Monday, April 27, 2015

Spiritual Sunday/Love is.../Blue Monday/Aww...Monday

I have been away from Charlotte and the wonderful people who participate in Spiritual Sunday for a long while. I really need to plan my posts better to stay organized because there are so many wonderful people who post daily with other great folks! So I am here and wanting to share some thoughts today:

  Yesterday at church our Pastor Chad talked about how people that have success work on it daily. He showed a film clip from an NFL game this past season. Odell Beckham Jr. who is a wide  receiver for the New York Giants had the absolutely most amazing catch anyone in NFL history has ever seen! We were watching the game and we were blown away that he caught that ball with the three fingers on his right hand and stayed inside the bounds! The pastor said we often ask God why is so and so have great success?  Why can't I be a success? Then he showed film clips of Odell practicing that very catch, over and over, hundreds of times in a single practice! He compared that NFL awesomeness to our own lives and how we should never stop studying the Word of God! I left church with such a good feeling, which I usually do, but yesterday was different. I was noticing the various members of our church band. The young woman who gracefully slices  her fingers across the strings of her violin. The the young men playing various type of guitars. The gentleman on the keyboards! They all had looks on their faces filled with such holiness, such passion for Jesus, it really made me smile and feel God's presence even more.

I am trying to read something from my bible each day and I flipped my bible open to the 119th Psalm. It is quite lengthy and I am stopping at different verses and making notes and filling my soul with God's goodness and nourishment. I hope you stop by Spiritual Sunday and visit with Charlotte and others who offer encouragement, humor and poems and other spiritually filling delights today.
I love domestic bliss but this week I will be on my own for the most part. The hubby has overtime starting tomorrow so I headed out to the grocery store in this wet, dreary weather to stock up so he can pack a nice healthy lunch this week. We usually shop together and I enjoy that but since I have been out of work, I do a lot of this stuff alone. It is just not as much fun! If you visit me frequently, you know I love Love is...I use to share this meme with other ladies but they all started doing different things. Lots of them are at Face Book and I prefer the more intimate setting here. Facebook gets too controversial for me and I leave the big stuff to God! I like to use FB for phamily and friends and I post lots of phamily photo over there too for my friends and phamily to see!

I hope you visit Sally and the Blue Crew today. I hope they notice all the blues I am sharing here including these google images that are beautifully detailed in blue.
Rose belongs to Nick. She is a Chicken Rangler! She will steal your chicken right from under your nose. She has taken entire boxes of chicken dinners, left the sides and demolished the chicken without leaving a trace except for bits of chicken telltale on her breathe as well as her whiskers. This has been going on since she was a kitten and this girl is 10 years old these days! We can not figure out where she is hiding those bones! So in honor of Sandee and all the participates of Aw...Monday here is Rose in all her green eyed glory! She is a real beauty and we love having her here with us.

We try not to indulge in this sinful fried ice cream but once and a while we can not resist. You can see some blue on the table at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. We are suppose to warm up to the 80s by Thursday but this cold, rainy weather is making me want hot tea so I am off to have a cup. Enjoy your day!


Sandee said...

Awww, Rose is adorable. Adorable and fun.

I love the ice cream too. Ice cream is my favorite dessert.

Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Scritches to Rose. ☺

Terra said...

Oh wow, I had not seen a fried ice cream dessert before. It is fun to have a naughty dessert once in a while; we had a fruit tart for my birthday. I admire the music ministry at my church too, and yesterday a dear friend made her singing debut at our church.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Anne,

You have an excellent church and pastor; I'm glad that you have this opportunity to worship.

Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

LV said...

You covered all the bases very well. We h ave a new 24 year old pastor and let me tell you they do a lot different than the older ones.
Glad things are going well with you and family.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean, Anne - shopping by yourself is not much fun! and also takes a lot longer. Now for the first time, because we're both retired we finally can do the shopping together.
Hope you'll find something to do in your extra alone-time:)

Leovi said...

Fine your photos! I love the light and color, pure delicacy!

joyh82 said...

Hope you have an awesome week! Now strangely I am very hungry for some ice cream :)
Joy @ Books and Life

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Ohhhh myyyy those desserts look amazing! They are making me hungry!Thank you for both of your incredibly sweet comments on both of our blogs today!

Mevely317 said...

Hi Anne. You know, I remember my mother's concern about more and more young people leaving organized religion; that the clergy needed to make their messages more relevant. Your Pastor Chad sounds like a really 'in touch' sort of fellow!

Your Rose (aka Chicken Rangler) sounds like a hoot! I'd have freaked out, imagining those bones messing with her innards. Tough little gal you've got there!

Jeanne said...

Hi Anne, I'm late visiting. we are giving a surprise birthday for my younger sister and I am spring cleaning like crazy. I love motivation.

Your thoughts made me smile so much. You are a very lovely person in every way. You are a blessing to your family and friends. We too have a very special pastor and his sermons are wonderful.

Have a lovely week. My husband grocery shops with me too. I love that he does that. I hope your hubs will be back shopping with you soon.
Happy Blue Monday.
Hugs, Jeanne

collettakay said...

Thanks for stopping by Colletta's Kitchen Sink! My hubby has been working overtime too. Thanks for the reminder that in order to succeed, I need to practice, practice, practice.


Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very beautiful photo series. I like the bridge photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

cube said...

Your Rose very much reminds me of our Shoshin, not in the chicken stealing sense, but in looks.

Denise said...

Pray you are doing well, love you.

Joy said...

So much good stuffs here. What you learn from church and from everywhere. God is really good.
Yes, I love ice cream too:)

Annesphamily said...

Denise, I can not comment at your blog. Is anyone else finding this problem? I tried to comment at another blog too and it will not let me so I have found this frustrating! Does anyone know what causes this? Denise, I had been praying about you and here you are! I am grateful you are still here. Always remember God loves you so much!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Thoughtful and beautiful post, God is good and for me there is such a great joy and calmness that fills my soul when I study God's word and stay very close to Him.
Thank you for sharing such loveliness ,
Warm Hugs,

Anonymous said...

There is definitely no substitute for hard work. That first shot is just stunning!

Lux G. said...

That ice cream stood out the most to me. I got distracted. :P

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous views of the sky.