Thursday, June 28, 2012

What's up with that?!

What is up with electronics and appliances these days?  So far—since the beginning of 2012—we have had to replace our dishwasher (12 years old), our stove (also 12 years old), our stereo (8 years old), and our portable DVD player (less than 1 year old).  And next on the list will be our desktop computer (7 years old)—but I'll save my rant about technology for a different post another time.

What ever happened to the durable products our parents bought?  My mom & dad had their frig for at least 30 years, if not longer...

What's up with that?!

Friday, June 8, 2012


I don't think I'm a real worrier... but sometimes I worry. About my boys. Like, how will they "turn out?" or Are our parenting efforts working? or What about the troublesome character issues we're dealing with?

Unfortunately, worried thoughts upon more worried thoughts can churn themselves into fear... and fearful thoughts can churn into despair. It's useless. There's no hope.

But in Christ, that is NOT TRUE! The Word says God "is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think" (Eph 3:20) and that He "causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them" (Romans 8:28).

So I came up with this little saying:

Let worry
drive you to
not despair!

It's a reminder to myself to TALK TO JESUS when everything seems out of control! HE is in control—and He cares! I can leave my worries in His loving hands because of His amazing promises (two of which I listed above).

What hope there is in Jesus... what peace! :)