Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Let Me Tell You What A Good Cleansing Will Do!

Remember I told you I had just loads of things that I should be doing , well this is just one of my projects? I cleaned my clothes closet. This is the before. I had quite a few things on the top shelf, pillows, blankets, sheets, and the shoes were kinda tossed in. I hated it! So I went to work.

Now I just feel better about myself, knowing that I'm not a total sluggard and that I do want to be clean. I'm just the type of person that when I find something that I enjoy, I just enjoy it maybe a little too much, and it gets in the way of what I should be doing. Yes that's a mini fridge, my husband would wake in the middle of the night thirsty from all that (snoring) lol!!! and have to go all the way to the other end of the house for a drink of water, so we just put it right within his reach. I want to add that he's not alone on the snoring, we both work for the same company. I just don't need water. LOL!!!!

Look at the top shelf compared to the first picture above. Yes I know I could have tidied up the clothes but, that will have to be a work in progress. Just like me, Okay!!!

Let me tell you about me. While cleaning out one of my old purses, I found an envelope that had my name on it!

When I opened it, there were two dollars in it. I tried to remember where it came from but couldn't so I just said, thank you Lord, and considered it a blessing!

It was certainly not a lot, but it seems that when ever we find a little that we didn't know we had it always brings a small level of excitement. Well, while thinking to myself that it was a blessing, it brought back the memory of a time before I'd given my life to Christ. I'd gone to the store one day and the cashier gave me back too much change, I'd considered that a blessing too. I can remember saying to someone "girl, I was down to my last ten dollars and didn't know what I was going to do about money til payday, and the cashier gave me back change for a twenty, "the Lord sure is good, He knew that I needed that money, and came through for me". Shameful! to even think that way, I can't believe that I didn't even consider it stealing which was what it was. It was not my money, I should have given it back but, thank you Lord for your GRACE, you could have struck me down and let me die in my sin, but you chose to save me Lord, a long time ago. After I found Jesus, I realized that I was dead wrong for that, among other things I had done. A whole laundry list of things. The devil is forever busy, the word of God says, in 1 Peter 5:8,

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

About two months ago I was in Walgreens, the cashier gave me back the amount of the bill instead of the change. I said excuse me but you gave me the incorrect change, at first she looked at me with anger as if I was telling her that she owed me money but, when she looked at the receipt and saw that she'd given me too much she thanked me and said that money would have come out of her check. Then I thought to myself that if she had made many mistakes she could have possibly lost her job.

I was so thankful to the Lord that he changed me, and that I can be a blessing to someone by showing that there are people that do the right thing because they believe in a God that says it's the right thing. He forgives our past when we've done the wrong things over and over again. Thank you Jesus for YOUR WONDROUS GRACE, for washing me, forgiving my sins, and giving me YOU to hope for. I love you Jesus, I need you in my life. Your word makes me a better person, day by day.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Ephesians 2:4-5

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! Psalm 32:1

Purify me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow -Psalm 51:7

Hall Closet, before

Hall Closet, after

~A Happy Birthday and Fall Decor~

This Labor Day weekend we celebrated our daughter Lashanda's birthday. She had a small party and invited a few friends and family. This was her 30th birthday. Above you see Lashanda and Sunni singing a duet. Lashanda is on the left.

As others enjoyed the show. That's Lashanda's and Sunni's mother in the black and their aunt seated right behind her.

Of course the kids wanted in on the entertainment. This is Michael and Colin. Colin is Lashanda's son ( on the right), it was amazing how he could dance and he even did a dance where he stood on his head. We had a really nice time, please join us in wishing her a happy birthday!

Yesterday I went to Walgreens to pick up my prescription, when I walked in the door my eyes fell upon a little section of fall decorations. They had pumpkins, leaf dishes, candles, and lots of other fall items. I chose the leaf dish as a matter of fact I bought two. They were only 5.99 each and they are pretty large. They had them in green, orange, and white. Well you all know I love green, and that's what I got.

I tried them here on the table but, they are so large they overpowered the table, there was not space left for my husband and I to place our plates, we eat here in front of the TV, anyway I didn't buy them for the table, I bought them to use on the food table when we have our Thanksgiving dinner. They will be holding something don't know what yet, maybe mints or something.

I picked up a few fall bouquets from the Dollar Store and made a little Fall arrangement for the table.

I sat the leaf dishes on top of the Mantle until Thanksgiving. My camera is on the blinks pretty bad now, I took lots of pictures at Shanda's party but most of them were ruined. Now I know what I want for Christmas. Christmas? Yes! Christmas is right around the corner.