Friday, December 28, 2007

12 not working

for me. People say it looks good on me, but my mirror says I look FAT.

I was gorgeous at an 8. That is where I need to be.

Another Tickle Test






Take this test!


The rituals of romance are important to you. And for that reason, if the object of your affections doesn't appreciate the value of things like red roses and candlelight dinners, they might not hold your interest for very long. However, you're not just looking for a thoughtful date who appreciates romantic gestures. You seek a deeper emotional bond.Once you find that special love, you'll probably be the first to declare that you're head-over-heels rather than hold back you're emotions. After all, what good is being in love if you can't share it?



That's Me






Take this test!


You are Lois from Malcolm in the Middle. From coming up with punishments to putting together interesting combinations of leftovers for dinner, there's never any doubt who's running the show at home: It's you. You're pragmatic and proficient, but keeping your kids in line, keeping them fed, and keeping within your budget probably leaves you feeling harried. Sometimes after shouting out orders or admonishments, you might feel more like a monster than a mother.
But there's never any doubt that you love your kids and are a mama bear when it comes to protecting them: just ask anyone who's ever tried to criticize them. You've got an extra sense for sniffing out trouble and are a genius when it comes to coming up with tricks for nipping it in the bud.



260 Today

plus the 840 from 5 days ago. That makes 1,100 grains so far.

I have 8,900 to go.

Why did I agree to this goal?

Cash MONEY

Yes, Daddy gave us cash for Christmas this year. Not as much as he gave us a few years back, but still cash is always a very good gift.

I put most of that cash in my gas tank. Gas prices are HIGH. I wish somebody would gift me a damn gas card!

Speaking of gas cards, Bi-Lo is giving away gas. Go get you some gas man.

Today is Friday, December 28, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • the fact that I force myself to do this little exercise when I am feeling down. Here it is 12:09 am and I am up wide awake. Obviously something is bothering me and I really do not want to get into it right now, however I am thankful that I can come here and force myself to be thankful for something. Anything DAMNIT!
  • a slow week at work this week. Most people are on holiday or sleeping oops I meant out ill. It has been very quiet at the office. Traffic has been light, and parking has been beautiful. I must say that I have enjoyed this slow week to some extent.
  • Maxwell’s NOW CD. I have been listening to that thing for weeks now. I cannot get enough of him and that cd. He does something special to me. Ahhhhh Maxwell. I am thankful God put Maxwell on this planet for my ear and eye pleasure.
  • late night internet chat friends. Yes, I’m chatting with internet friends. People I will probably never meet in person. There is something about the anonymity of internet friends that allows you to let your guard down and share things you would not normally share with strangers. How does that work exactly? Hmmm… I find that very interesting.
  • so many things. I am thankful that I gave birth to my dish washers and I really do not have to wash dishes.

Have a beautiful NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tuck Me In

I need you

I need you to tuck me in

I need you to listen

I need you to listen to my ramblings

my thoughts

my desires

my fears

my dreams

I need you to listen to ME

Tuck me in and listen to Me

I need you to tuck me in

hold me

and rock me to sleep

Tuck me in

and let me know

I am secure with you

Tuck me in

and validate that

you have my back

in every aspect

Tuck me in

and watch me sleep

with bliss of you

on my cheeks

tuck me in baby

I Been Taking Tests


Here are my results:



You are best described as:
TAKING CARE OF OTHERS AND TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF



Words that describe you:
Fair Considered Collaborative Responsive Sensible

Diplomatic Contemplative Indulgent Rational




A General Description of How You Interact with Others
You are important. So are other people, especially if they are in trouble. You have a tender heart, but you know how to establish and keep personal boundaries. You are empathetic and compassionate, but you also believe that it's best if people solve their own problems and learn to take care of themselves, if they are able.


You are deeply moved by the needs of others, but you know that if you don't take good care of yourself, you'll wind up being of no use to anyone. So yours is a thoughtful compassion. You strive to be fair and sensible, taking care of others while also taking care of yourself.


When someone really is in trouble, you like to collaborate with them toward a solution; they do their part, you do yours. You consider carefully, and respond in a sensible way; they do their part, and together you move through the difficulty.


You seldom act impulsively; rather, when a problem arises, you take your time to think through the situation. This contemplative quality usually means that you'll arrive at a diplomatic solution, one that's fair for the other person and also fair to you. It's frequently a win/win situation.



Negative Reactions Others May Have Toward You
For people who are ruled by tender-hearted compassion, your more diplomatic response to problems might seem too cool, too focused on fairness and not filled enough with sympathy and selflessness.


