Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Rambles & Wisdom

I have had too much coffee
there is a lot on my mind, and work is nuts - so I am opening the new post window and going to add sporadic thoughts!

First and foremost - I need to find a date for the OIO Buckeye Bash! The medical assistant (MA) of the surgeon who hosts this has demanded me to go this year, and I think I just may go. I don't need a date perse, since the Civic Center will be filled with fellow employees and doctors, but that is why I want a date too - I don't want to be a wall flower!! Ok crisis adverted - a couple of the MAs are reserving me a spot at their table! (seriously it is the little things that I worry about!!!!!) {OIO = Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio, which is a HUGE group of Orthopedic Doctors in my area}

I didn't do jack this weekend. Was called off from work both Friday night and Sunday days. Oh, I listened to B whine because he didn't feel well - aawww poor baby. I swear he whined more than Ducky who is cutting her 4 eye teeth and a couple molars all at once. We rented a couple movies - Hotel for Dogs (for Goose, but we all enjoyed) and The Proposal. No carving of the pumpkins commenced due to the whining - he wants to participate - I just want to get it done!

Oh - Kys over at Stir-Fry Awesomeness bestowed another award on me - smooches dear - my award show pales in comparison to yours, but I wanted to get this up ASAP!

I am passing this on to:

Life Laugh Latte

Headaches, Hotflashes, & Hormones

504 Main

21st Century Housewife

actually you all are a great bunch of friends - so don't feel bad if I didn't include you in this short n sweet list! Also Kys you know you are included on this list, I just didn't want to do a tag back!

Ok I am off to see if some yummy parmesan crusted tilapia for lunch will help counteract this caffeine high I am on!

But before I leave I must post my......

Weekly Wisdom

Don't run from your trials.

Everyone faces many trials; however, these trials are not in vain. God uses them to do a work in us, developing us into mature Christians.

In James 1:2-4, we are told, Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. In other words, God uses the tough times in life to sharpen us, making us mature and complete Christians.

Furthermore, God will not permit you to remain in the same trials all of your life; in His proper timing He will deliver you. Psalm 34:17 says, The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

So don't run from your trials, because the testing of your faith develops you into a mature and complete Christian.



Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Thanks so much for the award!!

SparkleFarkle said...

One of my favorite quotes comes from a guy named Jeff Bezoz: "YOU HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it's still running."

P.S. Congratulations on your new award!

Charisse and Holly said...

Love the award. I'm going to post it and do thank you's on Sunday. Gives me time to think about who I want to pass it on to. You are so sweet, and I've been secretly coveting this one! I haven't mentioned yet, but I love the new blog look...FAB! Also appreciate the scripture. That can be a difficult verse to take in. We want life to be so easy...don't we? But God doesn't promise an easy life, He promises to stand close to us like a brother, carve out a path for us to follow, capture every tear, and hold our hand as we take the hard steps that eventually lead us back into the sunshine again. Amen sister...amen!

SparkleFarkle - Hilarious quote!

Have a great day. Holly at

kys said...

You deserve it! I love your blog layout more every time I look at it.

"Don't run from our trials". Hmmm. That's a tough one for me. I want to shut down and pretend they aren't happening. (Which doesn't help anyway.)

Holly said...

So much to like about this post. beginning with the coffe/crack photo!

Beautiful passage (I am a new I am learning)

Thanks for the award!


Anonymous said...

Good Post! Love the Starbucks picture.. I love my coffee to!!

Liz in Virginia said...

Thank you so much, MJ! My favorite thing about blogging is the new friends I've made -- I'm grateful that I can count you as one!

-- Liz

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

So did the parmesan crusted tilapia do the trick?

I'm following... I don't want to miss the post about the OIO Buckeye Bash.

"The place is going to be filled with employees and doctors."

Sounds like potential for some Grey's Anatomy drama.