Friday Facts!!

02/25/2011

It’s Friday Facts …woot!!

1.  Potty training a  “determined to be independent and do it myself child” makes for lots of wiping up of floor and toilet and wall. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :0/

2. My church has officially changed its name. YEAH sooooooooo exciting!! We are now called:

 

3.  A poem

A crystal in the darkest cave

hidden beneath rocks away from the day

once lighted upon

shoots forth a reflection so bright

lighting the way

erasing the coldness of heart

flashing a beam that is like fire on the flesh

a mirror is how it seems

like looking into your own face

amplified by the refraction

causing a kind of jolt

that only the image holder knows

that is HIM in me

4. How aware are you about your surroundings, where you live, your state…??

The other day my friend was telling me that here in Iowa human trafficking happens. She told me a story about a girl we was taken to a rural farm-house and she was held there, locked in a basement for a long time. I was shocked. I was thinking, here in Iowa?? How can that be? That is like stuff that happens in Florida and California. The need for awareness and compassion is great. 

5.   Praise and Worship is a deep need within that my spirit is………. CRYING OUT for!!

6.  A quote:

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

– Helen Keller

7. A song  :0)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=you_nCf6cgQ

8. My friends daughter has a bird with a broken leg. She set out to bathe the bird because the poor thing had feces on the back-end. While washing the bird, she mentioned to her mother that the chickens, that they use to have, would peck that stuff off of each other, helping each other be clean. Is that not why we have friends in this life to help us?  They see the back side. :0) figuratively. They see all the junk that we don’t see because its been there for so long. Maybe we grew up in a mess and think its normal. Maybe we got broken and need someone to come along and help us wash that crud off. The sad part is that sometimes when a friend comes along ( pecking at our backside) showing us our baggage and garbage stuck to our behinds, we turn around and growl, screech and hiss. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF MY POO POO!!! lol  Lord help us to be teachable enough to allow those who are closest to us to pick that junk off and help us to be free and clean.

9. For you IOWA LADIES !! Have you ever heard of RISE AND SHINE RETREAT…if not look on my side bar and click it…check it out!!!

10.  :0) Smile because someone is watching you to see if you have JOY!!!

Have a great Friday!!

Starla

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Friday Facts :0)

02/18/2011

1.  My mind is all over …lets see where do I start??? 

2. I have been thinking about ” TIME”

We never know how much time we have in this life……

It is up to us how to spend it!! What to do with it!! and The impact we make with our time!!

One of my best friend that I grew up with was Shannon Rae Switkowski.  She was killed by her ex-boyfriend, brutally murdered. I remember it like it was yesterday when I called home and was told that she had been killed. I was on my way to Iowa on a bus in 1997. I was only a few hours away from HAPPY TIMES. I was coming to visit my sister. They told me first, I was to be the one to tell my sister. My sister was pregnant with her first daughter whom she named Shannon Rae. Our friends life was cut short. She was a new mother of a young son. He was also a target but survived because his mother sheilded him with her body and took all the shots herself.

I remember eating Lucky Charms cereal with her, it was her favorite. I remember putting on our make-up in the mirror together, laughing and talking about boys. I remember listening to music and singing, sleep overs, making our own bean and cheese burritoes. She was beautiful inside and out.

Her son is now 14 years old. Looks just like her! Handsom young man he is….

Shannon, Joy and Me

3.  Jesus is the answer!!

If you dont know Him …its simple.

Just ASK  —Jesus come into my heart and be my saviour. Thank you for dying for my sins. I recieve that gift of life you are offering. Come and be my Lord.

AMEN!!! :0)

4. Did you read about my POOPY Knee and water issue??? :0)

5. A HAPPY SONG FOR YOU!!!

6. I was chosen with 2 others this past week to be the WORSHIP LEADER’s in my church . How exciting is that!!I have always loved to sing since I was a child. I remember a person telling me that  I couldnt sing and I should stop. I took choir all through jr high and highschool. About 5 years ago I attended a Friday Night Live worship at a local church, a women named Rachel walked up to me and said she had been watching me and that God says that

” I am a David, one who ushers in the presence of the Lord. I am a worship leader and God had something for me.”

At the time I was terrified of public singing. GOD IS SOOOO GOOD!!!!

(I think it is neat too that God connected me to my husband DAVID and my son is also DAVID…we are all David’s here at my house…singing and praising the LORD!!!)

7. I get to see my Sister and Mom this weekend !! Yippy!

8. It really is amazing the things that GOD will do when you let Him have the reins to your life. If we learn to trust Him and not push our own agenda. But instead letting Him lead and open opportunity for you.

9. God’s blessings follow those who follow HIM!!

10. A quote of course :0)

 Life is relationships; the rest is just details.
Gary Smalley

Have a womderfully RANDOM FRIDAY!!!

