Usually I do a long “spiritual” post on Monday about something I’ve been thinking about … but today I’m brain dead! It was a long weekend, and I’m overdue for a vacation.
Here are a few things running through my mind…
- I’m thinking about sex. Got your attention? I’m going to do some posts soon on the subject of sex. There are so many misconceptions about sex today, and sadly, we avoid the subject like the plague. Society has taken sex and made it everything but what God really intended it to be. Sex is a gift from God, something to give thanks for and something two married people should never be ashamed of. God talks about it in our bibles and even devotes one whole book to the subject. More later.
- The weekend was good. We celebrated Lea’s birthday Saturday by having a garage sale (I’m so romantic). It was her idea. We did find time to have a little party Saturday night. Supper out and then brownies that the boys made. We gave her the afternoon out for a pedicure and then flowers for her flower beds. All in all I think she enjoyed the day. She wants me to say thanks to you all for the birthday wishes you sent her way.
- I’m doing a funeral (a celebration of life) for an awesome lady today. Jeanene Johnston, a wonderful Christian lady who has directly and indirectly affected many lives. Her husband is “Coach Charlie” who coached high school football in the state of Texas nearly all his life. Jeanene gained her victory in the Lord this past Friday after a 20 year battle with breast cancer. Twenty years ago when they discovered cancer, they told her to get her house in order, that she didn’t have much time. Twenty wonderful years later, she showed everybody how much of a fighter she was. She enjoyed quality of life and a wonderful sense of humor right up to her death. I’ll never forget when I was diagnosed with cancer, Jeanene was the first person I wanted to talk to. I knew she knew what I was feeling. She gave great advise. She and Charlie didn’t just live these last 20 years together, they “really lived” these last 20 years together. The last 5 months of her life she was pretty much confined to a hospital bed in her home. But everyday, she and Charlie would pray together, study their bible together, read books about heaven together and listen to sermons on Cd’s together. They grew closer spiritually in the last 5 months than they ever had. My prayer is simple. I want Jeanene’s courage and Charlie’s love. She was a fighter and Charlie took such awesome care of her. I pray that I will always be as faithful, loving and good to Lea as Charlie has been to Jeanene over they last few years when she got so sick. Today’s funeral will be a celebration simply because … Charlie was the apple of Jeanene’s eye, but Jesus was the King of her heart.
- I need to go take a shower, put on a suit and go love on a family who’s sad today. Say a prayer for them if you get a little time today.
Thanks for reading ~Trey