Monday, October 6, 2008
My Grandma Lawson is an 81 year old lady with a lot of heart. She battles a lot of illnesses but doesn't allow it to get her down. The other day I had the privilege to spend the day with her. She called and ask me to take her to run a few errands mind you, this is Saturday morning. I don't like to get out of bed til after 10 or sometimes even later. I get to her house @ 9:30 AM... We went to breakfast and ran her errands.. That was the first time in a long time I got to spend quality time with Grandma.. It was nice! We talked about everything;work,church,politics. She even let me put one of Melica Kendricks signs in her yard. She is a great lady and I am thankful for having her as my Grandma.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I find it Amazing how some people can be so genuine, loving and caring. It is hard for me to fathom that there are people who are actually "real" and do not judge you based on your past. Don't get me wrong I don't think everyone is bad and there are several people in my life that I consider "real". After having so many people who were close to me, turn their backs and burn me, it's hard for me to find the "good" in most people. Mainly because I do not want to take to the time to look. Tonight, However, I witnessed something I consider amazing. I am a new member at Dalton EMC. Some very close friends of mine go there and invited me to come several times. Me, being ...well..me, declined because I was hurt by some people at a church I used to attend and feared the same from any other church. I gave in after several invites and visited the church. Much to my surprise, it was not like any church I have been to. These people were loving, inviting and eager to get to know me. They opened their church and some even their homes to me. I have already made so many new friends, and met some of the most amazing people. I am glad to say that I am now an active member in the church. It just amazes me how the people at EMC love and care for one another. One of the close friends who keep inviting and encouraging me to come to church had his father to pass away this week. This is the main point of this "blog". His family lives in Alabama. Now I was certain that I was going to go and be with my friend and be there for him and his wife. I was not alone in this, come to find out. Several people from the Church joined together to go and be with them as well, and invited me along for the ride( thank the Lord because I am not good with directions). It is amazing how they were willing to take the time off from their jobs and busy schedule to drive hours only to spend minutes comforting my friends. I don't even know if I am getting into words what I am trying to get across. It was just eye opening to me. These people really love and care for one another and are willing to be there for each other no matter what. It just touched me. I am not usually emotional ( or show my emotions rather), but when we all piled into the car I couldn't help myself. I saw tonight true Christians in each and everyone that went, and I know that there are many that wanted to go and just could not, and they sent their love through email and word of mouth and that is just as amazing to me. I thank God everyday for leading me to such a great Church with such amazing people. It came at the right time in my life. To everyone at the church I just want to say Thank you. Thank you for welcoming me in to your church, thank you for being....well.... the Christians that God wants us all to be.
Monday, September 1, 2008
I find it funny how some friends no longer want anything to do with you when you start/go back to church and want to live as a better person. Just because I no longer want to go out and party, drink, or be a sneaky accomplice to certain things does not mean we can not be friends. Was our friendship only based on those things, rather than the person that I am? But whatever the case, I am better off with out you as a friend. I realise now that if you only wanted to be my friend when I was going out partying,drinking, and other. Then you aren't a "real" friend after all. In the bible it says we are to choose our friends wisely, guess I over looked that when I choose some friends. But praise God, he brought old friends back in to my life and he used them to bring me back into church and his way. And through that I have made so many new friends, good friends that like me for me being christian and all. And if a day ever comes to where I have no friends because I am a christian that's fine with me, God will always be on my side. I guess you could say that I am a little disappointed at some so called "friends" but I will not allow them to bring me down any longer or make me feel bad for not wanting to do things that go against Gods word. I am not saying that I am perfect and am going to follow everything to a T, but I sure as heck am going to try. So Thank you to all my new friends and my old friends who have stuck by me no matter what, and have not ditched me because my faith.