God's Word for Today

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge…

1. The popular saying, 'All is fair in love and war' is originally credited to English writer John Lyly.  Is he right?

Hmmmm…..I guess my initial answer is no. From a biblical perspective there is a very clear directive to do what is right in all things. Love or war, my actions should always line up with what God’s word tells me. However living in the world I am often challenged with situations where I fail to do the right thing.

The reality of war is very different from the reality we all live in, so never having been in a war or lived through a war I can understand that at times things need to be done that may go against what is popular or right in favor of protection or safety.

Where love is concerned, thankfully I no lo longer have to worry about perusing love, having been happily married for these thirty long years. This however does not eliminate my responsibility to be fair, compassionate, selfless, respectful and loving.

2. Are you a cereal eater?  What's your favorite kind?

My current favorite is the Multi Grain Cheerios, but I don’t think I have met a cereal that I didn’t like!

3. A five year old in Pennsylvania was recently given a ten day school suspension for talking with a friend about shooting one another with a Hello Kitty Bubble gun (the gun blows bubbles).  She did not have the gun with her at school.

A psychological evaluation was also ordered and the incident was recorded on her permanent record.  The suspension was later reduced to two days and her parents are suing to have the incident removed from her file. Your thoughts?  (If you missed the story click here for details).

My thoughts….absurd, ridiculous, idiotic…I am constantly shaking my head at the levels of ridiculousness I see on a daily basis as the secular world fully embraces that lack of common sense in it’s desire to be politically correct. Get real and let focus on real problems not Hello Kitty Bubble Gun’s…seriously!

4. Whatever happened to common sense?

5.  January 23rd is National Handwriting Day, billed as a day to reacquaint yourself with a pen and pencil. 

Do you like your handwriting?

Most of the time I am happy with my handwriting, but then I actually learned how to write cursive in school, unlike most of the young people who have never learned how. I had to actually Google cursive handwriting for my daughter a few years ago so I could show her how to make certain letters in cursive.

Do you prefer to print or write in cursive? 

I think I use an equal amount of both cursive and print. It just depends on what I am writing and if I am in a hurry. Also I notice that there is a great change in my hand writing depending on my mood. You can look at the pages of my journal as evidence and see my handwriting change with the current mood I am in…..

This date was chosen because its the birth date of John Hancock.

What's the last thing you signed your name to?

A credit card receipt at the book store yesterday…..


6. Speaking of John Hancock...ever been to Philadelphia?

Do you have any desire to visit the city of Brotherly Love?  

I think our next vacation may be a trip up to that area. We have been talking about visiting the New England area, touring Washington DC, Virginia, New England, Pennsylvania and other states in that area. I am not sure if it will happen this year…but it’s on the list. Visiting all the historic sites,  ideally we would do it in the fall to also take advantage of the awesome foliage that time of year….

7.  Share something funny you've heard a child say.  

One of the advantages of caring for my granddaughter in the mornings is gleaning all those wonderful words of wisdom that can come from the mouths of babes.

One morning Muffinhead was running around the house and she and the dog were having a wonderful time. They come to a stop and she skips over the the dog and reaches out her hand with her finger pointed…..”Tag, you’re it!” and then spins and runs in the other direction.

At three and a half I love how she has no barriers in her imagination to fully embrace the possibility that the dog knows exactly what she is saying and is ready and willing to engage with her. She has in-depth conversation with the dog on a daily basis…I love that about her!


8.  Insert your own random thought here, life is unexpected...

I learned that a sweet friend of mine died unexpectedly yesterday. That same day I got a call from one of my oldest and dearest friends, she and I have been friends for over thirty years. Her grandmother who recently celebrated her 100th birthday passed away yesterday as well. One passing was unexpected and upsetting the other a welcome relief with the knowledge that Mama is no longer suffering the pain of old age and is finally at peace. I know that both of these precious ladies are now celebrating with Jesus in heaven but for us that are still wafting for the reunion it is bitter sweet in the knowledge that we have many years or maybe tomorrow to wait for ours.

Each day brings something new, sometimes it bring sadness, sometime happiness but each day is always an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. I am learning as I get older that the barriers of sharing what I believe and who I believe in are falling away. I am more willing, not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I am not so worried about what others will think.

Mama lived a long and happy life, my friend Barbara left us too soon. It really is food for thought.

Making the most of every day and trying not let moments slip by without being fully present…

Y’all enjoy your Wednesday! For more WH fun head over to Joyce’s and link up!




My Kid's Mom said...

Living every day to the fullest is the way it should be but is hard to do.

April said...

So very sorry for your losses. Will say a prayer for you and the families. I agree...we all need to cherish the time we have with those we love.

retired not tired said...

After a day of sadness it is so good that our grandchildren can gives us a laugh.

Joyce said...

I'm sorry for your losses...so glad you have your little granddaughter nearby to add sunshine to your days.

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