Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Reading through the blogs today and seeing posts of Jenna's Little Drummer Boy and Shari's Christmas lights and Roxannes beautiful backyard,I thought I would post a must gift for all this season.
Rick Warren touches the heart with the true meaning of Christmas.
Working retail and seeing the irritability of the shoppers, Yes in retail it is called Tis the season to be Cranky and we actually dread this time. It's physically and mentally exhausting.
I found this book a beautiful reminder what Christmas is truly about.
Not that I didn't already know,but now after reading it I find I am not so edgy with the attitudes given.
I was asked what I wanted for Christmas by a customer and I came right out and said I already have my gift.
Salvation and I need nothing more.
To which she replied Does it come in Blue?
"Nope only in Red"
and then I went and grabbed the book and handed it to her.
I didn't say I wasn't feisty and bold just not edgy this year.
and no she didn't buy the book she just walked away.
If all people would only remember or know the True meaning of Christmas perhaps celebrating the season would be a joy rather than a task.
Posted by Maureen at Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Where is your cell phone? being charged
Your hair colour? Brown with blonde highlights
Your mother? Probably talking Jesus's ear off
Your father? Right beside my mother telling her to leave the Lord alone he has work to do.
Your favorite thing? hugs and kisses
Your dream last night? Interrupted by a call from BGH at 4:12am Pray for my father-inlaw please
Your dream goal? To quit smoking permantly. Tired of being weak
Room you're in? Dining/computer room
Your Dream Goal? Missions in Uganda
Your hobby Don't really have one but desire one perhaps writing.
Your fear? Spiders
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Sitting in church for the 6th year in a row worshipping with my husband
Where were you last night? BGH
What you're not? In my 30s anymore I'm with you Jen on that.
One of your wish-list items? To have my kitchen finished
Where you grew up? Born in Trenton moved to Germany and then back to Belleville at the ripe old age of 8
The last thing you did? Talked to my Big Backrow Brother Wayne
What are you wearing? Jeans and a black sweater
Your TV? is actually off
Your pet? Reginald (The dog) is stretched out on the couch and Lizzie (The cat) is upstairs sleeping on Steve
Your computer? On as usual
Your mood? pretty tired...and yet somewhat calm
Missing someone? My Mom and Dad
Your car? just ran me $2000 to be fixed It's a tradition in the Gilbey household everytime at this time of the year one of them has work to be done,this year we were blessed with two
Something you're not wearing? Makeup Yes it is true Eleanor Rigby keeps her face in the jar by the side of her bed on occasion.
Favourite shop? None to speak of
Your summer? Was great got to go visit my son and his family in PEI
Love someone? Not just one but many
Your favourite colour? Red
When is the last time you laughed? Tonight at my exhausted incoherent husband. Just go to bed already you're tired.
When is the last time you cried? Early this morning when I saw the look on Steves face when we drove to the hospital.
Posted by Maureen at Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Do you remember the last time you were not in a Rushed state?
We Rush to get where we are going.
Try leaving the house earlier.
We Rush to answere the phone/cell phone.
If it's important they will leave a message or call back.
People today are always in a rush.
To get your refund on the 11th hour of the 11th month.
Were these two minutes of your life so important that you couldn't lose them?
Not even for those who gave you the Freedom to be in a Rush.
Sad but true this happened today in the mall.
When I heard through the tears of this mall employee of the womans Rush of harsh words,her Rush to judge this young girls convictions,the Rush to complain,the Rush for the longest two minutes of her life to be over so she could go on her merry way.
I suddenly imagined this soldiers mother and father.
I could see them in a Rush
to see their son walk
to see his 1st day at school
to see him graduate
to see him married
and to see him become a Father
What I can't imagine was their Rush to see him die.
The only Rush we should have in this life is the internal and eternal Rush of the Holy Spirit filling us with the undying love of our Saviour.
With this being said I did feel the Rush of judgement come over me followed by the Rush of conviction for those thoughts.
This is when I Rushed to pray.
Tonight I didn't feel the rush to share this with you but the NEED to share this with you.
Today could be the Day He comes.
It's time to stop Rushing and instead be filled with Anticipation.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
November 12 2008
Location: Shoppers Drug Mart Quinte Mall
Help Make A Childs Christmas Special
Bring in a toy
And Receive 15% off your Cosmetic Purchase
Some restrictions may apply
And a special thank you gift for your support
Don’t miss this One Day Only special event
Posted by Maureen at Monday, November 03, 2008
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