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Archive for December, 2011

Reverb: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a theme found throughout the Bible.  We should all forgive each other.  After all, God has forgiven us for all our sins.  Grace is undeserved favor from God regardless of who we are or what we have done.  The scripture tells us that the sun rises each morning on the good and the bad.  Forgiveness is healing, forgiveness is holy, forgiveness is God.  So if you are looking for forgiveness, ask God.  Because you will not find it here.

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The words Guilty and Pleasure go so well together, don’t you think?  Like the apple was to Eve…but hopefully my guilty pleasures will have better consequences.  So here we go…MY guilty pleasures, not in any particular order.

1.  Vintage Earrings.  I love to buy vintage earrings.  Big, bold, sparkling and gaudy.  I run to the mirror and try them on and suddenly I’m transformed into Nora Charles from the Thin Man.  My current favorite jewelry maker is Hobe.  I find myself daydreaming, wondering who bought them and where they wore them.  What kind of life did they have and what sequence of events brought those particular earring to me. 

2.  Taking a vacation day from work during a snow storm, staying in bed with my tiny dog Smudge and watching the weather channel.  Always with a container of dog treats and a huge cup of hot tea.  Getting nothing done, just watching the snow fall softly and wondering how anyone would want to be a storm reporter.

3.  Having someone cut you off in traffic and speed by, then seeing them pulled over by the police.  It may not be the same car, but hey, don’t rain on my parade.

4.  Buying a large latte from Starbucks.  Yum….but they cost a “Latte” money, hence the guilt.

5.  Going upstairs to take nap while my in-laws are over and waking up to find they are gone.  I’ll accept the guilt gladly.

Well, that’s it.  My list of guilty pleasures….now yours

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