Thursday, April 30, 2009

OH NO YOU DIDN"T...ooooo

O.K., so I finally figured out how to get a picture on my blog profile. WOO HOO! Now if only I could turn it into a GOOD picture I would be happier.
Not a whole lot to blog about tonight...I mean this morning..I just looked at the clock and it is 1 flippin thirty ya'll. Can we say derrrr?! I don't know exactly why I am up but I am nontheless. I guess I was thinkin about somethin someone had said about my church. I heard someone say (and I quote)"Man, you guys let ANYBODY come to your curch dontcha? So and So (no names) were out drinkin all night and at church the next morning. I should join." O.K. so I was ready to let them have it. I mean dude, who do you think you are dissn' MY church like that? About the time I was gettin tore up from the floor up...a big ole slap- on -the -head conviction crept up on me. WHO'S CHURCH?? DID JESUS SEEK THE SAINTS OR THE SINNERS? And then I carefully replied,"Yep, you're right, we let just anybody in..cuz it might be that ONE time they come in hungover, hear the word, and leave with a new heart." And that is the truth. It wasn't too awful long ago that I was the one in sin and lost without God. So I am thankful that God's church lets just anybody in, who are we praying for anyway? I am waiting for the day the back doors swing wide open and in come all the lost family and friends we have spent so much time on our faces for. And I for one want to be welcoming the lost in..As my pastor said just a few weeks ago..(not his words)..let us not be a church that gets so caught up in Religion that we lose sight of why we are's not religion ya'll it's a relationship, one that means more to me than anything, and I want to know that if Jesus comes on Sunday morning, He will find me shaking the hand of the lost or praying with a sinner as they accept Him! Well, I guess I can come down from my soapbox now huh? CAN I GET AN AMEN SISTAHS?????
Til next and blessings....Missi

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cya later......BUB

Last week and this week I have had mixed emotions on my job. I work for HOSPICE as I have mentioned. I had to say goodbye for the first time since I began this job. He was only my patient for 3 weeks, but for EVERY DAY for 3 weeks. Needless to say, I did grow attached to the whole family. I learned in those 3 weeks that he fought for our country in WWII, and had traveled almost the entire globe. He has 2 wonderful boys, 5 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren with one on the way. He had been married to the love of his life for 66 years. He told me the reason God put him on this earth was to make people laugh. And that he did, let me tell you. We kinda had a comedy routine, he and I. Many times his wife would tell me over coffee,"He has lost everything but his sense of humor." But there was one day which I will hold dear to my heart forver that I spent a couple of hours with him alone and he told me of his travels, his children, his years working, his life with his beloved and his many hobbies. Granted, he told me the same story not 15 minutes after he finished the first, but he was proud to be telling it. He beamed with pride while speaking about his family and being a Shriner and his church. We talked at great length about his relationship with God. He was a man prepared to meet his King. He said so with great intent. Each day when I walked in I would say "What do ya say bub?" His response always without fail was "Save your money!" I called him "Bub" he called me "Hub", I called him "Hot-Rod" he called me "Cold-Rod". We never tired of matching wits.
I was not there when he passed and that saddened me so, but I know it was peaceful and that he was ready. I count myself blessed to have known him, even if only for 3 weeks. I have already been told by his wife that I better come have coffee with her pretty regularly. I plan to do so.
It's not really goodbye anyway...just cya later...right?
Now I am more sure than ever that I was picked by God for this job. I don't feel like it's a job anyway, just a wonderful opportunity to meet people, share the Gospel, pray a lot, and maybe help lead someone to the Lord.
Please continue to pray for me that I will do His will and always be ready when He sends me.
Til next and blessings....Missi

Friday, April 10, 2009

I am just a big ole softy.

O.K. so I'm feelin pretty emotional today. I took my baby girl to get a dress for the band banquet. Now, I have seen her in formal wear a million times. For pageants. This is a DANCE!! WITH BOYS!!!!! He will be coming here to meet the folks and have the pictures made and the oh so unavoidable comments made by the DADDY while he cleans his gun and sharpens his knife. lol :) She is not my little girl anymore. Where did the time go? I have had small "breakdowns" with each passng milestone in her life. You know, the first boyfriend she cried over, the braces, fights with girlfriends, thinking she's fat (NOT EVEN CLOSE) all the woe that is being a teenage girl. And I will have a moderate pity party this time as well. Only because I am so very full of love and bursting with pride for this sweet girl.
I have but so little time left to enjoy her teenage years and am so glad that she lets me be part of them.
I hope I can figure out my camera to put pictures on the blog of her tomorrow.
My prayer for her as she takes another step toward becomming a young woman is this;
Lord, I know this is your child and not my own. She is a precioous gift from You God for which I am not deserving. I pray that Your Holy Spirit fill her and help her to see that she is beautiful as you made her in your image. Give her joy and happiness as she seeks for it. Let her find You in everything she sees. Most importantly let people find YOU in her. She loves You Lord and I pray that You keep her safe and pure as YOU would have her to be. I pray she draw nearer to You as she grows and feel Your arms around her when she cries. I thank You God for this most awesome gift. This sweet,giving,caring,Christian girl that I am proud to say is my daughter.
Til next and blessings....Missi

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Not a whole lot to say today. Just feel so very humble.
At church this morning I felt like Luke was preaching just to me. Ya ever get that? Well I did, and the Holy Spirit moved so powerful that I could hardly wait for the music to run to the altar and pray. What is said between me and God is always so precious to me and so very real. I KNOW I hear His words in my head and feel his AWESOME power in my heart. To think, He loves me so much just bleeses my soul over and over again. But I think the true blessing occurred when I picked my slobbering face up and looked around and saw the sweetest faces of "my girls" kneeling with me. Kaitlyn, Hannah, and Melanie. These are 14 year old girls who got out of their seats to come kneel with ME!!! WOOOOOO!!!! Let me tell you I love these sistas more than you know. I have watched them grow as children into young women and watched them grow in the Lord and am as proud of them as I can be. (yeah, i know one of em is mine). That, my friends, is WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO at Ider Baptist Church.
I know that if any of you ever need to fall on your face in front of the whole church, these girls will gladly meet ya there!!!
Til next and blessings....Missi

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bubbling Over...

