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Merry Christmas   1 comment

I love Christmastime.  Even during the darkest periods of my life, I still loved the real message and meaning of Christmas.  Jesus, the son of God, left his throne to come to earth as a little baby.  Amazing. Wonderful.  Awesome.  At church on Sunday the Pastor had one of those Aha! moments and said during his sermon, “When the angels came to the shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus and they sang a song that the shepherds heard — do you think that was the world’s first surround-sound flash mob?” 

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Not only do I have a special wonderful man in my life, but I have a job and my health.  I have a car that’s paid off and runs well.  I have a cat who is healthy and a blessing.  This blog has been a good outlet for me, and people have responded.  I have had less readers since my special man has been in my life and my blogs are more about him than about me hand-wringing and moaning about the trials and travails of being single.  But that’s ok too.  Relationships grow and change, and I believe blogs need to do that too.  Our lives don’t stay the same all the time, so why should blogs?

Last week I was asked to apply for an internal job.  I hadn’t considered it at first, but applied because I was encouraged to.  And I’ve been talking about it with my honey and family since, and asking God if this was what He wanted for me.  I didn’t want to jump on it just because it was something I could do and was more money.  I’m very happy at the job I’m at now.  But now that a week has gone by and I have been praying and thinking and talking about it, I realize it is a job that is really made for me.  And it is $3-5 more an hour than what I make now.  I shouldn’t question God about whether this is right anymore.  I should just go to my interview today and do my best, and leave it in God’s hands.

Thank you for joining me on my journey of being a middle-aged single lady.  Bless you through this Christmas season.  I pray that God’s love and faithfulness will be real to each of you.

Posted December 20, 2011 by Maureen in Being Single, Christian, Musings

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Distractions   4 comments

It went “Zip” when it moved, and “Bop” when it stopped,
And “Whirrr” when it stood still.
I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.

“The Marvelous Toy”

Did you ever play video games?  Computer games?  Wii?  Well, actually I’ve never played a Wii so I shouldn’t include that.  Many video games are fun.  The latest one that I have been spending far too much time on is “Plants vs Zombies”.  Ha!  I’ve mastered it now (I am invincible!) but I’m too cheap to spring for the full-blown game so I’ve been playing the free web game over and over and over.

When I play a video game I turn off the sounds.  The sounds are one of the ways the game distracts you from accomplishing your goal (in my case, guarding my house with plants so the zombies don’t eat my brains!)  But the game has other ways it distracts you.  Each plant you plant moves.  Now they might not move much, they just sway back and forth, but when you have your whole lawn planted with them, and they are all swaying, and then the suns are popping up or dropping down, and the pea shooters are shooting and the frozen pea shooters are shooting, and the squash is jumping up and squashing a zombie and……. on and on.  Distractions.  And the zombies move too.   Their heads pop off right before they die.  Some have helmets that pop off first.  Some have pole vaults.  Some have screens.  Then there is the football zombie (I hate that guy – he’s hard to kill).  So everything on the whole screen is moving and flying and jumping and there are distractions everywhere, designed to throw you off so the game can win and not you.

Isn’t that what life is like?  I recently had several days of high fever and let me tell you — that is distracting.  It is hard to think clearly when you have a fever.  The news is a constant distraction to me.  Sounds.  Movement.  Problems of people around me.  The future.  The past.  Things that need to be put away.  Things that need to be finished.  Things that need to be trimmed, cleaned, painted, scrubbed, gotten rid of.

So many, many distractions in this world.  So hard to keep the focus, and keep my mind on what is important.  Lord, help me to focus on what is most important, and let everything else fade out of my sight and hearing.

 

Posted August 5, 2011 by Maureen in Christian, Randomness

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