Monday, August 25, 2014
To live in the present and make it memorable is a key to happiness. Each day is a gift from God and although we often take it for granted.. it is not promised to us.
Will what you did today have a lasting impact? It is often the little things that matter most. A kind word, an unexpected compliment, a shared smile.....it doesn't take much to make a person's day. We all need joy boosters in our lives.
Accepting where you are in life is part of maturity. You are where you are in life based on your choices, goals and self motivation, if you don't like it.. change it. Some things we cannot change so then we just look for the bright side of those situations.
Last night, I used my air during part of the church service. As my pride struggled, I considered the blessing of my air being portable. I was where I wanted to be and accepting what I needed helped me visit with others after the service and made the most out of my day.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Karla and I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge today and our video proof is above. ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neuromuscular disease that usually strikes in the prime of life. Raising awareness and funds for research helps in finding the cures for many similar diseases. My friend, Paul Dunn, lost his life to ALS and there are many others out there suffering in their fight with it. Consider a donation or volunteering your time in support of the ALS Foundation.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Do you ever lie awake with someone on your mind? Maybe their situation is one you want to fix, to comfort, or to change but you just don't know how or where to start. Prayer is the best and most effective place to start.
For whatever reason the burden of someone has been placed on your heart by the Holy Spirit, it is your duty to pray on their behalf. Others may not be as sensitive to the situation as you are.
Prayer is like our mailbox. We all want something in our inbox, but how much have we sent? Pray for those on your heart, who've hurt your heart, and who bless your heart.
Monday, August 18, 2014
I'm sure this is how many parents felt today as they sent their kids off to their first day of school. They're put into a situation now, on their own, to figure out how to handle and make decisions. Have they been taught respect, compassion, confidence, and right from wrong?
Proverbs 22;6 'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.'
The world is a scary place full of choices and consequences. May the Lord direct their steps and lead them on the right path.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
This is my friend, Betsy, who operates the Humble Crumb booth at the Sherwood farmer's market. She makes and sells delicious homemade goodies. A person who isn't hungry will soon be after they see and smell the cinnamon rolls, fresh baked breads, carrot cake and more.
I eat a little at a time but I eat often. I'm glad to have a friend that cooks well and shares regularly with me both her time and goodies.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I recently watched a video with a Great Dane and a Chihuahua puppy playing together. The size difference was huge, but their hearts were on the same playful level. As humans, we often discriminate on many different levels, including size.
As one who has been the same size since junior high, I've been underestimated many times. I've been given the kid's menu or even worse is to be passed over for no menu at all. I do speak up for myself, but it may be thru someone else's more authoritative voice or a written response.
'Don't judge a book by it's cover' is the common cliche, but we're all guilty in some way. We miss out on opportunities when our preconceived ideas take over before the truth is revealed in real discovery.
James 2;4 ''have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?''
God sent His Son to save the world, not just those just like you or those you think deserving. God sees everyone as a sinner and in need of a Savior. Aren't we grateful that God sees past our obvious appearance that will wither away and cares more about our heart and soul?
Monday, August 11, 2014
Oops, should I chew or just hold it? We've all been caught with a mouthful, right? It's not that we're not thankful, but we just didn't put the Giver of all things first priority.
Even Jesus gave thanks for the food that He was given and shared......'Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.'
Most of us do not really know what true hunger is. Food is often taken for granted, until we are reminded how costly it is at the grocery store. God provides for all our needs, but not necessarily for all our wants.
As the season will soon change, let us be reminded to be thankful for all the different foods that will again be 'new' to us since this time last year.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
My name is Angie Bridger and I am addicted to jeans. Haha, but seriously true. I may be the Imelda Marcos of jeans. Denim just can't be beat by any other fabric for comfort and style.
When I was a teenager, it was a rare occasion to find me in anything but jeans. One time, my dad went to NYC on a business trip and I asked him to make a special stop at Macy's for some denim overalls by Guess. As time went on, the denim got heavier to me and the button became an aggravation. So began my switch to knit pants that weren't a chore to wear. Comfort and ease trumps jeans when wearing them wears you out.
Well one benefit now with having to have help in getting dressed is that jeans are back in my life. Yes, going overboard with the number of jeans I own is a side effect of doing without for YEARS. Jeans are my weakness, but there could be worse things, right?
Friday, August 8, 2014
|Cara and Todd's wedding reception|
|Maru and Chasity|
visiting while their kids swim
|Pinata time at Jed's|
|Jed's birthday bunny|
|Jed and his rabbit|
|CBF Be the Church work crew in Romance, AR|
|Karla and I before the pool time|