Lipstick woes & Jesus has a fix for your vices

I love putting on lipstick.  I also like lip gloss.  I have one of them on, most all the time.  There’s just something about applying lipstick, that is kinda like a sedative.  I can be having a bad day at work.  But then, take a minute out to re-apply my lipstick & I just get a better perspective.  Weird, I know.

I told Miss Neenee the other day,

 “Look at this new lipstick I got”

lipstick

I proudly held up my tube of dollar store lipstick. Then,  I started painting my lips.

 I said,“ Ya know, I don’t know about the color, though.  It kinda makes me think of the lipstick funeral homes put on dead people.”

Without missing a beat, my Miss Neenee says, “Yet you still put it on.”

How many things do we do in life that we know might be wrong or not flattering or not advantageous for us, however, we just keep on keeping on?  Like the fat free, sugar free candy I eat.  That always makes me lose weight.  What?? That candy’s not sugar free??  That explains a lot.  Or it really could be anything.  Ask an alcoholic.  Do they know what they are drinking is not good for them?  Sure they do.  What about a drug addict?  Don’t you figure they know what they are taking is not what they should be doing?  I would say a big probably.  However, it’s something inside of them that makes them continue on.    Even though knowing, nothing good is going to come out of it.  Can I add complaining to this list?  Lord have mercy, some people complain & have a negative attitude toward any & everything.   Gossipers & people who are judgmental know better.  They just do it.

When you get tired of doing things, that’s not helping you none, Jesus has a fix for it.

Matthew 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (KJV)

 

We can go to Jesus anytime, anywhere.  He is the true One who will give us rest from our vices.  Only in Him will we have peace & contentment.  What are you waiting for?

I am so glad you stopped by to visit with me today.  It has been a beautiful day, here in northeast Mississippi.  My flowers are growing in the yard.  Good times.  Come back when you can stay longer.  As for me, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.

 

 

Lovely flowers given to me by my friend Karen.

Lovely flowers given to me by my friend Karen.

30 Days of Gratitude-continued

Well, I can say this, November is flying by, just like the rest of the year has.  I think it gets that way, when you get old gracefully mature.  I can say, I have been loving reflecting on my bountiful blessings.  Here is what I am thankful for thus far:

 

Day three

Fried catfish

Fried catfish

I am so thankful for fried catfish.  Being from the South, you just have to LOVE fried catfish.  I just don’t know what I would do without it. 

Day four

Friends

Friends

I am so thankful for my friends.  Especially, my friend Jenn.  I can’t ever remember not knowing her.  We have gone to church together, school together, & now are doing 5ks together.  Wonderful person inside & out!  Don’t know what I’d do without her.

Day five

Fall colors

Fall colors

I am so thankful for these beautiful fall colors.  This was taken on my way to work one morning.  It’s so bright & sunny outside thanks to a little something called Daylight Savings Time being over (which I am not thankful for).  Oh wait, I think I am getting off track a bit here…..

Day six

Miss Neenee

Miss Neenee

I am so thankful for this little girl right in the middle.  Miss Neenee just turned 10 years old.  (I am tearing up just a little.)  She is beautiful, smart, funny, & kind.  I love her to pieces!  I would rather do without fried catfish, than her.  No really, I’m serious.  Love. This. Girl.

Day seven

Putting on lipstick without a mirror

Putting on lipstick without a mirror

I am so thankful for Miss Neenee’s ability to put on lipstick without a mirror.  In the South, there are things we mothers teach our daughters.  How to cook, how to sew, how to treat others, & obviously important things like how to put on make up.  Every lady & little lady needs to know how to put on lipstick without a mirror.  You just never know when those lips are gonna need paintin’ !  Here Miss Neenee is applying lipstick on the way to school.  Obviously a necessity for 4th grade. 🙂

Day 8

K.K. & Bizba

K.K. & Bizba

I am so thankful for these pretty ladies.  These are more of my peeps.  Really much more than that.  They are my sweet girls.  K.K. & Bizba are the cat’s meow, the cat’s pajama’s or simply awesomeness wrapped up in 2 precious packages.  K.K. & Bizba are the names Mr. Sweetie Pants gave them. They are wonderful Christian ladies, that I am proud to call my daughters.