Archive for November, 2006

God’s Power?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

I walked past my kitchen table today and my eyes fell on the title of a book I received in the mail. The title? God’s Power to Change Your Life. Methinks to meself…hmmm, that’s not really a surprise, now is it? I mean, come on, even someone with the slightest, minutest possible hint of a belief that God just might, possibly, theoretically, be real is not knocked out by the idea that God has the “power” to change that person’s life. Yeah, not so much.

Alright Deb, since you seem to know the title that really would catch a person’s attention and make them sit up and take notice, why don’t you just share that with the rest of us. (Like how I talk to myself there? Sorta scary don’t you think?). Okay, so here it is…get ready to be blown away. Have you braced yourself?

God’s Desire to Change Your Life

Tada!!! Now that would grab anyone’s attention. Think about how unthinkable it is to entertain the thought, for just a second, that the Almighty God, the Great I Am, the Creator of the Universe and All that Is and Will Ever Be, that Being…God…wants to change your life. How’s that for mind-blowing? Guess what? It’s true.

Sure Deb…it’s true…just HOW do you know? (Play along with me here, still talking to myself).

I know it’s true because God says so and He shows me every single day. Turn with me now to Jeremiah 29:11. Bear with me here as this will be from the translation of Deb…

“I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope.”

Yes, He was talking to Jeremiah but, news flash here, he is still talking to us too.

Still in Jeremiah…back up a little to Jeremiah 1:4-5. Again, from the translation of Deb…

“I knew you before you were born. Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you.”

Not only is that awesome and awe inspiring, it is so cool! God cares about me and what I’m doing and where I’m heading and the decisions I make (good and bad)…and the coolest part of it all is that he allows me to make those decisions myself…you know, that Free Will thing?…Not only do I get to make the choice but I also get to make mistakes and apologize for those mistakes and then I get a do over to set my life back on the track it was supposed to be on anyway. Sometimes some debris is left behind but that is all a part of life and a part of being able to live life and choosing to let God show you what He wants for you.

So yeah, God has got the Power…no question there…I’m just so excited to know that he also has the Desire. Wow.

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Player’s Choice

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Bronchitis…Sinus Infection…Acute Gastroenteritis Virus…

Pick you one. I’ve got them all along with a fever, extremely sore throat, vomiting, and absolutely no voice. Such fun. NOT. Doc gave me much drugs and the next couple of days home from work. Maybe tonight I will actually get some sleep. Pray for me, please.

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When the Wrong Number is Right

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Sometimes a wrong number isn’t a wrong number at all. Sometimes God is calling. Here’s what happened when I got a call from someone looking for a Deborah Holmes. I wasn’t the Deborah Holmes she thought she was looking for but I was exactly the Deborah Holmes she was supposed to find that night…

Are you Deborah Holmes?

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Todd? Nash? Nash? Todd?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I am a self-confessed soapaholic and one of my favorites is One Life to Live. It has been really bugging me for some time now that Forbes March, the guy that plays Nash Brennan, reminds me of someone. Well, last night I finally figured it out. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…

The old Todd Manning, Roger Howarth, and the current Nash Brennan, Forbes March.

My goodness. The resemblance is uncanny. No wonder it was making me nuts.

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True Story…No Lie

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Since Sunday, our Animal Control Officers have been chasing after a rogue turkey in a neighborhood in The Creek (aka Deep Creek). Well, today they got him and he is currently enjoying the facilities at the shelter. No lie!! Here’s the best pic Lynnie Lou could get of him with her camera phone as he is a bit camera shy…

They also hung a sign on his cage which reads:

Howdy Pardner – My name is “Pilgrim”. I get to have Thanksgivin’ here at the shelter! I got a pardon from the Gubna’!!! Whatcha think ’bout that?

There have been sightings of a second turkey running around the same neighborhood so they have issued this BOL (Be on the Lookout) as well:

BOL – Pilgrim 2 is still at large, last seen looking at himself longingly in a car reflection. Is known to be on a fitness plan, eats rice cakes to thin down before the holidays!

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Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Thank God. The world does have a conscience and the media has actually been listening to us. O. J.’s crap has been flushed. Excellent news.

