This Ad Pricks Me

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This ad has turned up often as I’ve been on the Internet in the last few days. If we lived in a world where it is celebrated for one to be a Christian, I wouldn’t think this is a demeaning statement. But be as things are, this ad seems to be saying “Can you believe this?!”
I know nothing about this movie so I can’t say personally whether it’s Christian based or not. But that we live in a society that it seems that a well known actress is being ridiculed for working in such a movie is disturbing. To take it even further, the ad seems to be attacking the intelligence of Christians, as if it’s a joke that someone of substance would be involved with such.
This goes hand in hand with what I am hoping to accomplish with my blog, my website and my writings of both fiction and non-fiction. Christians are not just those who show up at church everytime the doors are open. Christians are not just those who preach. Christians are those who come into contact with many many people each day and live fully alive in their relationship with Jesus Christ. As they interact daily – with the light of Jesus alive in their hearts, minds and souls – they become someone who is seen by others as dependable, trustworthy, uplighting – the list could go on – but above all, stable in each of these characteristics. If those traits are mocked, it is evident where the lack of intelligence lies. Take that a step further and consider that even when mocked, Christians have the strength of God to turn the other cheek and not allow the mockery to change who they truly are – children of the Most High God. Go a step even further and maybe by standing strong and true, they may even plant seeds in the minds of the mockers that God can bring to fruition. Full circle with how the Kingdom is expanded, wouldn’t you say? And being who we’re meant to be and fullfilling our purpose even, don’t you think? Leave that in the hands of the Almighty and all will be as it should.
I am certain that before taking on the role in a ‘Christian’ movie, an actor/actress is aware of the publicity such a role would incur. I applaud Ashley Judd for turning the other cheek.

Today’s Sorrow

I am literally sick and trembly as I write this post. I have just now learned of the grandmother who brutally stabbed her grandson to death in Florida.

Nothing makes my breathing as shallow, my legs as trembly, my heart as heavy as a cruelty such as this bestowed on a child.

Please stop a moment and let this family’s presence fill your hearts. That is prayer. Those who take it further, lift this family to the Almighty. Evil mankind has struck again.

Cotton Director

Hello Friends,

It’s been a crazy busy couple of days – with trying to figure out setting up this blog, getting a clean professional Facebook page and tending to my personal life as well. But I’m lovin it! On my way now!

I spent the evening visiting with my granddaughter. I took my mother with me and you can see what Gracie had her ‘onto’…….

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My Mother is beginning to show early signs of Alzheimer’s. It’s a time of very mixed emotions – at times I find myself getting frustrated at her because I KNOW she should remember something and other times it’s heartbreaking to watch her search for some simple word. Then are the times I realize I am her daughter and could very well have the same struggle in the years ahead. Once again my determinatoin to fight even that with all I’ve got kicks in. Stay active! Keep your mind tackling new things on a daily basis.

Which, with my occupation, is an accomplishment rendered each day. I am a cotton director for one of the largest providers of spun yarns in the world. Tons of cotton is processed each day and accounting for each bale is mandated by the USDA. Sounds boring, but there’s never a dull moment in the world of cotton accounting. Stressful, yes – dull, no.

But, I have my loyal friend Thunder to wind down with in the evenings. He is a beautiful 110 pound large-boned German Shepherd.
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He had just gotten his teeth around the new bone I’d promised him so he wasn’t up for posing for a picture.

I’m still spending time introducing myself here. I appreciate all the comments and the followings. Let me leave you with the thought that no matter how tough the day, no matter how many discouragements we have to tackle from dawn till dusk – we can take each moment in and choose not to let the negative ripples define our day. “Okay, negativity – that was your moment. The rest is mine.” Then take a walk, smile at someone – it may take smiling at quite a few – until you actually meet someone’s eye, stand tall, and feel yourself rise! Try this, it really does work.

God Bless Each of You.

About

Hello!!!

My name is Tammi and I am trying to break into the world of blogging……the technicalities of it are a bit confusing to me as I start, but I’m determined.

I am a mother, daughter, and grandmother. We are together THE THREE GIRLS! And although having to pay bills hinders our wanderings, we roam as much and as far as possible trying to cram all we can in to these wonderful times we have together.

My granddaughter’s first road trip occurred when she was three months old – to the colorful city of New Orleans. She of course will never remember being there but it was a grand time. Mardi Gras had been the week before (nah, a three month old would have maybe been damaged for life had we done that!), but we still were streetside for parades during the week. Baby sure didn’t take her eyes of the stiltwalkers for a second! It was all wonderful.

I’m trying to just ‘introduce’ myself here as I try to figure out how to get this blog out into cyberspace. If you’ve tumbled onto my blog, hang with me please. I promise good readings and provoking thoughts ahead.