Wednesday, April 30, 2014
What are the reoccurring thoughts in your mind? I think we all have a steady flow that runs through our heads naturally, albeit positive or negative. Phillipians 4;8 ''Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.'' Have you ever said, 'Let's talk about something else, this is just too depressing?' I think God gave us this verse because He knew the sadness of this world could be overwhelming and needed a new perspective.
We need repetition in our lives. I wonder how many ways God tells us in the Bible that He loves us and that His love endures forever? Repetition is how we learn, so are your life patterns of good or bad for you? Break the cycles of destruction and replace them with ones that build Godly character in you. You can't change by just doing the same.
I am a thinker and that is why I need to be careful to watch over my thoughts. What I tell myself is like a recording of where my heart is..... good or bad. Isn't that true for all of us?
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Today my friends, Charity and Gloria, came over with the kids. The afternoon turned out a lot nicer than expected. The kids played on the golf cart with a plastic tub drug behind it. They had lots of fun. Even the dogs, Jack and Lucy, had a playdate full of running with each other.
Days like these remind me of my donut making go-cart and air grabbing three-wheeler days. Yes, I'd like to be as rough and free in play as I used to be, but there is a time for every season of life. Having an independent spirit, I can honestly say my disabilities have broken me into a dependence on God sooner in my life than I suspect without them.
Until you are truly broken, your perspective on Who is in control of your life is biased with self confidence. If we could grasp the strength of God's power in the tornado, then why can't we see His power over our lives? I trust in the joy of the future to be far more freer than what I remember of the past.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Today we had professional family pictures taken at JCPenney's but these are from our personal photographer, Karla. I think the photo at the top of the page is the best shot of the day. Maybe we all look better because we are at home and in our comfort zone. The last time I remember us getting our picture made was about 30 years ago when Olan Mills was in the Indian Hills shopping area.
Pictures are worth a thousand words and it is important to capture good moments like these. As the tornado of last night reminds us, we never know when it'll all be swept away. May we all be thankful for the blessings of each of our families.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
'Consider the Lilies' is such a peaceful song to me. I can just feel it's calming melody run through me. The lyrics of the song should really be 'considered' by those who worry about every little thing and want to feel in control.
'Consider the lilies, they don’t toil nor spin' because they are too busy blooming to worry about drought and other life threatening events. 'Consider the sparrows, they don’t plant nor sow, But they’re fed by the Master who watches them grow.' We may joke about the size of a bird brain but how come they trust in God's provisions better than we?
'May I introduce you to this friend of mine,...... But He’s not too busy to care about you.' If we could just remember that God keeps His eye on us all the time and always has our good in mind. He's not forgetful, distracted, careless, or unconcerned with us at any point in the day. Yes 'His eyes are full of mercy and His heart is full of love' for each one of us. What more could we want?
Yes the flowers will wither and fade away but so will you. So bloom while you can and count on Him for His favor on your season to shine. Consider the lilies and then you will know..... not to sweat the small stuff.
Friday, April 25, 2014
|They even said, 'Thank you Angie'|
for letting them play in the creek
|Jed said, 'It's okay, there are no|
killer whales or sharks'
|I think a motorcycle gang|
is being formed
|Besty and I|
enjoying Friday afternoon
|Brown Sugar Bakeshop|
|Linda and I|
|Charlene and I|
|My mom on Easter|
|Food truck festival|
|Karla and I|
|Salon before shot|
|Salon after shot|
|Headed to Cirque du Soleil|
|We know how to have fun|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
|Karla and I headed to the show|
|Aerial acrobats.. so cool|
|Opening for the Michael Jackson tribute|
|Towards the end of the show|
|Selfie shot of us|
|Yea, we know how to have fun|
Last night, we went to the Cirque de Soleil's Immortal Tour show at Verizon Arena...... thanks to my dad for his taxi service. Karla and I had a great time watching the dancers, the acrobats and contortionists all perform.
The show began with a mime doing a skit. Then we saw a female pole dancer who took strength to a whole new level. How can one support their whole body with one hand upside down on a pole? Next, we saw aerial dancers on rings with black body suits covered in lights. The lights changed into many different colors... a pretty sight. Then, we saw two aerial acrobats doing a beautiful dance in mid-air. Trust is one word to describe it. Throughout the show, we saw different dance sequences to all the different songs by Michael Jackson.
Probably the most awe-inspiring performer throughout the show was a dancer that was an amputee, at the hip or somewhere way above the knee. He was AMAZING, to say the least. He could dance in ways I can't even describe and as fast as anybody out there. He could break-dance as well as anybody I've ever seen. What an inspiration to everybody in the crowd and he got a deserved standing ovation.
All I can say is we had fun seeing a show that is hard to describe. It was a good tribute to all of the great songs of Michael Jackson.