Sunday, October 27, 2019

The right words at the right time

"Bitter root produces bitter fruit." 

When I got out of the shower, I heard Joel Osteen say that.

I forgot to turn off the bedroom TV before I went into the bathroom, and this is what I just so happened to hear. Only it's so perfect for me, that I don't think it was an accident. I believe God finds a way to find me.

I had a tough week. My boss was an asshole. In my role as condo board secretary, I got beat up by a pair of very noisy unit owners. I'm angry and hurt by the unfairness of it all. So it was the perfect time to be reminded of Hebrews 12:15:

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 


Bitter root produces bitter fruit. 

So I have to let go of the anger and the hurt. Otherwise, I'll make myself unhappy. It's more important to dream, to believe and to hope. I hear you, Lord.

I got all this while slathering shea body butter on my legs. God so knows what He's doing when it comes to this old Gal!

Sunday Stealing


1. If you were offered a job in another part of the country, would you take it? What job? What part of the country? I need to know more.
2. If you were in a bank and someone started to hold it up, what would you do? Dial 911. Or, whatever the robber told me to do. I'm not getting shot.  just because I chose not to use the ATM outside.

3. If you found a suitcase filled with $1,000,000 what would you do? Call my lawyer. Who would probably tell me to take it to the police. I just don't want the police to think I stole it.

4. If you had a 25 hour day what would you do with your extra hour? Sleep.

5. If you had the opportunity to be different, what would you change? I wouldn't be so lazy.

6. If you received a lottery ticket as a gift and won a lot of money, would you share with the person who gave you the ticket? Of course.
7. If you spoke two languages and your spouse spoke only one, would you raise your children as bilingual? Yes.

8. If you were candy, which candy would you be? Mary Janes. Not everyone would like me,
but those that did would be loyal fans.

9. If you were a toy, which toy would you be? A plush toy.

10. If you were abducted by aliens, would you tell anyone? Sure. Starting with Diane Sawyer.

11. If you could go to the moon, would you? No. I'm too old, and the idea of space -- infinity going on and on and on forever -- scares the crap out of me.

12. If you had a time machine, where would you go and why? 11/21/63. Let's change that motorcade route.

13. If you saw a robbery, would you report it? Of course!

14. If you were to speak to a graduating class, what would you say? "To thine own self be true." Dude knew what he was talking about.

15. If given the choice between being given great wisdom or great wealth, which would you choose? Wisdom. I assume it would help me be nicer and richer and happier. I'd like to be nicer, and richer and happier.


October Challenge -- Day 27

I'm joining Ms. Kwiz for her October blogging challenge.

Day 27: Current music fave/rave. Lately I've rediscovered Patsy Cline. While watching Judy, the Renee Zellwegger movie about Judy Garland, and it occurred to me that the only other woman* I'd ever heard whose voice literally cuts straight through to my heart is Patsy. I started listening to her again. And, as luck would have it, Lifetime just did a biopic of Patsy! So it seems I'm not the only one enjoying a Cline-aissance.

*Sinatra and, when he's at his best, Elvis can, too ("Kentucky Rain").