Inspiration and a friendly reminder!

The mind of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning and persuasiveness to his lips.

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.

Proverbs 16:23, 24

At work, for the longest time, I had this person I would deal with on the phone.  She was very rude and didn’t seem to like her job very much.  I poured so much honey over her when I would speak to her on the phone she couldn’t help but smile when she was done talking to me.  I do this with several people I come in contact with at work, so why when I get home from a long day of honey harvesting can’t I do that with my husband and my child? 

It’s like have I used all of my charm and sweetness up at work and when I get home I just want to be left alone. 

Please Lord help me to pour the sweet nector over my family to let them know how much I love them!

Thank you Jesus!


My Mom

My mom has a look about her when she is concerned about one of her little chicks.  She is so caring and loving and has such a gentle touch.  She is always willing to help out when she can. 

At the drop of a hat she will fly to rescue one of her injured chicks.

My son and her share a wonderful smile/grin and I laugh when they both show it off to the world.  I can’t imagine what my life would be like without her. 

She has always been there for me and my family now to hold our hand, to cry with us, to laugh with us and just be with us. 

As I grow older I am finding that we are such similar creatures.  I think we are even beginning to look a little like one another:)  Certainly I am beginning to act more like her:)

I want to say thank you to my mom who, even though I don’t show it all the time, has a special place in my heart and whom I love very much!

Thanks mom for teaching me what unconditional love is!

Econ 101

I am beginning to wonder if the media is responsible for most of the economic hardships that people are having.  They are directly responsible for people thinking they can afford all of the stuff we know we can’t afford.  They are directly responsible for putting a negative doomsday spin on everything that comes out.  They are directly responsible for reporting every rotten and horrid story and not reporting anything positive or good these days.  Hmmm…I wonder why people are so depressed and not wanting to spend money?  Maybe because they think the world is coming to an end soon and there is no point! 

We at our house have decided to downsize everything.  We are giving the basics a go and we are surviving just fine!  As for pumping money back into the economy to stimulate it – I don’t think so!  Things can not be that bad when on a Saturday two weeks ago we were in Grand Forks and went to eat lunch at the Golden Corral, we could barely find a seat.  Not to mention when we left there was a line waiting to get in all the way out the door. 

I think we need to just plain start being sensible about what we are watching, listening to and buying.  We don’t need every new thing that comes out.  Our kids do not need every video game or action figure or motorized toy that you can find!  They need love and guidence and sunshine!  Beyond that something new should be a treat not expected! 

Rememer they can only play with so much stuff at one time and the rest just sits and waits for it’s turn.  It’s really no wonder why there are so many kids with attention problems.  We shove so many video games and so many toys at them to keep them busy while we as adults are trying to just live our own lives.  Well why did we become parents?  We need stop being so selfish and get with the program!  Get back to the basics and get back to God!