Saturday, December 27, 2008

Want to win a prize

Do you like to winning a prizes? Do you have a DS? If so, is giving away 2 games from The Game Factory called Zensus. "Thoughts from the Mrs." is a really neat blog. So what do you say, why not check it out and enter?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Silent Night????

They said it was a silent might have been in the beginning.....but think about it.....There were shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly....a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying.
"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on
whom his favor rests"
How could they not be somewhat terrified? It was something they had never seen nor heard.....and yet, the Bible goes on to say:
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."
So they hurried off.....

and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who had heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Have you found the Savior that the angels declared? If so, have you returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that you have seen and heard which were just as you have been told? Are you sharing this precious gift with others?
I truly believe that this is not the time to be silent.....but to declare the Glory of God....
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Monday, December 22, 2008

The hug I was waiting for

A picture speaks a thousand words. The hug I was waiting for finally came on Sunday December 21. It wasn't hard to find the redhead in the group. I had my eyes fixed on him and the minute they were dismissed, I made a beeline for him. I did exactly what I said I was going to do. I threw my arms around the neck of my 6ft 2in son a cried. I hugged him real tight ....didn't want to let him go, but there were others there who wanted to do the same.
Thank you to all who sent cards, letters and care packages! Thank you for all your prayers.
Please continue to pray for all who are still serving, especially during this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas to all

Monday, December 15, 2008

It finallly came!

The one thing I've been waiting for finally came today @9:08 pm.

It didn't come as"Unavaliable". It didn't come as"Restricted". It came "Eric's Cell". That could only mean one thing....he was finally stateside. The count down has almost reached it's end. There is light at the end of the tunnel! In a few days, I will throw my arms around the neck of my 6ft son and probably cry.

Up until this time, I have not thought of where Eric was or what he was doing. I would not allow my mind to wander. You see, when we got the call that Eric would be going to Iraq, I wrapped my arms around his neck and we just held each other. I prayed and at that moment, I placed him in God's hands. From that moment, I've been at peace. There has never been room for "What if". It strange though, since I knew they were getting ready to come home, the reality of it has been just a little overwhelming.

So, to all of you who prayed for him, Thank You! For all who wrote, or sent a package or took a phone call at odd hours, Thank You! Let us remember, that there are many more mothers and wives, for that matter, who are waiting for the call that lets them know their loved one is stateside. Let us continue to pray for them.

13 Hours on Saturday

So, how do you spend 13 hours on Saturday? First of all you have to have a plan. One that has been scheduled, so you can build the excitement by the anticipation. Then it's just a matter on carrying out the plan. In years past, the plan centered around Great Lakes Crossing. This year, however, the location was changed to Frankenmuth. After all, the Birthday Girl gets to choose how she wants to spend the day.
For the past several years, my daughter Amy & I have celebrated her Birthday by spend a day together. This year was no exception.
#1 I picked Amy up around 8 am with an Egg Nog Latte in hand.
#2 We drove to Birch Run to have breakfast at Tony's. Now, if you've every been to Tony's, you know that a side order of bacon is actually 1 lb. of bacon. Needless to say, Amy & I choose to split a Cheese Omelet. The plan was to eat at Tony's and walk it off in Frankenmuth.
#3 Drive to Bronner's. This place can be overwhelming. There are many displays to see....none so strange then the snowman holding the light up Santa face. (Maybe Amy will share the photo on her blog). When the Birthday Girl says she's had enough of Bronners, you move on.
#4 River Place was the next stop on our tour. We searched out the shops...had a few laughs..even came up with 2 cabin themes for next years CFL camp.
#5 At about 1:30 we decided to stop for lunch and headed to The Bavarian Inn. It was a 30 minute wait for a table, but worth it. We choose a Frankenmuth combo plate so we could have both chicken & sample some German food. Remember, if you eat, you must talk it off.
#6 We strolled through Frankenmuth and stopped in a few shops and made a few purchases.
It started to snow little ice pellets and the wind blew the snow off the roofs which just added to the pelting.
#7 After we picked up some flavored ground coffee at Zenders, we got in the car and headed to Birch Run to finish off the plan. We went to Phaltzgraff's to find they were having a closing sale. Yippy!!! We got some great buys. Next, we looked for our favorite store that combined The Gap, Banana Republic & Old Navy clearance, only to find it was closed. Bummer!!! Amy searched for boots, but the ones she really liked had a price that was more then she wanted to spend (Haven't we all been there?) We Checked out Pottery Barn, American Eagle & Areopostale. My mom phoned me to find out how we enjoyed our day only to find that we were still at Birch Run! Yes, at around 7:30 pm we finally headed home. The roads weren't too bad...well that is until we got on 53 near Almont. (I decided to take 75 to 69 to 53 instead of 75 to 59) 53 south was a sloooooow go Can you say 30 in a 55. The road wasn't to bad, but the lead car was an overly cautious driver. So...
#8 I dropped Amy off around 9:30 pm ( what usually take 1:30 to 1:45, took 2 hrs)and headed home.
It was a long day, but the conversation, the laughing, the food and fellowship was worth every minute of the 13 hours. I wonder what we'll do next year.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What Inspires me?

