Skip to comments.Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2011
Posted on 08/01/2011 2:29:55 AM PDT by JustAmy
My friend Jeff was asked by his daughter to officiate at her wedding. This would be a great joy as they traveled to an exotic and romantic location for the ceremony. But there was one major problembecause the wedding party was very small, Jeff would have to perform three separate roles that could be in conflict. He would be the officiating minister, the father of the bride, and the wedding photographer!
Have you ever felt as if you were wearing too many hats? Jethro thought his son-in-law Moses was (Ex. 18). Leading the Israelites, arbitrating personal disputes, and handing down legal judgments for a great multitude was taking its toll. Finally, Jethro approached Moses, telling him: This thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself (v.18). He wisely counseled Moses to delegate smaller disputes to other advisors and take the more challenging cases himself (v.22).
Whether youre a mother with small children, an overwhelmed business executive, or an overworked church volunteer, you too can take a lesson from Moses. Why not prayerfully discern if there may be tasks you can delegate to others or even discontinueso that you dont wear yourself out.
Read: Exodus 18:13-27
Politically Correct Statements
Your bedroom isn’t cluttered, it’s just “passage restrictive.”
Kids don’t get grounded anymore. They merely hit “social speed bumps.”
You’re not late, you just have a “rescheduled arrival time.”
You’re not having a bad hair day, you’re suffering from “rebellious follicle syndrome.”
No one’s tall anymore. He’s “vertically enhanced.”
You’re not shy. You’re “conversationally selective.”
You don’t talk a lot. You’re just “abundantly verbal.”
It’s not called gossip anymore. It’s “the speedy transmission of near-factual information.”
AND FOR STUDENTS...
The food at the school cafeteria isn’t awful. It’s “digestively challenged.”
No one fails a class anymore, he’s merely “passing impaired.”
You don’t have detention, you’re just one of the “exit delayed.”
These days, a student isn’t lazy. He’s “energetically declined.”
Your locker isn’t overflowing with junk, it’s just “closure prohibitive.”
Your homework isn’t missing, its just having an “out-of-notebook experience.”
You’re not sleeping in class, you’re “rationing consciousness.”
You don’t have smelly gym socks, you have “odor-retentive athletic footwear.”
You weren’t passing notes in class. You were “participating in the discreet exchange of penned meditations.”
You’re not being sent to the principal’s office. You’re “going on a mandatory field trip to the administrative building.”
Where do you find these jewels?
Great logic, sent it off to my wife at her office and its been a hit!
Hi Johnn....its great seeing you today! I imagine you’ve been busy with your books. We’ve missed ya!
Think I will order the Crab Cakes and Hashbrowns since its getting late in the morning! I will have coffee or course, and orange juice! And what a lovely view!!
Hi Conor! Thanks for getting back to me!! Hope you have a good day, today (at least!! :)
Wow...I'm jealous! NOT! :)
Good luck with that nightmare!
Hope your Wednesday is a great one!
Crab Cakes and Hashbrowns it is, they make a great ‘brunch’
Yes I just finished a new book and finally got it set up for Amazon Kindle. Now I get to rest a bit.
Good Morning Mayor! Oh my did I need to read this today.
We are making some major decisions as to what we can or cannot do in our lives right now.
Maybe time to delegate.
As I've never had the pleasure of PANNOKOKEN I think today should be the day! :)
And, if jaycee doesn't mind, I'll be seated with her for the company.
Thank you kindly!
Good MORNING JOHNN!!!!!!!
So glad to start out with the Steak and Spuds!
A warm cup of coffee will finish it off.
LOVE the sunrise!
Room for one more at your table with Jaycee, Old Teen? ....
The Dutch pancake is HUGE. It comes to the table all puffed up and then it slowly deflates. topped and eaten hot their a delight.
You will find her at the table by the window just to the left of the fireplace. I’ll get a fresh pot of coffee for the table and join you.
Steak and spuds it is.
By the way, save room for the cinnamon rolls
just got a new batch out of the oven.
And I will be thrilled sitting with teenie!! I’m getting hungrier and hungrier...LOL!
Make yourselves at home! We're all family!
Breakfast/Brunch is made to share! And, we all know, Johnn is a wonderful host! :) (And a great chef!)
