Lord, make me a better person…………

Some people I am around automatically make me a better person, some pull me down to their level, wow, how can I let that happen?

Keeping in mind that I am trying to not let that happen, and then, slippery slope

down I go and now I am talking about someone I should not talk about, sharing something I should not share or just agreeing with someone about something I should keep my mouth shut about–that’s it—MY MOUTH!!

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

 

Ok, I HEAR you Lord.

Exodus 4:11New International Version (NIV)

11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?

Yes, Lord, now what???

He answered, “Must I not speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?”
Now, I get it, speak as the Lord puts things in your mouth.
OK, what about all the miles and miles of jibber jabber that just flow on and on out of me????
ooooKay.
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

reading and praying and learning what God wants and needs of me….keep working on that, Sharon…..
You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
what is in my heart??  if it is just the miles of wa, wa, wa, wa, from day to day, I have an empty heart,
If it is what I work for and how I TRY to be good, I may have some hope to be a better person, but as for today…
OH, God, help me to keep my mouth SHUT!!!
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here is a list from my childhood memories or Growing Up With DEE

Getting a 50 pound bow for my Christmas gift when I was 15

Steve and I sharing the motorcycle for practice at school

Steve riding down the hall on the motorcycle at school

Steve telling me if I ate the sweet feed, I’d get “tits like a cow” (didn’t work Steve)

Riding the calf in barn when dad wasn’t around

Getting caught riding the calf and the consequences

Swimming in the old lake and getting leaches on us

Rheumatic fever, drinking the bottle of iron

Playing school

Reading

Aunt Hulda’s tea cup and no more nailbiting

Singing and my knees knocking together

Aunt Hulda’s plays and Aunt Opal’s sets

Steve’s head injuries,

Pappa Pierson saying come over here and I will help you up!

Grandma Ella making me a sugar tit

Grandma Ella’s asking if we need a “hot en”

Hoeing all summer long and getting to drive home from the field

The barn–lots of stuff went on in that barn!

Climbing Trees!! lovely trees

Smoking

Uncle Walter getting burned

Daddy getting anhydrous ammonia on him

Uncle Homer living with us

Dad’s inventions and the “float”

Dad welding all night and building equipment

Dad teaching me to hammer

Steve diving into the cellar out his window with the cellar open

Jo saying “ooky dare” and crying

Jo and “daddy get me the moon”

Daddy and all the guys going hunting and trying to throw me loose from the car upholstery trim

Dad putting up the elevator and getting the leg stuck at an underpass

Daddy taking me to a new gin to see how it worked

Daddy cutting up a new combine before he even signed the papers on it

Going camping in the old stationwagon and cooking on the tailgate, laying on the mattress in the back, Steve guzzling root beer and not sharing, saying he was drunk

Daddy’s home made tractor cab we played in

“picking eggs” stone eggs, a snake eating a stone egg,

Daddy fixing me a place to read because I only slept about four hours a night, and “you can wake me up when the sun gets right here on the barn–but do not wake up your mother”

Steve and I telling Jo things and she believing them!!

The cousins, Charlie, Billie, Dale, Bob, Don, Gerald, and brother Steve all getting Mohawk haircuts on Saturday, the parents and aunts and uncles leaving all of us at Grandpa’s and going to town and Aunt Ethel rolling my hair up in pin curls all over my head and me begging for a Mohawk!!

Steve’s first basketball game, where he made his first and only basket of his career for the other team!

Steve played football, I sat on the bench playing basketball, started out half court, high school full court, ran track, Senior year went to state, played tennis, rode to school on the motorcycle to practice tennis, Steve rode it home

wow

what do you remember?????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brilliant, Superb, Amazing, Ideal

Galatians 6:7

what so-ever a man soweth, that shall he also reap

Psalm 8:4

what is man that Thou are mindful of him?

Mark 4:41

what manner of man is this that even the wind and sea obey him?

