i am

i

am

not

afraid

of

much

i

am

happy

with

my

life

most

of

the

time

i

am

not

the

girl

i

used

to

be

i

am

not

the

woman

i

long

to

be

yet

i

am

curious

i

am

more

than

i

appear

to

most

i

am

not

as

strong

as

some

might

think

i

am

stronger

than

others

i

am

tender

hearted

i

am

lonely

i

am

crowded

by

thoughts

i

am

loved

i

am

easily

broken

i

am

huggable

i

am

i

am

i

am

!

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Keeping Up With the Phoneses

I don’t know about you but I am so relieved the elections are over.

It’s a good thing our landlines don’t charge us by the call or minutes, can I get an amen on that?

We were receiving upwards of fifteen calls a day.

Upwards?

I never use that word. That’s your word of the day! Use it in a sentence at least once today.

My mother spent a lot of time teaching my sister and I phone etiquette.

Always smile just before you say hello (the caller can hear it in your voice).

When I worked making cold calls I gained respect for people trying to pay their mortgages and feed their babies by phone sales so I try to be kind and gentle with them when they call me.

Do not take phone calls at dinner. Well now, this one stumps me.

If one shouldn’t take phone calls at dinner, then why is one making phone calls at dinner?

Blame it on the cancer, but this year, I tended to forget my phone etiquette what with all the political calls and the pollsters.

I suppose you could also blame it on caller I.D.

You see back when my mother was teaching us phone manners you never knew who was calling. Maybe your Grandmother, maybe the cute boy in English class, maybe the Principal or your dad’s boss.

Now however, I have a phone that tells me who’s calling. Granted she insists on pronouncing our last name wrong. The telephone lady insists it’s Miss Seaver.

The political calls however were always announced in a proper tone Unavailable, Out of AreaWashington D.C.Searchlight EnvyCarson City Envy or Polly Tickle Call.

The telephone lady would announce and the groans and sighs and eye rolling would commence.

If there was a phone within arms reach we would (and I’m not ashamed to admit this) click the phone “On” then “Off”.

If it was more than an arms length away we would let it go to voice mail all the while rolling our eyes, making impolite faces and mumbling things like “only 22 more days”.

There was a downside to playing this phone roulette. I almost missed telling my son goodbye when he called from the airport and it came up “Private Caller”.

I also nearly missed a Telephone Town Hall Meeting with  Governor Mitt Romney, a recorded message from Fred Thompson with a stirring message on abortion, a recorded message from former President Bill Clinton, as well as messages from Ann Romney, Michelle Obama and two invitations to attend campaign rallies where Governor Romney would be speaking.

All that said, in this month of giving thanks, I am thankful the political calls have stopped and I no longer have to keep up with the phoneses.

 

Prayer

Prayer has always been an impportant part of my life.

From before my conception I was prayed for.

I believe in prayer. I know prayer works.

How can I pray for you?

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Welcome to my Blahg

Thanks for your interest in my blahg or perhaps you arrived here by accident?

To tell you the truth and, I will do a lot of that here; tell you the truth, as I see it, I don’t believe in accidents.

Well, I mean, I believe in car accidents but not accidental meetings, or chance, nor luck.

I believe we all have a purpose and we were put on this earth to fulfill God’s purpose for our life.

So.. no matter why you are here, at this moment, there is a purpose and I’m glad you’re here.