Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Deborah @ lyricdevotions.com was recently interviewed and is now conducting her own interviews, so I offered to answer her questions. My interview is below, but first, if anyone wants to take part in this meme and be interviewed by me, here's what you have to do... RULES: 1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." 2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions). 3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions. 4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. 5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. Here are the questions: 1. Do you have a 'life verse'? If not please list a few favorite verses. Psalm 37: 4-5 "Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." 2. What is your favorite story from the Bible? From a child I suppose the story that has been with me is David and Goliath. 3. Do you have a favorite 'phrase' from the Bible? (such as 'it came to pass,' 'his mercy endureth forever,' 'that good part,' etc. I like the phrase, "But God." Psalm 73: My flesh and heart faileth, But God is the strenght of my heart, and my portion forever." 4. If you had a theme song for your life and faith, what thoughts or statements would you want it to contain? The Greatness of God, His ability to bring us through every trial, My inability to work out my ownlife, Something about Praising Him and thanking Him. 5. What would your theme song sound like? (what music style, fast, slow, upbeat, sombre...give an example of a similar sounding song) Upbeat ~ traditionally sung ~ I am thine oh Lord, The Love of God ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To review the rules of the meme, go here. I look forward to reading your answers, so let me know when you have posted. I suppose you can make up your own questions.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The lost is found!

I found my font sizes and my color back on my blogs. It was so simple.
IF you know what to do. I didn't but all you do is : See the Edit HTML
and the COMPOSE at the top? Somehow I got on the HTML and you are suppose to be on the compose. I hit COMPOSE and up popped my font sizes and my color. Now, ain't that simple? Not if you are blog illeliterate. I am liable to hit anything sometimes, and mess myself up. But once I get it - it's there! Until the next time I need to know about something. But I did not know a thing about blogging when I started n April of 2008. So~ all in all ~I guess I learnring a little about getting around here and there.
I have been at my Moms a lot the past two weeks. Took her to the doctor today. She is getting weaker and needs someone around the clock. We might find out more Wednesday~but I don't think she will ever be able to stay by herself again. But God has given her a good long life. 89 yrs and and good mind. Keep her in your prayers. Appreciate all your support and prayers. It means a lot to me!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Help and Prayer Request

Can any one help me? I no longer see font size or color which I used a lot. It was there and then it was gone. It is off my KJV Blog also. Is this happening to any one else or is it my something I need to do on my computer? I am asking you that read this to pray for my Mom. She had a minor stroke at the end of December and was in the hospital. Then almost three weeks ago she fell and broke 5 ribs. She was in the hospital for a week. Now she has been home a couple weeks and some of us have to stay around the clock. She is weak and cannot walk by herself. She has other problems, also. She is 89 years old. She seems to be getting weaker every day. There is talk about a nursing home ~ but this breaks my heart as other siblings. I don't think she will last long in a nursing home. She has hated the thought since she had to put her Mother in a nursing Home back in the 70's. Said she has had regrets every day that she did that. But my Grandma did not know where she was. My Mom has a sharp mind and that makes it even harder. This is a hard thing to face. But I try to face it each day as we pray. We don't know what the future holds but because HE LIVES I CAN FACE TOMORROW.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is an older post. The little Church on the side bar is the Little Lutheran Church! NEIGHBORLY LOVE What ever happened to the good old days when neighbors were truly neighbors? Really! Where did they go? Where are the days when a neighbor would just drop by for a cup of coffee and the fellowship that went with it? Today we can live by someone and about all we know is their name. No so in the good old days. I'm not what my grand children call antique yet. I do remember - yes - I remember and that is why, as my husband and I were in Ponchatoula a little over a week ago, we passed by what use to be The Lutheran Church. As we went by I snapped a picture of it. The church was on the corner about one block where I attended school for 12 years. Behind the church then was the parsonage. It is no longer there. Across the street from the parsonage, that is no longer there, was the place where our family lived. That house is gone, also. Nothing familiar but the Old Lutheran Church! I don't know how old I was, if I was in school or not, but memories came flooding back. Especially memories in the parsonage. It was far more than just a parsonage, a place where the the Reverend and his family lived. It seemed to me to be a special place. I guess first in my memory was a little girl that lived there whose name was Irene. You see, Irene and I were play-mates. She was the youngest of the family, probably a year or so older than I. She had older siblings but only one brother at home. Most of our play time was at her house. While her mother cooked and cleaned we would play real quietly in Irene's room. Sometimes we would go to the church through the back door into a storage room and play. We were always quiet as a mouse because we didn't want anyone to know we were in there. Especially her Dad! We found the communion cups and one day we had a tea party. Another day, in our imagination, we had a church full of people and served communion. We did not pass out the cups but just pretended to do so. What we used for the Bread I have no idea. But I'm sure we thought of something! I just know we were having fun. We never took the communion tray out, just the cups. When we were through we put the cups back and would sneak out the back door. Irene's Mother had lunch ready and she would invite me to stay. I felt special! We would all sit at the table ready to eat when Reverend Boriack would open the Bible and read, then he would pray what seem to be a long prayer. I'm sure it was not as long as I then thought. After prayer we ate lunch and was ready to play agian. But wait! The Reverend was reading from the Bible and then prayed again. That was at every meal. The Reverend was a German, if I remember corectly, very serious, very disciplined, and so smart. I found out very early in our friendship - If I wanted to eat with Irene that I would first hear the Word and Prayer before and after each meal. But I really did not mind. Let me say a little about Irene's Mother. She was a very sweet,affectionate person. I remember she would always tell me to come anytime "you sweet little thing", give me a hug and see me back across the street. I had many visits there and enjoyed them all. My Mother talks about Mother Boriack and what a good neighbor she was. We were not Lutheran but that did not matter. What are neighbors for? Let me tell you Mother Boriack's version! I had five siblings, so with Mother and Daddy that made eight of us. Mother was sick one time. I don't remember this - but as Mother told it she was not able to do anything. With six children, none of us old enough to do a whole lot- that meant things piled up. But we had a neighbor, Mother Boriack, who brought food over and got all the dirty laundry. She brought it home with her and did that dirty laundry. Laundry in those days was not a simple matter. She might have had a roller type washer. I don't remember. I'm sure she had no dryer. So that meant washing, rinsing, hanging on a clothes line outside and bringing them in when the sun had dried all the clothes. Not only that, but in those days starch for the clothes was made by hand. Then the dress clothes were dipped in the starch, rung out, hung out to dry and when they were stiff as a board they were brought in and sprinkled, rolled up real tight and left awhile. Later they were ironed and put on hangers if any were available. Oh yes, the sprinkler was made from a RC bottle with a cork sprinkler stuck in the top. (In case you don't know what RC is - it is abbreviation for Royal Crown Cola.) When those clothes were returned home they were washed, folded and ironed. Mother Boriak had even ironed the bedclothes. I'm sure she must have worked hours on that batch of laundry. I would call what she did a labor of love, wouldn't you? What neighbor would do that in this day and time? With all the modern conveniences that we have today - electric washer and dryer, spray starch (should some one need to iron), time saving gadgets and so much more - shouldn't we have more time? Which means we should have more time to be a good neighbor. Again, I ask- what ever happened to neighborly love? Can anyone tell me? It was once found in a Lutheran parsonage. Can you help me find it? That was the good old days. Do you think it will ever be revived in the day we live? Probably not, but I do have those precious memories of what a good neighbor was in the good old days.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

