What makes Christianity Different?

This was today’s message.

Pastor said that oftentimes you can’t use the Bible to try to convince anyone that God created the heavens and earth. Mainly, because people do not believe in the Bible. And those who do, do not believe it is Gods word. Unbelievable I’m referring to.

I can contest to this as I was the person who didn’t believe that the Bible was Gods word. I just thought of it as a book as any other.

What I do find odd though, being a born again Christian is that I believed in other religions. Many people will put their Faith in Buddha, Mohammed, and every single god and goddess that the India Faith teaches.

Many religions teach to worship objects and animals. People will actually put their faith in an animal or object, but not Jesus. This baffles me like nothing else does.

Where do they find their true comfort?

Works perhaps? Doing good works makes them feel a certain way maybe.

I would imagine that even so, still, there remains an emptiness within their heart. A tiny bit of uncertainty.

Works takes effort. Faith does not. Maybe people feel as of it can not be that easy. Yet it is! Amen!

With Christianity it’s not through works, but Faith alone. And you will never find Jesus bones as he is not dead. Unlike many other leaders who have died. We know where their bones are.

Other Religions have the will to save but not the ability to save you.

Pastor told a story of a grandma who was babysitting her granddaughter while her daughter was napping. Her toddler granddaughter wanted to go swimming in her pool. Grandma didn’t know how to swim so she put her granddaughters flotation devices on her and sat on the chaise lounge and watched.

Grandma must have taken her eyes off of her granddaughter for at least a moment, as she heard her granddaughter cry because her flotation devices came off and float away from her. In the blink of an eye, the little girl went under the water. Without thinking, grandma jumped into the water to save the child.

She had the will To save her, yet lacked the ability. They both drowned that day.

Tragic!

There are thirty thousand different religions in this world. Yet only one points to Christ. He chose us, as with all the others, humans choose them. They all have the will to save, yet lack the ability.

Religion will never convince a sinner they are loss…

Conversations September 11, 2021

Nail Salon:

Conversation #1

Lady working on the lady to my lefts feet to her customer:

“He’s REALLY good at what he does.”

(Referring to the male worker to my right working on another customers feet)

They had me soaking for nearly a hour, as it was very busy today. Hearing her comment, made me silently wonder who was going to be working on my feet today. I guess whoever finished first…

She then added that he treats every ladies feet as if they were his own wife’s feet. Especially when he massages the ankles and calves. Taking his time. I looked over to the woman next to me who was leaned back in the chair with the neck and back massager on, sipping a cold one.

She looked very relaxed and he obviously knew what he was doing massaging her feet.

The only time she looked bothered to me, was when he would ask her if it felt good and should he go lighter or firmer with the massage. I then looked back up the lady to my left who was working on the other customers feet when I heard an OUCH! Apparently she was not too gentle and had already moved on to cutting the toenails and accidentally cut some skin. I started to panic, as it has taken me years to get comfortable with having someone besides myself give me a pedicure. I asked the lady if she was alright. She said she was. There was a moment of silence, before she commented back to the lady working on her feet…

“Well I certainly will request him next time.” She said. I looked once more to the right, noticing the lady, now with her eyes open and noticing that I made eye contact with her. She commented to me that he needs to work on me next, because he really knows what he’s doing. I replied okay! He heard and asked me if I wanted him to give me my pedicure. I said sure. He said okay and that he will make sure I’m satisfied. Then the other worker to my left told him something on Vietnamese, Which sounded sort of snarky. He laughed, and I continued to patiently wait my turn. I honestly feel that things get lost and added in translation of different languages. Words such as feel good and satisfied will always seem suggestive in the English language. But they are probably purely innocent in another.

Then the Conversation switched to this.

The Lady customer to my left asked the lady working on her feet if her kids have grandparents.
She said they do, but they are back in Vietnam.

Customer: “Well I’m here so much that I feel as part of the family, I’d love to be your kids United States grandma. How about I make a pot of chili next weekend and have you, your husband, and kids over to my house. I can buy everything and you all just bring yourselves. How does that sound?

Lady Worker: That would be wonderful. My kids would love that!

Customer: “Do your kids like S’mores?”
Worker: “I don’t know what that is.”
Customer explained it.
Worker replied that it sounds yummy and then they exchanged numbers.

After a hour and half soak, my turn was next and yes! He was excellent. My hubby was waiting himself and afterwards said that it looked as if I was really enjoying myself.

Seriously? A wife can get a pedi and enjoy it. 😁

The other lady ended up working on him. He left with toe bandages due to the cuts and blood. 😂

Gulf Of Mexico Beaches

Snapshots from our trip.
I’m pretty sure this dude was thinking I was taking his picture.🤣
Interesting sea creature
Seemed so expensive so I managed to get us down to $9 instead of $30.
I loved seeing all the wild parrots flying about.
Just a suggestion…
Texas Roadhouse
Beach Bums!

