Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thoughts of Holy Week

I was baptized in 2007 and am now a Baptist.  I believe, I really do. I believe in the Bible, the truths it speaks about, and in Jesus, but sometimes I have questions but this is a whole other topic, not for today.

Today, I started reading my on-line Bible again.  I can't claim the glory myself because the truth of the matter is it was because of a website I'm a "fan" of thru FB.  Either way, I was reading again, and it felt great.  Thou, I miss the friends I used to share this part of my life with... Even though its been years now since we've shared that, I still really miss it and I haven't been able to find a good replacement -Yes, I've been trying.  Sometimes it just takes longer, right?  :)

Anyway, it hit me while reading about the things Jesus did for us, for me, for my family, for my child, for my friend(s), for you.... Do I think I could do "it" if I were Him, sadly, no, I don't think I could but the good news about that is, is that I wasn't called for that -at least back then and who knows about my future!  What about you, could you be that selfless?

I also got the chance to watch the movie The Book of Eli.  If you haven't seen if yet, it was great. The ending was the best.  Compiling all this together this morning; the reading and watching the movie the other night -I am just in Aw of Christ and so I pose this question to you... Are you in Aw of Christ?  Being that it is Holy week and Christ died for you and me, have you thought about that this week? Have you stopped and thought what if it didn't happen that way?  What if things were like in the Old Testament still?  Ouch! Today I felt sorry for Judas, for his destiny, for his soul, which brings me to another topic I have...

I also stumbled across an article regarding:  The edition of TIME magazine timed for Easter Week features a cover story on the controversy over Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins. Interestingly, the essay is written by none other than Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former editor of NewsweekTIME’s historic competitor. 

more from article: The standard Christian view of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth is summed up in the Gospel of John, which promises “eternal life” to “whosoever believeth in Him.” Traditionally, the key is the acknowledgment that Jesus is the Son of God, who, in the words of the ancient creed, “for us and for our salvation came down from heaven … and was made man.” In the Evangelical ethos, one either accepts this and goes to heaven or refuses and goes to hell.  Bell, Meacham writes, “begs to differ” with this “standard Christian view.” He then relates that Rob Bell “suggests that the redemptive work of Jesus may be universal — meaning that, as his book’s subtitle puts it, ‘every person who ever lived’ could have a place in heaven, whatever that turns out to be. Such a simple premise, but with Easter at hand, this slim, lively book has ignited a new holy war in Christian circles and beyond.”

I do think my place in Heaven is secured because I chose to believe in Christ, that He came to this earth as both God and Man, that He lived a righteous life and that He died for me and my sins and the sins of others to come and that He rose again after 3 days to set at the right hand of God.  Have you read John 12:25-26(25) The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. (26) Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me

What about Matt. 26:23-25: (23) Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. (24) The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born." (25) Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."   

Surely this would mean that not everyone has a spot in Heaven.  All this ties back into the article and the Bible pages I was reading.  What are your thoughts, am I getting this wrong??  Please correct.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

All about Sophie.

Sophie will be turning 5 -next month!! Time sure does fly. It sounds so unreal when I say those words. She's a growing girl, that's for sure. Since we've moved back to the Fort Worth area, she has changed quite a bit. I suppose I have to tho.

When we were still in Madiosnville, I noticed Sophie was entering into that tantrum state; She would start one at the store, in the front yard, in the kitchen... Oh, how I hate those. For the most part I would walk away and leave her there, or get really mad and yell. Ganny and I never saw eye-to-eye on this. Either way, we are now in Fort Worth and I haven't seen one of those since our move! I'm soooo thankful!

I've also noticed that her and I do everything together. I didn't realize this until last night. But she has turned into my best friend -over night it seems. We paint our toes together, we do our hair, brush our teeth, sometimes we even play in the sprinklers together, we cook foods together, we clean house together, take care of the animals... the list goes on.

As much as I love this, I'm also a little worried, mostly for Sophie. Looking back, I can't pin point the time my mother stopped being my "mother" and became my "friend". Growing up I loved that my mother was so cool, so understanding and didn't seem to judge even when she should have. Looking back back, however, it wasn't so great. I think my life would have been a great deal different had I had a "mother" and not a "friend", so in turn I worry about Sophie.

Right now it's not a big deal, but if one keeps driving down this road, will I be able to let go, will she? Will I be able to tell her No when push comes to shove? I suppose its only natural to worry. But for now, I bring my most favorite picture of Sophie....

Can't you just hear her now... Mom, get out of here! This is my time in the potty room! lol.

Today is just not a good day. part 2

However -- I have been busier then ever today, well, this week really. So nice. Not that I dislike having time on the internet, or multiple phone calls to my family -but keeping busy is nice. And this week has been a nice surprise!

Here is a picture of my baby. She can look soooo cute, but we all know the truth -devil in disguise! :)

Today is just not a good day.

Have you ever had that feeling like no matter you do, it never turns out quite right? You don't say the right words, at the right time or you drop something that shouldn't have been dropped.... Ug. That's kind of me today. The funny thing about it, is nothing's happened today. Well, except that my mother came for a very quick visit and is now heading to Wisconsin for a few months. Maybe that's it! I just miss my Mommy! hmmm.

Not only that, but I can't seem to get my hunger under control today. This could cause BIG problems in the end... literally... the end. lol. I crack myself up sometimes. lol. Either way here's an account of my food intake -just for today:

Breakfast: Whataburger B.O.B & OJ
Mid AM Snack: dried fruit snack pieces thingy's; gum
Lunch: microwaved Sweet potato with lots of butter; gum
Mid PM Snack: More dried fruit pieces; gum
Mid-Mid PM snack 100 cal choc. cookies; gum
Mid-Mid-Mid PM Snack: snack pack of those sticks that you dip in the cheese; gum
Mid-Mid-Mid-Mid PM Snack: Seriously thinking about eating some cheese its!

Is this not sad or what..... Must be that time of the month. Sorry guys. Just a girl thing! Maybe Sophie and I will go out for dinner. I hear the Italian Rest. has great dessert!