We stopped at Cracker Barrel in Mt Vernon IL. Another great dinner. Ray had chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes, okra, and biscuits. I had barbecue pork, with macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and cornbread muffin. My barbecue and macaroni was cold but the waitress was sweet and brought me another plate with HOT food on it. It was wonderful. I bought some more sock monkeys. I am buying a bunch of them and the only place I have seen them is Cracker Barrel. I am buying the 5 inch ones and I am going to embroider the initials of the grandchildren on them for part of their Christmas presents. I always like to give a keepsake to them each year.
When I started writing on the blog, I remembered that I forgot the picture that we had made at The Legends Concert. I called the Hilton Landing in Branson and left a message for housekeeping to see if they could mail it to me. I will put it on the blog if they do. We are in the car driving toward Louisville now. It is after 7 p.m. and it is very dark. Not much on I-64 in this part of the world. We are listening to a sermon on the radio and I am happily blogging. I bought a new Verizon Samsung Fascinate cell phone. I love it. I am paying an extra $20 a month to have a mobile hotspot. That is so much nicer than the air card I had before. Seems to work very well. Still have a little trouble when we go to Verizon Wireless Purgatory in NC.
I decided to wear my wig today instead of a hat. The wig is warm and looks much better than me with a hat. LOL. It sure is keeping my head warm. I may wear more wigs this winter.
Did you know that God is Good, All the Time? Actually, Good cannot exist without God. Did you know that there is no temptation that God cannot deliver you from. If God has delivered you from a sin, you no longer need to tell everyone that you are a sinner, i.e., alcoholic, thief, etc. If you have been delivered from sin by Christ, you no longer have that label. In your mind, you realize that you need to stay away from that sin, but you don't have to broadcast it to everyone once you have been delivered. Live for God, regardless of the inconvenience you face. Always, let people know who you are. For myself, I bought a large silver cross in California when I was on a business trip. I used the per diem that the government provides for travel for the purchase of the cross instead of lots of expensive meals. I wear the cross most of the time and if not that one, I wear a small one. You would be amazed how it calms down a heated conversation. People who spew profanity usually take one look start talking without the swear words.
I love the quotation 'Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.' I was told it was a quote from President George Washington. English is changing day by day and more people would be more cognizant of their language if they knew that intelligent people thought them ignorant because of their profanity. There are occasions where I have heard someone use a word for emphasis that wasn't very nice, but in the group there wasn't anyone who swore, so it was a very effective use of the word. Using profanity habitually does show ignorance and it also shows that that person does not care about anyone but themselves. Here I go on my soapbox again.
I am so thankful to my Twitter friends who follow me so faithfully. I actually went over 35,000 people this week. Isn't that cool? I know so many of them now, and miss them if I don't see them for a few days. It is amazing how many send me direct messages asking for prayer. I have spoken with them on the phone. I love to give council. I don't have a degree, but I have taken some psychology classes and some pastoral counseling classes as well. I don't mind retweeting things for people that have to do with charity, and I do retweet a few friends who are doing business, but I choose them carefully.
I am praying for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for all my followers and friends. I wish you well. Lots of Love, Barbara