February 28, 2010

Getting to know YOU!

Well, I will have to say this was fun last week...and I really like having fun! I know that eventually this cannot be the only post I do each week but for now...well, for now, this is all I got! I have a hard time doing housework when Bambina is here (Miss PD) and I cannot be on the computer for more than 30 seconds with her, so this is what I got for now! I am getting to a point where my house is driving me insane, so I'm working on cleaning a couple of rooms each weekend and praying that my family will figure out just how Mama does want the house to look! (yes, you may laugh at my naivete'!)
I do want to share that I am reading through 'Mom's Bible' right now, from BookSneeze. It is absolutely wonderful and I am enjoying working through a new version..as in, a version I've not read before. I've not yet given myself a firm date to review it, it is a Bible and that takes just a while to read! However, I will post my review here for all of you to read, hopefully in the near future!

So, now you know what I have been up to! Okay, without further ado, here is this week's Getting to Know YOU! I hope you enjoy and if you want to join us on this blog meme, visit Keely here.

The questions..

1. Would you rather bungee jump or sky dive?
2. When using a public restroom do you squat over the seat or sit?
3. Favorite flower?
4. Pedicure of manicure?
5. How many siblings do you have?
6. Do you pee in the shower? (gasp!)
7. Bikini, tankini, or one piece?
8. Where do you hate to shop at, but go there anyway?

1. Would you rather bungee jump or sky dive? I think I would like to try a tandem sky dive, where I am strapped to a veteran sky diver!

2. When using a public restroom do you squat over the seat or sit? after not knowing where I 'caught' something from many years ago, I now wipe off the seat, then cover it with toilet paper, then sit. Previous to that, I hovered and it is not easy when you are in a hurry!

3. Favorite flower?

can't you just smell those??

4. Pedicure of manicure? manicure

5. How many siblings do you have? I am a smack-dab middle child, one older sister, one younger brother!

6. Do you pee in the shower? (gasp!) umm, NO...and yes, I think this is TMI!

7. Bikini, tankini, or one piece? I have a one piece that I like right now...hubs does, too!

8. Where do you hate to shop at, but go there anyway? I'm with Keely on this one, Wal-Mart! But since we have to watch all those pennies right now, that is where I go because overall, it is usually cheaper!

Well, there you go. More useless random facts that you may or may not have wanted to know about me!

Y'all have a blessed week!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

God's girl, Pamela

February 21, 2010

Getting to Know YOU!

So I've been popping in occasionally on a blog from a fellow Texan for a few weeks now and have decided to join in on her Sunday meme - "getting to know you."

If you would like to join in, jump over here and link up with your answers.

Okay, here I go -

The questions..

1. How often do you wash/change your sheets?
2. When is your birthday?
3. Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life?
4. Brad Pitt or George Clooney?
5. If you could change one thing about your body what would it be?
6. How often do you wash your hair?
7. Do you have pets?
8. How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be?


1) How often do I change my sheets? I change them every other week...religiously (or at least try to, really hard!)

2) When is my birthday? October 10, 1968

3) Have you ever met a bloggy friend in real life? Well, a couple of my real life friends are fellow bloggers...Hi, Kat and Tona.

4) Brad Pitt or George Clooney? Seriously? I have to say neither...sorry!

5)If you could change one thing about your body what would it be? There are a couple of things but I think the one I struggle with most is my 'tree trunk' legs! I've always had them...even when I was skinny!

6)How often do you wash your hair? Every other day...it is naturally curly and I've been told not to wash it any more often than that.

7) Do you have pets? We have two dogs...one is the family dog and the second belongs to CD but for now is part of the family! Christmas was born in our home Dec 22, 2003 by our puppy, Ziggy. We got Ziggy shortly after learning I was prego with Bunny and had to put her to sleep Oct 1, 2004...the day before Bunny's 11th birthday! That was a rough time! The other, Sasha, came from my parent's home as CD's Christmas present in 2006! They are both mixed breed and SPOILED ROTTEN!

8)How many social networks do you belong to..if you had to give up one, what would it be? I blog, (obviously!) have a Facebook and MySpace, (but don't use it often) and I Twitter! I could very easily give up MySpace.


Okay, I'm sure that is more than some of you wanted to know about me! I'm not sure yet if I will make this a weekly post but for now, it was fun!!!

Y'all have a great week and be blessed!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

God's girl, Pamela

February 15, 2010

HEAR NO EVIL – My Story of Innocence, Music and the Holy Ghost by Matthew Paul Turner (A Book Review and A Give-Away!)

UPDATE: Beth...One Blessed Nana is the winner of Hear No Evil!!! YAY Beth! I will try to get in touch with you over the weekend to get your book to you! The winner was chosen by random.org!

