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Many Hats

Here's another little something, probably from May, 2009: God asks each of us to wear many hats in life.   The hats vary in size, color, build, design, and d├ęcor.   Some hats have pretty bows, some have a flat appearance, others may include a strap for security.   As women we sometimes wear three or four hats at a time, trying to balance them while walking on the tightrope of life.   The hard hat seems to be the best choice on days when we know that tough times may arise, yet we want to wear our feminine finery too.   That hat with the beautiful floral band says, “I’m a woman, and I want others to know it.”   You may be saying to yourself, “Hats?”   Yes, hats.   Hats are those roles in life that we have each and every day as daughters, sisters, mothers, friends, employees, Christians, etc.   Each role is represented by a different hat.   You wake up on any given morning and without knowing it have five hats on the minute you set foot out of bed.   You are a wife, a mother, a daug

The Art of Being Content

Here's a little something I wrote in July, 2009: Have you ever struggled with the following verses when you’ve read through Philippians 4?   “ 10 I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”   I must say that I have on many occasions.   The reason is because my life is usually fraught with discontent.   I thought that I’d share some thoughts with you on this subject. I looked in my trusty American Dictionary of the English Language that was written by Noah Webster in 1828 and discovered the meaning of con

The Plank

Here's a little something that I wrote in June, 2009: Matthew 7:1-5 1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. The above passage is one that I am constantly working on in my life, and I wanted to examine it more closely with you.   Have you fallen into the same trap that I have?   The one that speaks lies into your mind.   She is so hard on others.   She doesn’t dress well.   They certainly do yell a lot.   What awful language they’re using.   He shouldn’t be cutt

July 12, 2011, is a Special Day!

It's been over a month since my first post, so I suppose I should write something new.  Today is a special day in at least two ways that I know of.  The first way is that it is my dad's 58th birthday today!  I was able to see him last week in MN.  We (my family) drove to Minnesota to visit my parents over the 4th of July.  We had a great time visiting and going to our favorite spots and trying some new ones.  While we were there, we went to dinner with my parents in honor of my dad's birthday - 4 days early.  Today is certainly special because this is the day that God wanted my father to be born in 1953 in Minnesota.  I'd say that is pretty cool!  The second way today is special is that I am 23 weeks pregnant with our fifth child!  I like that a whole lot too!  We are very excited about this new addition to our family.  So, July 12, 2011, is a great day in the history books.  I'm sure that there are several other people that make today a very special day.  My grandm