Wednesday, November 26, 2008
All of you have a great Thanksgiving and ponder on all the blessings you have to be thankful for.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
The Lost Bayou Ramblers are a youthful group of musicians. There were four energetic guys with one singing and playing the fiddle, another playing the accordian or the lap steel, another the drums, and another the upright bass. It was a fun time listening to this cajun music. There were people of all ages- older, middle age, and children.
If you are near Crockett which is located in deep east Texas about 90 miles from College Station, check them out. They have entertainment every Saturday night, and then also some other nights of the week. We had a fun evening, and I hope to go again.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Cell phone vs. Bible
Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat
our cell phone?
What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
What if we used it when we traveled?
What if we used it in case of emergency?
This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing.
Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being
disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities?
And no dropped calls! '
and ASAP (Always Say A Prayer)
Even though you can't see Him, GOD is there for you.
So my exercise included FF on Friday, and nothing on Saturday or Sunday. On Monday, I did not make it to FF because I had an appointment. I did nothing yesterday, and today I did make it to my class. Whoa... it looks like I am slacking off. I gotta get back doing at least 5 days a week. My foot is continuing to bother me. And to top it off, my insurance did not pay well, and I owe the doctor a couple of hundred, and still have pain!!! I would not feel so bad about being out of money if I was healed. I had one injection, and as far as I am concerned, I think that is only a temporary fix. Well, I hope that I can say I am better in another month, but this has now been bothering me for two months. My cardio is definitely suffering because of it. I think I will go and ice my foot right now.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I tried to get a photo of each member of the band. Here are some of my best!
I did make a few mistakes though in my earlier post. To correct myself-this was a benefit for St. Paul Medical Foundation and UT Southwestern Heart, Lung, and Vascular Progams. It was called Legends 2008. And the hotel is now the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Alot of the patrons were in the medical community. Most everyone there was dressed in black. There was a cocktail reception at 7:00 with appetizers and open bar, and then you were seated for dinner at 7:40. There were 58 tables of 10. The menu was a portabella mushroom that was looked like a hamburger with the middle part being roasted peppers, buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, and modena balsamic vinegar reduction. The main course was filet mignon of beef, crab stuffed mushroom, baby carrots and squash, fingerly potatoes, and port wine sauce with mushrooms that was served with your choice of pecorino rolls, house-made lahvosh, mini jalapeno corn muffins, and herb breadsticks, and sweet butter. The wines for the evening were Geyser Park Savignon Blanc, California, and Deloach Pinot Noir, California. The dessert was a trio of ice creams-cookies and cream, chocolate, and classic vanilla served with warm fudge sauce in a nougatine shell with caramel sauce. They fed 600 people, and they knew how to do it- it was all hot and delicious!! The dessert was fabulous. Now... do you feel like you have been there with me? I will be posting the photos later.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
1. At the top of my list is smacking- smacking food yes, but especially smacking gum and popping it. Is there anything more annoying and showing no manners.
2. Hearing someone tap a pencil, click a pen ( you know it writes, it doesn't write), shuffling their feet, clipping their fingernails in public place
3. People who do not return their shopping buggies at the grocery store to the cart storage. Come on, don't be so lazy.
4. People who make an excuse for everything.
5. People who are habitually late. I know we can all be late for appointments, but not as a habit.
6. People who take your money and never make eye-contact ( you know cashiers)
7. People in front of you walking in a store that let the door hit you in the face.
8. People who think they can piggy-back through a four way stop sign when it is your turn.
9. People who use obscene language in public places.
10. People who cut in line.
12. Litterers and people who dump garbage on country roads.
13. Drivers who weave in front of you when there was only a car length between you and the next car anyway.
14. Drivers not using a blinker.
15. Barking dogs.
16. People that throw gum out for you to step in.
Hmmm... I thought this list would be longer. Can you think of others?
Monday, November 10, 2008
America The Beautiful
November 10th, 2008
Many things have happen over the past week. The most significant was the election of our 44th President of the United States. The election was a pivotal one for America since so many things are up in the air. For the first time in my life, I was able to vote in the election, so that made me pay much closer attention to what was at stake by choosing a particular candidate. I’m not here to talk politics, but instead, I want to talk about the people I am friends with. The vast majority of them really showed me some things this week about themselves. Lots of these people are the people that I would do anything for.
Facebook may be one of the worst things ever invented. If you don’t know what Facebook is, then first get with society, and second be glad you have not been introduced to it. Facebook is a social network that allows people to connect all over the world and share information about themselves including education, photos, and messaging. If you took a poll of college students around America and asked what their number one distraction from school was, I would bet 95% said Facebook was their downfall.
Over the past week, there have been many derogatory comments about our newly elected president. Many of the things people say could even get them in trouble if it was seen by the right people. The people saying this are intelligent, well-educated people who would be better off not letting their political views show.
I may not agree with many of the policies that are presented, but I agree that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and we are blessed to live here. So many of my friends continued to update their public profile on Facebook bashing our new president that it got me thinking one thing. Writing stuff about what has happened is not going to change who takes office on January 20, 2009. God has a plan with everything and whatever is meant to happen will happen. Whether the right man for the job has been elected or not, God wanted him to win, and God will take care of his followers as we continue to have faith that He is in charge. More importanly, I hope this shows to think before you act and always remember that we live in a great place where freedom exists and we have the ability to be whatever we want. God Bless you and God Bless America.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Today was the first day of our revival at church and our hearts were blessed. Lots of great music and good preaching. Today my boss called and invited me for a bike ride. We went on some country backroads and went about 16 1/2 miles. It was a beautiful fall day to be on a bike. Tomorrow is FF. Maybe I can make it to swim too.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Tomorrow is a special day. My sweet father-in-law will be 95 years old. Can you imagine the changes he has seen over these years? He was married for over 70 years before his dear wife went on to be with the Lord. He has been in good shape until the last couple of years. His life was changed dramatically when he was about 35 years old- this is when he came to know Jesus. And he has lived the last 60 years being the Lord's servant. I feel the Lord will be calling him home soon, but tomorrow we will be celebrating his 95 years here on earth.