For them, when someone's life is on fire, what is needed is not collaboration but rescue. And the person who experiences their life on fire may resent the time you take to contemplate. "I need you, and I need you NOW! This isn't about fairness, it's about the fire." "All deliberate speed" may seem too deliberate and not fast enough, either to the more compassionate or to people in genuine trouble.


At the other end of the spectrum of compassion, those who believe people should take care of themselves may find even your thoughtful sympathies too soft. They expect people, themselves included, to work their own way out of trouble. They are convinced that the helping hand you lend just fosters dependence and is not good for the development of character, either in you or in the person you assist.



Positive Responses Others May Have Toward You
Many people, perhaps the majority, will come to appreciate your balance as a compassionate person. The more they get to know you, the more they will admire your thoughtful compassion for others and its compliment in the sensible ways you take good care of yourself.


Those whom you help will appreciate the way you leave them with their dignity by expecting them to collaborate in their own rescue. Those who are more tender-hearted will find in you a balance they lack; when they've run out of energy because they fail to take good care of themselves, you will still have enough compassion left to lift others out of trouble.


Even the tough-hearted, those who believe people should solve their own problems, might come to admire your tenderness which they don't find in themselves. So the people you help will be grateful, and the people who see your balance between self and others will admire you. Certainly, balanced is not bad at all as a way to be known among your friends.

Look What We Got For Christmas




Yes, Santa was very good to us.

I love my jewelry. William was not expecting a PS2. I actually wanted a Nintendo Wii, but you know how that goes. There aren't any!

Dad gave me some cash. I put most of it in the gas tank. Gas ain't cheap ya know.

The Lost Thimble

A seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, and her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "My dear child, why are you crying?" The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.




"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked The seamstress replied, "No."



The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.







"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, "No."



The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.







"Is this your thimble ?" the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.



Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out,! the Lord again appeared and asked her, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord,my husband has fallen into the river!"



The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. "Is this your husband?" the Lord asked.







"Yes," cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!" The seamstress replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.







Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney.



And so the Lord let her keep him.



The moral of this story is:


Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.


Signed,

All Us Women

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I thought I had 12

Now I have 11.

I saw her

at Williams Brice 2 weeks ago. Barack came to town and I had my ticket. I saw Oprah, Gayle, Michelle Obama and Barak Obama.

Oh yeah, Arrested Development performed. I was part of history. We even participated in a cell phone bank.

That was my very first political rally ever.

600 Today

plus the 200 from before makes 800.

Actually 640 today plus 200 makes 840 grains of rice.

Today is Saturday, December 22, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • completed Christmas shopping. I am done! Thank God for THAT!
  • an understanding boss. I was so ill this week with some funky head cold. I had a really important meeting on Friday and I was feeling my worse. I got to work and he told us to cancel the meeting and go home because I was so ill. I am thankful he did that. I slept all day yesterday. Feeling better today.
  • a bed to sleep in. I think I will be going down early tonight. I did not always have a bed to sleep in. I slept on the floor for 18 months after my separation/divorce. I gave him the bedroom furniture.
  • my own jammies. Going to go put those on in a few minutes.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Go Outside and PLAY!

The following was sent to me via email. Everytime I read it I love it more. I know you've seen it before, but I had to share again. Now I am rethinking that Nintendo Wii.

My children do spend a lot of time outside playing, riding bikes, rollerskating, and participating in other outdoor activities. I am so glad they do.

Those Born 1920-1979



TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.


They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.


Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.


We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.


As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.


Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.


We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.


We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and
NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!


We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.


We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes after running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.


We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers no Internet or chat rooms.......

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!


We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.


We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.


We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.


We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!


Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!


The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!


These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!


The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!


If YOU are one of them.
CONGRATULATIONS!


You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good .

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.


Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Can I Borrow $25?


Can I borrow $25?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: Daddy, may I ask you a question?'
DAD: Yes sure, what is it ? replied the man.
SON: Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing? the man said angrily.
SON: I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'
SON: Oh, the little boy replied, with his head down.
SON: Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'

The father was furious, If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.

'No daddy, I'm wake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. Oh, thank you daddy!' He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.

Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied. Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.


Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the separation for the rest of their lives.

Monday, December 17, 2007

They Trying To Turn Me Into a "HO" Repost From April 2006


They trying to turn me into a "HO" ...sob..boohoo...sniffsniff

What the hell is wrong with this state? I don't wanna be a ho. I ain't got a man. All these poor people, last in education, traffic violating Lt. Governor, leader in the nation in domestic abuse, and this is ALL our lawmakers can come up with.....

DAMN! DAMN!! DAMN!!!