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Lynnie Lou

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Hey there. My Cheerios are gone and my stomach is a growlin’. That has nothing to do with this post really but I thought I would share. :D

Lynnie Lou added to her herd today when someone turned a bird in at the shelter. They said it was too much for them. Having seen the little tweeter myself, I would have to say that excuse is laughable. This guy is what is known as a Parrotlet. Never heard of it? Yeah, me neither. But, alas, the fine feathered friend is for real (pardon my overdose of alliteration there).

This is a picture of a Parrotlet that looks a lot like Lynnie Lou’s. This is not Lynnie Lou’s Parrotlet nor are they Lynnie Lou’s hands with funky looking nail polish. You’re welcome Lynnie. :)

Lynnie Lou promptly adopted said fowl and is taking him home to the rest of her herd tonight. Little fella’s name is Sparky. I guess he wasn’t quite big enough to be a flame!

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Let’s Shuffle

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

There’s a cute little meme working its way away the blogoshpere that supposedly plays out the soundtrack to your life…if your life were a movie. Simply put your MP3 player on shuffle then answer the questions (truthfully) shuffling to a new song for each question.

1. Opening Credits

If I Stand by Rich Mullins from Songs

2. Waking Up

Sunny Days by Jars of Clay from Who We Are Instead

3. First Day at School

O Love that Will Not Let Me Go by Amy Grant from Rock of Ages

4. Falling in Love

Lord (I Don’t Know) by Newsboys from Adoration

5. Fight Song

Beautiful You by Bebo Norman from Myself When I Am Real

6. Breaking Up

It is You by Newsboys from Adoration

7. Prom

Nothing Without You by Bebo Norman from Try

8. Life is Good

Take My Hands by Newsboys from Adoration

9. Mental Breakdown

I’m in the Way by Jars of Clay from Who We Are Instead

10. Driving

San Angelo by Third Day from Wire

11. Flashback

The Heart of Worship by Phillips, Craig & Dean from The Worship Collection

12. Getting Back Together

Jealous Kind by Jars of Clay from Who We Are Instead

13. Wedding

Where Were You by Todd Agnew from Reflection of Something

14. Paying the Dues

This Fragile Breath by Todd Agnew from Grace Like Rain

15. The Night Before the War

Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech from Kiss of Heaven

16. Final Battle

Far Away from Here by Avalon from The Creed

17. Moment of Triumph

Carry You by Amy Grant from Rock of Ages

18. Death Scene

The Basics of Life by 4 Him from Chapter One…A Decade

19. Funeral Song

Anywhere with Jesus by Amy Grant from Rock of Ages

20. End Credits

Lord, Let Your Glory Fall by Phillips, Craig & Dean from The Worship Collection

Whoa, this is sorta a little scary, don’t you think? Some folks wonder why I choose to listen only to Christian music. That happened a long time back when I was going through a particularly rough spot in my life and I noticed how nearly every song that came on the radio at the time was what I called a “hurt me song”. It was like each song ripped my heart out all over again and it was too much to take. That was when I discovered Christian Contemporay music and fell in love with how good it made me feel. I let the music wash over me and it has healed a severely wounded heart more than once. I don’t completely shun other genres but simply choose to immerse myself in this one. :)

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Fresh on the Bone

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Found this little gem of a blog over at Lachlan’s. Liking it. The Girls give it three paws up (they only vote with one paw each so three paws is pretty “doggone” good). Enjoy.

Ballpoint Wren

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Thursday, November 16th, 2006

“If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened”

Are you kidding me? This is the title of O. J. Simpson’s upcoming book and television special. Trust me, this is one book I will not read and one TV program I will not watch.

How dare you. How dare you FOX for stooping to such a level as to broadcast this ludicrous farce. How dare you HarperCollins for paying this worthless specimen of a human being to publish such filth. How dare you O. J. Simpson for inflicting one more knife wound on the familes of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. This was the mother of your children, for God’s sake. Your children you murderous, evil, piece of slime.

We all know you brutally and savagely murdered these two people and then managed to get away with it. Sure, you were found responsible civilly but acquitted criminally. Thanks to the protection against “double jeopardy” you can now stand up in front of the entire world and tell us how you did it and we can’t do a thing about it.

Listen up pal, you’ve been living on borrowed time for more than 10 years now. It would not surprise me if this is the last straw and someone finally puts you out of our misery. Perhaps it will be a face you recognize. Perhaps he or she will get away with it. Perhaps you will soon learn first hand that “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

~ That’s how I see it

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