In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Oil, Meet Water.” Today I am thinking about my relationship with a Family Blend who I sometimes find my self in awe of her attitude of WIIFM. The latest event of this was when she called me to say she did not like finding out about family affairs on social media . She ranted on the phone about how we did not act like family and I just did my listening trance for 10 minutes and said goodnight. Sometimes good night is all you can say so that you can handle the change and choice that family chaos brings before us. This is my “Spirit, The Encourager and Grace in the Woods” for today as I as make new decisions and choices for the changes that will come when oil and water meets today.
Copying and pasting the course outline and class hyperlinks helps me get a better handle on the material (or maybe I’m just avoiding doing the work). Today’s assignment was to analyze our blog’s statistics to create a thirty-day editorial calendar. I’ve poked around my statistics, but haven’t gained significant insights or come up with an editorial plan yet. Maybe I’ll write some sort of post regarding them. Writing helps me to think.
Today I replaced many high resolution images with smaller lower resolution files. Hopefully I didn’t mess up Pinterest links to my blog. Actually, I probably did break a bunch of links, since I replaced many png files with jpg files. At least I started getting a handle on how to use PaintShop Pro (it’s a very complicated program).
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I am so close to midnight and today has been one of the days that I just needed a word from the Lord. I have been reading some of the #Blogging201 posts and I wanted to share a poem of Prayer with written permission from Bolden E. Lawson, our friend from Chicago. LORD
LORD, on our knees this morning we pray, Deliver us from burdens we will encounter today, Through life’s bitter snares asnd tempest storms, we traveled a long way on this road home.
LORD, suffering since the day we were born, Walking in darkness you never left us alone. Father, when it seemed we had lost our way, You took our hands , guided us day by day.
I am planning a time out session today as I reflect on the death of my Cousin Jimmie. I have known her for as long as I can remember because the day I was born she was 12 years old. Today she made her transition and this leaves seven of the children of the Woods Sisters and brothers born in the 19th century to Dennis and Della Woods. Our Family reunions were the beginning of Family Blends and Friends. Everyone was expected to attend somewhere in Malvern or Hot Springs Arkansas.
My cousin Jimmie was one of my sheroes as she was a businesswoman, Entrepreneur and she was a Bank officer. She cooked food so hot that we ate and drank water in the same mouthful. She was crowned queen of anywhere she went. She was the first majorette I saw in full uniform. She was the first woman I saw play pool and own a pool hall. She did not take anything off anybody and sometimes it was best not to be in her sight. She would tell you how to get off her back and do it with her hands on her hips.I am smiling as I remember hanging out with the family, singing and dancing because she enjoyed life with the ever present Woods smile on her face.I can close my eyes and see and hear her call my name with all four syllables intact. .She was my oldest cousin still living and now there are seven cousins left from the eight Woods children. Today is a lonely day but I am not alone as I remember all the good times of the Woods Family Blends and Friends. Farewell my dear cousin. I honor you with all the gratitude I have. I dedicate these 300 words to your memory We thank God for your example of how to live and live well!