Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday's here again....


Friday's here again and I'm joining Mrs. 4444 for Friday Fragments.....go on over and see what's left in brains everywhere.  Go on.....there's just not much left in mine!  Note Mrs. 4444's (pronounced Mrs. Fours) has a new button and I've managed to post it on my blog!  

Half-Past Kissin' Time

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There isn't much left of my brain this week so I've got precious little to frag about.....but here is all I've got......

Our little town has attracted the attention of a little group of haters that I'm sure you've all heard about from time to time in the news.  I have no idea how we attracted their attention, but if they were going to come they should have done it during spring break!  Anyhow.......many of us have decided to give them the silent treatment since, as my niece says......and I quote......, they are filthy attention wh****.  OK....I couldn't type that word on my family friendly blog!  You get the drift.  

One of our television stations has put out a notice that they won't be covering this dubious event, but apparently our newspaper didn't get the memo because they printed an article about it in today's paper.  Just so there is no question in your mind, even though this group uses the word church in their title, they are by no means representative of Christians.

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This has been a stressful week and really, which week hasn't been lately?  There has been a paperwork mix up that is going to be a royal pain to redo and I was recently standing in the lobby of the retirement center where my mama lives waiting to be seen and listening to a group from a local church having a sing a long.  I guess I use the word listen lightly.....my mind was a million miles away thinking about the problem at hand, but apparently I was staring a hole through the pianist.  He pointed at me and said "and what's YOUR favorite hymn?"  I pulled myself back to earth and said "Are you talking to me?"  He was.  My mind, previously crowded with anxious thoughts, went blank.  BLANK.  I know and love lots of hymns, but at that moment not ONE came to mind.  So I said....I'm sorry, but I'm drawing a blank.  

The next day I was having lunch with a friend who happens to be on staff at that very church and I mentioned the incident to her with instructions for her to tell the pianist that I should have said VICTORY IN JESUS because I sure did need it that very moment!  Or maybe I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR....see what I mean?  After I was out of his sight, I thought of every hymn in the book.....literally!  Such is my mind!

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Anyway since that's how this week is going and since I should at least pretend to be productive, I'll say have a great weekend friends!  


13 comments:

Nonnie said...

Uggghhhh! I am curious to know how they fund all their travels.

Love your "afterthought" choices of songs. Wish we could sing some of those at our church.

Have a very happy Mother's Day weekend.

mail4rosey said...

Wishing you a great weekend too. I'm your latest follower, found you through Stacy's (Uncorked) link up. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I just don't understand people who invest so much in just hating others :(

Joyce said...

Victory in Jesus was one of my dad's favorites...we sang it at his funeral and I always think of him when I hear it. Not in a sad way...after all there is victory in Jesus : ) Hope you have a nice weekend and things are quiet in town!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Giving the group of haters the silent treatment sounds like the way to go. :)

You made me laugh out loud on the whole blank-mind hymn debacle. And the suggestion for Victory in Jesus or Need Thee Every Hour are priceless! :)

Hope you have a great (and non-mind blanking) weekend - and Happy Mother's Day! :)

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Rebecca said...

Yeah, I think that even an atheist is better than that group. At least the atheists I know aren't into hurting others and do their best to help.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Never fails, my mind is a blank slate when put on the spot like you were. Since I don't watch the news I don't know what group you are talking about. Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day.((HUGS))

Tettelestai said...

Oh golly, is it that idiot from KS? When we were stationed at Bragg, I was part of the wives group that stood as a wall in front of them for a soldier's funeral procession. He is certainly not representative of a true Christian :-(

I hate it when my mind goes blank like that. That happens to me all the time. I also find myself staring at a person when I blank out. So embarrassing!

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Mrs4444 said...

Sounds like I picked a perfect time to stop by: You are a winner of my giveaway mentioned in my FF post today, so that should help pick you up a little! :) First responder gets first pick of the prizes. Let me know.... and thanks for linking up!

Have a great weekend.

bill lisleman said...

I think most people react the same way when unexpectedly called upon in front of others. Hope next week improves. If that group is the one that protest war victims then I think they are one sad sorry group of idiots with misplaced values.

Juli said...

I attended my last elementary school mother's day tea on Friday. Each child stood up and read passages they had written about their parents. TWO of Youngest's classmates have TWO mom families. It's legal here, and the kids don't think much of it. ANd as all the kids read their stories, conventional families or not, they all had equal mounts of love, humor, compassion, and humility to them.

And I thought how awesome that was. Maybe those "people" never had that kind of unconditional love growing up and that's why they are the way they are. Sad.

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you.

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I grew up in a place that made national headlines because of a fabricated story and a public figure trying to make a name for himself. People like those groups rub me the wrong way because I've seen first hand how they destroy innocent people.

Simple Gifts is one of my favorite hymns. I also LOVE Borning Cry.