Friday, October 19, 2007

Gecko's Gone Wild!

For several years now Geiko Insurance has cleverly used a 'cute' little gecko with an Australian accent to advertise their company. Many love the witty commercials and have even begun to love the reptiles.
But that's not me...
I don't like those commercials because of the geckos! It freaks me out & the accent is even scarier!
I am seriously afraid of those things. Here in Texas it's still a little warm, so these creatures are everywhere! I was lying on the couch on Tuesday relaxing, watching Oprah & something on the fireplace caught my was a lizard!!!!!!!! This thing was big! So after calling everyone I knew in my vacinity, no one agreed to come kill the lizard for me, so it was solely up to me. I got all kinds of advice from my friends and family! I even called my fiance who was in New Orleans on business. His response was, "What do you expect me to do?" (Thanks, sweetie.)

Well, I never got the nerve up to kill the thing by myself, so I waited until my mom came home, and the two of us wrestled that thing & finally killed it!

Then...the very next night a friend came over and another gecko came in through the front door with her like he was a welcomed guest! This one was big too! Ugh....Needless to say, we made her try to kill it, but the rascal was too quick and she didn't catch, it's still somewhere in the house we guess. Great.

So, I know it's ridiculous of me to be afraid of them, but I AM! So there. I don't like those things--Australian accent or not. These geckos have gone wild, plus they're not even saving us 15% on our insurance.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fall Reflections

I know Fall officially started last month, but here in Texas it gets started several weeks later. This morning it was a cool, crisp 66 degrees! Love that...
Call me strange, but I get so nostalgic when it gets cool outside. All I can think about is Christmas! So what did I do this morning as I drove in to work? Why, I played Christmas music, of course!
Today as I sat outside enjoying my lunch in the shade, I actually got cold! So ridiculous, only a Texas girl can get cold in 82 degree weather!

Things are constantly changing. As you gaze outside your window, let the change of season remind you that God is in control of every season of your life. Moment by moment, day by day, Our Savior is watching over every detail of our lives.

He's got you and me, sister in His hands...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Submission in Small Steps

As a student for three years in seminary, I have entered our campus computer lab numerous times. I always walk in and use the computers and leave, but last week I noticed something different. As I sat there using the computer I looked out at the entrance and saw a sign asking students to sign in. I sat there thinking to myself,

"Whatever...I'm not signing in."

The next time I was headed to the library to the computer lab I sensed the Holy Spirit saying to me, "You need to sign in..."
It was a very clear God was asking me to be obedient, not to ask any questions, but to do it because He said so.

We all have a choice to either obey or disobey the Spirit's prompting...
As I approached the sign in sheet, I signed my name as asked...because those in authority over that computer lab have asked for we students to do so.

You see, my friend, submission takes place in small steps. If I cannot submit to a simple sign-in sheet, will I submit to the Lord in other areas? (i.e., my marriage) The answer is no. Submission is a Christian duty, not just one isolated to wives in marriage. We all are to be practicing the discipline of submission. God calls us as believers to submit to:

Christ as Head of the Church,
to one another,
wives to husbands,
and to governing authorities.

So, as you can see...we all fall under someone's authority. No one can escape it.
As you go about your days, be sensitive to the small ways the Lord is prompting you to submit.