JESUS

 

What the world needs now is love sweet love, that’s the only thing that there’s just to little of

what the world needs now is love sweet love, no not just for one but for everyone,

the world doesn’t need another mountain, there are mountains and hilltops enough to climb

there are oceans and rivers enough to cross,

enough to last till the end of time.

what the world needs now is love sweet love, its the only thing that there’s just to little of

what the world needs now is love sweet love, no not just for one but for everyone

lord, we don’t need another meadow there are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow

there are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine,

o listen Lord if you want to know

what the world needs now is love sweet love…………………

love

love

so much love

man needs love

my good friend who I love and admire, lost her love receintly–her only regret —that she hadn’t more time with him

his last night on earth he spent restlessly–she told how she got into the hospital bed with him and cuddled until he calmed down–she rested and when she awoke, he did not–she stated “I was not there when he passed–BUT SHE WAS–right there holding him—

how beautiful

from the loving arms of your wife to the loving arms of Jesus

what there world needs now is love sweet love

there is no love without Jesus

Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so…………………

thank you Lord for love

 

 

Time for everything

save time

spend time

waste time

lose time

bed time

play time

break time

nap time

time and a half

snack time

past time

end time

on time

my time

your time

long time

short time

al times

times up

hard times

good times

time to go

lost time

fast time

slow times

lean times

happy times

once upon a time

back in time

time me!!

bad time

harvest time

tea time

dinner time

time to get up

Texas time

Big Time

vacation time

real time

work time

downtime

double time

a time to

ETA

travel time

time travel

Ecclesiastes says there is a time for everything and so did the Beatles:

there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heavens;

a time to be born and  to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

 

know anymore times????

here is where we are today:

Cody is working in Oklahoma on a job, making good money, sometimes lonely, and I miss him!!

Jared is one test away from having his AC Degree, hog hunting, dog training and working full-time on a ranch.

Luke is a senior, hog hunts, welds and works full-time at the ranch and part-time at TSC.

Ella is working on her doctorate and teaching 7th grade Science, Mikel works on Hope Ranch and has a crew to run and he is very busy.

Jack is loving teaching and works for the Baptist Association.  KC keeps three offices going and juggles her family schedule, she has been very ill so keep her in your prayers.

Thomas is driving and has become a slave to a girl, he is a junior and raising a pig to show.

Emma makes excellent grades and is in high school, and a cheerleader and as great FFA show pig contestant.

Liz is taking art lessons, band, running track and loving doing stuff!

Jon has sold his two litters of pigs and the state fair starts tomorrow, his wonderful new pig barn is finished and beautiful, Thea still travels some and keeps her family busy and happy-what a trooper.

Kaley got Lamar County Princess this year and has won lost of belt buckles and ribbons with her pigs and plays basketball and an excellent student!

Payton just won his first belt buckle and shows at the state fair Saturday!!

This family is wonderful, nine of us go to church together and go out to eat on Sundays when we can, Jared, care to make it 10????

iloveyou each and every one

 

what will be your story?

At Uncle Cliff’s funeral, the pastor asked and told stories on Uncle Cliff.  We each had our own to tell about Uncle Cliff.

Made me wonder what is my story?  I hope you all have a good one to remember!!

I had 27 aunts and uncles, 5 grandparents, mom and dad and my life is a story of all these people.  Lots of cousins, 33 if I counted right, and thru them I met God.

Reminds me of what Irlo said about knowing God:

I know what God’s hand look like–like my dads when he helped me up, or when he read the Bible and followed the text with his finger, or as he welded or worked on equipment,

I recognize God’s laugh when I hear my children and grandchildren around the table playing games,

I know what God’s shoes look like, just like the ones who brought food when I got out of the hospital or pulled me out of the mud on a muddy road–you know who you are,

God wears a old farmers cap and has a laugh I long to hear every day,

God smells of sweat and oil and of work,

He hugs me when I just think I cannot take one more repeat of this or that, or listen to one more excuse,

I have sat on God’s lap, and been comforted and felt his love and protection all around me.

I even know what God says when I mess up!!

Each of you have shown me God in many, many ways and I have love for each of you, Lurene, Lenora, Fay, Nita, Jimmy, Homer, Dora, Bill, Joe, Virgil, Walter, Hulda, Opal, Cortez, Ethel, Stella and aunts and uncles married to these and cousins and my mom and dad and my kids and my grandchildren.

Thank you, God, for being here on earth in disguise.

things we inherit that hurt

PCOS–look up PCOSupport.com:

symptoms include but are not limited to:

irregular or no menstrual periods

acne

obesity/weight gain/inability to lose weight

breathing problems while sleeping

depression, oily skin, infertility, skin discolorations, high cholesterol, elevated BP, excess hair growth and distribution, pain in lower pelvis, ovarian cysts, skin tags

Graves Disease:

tachycardia, arrhythmia or pounding heart

weight loss or weight gain both with increased appetite

nervousness/anxiety/irritability

tremor

sweating, changes in menstrual patterns, sensitivity to heat, fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, skin thinning, brittle hair

 

these run in our family along with other things!!

thanks so much mom and dad!!!