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Thanking God for friends and family

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I am truly thankful for family and friends this holiday season. At a time of the year when the holiday hustle and bustle comes in to full force, folks can get sad, anxious, feeling out of sorts and just plain blah. I have to remind myself to shake the blah feelings of haplessness and focus on the living and the people at hand. I make sure that I surround myself with positive and energetic people. I remember those less fortunate and give back to my community. I have a great support team which I am truly grateful and thankful for. emoticon

December is a month of reflection, celebration of life, giving and hope. I keep the peace of God in my heart and mind and let my Christ light shine. Giving God thanks for His daily gifts and benefits is a honorable blessing in my life and today I just wanted it to be duly noted that I am thankful for true folks in my life and I am blessed beyond measure emoticon

  
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SARAHFAILLA 12/15/2010 9:53PM

    So true! I have a million things to be grateful for!

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62NVON 12/15/2010 1:22PM

    What a wonderful post. I need to take the time to be more thankful for the blessings in my own life. Thank you for the reminder. =)
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PLAYBLUES22 12/15/2010 1:08PM

    Sweetie, you are a blessing to us too emoticon

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Prayers of the righteous!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

God truly does answer prayer. My Aunt contacted me this morning. I dreaded answering the phone and was happy to hear a good report for my Gran emoticon The hospital was taking her out of hospice and sending her back to the nursing home emoticon Yes I have been fasting and praying in tongues daily for her and I just thank God for each day my Gran breathes. I know that we all are going to die one day, but for this time and season in life for her, I pray that she lives to see her 95th Christmas emoticon Only God knows when He will call us home, I pray that when that time comes and she goes to be with my Mom and Grandfather and Great-Grandmother and all others, that I am strong and continue to walk in her greatness, honoring her memory emoticon

Now for the "don't I feel dumb" award, I had the cable folks come out this morning because since I lost power over the weekend, I was able to get a picture, but sound with my TV. Well it seems as when I was doing the diagnostics to get a picture on Sunday morning, I must have pulled the cables out in the back of the cable box. I saw a whole bunch of other wires plugged in, but I didn't realize that the audio cables came off while I was yanking on the box in the front to reset it emoticon It was not in my budget to go out a get another set, so with a sheepish grin n on my face, I thank the technician for the 30 seconds he spent plugging my box back in. emoticon To God be the Glory emoticon

  
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FERGSGIRL2 12/15/2010 10:27PM

    God is able Kelly, just keep praying & believing and .......be more careful with those cable wires! emoticon

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DORCAS9 12/15/2010 5:06AM

    Great news about your Gran Kelly! God does indeed answer prayer!
emoticonabout the cable!!! Done things like that myself!! emoticon
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SARAHFAILLA 12/14/2010 7:13PM

    Lol about the cable! When it comes to electronics I do that kind of stuff all the time. Been reading your blog the last few days and am so glad that your Gran will be well for Christmas!!! :-)

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PLAYBLUES22 12/14/2010 3:41PM

    Sweetie, I have done the same thing emoticon

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WENPLUSKEN 12/14/2010 12:49PM

  Lol it's great you don't have to fork over any money for another tv. I know money is tight for us this time of year too. I will be praying for the Christmas recovery angel to be with your Grandma for Christmas so you can celebrate the blessed day with her. I miss my Grammas so much this time of year. They were such a big part of my life along with my Mom. My Dad has lung cancer right now so this is pretty important for us too that he is here for Christmas.
May your days for this season be filled with the Lord's hope and peace.
Merry Christmas!

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Monday's coming

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday arrived with a cold bang. My weekend was thrown off a bit by the power outage and cold weather. I am not ready for winter but some arrived late Saturday night front and center. I have no choice. I am taking my braids down this week, so I really have to keep my head dry and covered. My long hot summer is long gone emoticon

This week I have to get my Christmas boxes off to Detroit, finish mailing the last few Christmas cards and begin preparing for travel next Saturday which will be Christmas emoticon, can you believe that? Wow, it seems like this month is flying by, I have nine more working days left in 2010-to God be the glory! We have down time in January, so I will have to file unemployment for the first time here in Kansas. I hope it is not too much of a hassle. I just plan to keep my fitness goals in order and work out, watch my portions and keep the apartment clean. My poodles do not like the cold so much but with the little coat wraps I bought them, it helps some to keep the wind and air off of them when we go out. I keep my patio shoveled so they have a spot that is snow free for their paw get too cold. emoticon

