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Life: Be Still…

Some days I am just so amazed when God shows his love to me and also to my family and then there are days when I feel like the only sound I hear is crickets when I pray. However, today was a day that our family had been dreading and God came through as he usually does; all is well.

Some times we think that when we hear crickets when praying that that means God is not listening, God doesn’t think you are worthy, or you don’t think you are worthy. When most of the time God just wants you to trust that he does love you and he wants you to remember to, “Be Still and Know I am God”. We seem to think that we can figure out or deal with an issue by letting it consume us, with sleepless nights and all. Letting an issue consume you will not solve anything, although, we still do it. And yet, God never gives up on us. He quietly says, “Be Still…and Know I am God” and he then waits. If you are like me, restlessness takes over and the what if’s show up; what if I do this or that. Then, a quiet calm comes over me and I say, “okay, I understand” and I give it to God, and if you are like me, many times it is the night before the dreaded day, in which I become enlightened.

 There will be things going on in your life in which there is nothing you can do about how the outcome turns out. Those are the times when being still is needed most. I can say for me, I can stew and stress about something I have no control over or I can be still and know he is God. I end up kicking myself for wasting my time and sleep, when I could have just listened to his words, “Be Still and Know I am God”.

Thank you God, for waiting for a fool, who would rather stew about it than just to be still and to give it to you from the get-go.

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Life: My Playlist of the Day

If you are around me any given day, you will likely hear a noise emanating from my direction. It doesn’t matter where I am at and it doesn’t matter who is around. I am 95% of the time either humming or singing a song. What do I hum or sing? Usually, it is the last song I heard or a Christmas song. If it is the last song I heard, basically, I sing over and over the ONE sentence I know from that song; I sometimes do a little dance if I am at home to go with the music. My family takes such joy in turning up the music to songs that you would never think Auntie RV would sing or hum, knowing it will be stuck in my head until the next song comes along. There I am walking down the isle of the grocery store humming, “I’m too sexy for my shirt” or singing, “if you…hum hum…you should a put a ring on it…oh oh oh oh oh oh”. I am not sure if the people that I walk by are smiling because they think it is humorous or they think, “just smile and walk quickly by the weird lady”.

This was my playlist of the day (yesterday)…

Walkin in a Winter Wonderland

Every day I’m shuffling (shuff el lin)

Chestnuts roasting by an open fire

I’m trouble ya’ll

ba-da-da your addicted to love

all the other kids with their…humm humm..better run, better run…ba-da-da..humm humm

I kissed a girl…humm humm,  (oh crud, I have to go to the store, get this out of my head! Nice husband turns on radio…)

Hum hum…sugar on meeeee, in the name of love (Oh for the love of Pete! Husband gets stink eye)

Oh Holy Night

Every day I’m Shuff el lin…be.wa..wa (my attempt to make the techno sound)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

Every day I’m shuff el lin (Auntie RV’s dance moves)

I don’t know the name of it , but it is the Charlie Brown Christmas song and I hum it while getting ready for bed.

Yep, my life is one big ole humming songfest. 🙂

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Humor: “What if” of the Day…While Camping

Everyone has a “what if” rolling around in their head every once in a while. For me, it is a daily occurrence and usually humorous in nature.

Can you imagine the “what if” that plunked out of my head today? No? Well, let me introduce you to my “what if” of the day.

What if…you are camping at an amazing camp site (right next to the lake) and amazingly there is no one else around; it is all yours. How AMAZING huh? 🙂

Then, the unthinkable happens. In comes a caravan of National Lampooners! Don’t get me wrong, I love yackin up a storm with my campin neighbors. BUT, there comes a time when a game plan is needed for that unruly crowd. I am wondering if my wacky sense of humor would make any unwanted camping neighbor run for the hills; I am thinking of using this plan for the next time we go camping.

You see, I am a long time soap opera watcher, so my plan is related to that. Here is the big “WHAT IF”; what if you take on some of your favorite soap actors persona’s or mannerism while camping.

John Black’s (Days of Our Lives)serious face with twitching eyebrow 

The  actors that talk out-loud when they are alone; looking to the sky, wringing your hands,”I wonder if my husband took his medicine, to stop his anger episodes, before he went target shooting.”

Have climactic music play after each conversation with the neighbors and your own group.

Always have a long pause before answering a question, with a Jack Black face or say “we will be right back after this commercial” and then walk away.

I am not sure that it would make them leave, however, it would be a hoot see how they respond. What soap opera mannerism do you think would be hilarious in real life and especially when camping?

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV