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Is it REALLY what it is?

It is what it is?

Is it?

Is what you are talking about really what it is?  Is it unchangeable?  Can it not improve?  Will it not morph into something else?

Can you help it change?  Can you assist in some way?

To me, this IT IS WHAT IT IS statement means you have given up.  Throw your hands up in the air like ya just don’t care, because with this statement, that is what you mean.  It is what it is and you can’t do anything about it.

I think this statement is used way too much.  If it is used CORRECTLY, than whatever you are talking about is a constant, unchanging thing.  It’s something you can’t budge, you can’t help, you can’t make move no matter what you do. It is unchanging. It’s a “given.”

So, an apple …it is what it is.  A cat, dog, a kite, the sky, my right shoe… YEP!  Those things can be put in that category.   The IT IS WHAT IT IS category!

People… can change.  Places… can change.  Attitudes, facial expressions, a bad day…

ARE NOT things that you can use that “It is what it is.” statement on.

If you use –it is what it is– on those things, you are saying they can’t change…

they can’t be helped…

you can’t do anything about them.

And I just don’t think that is true.  That is my opinion.  I suppose it could change, but for now…

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

*smiles*

 

It’s Alright

I’ve actually blogged about this song before.  My plan is to sing this tomorrow for my church.  It’s one of those songs that reminds me to not freak out, stress or go crazy about any situation, because it really is going to be OK.  Thank You Jesus!

We all have that person in our lives that says that to you.  You may have more than one person that does it for ya.  My biggest OK man was my dad.  He was my cheerleader.  He was the one I went to with any question at all.  When he answered me, it made perfect sense.  He could always comfort me.  He was a voice of reason.  He would just say, “It’s going to be ok.” and I was *thumbs up*!

This song reminds me that I still have people like that in my life.  God has put people in my life to remind me that no matter what, it’s going to be ok.  I can call or text my people in times of craziness and they are ready to give me a word, shoot me the perfect emoji or most better yet, send me a Bible verse and pray for me.

I take comfort most of all in God’s word.  God truly tells us in the Bible that it is going to be OK.  It is going to be ALRIGHT.  We win.  We overcome!  He sent His son to overcome so we can too.

I can go through times of sorrow, times of confusion, times that I want to hurt someone because they are crazy, times that anger me or cause me to doubt myself, BUT with God and His gift of mercy and grace,

IT’S ALRIGHT!

 

Intercessor

Intercessor: a person who intervenes on behalf of another, especially by prayer.

I heard this word used last night.  A sweet person told me she is an intercessor.  I’ve met intercessors before and I know what intercessory prayer is, but I had never really thought of those people that pray for us being called that specific word.  It is beautiful to me.

An intercessor stands up for us.  They call on God for us.  Wow.   That is just wow.

I mention a lady from our church many times who lived until she was 95 and was always praying.  She was a mighty intercessor!  I strive to be more like the example this wonderful lady was for me.  I thank God for putting Mrs. Pearson in my life to show me what a real God gal is.  She was amazing and lived her life for our Lord.

Once again, I thank God for putting other people in my path that are great examples.  This sweet lady that used this “intercessor” word is yet another one.   I met Mrs. Anne through a mutual friend and each time I’ve been blessed to see her, I have always felt the Spirit of God on her.  She amazes me with her prayer life.  She shares her miracle stories and makes me smile.  She is a blessing!  And an intercessor!

Oh God, please allow me to become more and more of an intercessor for those who need me to all on God for them.  And thank You again, Lord, for giving me examples of these type of people.  I am in awe of how You use Your people.  I praise You for that especially today!  Amen!

Three things I heard today…

“If you listen to Katy Perry, you ain’t hard.”

“I must be on a farm, because I’ve never seen so much bull crap in one place in all my life!”

“I dissected the bird then gave the remains to my cats.”

I love my job. One of the main reasons is being able to hear things like this. I know they don’t tell you all of the story.  The context is needed, I know.  But just know all three made me laugh so hard.  Yes, even the last one. Ya just gotta know the source.  

I’m so blessed to be able to teach where I do.  My students are all pretty awesome. I’m saying this after being disrespected by one of my students today. I still love that kid. He will be fine tomorrow.  Love love my job!

Tonight I went to the away basketball games with 7 of my students. They helped at the tortilla toss there which was a fundraiser to help one of our coach’s family.  It went so well. So proud of those student council members. They are always up to something good. 

The games didn’t go like we wanted but wow did our girls and guys play hard!!! I did witnesss some unsportsmanlike conduct from the other team. The student section was … wow.  Our principal would not allow our students to act like that in our gym. Yet another reason I love my job. 

Home in bed now, but can’t seem to wind down. Basketball always makes my blood pressure go up!  

There’s no theme to this blog today, read the title again.  😳

WOW WORK WEEK!

Some would say this was just another week. A crazy week.  A manic week?

Was it one of those weeks that Tuesday felt like a second Monday ( I’ve never had it out for Monday, really) and you were all wishing Wednesday was Friday???

I know that feeling, but …this week for me was a WOW WORK WEEK.

I did a ton of things this week that made it full of just running around.  I went on a trip to Ft. Worth yesterday, worked on Valentine cards for those in the hospital or assisted living homes, planned for a district campaign, put in grades, finalized forms and oh yaaah, I taught in there too.   I turned in my lesson plans on time and even had a guest speaker in one of my classes today.  It’s been a FULL week.  Just another week?  No!  It’s been a WOW WEEK.  Today was a great Friday.  The boys just won their basketball game, we had a great fun tortilla toss and I’m at home with jammies on and about to put my feet up.  I got in almost 14,000 steps today, I DESERVE IT!

Today, I heard “the natives have been restless” from my awesome neighbor teacher friends as she handed me a huge can of happy today!  That can holds the coffee grounds of the fortunate.  When I drink it, I feel so fortunate that I’m a coffee consumer.  It was a surprise, a gift out of the blue, a YAY moment!  It made my Friday for sure!  She loves me!  And I sure do love her even when she’s not handing me a mondo can of the golden coffee!

So, no matter what people called this week or how it went for them… to me, this was a WOW WORK WEEK!  And now, on to the weekend!

Coffee anyone?

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FULL

This is my picture of the day:

pig

I was so blessed to be able to accompany my daughter and her FFA chapter to the Fort Worth Stock Show today.  I also get to spend time with my teacher friends since it is the chapter from the school I teach!  Yay!

This was my favorite picture of the day for so many reasons:

  1. Little piggies are just cute (they stink, but they’re still cute).
  2. It reminded me of the work a momma does.
  3. It made me smile big thinking of all those satisfied babies.
  4. It’s just a sweet scene.

I entitled it FULL, because they are FULL!  As a pig, they are exactly where they want to be.

Being full doesn’t always mean just having your belly content and pleased.   For us, it’s being comfortable with who we are.  It’s about being loved.  It’s about knowing we are wanted and cared for.  So, for me, this pic didn’t just make me smile about those happy satisfied piglets and their smiling momma (look close, she’s smiling!)… it made me smile thinking about how awesome the moment is when WE remember how FULL we are.

Be blessed…Be FULL!

Pray Today

Listened to Dr. Charles Stanley today and this is what I learned…

5 things essential to

Praying with AUTHORITY 

1. Personal relationship with Jesus

2. Know what God thinks –read it! KNOW THE BOOK. 

3. Purity of heart …repent first 

4. Purity of motive …sincere

5. God is faithful to keep His word (FAITH) Yessss!

Pray! Use the Bible! Have faith!

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