Archive for June, 2009


This is too funny not to share…

  

Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 
           At LAST a guy has taken the time to write this down

Finally , the guys’ side of the story.
(
I must admit, it’s pretty good.)
We always hear ‘
the rules ‘ From the female side.

Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!
Please note.. these are all numbered ‘1 ‘
ON PURPOSE

1.Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You’re a big girl. If it’s up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don’t hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1.. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem < B>only if you want help solving it..

  1. 1. That’s what we do.
    Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

    1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
    In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days..

    1. If you think you’re fat, you probably are.
    Don’t ask us.

    1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the   other one

    1. You can either ask us to do something
    Or tell us how you want it done.
    Not both.
    If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself..

    1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials..

    1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.

    1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
    Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A
    color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

    1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
    We do that.

    1. If we ask what is wrong and you say ‘nothing,’ We will act like nothing’s wrong..
    We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle..

    1. If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, Expect an answer you don’t want to hear.
    1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine… Really .

    1. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball or golf.

    1. You have enough clothes.

    1. You have too many shoes.

    1. I am in shape.   Round IS a shape!

    1. Thank you for reading this.
    Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;

    But did you know men really don’t mind that? It’s like camping..

 

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True Beauty is found in what is created, not in what is manufactured.

I recently visited Crater Lake.  Magnificent.

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We visited the ranger in the information center, and watched a short video about how scientiest believe Crater Lake came to be.  The story begins with ‘billions of years ago…’ and in my Creationist mind, I immediately stopped listening. 

I explained to my children that while scientist have their theories, ultimately God created this for us, to marvel at the beauty of His creation.

I have that same feeling when I sit before a waterfall…

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I thank God for this awesome setting He has created, and that I can see and appreciate the true beauty of His creation.

Recently, I began a struggle with my appearance.  Turns out it is not as easy to loose weight after baby number 4, in my thirties, as it was to loose weight after three babies born when I was in my twenties.

Spring Sprung, and so did the button on my cute capris!

It caused me to take a look at vanity in my life.  How much time and energy I was spending on a daily basis, wondering what to wear to make this ‘new body’  look cute…how to fix my hair so I only had one visible chin…

Then I was reminded…

“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Prvbs 31: 30

And that’s not all…

“Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upo us; yea, the works of our hands establish thou it” Psalm 90:17

I was spending time on my ‘outer beauty’ (if you can call it that) everyday…

Was I doing so at the expense of cultivating inner beauty, the beauty God intended to display through my life?

So I streamlined the morning ‘dressing’ routine.

I took all the clothes that didn’t fit out of the closet and tucked them away.

I chose a ‘signature’ hairstyle, consisting of  long simple braid.

I realized my make up does not have to be perfectly applied, if my daughter wants her hair fixed or her doll dressed.

I am ready for the Lord’s work in minutes, spending less time agonizing over what I look like,

and more time focusing on cultivating TRUE BEAUTY.

Please note that this is not a campaign against make up, or short hair or any other vain imaginations that the enemy might be trying to plant. 

This is my simple testimony of the Lord has recently had to bring my heart back around to Him, to believing that who He created me to be is a vessel that displays is work in my life, and that is where True Beauty is seen to the Glory of God.

 

 

 

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