What inspires me? This was a question from Matt Bunk's Blog post.
Well, many things inspires me. Take for instance my son Eric. He inspires me to have his favorite food on hand and the house ready for his Home Coming.
Winter inspires me to knit.
My granddaughter Sarah inspires me to sew doll clothes and dress ups.
My daughter Amy inspires me to shop.
My mom, to just take time and enjoy our Mondays together.
Pastor Bob inspires me to seek God's face.
Alieen inspires me to want an intimate relationship with God.
A good book inspires me to read more.
Sundays, after church, inspire me to rest.
Color inspires me to be creative.
Music inspire me to sing, or dance or worship.
A moment, a person or an incident can inspire me to write a scene in a play or a monologue.
A tee shirt with a slogan on it can inspire a cabin theme for next years CFL Camp.
An a reality TV show can inspire me to develope another theme for another cabin.

So Matt, I guess there is alot that inspires me. The question remains Will I act upon the inspirations?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

5 Minutes for Giveaways

Who doesn't like a giveaway? Well,
5 Minute for Moms have introduced a new site called 5 Minutes for Giveaways
So far, they have 3 giveaways listed:
#1 Kodak Digital Frame
#2 Everflo Symphony all in one Car Seat
#3 3 Disc Collection Edition of The Chronicles of
Narnia Prince Caspin.
Check it out and while your there, enter. Also check out their other site shown on the sidebar.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Layout

Saturday, November 29, 2008

One more snowman

Today we decorated our front yard for Christmas. The weather was great and snow is predicted for Sunday night. There will be a Holiday Walk Tour on our street this weekend, so the neighbors out bustling about getting their homes decorated too.

I can't wait for Eric to see the 9ft snowman in the front yard. You see, I have this snowman collection that he kids me about. He reminds me that I don't need any more. Mine all fit on and around my bakers rack.

I think Alex will really enjoy it! Oh well, now to decorate inside.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Thanksgiving is a time of year for more then just feasting or getting ready for Black Friday. To me, Thansgiving is more about being thankful. It's a time to count your blessings! When we take time to pause and reflect, we will find that we are more blessed then we thought.

In this day and age, the world has become all about me, mine & stuff. Here in America, you can own a car, own a house, have a tv in every room along with a dvd combo vcr player. You can wear the latest fashions, shop till you drop and have fast food or a fresh brewed coffee latte. You can own 50 pair of shoes and still feel like you don't have enough. We have the freedom to cross into another state with out being stopped at their boarders. You can have a higher education, become a doctor, lawyer, excutive or become president of the United States.

In America, we have freedom of speech, the right to go to church, the right to bear arms. We have young men & women who have volunteer to serve our country to keep our freedoms free.
My son Eric being one of them.

