Sunday, November 20, 2011

Since I Missed Faithful Friday......

First of all, I apologize for missing our Faithful Friday post! It’s been a different kind of week for us. And then Friday was filled with appointments, and well, my post just didn’t happen. I had many thoughts flooding my head for a post, but it just didn’t make it to the computer.

Thank you so much for your comments and concern about the spider bite. I am so thankful that I went to the doctor when I did. I am almost finished with my treatment and it is looking so much better. It’s going to be fine. There is a tiny dark spot in the middle, and that’s it. I just feel so bad for Jason because he endured what he did with his brown recluse spider bite and no one knew exactly what it was at the time, and as you can see, he paid dearly. Because of his ordeal, we recognized the possibility and it changed my outcome. I am so thankful. Again, please be careful when you reach in boxes, put on pants, socks, gloves, shoes, etc….. We are trying to make sure we turn gloves and socks inside out before putting them on, shake out pants and shoes, and we always check our beds when we pull the sheets back. But since this is the time of year when we all pull boxes out from storage, I wanted everyone to beware and just be careful. It’s hard to believe that something so small can do such damage!

Since I missed my Faithful Friday post, I thought I’d share something with you this Sunday that my dad sent me by email concerning the Nature of God. I thought this was a great explanation on the Nature of God.

Does God Exist?

A man went to a barber shop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”

“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.

“Well you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be so many abandoned children? If God existed there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can’t imagine a loving God that would allow all of these things.”

The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair, and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barbershop again, and said to the barber, “You know what, barbers don’t exist.”

“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber. “I am here, and I am a barber. I just worked on you!”

“No!” the customer exclaimed. “Barbers don’t exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.”

“Ah, but barbers do exist! That’s what happens when people do not come to me.”

“Exactly!” affirmed the customer. “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist! That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help. That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”

You know, God never promised we wouldn’t have pain and suffering, but he promised he would be with us, if we will come to Him. Pain, suffering, and death entered the world because of sin (thanks to Adam and Eve in the Garden), but God promises if we come to Him, He will not only be with us but carry us through! That’s a promise I wouldn’t want to live without! I’m so thankful today for that promise!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and remember this week to count all your blessings! (If you think about it, please say a prayer for Joy....she's having stomach issues now, bless her heart, and she really wants to feel well for Thanksgiving since we're going to see "her girls" in Alabama). :)


Patty Sumner said...

Great post Tammy and great point made. Blessings and have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

i love your post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...

LynnMarie said...

What a great post! I love it. Can I use it?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

That was a great story! Wonderful message. Glad you're feeling better. Enjoy your Monday!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, I enjoy your blog so much. I have also watched a few of the movies you have suggested at different times and really like them. We also are not big watchers of regular TV, so I would love it if you could suggest some more movies that we could watch on the Netflix streaming. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Dianne

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I love that analagy! Great post!

Thank you for always participating in Faithful Fridays!

I hope my stomach gets better soon...I can't wait to see my girls!

I love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :D

Hollie said...

I love the story about God & the Barber! Praying Joy feels better soon!

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
Your KNUCKLE has really been on my mind....what a story....and what a blessing from God that Jason had the knowledge to know to get you to doctor. WOW! He had a horrible it sounds and looks like.
I don't like spiders at all but dislike snakes more...I guess I think I can "crush" a spider but man, with a bite like that...I don't know!
Take care and "do what the doctor says!" ;)
Talk to you soon,

Sharon said...

This was beautiful and very inspirational for sure. Thank you for posting it.
Prayers for Joy and I am glad to hear that your bite is better.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Paula said...

Oh, Tammy! How awful about the spider bite! Glad you're okay, but you're right, those things can be so scary. I read the last post and could NOT believe Jason's scar- that is unreal.
Thank you for sharing the wonderful "barber" story... and how true it is!