Bill would make sex toys illegal in South Carolina


(Columbia-AP) April 21, 2006 - A state lawmaker wants to ban the sale of sex toys.
Republican Representative Ralph Davenport of Boiling Springs proposed the bill that would add sex toys to the state's obscenity laws. Davenport's bill would make it a felony to sell devices used primarily for sexual stimulation.
The proposal also would allow law enforcement to seize sex toys as contraband.
Davenport wouldn't talk to The Associated Press Friday about his bill.
Davenport's home county of Spartanburg has been aggressive in recent months in pursuing charges against owners of adult-oriented businesses. Police there say, however, they are uncertain how Davenport's proposal would help their investigations.
Posted 5:58pm by Chantelle Janelle
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?s=4802296

The link is here.

The culprit's name is Ralph Davenport of Boiling Springs, SC. Guys, you have to google him and let him have it.

The man wants to seize sex toys as CONTRABAND!!!! I'm in trouble. My hiding place must change on a weekly or even daily basis. You think they'll come to my house?

3 entries found for contraband.
con·tra·band ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kntr-bnd) n.
Goods prohibited by law or treaty from being imported or exported. <--That means I can't order any off of the internet! Illegal traffic in contraband; smuggling. Smuggled goods. <--That would make me a smuggler Goods that may be seized and confiscated by a belligerent if shipped to another belligerent by a neutral. <--Now I'm a belligerent!!!! An escaped slave during the Civil War who fled to or was taken behind Union lines. <--I ain't gone be no slave no moadj. Prohibited from being imported or exported. <--I'm in soooo much trouble.

The Gift of Laughter

My BFF Christina took me to see Steve Harvey for my birthday 2007. He came to The Township and he was funnier than I expected.

I was in stitches the entire night. I thought Christina was gonna fall on the floor and stay there a few times.

Yes, Christina gave me the gift of laughter for my birthday 2007 by taking me to see Steve Harvey.

He truly is the King of Comedy.

I swear he would have looked much better with me as the accessory on his arm. teeheehee

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Some recipes I found

What DaHell Does This Mean

anyway?

Seriously. What does love completely mean? I thought when you love there is no halfway loving.

So, what does love completely mean?

Sure Feels Like It

I wonder if I have to put more effort into it?

It has been so long I am not even sure if I know what I am doing.

100 Today

Plus the other hundred I can remember from when I first visited the site. That makes 200 grains.

Doing This Already

I saw the link on one of my Multiply friends page.

I know I donated over 100 grains already.

My Initial Score was 43

Ok, so I saw this goal on NinaWills page. I had to go to http://betterme.org/cleansweep.html to see what it was all about.

I was intrigued. I took the test. I am going to see how this works for me because Lord knows I need to do something different.

I need to read more at the site to fully understand. I am doing this one.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I Been Shopping!

See what I bought!



Ok, I didn't buy all of that but I sure wish I could.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Up 2

Two weeks ago I was at 8. Today I have 10 people subscribed to me. That leaves 35 more. I think that will be difficult because I really only interact with about 20 people here on 43Things

Today is Friday, December 14, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • creative ideas. My garage is a mess and my car needs its home back. So, I am selling everything out of it on craigslist and ebay to make some money for me and room for my car. I think that is a creative idea.
  • brotherly love. William and Allan will do almost anything to protect each other. I love seeing that in brothers, especially when they are my sons.
  • miniature Christmas Trees. I really did not want to move furniture and put up a big tree this year. I never do. So, I went to World Market and bought some small trees at 50% off to decorate with. No big tree in my small house taking up space that I need. Yay!
  • Joss Stone. I love her music.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself-

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Money Market Account

I opened a Money Market account last week. It is a great way to save some money.

I am saving some money.

BestBuy.com

I went to bestbuy.com this weekend in search of a Nintendo Wii. Instead I found my new digital camera. No more camera phone photos for me. Well, there will be less camera phone photos for me.

I am so happy. I used it to take video footage of Arrested Development at the Barak Obama rally on Sunday. I also took photos of Barak and Oprah and Williams Brice.

I am so loving my new toy. My gift to me.

Today is Tuesday, December 11, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • sanity. Doug and I were talking today about the recent shootings in Colorado and Omaha. He said any one of us could snap at any time. We really do not know our limits or what that defining moment may be for us. So today I am thankful for the sanity that I have at this current moment and the sanity I have maintained up to this moment.
  • better health. I was so ill last night and this morning. I was not sure if I was coming or going. However, I feel much better now. So right now I am thankful for my good health.
  • lights on. When I came home from the grocery store tonight, the boys told me their little friend and his mom has to go to a hotel tonight because their lights broke. We all know what that means.
  • little boys who like to be clean. All three of them have no problem taking daily baths and showers. Allan loves baths in my tub. TJ sometimes showers twice a day. William likes to be clean too.
  • naturali. I stole this photo from her. I think it is gorgeous.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Oprah Winfrey

I’m going to Williams Brice tomorrow to see Barak Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Yes, I’m doing the happy dance on this one because it brings me closer to this goal.

