Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sorry Everybody......I Moved

I spent my weekend pretty much relaxing at home with my family. On Sunday, my husband attempted to kill me with some exercise. To hear that story I am inviting you to please join me at Wordpress where I have moved my blog too.

My new friend Roxanne at Sharing Notes and I have been disappointed that we don't get emotioncons. We have both looked into Wordpress and I made the leap. I wasn't quite sure what a widget was but I think I have figured it out.

I hope you all come over and see me there. :) Please :)
At Wordpress those would be yellow smiley faces.

I have relocated to:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It is about 10 o'clock at night.

The kids are asleep.

I am kind of tired.

I am thinking about things.

Things are alright in life.
There are some good things going on.
There are some not so good things going on.
My Life isn't a bed of roses.

I can honestly sit here and say that I am Happy!

Are You?
If not is there anything I can do to help?
Feel free to email me if you want to talk privately.

Most of the time Happiness is just a choice you have to make.

What choice are you going to make?
Happiness or Something Else?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Forgiveness - ReRun

I first posted this in March, after doing serveral posts about my mom and then my father. I had wanted to cover forgiveness before moving on to other things. I noticed in the advice my mother gave me yesterday that she is concerned about me falling into a pit of dispair and unforgivness. And while I am glad for the warning, I feel that I have dealt with some of the issues that she has not.

I do know that I have some new readers who probably have not read the story of my mother. If you are interested it is 4 parts and in the month of March. The story of my father is also interesting it is only 3 parts and also in March.

There was one other bit of advice in the previous post that I was surprised nobody hit on. I don't agree with my mother that I am suppose to let God worry about other people's faith. I feel that we are all called to GO and teach others about Jesus. I may cover that in a future post.

Thanks for letting me unload my baggage. If you have been around awhile you can stop reading now. :)


I plan on writing more about my life soon. My Grammy was my best mentor/mother/friend in my childhood, actually in my life. She has been gone for 14 years now but I still hear her telling me how to bring my life to the feet of Jesus. How no matter what I have done my Abba Father would still love me and accept me. Where as it brought up some feelings of resentment telling my mom’s story and feelings of great grief to talk about my dad. When I tell my story about my Grammy I will be full of laughter, love and pride.

I thought that before I moved on to happier aspects of my life I would first talk about forgiveness. We know that when we confess our sins to the Lord that he forgives our sins. That the slate is washed clean with Jesus’ blood.

Oh, what a joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
Whose sins are put out of sight.
Yes, what a joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared of sin. – Romans 4:7-8

How come it is harder to forgive others sin against us than it is for God to forgive our sins against him? Am I the only one that has at one time or another been stuck on the hamster wheel of holding someone’s sins over their heads? Unable to forgive them for an action that hurt me? What about when you love the person and they hurt you? Break your trust? Use you? How easy is it to just turn the other cheek and say “I forgive you”?

What is Forgiveness? What is the true definition of it?
1. To excuse for a fault or an offense; pardon.
2. To renounce anger or resentment against.

It took me a long time to really understand the depth of walking away from hurt. That I was suppose to treat that person as if nothing happened. But I also learned that the more unforgiveness I carried around the only one I was hurting was myself. I was stealing time from the Lord who wanted to work in my life. I was missing my blessings because I was stuck in unforgiveness.

One day I woke up and it was like God was sitting on the end of my bed. He was begging me to let him heal me. He told me to seek him first to heal my pain. At that moment I realized that I wanted the life he promised. I realized that I could forgive my mom for not being the best parent. I could forgive my dad for the things that were done to me but most of all for dying.

As I sit here today I reflect back on those things that caused me the most pain and I choose to not be a victim. I choose to be a Princess of my Divine Father! I am reconciled, loved, forgiven and most of all His child. My Heavenly Father Loves ME!!! YEAH!!! Guess what…..He loves all of you too.

Forgiveness is giving up hope
that you can change the past!

Monday, September 15, 2008


I received some advice this evening in a letter. I thought I would share it.

"Since you have chosen a life in religion I would wish only that you remember that God judges, you don't. If you can accept people for what they are, and let God worry about their faith, and their beliefs you will be a happier person. And try to not hold grudges, both of your grandmothers were very unhappy, one reason was their absolute inability to let stuff go, to just start over with people or situations and try again, If there is any pit you might fall into, that is it. Forgive, try again, move on."

This letter also had a statement that caught me off guard.

"First off, I am proud of the way you have decided to live your life. I feel like I have contributed something to the world that is good and not bad. If you get to almost 60 and see it that way, you will be blessed. Many Don't."

The final statement that I will share of this letter:

"Don't forget, we are survivors. Your dad taught you how to hang out and find friends. I taught you to work and to survive. You got the best of both worlds."

I think my mom had a lucid moment and actually just like said she was proud of me and complimented how I live my life. She even gave me advice about forgiveness. She has done none of these things for at least 20 years.

I'm thinking her letter makes up for sleeping through my 40th birthday.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

40 By 40...Goal Achieved

Saturday is my 40th Birthday. I was born Friday the 13th in September of 1968. So people have asked me how does it feel to be middle-aged? Are you ready for a Mid-Life Crisis? Wrinkles? Menopause? Your Biological Clock Stopping Ticking?(that person really doesn't know me...LOL) I suppose I am ready for all of those things.

I am not someone that is dreading my 40's. I am actually thinking this is going to be one of the best decades of my life! My children will become adults. My life will become more mine and less theirs and my father in laws. I am looking forward to friendships with my children. I am looking forward to more freedom. I am looking forward to making my husband go places he really doesn't want to go but will because I am going. I want to go on mission trips. I want to see things! I want to enjoy ourselves just the two of us.

