Monthly Archives: September 2008

How I Know I Don’t Really Get the Sermon on the Mount

I try to live out the Sermon on the Mount. I really do! I try to put the needs of others above my own; to have grace with others and their failings and/or quirks. I have a long way to go, though. I proved this to myself just recently. I took part in a contest-type thing, where part of the process is to watch the scoring take place. Now, it’s normal to not necessarily agree with the decsions of the judges, but I went above and beyond. As I was participating, the blog entry I would write about the event was forming in my head. It didn’t take long to realize this was a blog entry that would never be posted, primarily because it wasn’t very kind in its tone or attitude. Below is a revised version of the offending post. I removed any unkind phrases or words, replacing them with my favorite word for bad attitude, “snark”. If you’re brave enough, read on…

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Lessons from the Laundry Room

I wish there was a way to more adequately imply intonation to the written word. Looking at the title I just wrote, it looks like it should read like “Helpful Hints from Heloise”. In reality, it should read more like “It Came from Beyond”  (cue spooky music). You see, this weekend I painted my laundry room. During the two-day adventure, I learned many things, which I will now share with you, my faithful readers.

First, let me say I love my laundry room. This is my first actual, real, live laundry room. Every house we had before had laundry closets, which is not at all the same thing! The fact that the walls are textured like stucco and haven’t been painted in at least 30 years has dampened my enthusiasm for the room only slightly.

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A Happy 25th

A “Happy 25” to Brian! No, that’s not his age, that’s how long this long-suffering man has been married to me. I know other women think they have great husbands, but that’s just because they don’t know mine. He truly is the greatest! I feel honored that he puts up with me, really. Through physical drama, emotional drama, and family drama, he is always there, loving and supporting me, even when the going is rough. He truly is the love of my life, and I’m so grateful God brought us together!

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Help for my Visitors

I’m here to help however I can, for anyone who asks. However, I’m not sure I have any ideas how to help the person who found this blog by Googling “what to do with whiny worship team member”. I’ve dealt with whiny choir members before, but not too successfully. So, for whoever it was that Googled for help, I prayed for you!

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