Today is Saturday, December 8, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • online shopping. So far I have bought the majority of my gifts online. I have not had to deal with or fight the holiday traffic mess.
  • my brand new hp digital camera. I bought my first digital camera today. HP – Photosmart 7.0-Megapixel Digital Camera. I will be using it to take photos of the event tomorrow.

Today is Saturday, December 8, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • online shopping. So far I have bought the majority of my gifts online. I have not had to deal with or fight the holiday traffic mess.
  • www.laptopgiving.org – I bought this for William and donated one to a deserving child. Go check that site out. Very cool.
  • my brand new hp digital camera. I bought my first digital camera today. HP – Photosmart 7.0-Megapixel Digital Camera. I will be using it to take photos of the event tomorrow.

Oprah Winfrey

I’m going to Williams Brice tomorrow to see Barak Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Yes, I’m doing the happy dance on this one because it brings me closer to “this goal”http://www.43people.com/profile/view/85333.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gift To Myself

I just may give myself one for Christmas.

Done

Keala pays the bills belonging to Keala.

Done.

I Need To Wash This Mess

It’s nasty to me.

I have been putting it off all week.

Williams Brice Stadium

Barack and Oprah are coming on Sunday, December 9, 2007 and I got a ticket to see them.

Just one step closer. Yay me!

53 cents

is what I earned on google adsense for November 2007

Today is Thursday, December 6, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • my paycheck
  • more time home alone
  • lovely Mama
  • birthdays past
  • birthdays to come
  • a car that runs
  • paid bills

have a beautiful day

God is Good To ME

The Universe is good to me!

Yep doing the happy dance today! All day!

Nice big payday too!

I Now Work Close To Home

Yes, I have been talking about it for a while now. However I am STILL doing the happy dance on this one.

I had a conference at TJ’s school today and I was so happy to get there and back to work in a reasonable time.

Still doing the happy dance on this one.

Note To Self

Visit this site when you get home and download the entire thing to your itunes.

http://www.mjblige.com/discography/default.aspx/pid/2544


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Today is Tuesday, December 4, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • working close to home. I came home for lunch today.
  • sons who love each other. TJ had to walk to another subdivision to pick up his little brother today. Allan really looks up to TJ and admires him. TJ plays well with Allan. They bonded today.
  • appreciation. I love people who appreciate the people in their lives.
  • more lessons learned. I am the person who is ultimately responsible for the amount of bullshit that enters my life. I can either accept it or reject it. The choice is mine.

Positive Sense of Self

My mom gave it to me. She used to tell me all the time, “Think highly of yourself dear because if you do not, nobody else will.”

When I first heard those words, I had a small clue about what they meant, but I had to really live that motto to learn it.

My mom thought highly of me. When it came to school work or anything I set out to do, it was expected that I would excel in all that I did. It was unspoken but also expected that Keala Brown excel in the things she did.

It was spoken often that I could do anything I wanted to do. When I said I wanted to be a CPA, I was told, “Baby you can be anything you set your mind to be.”

I actually believe that I am:
  • beautiful
  • smart
  • creative
  • resourceful
  • passionate
  • loving
  • caring
  • fun
  • witty
  • charming
  • not conceited
  • filled with a positive sense of who I am

My family gave me the wonderful gift of a positive sense of self and I am so grateful for it.

Today is Tuesday, December 4, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • working close to home. I came home for lunch today.
  • sons who love each other. TJ had to walk to another subdivision to pick up his little brother today. Allan really looks up to TJ and admires him. TJ plays well with Allan. They bonded today.
  • appreciation. I love people who appreciate the people in their lives.
  • more lessons learned. I am the person who is ultimately responsible for the amount of bullshit that enters my life. I can either accept it or reject it. The choice is mine.

I Failed for 2007

I had no clue how to do the thing. I did not even visit the NaNoWriMo website but once or twice.

I went there today and found out I was suppose to be writing on their site.

Oh well, I shall try again next year. NaNoWriMo 2008.

Words To Live By

Philippians 4

amplified

4 Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!(A)

5 Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is [a]coming soon].

6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([b]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

7 And God's peace [shall be yours, that [c]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [d]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

8 For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].

9 Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace (of [e]untroubled, undisturbed well-being) will be with you.


New King James

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Meditate on These Things

8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


NIV

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Today is Monday, December 3, 2007

and I am thankful for:

  • being productive at work.
  • affectionate Allan Michael. He loves to hug and kiss.
  • my man. He said I can go anywhere for dinner. My choice.
  • George Lopez. That show is funny. I love laughing at that thing.
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