Have you ever been afraid that listening to a syncopated drumbeat would cause evil spirits “ to shimmy their way inside” your head?

Have you ever been part of “covert operation, See Sandi Sing” so that your fellow church members would not be aware of your love for all things Sandi Patty?

Have you ever questioned, “Should I know who Dylan is?”

If you can answer yes to at least one of these questions, then you should read Matthew Paul Turner’s latest memoir, Hear No Evil and be prepared to laugh!

I would say Mr. Turner had been a fly on the wall of my life as I grew up in Fundamental Baptist churches in the Southeast but I can’t because he is younger than I am. However, our experiences with music and culture are very similar! The difference is, he can tell his story with humor and make us laugh!

After graduating from his small Christian school in Maryland, Matthew chose to go to Belmont College in Nashville to study music business. While there, he was confronted with different theologies and ways of relating to God. He also was exposed to secular culture and lost his “movie-theater virginity.” His fellow students questioned his beliefs and his upbringing and he questioned theirs. Then, he began visiting a church that some fellow students attended, and it wasn’t a Fundamental Baptist church…it was Presbyterian!

He went to church with his friend, Josiah, who was a Calvinist. Matthew says, “Talking to Josiah made me feel dumb,” only because Josiah knew why he believed a particular theology. Matthew responds in the book with, “I didn’t study God. I just memorized scripture verses and practiced Bible Trivia….I knew a thousand Bible verses by heart, but I couldn't explain why God’s story was important to me personally. At least not without using hell as a starting point.”

Matthew went on to manage a Christian coffee house in Nashville, booking Christian talent and hosting open mic night for people trying to become Christian talent! Oh, the stories he has to tell...I'm sure he left out more than he included in the book! He was also editor of the popular CCM, a magazine dedicated to Comtemporary Christian Music. While working for CCM, Matthew had opportunity to interview several well-known gospel artists, including Amy Grant. He even tells a bit about that interview in a chapter of the book titled "Chasing Amy."

While Matthew’s writings stir up many memories in my own life, I appreciate the fact that he can do so with laughter and wit. I also appreciate the heart this man now has for God…you can get to know Matthew a bit by reading his blog and visiting his website.

This book, Hear No Evil, is seriously funny and worth reading!

I'm excited to say I have been given one copy of Hear No Evil to giveaway!!! Just leave a comment below by Thursday, Feb 18, and I will have random.org choose a winner on Friday, Feb 19. Thank you to Matthew Paul Turner, Ashley Boyer and WaterBrook Press for this opportunity to bless one of my dear blog readers!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow....like really good books and really cool authors!

God's girl, Pamela

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. If you would like to purchase this book or for more information please visit Random House.

February 6, 2010

A blog of randomness!

Well, I have so many thoughts running through my head...they don't all go together but they are pretty good and I want to share with y'all!

This is my bonus year with CD, and it really is a bonus for all that she is teaching me. She is such a student of the Word (Bible) and truly seeks God so our morning conversations are rich and full of something new she has come across. One of those conversations revolves around verses found in 1 Corinthians:

1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV
[Sexual Immorality] "Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything.

1 Corinthians 10:23 NIV
[The Believer's Freedom] "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"--but not everything is constructive.

Wow! Those are powerful. I have run across them before, and been blown away, but this time I really feel like God wants me to grasp the truth of these verses...everything is permissible! Everything is not just permissible for me but for others as well, so another area to learn a special grace! I would ask that if you have a Bible close by, that you read the verses around these to get the context of these verses.

Another passage that is changing my heart is Acts 9. We are studying through Acts in our ABF class on Sunday morning and this week we are reading chapter 9. This is the chapter where Saul is met on the Damascus Road by Christ Himself and truly becomes a Christ follower after just persecuting those that were believers! This passage has spoken to me that it is really NEVER TOO LATE to see Jesus for who He really is...our Savior! I can't give up on those around me that seem to be so far from the Truth, I still desire to love them any way that I can.

Okay...next piece of random...hubs and I talked tonight and in the coming weeks, I would really like to share some of my personal testimony. Not exactly sure when I will have time for that but if you would be interested in reading it, would you please let me know? I do not want to bore any of you!

Next...Right now I am reading Hear No Evil, the latest book by Matthew Paul Turner. It is an awesome, easy read and I will be reviewing it right here next week. Also, I will be giving a copy of Hear No Evil away - sponsored by his publisher!!! I am pretty excited about it!

Well, I think that is all that I have for now. Are you looking forward to Valentine's Day or is it just another day for you? No matter how you feel about the day, may I say


Praise God from whom all blessings flow....

God's girl, Pamela