Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Even though it's Saturday, it has felt like a typical Monday. Have you ever had one of those days when absolutely nothing goes right? I haven't had it this bad in a very long time, so I guess it's my turn. Maybe this will give someone else a break. tehe! If you keep up with my (long) blogs, you'll know I've been reading this book "Get Out Of The Pit" by Beth Moore. In her studies she tells you to look deep inside yourself and make sure you're not in a pit (sin). Well, I guess I've found at least one - my temper. No, I haven't really shown it except in tears, I try to keep the temper under lock and key. For several years now, I've been trying my level best (with God's grace) to control my temper. Believe me I can rant and rave like the best of them, but I don't like myself in the end. I'm at the point, I can overlook some things. But when they all hit at the same time (same day), I have to really pray that God will control me because I'm about to loose it. A lot of the time, I'm over it in a couple of hours or until the next mess. God must be testing me today. Of course, I've failed drastically. I've felt like Katie when she has her melt downs. Even as we speak, Doug has spilt his water on the bed (most of it on my side). Thanks! All of this happening to me today reminds me of "The Purpose Driven Life," written by Rick Warren. I would like to quote a section that speaks to me. On Day Twenty-Three, it tells you how you should grow in Christ. How you should change your way of thinking. "Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. God revealed this thousands of years before psychologist understood it: 'Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.'" I hope you've had a better St. Patrick's Day. I felt lead to pass this along to you, in case you have a similar pit. Hopefully this will encourage you to go to God and get out of your pit (whatever it might be). Years ago, I wouldn't pray to God about small/minor things especially anything for myself. I was wrong! In a lot of my readings and studies at church, I've found that He wants to hear from us. Sure, He wants us to pray for others who need Him, but he wants to know what's going on with us (even though He already knows). This is where the one on one plays a role. I've never prayed for my little bad habits and bad temper to God before then. Who knew that God doesn't want you to figure out your bad habits and other pit falls on your own. He wants you out of the pit all together! Praise God Almighty! He is still helping me with some of my bad habits and I just thank Him for being so patient. You know that is true love because if it be a close friend or relative, they might have given up or felt they've done all they can do. Too bad! Jesus Christ will never give up on you! "After all tomorrow is another day(Scarlett O'Hara famous line)." I didn't mean for this to be so preachy, but Lord willing, I hope it strikes the heart it's suppose to.

Yesterday, we tried out our new video camera. According to Doug, it will be a lot easier to operate and create DVDs. Doug played around with it today and made a DVD with it. He said it was pretty simple. The software that came with it, Doug said I would like because I can be creative. I think I'm getting older because I've gotten to where the latest technology is a little too advanced for my knowledge. I use to be one of these that I can figure it out in nothing flat. Now, it's where's the manual? I begin to loose my mind because I can't figure some minor glitch.

We tried out our portable DVD player tonight as we dropped off a movie and went to Wal-Mart for the third time this week. Guess what we played? You've got it "The Wizard of Oz." Katie's eyes were glued and a smile on her face. She is something else with that movie. You would think she would get tired of it by now. Wal-Mart sells the Wizard of Oz Barbie dolls. I've been trying to find the Cowardly Lion, but they are sold out. I can buy it online through Wal-Mart, but I really don't want to pay for shipping. I guess I will continue to wait for a little while. We (I partially) watched "Casino Royale." The new James Bond (007) movie. I remained confused as to what was going on (ebaying at the same time) and Doug just didn't like it all together. Tonight I rented (free movie coupon) "Voom" with Tim Allen, Courtney Cox & Chevy Chase. We haven't watched it yet, maybe tomorrow. I also rented "One Night with The King." It's suppose to be about Queen Esther (biblical). It sounds interesting. I really wanted to see "The Holiday," but they were out.

Take care and God Bless You!

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