Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Let it soar

Kate sat quietly in her closet trying to find peace amongst the clothing. She tried to force the events of her day from her thoughts. She loved her children and enjoyed spending time talking and laughing with them. She loved her job taking every new challenge head on. Today was the usual rush of work and children. She came home to the usual needs and wants, nothing new to her life. She loved it. A smile grew on her face at the sight of her home.

After she had tucked the children in she took time for herself. As she sat alone in the darkness she began to attempt to dismiss all of the day, some of the events were harder to let go of than others. Still she needed peace, tonight she was going to try to get it. Taking in a deep breath of the closet air she closed her eyes and thought of peace. Her mind quickly went back to the events of the day. Stop it, stop thinking of today. Move on. Her mind then played a trick as if a child had just been clued in on how to tease its parent into giving them exactly what he wanted. She began to think of tomorrow. Damn, she whispered, damn, why can’t I just let go and do this? Trying again she took in a breath and slowly released it. Just pray Kate just give it up and pray. Dear God thank you for the day please watch over my children keep us safe hold fast to us forgive me of my sins I need for my car to run a bit longer and a raise would be great. Amen.

I so phoned that in. Gee Kate way to talk to God!

Why can’t I just let go? Why God can’t I just give up control? Why is this so hard for me? Why am I not getting it?



Let your spirit soar!

I want my spirit to soar!

Bev Doolittle

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I know this one, we sing it in church

If you read Codepoke you'll know that he and I love this woman and her words.
Eliz­a­beth P. Pren­tiss, 1856. Pren­tiss wrote these words dur­ing a per­i­od of ill­ness, but kept them to her­self. When she showed them to her hus­band 13 years lat­er, he en­cour­aged her to pub­lish them. How­ard Doane saw the re­sult­ing pamph­let, and wrote mu­sic for the words.
More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea:
More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!
Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be:
More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!
Let sorrow do its work, come grief or pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!
Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yes I said purses

I decided to clean a few purses out tonight while waiting on the washer and reading your words.

I had to laugh at myself for accumulating so much junk in these bags here’s a bit of a list:

a deck of cards You never know
mints Got to have nice breath
a Pinocchio watch
two measuring tapes Because I need them
award cards, patches and vender pins from work I roll like that
Blog posts that were longer and needed more time from me to read I want to enjoy what you've written, no matter how long and you know who you are.
a bottle cap that has a saying in it. A new chapter in your life is being written.
a rock with a cross on it
a puzzle piece, because we are all part of the puzzle that make up life
three boxes of dental floss Do I need to explain?
a jasmine tea bag I need peace
diaper pin I have no idea
paper clip
a large clip
an out of date Zyrtec Now in the trash
a piece of leather From scout days
receipts from lots of places
a pay stub from church
a Tinker Bell patch
a blue ribbon pin to remind you dudes-I have one on with my flair at work.
Several notes from my kid’s doctor
an address book Old school
swimming ribbons
a change order for the bank
PTA ink pins
gift cards I need to shop
a Serenity prayer card It rocks
a Tulsa street guide I hate being late
photos of my kids
church bulletins
clothes pin From my chips at lunch
eye drops I was on a med that gave me dry eyes
hand lotion I like soft hands
ink pens
hair stuff
church keys
nail files
velcro One never knows
a marble I haven't lost mine yet
a paint can opener I need to open the can
a book of matches from Pat O’Brien’s Honeymoon
notes from my husband Stuff to do and an I love you note
some jewelry things with the words-love, trust, imagine, and believe. I'm not sure

Why do we women have these bags?
Because you dudes won’t carry the man bag.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have a bucket of trash to empty.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Just another day in the life of a Milly

I was a team motivator today. I scored for our side and worked on teasing the others into working a bit harder. I think I’ll be pulling most of the weight tomorrow. No worries I love it.

I took some time to talk to one of my new bosses while sitting at the table, my knee is letting me know the weather is cold and damp. She recently got the promotion and at times is overwhelmed. We started talking of death, her father and son died a few days apart not long ago. I lost two uncles and a mom in a very short time. One thing that we both agree on is that while those are hard things others have worse and that we are blessed.

One of my co-workers heard me singing to the other about her name. I laughed and asked if she had heard it before, she rolled her eyes at me. I then went on to explain who the woman in the Bible was that held her name. She and I talked of her.

I was later asked by a single mom who works with me if I could help her. We parents have so much love for our children. I could feel the emotion as she explained how much her daughter missed her being home on weekends. The poor little thing cries for her momma. I almost did just talking to her. I can relate because my kids miss me when I’m at work. She asked one simple request if I could do something for her little one using the meaning of her name. What a grand request. I will delight in making Savanna the loveliest name in the world for a little girl.
Please feel free to add suggestions for this little one. Her momma is a single parent with very little to spend but her love for this princess is deep.

We may face some hard times but God has us in His hands.
. . . .plus my friends and family have my back. :-}

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lental thoughts

We are now well into Lent and I have yet to give up anything. Some of the folks at work have given up stuff like caffeine and attempted to give up smoking. My reaction to the giving of caffeine was "Dear God why on earth would I try to do that right now!" I offered to give up smoking but they pointed out that I don’t smoke. I offered to give up cussing but I don’t cuss. I offered to give up drinking but I don’t drink. So I offered to pick those bad habits up for Lent and they laughed at me. I have enough stress in my life without having to give up something. One year I gave up saying negative things about "W" that was a long forty days. This is a political year so ummm NO! And to be honest I had forgotten that it was forty days until my sister said I should give up chocolate for forty days. My reaction was just this "So I can stab someone!" What part of I have enough stress in my life without having to give up the stuff that keeps me from running around in circles yelling "The cheese curls are alive!"

I brought Lent up to the family and we giggled at what we could give up. I know we should take it more seriously. We did just that we decided to study something from the Bible. My son wants Revelation my daughter wants Ruth. Because Miss Littles is prone to nightmares we stuck with Ruth. She had a nightmare after a history talk at he dinner table. BTW I hear the book The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is a good read. My son highly recommends it. Note that it’s a hard subject and not for small children.

As for Ruth

If any of you folks have some insight into the story of this lovely woman and her mother-in-law please feel free to comment.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chicks rule in Okie land

We picked a woman!

Way to go Oklahoma!

I loved getting to vote today and a big part of making me smile was that us Dems made history on this Tuesday.

No matter who you voted for today you should take a good look at the changes in the wind.