Jump Out!

No, not out of the boat…  😉

Do you remember my very second post?!?  ~Try New Things

I was reminded of it tonight, and I thought I would re-share.

Wouldn’t it be SO easy to just sit back and do the same things, with the same people, all the time?  It would get so repetitive that we wouldn’t even have to think!  We could just get up and go, and we would not have a care!

But that’s not why we are here!

We are meant to go out; see new things; meet new people; do new things!

We never know who we might meet or help along the way…  We also never know when an unexpected stranger may help us!

So, to avoid the dull, and to grasp the opportunities life has for us…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Jump OUT! of your comfort zone!***

Day 26: What Makes Me Fume

After a lot of thought, I have come up with liars.  I try not to let TOO many things make me “fume”, but the one thing that does get me going is a liar.

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I have come to realize over the years that it is nearly impossible for me to lie.  If I do, it is the most insignificant, little thing you will ever hear.  Usually, more of a twist than a lie.  (Not that makes it ok.)  If you ask me, I will tell you.  I have the inability to lie to someone’s face (real or cyber/technological).  It hurts my feeling to lie, as well as the other person’s.  Not to mention, it is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY easier to remember the truth, than it is to remember the lies we make up!

I suppose that, stemming from myself and how I try to treat others, this is the reason I get so upset when I am blatantly lied to.  If we don’t want to do something, we should say no.  If we don’t want to go somewhere, we should say no.  I dislike, immensely, when someone says they will be there, and they don’t show.  Or, when someone says they will do something, and they never do it.  I dislike, even more, when they say they can’t because they are doing something important, just to find out later it was nothing more than an excuse.

An invite is just that; an invite.  They can be accepted OR declined.

Beyond invites, it’s just not nice to lie to people in general.  It hurts them, and it hurts us.  If we are asked a question, we should try to answer it as truthful as possible.  No need to be hurtful or rude; just truthful.  They feel better, and we feel better. No one trusts a liar, and no one wants to be untrustworthy.

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My Daddy always said that anything that makes us feel yucky or hurts another person is the devil at work!  Kick him out!!!

***McCrazy DAily Lesson:
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Day 25: What Makes Me Cry

*Pretty much everything makes me cry.

***Little, sweet, elderly people make me cry.

**Movies about sad things; movies about happy things.

*Dumbledore, Dobby, and the Weasley twin dying in the Harry Potter books makes me cry.

**Babies walking, talking, and growing make me cry.

***Happy memories; sad memories.

**Full Moons, and pretty sunsets.

*Rainbows and Thunderstorms

***A church sermon, about nothing out of the ordinary, can make me cry for days.

**Something exciting; something sad; something happy; something mad.

One day I cry, next day I’m glad.

😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Take each day for what it is. Some days are good. Some days are bad. It’s life. Enjoy it all!*** Image

Kick the Yuckies Out and Replace Them With Yippees!!!

I told a friend this today.  🙂  It just CAME to me!!  LOL!!  Thanks to my book!!

“The 4:8 Principle” by Tommy Newberry.  🙂  (In case I haven’t mentioned it.)  🙂

Two things:  

                1) WE control our thoughts.

                2) You cannot have a happy thought and FEEL miserable…

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SO…

 

***McCrazy DAily Lesson: Get a crappy thought???  KICK it out!!  Like my Dad always said, “Bad thoughts and ideas are the devil trying to ruin your day!”  Replace it with a good thought, and KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!***

Trials and Perseverance

I am absolutely CERTAIN something nutso will happen soon!  Until then, here’s another request…

“…[I’ve] lost so many important people in [my] life, maybe write how [I’ve] dealt.”

I thought this would be a difficult topic to write about, but when I started thinking about it, I realized that it wasn’t that difficult at all!

