Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye 2008

I have to admit, I'll be glad to say goodbye to 2008. It wasn't exactly the best year for me and mine. But before I "mentally" move ahead to 2009, there are some blessings I need to recall for this year. Kind of a reverse New Year's resolution. So, here are my top 10 blessings I'm thankful for in 2008, in random order:
1. My family is together and healthy.
2. My friends who love me despite my oddities. (Or maybe they love me because of them-lol)
3. My eldest is sharing her faith, done well on the ACT, and received her first college acceptance letter.
4. My extended family is healthy for the most part.
5. Hubby and I get to close a chapter in the nightmare ordeal we've lived for the past 6 years and move on to a rebuilding phase.
6. The outpouring from members of the industry in my time of need has reflected Christ-like love.
7. God's blessing on my writing career and having those contracts come when needed the most.
8. God's grace to get me through the hardest phase of my life so far.
9. God's love that lifted me when I felt I couldn't go on.
10. The changes in personalities that are for the better. Not just mine, but other family members as well.

Hope your 2008 was filled with many blessings. I'll post my goals for 2009 later this week!

Friday, December 05, 2008

What Is Our World Coming To???

I'm incensed. No, I'm beyond that. I can't even see straight I'm so infuriated. THIS is my daughter's school in the news report...
Read the full story here
Now, what gets me is some kids got messages to their family/friends yesterday afternoon about what was happening. I know some parents who called the school and were told by school personnel that the school was merely "practicing our emergency procedures." What a LIE! Kids were telling their parents about the weapon found, but the school was telling parents on the phone that it was a practice. So, parents were thinking their kids were lying to them. Until this newscast broke last night.

I can't believe #1 that it's come to kids bringing weapons to school, but also #2, that schools are LYING to parents.

Maybe I'm a kickback from the older days, but man, I wonder what the world is coming to these days.

Come, Lord Jesus, come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!