Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Most Important Things In Life Are Not Things!!

I think every year lots of people get "lost" in the "work" that is involved in what is suppose to be the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It takes away from our worship of Him and leaves us feeling stressed because we feel the need to purchase just the right gift for someone. This is not what God intended for us, but it happens year after year. I have to take time and realize myself that the most important things in life are not things. It is the love of Christ and what He has given for Us! Life eternal. What a blessing it is to know Him. Am I special? No. He has given everyone the ability to know Him. It is our choice to choose since He has made it available. I do not have to argue or convince others of the grace of God, but I do know and can attest to the facts of what He has done for me. Thank God I am not under bondage to a man-made religion or to religon. Again, this is where a lot of people miss it. It is relationship with my heavenly father, not what a "man" or "church doctrine" think I should do. I worship God because I want to, no other reason. I live a moral life because I want to and I am just as human as anyone else. I am not perfect, neither do I claim to be. As with any post that deal with topics about God, most of the comments are taken out of context or explained away as "feelings." This is dissapointing, but to be expected. Everyone does have the right to their own opinion. At least we still have that....for now anyway. I think of a former pastor from time to time. He is a very Godly man and has much wisdom. He once told of being asked about living his life all the way until death and the possibility of finding out there was no heaven. His response was that the life he had lived up to that point would still have been worth it. Now, that, my friend says a lot!!!!! That is being convinced in your own heart and not doubting. Merry Christmas to all!!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Christmas Rush

So much for being prepared this year. I started shopping earlier and really thought I would be ahead of everything, but nooooooooooo. Here it is, just a little over a week to go and I am not finished shopping or decorating or anything for that matter. I still have to finish shopping for Amanda mainly. At least I have a better idea what to get her. Caleb is pretty much finished. Nathan is going to be easy. I do have him the cutest big bird. I looked for one for so long and finally gave up and then the day I went to get Caleb's shirt at Belk's, there it was! I couldn't believe it!! It was waiting right there for me to cradle it up and bring it home. I can't wait to give it to him. I can just picture his smiling face now!
Now to the wrapping. That is not something I am looking forward to. I had planned to do it as I made my purchases. Needless to say, that didn't happen either. Now the gifts sit in the corner waiting for the moment to be gift presentable. Maybe tomorrow night!!
I am happy to report that we have two Christmas parties to attend. One at the church Saturday night and one for my husbands company on Sunday. Actually three.....if I count the one next Wednesday night for the kids at church. I am looking forward to it though. I love Christmas......the celebration of the birth of Christ. After all, He is the reason we are to celebrate!! Well, gotta go and get Caleb to bed.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Christmas Party

Well, I decided not to go to the party. Went to Cracker Barrel and stayed too long. A bus came in and it was crowed. After we finally got seated at our table, Amanda went to the bathroom to wash off Nathan's Pacifier. While she was gone Nathan began to wail like a banshee (whatever that is.) I guess that is his way of getting attention and boy did it work. I had a woman and her husband and I assume it was their grandchild all turn to look at me. There was no way I could ignore the "what is she going to do with him " look. I was already embarrassed. What was I suppose to do? I wanted to stick a biscuit in his mouth, but I didn't have one yet. I know I have to break him of this terrible habit, but how? Anyways, our friend Angela joined us for dinner and Nathan seemed to be entertained until the food came. Getting out of there was awful. The line was long and didn't seem to be moving at all. We finally got out and had to rush home to bring daddy his food. You would think that would be the end, but no......Amanda just had to go to wal-mart. So off we go to wal-mart. After shopping around for at least an hour, we go to check out. Guess what? I don't have my checkboook!! How much more embarrassement can I take? I then load up the kids and drive all the way home to look for the checkbook. I find it in the diaper bag. Thank God it was not lost.....back to wal-mart I go to pay for my cart full of stuff. It made it a late night for all. Ahhh....home at last.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Well what shall Ido? Should I go to the Christmas Party tonight or not? I just haven't made up my mind. On one hand I feel that I should, but on the other hand I don't want to feel out of place. I know I shouldn't feel out of place, after all I went to church with these ladies for over 10 years. I don't have to worry about a sitter. That is one of the pluses of having your children 10 years apart. My daughter is 19 and my 2 sons are 10yrs. and 14 months. I am going to be pressed for time now. Amanda wants to go by Cracker Barrel and eat supper first. Those biscuits sure are good when they are hot. MMMMM....bring on the jelly. Guess I will decide after supper.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Settling down for the evening

Ahhh. How nice it is to put on my slippers and sit down on the couch. This feeling is only intensified if all three kids are in bed. It gives me a few minutes to relax all of my being. I don't have to do anything but take in a span of peace. This is something delicious after chasing a 14 month old during the day. I grab the remote and flip it to another rerun of Frasier. It's still funny even if I have seen it before. How long was that show on the air before it went into syndication? I never watched it while it was on prime time. Isn't that strange?