What I’m Thankful For…

I’m thankful

1) that I have a relationship with God.

2) for my loving family.

3) that we have a roof over our head and food to eat and clean water to drink.

4) that we live in a country where we can worship our God without fear of death.

5) that we have health insurance and access to great medical care.

6) that I’m still alive.

7) that I have a Bible and that I can read that Bible anytime I want or need to.

I’m sure there are many more things that I’m thankful for, but these are the ones that have come to my mind at this time.  What are you thankful for??

Fake People

and I’m not talking fake body parts here…I’m talking about people who will tell you one thing to your face and then turn around and say the complete opposite to someone else.  Their actions do not match their words or beliefs.  They claim they love God, but 2 minutes later take God’s name in vain.  What about you??  Do your actions match your beliefs?? Or are you just like most of the people around you??  I’m honestly sick of people who say “I care about you.  If there’s anything you need, just call.”  Then your car breaks down at 3 in the morning and you call them and they either don’t answer or get upset with you for calling at such an hour.  Then there’s the “I believe in God” crowd, but they’re the ones you see with the 72 inch flat screen TV that couldn’t spare a dime for you when your electricity was about to be turned off.  How many people like this do you know??  Think about it, really think about it…I’ll bet you know more people like this than you think.  Then there’s the “I’m your friend” people that are friends with you as long as you can do something for them, but the minute you can’t help them out they’re not your friend anymore…until the next time they need something.  There’s also the “friends” that are nice to your face, but talk crap about you behind your back.  I’m so sick of fake people…just be real…be YOURSELF!!

Getting older…don’t know about wiser

In a week I’ll be another year older.  I think I’m learning from my mistakes and the mistakes of others…or am I??  Sometimes I see myself doing the same thing I’ve always done even though the end result is not what I want or need, yet I do it anyway.  You would think I’d be able to see this and stop before it’s too late, but I don’t until the damage is done.  Will I ever stop this repeating pattern??  Only God knows…one of these days maybe I’ll stop just getting older and get wiser too.  One of these days I’ll remember to think before I act, or even better, pray before I act…Lord, please help me stop repeating the same mistakes I’ve made time and time again.  Help me to see myself as YOU see me and not as the world sees me.  Help me to become the person YOU want me to be.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

random thought

People are offended by a child dressing up as Jesus for Halloween, yet a young girl or woman can wear the shortest shorts and an itty bitty shirt, but does anybody make a big deal about it?  No, in fact the girl most likely wouldn’t even be sent home from school for dressing like that, but the little boy dressed as Jesus did because he offended people.  It seems that anybody can wear anything else, but please don’t dress like Jesus and offend some people that way.  Please wear next to nothing out in public and offend some, but cause others to look so hard that you cause a car accident.  That makes sense right?

So the next time I see a young woman dressed in a short skirt and a tiny shirt can I go up to her and say “Excuse me miss, but that outfit offends me, can you go home and change please?”  I could, but she would probably tell me that she has the right to dress any way she pleases.  And why do young girls feel like they have to dress so provocatively just to get a little attention??  Wake up parents!!  If you do not give your daughters the attention they want and need they will find another way to get it from where ever they can.  Build up their self esteem so that when some boy comes along and tells them they’re beautiful they won’t be so shocked.  Tell them you love them so that when that same boy that told them they’re beautiful tells them that he loves them, they don’t feel like they owe that boy something in return.