30 January 2013

forgotten God

what comes to mind when u see those words, 'forgotten God'? God, the father, Jesus, the Son?
what about the 3rd person of God's character, His Spirit. the Spirit that resides in us and helps us be the hands and feet and sometimes the voice of God.
Jesus lived the example we r to be. we read many stories about how Jesus walked to and fro and worked beside those he talked with. sitting at tables that a lot of people would choose not to be a part of. well, Jesus is physically not here right now but God's spirit remains here on earth for us. God's Spirit can do more than what Jesus in physical form could do. God's Spirit resides within each created person. but sadly, many choose to ignore God's Spirit and go a different way.
here r some questions i have asked in the past: how do i allow God's Spirit to fully be alive within me? how do i be an example of Jesus that God's Spirit can work thru and see even the smallest of miracles? what do i have to do? where do i express God's Spirit?

the first ?, 'how do i allow God's Spirit to fully be alive within me?
relationship. spending time with God by talking with Him, pouring over His written Word thru studying, and listening ever so closely for God's voice to speak with u. that is how u open and allow God's Spirit to fully be alive within. i go thru my day chatting with God in my spirit and sometimes i can hear Him converse with me. still working on the listening stuff but getting better.
the 2nd ?, 'how do i be an example of Jesus that God's Spirit can work thru and see even the smallest of miracles?'
as u go thru your day, do the little things at first like smiling at someone or saying "hi". maybe u can help someone, walk with them, comfort them, be a real friend, or just listen. actions speak so loud when words r rarely heard by others. people remember what u do. words can sometimes be misconstrued but actions cannot.
the 3rd ?, 'what do i have to do?'
make yourself available to God. as u chat with Him, let God know u r willing to be His hands and feet, as well as a voice, if needed. because Jesus is no longer physically here, we r the physical hands and feet of God now.
the 4th ?, 'where do i express God's Spirit?'
God has given us the command to "go into all the world". the "all the world" might be your street, city, state, or it could literally mean all the world. God will tell u where u r to be His hands and feet. everyday living is what most of us do. we go to get up, go to work, come home. in all we do during the day, we have opportunity to express God's Spirit: home, job, recreation. God provides the opportunity, we have to be willing to put action to God's Spirit within us.

so my ? to u is: do u know the forgotten God?

18 January 2013

r u smarter than a 60-year-old?

below i am posting a bit of trivia fun that was sent to me by my mom. enjoy and laugh at what u remember as well as don't remember. some of the answers were on the tip of my tongue but i couldn't remember them. but i definitely remember them. anyway enjoy! 8)


The answers are printed below, (after the questions)
But don't cheat! Answer them first.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, The grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man?
Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind.
What did he leave behind? ____ ______ ______.
02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964,
We all watched them on The ___ _________ Show.
03. 'Get your kicks, ____ ________ ____.'
04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ________ ____ _______.'
05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle,
___ _____ _____ __________.'
06. After the Twist , the Mashed Potato , and the Watusi ,
We 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go In a dance called the '_____________.'
07. Nestle's makes the very best _____________.'
08. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.'
Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us.
His name was ____ _____________.
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? ________ _______.
10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named _______ ___ ________
And Red always ended his television show by saying,
'Good Night, and '_____ ________.'
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War Did so by burning their ______ ________.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front Was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ___ _______ & ___ __________.
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.'
This was a tribute to ________ ___________.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit.
The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's Was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist.
It was called the _______ - _______.

01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet .
02. The Ed Sullivan Show .
03. ON Route 66
04. To protect the innocent .
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight .
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'
11. Draft cards
( Bras were also burned . Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hoola-hoop

14 January 2013


last nite i went to my group, Voyagers. a group for older adults. very interesting discussion. u can find my notes on nana's web page.. the fellowship was wonderful! i am really enjoying it.

today, i found out that my hubby is being sued over a wreck he was involved in in Nov 2012. we'll see how that pans out. I know God is in control and will take care of the situation. i am resting in Him.

finally started on the alterations my hubby asked me to do on his t-shirts that r now way too big on him. the first one was almost perfect! just a few changes and it should be just right. will complete them on the morrow.

i am beginning to "feel" better about doin' things i want to do. most of the time, i would put aside what i wanted to do to please the other person(s). i am beginning to balance them out and enjoy doin' for me as well as others. i still prefer staying home and playing my games or doin' what i want. but i am venturing out and getting out of my comfort zone and making friends. it feels good to make friends and fellowship with those that believe like me. they help keep me accountable. i like that.

there is so much to do and 24 total hrs in each day to accomplish it. what will u accomplish?

09 January 2013

it's a new year

the year has only begun and already it's goin' by so fast. it's so different now that both kids r out of the house. there is so much "me" time, i don't know what to do with myself.

i have decided to try something new that requires me to stretch my brain out. and u know what? i'm looking forward to it. i am currently learning about what makes the computer do all the wonderful stuff we see. the operating system i am gonna attempt to understand just a little is called Linux. i found a free class that u do on your own. it literally teaches u from the very beginning with how to make a line command. and for me, i truly need that. the first, lesson 0, introduces u to the simplicity of the line command structure. tho, to me, it's not really all that simple. but as i get deeper into the course, it will prolly become second nature to me like it is to my hubby.

the operating system is what makes the computer what it is. all the video, pics, backgrounds, and games we enjoy on the computer and internet all start with a command line that tells it what to do, how to do it, and how it should look. just clicking on the "X" is the simplistic way of shutting down an application. but do u know how many command lines r involved in that one little action? quite a few i can tell u.

as i go thru the course, i might share what i am learning, and maybe even my mess-ups. and i'm sure i'll have plenty of those. but i will learn and then i will try to make an RPG game. there r many scripts already set up for me to use. all i have to do is choose the one i want.

the challenge is b4 me. i accept the challenge. so i begin this journey...