Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not mere coincidences

I ran across a book in a dollar store the other day. Since then I have bought and passed out 8.

This book is called: When GOD Winks at You by SQuire Rushnell (and no that is not a typo!)

Coincidences according to this book are "similiar to when you are a kid sittin at the dining room table. You look up and saw someone you loved looking back. Mom or Dad or Granddad. They give you a wink."

"What did that mean? Probably--Hey kid, I'm thinking about you at this moment. I'm proud of you. Everything is going to be all right"

"That's what a Godwink is"

It's a great little book. Not long and it has short stories about Godwinks that people have had. If you come across it, grab it. You will be blessed.

And just remember, there are no coincidences, those are Godwinks.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Why would God become a man?

                  There was once a man who didn't believe in God, and he didn't hesitate to let others know how he felt about religion and religious holidays, like Christmas.

His wife, however, did believe, and she raised their children to also have faith in God and Jesus, despite his disparaging comments. One snowy Christmas Eve, his wife was taking their children to a Christmas Eve service in the farm community in which they lived. She asked him to come, but he refused. "That story is nonsense!", he said. "Why would God lower Himself to come to Earth as a man? That's ridiculous!" So she and the children left, and he stayed home..

A while later, the winds grew stronger and the snow turned into a blizzard. As the man looked out the window, all he saw was a blinding snowstorm. He sat down to relax before the fire for the evening. Then he heard a loud thump. Something had hit the window.

Then another thump. He looked out, but couldn't see more than a few feet. When the snow let up a little, he ventured outside to see what could have been beating on his window. In the field near his house he saw a flock of wild geese. Apparently they had been flying south for the winter when they got caught in the snowstorm and could not go on. They were lost and stranded on his farm, with no food or shelter. They just flapped their wings and flew around the field in low circles, blindly and aimlessly. A couple of them had flown into his window, it seemed.

The man felt sorry for the geese and wanted to help them. The barn would be a great place for them to stay, he thought. It is warm and safe; surely they could spend the night and wait out the storm. So he walked over to the barn and opened the doors wide, then watched and waited, hoping they would notice the open barn and go inside. But the geese just fluttered around aimlessly and did not seem to notice the barn or realize what it could mean for them. The man tried to get their attention, but that just seemed to scare them and they moved further away. He went into the house and came back out with some bread, broke it up, and made a bread crumb trail leading to the barn. They still didn't catch on. Now he was getting frustrated. He got behind them and tried to shoo them toward the barn, but they only got more scared and scattered in every direction except toward the barn. Nothing he did could get them to go into the barn where they would be warm and safe. "Why don't they follow me?!", he exclaimed. "Can't they see this is the only place where they can survive the storm?" He thought for a moment and realized that they just wouldn't follow a human. "If only I were a goose, then I could save them", he said out loud.

Then he had an idea. He went into barn, got one of his own geese, and carried it in his arms as he circled around behind the flock of wild geese. He then released it. His goose flew through the flock and straight into the barn-and one by one the other geese followed it to safety. He stood silently for a moment as the words he had spoken a few minutes earlier replayed in his mind: "If only I were a goose, then I could save them! Then he thought about what he had said to his wife earlier. "Why would God want to be like us? That's ridiculous!" Suddenly it all made sense. That is what God had done. We were like the geese - blind, lost, perishing. God had His Son become like us so He could show us the way and save us. That was the meaning of Christmas, he realized. As the winds and blinding snow died down, his soul became quiet and pondered this wonderful thought. Suddenly he understood what Christmas was all about, why Christ had come. Years of doubt and disbelief vanished like the passing storm. He fell to his knees in the snow, and prayed his first prayer: "Thank You, God, for coming in human form to get me out of the storm!"

Author unknown

I snagged this from an email. Hope you enjoyed!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life is Like a cup of Coffee

I found this over at Matty's Thoughts.

Always remember it's what's on the inside that counts, not what the covering or holder is.

Bless you all today!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thoughts for the day

I receive an email every day called Motivation in a Minute. I thought I would share a few of the thoughts from there. I hope you enjoy!

"People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you make them feel."

~Tom Asacker

"By the choices we make, by the attitudes we exhibit, we are influencing lives every day in positive or negative ways."
~Mac Anderson

"The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver or gold."
~Andy Andrews

"By confronting our failures, we come closer to reaching perfection."
~Scott Beare

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~Mother Teresa

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Blessings in Disguise

Those times in our lives that are so very hard to live through, are the times when we grow the most.

Though it may not seem like it at the time, a look back can reveal the blessing.

May God give you strength every day. May He be your staff in the hard times.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Giving Season

Giving makes someone's day better.

During this holiday season, remember to brighten someone's day!


Thursday, November 25, 2010




Thank you God.

Thank you family.

Thank you friends.

Thank you troops.

Thank you troopers.

Happy Thanksgiving. God bless America.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

If it rains. . .

Go have a mud fight with your best friend!

They are so much fun!!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Light letters. .

Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who let in the light!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Never a dull moment

Just to let you know, when you have lots of kids in a family, nothing is dull.
Even when they get grown.
Girlfriends coming between son and family.
Husband/boyfriend keeping daughter away from family.
Kids getting mad at parents.
Friends talking smack.
Grands having ballgames that the other team has injured players.
New jobs in new towns.
New jobs in old towns.
Sprained ankles.
Hospital stays.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I try hard to work at being a better person. Lately I have failed miserably.

We have had an issue in our family that upset us all pretty good. Someone made hurt one of my children.

Yes they are all grown. I know. But we have been on our own since 1989. NO ONE messes with my kids that Momma K doesn't get upset.

I got upset. I blew it. I spewed. I threatened. I almost followed through.

I've had to get down and ask for forgiveness. My mouth, the loud part of me, has gotten me in trouble. Again.

Now I've fences to mend. I'm not good at that. I'm good at busting through them.

I'm learning in my old age. Atleast I hope I am.

May you stop before you bust through your fences.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Just some quotes I ran across

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better."

~Wendell Phillips

"I've learned that every loss or defeat reveals an important surprise…for time will prove each setback, was a blessing in disguise."
~Linda Ellis

"We don't know who we are until we see what we can do."

~Martha Grimes

"The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as heck we should never teach."
~Maya Angelou

Hugs to all today!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

sand and water

Do you have those moments when you have a picture that comes from nowhere and is stuck in your head for days? I have one that did just that to me last week.

A picture of a mold and sand, or light colored dirt. When you tilted the mold, the sand fell out in a pile of nothing.

Put the sand back in the mold and add water and tilt it and a form comes out.

The sand was us, the water God. Add God to us and He forms us into the mold He wants. Pure water. And dust.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Stop and smell the flowers


Stop what you are doing.

Smell the flowers.

And Thank God for them.

Thank Him for everything.

Good and Bad.

For the Good because it makes us realize that we need Him in the good times to make it through.

For the Bad because it makes us realize that we need Him to give us strength to make it through.

Give thanks for ALL things because we need Him to guide us at ALL times and through ALL times.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Me, me, me

The other day on my way to work, I was having my morning talk with God. Help me do this, help me forgive that, help me throught this day, etc.

Then I remembered my prayer list I had started. It had many names on it and so I began talking to God about the folks on that list. I had been do thing for about 20 minutes when it dawned on me that I had been praying all wrong.

I should have been praying for others, focusing on others, lifting others up, helping others, and the me would fall in place. Put me last and others first. Isn't that what God teaches?


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Does God have as much fun playing with clouds and making all those different shapes as we do playing in the sand?

Friday, September 10, 2010


Wednesday I was coming home from the Grands house in the rain I saw the most beautiful rainbow!

Have you ever seen the ENDS of a rainbow?? BOTH of them? I never have until the other day! I'm thinking that the car in front of me had not seen it either because they were weaving on the road too!

This rainbow was soooo clear! I could see every color! All the way across! The pot of gold was the golden fields of cut corn! It was such an awesome rainbow! Rarely have I seen one where you can pick out all the colors in each line!


Then I caught up with it and went under it and it disappeared!

Never in my life have I seen a rainbow like this! I am not going to put up a picture of a rainbow because I want you to imagine THIS one! It was glorious!

Have a super great day!



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Some of my favorite sayings

Laugh uncontrollably, it clears the mind!

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring, so I go back to being me. . .

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!

If the shoe fits, buy one in every color!

Count your blessings, not your worries!

Forget the potholes in the road, enjoy the journey instead!

Find something to laugh about every day!

If at first you don't succeed, change the rules!!

Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul!

What are some of your favorite sayings??

MiMi =0)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Have you ever. . .

been drunk on someone's kisses?

Reba asked that in her song.

Not sure I ever have been.


MiMi =0)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life-not always as we envisioned!

Is life ever the way you envisioned it as a kid?

I wanted to be married, have 6 kids and bake cookies and live in a beautiful house with my beautiful family.

I got married. Several times.

I was pregnant 6 times. 5 which produced live births, and 4 of which are still living.

I have lived in several nice houses.

I have a beautiful family.

I got my wish, it just wasn't EXACTLY as I envisioned it. But I got the best part! My family!

How about you? What was your wish or dream as a kiddo?



Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Thinkin' Place? or A Fallin' Off Place?

I'm thinkin' that is would be a great thinkin' place. But I guess it could be a great fallin' off place too.

That's the cedar tree in my back yard. The ladder is about 12 foot.

What do you think? A great place to think? Or fall?



Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Some days as I sit looking around I have questions about the thoughts around Creation.

Things like why is grass green and the sky blue. Or dirt brown, tree trunks shades of brown.

What was God thinking when He created the flowers?

How did He make cats purr and lions roar?

How did He make primary colors?

How many universes' are there?

How many other Earths are there?

And why did He create flies and cockroaches?

How did He make this feeling called laughter? And how did He make it spill and be contagious?

Do you have questions?


MiMi =0)