Have you ever done anything really stupid?


Guest post by: Marianne

First there was Y2K.  I stocked up, waiting for the end of the world.  God told me not to worry, but I did not listen.  Then nothing happened, and I forgot about all the stuff in my storage shed.  About 5 years later, I went in and had to throw a lot of stuff out.

Then, I got an email back in October saying there was going to be another disaster,  so guess what i did.  I stocked up again, but this time it was my car that got stuffed.  I was waiting to get bombed by Russians or someone,  and I knew that when the tribulation started,  Jesus told his disciples to head for the hills.   So, I was going to do that too.  No clue where I was exactly going,  or how long I would be there.

Well, we have not been bombed yet.  My car is full of stuff. While most people go to their pantry to get a new item to open and use, I go to my car.

It is only a Toyota Corolla!

here is my inventory overview:

Fruit loops
Sugar – 10 bags
laundry detergent
eye liner
canned meat
bar soap
coffee supplies
mashed potatoes
toilet paper
pancake syrup
canned fruit
canned vegetables
apple sauce
oodles of noodles
baby powder
apple juice
drinking water
cat food
aluminum foil
sleep aid – I guess I have to sleep through the bombs
canned chinese
first aid stuff
chicken noodle soup
honey bunch cheerios
paper towels.
tooth brushes

Well,  aren’t I silly?  It is a little strange.  I had to give a ride to some friends, and I had to move all the piles of food over, to give them a place to sit.  It is well organized, and a lot of it is boxed up.   My son wanted apple sauce to go with his pork chops, but I could not remember where the apple sauce was in the car, until I checked a while ago.  In box # 3!!!

Jesus told us to be prepared for his coming.  I bet he was not thinking of me when he said this.    🙂

Did I go to some crazy extreme?    Yes…….

But would I go to such a crazy extreme to prepare for Him to come as well?

definitely!    🙂

While the neighbors think I am nuts,  I am all too excited about the Lords’ return.  He told us to be ready.  He told us to have our lamps lit, and full of oil.  Well, I am ready.  You should see the back of my car!  I have oil lamp back there too! ( being Funny here)

Jesus told us that the kingdom of heaven is like  little children.  They just believe what they are told, and they get all excited about things,  and go to the extreme with childlike faith and enthusiasm.   That is how He wants us to be also.

We may not have to stuff our cars, but we should be very excited in our preparations for His return.    We should be on fire for Him, and not cold or lukewarm.

James Harrison T-Shirt – What will you pay?

jamestaylorHow much will you pay for an authentic James Harrison Superbowl record breaker T-Shirt?  I think this shirt may have been worn during the Super Bowl game and James made his record breaking touch down.  I think the guy that has this shirt stole it off his back while he was in the shower.

 aretha-franklinOr possibly you’d like to bid on Aretha’s hat she recently wore at the Oh’Bama inaugeration.  She says she’s not sure if she is going to let the Smithsonian Institute have it.


michael_phelps_bong-500x666And if nothing else you could always bid on Michael Swim Phelps’s hooka pipe.  He says he used bad judgement.  Probably thought the pipe was a bad fit for his teeth.


Or possibly my dirty socks. 

I don’t know.  I guess the Super Bowl brings out the best or worst in me.  Sigh…


Which item will bring the best price on ebay?

Run. But, you can’t hide.



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I am focused and praying hard for couples in marriage that I know are struggling.  Yesterday, one of the couples said they were separating and another said they had already separated.  Sometimes it seems God sends back a “Google Error.  Bad Request.” response. 

What am I doing wrong in my prayers?  If separation is the result of my prayers, maybe I shouldn’t be praying?  Is God just too busy keeping up with presidents and kings and things?  Does God really care?

Then, I think about Jesus willingly dieing on the cross that I might have life and have it abundantly.  That negates any argument of not caring.  Could it be that my prayers are adding light to the couples’ life that reveals things they don’t want to see?

Running from God is never the solution.  He never tires.  He will chase.  Abundance is found when God is embraced and you walk faithfully together through the fire.  Let God catch you.  Give up the chase.  He can and will make a difference.   God bless.