Friday, May 24, 2013


I dare you to stop whatever you are doing right here, right now...and listen.
Just Listen

What do you hear?  
OK, before you start hearing imaginary crickets and get terribly bored, keep reading.

Can you hear the sound of help? Of assistance? Of life?
Can you hear the sound of sound itself? Calling you to do something?

Now look.

Just Look 

Look around you. What do you see?
Can you see the sight of someone in need? 
If you are inside, are the beds needing to be made? Are the dishes needing a good washing? How about the clothes in the enormous, never-ending pile of laundry?

Now get up, stop reading, and help out.

Just Help
Go on! If you are reading this before you get up and start helping, you aren't going to read much in this post that will benefit you yet.
On the other hand, maybe you're thinking you shouldn't obey the blog post of a complete stranger!  ;)

So, (hopefully) you listened, looked, and helped. 
If you obeyed this blog post (written by a complete stranger)...
You deserve a thumbs-up...
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.  Galatians 5:13

Friday, May 10, 2013

Afraid Of The Dark

Every night in my room, it's the same conversation.

My sister tells me, "Don't shut the door and don't turn off the hall light!"
I object, "I need the darkness, so I can sleep!"
"You can too sleep with a light on."
"Yes, but..."
Blah, blah, blah...we get into an argument. All because practically every little kid (and sometimes the older kids) have a small case of nyctophobia (or whatever people call it!).
I admit, I used to be like that, too! Well, used to? I "used to" unless I watched an exceptionally rare scary movie just before bed! (Does that happen to anyone else out there reading this?)

 A few days ago, I found out that my baby cousin was apparently born blind. BLIND.
On some nights when both us girls aren't very tired, my sister will ask me what I would do if someone gave me a million babies from China...Hmm, well, no one would just up and give me a million babies, much less one! Also, why from China? I haven't the slightest idea! But every time she asks me, I answer with either "I don't know" or "I'd have a very good-tempered husband who wouldn't mind taking care of one million sons and daughters."

My little sis is very imaginative. So am I. She imagines having a house and kids of her own (as do I), while I also want to perform all over the country, worshiping God by singing. Just saying, but I think I have the less probable imagination of us two when it comes to the "When I Grow Up" category!

Hmm, I think I've headed off into another subject...Oops.
Back to my sister being afraid of the dark...In the middle of the night, when I'm just on the verge of falling asleep, she will randomly ask if she can sleep in my bed with me.
The reply? A dull "No, let me sleep."

So, while it lasts, I will be waiting for my little sister (and all the other siblings who are scared) to fall asleep so I can shut off the light...Hopefully, she will outgrow this stage of life soon.

Because I want a good night's rest...without the hall light on.  ;D