Sunday, November 22, 2009


I began planning our children's Christmas program for church, today. I found a really cute one about "Happy Birthday Jesus" buttons. We get to make buttons for all the kids to wear and buttons to hand out to everyone who comes to watch. There are even some children in the program who dress up as buttons. It got me to thinking, what kind of button do I wear? Do I announce good news? Complain about life? Offer encouragement or just crude humor? When people pass my way what does my life shout out to them? I think too often that I'm wearing one of those holographic images. Look at me from one side and you see a happy little picture with an uplifting message written in an elegant script. Shift your position a little and a whole new image comes forth. It's dark and grim and the doom and gloom statement screams out at you in bold red caps. How does a person balance this out? When I'm down do I still pin on the yellow smiley face offering a "Nice Day" to all who meet me? Or is it better to lay it all out there with a button that would frighten small children? Perhaps, I'm looking at this all wrong. Maybe my button should have nothing to do with moods or which direction the reader is coming from. Perhaps, it has nothing at all to do with me. I think regardless of the picture on the front or the state I'm in when wearing it, my button should always say the same thing. Jesus. That's it. That's the message I want to bring to everyone I encounter.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Where has the year gone?

Wow! Has it really been almost a year since I last blogged? That's just crazy!
This year has flown by in a whirlwind of failures and successes. I am now home schooling the kids which has been great. We are still in Edinburg and Rob is still working on his Masters at Lincoln Christian University. We are busy with church, school, 4-H, Boy Scouts, babysitting and camp. I hope to be on here more so that I can share, vent and work out my every day challenges.