I have a home, a car, a job. I have stuff and clothes and shoes. I have food on the table and heat and running water. I am priviledged to live in America.

I am thankful for:

My husband

My children

My son-in-laws

My grandchildren

Having time with my parents

The health of my family

For friendships

The many freedoms we have here in the United States

But most of all my salvation through Jesus Christ and the freedom to talk about it

So, take time to count your blessings and see just how blessed you are.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Returning the favor

1954 / 2008

Back in 1954, my mom, my brother Paul & I traveled by train ,from Detroit to New York City, to see my grandmother. While we were there, my mom took us to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rocketts. Well, this year, in fact today, I am taking my mom to see the Rocketts. I realize they will not be the same girls we saw 54 years ago, but I enjoy the fact that this time, I'm taking her.

I remember being mesmerized by the music and costumes and dancing. I sure that 54 years later, I'll still be in awe.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

As The Thread Flies

What do the above pictures have in common? The fact that Christmas is coming and I have work to do. Granted, it's work I love to do. My granddaughter Sarah is getting an American Girl Doll and she loves the Disney Princesses, espically Sleeping Beauty & Cinderella.

Over the past year, I have made Sarah dress-ups of 5 of the Disney Princess, so I thought this year, I would make doll dresses to match. Now, she'll get Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella for Christmas, and then I'll do the others for her Birthday in January.

I always loved playing with dolls. My dad said that's why I had two girls first. I've sewn for them over the years, even made their wedding dresses. Now I have two granddaughters to sew for.....and their dolls. So, I'm still in a way playing with dolls and I'm having fun. May the sewing continue!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas

Who doesn't know the "Twelve Days of Christmas"? Well, on "Thoughts from the Mrs"., there's a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway and it starts on the 15th!!!!! So check my side bar for the link on both the "12 daysof Christmas Giveaway" and "Thoughts from the Mrs". blog.

This is a fun way to enter and have a chance win great gifts. The first giveaway is from Snapfish, but I also read on her previous blog that Hasbro and Matell will also be involved. Do you have any little one that you'd like know would like something? Go visit the web site and check it out for your self. Enter while your there.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

History in the making

History in the making!

I'm proud to be an American and have the opportunity to vote.

Whatever the out come of todays election, there will be history in the making. We will either have the first women Vice President or the first African American President. More people have registered to vote and more people who are already registered will actually vote and according to the news, there's been a great turn out at the polls.

There are many factors that decided the choices that have been made today. One thing for sure, whatever the out come of the person I voted for, I will not fret nor be afraid,
In God I Trust!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Music to my ears....and heart

Tonight, I received a phone call from my daughter Irene, who passed the phone, to her daughter, Sarah. "Hi Granma. Thank you for my dress. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful. I'm going to get into the rocket."

Ok, let me translate. I made Sarah's Halloween costume, as she wanted to be June from Little Einsteins and of course, her wish is my command. I made it as frilly as possible. There is four layers of netting in the skirt and the sash and headband are made of satin.

Now that thats done, on to Christmas presents and a Pocahontas costume to add to her Disney Princess dress-ups. Sarah called me a couple of months ago and told me "I love Pocahontas" I got the hint.

Needless to say, I'm glad I'm still not to old to play with dolls!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Care to join the countdown?

It's official and the countdown begins!!!!!

In about 69 days, Eric will exchange his deployment uniform for a wardrobe of college clothes. He'll be home for Christmas!!!

He still has 3 years in the Army National Guard, but at least deployment will be behind him.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wasn't that nice?

I came home form the women's weekend, amazed to find that my hubby had done some cleaning. He cleaned the bathroom (even put a hook for my robe on the back of the bathroom door), did the dishes and put them away and vaccumend the house. Wasn't that nice?

I remember a time when I would go on these women get aways, only to return home to a messy house that I would then have to clean. I guess over the years, my hubby has learned that that doesn't make for a good end to a great weekend. He also helps with the laundry, and yes, he does do windows.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

How Precious?

You know the saying "Curiosity killed the cat?" Well, I think that's the reason cats have 9 lives.
Take for instance the other day. After cleaning up the familyroom and putting away the dvd's, I heard an unusual noise. At first I couldn't discover it's source. The cat wasn't behind the entertainment center, and ther wasn't anything outside in the yard. Yet, by the third time I heard it, I investagated further. As I approached the entertainment center, I heard the noise coming from the lower cabinet. I opend the doors, to see our cat trying to find her way out. Apparently, she went in one side of the cabinet when I was in the other. I closed the doors unaware that she was there.
Monday, when we came home from getting Eric at the airport, I expected the cat to meet us at the cat. I looked in her hiding cat. I took out her food container and shook cat. I took the container to the food of the stairs and shook it cat. I went into the kitchen and ran the electric can opener. Precious (that's the cat's name) will come running because she thinks I'm opening tuna cat. John said not to worry, but I had an uneasy feeling.
A little while later, John called me to the kitchen. There he stood, holding Precious. "Guess where I found her?" "I can't imagine." "In the shed in the backyard!" The shed? The shed? How did she get in the shed? Then I remembered. Eariler that morning, I noticed that John had left the shed door open. I went out and closed it before I went to work. Apparently, Precious followed me out and went around me as I went over to close the door and latch it. There she was, for 7 hours. I'm glad it wasn't hot and she didn't have a long wait. I glad John went out to the shed. Has Precious learned her lesson...probably not, after all, she still has 7 lives left.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Doin the happy dance!

Eric's home! Eric's home! Eric's home! Eric's home.

Doin the happy dance!!!!!!!! You might even call it a jig! After all, there was a layover in Ireland. There were hugs & kisses and more hugs. I said I'd even fake a headache just to get one of his headache kissess.

So we'll dance and hug and be happy if only for a few days.
Doin his laundry. Getting him his favorite food. Let us eat steak!
We rejoice in the fact that he's here and healthy. Though the visit maybe short, his tour of duty is almost done. We're thankful for all of you who have continued to keep Eric in your prayers.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eric update

Uncle Eric is on his way home!

For those of you interested, Eric is on his way. It's not a direct might say it takes a couple of days. Expect to get the "Pick me up from DTW" on Tuesday. It's a wait but we couldn't be happier!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slight delay

As I expected, Eric did not get off right away, therefore a slight delay. What's the saying...."All good things come to those that wait?" Well, it's worth the wait only if for 2 weeks, part of which will be spent at Spring Arbor University. It seems like just yesterday that I was helping him with his braid at Boot Camp's been 2yrs. Two weeks doesn't seem like enough time, but to me it's enough to know he's ok and having time with family & friends.

I'll admit, it's been a time of trusting God. The day Eric left for Boot Camp wasn't an easy one. I remembered praying, "God, I've raised but the child in the ways he should go, now it's your turn to raise up the man.

I remember the Sunday that Eric came into church wearing his ACU's. I wasn't prepared to see a boy leave my house for weekend duty and a man come into the church. I am thankful and grateful for the boy, the son and the man!

Will let all know when we get the call that he's state side. Thanks for all your support and prayers.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Something new

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Coming Home/ counting the days.

Like Eric, we (his dad & I) are counting the days till he's home for a two week leave. Eric has been in Iraq since Feb. and away from home since Jan. To think we'll see him in the flesh and not this nice night vision picture, is hard to believe. I have mixed emotions. I really haven't allowed myself to think about his being gone. We couldn't be prouder of him and all who have chosen to protect and defend this country. We have a sign in our yard that says "Our Son, Our Soldier, Our Hero".
I sure the two weeks will fly by before we have had time to think. He'll return to Iraq to finish his tour of duty. We pray that his mission is on schedule and he is back in January, which will be just in time to return to Spring Arbor University. Back to a normal; school, and home one weekend a month for Guard duty(this is when I get the pleasure of doing his laundry). What I wouldn't give to do it today!
I'll be patient and continue to trust God to protect Eric, to mold and make him the man God would have him to be.
Please continue to pray for our troops and their loved ones who wait for their return.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Somewhere in Time

Photographs by Lisabeth Conger

Somewhere in time, that's were we were September 6th. I had invited family & friends to join me in Greenfield Village for the Antique Car Show, but there were rules.