I just want to say thank you for your prayers on behalf of my dear sister Marilyn.
I trust God completely to restore my sister to health or in His Divine providence take her to Glory.
Here is a brief account of the last two days.
Monday I was called in by my sister Barbara ( there are 6 of us girls), as it appeared Marilyn was on her last. We prayed and sat with her. I felt impelled to call her Bible study leader who is a Nigerian Bible student studying right now for his doctorate in the states. He came and brought another Nigerian pastor friend.
Both pastors prayed for sister, and we left her in God's Hands....
Pastor Emmanuel kept saying that " God is the God of impossible circumstances".
Monday night we said our goodbyes. Sister had a night nurse sitting with her.
At 3am my dear sister Marilyn started " humming" and then spoke! She told the night nurse " to Pray".
When her son came into the room yesterday morning with a cup of coffee, her first words, upon the smell of coffee were " I want some coffee". She has started swallowing again, talked all day to us yesterday, although some was incoherent.
When my one sister Barbara, who is going through chemo treatments for cancer, said " Marilyn, this is almost like a miracle, Marilyn said infatically " NO"...it isn't almost like a miracle...it IS a miracle."
I cant and do not want to second guess God, but for yesterday, I spent a wonderful day with my sister. Thought you all would like to know! Phillipians 4:19
Polly, I’m sure Johnn will seat us all together this morning! And its good to see you here today. We have a lot of catching up to do!
Oh I think he actually loves the kitty....LOL!
Miracles do happen...more than we know!
I am so glad you had a good day with your sister, Marilyn. We love for them to do what they can as long as they’re here. She is in God’s hands now and we have no say, even though we never give up on prayer!
I have a little story to share. My DIL, Gwen, called this morning to tell me they had moved her cousin Misti, to Hospice. About 7 or 8 years ago she had breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy and did well. Then just recently, they found cancer in her liver and she’s been in the hospital for about 8 days. They put in a feeding tube and had her on a breathing machine. On Monday, they took out the breathing machine and yesterday wanted to put it back and she managed to tell them no, she didn’t want that anymore. Of course, she worsened and is now in Hospice.
She is only 40 and has 2 young sons, age 11 and 13. Her family is having a hard time dealing with this. These are things that are hard for me to understand...to be so young and has to leave her family. I have been sad all morning since Gwen called me. I am praying for this little sweet family.
I'm sure he does...he just doesn't want to say it to the world! lol
I’ll put Marilyn on the church prayer list, never too many prayers! she’s already in my personal prayers, as are you.
It's heartbreaking what a lot of families are going through and trying to make any sense of it is impossible. My prayers are with the entire family.
What a darling graphic this is, ladies! A big LOL to the little tale....I guess thats the way cats think!
I gotta get busy now friends, but I’ll see you when I can!!
((((Hugs to all))))
Love that story, Amy!
Hope you have a great (and not too hot) Wednesday!
‘I checked it all out ... it is safe ... no hidden invaders ...” Good thing you had me check it.”
Dogs are great aren’t they?
Oh my gosh, I feel like I could eat 3 of those. I will be craving something like that all day, Johnn.
I gotta get busy as well. Have to head down the hill today. (So I'll be someone other than Jill...lol)
Dogs and cats both are terrific for us to love, geo! Even when they make a mess like that, you wanna scold them but somehow you manage to get tickled!!!
If you have enough, I'd like one please! :)
Good morning and nice to see you back! :) Would I still have time to join everyone for breakfast, with that lovely view? If so, I’d like coffee, along with the Pannokoken breakfast,please!
Hi Teenie! Your graphic is way tooooooooo cute!! Thank you! See you at breakfast?
Please forgive, Polly
but for the lack of perhaps the correct word's
Of course and my heart goes out for ALL of them!
Are there any cinnamon rolls left?
(Oh, don't mind those bottles on the table - they are AZ Tea!)
LOL! I love this darling graphic and quotes! Thank you!!
Oh my, Jaycee! Your graphic is soooooooooo sweet! Thank you!!
And I have a winery in Az. to sell ya!! LOL!
Love it!! :)
If it can't be 'restful', make it pleasant...
And be greatful from your heart
For all our many blessings
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