I like to wait to get Christmas festive as long as possible because for me, when it lasts two or more months, it is less special so dishonors it a bit for marketing purposes. I get why but I guess I object a tad at consumerism rather than Birthday celebrationism. But that is just me, I’m weird. Lol But I am forced now to get in the spirit early for we play a big hoity toity convention Christmas party in two days and I play a wedding that morning. So double booked and oh what fun it is! 🎩🎹📡😎❤ So here we go, all festive and bright by hook or crook and let the party begin!!! If you don’t hear from me tomorrow or Saturday, now you know why. Lol No worries, I will write again. Tee hee! Love you! 😄❤
People from 54 different countries have read my blogs this month. 54! That is mind boggling! So, I wanted to say… Hi, everyone! I have traveled extensively and have family all over the world and love learning about everyone everywhere, so please leave a comment and teach me something about your country. I am Tonya and live in Central Florida. It is hot here, in the 90’s now because summer is here. 🙂 I love God dearly and am married to a good man and have two beautiful but active children. I am a doctor but only do consultations now as we opted for me to stay home and homeschool the kids, which is wonderful as we can do extra art, music, playing and serving God together in our community. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and hope you do the same back. Thank you for reading my thoughts and words. Love you so much. God loves you even more! ❤
So, driving home from Winn Dixie tonight, here was my view. And I thought, the only thing better than the ice cream I just got for the family to top off Father’s Day was this gorgeous scene my Heavenly Father painted. Wow! I wanted to share it and just brag on God a little bit. He sure paints beautiful sunset surprises!
I was praying and wanted to share this really cool, “Wow!” moment I just had. Lucky you I am an extrovert and just have to tell everybody good news. Lol Here is my thought. God made everyone. Yes, so far nothing new. And we are all very different with different personalities, life experiences, needs, gifts, goals, etc. A little better right? Here is the wow: God can hear and has already answered every prayer of every single diverse person in a way that is best for them now and in the future in their own language and understanding and wisdom and knowledge level at the same time as everyone else. And wants prayers even more often. And it hit me how immense that is and how amazing and big and fantastic and smart and loving that is!!!! Wow, right??!! ❤❤❤
I saw how they derived “Jesus” from “YSHW” (Yeshua after adding vowels), by converting it from Arimaic to Roman, if I am remembering correctly. I grew us using “Jesus” as His name, so use that one most but both are actually correct and the same person. But regardless if you Cann our precious Savior Jesus, Yeshua, Jehovah, God the Son, Wonderful, Counsellor, Prince of Peace, Intercessor, Messiah, He knows who we mean and is all n of those things. Our Jesus Christ is the perfect One, the Savior of our sins, our sole means for salvation and I love Him more than my life because without Him there is no life or hope. Jesus came down as a baby of all things, as one of His creation, grew up like us, learned, grew, started radical love and forgiveness and repentance teachings in his ministry, was brutally killed on a cross by those greedy for power and wealth, but raised up from the dead on the third day, lived on earth another month teaching, and the returned to heaven to wait with grace for the right time to come back not as a sacrificial lamb but as a fierce lion to n judge and rule. He will take His church out of the world before the worst of the end out of mercy and love. And He is our Savior, Healer, Friend, Lord of all, Precious Redeemer! He love us!!! And He understands us because He was one of us. That just wows me. If you think about that much love and self-control and more love in one person, it cannot be. He is the only One. His name is powerful! Even His name! Imagine how greater the Son of Man Himself! Oh how I love Jesus!!
“God gave you the honor not only of believing in Christ but also of suffering for him, both of which bring glory to Christ.” – Philippians 1:29
My son is playing baseball now. While there are strong likenesses, such as a bat and ball and glove and bases and general rules very similar to when I was in it, there are a myriad of differences. We had things like scores back then. Call me tyrannical but they were pretty important to us back then. They don’t keep score now. How do you know which team won? Well, it doesn’t really matter because we are all winners. What? Yes, that is exactly how real life is. Oh wait, no it is not. And there is a poor girl on this boy’s team who is identifying herself as a boy. She looks like a girl, plays like a girl, whines like a girl, has body parts like a girl. Really? The boys and I have no problem with her gender confusion at all, she can be whoever she/he wants to be, but golly pick another sport because she/he can’t catch, throw, hit a ball, run well, anything,and well that used to matter to the team. They boys have to pussyfoot around her tender feelings and agenda drama I stead of playing the game. They just want to play ball well and we have a soap opera. Also, coaches can no longer call someone’s insane wild throw what it is. It is all good effort now. Really? Good effort is not throwing the ball to third where no runner is headed instead of to first. That is insanity not a good effort. Baseball is to reflect life. What boss in the universe is going to celebrate your effort if you send the proposal to the wrong company? Hmm? Call me old fashioned but we used to celebrate the heck out of success and when we won it was glorious and we got banana splits for home runs. When no one wins, what is their motivation? Celebrating good efforts and meldrama and mediocrity? Things have changed and I am very concerned about our current state of wussiness.