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I saw it and it didn't make sense to me, as my mind read it, "Make it HOMIE with Flowers".
The post is below...
I do not have a green thumb.
In fact, I don't "do nature" as a general rule.
But, I love the splash of color and touch of home that plants and flowers provide. This is a great time of year to add them to your classroom because its "mums season" and they are cheap, colorful and hardy.
I had a good little laugh at myself.
When I read "Homey", I thought it really said,
which in Montebello (where I grew up)
it meant "friend",
My "filter" sometimes gets in the way of how I see things.
I grew up in what I lovingly call, "The Hood".
It wasn't a bad neighborhood at all, and
I did learn a lot about the Mexican culture,
and even had a pinata for a few of my birthdays.
I loved my childhood.
Where does YOUR filter get in the way?
How does your filter affect the way you see things?
many of us look at God in similar ways we saw our own father.
My dad was a big man,
but when you got him mad,
When I was little, if I disobeyed Dad, I would be spanked.
He was firm, yet loving.
We had alot of respect for my dad and really,
what I think he wanted most was
a relationship with him.
God wants that from us, too.
Love, honor and most of all
Luckily, my filter had one image of "my father" that positively affected my relationship with my
Don't let your filter get in the way of your relationship with our
No matter what kind of relationship you had with your father,
loves you and more than you'll ever know!
I just got off of the phone with a friend going through some really rough stuff in her life.
She goes to church, believes in God and is really down.
She's down on herself, down on her relationship, and she confessed that she is down on God.
Let's face it.
Sometimes, life can really stink! I mean really stink!
She doesn't need to hear that God is working in her life right now
that's He will bring something good out of all this.
She doesn't need someone to tell her everything is going to be alright, or someone to fix anything,
she just needed to vent some frustration.
YES, there is and will be a lot of frustration in this life, because it is NOT where we belong and people make mistakes, are selfish and are well, people.
(I know, I add to all this, too)
The Devil loves to use people to drive us away from God....
but I want her to be driven closer to the Lord.
So, she's really is a tough spot relationally and financially.
Most of all, she's feeling defeated and beaten down.
Raise your hand if you've ever felt like that?
(mine is raised- actually both hands and both feet, nice visual, I know)
Sometimes we need reminders- here are a few of my favorites...
First.....I know this stinks, but "This is a test...."
I am a teacher and even I hate tests....
He will heal this wound, it's a promise,
Oh, and by the way, He has healed ALL of mine, and I had A LOT!
YOU are meant to be..
your kids wouldn't be YOUR kids,
my kids wouldn't be my kids,
YOU are here for a reason.
Oh, and listen to the words of this song,
as if Jesus were singing them to YOU.
Bless my friend "V" and ALL the friends out there that are struggling with feeling loved, lovable, valued and valuable. I pray that your love and peace would surround each reader right now with an unmistakable feeling that YOU are with each one of them. I pray that no matter how they "feel" about their situation, they would "KNOW" beyond a shadow of a doubt that YOU are with them, that YOU will never leave or forsake them, and that they would come out of this struggle stronger, and more faithful in YOU.
I love you and I'm so grateful that I can lay all my requests before you knowing that you care about each person and what they are going through.
Thank you, Father- In Jesus' name I pray these things- Amen.