books being high on my kid’s Christmas lists again this year, these BooksAMillion coupon codes might get a workout.
I have to tell you, I am not much in the Christmas spirit. I really detest all the hype, and usually don’t manage to get excited about the holiday until it’s actually just a few days away. I’ll also admit that I have noticed that the less I let myself feel obligated to *do* and *buy* the more Christmas Spirit I have. Perhaps that’s the problem: I can’t enjoy the season until the “chores” are done. Guess I need to go ahead with that, and be done.
The sermon this week was on Thankfulness, which you probably did not realize, having just seen the title and all. We did alot of page turning this week, but I’ll avoid having you do that, by lifting the scriptures from Crosswalk.com. BTW, if you have not checked them out, do, because they are indispensable for things like this.
1) Thankfulness was exemplified by Jesus. The first, and main passage came from John chapter 6, with particular emphasis on verse 11. And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
2)Thankfulness is expected of Christians. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
3)Thankfulness is enabled by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5: 15-20 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
4) Thankfulness is expressed in worship. Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
5)Thankfulness is explained by faith. Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
There ya go. Three days late, and still right on time. Just as God’s word always is
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A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the highway. Nothing is moving.
Suddenly a man knocks on the window.
The driver rolls down his window and asks, “What happened?”
“Terrorists have kidnapped Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Jesse Jackson,
John Kerry and Al Sharpton. They are asking for a $10 million ransom.
Otherwise they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire.
We are going from car to car, taking up a collection.”
The driver asks, “How much is everyone giving, on average?”
“About a gallon”
I am again surprised by the speed with which technology is advancing. Do you remember when radio meant a big (and I do mean big) box in the living room, lovingly turned on to catch a few favorite shows? No? Me either, but that’s what my mom remembers, LOL.
I remember instead, when radio meant a little number that could fit in your hand, and had iffy reception, but it was uber cool because you could take your tunes with you, Provided you could afford to keep the thing in batteries, which it ate like you were eating Pez candies!
But there are new radios now, sirius radio (still don’t know what that is) and digital radio. And even the ones that have names I am familiar with look different from the square jobs I am used to. Look, this one fits in a corner, for
crying singing out loud:
I have a whole house radio here (whole house=my room and the living room ) but it’s staticky at best, and I’d like to replace it since the built in tape deck is kerflooey, and I use cds now anyway. The Radio Guide should have some info on those….
Today’s top 3:
fold and put away the laundry
water bill (already done, sent it with DH this morning)
real good tidy on the kitchen, including the floor
Hey, psst, did you notice that I was able to sneak in a chore that I normally do on Wednesdays now anyway?? Pretty cool, huh?
And also: the two posts for here that I owe, monthly schedule, start thinking about goals for 2007
Look, I’m gonna get to see Daddy for Christmas, ya’ll. I’m can do it with this: Wallhogs. I can take his picture, maybe with my new camera (Ted, are you reading this?!?), and turn it sideways, so I get a full view of his 6 foot 4 inch self. I can trim out all the background junk, and then I can have it printed on semi-adhesive vinyl, and he’ll fit, because I can go up to 7 feet tall by 52 inches wide! I can even add a speech or thought bubble that’s says “Wish I was here”. If I wanna go a little smaller, I can choose glossy poster paper (like a typical poster) or canvas. It’ll cost less than $100 bucks.
Furthermore, I’ll send the bill straight to DAK, since if they won’t let my daddy off to spend Christmas with his kids and grandkids, they can at least pay for us to have him on the wall. Observing silently, as it were. Of course, since he has only had one day off since September, he’s looking pretty ragged. Maybe I better use an old picture instead