Greetings from an icy place! My portion of SC received ice--not snow--on Friday night. (I tried to insert a picture here, and my computer is not cooperating!) Typical! Instead of throwing snowballs, my hubby and boys threw chunks of ice at each other in the Cracker Barrel parking lot last night much to my embarrassment. One of the wait staff was in her car taking a break as she observed their "fun." She was "just a" giggling--loudly! I did apologize to her and walked away quickly to my car. Mercy!
Huge praise! I finished the photography website yesterday, and it has been sent to the "powers that be" to check it over. Then, in a day or two, it should go LIVE!! Y'all, Susan Hood Photography will officially be in business!! Whoohooo!!! Saturday, with the ice and all, I stayed in my pink polka dotted jammie bottoms and an old sweatshirt all day--bedhead and all! Hubby and I worked and tweaked and uploaded and deleted until my eyes crossed! The only thing missing is the music. I simply didn't have the energy to download, upload and play with it last night after Bible study. But, I didn't have to have it ready for the "Go Live" button to work. It will come. Please keep this God adventure/business in your prayers! I can't wait to see what He has in mind!
****UPDATE!!! My website is now live!!! It's susanhoodphotography.com--you'll have to cut and paste that! I'm too excited to do it right now!!! :)
The title of my post(finally!) is "Blessed are..." I think immediately of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. I hope you do too because....I need your creativity!! I will be teaching my adult Sunday School class about these on the 7th. Besides the fact that they are the "positive teachings" from Jesus in comparison to the "Thou shalt nots..." from Moses, what do you get most from them? How do you apply them to your daily lives? I want them to become real! The one that has so ministered to me in the past 6 weeks since Daddy passed away is "Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Mat. 5:4" Y'all, we have truly been blessed by sweet words, hugs, cards, food, emails, and more. To me, that exemplifies this scripture and makes it real! I am looking for the wisdom needed to teach this beautiful lesson from Christ. Again, I am stepping out of my comfort zone. I am used to teaching little people--kindergartners to be exact. Not 30-40 year olds who are smart! Their questions are tougher. If I can't answer one, it doesn't bother me--I can always say "Who would like to help me with this one?" Hey, I'm not shy about asking for help as you already know!
So, share your wisdom, your websites, your references, your thoughts, your ideas right here with us! I cannot wait to see what y'all come up with!
Stay warm today! And, BTW, (Randomness occuring here) Beth Moore's new book on insecurity is being released tomorrow! I think I need a copy!