First, I’ll explain the “trials”.  Between the ages of 10 and 17 my mother, both grandmothers, my grandfather, and two uncles died.  It took me a little while to realize that this wasn’t a normal occurrence in a young person’s life.  Heck, I know people, who are my age now, that STILL haven’t lost that many people.  Add in losing my father and aunt at age 28 and you’re up to date…

This leaves me with three family members left in my life that I grew up talking to and knowing.  A sister, an aunt, and a cousin.

How I was able to deal is the question.  

It all goes back to ONE statement.  Lucky for me, it was said after my mother died when I was 10, (which was the first of the string of family loss).  This set me up for all the OTHER deaths as well.  

We’ll get back to that in a minute.  😉

I was brought up in church learning about God.  God is everything, and we can do NOTHING without Him.  He makes the rules; not us.  His plan; not ours.  These things were drilled into my head from as young as I can remember.  I’m not sure if I was told or if I concluded myself, but I also have always believed that it’s not my place to question God.

Knowing this was my upbringing and way of thinking we can get back to the “how” question.

My mother died in a car accident in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving 1993.  My sister was home with me, and my father was out on a hunting trip.  We woke up that morning and mom hadn’t come home.  Where was she??  

Then, the phone rang.

It’s all kind of a whirlwind in my head after that.  A family friend came and picked us up to take us to our grandmothers.  Someone else went to the mountain to get my father. I remember everyone was upset and I just sat on my grandmothers couch waiting for my daddy. (I was always “Daddy’s little girl”.)  

When he got there I ran outside, and he hugged me.  He had been crying.

I don’t remember at what exact point I asked, but the BIG question came out:  “Why did mom die and our aunt (who had been in the car with her) had not?”

THIS is the statement I said set me up for the rest of my life: 
*****My father said, “Your aunt still has a little baby that needs her.  You and your sister are big enough to go on without your mom.  Her (my mom) work on Earth is done, and now she will go to work for God in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Remember my church upbringing? First, I don’t argue with God.  Second, His plan; not ours. Third, Who can argue with that??!?

It took me many years to realize that THIS was why I was able to make it through my teenage years “somewhat normal”.  (lol)  Once I realized it, I did go back and thank my father for those AWESOME words.  He was very thankful I did. (Aren’t we all afraid we are messing our kids up, and NEED those words of confirmation??)

So, I guess the answer to the question is GOD!!!  😉  Bet you didn’t see that coming.  God worked through my daddy, and He got ME through.  I could not be more appreciative.  

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Death is only hard for the living. It does not hurt God’s feelings to bring His children home, and the people who go to be with God are WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better off! We are never sad for the person who dies; we are sad for ourselves, because we know we will miss them. We need to take comfort that God knows what He’s doing and that we don’t need to know. 🙂 How much simpler is life if we just let go and live!!! Trust.***

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Rainy Days

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I love rainy days.  (It’s a good thing, too, because we have been having a LOT of them, lately.)  Soft rain, hard rain, heavy rain, windy rain, steady rain, or stormy rain; I love rain!

Speaking of stormy rain…  I have, recently, found myself in multiple conversations with people regarding God and storms.  In my Bible readings over the past year, I have found that it seems God does travel quite a bit in storm clouds.  🙂  

Maybe THIS is why I have always LOVED rain, and I will take a thunderstorm any day(s) of the week!

They are comforting.  They are calming.  They help things grow.  My three year old tells me, EVERY TIME it rains now, that God makes it rain so the flowers can grow (this is something they have taught him at school and he is VERY eager to share the things he learns).  Rain, also, cleans things…washes the dirt RIGHT off…

See where I am going with this?? 

If we will let Him, GOD will wash OUR dirt away.  It doesn’t matter how dirty we think we are; no job is too tough for Him!  HE will leave us calm and comforted and DEFINITELY with growth.

So…  I believe it’s safe to say…  GOD IS IN THE CLOUDSS!!!!  😉  Watch for Him; talk to Him.  Be comforted, and know that He is always with us when we need Him.  All we have to do is ASK.

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7***

I know the lessons haven’t been very CRAZY lately, but I’m SURE something exciting will happen SOON!  😉