He Keeps the Key

Sometimes we don't always understand the things that come our way but we can know one thing. We have a Heavenly Father that knows all about us. Sometimes God closes a door which we knew was wide open for us. But we don't see as God sees! He knows the future. I was reminded this week as troubles and decisions surrounded me~ that I am not in control. I cannot bare the burdens that come my way. They are far to heavy. But I'm glad I know One that will take that burden and carry the heavy end. What ever He sends ~ is for my good. No! I still don't know what to do. My heart is heavy at times. Maybe this sounds like I'm looking on the dark side, but really ~ don't you feel over whelmed at times? I believe it in in those times that we draw nearer to Our Heavenly Father. So I really thank Him for what He has seen me through. After all, doesn't He hold The key to our life's? Is there some problem in your life to solve, Some passage seeming full of mystery? God knows, who brings the hidden things to light. He keeps the key. Is there some door closed by the Father's Hand Which widely opened you had hope to see? Trust God and wait! for when He shuts the door He keeps the Key. Is there some earnest prayer unanswered yet Or answered NOT as you had thought "twould be? God will make clear His purposed by and by. He keeps the key. Have patience with your God, your patient God, All wise, all knowing, no longer tarrier He; And the door of all thy future life, He keeps the key. Unfailing comfort, sweet and blessed rest, To know of EVERY door he keeps the key; That He at last when He sees 'tis best; Will give it to thee. Anonymous I think I had rather He hold the key. I might open the wrong door and where would I be. But thank God, He holds the key!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

An Award from a Friend

Cathy @ melodiesandhymnsongs.blogspot.com sent me a sweet reward. Thanks Cathy for the Award and for your friendship and all the help you have given me with my blog. To accept this award, I must mention who I received the award from and link back to him or her. Then I am to write the following in my post: "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are extremely charming. These kind blogs aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award." I am passing the award on to: 1. Karla ~ramblinroadstoeverywhere.blogspot.com 2. Hope ~ nogreaterjoy.blogspot.com 3. Thersa ~ theresamcentire.blogspot.com 4. Debra~ kemercury.blogspot.com 5. Connie ~ connies-thoughts.blogspot.com 6. Jennifer ~ ordinarychristianwomansheart.blogspot.com 7. Elaine ~ mineebenezer.blogspot.com 8. Rachel ~ rachelgoing.blogspot.com