Thursday, May 29, 2014

Queen Bee

Back in August 2013, I convened a group of classmates to discuss our 35 year High School Reunion. My thought was to start planning and let someone else be the head of the committee. It did not quite work out that way. In retrospect, I should not have brought a calendar, notebook, or writing implement of any kind to the meeting! (Apparently everyone else knew this.) Somehow after the initial meeting I was appointed Queen Bee of the reunion. I've always been a worker bee and am fine with that because I have the tendency to take over and plan everything without asking for anyone's input.

As Queen Bee, I've become a people pleaser which I find stressful and tiring. Now I am like an out of control hall monitor chasing people down for their RSVP's and money. I've moved from e-mails to phone calls, next I'll be waiting at the end of the procrastinators' driveways as they attempt to leave for work one morning.

I am also downloading music from the mid to late 1970's to play at said reunion and find myself humming Stairway to Heaven and YMCA. Next I will want to munch on a sour apple Now n Later or see if I have toe socks in a box of mementos.

I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone as well as returning to my non people pleasing self after the reunion.

Hopefully my friends from days long gone will see Christ reflected in me and know though I rarely see many of them; I love them. And remember the Statute of Limitations has expired on any transgressions I committed during my years at school with them.

After a long winter, I hope this summer is a time of joy for everyone and filled with plenty of God moments.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Monday

Happy Monday...

Sometimes we receive news 1st thing on a Monday morning which takes the wind out of our sails. (And for a moment I thought I hate Monday!) Thankfully after a moment of "I hate Mondays.", my thoughts reverted to those of a daughter of the King - Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. (If I received the same news on a Tuesday, would I say I hate Tuesdays? I don't think so.)

Everyday is a gift and I want to remember that and not become blasé about life and my time on Earth.

God is bigger than any mountain we face. His joy is my strength as I stand beside a loved one in battle. His mercy never ends.

Please join me in praising His holy Name!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


This time of year our yard is in transition. Many of the winter blooms (Pansies & Violas) are on their last leg, the Snapdragons, Delphinium, and Larkspur are not far behind them. The summer perennials and annuals are blooming, Verbena and Salvia are vibrant in their violet and red hues. Butterflies abound. I've seen one Hummingbird who may be summering here (I hope so.) or he may be resting before he heads north for the summer.

The transition is bittersweet because I love the winter flowers and I know HOT and HUMID days are drawing closer and closer. Life is filled with transitions, some are great some are so so, and some are downright terrible. However no matter how much life changes, God is always the same. He love endures forever, His Son promised He will be with us always. His Word tells us:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!