Thursday, February 12, 2009
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 11:43 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 10:11 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I am hopeful
I am patient
I am confident
Waiting on you Lord
I will obey
I will serve you
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I will run the race
I am peaceful
I am faithful
I will praise while I wait on You, Lord!!!
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 10:02 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I received this email a few days ago and thought I would share it with you....have you ever had one of these days?
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table; put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left.
My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot my cell phone charger.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when I go to charge my cell phone, I'll be looking for the charger,
But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
The car isn't washed
The bills aren't paid
There is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
The flowers don't have enough water,
There is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the charger,
I can't find my glasses,
And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
And I'm really tired.
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 11:21 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life—in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. Philippians 2:14-16
I hope each of you enjoy a blessed day. I have a very busy day ahead of me but I plan to not complain about all that I have to do but I choose to be happy, spread cheer, and be thankful that I am ABLE to do all these things.
Please say a prayer for Ashlynn today, she has had an upset stomach all last night and today.....we are having to keep diapers on her.....I pray this does not put a set back in our potty training.
Thank you and have a wonderful, blessed day!!
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 11:16 AM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I have just recently pick up a BAD habit....drinking coffee. It's so bad that I drink a cup nearly every night. It's all Sis. Smith's fault....she got me hooked on this cinnamion creme creamer (teasing), it's wonderful. I started drinking it because it helps me stay awake....why would you want to stay awake....well my husband works night and day it seems like and I try to stay up with him most nights BUT not always does that happen....but if I drink a cup of coffee I am wide away UNTIL.... so needless to say I am pretty tired in the mornings.
Sometimes I will try to get clothes and lunches ready at night to help me in the mornings BUT that doesn't always happen either so it's always RUSH RUSH RUSH in the mornings. I hate the feeling of RUSH when I'm half asleep...lol Anyway, so I guess the moral to this story IS, I need to quit drinking coffee. So I'm running late to the office as usual and I get a call and it's my dear husband letting me know he is broke down. Argh!!!! This is not good. So I go rescue him and pay for the wrecker to tow our truck to the dealership. Hopefully nothing too bad is wrong....so about 2hours later my husband sends me a message that the engine in the truck may need to be repaired plus some other stuff...oh, NO!!! Okay, so my first thought was....if God can heal me, you and everybody else then He can heal an engine, right? So I prayed!!! Some of you may think I'm weird...but I had faith. So, about 2.5 hours later my husband calls me again...."Babe, the engine is alright"....sigh...Thank you JESUS!!! Whew.......saved us about $3500...see it pays to get on your knees.
About 3:00 pm Ashlynn's teacher calls and says she had fever....great....there is a HUGE, NASTY, sickness going around and I don't want it at all. So I go pick her up, give her motrin and pray in Jesus Name she does not get that mess....in fact we saw one of her classmates vomiting as they were leaving school today...yuk! So now we are on our way to pick up Jeff from work since his car is in the shop and all of a sudden Brooklyn starts crying that her stomach hurts, she's doubled over in the back seat of the car and in tears....great, what if she has this sickness too. So by now I'm just hoping we make it to Jeff's office before she gets sick in my car when BAM! Someone just hits my car! Yes, someone backed into my car! Great, we just got our car out of the shop from a drunk driver hitting us....lol. All I can do is laugh at this point. We have had a great day.
Well, I'm glad to tell you that my girls are doing better, my car has a bobo, my truck is in the shop, my husband is still working, I'm still up cause I had a cup of coffee and all I can do is laugh!
You know, when it rains it pours. I just want to make sure that I pass whatever test comes my way. I could of easily gotten a bad attitude about every little issue today, but there is something about being close to Him...everything looks different. What if I had a bad spirit or a feel sorry for me attitude....would my engine need to be replaced, would my girls still be sick, would I still be upset. I'm glad I gave it all to HIM to deal with. Thank you Jesus for being apart of my day. And thank you to all of you who shared in my laughter today. Laughter is good for the soul.
Posted by Deadra Backhus at 10:55 PM