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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Have you ever put your foot in pumpkin pie?



We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. - Charles C. West

Did you ever think about that? Sometimes the only time we turn to God is when our life is ''shaking''. We moan and groan and and question why. Only to find out - later on - that God shook our foundation himself - only to get us to pay attention!



I did forget to tell you something funny that happened on Christmas Day. Between all the people, the kids and their toys, coats, food, and gifts - I had to put the desserts on the steps.

My husband - and this is true - starts up the stairs - and I mean there are lots of desserts - YOU couldn't miss them - although HE missed them - and he stepped full foot - size 12 - in my SIL's homemade pumpkin pie! He didn't tell her at first. Then a little while later her husband looked at the pie and asked her what happened. We were all laughing and I felt really bad - finally Rick admitted to doing it. It was an accident, but . . . .



We are going to go see Alvin 2 today. 'Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children'. (Charles Swindoll) - this will be my deposit for him today!




Happy Birthday - to Louis Pasteur - From Wikipedia

He invented polarization of light, he discover germs and that washing of hands of soap was a way to dispose of them, immunology, vaccination - and I thought he only was famous for pasteurization!

He was puzzled by the failure of scientists to recognize God's existence from their observations of the world around them.

It always puzzles me too when I see the world around me - and my kids, and grandchild - how any one can refute there is a God?

Well a lot of thoughts going on today. Have a great Sunday.

Love,
Chatty

9 comments:

Linda said...

Hi there, the Christmas story is so funny! These make the best Christmas memories, they make us laugh. I had a great visit with my children last night and will post later about it.

Deb said...

Very funny story and you are right, great memories for future Christmas' to come.
See you tomorrow!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Great memories indeed!! (and I am hysterical over the foot in the pie!) LOL LOL!
♥ Teresa

Angela said...

I can't imagine having my foot in a pumpkin pie! Was he wearing shoes or socks?

We had a man at our church who stood up about two weeks ago and said that when we are sick we don't hesitate to ask God to heal us but when we have a spiritual need we won't ask him to help us. After he got finished with what he had to say we had 3 men at our church saved! Praise the Lord! A father who is in his 70's, and his two sons who are in their 50's. The man who stood up and said that had just received word that his cancer was back yet again. He is starting his 3rd round of treatment. I have been praying for that man to be healed so he could be a good witness and help lead others to the Lord and I got to see my miracle happen! Isn't the Lord good!

Hope you had a great day!
Angela

That corgi :) said...

too funny about the desserts on the stairs and your hubby's experience with the pumpkin pie!

I think it is the trials of life, as painful as they are, that do bring us closer to the Lord. I think it is for us to get our attention focused back on him as well as to grow to be more like Jesus

so neat you are making memories and deposits in your child's and grandchild's life :) hope the movie was good too!

betty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope your Christmas was so wonderful! I love making memories with loved ones, too. That's the best part of Christmas to me.

XO,

Sheila :-)

jeanmac said...

I love stories like that. One day my BIL accidentally spilled a bowl of cold pasta salad on my foot - too funny. We took a pic.It was our 25th anniversary.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Dear Chatty...You have to love a man who always puts his best foot forward...
I always find such deep meaning within your posts.I often read them twice for inspiration...AND to smile...alot! Your messages are always heart-warming!
I so love that you are a professional Grandma...I read your profile often too...just to smile about that...YOU are so special...YOU really take the cake..no wonder the love of your life is a PIE tip-toer!
If you gotta step in something along the stairway in life...thank God for pumpkin not cow pie!
Hugs girlfriend...and can Jalina Rose and I please go see Alvin with you? I always loved Alvin! Hugs!

ocmist said...

The other Linda is right..."these stories DO make the best Christmas memories!" Might feel good if in bare feet... then again, might feel like a cowpie, too... EWWWwwww... My thoughts are jumping around tonight too!

I'm tired but have had a WONDERFUL time the past 3 days with my grandson. I've missed him so much since they moved a year or so ago. I'd had him several hours for 3 or 4 days a week from the time he was born until just before he turned 5 when they moved a couple of hours drive away from us last year. I think we made a few memories... :)