Sunday, February 27, 2011


Recently, we were on the road (again). I had a revelation about myself (and others).

Hugsum has this habit of asking questions. Lots of questions.... Things like, "WHAT is that person doing?", or "Where does that road go?", or "Is this person going to move over or WHAT?"... and on and on.

My response was always, "I don't know". Sometimes I tried to mix it up and make up something.

Finally after about the gazillionth question and answer time, he said, "I don't like it when you say that. Why do you feel you always have to have an answer?!?!"

I was dumbfounded! I mean, I thought I was being polite and conversing. After all, he asked a question and the only thing I knew to do was answer! I have this compulsion - I have to answer! I cannot stand to leave things hanging in the air unanswered. It is like this horrible ominous question mark hanging over my head. It MUST be addressed - it must be answered!

It is the height of RUDE to ignore and not answer. So in my attempt to be polite and thoughtful, I was irritating.

I learned that Hugsum was simply wondering out loud and did not require, expect nor want an answer.

On the other hand, I DO. If I ask a question, I really do want an answer. I want a reply.

Funny world. Funny how different families are and how training is different....

So, when you ask a question, do you want an answer?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Wow.... is it already the second month of the year? Time is flying and I'm not even having fun yet!

Today I am on my feet. This is monumental. This cold has knocked me for a loop...
I get to keep grandkids today. YEA - they are keeping me entertained.

We have had way too much snow. It has been way too cold - in the subzero temps... we STILL have snow on the ground and we have had about 5 days of temps above freezing and even a few in the 60's! Okay - ENOUGH snow already! Enough cold! I declare it to be SPRING! (maybe if I declare it long enough it will obey!)

So... what is going on in your world?

I was thinking the other day (not sure when it was because I have spent the last 4 or 5 in and out of sleep and dreams .... ) about something I heard Joe McGee say on TV. He was saying that everyday he asks the Father to teach him and each member of his family to fear God. He said that when a person fears God they will walk in wisdom, riches and favor. Then he knows that if they are all fearing God everything will be okay and good.

I started to do that. In the middle of that in-between awake and asleep point I was meditating on it and had a revelation.... If we walk in wisdom, riches and favor when we fear God, does that mean that if we are NOT walking in wisdom, riches or favor then we need to check our "fear" focus.

We must be fearing something besides God - usually, we are fearing man, or lack, or pain, or all things not of God... we could be into blame, control, or manipulation, or false expectations... None of those will bring us wisdom, riches or favor.... only bondage, pain, guilt and condemnation.

Those were just some thoughts that I had rolling around in my mind. What are you fearing? I'd say make sure it is a healthy fear of an AWESOME God!

Hope you are having a wonderfully blessed day!