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S - The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Luke 2:2

O - There is much work to be done, and few to do the work of God

A - This week in my Beth Moore study, she brought out this verse. It was a great week in that study - something that is very near and dear to my heart. The fact that God desires to use us ALL in His Kingdom work. She talked about how God directed Moses to have the Israelites give an offering to Him. They gave and gave, everyday until they had enough. Then, the Lord told them to stop giving. I thought about this a lot this week. I wonder what it would be like for our pastors and elders to have to say to the congregation "stop giving!" We have enough. We don't need your time, your talents, or your treasures. We are full of all we need. That is not usually the case. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

P - Lord help me be an example to my fellow…

Mom Update

Well, here I am in Sunny Arizona. More like so-hot-i-can't-breathe Arizona.
They tell me that it's cooler now than it was before.

Mom lives in a retirement trailer park here in Arizona. okay...there's like a zillion of those so I'm not giving away my location to some internet stalker at all.

Things are going very well so far. I am happy to say that Mom is getting better every day. She got out of the hospital yesterday and we are taking very good care of her. Each day is an improvement and she has the best nurses in the world. My sister and me.

It turns out mom had a second ulcer that began to bleed. They clamped it off and gave us some yummy internal pictures. okay, not so yummy. that's a lie. After four days in the hospital and a very nice doctor, they released her to my sister and my care. It has been nice to have two of us here to keep each other crazy sane. We have a new diet, new medications, and a home health nurse to do the really bad stuff on the woun…

I'm leaving

I am leaving... I know I haven't mopped my floor in three weeks. I realize my bags are still packed from the last time I was gone. I also am fully aware of the fact that there are dance lessons, and musical practices, and dinners to make. I also know that I have two jobs that I can't really afford to take time off from.

But, my mom is in the hospital. She lives on the other side of the country and I am leaving tomorrow to be with her.

She's been ill for some time now, recovering from an ulcer surgery three weeks ago. But, the recent turn of events has been that she is bleeding internally and they aren't sure why. I have decided it's just time to go to her.

This morning as I was thinking about it all.. and praying for her... it struck me how important the family unit is to God. He designed it. He calls us his children, he is our father, family is important to God. As a matter of fact, He is the grand designer of the family unit.

And even though I have small c…

another crazy meme....

1. Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?
color... definately. Pictures are okay in BW but movies are just drab and boring.

2. What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?
Actually most things are interesting to me... it always depends on my mood. I could be bored by lots of things at certain times in life.... I could better list the things that absolutely never bore me like lipsticks, eyeshadows, eye liner, and the new MAC Line... oh and Shawn. He never bores me. unless it's late at night, and he's talkin a lot... and I'm tired...really really tired. sorry about that honey.

3. MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?
CDs - I'm a bit on the 90s side of music technology at the moment.

4. You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going ever. This includes famil…

the Number Game

As you know, I'm somewhat intrigued by the idea of turning 40 soon... so I've been doing some checking on the life expectancy in the USA.

On September 1, I officially became age 39.25

Did you know... the average life expectancy in the USA today is 77.7? That means, when a person is 38.85 - they are halfway there... in today's words, they are at the top of the hill. So, me at age 39.25 am actually OVER THE HILL!

That is a shocking realization because all along, I have been believing that I would not be over the hill until after I was 40. That is stupifying! Simply ghastly!

The only good news is this: If a person actually lives to be 65 in the USA, they automatically get to add 18 more years to their life... because these special people are so healthy that they have an average life expectancy of 83, which is 5.3 years more than the overall average.

So.... if I could see into the future and know that I would be healthy enough to hit the 65 mark, THEN... I wouldn't actual…