OK...Enough of my ramblings. I am sure you will all get to hear more about my dreams and goals later. I would like to show you a goal I met recently. This first picture has been posted before when I first started MY PROJECT in April. I went to a Bon Jovi Concert with some friends. When I got this wonderful picture I really realized that I am a big fat cow. I decided to join Weight Watchers. For those of you that don't know me or can't guess...I am in the purple.

One of my goals was to lose 40 pounds by my 40th birthday. I achieved that goal Wednesday at weigh in. Alot of you have been very supportive and I hadn't posted an update in a long time. I still have 20 more pounds in my total weight-loss goal. For now I am enjoying this goal. I am having potato salad this weekend. (I hear you Robin...I am going to use light mayo.) My husband wanted me to show you the difference so here I am tonight sitting in my dining room, 40.6 pounds lighter.

Happy Birthday to Me! The hard work has been worth it!Have a great weekend everyone!!! I plan on it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Slowing Down for a Minute

A friend sent out this email to me and others. It is one of those dreaded forwards. LOL Something about it made me think. Made me want to slow down for a bit. I wish you all a beautiful day.

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule, didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of 'I'm going to,' 'I plan on,' and 'Someday, when things have settled down a bit.'

Have you ever watched kids playing on a merry go round or listened to the rain lapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight or gazed at the sun into the fading night? Do you run through each day on the fly? When you ask, 'How are you?' Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head? Ever told your child, 'We'll do it tomorrow.' And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch? Let a good friendship die?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift... Thrown away.... Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.

A Quiet Milestone

Below is my 1st post ever, dated January 29, 2008. After I read it I remember that I wasn't going to do any posts. I had no idea what to write,I wasn't even sure how to do a blog list. I did feel if I was going to comment I needed to have a place where people could come find out about me. About the time I took my trip to meet my Blogging Friends in OKC I quietly surpassed 100 posts. So to celebrate that major milestone I am doing a rerun which includes the original 3 comments I received.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Still Reading

I mainly started this blog so that friends and family can keep up with the family. We are all so far away and it seemed like a good way to let them stay current.

But....there always is one, a but.

I have turned into an avid blog reader. I have found so many awesome people's blogs. I read them daily. I even comment on some. So now I am wondering if my blog is really just a place to list all of the blogs I like to read.

I'm not sure. I am not a college graduate that has the awesome writing abilities that these bloggers have.

SO for now....I am still Reading. And if I can ever figure out how to make a blog list I will!!

Much Love and God Bless

Posted by Theresa at 2:22 PM


Gina McClain said...
Thanks for the link... but more than that, thanks for reading my gab. Welcome to the world of blogging. Don't sell yourself short. Just have fun blogging your thoughts. You'll find a niche. Looking forward to reading more.
January 30, 2008 8:20 PM

Robin Meadows said...
Hey...thanks for the link love. Found you from your comment on Anna's page---thanks for reading her stuff! How'd you find us??

Looking forward to your thoughts here.
February 5, 2008 12:23 PM

Robin Meadows said...
PS - not a college grad either....writing abilities? hahahaha
February 9, 2008 6:04 AM

When was the last time you reread your First Blog Post?

Monday, September 8, 2008

I Love Your Blog

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) Writer of Moms, Ministry and More awarded me with the I Love Your Blog Award. She put me in a group of other blogs that are awesome ones. I am totally shocked and honored. I have been reading her blog for quite awhile, mainly lurking. Then one day I read this post about her son and the neighbor getting to know each other. To do this they were tossing things back and forth from window to window, on the 6th floor. It was so funny. About this same time she read a comment that I had left on Roger's blog and she went and read my blog. I think we were meant to be. LOL I only hope that I give her as much joy in any area as she gives me. Basically she makes me laugh.

So Now My Recipients Are:

1. Roger @ Roll Mental Camera- His blog is hilarious most of the time and when it isn't it is thought provoking. In person he is just as funny!

2. The Many Meadows- I love this blog. It is fairly new but that is only because Robin has enlisted her family to contribute to a family blog. So now we get great posts from Many Meadows and Wonderful Add In Family.

3. Hope @ Unveiling Hope- Hope has a beautiful heart. She writes a blog full of the Lord and how to become closer to him. It has also helped me to learn how to Love people better. I love Hope!

4. Starr @ in the sky- She is young and fun. She has a great heart for God. She also blesses us with stories of her sweet son Matthew

5. It's a Plunderful Life- This is a wonderful blog for single mothers. It has also provided me a non-single mother with some great ideas and advice. It is put on by Kim @ Deliberate Hope. She also has some amazing contributors to this blog.

6. Heidi @ Find Me..Find Life..Real Life...- Meet the other Heidi in my life. Though I haven't yet gotten to meet her face to face. We text daily and talk on the phone at least once a week. She is an amazing woman. She loves God and serves him with everything that she has.

7. Cindy Beall so many things to say about her but not sure where to start. If you don't read her start. If you do read her then you know why she is on this list. I have had the pleasure of sitting and talking with her in person....I feel like we didn't cover half of what we wanted to talk about. I am not sure if we could in this life time. Cindy has an amazing testimony. If just one new person starts to read her blog from this post and finds comfort I will be happy.

So I have nominated 7 blogs for this award. There are many others that I love as well. Some are leadership blogs, political blogs, family blogs, jewelry blogs, homeschooling blogs, and so on. If you are looking for something that isn't listed above. Let me know. I may have a suggestion or know who does.

If you were a recipient here are the instructions to carry this award on.
Here are the suggestions for the recipients of the awards:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you’ve nominated.
6. Enjoy your award!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Greatest Play In Baseball

God Bless America!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Who Would You Be?

Aside From God/Jesus.....

Who Would You Be in the Bible?