Tuesday, October 21, 2014

bww - babies galore

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

bww - gigi

Now you may recall that the little candy bits (that is great-grandbabies) call Mrs. Claus, Gigi.  But I have a friend who has a new little grandson and he will call her Gigi.  It's a cool name for a cool g-ma!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

bww - cookie

Thursday, October 2, 2014

50? Is that right? 50? . . . . 50.

I was seriously born the same month AND year as the Ford Mustang!  My absolute favorite car!  

I always dreamed of having a light blue Mustang with a white convertible top.  But for a different birthday I received a '66 Mustang (which started out pretty rough) but ended up looking like this!  (I wish I still looked like that young girl.)

(This was taken in January 2003 . . . eleven years ago.)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

bww - baby, I love you

Little babies . . . . oooooohh I just love taking their pictures.

Sooooo . . . . are you tired of seeing baby pictures yet?  I sure hope not, because you would miss out on this little cutie if you were.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

What does God care about?

A few years ago, I completed a Bible study called "Experiencing God" I learned a lot of things from that study.  The main thing was God's purpose for my life.  Kind of a big deal, right?

Beyond what I thought God was leading me to do. . .  I realized . . .  like totally realized . . . in a kind of . . . . O eM . . .  I am such an idiot kind of way . . . God wants have a relationship with me. . . yeah I know right, kind of dumb.  More than that I learned that what God wants is to further His kingdom.  So the things that I thought were important to God . . . my attendance in church *BUZZER* wrong answer, or my participation in "Christian" organizations *BUZZER* wrong answer!  

Did God want my money?  *BUZZER* Nope!

Did God want me to stand up for Christian political issues?  *BUZZER* Nope!

What I learned was that God wanted to use the talents that He gave me to reach people for His kingdom.

I imagine that God could really care less about a lot of the things people get so upset about these days.

What the stars are wearing/saying/doing doesn't mean much to God . . . unless it furthers His kingdom.

What political candidates are promising/not promising/denying/bragging about doesn't mean much to God  . . . unless it furthers His kingdom.

What job you have/don't have/need/want/love/hate doesn't mean much to God . . . unless it furthers His kingdom.

What boy you should text/talk to/flirt with/hang out with/date/marry doesn't mean much to God. . . . unless it furthers His kingdom.

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.  Matthew 6:30-34 (MSG)
So don't stress out about your job.  If you are working for God, it won't matter.  Don't stress out about your phone plan.  Don't rant and rave on facebook about what you believe or what you don't believe unless it is making a difference for God's kingdom.

Being kingdom-minded in today's America is sometimes ridiculed and sometimes difficult, but what else matters?   I'm just sayin!


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

bww - fair time

Well, here in Arkansas it's fair time again . . . and we all know what that means.  Pageant time.  Well at least for some of the littlest candy bits in our family.

Since Itty Bitty won last year she was unable to compete in her division this year.  But she helped with passing out all the awards to the winners.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

bww - remembering the sounds

I am remembering the sounds and smells from our Hawaii vacation . . .

Thursday, September 11, 2014

remembering 9/11

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

bww - Cotton Candy is ONE!

Well, I really can't believe it has already been a year . . . . but check it out!