Living

 

Living without a cell phone

It’s peaceful, it’s possible. It’s how I live. If you want to get a hold of me, call me at the house. If I’m not there, then I’m out running errands in peace, maybe buying a blouse. I’ll be back when I get back. I don’t like anyone calling me and asking, “where you at?” I know where I’m going before I leave. If I do get lost, I ask directions at a gas station., I keep it old school, really old fashion. If there is an emergency, everyone around me can call. I’ve got angels watching over me and that is all. Leave a message after the beep and I may or may not get back to you. Please don’t take it personal, it means nothing but I’m lazy. I know it’s crazy… living without a cell phone. Tweet you later!

I AM…

I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a friend, a niece, and a daughter of Christ. I’m a counselor, a nurse, dry cleaner, a maid and sometimes my life is made in the shade. I’m a business woman, a baker, a chef and a caretaker… Santa Clause and more, what else can you really ask for? Oh wait! I’m a waiter, a judge, a bully, a bitch. I’m not going to put up with a teenagers bulls**t! I’m a laugher, a dreamer, victorious, simple and real. I try not to make everything a big deal! I am forgiven, I’m strong, smart and of good courage. An ambassador for Christ, I am ready to flourish. I’m an organizer, a janitor, a chauffeur and a teacher and sometimes even a bit of a preacher. I am driven to make an impact on the youth and always make sure I’m telling the truth. I am loud and I’m sassy, I have a twinkle in my eye… I’m not of this world, I’m a heavenly spy. I’m a psychologist, a ref, and a coach ~I try to take a different approach. I am set free, I am born of God. Event Coordinator and manager, I am not. God is in control, I’m nobody’s savior, but please do me this favor… accept the invitation and RSVP and live for Him and not for just “me.” I am reconciled to God and I want that for you. I am His beloved and you can be too!

Momma ain’t no sucka!

 

The phone rings… waking me from my comfy cat nap, and I clear my voice to make sure I don’t sound sleepy (incase it’s my sister, who gets annoyed with my leisurely lifestyle.) It’s an enthusiastic lady, asking me if I’m motivated to make money, I said, “sure”. She starts to tell me about this great new product that blocks calls from telemarketers and I’m thinking, wish I had it right now, as she coughs up a lung with some excuse that the windstorms are bad where she lives. On with it, lets here about this great device… she said, “do you know that there are more than a 1,000 ways to make money on the internet for advertising?” I confidently replied, “yes, and when I find a product I love I will tell everyone about it, so you can advertise on my blog and let me try out your product for free!” There was a long pause, untill she says, “after selling a certain amount of our product, you can get one free.” I said, “how am I going to promote or sell a product that I’ve never used or heard of?” She hesitantly replies, “Oh our rep will tell you all about it and you will get your own website to sell it on.” Hmm, how much will that be? I thought. Instead I repeated myself, “how am I going to sell a product that I’ve never used?” Another long pause, “well… you can buy one at Radio Shack for $400!” What the heck kind of scam is this? I didn’t say that out loud, that tends to put them in an uproar! “Oh, I don’t think this deal is going to happen”, I told her. She seemed frustrated and thanked me for my time. I hung up and walked by my cat and said, “that lady is dumb!” Although I do wish I had that device that blocks those annoying calls that ruin my naps!

VALID

You don’t need a stamp of validation from your friends, husband, boyfriend, whoever! You are VALID right now! Not when your skin clears up, when you get a job or a date… and not when you lose weight! You are VALID right now, today… by Jesus Christ! God stamps you VALID everyday. Jesus loves you.

My Motto:

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”  Phil 4:6-7

mirror, mirror

“There is a dresser, that looks like the perfect size, on the corner of Detroit and Hamner,” she announces. “Can you please get it before someone else does?” she asks her grumbling husband. “If I had a truck I would get it myself, but I need you to help me out with this one.” So that night it was transported into the garage to await the morning make-over.

Good morning dear dresser, that nobody wanted anymore, she thought as she removed the drawer pulls and scraped each sticker off. The little girl who owned this must have grown up and moved out, she thought. The dog that chewed this knob… I wonder if he is still alive and well, missing his master. Well I’ll never know. But this dresser still has a lot of life to give, sturdy, well made, interesting detail, she thinks to herself. She sands, paints and adds new knobs and detail and drags it in the house. Viola! All it needs is a mirror!

One Sunday, late afternoon, she sees a mirror in front of someones house, right before trash day! “Go back!!!” She yells to her husband. “Oh no, no more trash,” he mumbles. “Oh yes! This is perfect! Thank you Lord!” she proclaims. He says, “I’m not helping you put that in the car.” She replies, “Fine, that won’t stop me!” As she lifts this heavy piece of quality furniture into the car and it fits perfectly along the backseat of her Focus, remembering what her momma told her…never wait for a man to do it, do it yourself! HAH!

It is not a coincidence that this mirror was made for this dresser! “Thank you Lord!” she says out loud! Excited to embellish the perfect molding that frames this mirror, someone had intentions of doing just this, but never got around to it. She knows just what she’s going to do along the frame, as she digs for the box of sand and shells she has had for years, not knowing what she was going to do with them, untill now! Slowly but surely she glues and sticks starfish, shells & pearls galore! A little TLC and see what you can get for free!

Picker

 I love the town I live in. When someone is “done” using something, they put it out front for some else to take home! I have a lot of trash-to-treasure transformations in my home. I have the stories that go with each piece, but no before pictures. What’s wrong with me? Live and learn and move on. I needed to furnish my new home that only had a tiny amount of furniture coming from a condo. I don’t believe in maxing out credit cards to get brand new-exactly what you want-right now things. So I was patient and God new what I was looking for and not before too long there they were… on the side of the road, just for me. I am an American Picker!