November 19, 2012

God's Little Blessings

I absolutely could NOT resist posting this!!

Yesterday, as part of my Sunday School lesson, I provided my second graders with a picture of a turkey that looked similar to this one:

I asked them to fill in each feather with something they are thankful for.

So, as I'm looking over their shoulders to see some of the things they wrote, I noticed that one child had written, very plainly, "My Allergys." (her spelling, not mine)

After some thought, this was the conversation that followed:

Me:  Ummm. . ., Sweet Girl, you are thankful for your allergies??

Sweet Girl:  Oh, yes, Mrs. Lynn!!

Me:  Ummmm. . .that's kind of unusual.  Do you mind telling me WHY
        you are thankful for your allergies??

Sweet Girl:  Becaaauuussseeeee. . .when you have allergies, and you go
                    to DisneyWorld, you get special desserts!!!

(Said in her best, WELL, DUH voice. . .)

Geez, I should've known!!

What a blessing that God could make even something as yucky as allergies be a blessing through the eyes of a child.

Oh, how I love her!!!  :-)

November 14, 2012

A Thousand Shades of Blue

November 14, 2012

If I had to sum up my life in one color, it would definitely have to be. . .


My life is so filled with shades of blue that it almost isn't funny.

Hmmm. . .where to start??

1)  Midnight blue.

The shade of blue that hinders on black, but is just enough on the lighter side to keep it blue.  The shade of blue that is a constant reminder to me of something that has always been lacking in my life.  The author of my current Bible study, Kelly Minter, sums it up like this:

"the kind of friendships your heart always holds out hope for, but that you're not sure you'll ever find.  They aren't perfect friendships, but they are lifelong, deep, and full of whatever says 'home'."

I've always longed for one of those friends. . .you know, the kind that will go shopping with you, will share your deepest secrets, and knows your faults but loves you anyway. 

Friendships throughout my life have always been superficial. . .kind of like the icing without the cake--they are great people and I love them dearly, but I just miss that one extra step. . .you know. . .just a little deeper.

2)  Deep sky blue.

The kind of blue that runs through my veins.

THIS blue:

Oh, how I LOVE me some Carolina TarHeels!!  And basketball season is now in full swing--Yippee!!

3)  Baby blue.

The kind that reminds me of this guy:

Oh, how I love this kid!!  He's smart.  He's funny.  He keeps me on my toes!!

And he loves the Lord with all his heart. . .

God truly blessed me with Tyler. . .

He brightens my days.

4)  Denim.

Yes, denim.

And not because I am a fan of blue jeans.

I am a fan of comfort, though, and most people around work relate comfort to one thing--JEAN DAY!! 

I like my comfort zone.  I like cozying up with a blanket and a good book.  I like hot soup and chicken n' dumplings. 


I don't like to wander too far out of my comfort zone, but I have learned that in order to please God, I sometimes must take a leap of faith.

And I have learned to embrace change through that.


Maybe not embrace exactly.

5)  Blue-gray.

Like the color of the sky when it is time for. . .


Which I am praying for LOTS of this year!!  :-)

Aahhhh. . . what a beautiful sight!!

6)  Mayan blue.

(It really is a color--check Wikipedia!!)

The color of all of my nightclothes except for one set of pj's.

I don't know why I just thought of that, but it fits, and I'm sure you'll feel better knowing that I sleep in some form of Mayan blue jammies every night!  :P

And that's it. . .my truly blue life!

What's your color??