Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween~!

 Here is my grandaughter, Emily who is dressed up like a genius.. She doesn't really have to dress up like a genius because she already is one.. She is such a sweetie ~!  She is coming to my house for Christmas break and for Spring break.. We always have a great time. She goes with me to Springville school to volunteer with me with the 2nd graders.. They just lover her.. Someday I can see that she will be a teacher and a good one.  She is a remarkable young Christain Lady...~!  

This is Sophia...she is my grandaughter also...she is dressed up like a Vampire Queen.. Vampire seems to be the theme this year for girls.. There are a lot of girls saying they are going to be vampires in the 2nd grade where I volunteer.. The boys are going to be zombies.. yikes~!  
Sophia is a beautiful young girl who likes to ride her bike a lot with the kids in her neighborhood.. It's so fun to watch her when we go to their house and see how entertaining she is with her friends.. She is in 3rd grade this year....and loves stuffed animals...
       This morning in my devotions it was titled: Stop Comparing Yourself To Others.
       One definition of success is: "gaining wealth and fame."
Should you pick an arbitrary target? Should you compare yourself to others?  What if you have decided to devote yourself to raising children of character, or serving your church and your community?  Does that mean you are less successful?  No..Success is doing the best you can, with what you have, wherever you are in life.  The Bible warns , "When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise." When you play the comparison game you are like the two cows that saw the milk truck go by with a sign , "Pasteurized, homogenized, Vitamin A added." One cow said to the other, "Makes you feel sort of inadequate, doesn't it ?"  God will help you be all that you can be, but He will never help you be someone else.  When you focus your attention on who you aren't by comparing yourself with someone else, you lose sight of who you need to become.  Ever heard of the eighteen/forty/sixty rule? When you're eighteen, you worry about what everybody's thinking about you. When you're forty, you realize that it doesn't really matter what they think about you.  When you're sixty, it dawns on you most of them weren't thinking about you at all~!  Paul's life changed dramatically with one question: "Lord, what do You want me to do?" (Act 9:6) Only when you ask that question, will you discover who you are and what God's calling you to be..
    Boy isn't this so true.. I don't worry what people think about me..I just do what I think I want to do and don't worry about what people think.. This worrying about what people think is a paranoia, fear, and gets your mind to over working and makes the problem bigger.. Really who cares what people think~ if you are asking God "What do You want me to do?" you will discover who you are and what God's calling you to be..
       Have a Tiggeriffic Day~!  ta ta for now from Iowa:)


JSpeas said...

Wow! Guess if you miss a couple of days you miss a lot! Great pictures and glad to hear about the birds and see the wonderful pictures of Ben, Sophia and Emily!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

They are so cute! I love the idea of dressing like a genius! Happy Halloween!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the pictures .. they look great! What was Ben?

Nancy Claeys said...

I miss seeing all the kids and their cute costumes. Hope you all had a perfect Halloween!