Can I just take a minute to say how great God is???!!! For those of you who missed youth Sunday yesterday, I have to say that you missed what I consider to be the best youth service I have EVER been in. Did God show up in a major way or what? Our kids and youth at church are just so wonderful. Be that as it may, you have to give major props to ALL of the teachers, workers, parents, grandparents, etc.... somebody had to bring these kids to church or read the Word to them or sing a good ole gospel hymn while they did the dishes. Point being, it had to start somewhere. So many seeds have been planted in these kids over the years and I'm more than honored to be a small part of the watering process.
I need to brag on KFC..WOO-HOO!!!!! Guys, ya'll may not believe that they only practiced maybe 5 times as a whole!!! That just shows how much they love what they are doing and how much they love the Lord. Just ask one of them next time you see one...who are they up there to please and they will tell you without hesitation...Jesus!!! What a blessing they are to me. FOG team too, that goes without saying.
The entire service touched my heart so deeply. I'm just bubbling over with pride for EVERY SINGLE child who participated (and those who chose just to watch from the side and pray). The singing, the dramas, the testimonies...HOLY COW!!! Ben Johnson...I love you soooo much!!! I am privelaged to say that I was there on the night Macy Bell told us about. I have watched those sweet girls grow up and grow in the Lord and it is a blessing. Good Godly parents!!!
Anyway, enough blubbering.
P.S. Thanks to all of you for praying for our Kaitlyn. She is one tough little cookie and God knows I would take the diabtes from her, but He is greater than any illness and has healed her body more times than I care to count. To Him be the glory, and may I always find peace in His will.
Please continue to pray for us as we do for all of you.
Til next and blessings...Missi

Monday, March 23, 2009

Parfum anyone...????

I guess ya'll know I haven't posted anything in about a million years huh? Not because I haven't had anything to say, quite the contrary, just limited time.
Brief summary..then the point, I promise.
Ladie's retreat was AWESOME!!!!!! Lisa is just so wonderful(but, you knew that didn't ya??) Came home to an awesome service at church where two new born again christians were baptized! How cool is that?? My drama team is doing better than great. (not that I'm shocked) Now it's back to work for me and I still love this job!!!

On to the reason I felt compelled to blog at midnight.... Now, you mom's of boys please read this carefully and please, please, please, let me know if I am anywhere close to being right...K? Our boys are sweet aren't they, I mean they are born and we look at them and know that they are the true men of our dreams. They grow and we love them more each day. They are OUR BABIES...ya feel me? They love no one like they love us. The feeling is mutual between us moms and our sons. When they hurt, we hurt. When they rejoice, we also are rejoicing. We ache for them I know we do.
So, answer me this girls...why then, tonight as I go to kiss my sweet precious boy goodnight as he lay there in a beautiful slumber, IS IT SO HARD TO BREATHE!!!!?????
I mean, for real, somebody tell me what is that SMELL. Holy cow and goodnight nurse. I don't remember building a chicken house in that room!! For the love of Pete!!! Forgive me, but I can no longer keep this in. Am I alone in this? I somehow feel like I am not. Be honest girls, do your boys sometimes make ya wanna ralph??
The solution is not obvious either, we have used a WHOLE bottle of febreze, air freshener, candles, everything but burning down the room. I hate to say anything to him, poor sweet thing, he IS very sensitive. However, I did ever so gently mention it as I walked in earlier....his answer was as innocent as he is...."It must be the fish tank mom." COME ON YA'LL....IT'S A BETA, NOT A CARP!!!!!!
Anyhoo...just a little food for thought ya know? Seeing as how it's been a while, I thought I would do a little overdose of oversharing. That's just the kinda gal I am.
Til next and blessings....Missi

P.S. you guys can't tell him i said all this about the stank that is he..k?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Diary of a Mad Redneck Woman

Hello fellow bloggers. Long time no blog, huh? I have been a busy chic lately. Any-hoo. Here's the update.
As I sit here in McDonald's in between patients (how great is that?!), working furiously on this blacklight presentation for my KFC kids, I am slowly going CRAZY!!!! I asked my good friend and sista Cheryl if with every song I hear on the radio I was thinking of a blacklight drama made me crazy, she kindly said "no". Still... makes me feel that way. I am just so excited for these kids and I love them so very much. When I first started with them I was so nervous and scared. Mainly because this is not really my age group ya know? But, as we have worked together a little bit, I have realized....wait for it....I WAS WRONG!!! O.K., write that one down girlies, cuz I really hate to admit that. I am loving seeing how amazing these children are. They are so smart and pick up this stuff so fast. It blows my mind. Just goes to show me, yet again, God's got it!!! You feel me?? lol.
Now, onto bigger things...... SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!!!! What has happened to American Idol????!!!!! Yep, I am an addict. Hello, my name is Missi and I'm addicted to really freaky looking hair, odd people, rude comments, oh yeah, and BAD SINGING!!! Did anybody watch last night? I was sittin with one of my patients watching and we were in loss of an hour we will never get back. I sooo need a life!!!
Oh well, gotta get to work.....til next and blessings, Missi