My Peeps

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LIVING in the moment

How many times do we sit with our laptops on our lap, partially listening to our kids tell us a story about their day, their friends, their life? We could be really engaging and connecting to them. How many of these missed opportunities can we count; time that we can never replace...? How many more moments am I willing to waste. I'm tired of wasting away my time. I'm purposing to LIVE in the moment... to be present. To look up at the sky, to look my husband in the eyes when he's talking to me... to put my computer down when my kids want to talk. I'm making a decision to be PRESENT.. to LIVE.

"Jesus, help me to be present in the moments of my life; moments where you are waking me to the beauty of it all. I want to take those moments, when your Word is in my hand, to close my eyes and know you're with me. Help me be PRESENT and to remember that YOU always are... in every moment of my life... MY very PRESENT HELP in time of trouble."

Watch this video... see if you don't want to make a decision to do the same::

BE HERE NOW from blaine hogan on Vimeo.

Digging In...

I'm preparing to do a Daniel Fast. I have mixed emotions about it. I'm nervous about succumbing to the cravings and need for certain things, like coffee for instance; because its part of my morning routine; the most important part to be honest. I'm excited because I know that on the other side of it, is clarity and direction; deliverance and freedom. I'm excited to see how God moves in my life and those I'm am praying for during this time where I'm focused on Him. I'm also excited that its only 21 days... does that sound super-un-spiritual? oh well! ...You know you'd think it too. I'm going to go ahead and order a cookbook and a book I found on a very helpful site to use during the fast. Here's the link just in case you have ever thought about doing a Daniel Fast. I'm gonna need all the help I can get.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:23-24 NLT

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frosted Flakes... "Brings out the tiger in you!" ;)

From Me and Mine

My son Nathan, came to me and emphatically asked that I buy him Frosted Flakes the next time I went grocery shopping. He was convinced that this cereal would help him perform at Olympic status when he played in his next football game. Later that day, I saw the commercial that spurred the idea. It reminded me of when I was a kid, I lived and breathed tv. I watched tv as often as I could. I lived vicariously through the lives of the characters that paraded in front of me... no joke. Television played a huge role in how I perceived the world around me.

I went down memory lane when I searched youtube for 80's commercials. I had a complete time warp while watching those commercials! I remember sitting on the edge of my seat, soaking in every commercial! I wanted everything each commercial was selling. I was convinced that the toy they were displaying was going to make me the happiest kid to ever live. I definitely didn't feel like it had been almost 30 years since I'd seen those commercials. (...that's the scariest part of walking down memory lane...)

Here's a good one that I remember like it was yesterday... Jerry O'Connell in a speedo hehe :)

I'm curious... What is your favorite childhood commercial? find it on youtube and share it or describe it! :) I'd love to know.