A young, new preacher was walking with an older, more seasoned preacher in the garden one day and feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was inquiring of the older preacher. The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any petals.
This one is a true story of an incident that happened just a few years ago at USC (University of Southern California).
There was a professor of philosophy there (at the college) who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal was for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn’t exist. His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic.
What a fun-fantabulous birthday party for sweet little Elena!
Saturday was a crazy walk through the zoo so she could show us her tiger. He seemed to know it was her birthday and proceeded to literally jump up – front paws on the window – right up to her! She leaned back and the lower lip looked like it might tremble a little so we all told her he was just wishing her a Happy Birthday!
Never mind that he was looking at her like she was lunch! Read more
OK, I don’t tend to complain much, but today has been a day…
It actually started yesterday – there are just some moments when your children know which buttons to push…and sometimes they don’t realize their doing it – but they sure push them and it’s a moment of anger that puts me through the roof.
I’m guessing that most of you can relate…
I’d go into the “Ommmm” pose and start chanting if I could…
Happy thoughts…Ommmmm…beautiful flowers…Ommmmm…laughing babies…Ommmmm…Happy little trees (oh wait, that’s Bob Ross – the painter on PBS).
None of it worked…
Lori came over.
Have I told you about my dear friend, soul sister, I swear…sister from another mother – best friend in the world?
I love her.
She’s the friend who calls me if I don’t call her for a few days…
She’s the “Lori – I NEED a Lori moment” type of friend who will come right over, because more than likely she needs a Patty moment too.
So we did.
A glass of wine and some Dark Chocolate Acai Blueberries on the deck and two hours later we both felt better.
It’s amazing what a little friend time can do.
Do I still want to have a few choice words with that daughter of mine? Yup.
But they’ll come out much better now thank you.
Lori, you are my person…
Just like Meredith is Christine’s person on Grey’s Anatomy.
Speaking of which…did you see last night’s Grey’s?
I’m so glad that at least they made sure to show that Meredith and Baby Bailey are ok…but Richard?
Maybe my first mistake this morning was watching Grey’s (I had dvr’d it)…
Note to self…stop watching season finale’s in the morning!
I hope you’ve had a great day…and if not…
I hope you have a person…like Lori…
Thank you Pinterest Mobile for the photo.
OK, that may sound a little off to you, however…
Take a peek at what I call my “babies”!
These truly are babies – ok…miniatures…they were a part of a basket from my Dad’s funeral. And on the off-chance that they’d grow outside, I
plopped them in the dirt gently planted them. Read more