Thursday, April 05, 2007
You never know how much your heart can swell until one of your children does something to inflate it. I was sitting on the couch earlier tonight half heartedly reading the newspaper. Nathan was running around the livingroom turning it into a den of clutter. He is a one man show when it comes to strewing the place.
After he had pulled everything off the coffee table and ran around it about fifty thousand times, he stopped suddenly and came over to the couch where I was sitting. Still scanning the paper, I hadn't noticed he had laid his head down beside me.
"Mama, on-na pay." he said. I knew he was saying something, but I kept reading. "Mama! he called to me boldly as he repeated "On-na pay." You want to play? I asked him. ON-NApay he spoke a little bolder as he kept his face burrowed in the cushion.
It was then I realized what my little blessing was saying to me. He has been in the bedroom with me at times of prayer where we are kneeling at the foot of the bed. He was saying "I want to pray." I immediately stood up followed him to my room where he laid his precious, little head on the foot of my bed for prayer. There are no words to describe what this meant to me. Riches (earthly) cannot compare.
Posted by Debbie at 11:42 PM
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Keeper of the Home: I Feel Honored has given me the "Thinking Blogger Award". I am so surprised and I accept graciously. Thank-you, again, Sharon. I came across her blog a few weeks ago and enjoy the time I spend over there.
Sharon has already tagged several of my favorites and with good reason. With so many great bloggers out there, I feel that I can't even classify myself as such, but I enjoy keeping up with everyone in my "family". And now I have to choose five ladies to keep the rules.
I will start with Beth. Her posts about her faith are ones that I really enjoy. She is a Pentecostal believer and not ashamed! I like that in her.
Lisa is another one. She is who she is. Not looking to please anyone, but her saviour.
Another Sharon. She is involved with her church and family. She keeps it real.
My dearly loved Sara, who is taking a break to care for her newborn. I miss her and await her return.
And then there is Everyday Mommy, now she will get that thinking cap on for sure! I don't comment there very often, but I look forward to the read.
IF you are tagged, please link to the post that tagged you, AND write a post with five links to blogs that made you think. There are two versions of the award. You may choose either one.
Posted by Debbie at 5:59 PM
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Can you believe I, the camera toting mama, had a moment of missed opportunity? I completely blew it today. How could I have not taken a discreet picture? Why? Why? Why? It's not so much that I wanted the picture for my personal collection, although it would have been nice. I wanted to have a picture to share with my friends. Awwwww......I know, how thoughtful of me, right?
Here's the story. I went to my mother's to take her to lunch. Nothing special, just lunch. We decided to go to Cracker Barrel. Big surprise, huh? Nathan was anxiously awaiting his grilled chicken and corn vittles and I was trying to keep him entertained until it got there. Have I mentioned how good those hot, corn muffins are? They are even better with a little promise spread on them. It was busy as usual during lunch and people were coming and going quickly.
After cutting up Nathan's chicken, I tried to eat mine as quickly as possible. Dining out with him is a lot better than it used to be and for that, I am thankful. Anyway, I noticed some "guests" (as we are called at C.B.) being seated. They sat down at the table across from us. It was two females and one male. The male was wearing dark glasses and carrying a new baby. Nothing really unusual about them until...........he slid his shades down to order.
I knew it was him. It was the American Idol runner up. Yes, it was. Clay Aiken, himself. He was trying to be oh so unnoticeable. It was working. No one else seem to recognize him, not even his server. I was surprised by this, not that I am a big fan or anything, but I know lots of people are. And I'm not saying that I don't admire his ability and work, (he works with children) I do, and of course, he's from the south. What's not to love about him? I didn't want to stare, so I played the game, until I got up. I was going out to the gift shop with Nathan while my mother and papa finished their meal.
It just so happened that he was getting up to go out at the same time. Should I say something or not, I pondered. I decided to. I spoke very quietly to him acknowledging who he was and I let him know that I knew he was trying to be incognito and I wasn't going to blow his cover. He then thanked me. My mother, on the other hand, God bless her,had already alerted the manager to his presence. Thus began a cycle of stares and whispers amongst the staff.
I didn't stay around to see what happened after this. I just hope he was able to enjoy his meal in peace. What I keep asking myself is why I didn't take at least one picture! I knew I was going to blog about seeing him there. I could have taken one with my cell phone or my camera, as I had it in my purse. Why? He would have never known and I would have proof of my celebrity encounter with pictures to prove it! *sigh* Maybe next time.
Posted by Debbie at 9:34 PM
I listened to some convicting preaching tonight. The speaker was a younger fellow, full of the Holy Ghost and compassion. Definitely something the world needs more of. He spoke of missed opportunities to witness to those in need around us. One of the scriptures he used as a reference was powerful to me and I want to share it.
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Proverbs 28:4
Am I praising the wicked when I allow others to spew out profanities in front of me and my children? Or when they take my precious Lord's name in vain? How about when someone tells me how they "lied" to get what they wanted?(i.e. discounts, promotions, sympathy.) And then there is the occasional conversation with someone concerning immoral behavior. What is my reaction to these scenarios? Do I gently, but firmly ask the profanity to cease? And when another "sister" or "brother" in the Lord share their indiscretions without shame, do I soothe them (by not saying anything) and allow them to stay in their sin, or do I point them to the word and remind them what God says about liars and immorality? (all in love, of course) We have an awesome responsibility as Christians. I'm not advocating standing on a corner and screaming the wrath of God here. I am speaking of people we have daily contact with on our jobs, in our church. And I am not judging. We are to contend for our faith. I don't want to disappoint my saviour.
Posted by Debbie at 12:06 AM
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I found out I could enter a contest to win a free Dyson vacuum. You can enter too! Just go over to
5 minutes for mom and sign up.
Who knows? I soooo need a new vacuum and the chance to get one of these for free is worth going over. Contest ends Wednesday, April 4th, so hurry! Thanks Sharon and Allison!
Posted by Debbie at 3:44 PM