Saturday, September 12, 2009

Prop Me Up On The Leaning Side

Once there was an old man who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this .... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.

It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time.

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

Friday, September 11, 2009

Facebook Is Ruining My Blogging!

So the other day I realized checking on Facebook all the time is cutting into my Blogging. Of course, Facebook is keeping me in touch and getting me back in touch with friends from all over and from quite while ago. I just found a friend from Louisiana whom I hadn't seen in probably 15+ years. Since then her husband has passed away. All her children are married and have families. This week a brother-in-law passed away and so we were able to contact family members through facebook and email and have set up a place to stay etc through Facebook. AND I find that pictures are more interesting on Facebook too with whole albums. I don't play the games on Facebook or do quizzes very often, etc. I just spend my time sort of "interacting" with others there.

But I get to put down words with a Blog. It's a place to put down rambling thoughts a few pictures, etc. Among the things that I love are music, hands, the Book of Mormon, my family, the skies of Colorado, baby necks, Caesar salad, and words.

Books have always fascinated me. Putting words on paper, thoughts on paper, feelings on paper draws me in. I was a pretty good letter writer before email. I still write occasionally to my Grandmother. But a letter coming in the mail is a miracle these days. I have actually started quite a few books. I have them around still but get sidetracked by life and don't finish them. Probably should even if it is just to say I did it.

To wrap up this rambling thought I think I should try to Blog a little more and Facebook a little less. Maybe I can. I just hope it doesn't fall into the category of New Year's resolutions.