Posted by: suzanne | June 19, 2009

PSALM 119:81

I’M HOMESICK-LONGING FOR YOUR SALVATION; I’M WAITING FOR YOUR WORD OF HOPE. MY EYES GROW HEAVY WATCHING FOR SOME SIGN OF YOUR PROMISE; HOW LONG MUST I WAIT FOR YOUR COMFORT? THERE’S SMOKE IN MY EYE-THEY BURN AND WATER, BUT I KEEP A STEADY GAZE ON THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU POST.

wow I really feel this way when life turns to crap. when bad stuff happens to good people I wonder why? I remember that he never promised me that my life would be perfect just that he would get me through it. I have a person that I used to be very close with years ago but haven’t really even talked to in many years. we went on with our lives but i found out that he is dieing. he’s too young and i ask God why but I know that i won’t get the answer, that it’s not for me to know. sometimes that really pisses me off but then i remind myself that his way is always better, even if i don’t agree. Keep this person in prayer for comfort and peace during this time in his life and for his wife too.

Posted by: suzanne | June 19, 2009

PSALM 119:105

BY YOUR WORDS I CAN SEE WHERE I’M GOING; THEY THROW A BEAM OF LIGHT ON MY DARK PATH

This is so true in my life. I sometimes feel that this world can be so dark sometimes-like being in a tunnel but because God is light the darkness has to go-pretty cool

Posted by: suzanne | June 18, 2009

IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME AND I’M GONNA COMPLAIN

so i’ve been gone a long time 6 months ish—-I know I know but i’m back and I am gonna really work on this. 

So my thoughts lately have been………What’s with all the complaining?  So I am gonna complain about how I never hear anything good coming out of most peoples mouth–just complain complain complain.  the sky isn’t blue, it’s raining and foggy (hello we are in new england), this one hurt my feelings, My everything hurts, my life sucks, and on and on.  Ok so i’m good with the occaisional complaint that’s human but when every work outta your mouth is negative-YOU HAVE A PROBLEM-  and I know this cuz I was that person!  stop stop stop  SO MY THOUGHT IS AS FOLLOWS:

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life

NOTICE THE CHOOSING PART-SO PUT YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES OR BIG BOY UNDIES ON AND SUCK IT UP!

Posted by: suzanne | December 22, 2008

fluff?

i took this from one of my friends blog, not sure why it’s called fluff-maybe i’m having a blonde moment but it looked like fun…You are supposed to bold all the things you’ve done.  the only thing i wanna know is…..how do these people get to travel!! so much!!!

<!–[endif]–>1. Started my own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

7. Been to Disneyland/world –twice

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sung a solo -in middle school

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched lightning at sea

14. Taught myself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown my own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Skied a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (too cheap to take the gondola – I was there as a student – took the water taxi instead!)

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught myself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had my portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia (on my travel list)

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bonecollar bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had my picture in the paper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chicken pox 5 years old

89. Saved someone’s life -i was a medic for 8 years-hopefully i saved many

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit (divorce

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Ridden an elephant

 

Posted by: suzanne | December 22, 2008

pets are better than kids

i like number 11 the most!! ha ha

Remember: Dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
 1.  Eat less  
 2.  Don’t ask for money all the time  
 3.  Are easier to train  
 4.  Usually come when called  
 5.  Never drive your car  
 6.  Don’t hang out with drug-using friends  
 7.  Don’t smoke or drink  
 8.  Don’t worry about having to buy the latest fashions  
 9.  Don’t wear your clothes  
10.  Don’t need a gazillion dollars for college, and  
11.  If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

Posted by: suzanne | December 22, 2008

LETTER TO NON PET OWNERS AT THE DOOR

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets:
 1.  They live here  You don’t.  

 2.  If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.  (That’s why they call it “fur”niture.)  

 3.  I like my pets a lot better than I like most people  

 4.  To you, it’s an animal.  To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn’t speak clearly. (Mine speak pretty clearly, it’s us who need to learn to understand.)  

Posted by: suzanne | December 22, 2008

LETTER TO THE DOGS AND CATS-PART 1

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – snout height.

 


Dear Dogs and Cats,

 


The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

 


The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

 

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.  

 


For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years — canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.

 


The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough!

Posted by: suzanne | December 19, 2008

what does christmas really mean?

so it’s that time of year again………i love this time of year.  snow, christmas, lights, tree’s, everything about it even the way the air smells.  I love a big christmas with lots of family and friends.  i don’t like to be alone very often.  i do need my quiet time but not as much as some people.  i am into the whole big family thing……….have been since i have had children.. always had the open house and 50-100 people coming and going all day.  spending the day in pajamas………..all of it.  this year is different.  and not good to say the least………….

my parents moved to SC in october with my brother, who i was pretty close with.  i can’t stand it.  mom and i are very close.  so this christmas no family, they are there.  the one brother that is left in this area isn’t very social so it’s a miracle just to hear from him.  on top of this my kids are visiting their dad in texas………

i feel like an orphan.  i know this sounds a little dramatic but it’s how i feel.  in a very short period of time the poeple that are closest to me are gone.  i know  i know i’ve got my hubby.  he’s awesome but he’s not mom and not the kids.

so enough of that………..i heard a song this morning that made me thing about what christmas really is and i have a revelation…….it’s about HOPE.  jesus born just to save me from all the crap i get myself in.  to be forgiven even though i don’t deserve it.  a HOPE that in him and with him we will be ok and that he never brings me to something that he won’t bring me through. 

keep me in your prayers this is a tough holiday for me but i’m gonna hold my head high because i know he’ll be holding it for me.

Posted by: suzanne | December 16, 2008

PSALM 32 and my first sermon

12You know me inside and out, you hold me together, you never fail to stand me tall in your presence so i can look you in the eye.

2 weeks ago was my very first sermon.  i have been doing youth group for about 1 1/2 years but it’s a small group and i know the kids well.  this was for our newest IGNITE SERVICE which is every other sunday right now.  my topic was fear of the past.    so i don’t usually have trouble talking EVER for anyone that knows me knows this is true.

you have to remember that this service carry’s about 50 people and 1/2 of which i don’t know well.  i also and def not a layed back person.  i’m a little high strung.  sometimes like a chiwawa on crack.  so i was very nervous.  when it was time i wanted to run, hide, throw up, pee my pants, cry, anything but go up to the front of that room.  i though i would die for sure.  i would may a complete and total ass out of myself and would have to leave my church and go to the another church off the island due to severe embarassment.  but all in all……….god took over and i don’t even know what i said but i was told it was awesome.   i can’t wait to do this again!!!!!!!

Posted by: suzanne | December 16, 2008

long time no write…..

had to take a break from the computer for a while.  had to reconnect with family and other responsibilites for a time but I’M BACK!!  so here goes to the first………..i’ve been having some trouble keeping up with my daily readings.  i really am asking god to help with this.  i cannot do it alone. first i don’t feel like it most times…….i’m just plain tired …..second  i just don’t feel like it!

but i’m getting there  thanks god!  reminds me of this verse but I don’t know what psalm it’s from………I know it’s verse 24.  Be brave be strong  don’t give up expect God to get here soon. 

this rings true for a few things in my life, my kids, my church moving to a new building and the real need i have for him that get’s stronger every day.

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