January 2, 2009 · 6:00 am
After two weeks of indulging in holiday delights, I was excited to wake up yesterday morning to a new year. My excitement rapidly waned when I realized the coffee pot was vacant and the wireless internet was down. I could hardly look anyone in the eyes. How was I supposed to begin a day, much less a new year, without two of life’s morning essentials?
Well, making a fresh pot of java and PLUGGING THE ROUTER’S POWER CORD IN prevented any potential meltdown.
Oh, the conveniences we so quickly become dependent upon.
Lunch provided the traditional black-eyed peas and collard greens with my mom’s fresh ham. HEAVEN. And, I spent the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing meditating and rejuvenating the soul.
As I think about 2009 and any resolutions I may or may not keep, I am reminded to listen to my Father’s voice. It’s so easy to make our own plans. And, while planning is often essential and wise, I don’t want to miss the whispers. Resolving to take better care of my physical body is one thing. Resolving to be attentive to my spiritual well-being – well, that’s a whole other story.
I’m not as attentive as I probably should be every day. As a matter of fact, I have days where the first time I say God’s name is during my children’s bedtime prayers. He can handle it. He knows exactly where I am and still knows how many hairs are on my highlighted blonde head. That’s one of the amazing things about God. He knows everything single thing about us – even my calorie consumption yesterday. And, even when I fail to recognize His presence in my life, He still sits and waits with bated breath for me to call His name.
I hope He hears His name a lot more in 2009.
September 11, 2008 · 6:00 am
My, my. You people know what you like.
“Y’all probably don’t need this kind of moisturizing but up here in Canada … whoa! Dr. Denese (probably on your QVC) sells a face “oil” that doesn’t leave a trace of oil, doesn’t clog pores and leaves your skin feeling like it was just made. It’s called Hydro Shield Moisturizing Face Serum. Did I mention that my fine wrinkles have all but disappeared!”
I didn’t know what a fine wrinkle was until I hit my thirties. But God is good, and He has His scientists at work developing formulas to make fine lines a thing of the past. ‘Cause If I have faith like the grain of a mustard seed….
Now, Marla loves a lot of things, including Mexican food, but I couldn’t have agreed more when she commented:
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE Burt’s Bees Champagne lip shimmer stick. It just adds a little sheer shimmer to your lips, kind of a sun kissed look.”
I, too, love and use Burt’s Bees Champagne shimmer stick. My lips have never looked so hydrated with a kissable, pinkish frost.
Karen e-mailed me this product that has revolutionized her mornings:
“Senseo Deluxe Single Cup Coffee Maker! I couldn’t live without it. Chris & I both drink coffee throughout the day. There’s nothing worse than stale, burnt coffee that’s sat in a pot being heated for 2 hours. Not even the thermal carafes did any better. Then, I found the Senseo on Amazon.com. It makes 1 cup of coffee at a time using a pod. You get the same flavor every time. You don’t have to worry about how much coffee you put in or how strong/weak it will be. The grounds are contained in the pod. It just lifts out & gets thrown away. What’s even easier is Amazon has the pods for it, and they are reasonably priced. You can also subscribe & get a discount. I do that with coffee & tea.”
Now, for you men who like to smell real nice for your lay-deez – or you men on the prowl wondering why the women just aren’t that into you, this one is for you:
Chrome by Loris Azzaro. I just purchased this cologne for Kris. He sprays it on, and I am in L-O-V-E. It’s wonderful, I tell you. It’s sexy and masculine.
Shari Lynn wants to know some of my diet and exercise tips. God bless her to think I have some. Maybe, I’ll post on that one tomorrow. And, your feedback will be more than welcomed.