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Friday, August 3, 2012

A Whirlwind Week!!!


I feel like I've been caught in a whirlwind!!!  

Since last Friday, I've run hither and yon and logged many miles before I slept....bodily miles and miles on my car, too!!!  The Olympics have kept me up and between the late nights and the excitement of cheering on the good ole USA, I felt close to a heart attack on several occasions....I think I might be too old for this much excitement.  I don't know how Ms. Debbie Phelps handles it!!!   And when the gymnastic team won.....oh, my!!!  I had to stay up and watch them receive their medals.  What a precious group of adorable young ladies.  And, then little Miss Gabby Douglas....what a sweetie.  That little girl just stole my heart.  Did y'all hear what she said when she was interviewed after winning the gold medal?
"The glory goes up to Him and the  blessings fall down on me".
That gave me Holy Spirit chills!!!

Then, in the middle of the week was the controversy over Mr. Cathy's stand on same-sex marriage and the support that he received by thousands and thousands of people eating at Chic-fil-A on Wednesday.  Lots of different opinions posted on Facebook over that incident.  I had to include mine, which in essence is that I'm very proud of the man for taking a stand, something that each of us should do....be bold for CHRIST.  My husband did that a couple of years ago.....stood up for what he believed in.  It wasn't easy for him, especially since he stood alone, although others had agreed with him on the issue.  Our daughter and son-in-law are experiencing some things along the same lines because God has called them to adopt from Uganda.  I even lost a friendship because the lady didn't agree with adopting black children, although she would never admit that was the issue.   Maybe God ended it before I had to say something I shouldn't!!  Yes, that happens....way more often that it should....open mouth, insert foot!!!   Then, there are those who pretend to be supportive, when their interest is just plain downright nosiness!!!  We have family members who don't agree and we know that in the years to come we're going to experience things that are hurtful....comments and rejection.   I HOPE they know that this is one Nannie who will take a stand for the rights of her GRANDchildren.....every one of them.....so don't say anything about them that you don't want to get back to me!!!

I guess the bottom line of what this is leading to is this.....
.....being a CHRISTian certainly isn't the easiest thing in the world.  God never promised any of us that this life would be easy....He just promised us an Anchor to steady us!!!  In my own life one of the most difficult things to endure is when other CHRISTians "throw dirt in my well".   Those who speak before they think.  Those who criticize and call names just to make themselves feel better, or to gather pity from others.  Those who try to hide their true selves behind going to church and being "good" and bragging about all they do for the Lord, and then justify their actions when they get caught by blaming others and showing no remorse.  In the midst of it all, I try to remember that nothing I experience even begins to compare with what our precious Jesus went thru.  

This post has been all over the place and probably makes no sense to anybody but me....and I'm not sure I even understand it!!!   I do think it's a much needed cleansing of my mind!!!  I'm not perfect and have never claimed to be.  I do not think I'm superior to anybody, even though that statement has been made about me by those who know that if anything I have an "inferiority complex"!!!   I do have a heart for Him.  He sees me and all my imperfections and accepts me anyway.   I've sinned and confessed of those sins....but that's not just a one-time thing, I have to do it daily....and I'm so happy that His mercies are brand new each and every day that He allows me to get up and go again!!!   


We have a minister friend who told us once that the best way to get over a wrong done to us is to get mad about it!!!  That's where I'm at....tired of letting this thing fester....it needs lanced so the infection can drain out and the healing begin!!!


Hope you have a great Friday, Sweet Reader!!!

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!




6 comments:

  1. Yes! You HAVE had a lot on your heart and mind :)
    So glad God knows our hearts and is greater than all things! (I John 3:20)

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  2. Sometimes it helps us to express our hearts. The most wonderful thing is we have Jesus for our friend who not only hears us but will work things to accomplish His Will in our lives. You are precious. Hugs nad blessings, Cindy

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  3. Whoa girl!!!! Love it! We all need to vent because without venting, we will truly explode! I had never heard "throwing dirt in my well" I will remember that one. I have muddy water in my well too! All because I helped the youth be able to have activities this summer. The way I see it is Muddy water is better then no water!

    Wishing you peace in mind, body and spirit over all that troubles you.

    {{hugs}}

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  4. Good words today. Keep standing.

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  5. Sometimes it's good just to feel the emotions and then let go. On a happier note- I mailed your prize. Post office says Tuesday delivery probable. Have a good weekend.

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  6. Deb, This little song came into my heart as I was reading your post...
    Red and yellow black ane white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world! {{hugs]}

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