Thursday, February 19, 2009

I know it's been a while

I was told today that I should have blogged about being sick because no one knew. Well, I didn't... I was to sick to get off the couch, or to pull myself away from the "porcelain bowl" to even care about blogging. Sorry!

Just know that if you have a friend that tells you about having the dreaded stomach virus. HAVE PITY ON THEM! Oh my goodness it was the worst I have felt in 15 years or more. UGH! Today I feel like I can be included among the living.

Enough about that! Whew!!!!

I have been busy today with a few things that didn't take a lot of brain power to do. Lists of stuff to do for Jeff and I (Jeff's idea) making phone calls, receiving phone calls (right Mary?) I was only on the phone with my friend for two or three hours. I think we have the world straightened out. Ha! Well at least I know which jelly beans to bring on the 28 th!

Tomorrow I have two meetings to 'go over' arrangements to speak at two different churches, and as I began typing this a few minutes ago, I received another call to re-book a canceled meeting. Yesterday I received another call to speak at a women's Bible study. So apparently that is what God has been planning. I received the information for the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, in May, but I do not think I'll be able to attend for two different reasons. I have to help cook for Married Life Live, and the possibility of going doesn't look financially feasible or even very smart with the economy the way it is. Our business is so bad, and of course I haven't sold many stories, or had enough speaking engagements to pay for it. So, I'll take that as a "no" from God unless I hear otherwise.

I do have a couple of possible irons in the fire, or stories in the works that I may submit to a couple of periodicals. We'll see what I can come up with, or rather what God inspires.

I just went back an looked through my blog to see if I mentioned the Circle of Friends Women's Conference we had on February 7 (see website in my list of friends blogs to the left) We now have a blog Monday through Friday and a daily devotional on those same days. Please check it out. A couple of my friends and I work pretty hard to post those for everyone to take advantage of. Give me some feedback after you check it out OK????

Getting back to the Conference. Sheila Walsh was our speaker, and the COF Worship Team along with a band from England did the worship. It was a phenomenal weekend. I was so blessed to have been a part of such a great conference. If you check out the COF site you can see pictures of the conference, and all it takes to put one of these events together. We had a lovely published devotional, called "A Place To Belong" sharing life with circle of friends. There were 31 different women that contributed a devotional to be included in that book, and also the COF worship team put together a wonderful worship CD to go along with it. I had the privilege of working with a group of women headed up by a friend of mine, by the name of Missy H. We worked for months to prepare this devotional, and get just the right ones in the book. Please check it out too! They make wonderful gifts, as well as something for yourself.

I also have been in touch with the woman that is in charge of the CCWC and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. Her name is Marlene Bagnull. She came to our are area last March and had a writer's seminar. It was amazing. That was where I got interested in the Colorado Conference. Anyway, I am trying to work with my writing group here and we are trying to organize another seminar for Marlene to speak at, possibly in June sometime. Keep watching my blog for more information.

I have mentioned having a facebook account before. It is so cool to be able to connect with old friends. I seem to find new people to add to my list almost every week. I'm pretty excited about that. Friends from college, friends from several of the high schools I went to (four different ones from just ninth grade, (Ontario, Rootstown, New Phila, San Antonio Texas' Theodore Roosevelt, and back to New Phila) but eleven schools all together. I made a lot of friends, in a lot of places.

If you're an old friend, check out my facebook. Maybe we can reconnect.

Well, it's been a long day so I'm gonna end here! See ya.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Right side or left?

I found this "test" on the Circle of Friends blog, so I decided I'd try it.

Some of the things it said about me I thought were accurate,
some I just chuckled about.

Becki, you are mildly left-hemisphere dominant while showing a
slight preference for auditory processing. This overall combination
seems to indicate a well-working blend of logic and judgment and
organization, with sufficient intuition, perception and creativity to
balance that dominance.

You will at times experience conflict between how you feel
and what you think which will generally be resolved in favor of
what you think. You will find yourself interested in the practical
applications of whatever material you have learned or whatever
situation you face and will retain the ability to refine whatever
knowledge you possess or aspects of whatever position you are in.
By and large, you will orient yourself toward intellectual activities
and structure. Though not rigid, you will schedule yourself, plan,
and focus on routine and continuity of operations, rather than on
changes and disruptions.

When changes or disruptions occur, you are likely to consider
first how to ensure that such disruptions do The same balance
is reflected in your sensory preference. You will tend to be reflective
and measured in your interaction style. For the most part, you will be
considered objective without being cold and goal-oriented while
retaining the capacity to listen to others.

Preferentially you learn by listening and maintaining significant
internal dialogues with yourself. Nevertheless, you have sufficient
visualization capabilities to benefit from using graphs, charts,
doodles, or even body movement to enhance your comprehension
and memory. To the extent that you are even implicitly aware of your
hemispheric dominance and sensory style, you will feel most
comfortable in those arenas which emphasize verbal skills and logic.
Teaching, law, and science are those that stand out among the professions, along with technical sales and management.

So, for those of you that know me do you think this is accurate?
I especially loved the part where it infers that I talk to myself.
Now who told them that? Hmmmmm?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Recall Notice

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.

This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.
This defect has been termed ('Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality') or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect.

The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual.
The B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list. For free emergency service, call on Jesus.
Thank you for your attention!

............... GOD

P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by 'Knee mail'.