Daily Archives: September 22, 2015

“HOSEA”

…is the new Women’s bible study at Anastasia Baptist Church here in St. Augustine, FL.  BAM!!!  This class just started on Monday, 9/14/15- 2 days before my 20th wedding anniversary.  Funny, but I had NO idea that the study would cover “HOSEA” and the love story between him and his unlikely wife, Gomer.  Yep, this love story is  “DIFFICULT” to grasp by reading its 14 chapters directly from the Bible.  Hhhmmm…Hosea & Gomer’s love story = God & Israel’s love story = your & my love stories.  ALL love stories, including those between God, spouses, families, friends, co-workers, communities, our country, our world.  Pretty “DEEP” stuff, folks.  Main concepts include, but are not limited to:

I AM CHOSEN.

YOU ARE CHOSEN.

WE ARE CHOSEN.

I AM LOVED.  YOU ARE LOVED.  WE ARE LOVED.

Hhhmmm…WHY???  “JUST BECAUSE!!!”  Aaahhhhhh!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  We are ALL chosen.  We are ALL loved .  JUST BECAUSE God is who He is.  GOD IS LOVE, folks!!!  BAM!!!  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS”!!!  GOD IS LOVE.  LOVE IS GOD.  Get it???  Got it???  GOOD!!!

I do NOT have to earn God’s love.  GOD IS LOVE.  I accept Him, graciously.  I accept His Love willingly.  It is MINE…for the taking.  MINE…for the enjoying!!!  MINE…for the sharing!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WILL YOU ACCEPT GOD’S LOVE???  AND WILL YOU PLEASE “HELP” TO SHARE IT FORWARD???

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

LET THERE BE…

fewer “HONEY-DO” lists added to my husband’s plate of “STUFF”.  Hhhmmm…”Honey-do” implies that “I” am adding additional “STUFF” to my husband’s, ALREADY, heaping-full plate of…???…???…???…“STUFF” TO DO, honey!!!  :/

I am employing a new tactic at the Allen household, folks.  This means that “I”…am trying to do my “HONEY-DO” lists MYSELF instead of nagging Chris to do them FOR me!!!  I “HOPE” to ONLY ask  for his “HELP” when absolutely necessary!!! (Hhhmmm…I’m just feeling the need to insert:  “I am woman, HEAR ME ROAR!!! RIGHT HERE!!!  BAM!!!  AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!)   HA!!!  Chris does what’s important to him around the house.  I do what’s important to me.  Chris has HIS “STUFF”.  I have MY “STUFF”.  And TOGETHER, we have OUR “STUFF”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Chris and I are different, folks.  In many ways!!!  And that’s okay!!!  I am ready to fully embrace those differences realizing that we are who we are and that each of us are at different locations along our respective journeys from HERE to THERE.  I am RIGHT where God wants me to be and Chris is RIGHT where God wants him to be…FOR NOW!!!  BUT…  “TOMORROW” is a new day, folks!!!  “LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.”  I am so excited to see what it will bring…according to God’s plan, NOT MINE.

GO TEAM ALLEN!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

S.H.S., folks.  Spouse Helping Spouse.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.