Thursday, January 22, 2009

Uplifting Quotes

In my daily emails, etc., with my buddies, I have collected a number of quotes or thoughts. I always make sure that those I keep are uplifting and something that will make me, here goes....Remember, I didn't write these; simply collected them from the many emails I've received....

1. Don't tell God about your storm; tell the storm about your God!

2. Doing what is best for you will never harm another person - I HAD TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE REALLY HARD!!!

3. To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.

4. The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.

5. If You Need Help, ask God. If You Don't, Thank God.

6. A Strong Spirit focuses on the Possibilities of Life...but a Weak Spirit focuses on Problems of Life.

7. What really matters is what happens in us, not to us.

8. People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friend and true enemies; succeed anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you; be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway- Mother Teresa.

9. Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong, Sorrows keep You Human, Failures keep You Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only God keeps You Going!

Hope you find as much joy in these as I have. Stay blessed!

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Cell Phone Technology

I love my phone! I didn't know how much until the battery was lost last night after I got off work at my night job. My phone fell out of my purse and hit the tile floor of the break room. I found the phone and the back of the phone, but the battery was NOWHERE to be found. 6 co-workers and I crawled on our hands and knees....even pulled out the refrigerators, etc., and it just vanished.

When I left work I went by one of the "Super WalMart" stores - by now it's close to 10 pm. I'm thinking WalMart has EVERYTHING, right? WRONG! Even though they process sales for cell phone programs, they do not carry "accessories" such as a battery.

I felt SO inept without my phone!

To make matters worse, I went to the AT&T super-duper store today just to buy a battery. Guess what? Since I've had my phone SOOO LONG (really, only 2 years), it's been discontinued. Which means what? They no longer carry those batteries. But guess what? They were ready to sell me another phone, and of course, I had to get it because I couldn't get the stuff needed to make the old one work!!!!

I've lost some of my contact info, as well as the pictures of my favorite place. At least I'm back up and running.

Technology is great as long as the user is not a bone-head....I am SOOO technologically challenged!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Concentrate on this Sentence

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better..

Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

Just a Little Closer

For those of you who've never been through a D-I-V-O-R-C-E or a C-U-S-T-O-D-Y B-A-T-T-L-E, let me give a little insight. Of course, I previously mentioned that my 2nd big "D" was finalized last year. And, I mentioned that I am fighting for custody with ex-hubby #1.

These processes can be long and drawn out...

As we move closer to the court date, documents must be completed in a process called "discovery". Some attorneys may not call it that - only the good ones usually use that word. Others will say "answer these interrogatories and send them to me". What they mean is - the opposing party has questions that they want answered about your lifestyle, time spent with kids, etc. In turn, your attorney will make the opposing party answer questions as well. It's all about gathering data.

Intellectually, I understand and comprehend this need. Emotionally, however, I have a hard time with it because they (#1 & his attorney) can get pretty personal. Of course, my attorney does, too. I have NOTHING to hide. However, these situations make one second-guess themselves.

The sad thing is this: It couldn't be worked out amicably so it came to this. I actually feel bad sometimes because I didn't want it to be this way. #1 and I worked very hard to come to terms with past issues for 5 years, and we did a good job for a while. But the truth is, it worked fine as long as I did the legwork. This brain of mine finally said "WAKE UP" one day.

I am not a spineless or weak woman. However, there are those times, such as yesterday completing the questions and financial information, that I have a bad day. So, what did I do? I finally remembered that Daddy God has this handled. I may not like the outcome of this situation, but he's gonna take care of it. I prayed over it last night and this morning. It's gonna be okay - whatever the judge may decide - Daddy God is in control.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Newest Strong Woman in a Long Line of Them!

Laila Grace is here! For those of you who don't know, my neice, Angie, had complications with pre-eclampsia during the last month she was pregnant. She was admitted to a local hospital and spent 18 days on bedrest before Laila Grace was born. Our new baby girl came 8 weeks early, weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces. We were scared for both of them, but boy have they made us realize just how strong they are! We prayed over Angie for God's intervention and He took care of them. Once again, we are blessed! God is good....all the time, He is good!