Starla

Friday’s Facts

02/11/2011

Hello Friday Facts is Back!! :0)

1. Shelly over @ Is that you, Lord ? posted a long missed —Lets Talk Tuesday!!

Shelly is the one who started me on this RANDOMNESS so go thank her by visiting her site. She will surprise you with her wisdom and insights. Check her out!!

2. I got my little man ( he is almost 3)  in underwear for over 16 hours with no accidents….1 dry night and a so far most the day….I will let ya know how the rest of the day goes. :0)

3.  Song that is one my * like* list this week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKlLhGtG7Ec&feature=related

One WaY JESUS!!

4. Perkins Muffins…… Carmel cappuccino macadamia nut muffin!!! YUMMY!!!!

5. A poem I wrote posted on my poetry blog on Jan 2, 2011

OBSTACLES

Inflated mind
dives as deep as it can
but never reaches the shores of the divine
reaching stretching to view a taste of light
to many blind spots
to many corners of darkness

Haughty heart
your just the same
raising to emotional heights
seeking and grasping the truths that be
to high a crest
to high that mantle of greatness

but for you spirit enlightened by Christ
NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE to you.

6. This week I was invited by a friend of mine to join her for brunch at a Women’s Connection Meeting. These ladies are based in STONECROFT ministries. I had a great time.

Stonecroft offers a variety of brunch, luncheon, and dinner events for women and couples. These groups range from our Women’s Connections and Christian Women’s Clubs to the relaxed After 5 events when the workday is done. Each event includes an entertaining feature and an inspirational speaker who gives personal insight on coming to know God. Busy mothers get a welcome break with our Moms on the Run groups. Kids play under supervision nearby as these get-togethers work as much to stabilize mom’s sanity as they do to provide a Christian message. Thankfully, the two go hand-in-hand! 

Here is a link to find a meeting in your area: http://www.stonecroft.org/elithica2/visual_group_locator.php

7. If you like personality tests…try this one out. It is called a VISUAL DNA test —http://www.youniverse.com/

8. A great quote found by my BFF :

It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t seek all the credit. I find nothing is really one person’s idea. –Dan Tully

9. Want to see what my desk normally looks like :0) don’t judge me….my mind knows where it all is…..

( I know ..terrible focus on the picture..but if it was more detailed it would just “look” worse. :0)

10. oh and the final one….I LOVE RANDOM BLOGGING!!!

Have a good one!

Starla

FRIDAY’s FACTS

 

 

01/21/2011

RANDOM facts…. love those kinds of posts. Some of you may remember when I did LETS TALK TUESDAYS  with Shelly over at Is that you, Lord?  

So taking a que from her and running with a sense of — I MISS RANDOM BLOGGING!!!

WELCOME to FANCIFULLY RANDOM it’s Friday’s Facts :0) Long enough for ya..hahahah :0)

Here we go…

1. I am a mother of a two year old boy ( almost 3 in March) His favorite things to say are :

MOMMY….(repeated a hundred times a day)

I’M HUNGRY!!!

I NEED SOMETHING TO DRINK!!!

I WANNA WATCH A MOVIE….. ( did someone say Quiet Time :0)

2. Took the kids to the dentist today…NO CAVITIES!! yeah :0)

3. Found a YUMMY recipe for Butternut Squash and Apples that we are going to try tonight

SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!!!

4. Does anyone else go crazy when they are going to be LATE!! :0/

5. Do you do NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS???

I have a few things this year for 2011

-Let go of the Past

-Connect with Myself

-Wake Up and Be Present

-Flylady –DOIT!! ( if you have never tried Flylady.net …check it out! )

– Daily Bible Reading ( I have been using YOU VERSION online to keep track of my reading…I can use it on my phone–love that!!!)

6. Did anyone else see the movie : EAT PRAY LOVE

This was a good movie….it made me think and ponder about many things in my life.

Eat — watching Julia Roberts eat all that pasta was KILLING ME!! I love pasta….Made me think I need to get together with a bestie and have a lunch or evening meal at Olive Garden.

Pray— It seemed to drive Julia just as crazy to try and quiet the busyness of her mind as it does me.  I learned I can be very still in my head if I visualize sitting just behind my eyes …( this is hard to do when you are hungry I suggest EAT first…lol )

Love — I was sad to see that she wouldnt get on the boat with him ;0( she almost lost out on Love because of FEAR.  )

7.  Found a new definition for REJECTION:

Inevitable consequence of a conflicting agenda

8.  Has anyone noticed these words being said, showing up on TV or in articles …on Facebook:

ACTS OF KINDNESS

I had a photoquote about that …want to see???

 

Random Kindness

 

9.  Does anyone else like BREAD…

It is so good. I love to smell bread….long deep inhalations of bread. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

I am so glad that one of the joys of knowing the KING of Heaven is He wants to break bread with me. :0)

10.  And of course I got to have a QUOTE!!!

There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.

Mother Teresa

Well that is it for my FRIDAY FACTS!!!
Have a great Friday :0)

Starla