Friday, May 15, 2009

America Runs on Dunkin'

I've enjoyed coffee for over 30 years. Most of those have been decaf years. Don't say anything, because I just love the smell and the taste, but could not handle caffeine. I can handle it now, and for some reason, I love coffee even more. I have become my mother. My mother begins every morning with prayer and coffee, and her prayer includes, "Thank you, GOD, for my coffee. It is so good." She also told me that the day she does not want coffee, is the day that she dies. It brings her such pleasure. And that's how I feel. I really like it. And guess what? I drink Dunkin' Donuts coffee. I bought the extra large bag at Costco. It's so pretty. And when I open it, it makes me happy.
In my recent Bible Study, "Walking by Faith, Lessons Learned in the Dark" we studied the parable of the sower and one pastor's comments on the seeds that fell in the thorns was this:
" 'The pleasures of this life and the desires for other things'-these are not evil in themselves. These are not vices. These are gifts of GOD. They are your basic meat and potaotes and COFFEE and gardening and reading and decorating and traveling and investing and TV- watching and Internet-surfing and shopping and exercising and collecting and talking. All of them can become deadly substitutes for GOD."
I don't want to depend on coffee. I want to depend on GOD, but I am so grateful that HE gives me many little pleasures that make my life so enjoyable. So sweet. Man, HE'S good to me.
And yes, all this talk about coffee makes me want some, so, I'm off to the kitchen!

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Windows Live Calendar Alerts

I "found" an online calendar in my hotmail account and decided to start using it for special events and appointments that I would probably forget about because......I'm..... forgetful. Cool. I also realized I could send messages to my e-mail account and to my phone to remind me of my events. Very Cool. What I didn't count on was Alert Spam. So everyday I receive an e-mail and a text message that says, " You have no events on Tuesday, May 5, 2009." That's the latest one. I get these everyday. After about three weeks of this, I actually started getting annoyed and then feeling kind of sorry for myself. "YOU HAVE NO LIFE" is what these messages yelled at me everyday. But GOD is so good to me and HE spoke to my heart and said something like, "No, you don't have a bunch of meetings scheduled each day with people that run the world, but I do have things planned especially for you." Super Duper Cool. This morning, before I blogged, I located the little box in the calendar options that says, "Receive a daily e-mail schedule for this calendar" and I unchecked it. : )

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gimme a B! Gimme an L! Gimme an O! Gimme a G! What's that spell?

A good friend of mine told me that I should start blogging. Another good friend agreed with her. The first friend keeps "encouraging" me every chance she gets. So here, at last, is my attempt at blogging. I hope you will find words that will encourage you, make you laugh, and give you something to think about as I share what's going on in my head and on my heart.