Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Loving Out Loud

As always, my home is where my heart is. I was not made to be a career woman...I am a homemaker. Oh, I went to Beauty College and got my license. But working in a Salon, just wasn't for me. So, here I am spending time organizing and doing some purging of closets and drawers. This is my therapy...this is my calling.
I was made to touch others and am finding this new world of Texting and Emailing so impersonal. Don't get me wrong...I do Text and Email! And am certainly not sitting in judgment...never would I do that. But, how do we convey Love... when no compassionate voice is heard (out loud) or the loving touch of God's own Hands felt through another's touch? I find that sometimes, a touch speaks louder than words.
The Holy Spirit is showing me that Love does indeed conquer all. And that mercy and truth do not ever forsake us! The Word says "Bind them (mercy and truth) around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart." Proverbs 3:3
My heart is your tablet Lord and I am ready to Love out loud.


Monday, January 16, 2012

I Remember...

First let me say, that I am blessed to have been raised by Southern parents who by example, kept me from being bound by the chains of bigotry...No color was seen in our home. Hallelujah...Just human beings loved by the Lord of all.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.[1] He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.[2] King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.[3]
A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career.[4] He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

No Changes Here

Snowflakes handmade by our granddaughter Emilee.

Winter has finally arrived in Michigan! It is cold, so I haven't ventured out anywhere today. Besides it was laundry day and I had a few chores that had been left undone that I had to catch up on.
Hopefully tomorrow, I will finally remove Christmas from our home. I always find myself just a wee bit melancholy and feeling like the house looks dull and drab afterwards...sigh. So, I have decided to let anything that pertains to Winter, remain. Yep, all snowmen and snowflakes get to hang out a while longer. Then it won't look quite so pitiful around here.
There is nothing exciting going on. My Tomer and the Grandbabies are still on Christmas Vacation! They don't go back to school until the 9th, which I find crazy. But what do I know? Lol.
I have no New Years Resolutions, none. I am a person who doesn't like change...a creature of habit you might say. I travel the same routes, shop the same stores, frequent the same restaurants etc.. In fact, most would call me boring! (Just like my Posts) Which are basically, all about serving the Lord, loving and caring for my home and family and for that I am thankful.
God makes us who we are. Some love the limelight and are the life of the party. (Not me) And some are the ones behind the scenes, preparing and then cleaning up after the party. But both are who God made them to be. There is no right or wrong here. Just be who God truly wants you to be...but serve Him with your whole heart!