Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is Why I Act the Way I Do (TIWIATWID

My Mom and Dad
I am on a field trip today(Thursday) and so I thought I would repost my post from a year ago to the day. Ya'll know you are just dying to get to know me better
and here is your chance.
The first paragraph is a story being retold by Holly of Crown Laid Down-then the rest is me. She gives the intro to my post.
Enjoy!
See ya when I get back-I'll bring pictures. Yes, I know-please
try and contain your excitement.
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I was thinking about Beth Moore's story in a Bible study about her dog Beanie. Every time Beanie would do something bad, she would hold up her paw (that had been hurt and had surgery), as if to say, " This is why I act the way I do." Beth's point was that often we do things (or we know people who do things) out of our hurts and pains, as if to say, "This is why I act the way I do." So we think we are JUSTIFIED in our actions.

So I thought of a fun way to play this game, TIWIATWID. I'll keep it light and fun! 'Heaven knows we can think of a host of heavy and serious ones.


1. When I was young our Dad was very much into the health scene. Well, maybe I should just say, He was big time into vitamins and minerals . For years I thought I hated orange juice. When I got a little older I found out that it was not the orange juice I hated but the liquid iron he placed in it. I am still not real fond of orange juice.

2.When I was 5 my parents started teaching at a Christian Businessmens Conference on top of Lookout Mountain in TN. Anybody know Covenant College? That's the place. Every summer I looked forward to leaving our home in New Orleans to head for the mountains. We would start up that mountain in our blue and white van with the thick cobalt blue shag carpet and I would get butterflies in my stomach from the excitement surrounding the fun I knew we would have that week. I still get butterflies to this day each time we head for the mountains.

3.As a little girl just before it was bed time Mom would get my older brother and I and have us get on either side of her as she read some of the great classics. That is why to this day I love to read.

4. A little girl of about 5 or six followed her Mom to an old house where they sat as a group of women to learn about God. She watched as her Mom spoke with outward confidence of the inner confidence she had in her God. She loved to teach. That is why that little girls now grown -gains great pleasure doing the same. That little girl is me!

5. My father had a ministry in the French Quater when I was growing up. I remember hearing valiant stories of people snatchd from the power of Satan by the power of God. Everybody deserves to serve God freely--that is why I fight as a soldier in the army of God today.

Now don't you feel like you know me so much better? :)

24 comments:

Dee said...
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CrownLaidDown said...

Wow Sharon--what a wonderful heritage! I praise God for that for you. I hope to be that kind of heritage for our future line. That is why I must stay in His Word. Apart from Him, I'm a mess. I'm still praying! Oh and I have a full blown cold :( Please pray for energy for me today.
Love in Him,
Holly

PS Thanks for playing my game! I'm glad you did...your answers are so great!

Come on up to our mountains anytime!

Sharon said...

I would love to come for a visit. maybe God in His goodness will set that up one day. How cool would that be?

Sharon said...

Dee-that is a great idea. I don't know if I have a picture of them on my new computer I'll have to look

D said...

Just checking again -- I tried to think of some things for that game but I can't come up with anything. My growing up time was turbulent although it looked ideal. I agree w/ Holly, I have to stay in the Word or I'm a mess. Only because of Him I am what I am. PTL! God bless!

D said...

Oops - I posted from my other 'name'... it's Dee here.

Grandparents Corner said...

Sharon, I loved reading about your family as you grew up. What a blessing.

May I ask please if you have a moment to drop by today to read my blog post? I'm hoping we can link together a virtual prayer circle regarding the vitims & injured on 4/16/07 at Virginia Tech.
Hugs & Prayers,
Bonnie

Dee said...

I LOVE the photos! Have been looking for it. Your smile looks like your mom's to me. What a beautiful couple! D

luvmy4sons said...

Got a nice picture of some of your life! Great post!

Jessie said...

Oh wow! My favorite was the very last one.

Denise said...

Such a heritage you have been given...... You are so blessed by God.......enjoy your field trip......

Sandi said...

Thanks for sharing and yes I do like to get my blogger friend better. I enjoy the light reading in my life.

Denise said...

Wow, such wonderful, Godly parents you were blessed with sis.

luvmy4sons said...

I am always so amazed at the stories of your childhood. Your parents sound so amazing!

Edge of Design said...

Well that it explains it. Your parents did very well with you. "They" say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I guess you're living proof!

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, what great parents you have. What an exciting life you had and still have.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Great post- i might have read it before, but if I did, I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. Enjoyed learning more about your heritage!

Tiffany said...

This was lovely.- I do feel like I know you better, now. Oh, how I hope someday my daughter will think of me the way you think of yiur mom (speaking of my love relationship w/ Jesus w/ confidence.)

Nicki said...

Oh my.....IRON in the orange juice??? =) WOW!

Loved this, it was great! I do feel like I know you better, loved the part about your momma! So sweet!!

Melanie said...

I do feel like I know you better.

I think the iron in the orange juice is funny ;)

CrownLaidDown said...

Wow--has it really been a year??

I love you friend! And am praying for you...watching God's Hand move :)

Have a Happy Weekend Sharon!!

Mary said...

Sharon,

I enjoyed reading about how you were raised and yes, I think it has something to do with the way we act today. I was brought up around a quick tempered lot of men and yes, I have a quick temper. Because I was brought up on a farm, I had chores that kept me around the menfolk more than the women. Grandma and Mom were both patience God-fearing women. So, I have the quick temper of the men and the love of God from the women. I also inherited the love of being a grandmother from Grandma and Mom

Enjoyed my visit, as always.
Blessings,
Mary

freetofly said...

This is a TERRIFIC post! I so picture the scenes, like I was there! What a wonderful illustration of the influence motherhood is meant to be over children...Oh I pray that my children will have good memories as well!

Great post, Sharon! You have been truly blessed to shave such a heritage! I KNOW that you have given richly to your children and pray that you know that God honors what you have done in faith to teach, love and train your children...

xoxo
Maria

Latanya said...

Thanks for writing this.