Rules you say....

1. Wear period clothing
2. Participate in choir practice
3. Ride the Merry-go-round
4. East frozen custard.

Simple enough rules don't you think? I let them know that if they don't want to be followed or photographed, not to come because it will happen.

And what's with choir a public place yet.....? Well, you see, I wanted a way to be a witness and decided that people will stop and listen to singing, so we sing Blessed Assurance, How Great Thou Art & Amazing Grace.

What do you think of the attached photos? I had so many to choose from that it was easy to make a choice. Thank you Lisabeth for helping capture a moment in time for us. Your work is breath taking.

I'd also like to thank those who went with me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I know some of you expressed a desire to go back next year. It's something I haven't done in 3 years and I'm glad I went back.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I can no longer procrastinate!

I can no longer procrastinate! I have been work on a play for more then ? years. I was going strong in writing. I found a wonderful script writing program and went to town typing. All was going well… say “All was going well”, until I tried to download something on the computer and it froze my computer. I figured all was not lost, after all, I saved everything as documents and backed it up on a flash drive.
When we bought a new computer, I transferred my files over and was content to see the play title listed in Documents. That was until I opened the file. Horror of horrors, it was not the new program, but the first script.
Try as we might, we have not been able to get the program off the E drive and printed. The program will not open. I’ve procrastinated long enough. I can’t use the excuse that my computer ate my work. I typed it before, so I’ll type it again.
I’m putting the script program on our new computer and I’ll start again and remember to save it as a document.
I believe that God will tweak it and form it as He did before. After all, it’s His work, His vision. I’m just the instrument that He’s using.

So, the guessing begins

Remember the abandon silo I wrote about? Well, today on the way to pick up my mom, I noticed that it had been removed from the lot. To my surprise, later on my way to baby sit for Alex I noticed that the lot was now staked out with the black plastic border and a large hill of dirt was now some what in the middle of the lot. So, I guess now the guessing begins. What will they build? What will they put there that they feel we can’t possible live without? Can’t imagine. There’s a Home Depot, a Target on the back section, a strip mall with an Arby’s at one end and an Ink Stop at the other. So now what? I guess it remains to be seen.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The tradition continues

This week ended on a happy note. I returned to Greenfield Village for the Antique Car show and a picnic lunch. This is something I’ve done on and off for the past 25 years. It started as a fluke. I had been doing costumes for Mt. Clemens High school and the Macomb Theatre for Performing Arts (now the Emerald). I’m a history buff, though I’ll admit that I wasn’t into history when I was in school. Any way, my favorite time period is the late 1880 - 1911. I had costumes in storage and thought that the Antique Car Show would be a good place to use them. The first time we went, it was just my daughters (who were 5 ½ & 3 ½ at the time) 2 of my neighbors and myself. What an experience. We did a kick line to the music of a jazz band, which gained great applause and a theractial bow from Amy. We are photographed constantly throughout the day. Over the years, I have been give an award photo from Robinson's photography and 2 oil paintings (actually Irene has 1) from Morley Hasson of Trenton, Michigan.

(This photo is of stroller at Greenfield, not my costumes)

Over the course of the past 25 years as few a 4 have gone and as many as 22 and I’ve costumed them all. I even gave a personal Victorian Shower for a friend. We dressed to attend and paid to get in. I started a new tradition that year…choir practice. We sang songs from the early 1900’s.(Blessed Assurance, Amazing Grace & How Great Thou Art).

