Tuesday, December 27, 2011

He did GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

     Well, he did GREAT!!!!!!!  No appliances for me. I received a small box with a wonderful Fossil watch in it. It is gold and silver to match my wedding ring. But the best present was what he said when he gave it to me. He said, “I remember you saying that your watch was too small you couldn’t read it anymore.” This just melted me.  You see I never know if he is listening to me. You all know I am not much of a hugger but he got a hug and a kiss for this one.
      Don’t you wonder about God that way?  Is he listening to me?  Does he see me down here?  He wants more for us then anyone in this world.  We just need to have faith. He gave us the greatest gift. He gave us the gift of salvation.

   Even though you're evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. So how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him?
Matthew 7:11

Monday, December 19, 2011

What did you call me???

      Growing up I had many nicknames.  I was tall and skinny so some of my family called me ‘slats’ because I looked like a bed slat.  I had one brother who couldn’t say Glenette so he called me Net. Twelve years later I had a brother who couldn’t call me Glenette, Net, or anything else polite, so he decided to call me Doe Doe. (I am glad he grew out of that stage.) Needless to say, I think most of us have that special name for those special people in our life.
      Yesterday Tim preached about the four names given to Jesus in Isaiah 9. (Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace)   I asked him which one of these names was his favorite.  He said Everlasting Father because he didn’t have a strong father and loved the way that God had become his father.
     I would have to say out of these names the one that touches me the most is the Prince of Peace. I hate to say this about myself, but I am the drama queen of my family. You can throw in a dose of PMS and First child syndrome and chaos is the result.  I believe that Christ has brought peace into my wild and crazy world.
     So let me ask you the same question.  What is your favorite name for Jesus?  If you haven’t thought about it; now is the time.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Gift Dilemma

     Last week I let Tim know that this year we were buying each other gifts. I did not want to give him any ideas or hints because I was afraid he would just pick the first idea and never give me a second thought.
     Well, I put this idea on face book and asked your opinion.  Many of you responded that you would definitely tell your husband what to buy or give him very strong hints. 
      While all of this was going on I went to spend a few days with my mom to help her do her Christmas shopping.  As I read your post I came to the realization that I should probably give him some hints or I would be left holding a gift card to Bass Pro.
     I walked into the house two days later and told him what the face book poll had said and that I would share my hints with him.  He looked at me with a grin and said,” I don’t need any help I have already decided what to get you.”
     Now I am a little nervous about what is to come.  I know he broke my toaster while I was gone. Maybe that’s the gift.  You never know with this guy.
     You know I love that with God I don’t have to leave him little hints about what is going on.  I don’t have to wonder if he is thinking about me. I believe he cares about every little detail.

…Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matt. 6:8

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim's Christmas Gift Search

     Tim and I had a discussion the other day about Christmas gifts. I told him that this year I wanted him to buy me a gift on his own.  You see for the past few years we have gotten something together. Buying a gift this way is ok but a little impersonal. I have to admit I was feeling a little put out because I buy all the gifts, wrap all the gifts, and cook all the food.  I felt like this year he could at least by this one gift.
     He slowly accepted the challenge. Now he is badgering me on what I want. I explained that I wanted something from the heart and if I told him what to buy that would be too easy.  He is now on the hunt. Last night he broke the can opener.  I explained that would not be an acceptable gift.
     I told the ladies at the clothes closet what was going on and asked what they would ask from their husband.  One lady shouted, “show me the money”.  One lady said, “ be careful you may end up with an appliance. “
     I know that this is all very trivial but I am excited to see how it all turns out.  Even if Tim buys me 10 passes to the bowling alley I know that he has been thinking of me.
     Isn’t it exciting to know that God has been thinking of us since the beginning of time? The gift he gave us is beyond compare.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord

Luke 2:11