Monday, January 19, 2009

Not my usual Monday drill....

It is late on Sunday night as I put all this together and as bad as I want to go into something on "faith in crisis" because of that precious Kelly, I can't get my thoughts together. God bless her sweet self, her strong husband, and that amazing baby that God is going to use mightily in her future. Keep praying for Harper.

So, since my brain won't cooperate (what else is new, right?), I'm going to just do a little bloggy throwup. Is there another word I could use there? Bloggy spit up? Bloggy spit out? Maybe just a little "bloggy get it out."

And, of course, we love it when we number things, so let's do that shall we?

1. I'm anxious for the inauguration on Tuesday. Won't say more than that. I did read somewhere that 3 Senators anointed the door that Obama will walk through with oil and prayed over it. Simply beautiful.

2. God can use any willing, weak vessel to accomplish His purpose. Hallelujah He can!

3.It's tough being a woman in another woman's shadow.....sometimes? All the time??

4. Seek Him and His will is going to find you.

5.Did you know that the book of Esther has a king named Xerxes who is tall, dark, handsome and one serious spoiled playboy? Hmph.

6. Life is full of trouble...could be small daily annoyances or huge, canyon-sized problems. We all have it.

7. Also in the book of Esther, there is one wild 7 day party with lots of wine. Had no idea. Also, Xerxes was like a high school kid having a party while his parents were gone. I wouldn't know anything about that one.

8. I'm getting to meet up with about 30 amazing bloggers in Atlanta this weekend for a fabulous time of refueling and fun. Big event going on here. And, includes some fun people like Beth Moore and some worship guy named Travis Cottrell.

9. One more thing about the book of Esther....talks about a trophy wife. We wouldn't know anything about that either would we ladies? Again, who knew Esther could be all about 2009.

10. My memory verse for the next 2 weeks is this: Isaiah 58:11 "The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Over at the LPM blog, we are learning one scripture every two weeks. Renewing the mind. LOVE IT!!! I need some of that wallpaper in my head.

I could go on and on with the things swirling in my head tonight, but I'll stop with a nice, even number of 10.

Have a great day! Remember to be real in 2009. No phony stuff allowed! :)
Hugs and blessings~

17 comments:

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

#5. Oh yeah. Did you see "One Night with the King"? We are talkin' one gorgeous Xerxes!

Joanne

Ashley said...

I love your layout!! So bright and cute!! Your kids are adorable also!!

Jen said...

Thank you for #4. I needed to hear that this morning!

I gave you a little shout out in my blog this morning :)

love you, friend!

Lisa said...

#1 from your list - I've been feeling a little anxious as well. Wrote about it this morning on my blog. Not long ago I read a devotion by Greg Laurie that said, "We must never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a KNOWN God". I'm believing HIM and I know you are too.
Blessings - Lisa

BethAnne said...

Speaking of trophy wives....I keep trying to tell Steve that I am his trophy wife, but I dont think he believes me! It's gettin on my nerves!
STill praying for baby Harper.....I cannot imagine.

HisTreasuredPossession said...

super great throw up post =) That's the kinda of spit up I can handle!

ocean mommy said...

Love every single point! I'm still cracking up that we picked the same verse this time!

Hugs!
s.

beckyjomama said...

Soooo wish I was gonna hang with y'all this weekend! Fo Shiz!

Love ya girl!

Patty said...

I am ready to watch the next Esther video. I finished the homework this morning.

Harper has been on my mind so strongly over the last hour. I am believing God to heal that baby girl on this earth along with thousands of others.

Love you,
Patty

Mary Beth said...

#7. Really? Didn't know about the party? That's Purim, Sister! It's all about the party!

Laurie said...

Fran-
We love you! Thank you for the support and PRAYERS!

Lindsee said...

A few things...

1) I love all of these, and clearly there is a theme going on. Fran is doing Esther. :)

2) I am not coveting #8. Not coveting. Not coveting.

3) Will you please give those sweet people a hug for me next weekend. Like, patty, lisa, kim, jenny...yourself. Thank you!

Linda said...

Have a wonderful time on your trip.
I too have been a little anxious and have had a hard time thinking about Kelly and all she is going through. God is good all the time and Kelly sure does profess that. What a testimony.
Blessings,
Linda

Laurie said...

Your son's comment about Harper's hair is so cute and FUNNY! I will tell Kelly your kind words.

His Doorkeeper said...

Fran, just a quick note to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your shout out to the world about praying for our Harper. Kelly appreciates it so much and you know I do too! You must be a very special lady! I know you work with children...so you ARE special! Blessings to you and please keep praying! We appreciate you all VERY much!

May God ricly bless you! Kelly's Mom, Judy

MelanieJoy said...

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A Stone Gatherer said...

I have things perculating in my head too! As soon as I figure out how to say it I will post it! Isn't that just the thing, trying to put it all into words!

I blog so you can get a glimpse into my life as wife, mom of 3 boys, and someone who simply wants to bless others along the way. Have fun and be sweet :)

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