Various and Sundry
I just love fun little gadgets and I’ve just discovered a new one from Blogger. See that little box of people in my right sidebar? Those are my imaginary friends who read this blog!
I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to look over there and see your faces. It also makes it easier to pop in and make visits to those of you who honor me by dropping by my place from time to time. If you want, I would be thrilled for you to add your face to mix by simply clicking on ‘Follow this Blog’. Please? I want to know who is out there! :)
In other news, I am leaving in the morning to teach a Bible retreat in the Smoky Mountains. I would SO appreciate your prayers! This is the Sarah: Woman out of Control material I told you a bit about. As usual, I’m nervous but I suppose in a good way. I told my friend Patty that if a day comes when I cease being scared when I presume to teach God’s Word then that will also be the day I quit.
In other news, I’m so hopping mad about price-gouging at the gas pumps I could just die. As soon as it was announced that Ike had shifted towards Houston and several oil refineries would cease production, gas jumped to 5 STINKIN’ STUPID DOLLARS A GALLON at some of the independent stations in our county. The stations whose prices remained in the $3 range each had no less than 40-50 cars lined out of the parking lot. It was like the 1970’s all over again.
At first I was determined I wouldn’t buy into the mayhem but then remembered I have to drive to Gatlinburg tomorrow. I would have been double hopping mad if I had to pay $5/gallon at all the other stations tomorrow. SO, totally against my will, I sat in one of those ignorant gas lines and filled up. Gas had better be $5 tomorrow or I think my head will go ahead and pop off my shoulders.
Have you figured out by now I can be a bit of a ranter?
Oh, well. This is where I get to apply the lessons I’m about to teach this weekend. I can’t control nor manipulate my day-to-day existence and expect any kind of lasting fulfillment. Only in letting go can I receive the fact I am supremely blessed in the here and now. Thank God, there is also a hereafter that promises more than I could ever ask or imagine and in it there will be no hungry babies, hurricanes, or overpriced pumps.
Praise the One who has it all under Control!
Praying for your weekend. And following your blog. (Duh!)
I tried to be a follower, but it won’t seem to let me!! :(
Definitely will keep you in prayer.
And of course I’m following you. ;)
And $5/gallon? That is some pure insanity.
I’m totally gonna follow you! I need to put a profile pic up…I don’t like that little shadow picture they give me.
I’ll be praying for you!
Praying for your weekend! Thanks for sharing.
Praying for you this weekend! According to all the major news gas prices are up a whopping .04 cents a gallon this morning! I saw on the news last night that the rumor was only in our county…..which is baloney! I don’t know who yet, but I’m gonna be calling somebody!!
Prayers are going up for your words & save travel!
I've seen commercials here about the AG's office wanting to know about price gouging. It's one thing for nearly every station to go up, but if it's a small %, that's not right.
Love you! And praying for you, girl!
And I get the scared thing. I’m not nervous to speak, just nervous that what I’m saying is what God wants me to say, what I’m teaching is what God wants me to teach, and so on. The speaking part–piece of cake. The what to speak part–butterflies galore!
Wish I could come and listen, cause I’m lovin’ your topic.
Anyway, YA’LL have fun!
P.S. Something changed and your blog is readable on my computer again!
On top of gas prices going up, be prepared for lots of traffic in the Smokies. It is Grand Rod Run weekend in Pigeon Forge. It is always packed to the point that you can’t move. Have a safe trip!
I just found your blog from the SiestaFiesta blog (which I found from LPM blog!) and I’ve added my name to your link on the right so you know I came by. Your blog is lovely and I can’t wait to read more.
What a cool widget! I think I might add it to my sidebar too…
As for the gas, we are officially out, east of Houston. I guess all of the evacuees came through and sucked all of our pumps dry! Good thing I gased up early…that price gouging just gets me boiling mad.
Hey, I’ve been following you for awhile now, but I don’t show up on your list…what’s up with that? I get your updates, but I’m getting no credit! HUMMPH!!!
Maybe because I didn’t subscribe with your button, I just did it through my dashboard. I’ll go try that now…
Oh Wait…THERE I AM!!!! I’m way back on the first page because I subscribed in the BEGINNING!!! Okay, I’m feeling better now.
But why is your comment form telling me that I spelled “okay” incorrectly???? Now I’ve got a complex, ’cause I’m fairly certain that it’s correct.
Perhaps I need some coffee!
I found your blog on CWO and love it! I will tell my age….I remember when gas was 75 cent a gallon in the 70’s and I thought that was horrible! My first job only paid 75 cent an hour! I am getting old!
Praying for you as you travel and speak!
Praying for you!
BTW: gas is only 3.79 here :)
However that does not mean that it won’t be 5 dollars tomorrow
Have a great weekend
Oh the gas thing! Arg!!!
Anyway, I was reading your twitter updates and I am cracking up right now! You poor thing with half your nails painted! It looks like you need to make a Target run, and fast!
I can’t wait for the hereafter, won’t it be grand!! :)
Yeah, and my husband had to take cans of gas with him to Houston when he went to help his mom today.
Of course I signed up to follow your blog.
Except I thought I was no longer an imaginary friend. Hmmpff! :-)
I was leaving Sam’s yesterday and the line for gas was backed up into the parking lot. I thought they were giving it away or had marked it down half price or something. My closest gas station is limiting everyone to $10 worth of gas. Umm, that doesn’t even buy 3 gallons. I didn’t get any. It was some sort of stubborn pride moment. $10 indeed. puh-lease. AND a friend told me today that another gas station that was backed up with cars..made them stop pumping gas so they could raise the price .09 a gallon! O.N.U.D! madness. I am buying some skates. Or, a bike…well, maybe a scooter. Electric, not gas.
Don’t you love that new feature! I do, too. :)
And I wrote about gas prices on my blog a few minutes ago. So ridiculous.
I may be emailing you a ministry question soon. If I get caught up on everything enough to sit down and do it.
How do you know what the
70’s were like?? BTW gas was jumping 20 cents an hour today and one station already had it at 5$ and now they are asking you to limit your purchase. At least they are asking not demanding!
Praying for you! So do we get to read your teaching? Maybe another study on your Blog? Just some thoughts… Really enjoyed the last one.
Oh and I added myself to your “imaginary friends” list. :)
I’m in Gatlinburg this weekend too, girlfriend!
Yesterday, all of the gas stations were sold out of gas except one and they were charging $4.50 a gallon. I just about CROAKED! Actually Mark (dh) was the one really stroking out.
I can’t imagine driving home tomorrow….
$5.00 a galloon??? Are you kidding me? How can these people live with themselves after taking advantage of innocent people?
LISA!!!! This is where I was telling you I wanted to hear you teach.
You are so precious!! Also, where is the place you can arrange the faces so I can be at the top…I AM KIDDING (James and John). At least I am not an imaginary friend. Please give us the details on what you taught!! Love you!!
So glad ya’ll had a safe trip! As if the $5/gal gas wasn’t bad enough, we don’t have ANY gas now! What’s up with that? Gotta go, Jason limits my fraternizing with republicans! HA!HA! Love ya girl!
I am following you…
And have added the little gadget to my blog too! I like it :)
So, are you brave enough to “follow” all of us who have added our face to your blog? We need to see you on ours too:)
Hi Lisa~ I just became your 100th “follower”. :-)