Thursday, May 29, 2008
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Monday, May 26, 2008
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Sunday, May 18, 2008
I have noticed many blogs participating in the "Pay it Forward" posts. While I think it is a nice idea to share gifts and do nice things for one another, I have a different understanding of Pay it Forward.
When we first started our Church, our Pastor told us about his step dad, Rudy, who is about 95 now. Each month, Rudy got a lot of mail solicitors for charity donations. He'd sit down and decide who and how much to send to each. When asked why he continued to this, he would say that he was paying it forward. To Rudy, investing his money in ministries and charities was the only way to store up treasures in heaven. He wanted his gifts to have eternal reward.
I believe that Jesus Christ was the very first one to Pay it Forward when he paid the overwhelming debt of sin for all mankind by dying on the cross. If he was willing to make that kind of sacrifice for me when I was lost in sin, then it is a small thing for me to lift someone else up with unexpected kindness.
At the risk of sounding out of touch and possibly ungracious because I have not seen the film, I prefer sending little gifts to someone who is down or some cash to someone struggling or a donation to earthquake relief or sponsor a child from an organization like Compassion International. To me (and Rudy), that is truly Paying it Forward.
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Noah colors some times.
Of course, the bubbles have been out.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
First thing this morning she put on the dress, crown and jewelry.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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Monday, May 12, 2008
Today is back to work for me. I'm going in early to get trained on a couple new analyzers. Lots of changes over there in the last 3 months. I have a new team lead starting today too and some new coworkers coming on soon. Things are never stagnant. I'm hoping for it to be a happy return. There are some folks having difficulties lately and that makes it hard to maintain positivity. I plan to do my best to be objective.
Mya turns 4 on Thursday. Unfortunately, I am scheduled to work that evening. We will celebrate with our Pastor (whose birthday is the 14) and Church family on Wednesday evening, following service. It will be fun and she will be happy with that. We will also send some treats to daycare. Better remember to get those ;)
Hope your week holds lots of interesting stuff. My blogging has decreased lately due to busy life and back pain (getting much better). We are outside a fair amount now and it will only increase as the summer arrives. I am checking blogs but have not left comments in a while. Just know that I do stop by even though I don't leave a note.
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Sunday, May 11, 2008
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Monday, May 05, 2008
Here's a funny for you about Noah
Last week, I was teaching him about body parts and I asked him where his elbow was. He started pulling at his shorts and I was wondering what he was up to. Turns out he thought I wanted to see Elmo on his undies!
When you are finished chuckling, I just want to let you know that I have been trying to keep up on everyone's blogs. I just don't have it in me to comment on them all.
I'm thankful for warmer weather to get outside. I'm heading back to work next week :o( Life only gets busier. For that we are happy. The calendar is nearly full now. That's summer!
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Sunday, May 04, 2008
Busy week here. First, I have been to physical therapy 3x this week with some improvement in my back. At least I can get out of bed and put my socks on by myself today. Thursday was difficult--many spasms. If it does not get better this week, I will be making an appointment with a back specialist. Needless to say, my patience has been low and my voice raised often. I did a couple blogs this week. I have put the laptop on top of a box so that I can stand and type. I rest and use heat as needed. I feel pretty good this morning. So, hoping it will all dissipate soon.
I made it to Noah's hand Doc on Thursday. She will be doing surgery in October to release his thumb and pinky. This will allow him to have some opposability of that thumb.
He also had his eyes checked on Friday. Since his eyes did not dilate enough, we will be returning on June 6 for a followup. They thought they saw some astigmatism. Not sure if he will need glasses or just to have frequent checks.
That's life here. Not much is new. Just trying to keep it all together. Thank you to all for your concerns. I hope to have good back news this week.
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