Unfaithful Blogger…

… I just haven’t had anything terribly interesting to say…

That, and facebook.  Darn facebook!  That’s where I seem to post everything these days.  It’s just so…

CONVENIENT!

I’ll try to be more diligent for my friends and family who refuse to join the facebook frenzy.

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POWER-Pellets

So- I’m having a pow-wow with Noah about concentrating/focusing/meeting goals/setting your eye on the prize… trying every analogy I can think of… not even ninjas were working… I don’t know where Pac Man came from… but he was wide-eyed and smiling and nodding his head… I thought: He’s GETTING IT! I went on about having to get all of those little pellets before you could get a huge POWER-pellet and then DEVOUR the ghost (in our scenario: Math)… so I’m really excited that he’s pumped… he’s with me… he’s getting it… he seems ready for the attack… and then his shoulders and eyes and smile droop simultaneously as he mumbles, “Yeah… But you know, most of those power pellets are far away in the corners…”

Ow! That IS a bit of a drag. I suddenly found myself with Balboa in his despair, slumping with him.

So now what? Well… they ARE there! We’ve experienced them before… the few that are closer in, pumping us up at the start of the game… We’ve chomped them and have defeated ghosts with them before… so we KNOW they’re WORTH the effort… even though those ghosts start moving faster… coming at us from every direction… The POWER-pellets seem harder than ever to get to… but you keep pluggin’ along… because the ghost-guys are after you and that’s all you’ve got to fight them… so you’re turning here… going backward there… and then you get one!… you get a POWER-pellet!… and now, instead of freaking out because they’re on your tail, you go after those ghosts with confidence and gusto and you devour them! Not because you’re strong… but because of the POWER-pellet IN you!

But you can’t store the power up… If you get too many big POWER-pellets at once it’s wasted… you get just enough for the ghosts at hand and then you’ve got to keep going back for more of those big pellets… but they’re there.

p.s.  We’ve finished Math today and only have one more ghost to chow down on in order to clear this board… but we persevere when it’s hard… chomping… chomping… POWER-pellet!

Exodus 16:16-20
This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather of it, each one of you, as much as he can eat. You shall each take an omer, according to the number of the persons that each of you has in his tent.’”  And the people of Israel did so. They gathered, some more, some less.  But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. And Moses said to them, “Let no one leave any of it over till the morning.” But they did not listen to Moses. Some left part of it till the morning, and it bred worms and stank.

Deuteronomy 8:3
he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26
But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;  persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed…

2 Corintians 10:3-4
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

and oh… so many more to chomp on…

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The Joy of Words

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR:

WORDS!!!

Today, I am especially thankful for the word RAVISH!

ravish — to overwhelm somebody with deep and pleasurable feelings or emotions

RAVISH me, Oh God!  Overwhelm me, not with some sort of silly, childish emotions, but with DEEP and PLEASURABLE feelings and emotions that are based on Your TRUTH!

RAVISH me!

“The more we enjoy of God,
the more we are ravished with delight.”
—Thomas Watson

 

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Running the Race

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

Today I find that I am still impressed with my 5-year-old little munchkin who ran 2.8 miles in under 30 minutes last week and then managed to run 2.24 miles in 30 minutes yesterday despite the cold, hard wind, and a muddy & bloody fall… She kept on trucking and taught her mommy a lot about perseverance.

Thank you, God, for Lydi-Lou. ♥

Thank you, Sweet Father, for also giving us Balboa!  What a BOY!  It does my heart good to see him racing along… cold, tired, sore… still pushing… not complaining.  Please make me more like Noah (when he’s running!) 😉  *chuckle*

Hmmmm…  Thank you, Spirit, for reminding me that the complaining of my boy mirrors the complaining of his mother and that the sharp answers and harsh tones of both munchkins  are reflections of their mommy, too!  YIKES!  It’s so gross!  PLEASE help me to get rid of it!  I’m a weak mess!  Thank you that you will not show me these things and leave me here!  Let’s make WAR and destroy this disgusting SELF!

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
~Philippians 1:6

 

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♪♫In the Stars His Handiwork I See… ♪♫

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

We got to watch the Space Shuttle Atlantis launch today! It’s always so much better LIVE! I’m in awe that God lets us do that! We are so absolutely NOTHING! I’m thankful, too, that it was a safe and successful launch. What a dangerous thing, when you really dissect what’s going on! Oh! The DETAILS!!!

THANK YOU, God, for letting us have space shuttles and for letting us live in space for months at a time! Thank you for the knowledge (yes, thank you even for the MATH) that goes along with making all of that possible! Thank you, God, that Jeffery Williams is on the ISS right now! I pray that you will RAVISH him! I pray that the two of you will have an unbelievably special time together and that his crew mates will covet a relationship with you because of what they see in him.

Your majesty is Unsearchable, Oh God!

“How you have helped him who has no power!
How you have saved the arm that has no strength!
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,
and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
With whose help have you uttered words,
and whose breath has come out from you?
The dead tremble
under the waters and their inhabitants.
Sheol is naked before God,
and Abaddon has no covering.
He stretches out the north over the void
and hangs the earth on nothing.
He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,
and the cloud is not split open under them.
He covers the face of the full moon
and spreads over it his cloud.
He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.
The pillars of heaven tremble
and are astounded at his rebuke.
By his power he stilled the sea;
by his understanding he shattered Rahab.
By his wind the heavens were made fair;
his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of him!
But the thunder of his power who can understand?”

~Job 26

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Neck Nuzzling…

TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR:

Well… I’m thankful for LOTS of things today… there are so many wonderful things that God has done and is doing… but at this VERY moment, my thankfulness to God for giving me a fun husband with the most intoxicating neck is most persistent …

I would be so very happy to have my head on his shoulder and my nose buried in his neck FOREVER… So there you have it: Today I am thankful for Charles’ delicious neck! *happy sigh* It’s so safe and comfortable there! ♥

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♪♫ Busting Loose with some Thanksgiving ♫♪

TODAY I’M THANKFUL FOR:

Jazz, community, beniegts loaded with powdered sugar, dancing and laughing children, tiny (but cozy) living rooms, gumbo, deck time, and good God-picked friends (old and new) to enjoy them with. ♥

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