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Sabbath Scripture

Hebrews 2:1-4 NIV

1 So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. 2 For the message God delivered through angels has always stood firm, and every violation of the law and every act of disobedience was punished. 3 So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak? 4 And God confirmed the message by giving signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose.

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A Full House

Tonight’s the night that the house is packed!! Who would’ve thought that five bedrooms wouldn’t be enough to hold all of us. So, let the good and bad times roll this Sabbath evening. Laughter is sure to erupt at any moment.

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Punishment

A friend and I were having a conversation about punishment. Actually she was talking about the punishments she received as a child. As she was talking, she said, “You didn’t get punishments as a child.” WHATEVER….I have no idea where she got that from, because we got our behinds whooped. I remember the worst whooping I ever received. I now realize I was indeed in the wrong, but at the time I thought my dad was wrong for disciplining me.

Well, here is how the story goes:
My dad had just installed one of those storm doors on the house. This was added onto the part of the house he had built. Well, one day I decide to go and sit on the steps with my back to the storm door. One of my sisters decides that she wants to come out of the house through that particular door. In my mind, she should go through another door. So, she pushes the door in an attempt to get out, and me being me, I push back. We continue pushing against one another until, lo and behold, we alter that bottom aluminum part of the door. We are both shocked and terrified. We have “broken” the door. We desperately try to fix it, but to no avail.

The parents were away from home and that was the longest wait ever.

When they returned home, we were in for the whoopings of our lives.
I laugh now, but not then.

Later I will write about my most deserving whooping. Yes, I did deserve it.

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So, listen up, my mom and others have been saying for some time that I’m stingy. Now if you would ask any child at school if Ms. Smith is stingy, I can guarantee that the answer would be NO. So why do others say and think I’m stingy? Is it because they don’t profit when I say no? I don’t really know, and one could say that sometimes I don’t care. Hope that isn’t bad to say that. But, in most cases when I say no I really do have a valid reason. Most people don’t think of the consequences, both good and bad, when they agree to things, and this can cause problems.

Personally, I kinda live in the past and the future, hardly ever the present. That may sound crazy, but that’s me. No, I don’t think I’m crazy, but that’s just my opinion, some may beg to differ…lol. But on the real, in addition to thinking about the future, it’s not that I don’t like to share or that I’m stingy, I just don’t like people to have the same things as me. I like to be my own individual person and when people go to asking for things from me, they are asking for a part of me. (As I wrote that last sentence it sounded crazy….lol). Although some would argue that I’m stingy, I think that I am a lot nicer and I’m working on becoming a better person. It’s a process, who thought it would change overnight.

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24

It’s been a quiet day…KiKi and Buudha have been my entertainment.

24 things
4 Places I go over and over

1. church
2. dollar tree
3. wal-mart
4. anywhere that gets me out

4 People that email me

1. Keisha
2. Marcus
3. David
4. Rhonda

4 of my favorite foods

1. cheeseburgers
2. chicken and broccoli alfredo
3. beef and broccoli
4. steaks

4 places I would rather be right now

1. cruise
2. mall shopping
3. water park
4. beach

4 movies I could watch over and over

1. Italian Job
2. Save the Last Dance
3. Sister Act II
4. Brown Sugar

4 emotions I’m feeling right now
1. hungry
2. apprehensive
3. irritable
4. thirsty; this came from Marie and Meoushay

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Happy Father’s Day

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to my father, my brothers, uncles, brother-in-law, nephews, friends, and all of the fathers of the world.

I choose to reminisce of two of my fondest memories that involve my dad.

I remember when we were younger, my dad would let us comb his hair. Not just comb his hair, but play in his head like he was a doll. We would grease his head and put rubber bands and barrettes and other girly things on his head. He never complained and at any given time at least two of his daughters were climbed over the couch, “combing daddy’s hair.”

Our dad taught us how to drive by letting each one of us, one by one climb in his lap and steer the steering wheel. We were happy and showed great excitement as we anticipated our turn at the wheel. He always let us drive and we were happy to oblige. This was one of the greatest feelings in the world.

Just a few memories that I have enjoyed with my father.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

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Okay, when one thinks about going to church, sometimes you know what is to be expected, other times notsomuch.

Well, today was one of those hilarious days at church, for me anyway.
To start things off I thought it was going to be a bad day because I was feeling horrible, it was probably that sandwich that Mann made me, but by the time the preacher started I was ready.

Bro. J preached for us today. He is pretty good when he’s on point. But he got my funny bone aroused before he even began the sermon. He was to take up tithes and offering. Now keep in mind, we take up tithes and offering the EXACT same way EVERY sabbath. He approaches the podium and calls for the deacons to come forward to receive the morning’s tithes and offerings. He prays and then bursts out in song. WHAT? What is going on, doesn’t he know that song is AFTER the offering has been taken up? And to make the situation funnier, my dad stops him mid-song with “It’s not time for that now.” So after the offering is taken up, he is supposed to pray again to bless the money, but instead he insists that the deacon who has taken up the offering should be the one to pray. I am totally shocked and can no longer control myself. I’m laughing and Bro. J is eyeing me. Am I in trouble?

That little section was too funny.

After the debacle with the tithe and offering, Bro. J prepares to present the sermon and I have to say he was losing me until he started talking about his personal life and current issues that he’s dealing with. None of that was funny, but at one point I thought kind of inappropriate. Maybe it was just me, but all in all, church was good and I’m glad I attended.

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