This year, after a 3 year absence, there were 8 adults and 10 children who went. Only my daughter Amy and grandson Alex had new costumes. The rest chose something from my vast collection. I was a bit discouraged because my favorite costume no longer fit. Imagine that, after 25 years….time for a new one…next year.

So far, the feed back from the group that went this year has been good. Some even request costumes of their own for next year (oh happy sewing!!!) So the tradition continues…fun, fellowship, antique cars, choir practice and a picnic lunch and endless pictures taken. I will share some of those pictures in the future as we had an amateur photographer join us this year.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I don't remember seeing that before

Is it me, or has anyone else noticed that this world is in a mad rush? I try to stay calm and at easy when I'm behind the steering wheel, but there are times I get pulled into the fast flow of traffic.
I believe that if I keep the calm edge as I travel to work, that I’ll maintain a calm edge at work. If I feel I really need the calming edge on the way to work, I purposely take a different route that requires calm! Or I’ll take my favorite scenic route to enjoy the view and relish the creation of God. Lately, my alternative routes are under construction, so I take them only if I really feel the need to slow down.
Anyway, last week as I was caught in the flow of the fast track as I traveled west bound on Hall Road (M59), I was astounded to see something I hadn’t noticed before. There in the middle of what use to be a clump of trees,(now a cleared lot) stood an abandon silo. It looks out of place as it stands as a reminder of a farm that is no more. Behind this lot, which by the way is for sale (no surprise there) stand a new Target (not yet open) and a Home Depot.
I remember when Hall road was a two lane road and it took forever to go from Gratiot to Van Dyke. It was a boring trip with nothing but farms to see. What I wouldn’t give for even one of those farms today. Progress has pushed farming out of this area. Ah progress! How many strip mall and gas stations can we have? How many malls for that matter?
I guess I’ve said all this to just say…..remember to take the scenic route, the calming route once in a while and relish what little scenic nature progress has left us.
Drive calm, take a deep breathe and enjoy the gift of nature that God has given us, as you inevitably get pulled into the fast track.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Out of Chronicalogical Order

Ah, the love of a good book.

You may think this silly, but I’m reading the Chronicles of Narnia. The desire to read it came after seeing the movie “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.” Then they released “Prince Caspian”. I didn’t want to see the second movie until I read the book. Yeah, I know that the book and movie usually aren’t the same, but that’s ok.

So, I picked up my son Eric’s book and started reading “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”, which is the second book in the chronicles. Ok, ok, so I read it out of order, but that was the first movie. What difference does that make? Actually none, but that’s where I started.

I did go back and read the first book (The Magician’s Nephew) and when I finished it I was glad to know how certain things came about in Narnia. I’m now in the third book (The Horse and His Boy). It’s been a great challenge, but worth it. Sometimes a book is better then turning on the TV.

This past August, I had the opportunity to visit the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis and took a lot of pictures. I took this picture because it reminded me of the lamp post in Narnia after the snow melted.

Well, 3 more books to read and then the chronicles will be complete. The next book is Prince Caspian. Then I rent the movie.

Let me end with this, there's just something about Narnia and Aslan, that stirs my heart. I'm like a kid in a new adventure, and I'm greatful for authors like C. S. Lewis. I could only hope that one day something I wrote would stir the heart of man

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Transformation / Transition

Today, the church service was about "Transformation and Transition. These are two things we go through in life. We as individuals, make transformations for one age group to another.

Exp: infant, toddler, youngester, preteen, teen, young adult, adult & senior citizen.

We make transitions from elementary to middle school, to high school, to college. We make transitions in jobs and in locations. Each transformation and transition brings adjustments to change. Some adjustments come easily, while others take time.

Look at the butterfly. It wasn't always a butterfly, it went through transformation. Can you imagine if a butterfly decided to stay in the pupa stage? To go through 3 transformations, form a cocoon and decided that that was far enough in life. How tragic never to transform into what God called it to be.

Tell me, are you set in your ways, or are you willing to transform yet again into what God has called you to be, or make a transition to get to the place God's called you to?

It's given me something to really think about. What about you?