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Thursday, March 22, 2012

And Then Its Winter!!!!

And Then Its Winter!!!!
This makes you think. You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on a new life with my mate. And yet, in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all... And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But, here it is, the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well...seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like... But, here it friends are retired and getting gray... they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than I am... but, I see the great change... Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant... but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd be.
Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat's mandatory! Because if I don't on my own free will, I just fall asleep where I sit! And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last...this I know, that when it's over... its over.... Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done,,,,, things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.
So, if you're not in your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember... and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!! 'Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.'
(This was sent to me by Bill Wiebbecke...a friend from unknown)

Monday, January 09, 2012

Tebow's Platform

Tim Tebowed and Denver rose as one.

Tim Tebow

The Broncos quarterback's 80-yard touchdown pass to receiver Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime against Pittsburgh both clinched Sunday's game and wrote another improbable chapter in Tebow's book of clutch plays to win high-pressure games.

His performance also borrowed a little magic from another famous book.

The devout Christian's stat line in Sunday's game mirrors the numbering of the Biblical passage that Tebow at times had painted on to his black eye paint during his career at the University of Florida — John 3:16.

The passage reads, according to the New American Standard Bible, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

"First and foremost, I just want to thank my savior, the Lord, Jesus Christ," Tebow said at the postgame news conference. "I am so thankful for the platform God has given me."

Sunday, January 08, 2012

It's Tebow Time in Denver and in Lindale!

What a stressful but thrilling game. Then oise at the Sam Hasz house could probably have been heard all the way to Denver as the guys cheered on the Broncos in their overtime win tonight! All glory to you Jesus...I love the way Tebow is so quick to give glory where glory is due!

...and abiding in the fields...

We are already 8 days into the new year! Today we will go to Sam and Lisa's to watch the Bronco's in a Wild Card playoff. So far...we have been disappointed in the three games we have been able to see them play here at the end of the season. Today does not hold much more hope but it is a good chance for the family to get together!

The Christmas Holidays were filled with family, parties, friends and great fellowship. We had all 27 of our family here for Christmas day. God is so good! Our oldest granddaughter is 19 and the youngest is 4. There are 15 between them so it makes for a very fun day.!WE usually have the children act out the Christmas story with an adult or older child reading from Luke 2. This year, we decided, to make it more meaningful for the children, we would have adults stand in for the different characters and allow the children to watch and absorb the story. Back in the costume room- (i.e. the laundry room) I put final touches on the "shepherds" and reminded them that this was a serious "drama" this year a2Bdecnd wanted no humor! I left them in the traditional shepherd robe and headgear and headed out to the living room for the drama. Mary and Joseph came on...doing their part well. When the narrator read...and abiding in the fields...keeping watch over their flocks....this is what appeared!!!
As you can see-the angel-had trouble keeping his composure as did much for the serious presentation of the Christmas story!!!!