As you go through your day, may God go with you. May He go before you to show you the way; may He go behind you to encourage you; beside you to befriend you; above you to watch over you; and within you to give you peace.

30 December 2009

Season's Greetings

I started passing the prayer note card mentioned and pictured in my previous post...

The first card was slipped into a Minot High Basketball Program with the help of an elderly gentleman from the local Kiwanis Club.  My mom needed a "date" to the girls and boys varsity games on December 17th so I gladly accompanied her and relived my glory days.  I used to play basketball way back when the girls basketball season in North Dakota was in the fall.  (How am I getting this old and yet am still so young?  That's for another day...)

I spent Christmas in the Twin Cities where I had the opportunity to briefly visit a couple of dear friends and spend quality time with family, as well as hit the slopes!  And by "hit the slopes" I mean go snow tubing because I am not skilled on anything that rolls or slides under my feet.  Nope, it's best that I sit down on a plush tube and hang on.  I'm good at hanging on.

Anywho...  My dad and I took one of my best friends (let's call her Beth because well...she is Beth) to the airport early Christmas Eve morning.  It was a good thing we did too because a winter storm hit and I don't think she would have made it in her lil' Subaru Impreza.  Then again, she was rather determined to make it home so who knows!  I kindly asked her to tuck the note card into the seat pocket in front of her on the airplane.  Hopefully it didn't distract any passengers during the safety presentations the flight attendants give every flight!  (That is seriously my favorite thing about flying!  I mean when they tighten the elastic cord on the oxygen mask and also unbuckle the seat belt...  It cracks me up every single time.)

The third card was bookmarked into the Bible located in the "pocket" of the pew I sat in during the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota.  It was a nice service and NBA basketball coach Flip Saunders sat a few rows behind my family and me, so that added a bit of spice that my hometown church can't compete with.  Ha ha.  Only kidding First Lutheran!  You know I love you.

Well then, I hope your Christmas was merry and that you spent it with loved ones.  I am so very grateful that I was able to!  I was also extremely grateful that I was well protected from the massive amounts of snow that piled up in the Twin Cities and in my hometown.  I'd like to thank my brother and sister-in-law for the Slanket that kept me (and keeps me) oh so warm!

Cheers to the New Year!

13 December 2009

Prayers & Such

Dear Reader:

I have a couple of prayers to share with you, as well as a little Pass-A-Prayer project I'm working on...

First, a belated prayer from November that I hid in a massive array of books at my favorite local coffee shop: The Bagel Stop and Book Nook. My momma and I went to The Bagel Stop for lunch on Veterans Day and I thought it was a good time to share a prayer.

On another note, a sincere thank you to our Veterans for all of their selfless hard work and the sacrifices they make while serving our country. Saying thank you to you really isn't enough, but I truly do appreciate you.

This Thursday I made a little visit to Office Max to purchase some office supplies. This is always a little treat for me because I love, love, love office supply shopping nearly as much as I loved school supply shopping as a kid. Well, maybe I love it more because it gets me out of the office. Oh how I love a brief break from the work day.

Anywho, while shopping I came across a large blank piece of paper in the Tul Pens display just begging to be written on. So I opted to write the simplest of prayers, but I think it's a pertinent wish that you are enjoying a great day. Our days our numbered, so enjoying each day as much as we possibly can is tremendously important. Even in the worst of days, we can find something to be grateful for.

And finally, I created a prayer note card to leave in various locations where people may stumble upon them. On the left is a prayer I wrote, which explains Pass-A-Prayer and what I hope to accomplish when passing prayers. The right side is left blank so that the finder of the note card can pass-a-prayer if he or she chooses (I hope they do).

So I'll keep you posted with this little project and I invite you to join me. If you'd like to have some of these Pass-A-Prayer note cards so that you can share a prayer and leave them in places of your liking, I'd be happy only too happy to mail you a little bundle of them. Just email me ( your address and I'll send them on their merry way to you.

And speaking of merry... Merry Merry Christmas! To those of you who are not Christian, I thoroughly hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season as well! 'Tis the season for family, friends, faith, giving, and gratitude. God's blessings to all.