Finally Back Home

I will get back into the groove of blogging my conversations series next week. It has been the most popular blogs on my site, so why not?! 🤣

We just got back home from a three week trip. We have been to so many states this year, I have lost track. It feels good to be back home though.

Every single thing that could have possibly went wrong, did! And we found ourselves in Columbia, SC, stranded with no vehicle. Praise God for Ubur.

Yes, old Nelly broke down after such a long trip and pulling a uhaul.

Originally, it was suppose to be one week. Moving my brother from Alabama to Florida, and in with my mother. Then shooting across the state to see my father and meet my new stepmother, and then heading back home.

The silver lining was that the STAYBRIDGE hotel stay was very relaxing, once we got past the giant roaches and fleas, as it was a pet friendly hotel AND insect friendly I guess.

We have never been to that part of SC, and loved it so much, that we are going back for another week next month. Just for the fun of it! My daughter loved the SC museum, so we are planning on doing that again while celebrating a few birthdays.

Here are some pics from our SC stay.

I’ll do another post for the Alabama and Florida pics.

Inside the hotel room.

Finally Back Home

I will get back into the groove of blogging my conversations series next week. It has been the most popular blogs on my site, so why not?! 🤣

We just got back home from a three week trip. We have been to so many states this year, I have lost track. It feels good to be back home though.

Every single thing that could have possibly went wrong, did! And we found ourselves in Columbia, SC, stranded with no vehicle. Praise God for Ubur.

Yes, old Nelly broke down after such a long trip and pulling a uhaul.

Originally, it was suppose to be one week. Moving my brother from Alabama to Florida, and in with my mother. Then shooting across the state to see my father and meet my new stepmother, and then heading back home.

The silver lining was that the STAYBRIDGE hotel stay was very relaxing, once we got past the giant roaches and fleas, as it was a pet friendly hotel AND insect friendly I guess.

We have never been to that part of SC, and loved it so much, that we are going back for another week next month. Just for the fun of it! My daughter loved the SC museum, so we are planning on doing that again while celebrating a few birthdays.

Here are some pics from our SC stay.

I’ll do another post for the Alabama and Florida pics.

Inside the hotel room.

Finally Back Home

I will get back into the groove of blogging my conversations series next week. It has been the most popular blogs on my site, so why not?! 🤣

We just got back home from a three week trip. We have been to so many states this year, I have lost track. It feels good to be back home though.

Every single thing that could have possibly went wrong, did! And we found ourselves in Columbia, SC, stranded with no vehicle. Praise God for Ubur.

Yes, old Nelly broke down after such a long trip and pulling a uhaul.

Originally, it was suppose to be one week. Moving my brother from Alabama to Florida, and in with my mother. Then shooting across the state to see my father and meet my new stepmother, and then heading back home.

The silver lining was that the STAYBRIDGE hotel stay was very relaxing, once we got past the giant roaches and fleas, as it was a pet friendly hotel AND insect friendly I guess.

We have never been to that part of SC, and loved it so much, that we are going back for another week next month. Just for the fun of it! My daughter loved the SC museum, so we are planning on doing that again while celebrating a few birthdays.

Here are some pics from our SC stay.

I’ll do another post for the Alabama and Florida pics.

Inside the hotel room.

Finally Back Home

I will get back into the groove of blogging my conversations series next week. It has been the most popular blogs on my site, so why not?! 🤣

We just got back home from a three week trip. We have been to so many states this year, I have lost track. It feels good to be back home though.

Every single thing that could have possibly went wrong, did! And we found ourselves in Columbia, SC, stranded with no vehicle. Praise God for Ubur.

Yes, old Nelly broke down after such a long trip and pulling a uhaul.

Originally, it was suppose to be one week. Moving my brother from Alabama to Florida, and in with my mother. Then shooting across the state to see my father and meet my new stepmother, and then heading back home.

The silver lining was that the STAYBRIDGE hotel stay was very relaxing, once we got past the giant roaches and fleas, as it was a pet friendly hotel AND insect friendly I guess.

We have never been to that part of SC, and loved it so much, that we are going back for another week next month. Just for the fun of it! My daughter loved the SC museum, so we are planning on doing that again while celebrating a few birthdays.

Here are some pics from our SC stay.

I’ll do another post for the Alabama and Florida pics.

Inside the hotel room.

Conversations August 4, 2021

Thrifting

Lady next to me taking to her friend: “I like it when I find stuff that I actually need.”

Friend: “Me too, most of the times it’s just browsing and keeping my mind active.”

Lady: “Your OCD is showing.”

Friend: Laughed.

I found the OCD statement odd, as I like to thrift to keep my OCD off.

Obviously, I mainly thrift for my job, but even before I started reselling full time, I found that yard sailing and Thrifting keeps my brain focused on one thing and not multitasking. Much like cleaning. 😉

Conversations July 26, 2021

Grocery Store:

Lady on the phone next to me:
And I set her up with a nice Christian man. She went and cheated on him with one of her loser ex’s.
Sure they have history! But he’s a loser. No job, no car. You know they type.
I know! It’s just as bad as a mommas boy!