Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Snipets

I haven't felt very newsy lately and now even sitting here in front of my computer, I am wondering WHAT AM I DOING HERE? Nothing much to talk about but then I usually find something right?

I just returned home from church. Mike is still there ushering the second service tonight. I just do not stay since we live so close to our church, it is easier to just take two vehicles. I guess I am not good at waiting. I would rather be here at home...reading my emails or like now..BLOGGING!!

We received word today via facebook that we lost a good friend back in our home state of Illinois. We both knew that he was bad with cancer and his wife knew that she only had him a little longer. They are about our ages too so I can only just imagine how Sharon is taking the death of her long time husband!! I know she is hurting very bad tonight. Bill was really sick so he is at peace now and that is what we have to remember.

I wanted to tell you about the cute International Children's Choir that we had this past Wednesday at our church. They were here last year but somehow I missed them. I took a few pictures which I will share...Just to let you know it was hard to take pictures because "they never stood still"...Not for one minute. I bet they were worn out after that service was over. They were so cute from many different lands. Afterwards they split up and came out into the congreation and hugged everyone. We had the cutest little girl come down our aisle..

Mike has had a couple of jobs this week...we are thankful for every job that he gets. I was reading in my bible a notation that I had made...I think i need this now more than ever and well maybe you do too:

What does Jesus say a worrier ought to do to cure the problem?
*Recognize worry is a sin and repent of it!!
*Cultivate an eternal perspective
*Trust God's providence
*Reaffirm your priorities
*Live one day at a time.

This is great advice!! I am so much less of a worrier than I used to be. Every day I believe that I am getting better. I think that since our home has not sold it is because God has not found us that right home for us to move to yet!! All in HIS TIME!!

Thought for the day: "Blessing i not the absence of trouble, it is the presence of the Lord in the midst of the trouble." (copied from my bible)


Denise said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend sweetie. I like your new blog look.

Deanna said...

I'm glad you're here blogging! I always stop in for a visit even if you haven't been on for a bit.
I think that Children's Choir visited our church in Florida one year. It sounds very familiar!
Leave those worries at His feet! I know it's hard to do sometimes!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandy, it is a rainy night and the best place to be is at home....A new lady was joining Curves when I was there this morning..too many stores are closing at Savannah Mall!! I found good buys at the book store and card shop..

The International Children's Choir sounded like a hit... I would have liked to have seen them..

Enjoy the rest of the night after Mike comes home.. hugs, Baba

Needled Mom said...

So sorry to hear about the death of your friend. I will keep his family in my prayers.

The international choir sounds like it was beautiful. How fortunate to have had them.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's death, Sandy. His wife must be feeling very low at the moment. As you say, he is at peace now and no longer in pain.

Lanny said...

Amen! (to the worry stuff)

Hootin' Anni said...

Y'know? I thought the same thing. Tho our house was sold within the month after having it on the market, I flew down here to look at homes and had a contract all written up and signed and flew home to have Bud sign it all and then fax it back to the realtor, and when we did, the house had been put under another contract for a higher bid. And it turned out we got a much BETTER home than the one I found the 1st time...the 2nd time, I found a better you say, it's all a matter of when the time is right in you lifestyle, and as you put it...your time for HIS time.

Smilingsal said...

I have to remind myself NOT to worry. Thanks for the help.

Maggie Ann said...

I love that bit about 'worry'. Thanks! I'm sorry to read about your friend's husband passing on. What a dark valley for her...may God carry her through these next months and years. He promises to do that.