So here is to day one of nine to work (thank God I have a job) and remembering that Jesus is the true reason for the season! emoticon

  
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VERITY50 12/13/2010 10:46PM

    God Bless you, Merry Christmas! emoticon

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DORCAS9 12/13/2010 5:19PM

    You're doing well Kelly, always a busy time at Christmas, but we must always remember what it represents.
Soon be the New Year & time to look forward to Spring & new beginnings!
God bless you.
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Happy Birthday Maudess 12-12-12

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today is my Grandma McClary's 98th Birthday. She has been celebrating with Jesus for the last five years and today me and my family honor her with prayers and praise. I miss my Grandma-who was the kindest and sweetest woman on earth. My Daddy is her oldest of ten children and she left a legacy far and wide. Grandma loved her sons and daughters and all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren! Now with my Mom's Mom being in hospice, it makes this holiday season less joyous for me. I sigh to keep from crying and I am not a woman easily moved by tears.

emoticonThe weather was really frightful yesterday, plummeting temperatures and a little snow accumulation emoticon emoticon I lost power in the early hours of the morning. Never fails... i was concerned about that with the wind gusts, so I must have talked it up! I plan on taking my braids down today, cleaning up and preparing for the work week. I pray that I do not have to make an emergency run to Detroit this week.

emoticonHappy Birthday Maudess Rozetta McCullough McClary emoticonWell done good and faithful Servant emoticon

  
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HONEYBUNCH24 12/12/2010 6:55PM

    emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR GRANDMA emoticon
Well done indeed!!! emoticon

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DORCAS9 12/12/2010 3:48PM

    Wonderful memories of a lovely lady & faithful follower of our Lord, Kelly. Keep these good memories in mind as you move forward in your Christian life knowing there are more good memories to make.
Yeah, we've had frightful weather in the UK & no doubt more to come, but still cannot last forever!! Lol!
God bless.
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UNSTOPPABLE_ 12/12/2010 3:25PM

    Happy Birthday to your grandma

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PLAYBLUES22 12/12/2010 2:58PM

    Sweetie, nice memories emoticon

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BUELLRIDER 12/12/2010 1:16PM

    It's nice to have fond memories of your grandma. She sounds like she was a great lady.

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Visual Saturday

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I spent today at Dillard's with my girlfriend looking at clothes and visualizing some classic pieces I want to own. We do not have Dillards in Michigan, so today I took a real good look at classic pieces such as jackets. sweaters, dresses and pants. I want to kick it up a notch with my wardrobe and stop dressing in so many ill fitting pieces. i want to accentuate my curves as I continue my weight loss journey. It is important for me to look the part and enjoy the journey. Elevate my thinking, dream big and step out of my comfort zone. emoticon

It is a cold, blustery day here in KC. My knee talked t me today, reminding me that old man winter lurks about. I am going to have to pull out my long down coat that was once my Mom's when I am out and about running errands. The holiday season is in full force and people were out and about doing their thing. I miss my Mom so much and this time of year is harder. My Gran is in hospice and might not be there when I come home for Christmas. I am putting on my game face for my niece and nephew and the rest of my family. I can't help to think what if. What if Moma was still here? What if I was able to Gran at her home, not some nursing home? What if my other Gran was still here? What if all those who gone before me in heaven were still here on earth? I miss my family, but I know they are having the time of their lives with Jesus in heaven and are whole, healthy and happy. I pray that one day I will feel again that this is the most wonderful time of the year emoticon

  
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VERITY50 12/11/2010 11:39PM

    I am glad that you are out and about with friends during this season. I know you miss your Mom. You are doing the right thing by focusing on the positive and working on your health and appearance. God will give you the love you are missing from Mom and also give you other moms to love. God Bless!

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DINGALLSTOO 12/11/2010 11:05PM

    love the idea of classic pieces for your wardrobe. Sorry for the sadness at holiday time. (((hugs)))

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MISSYGEEN 12/11/2010 9:33PM

    I like the idea of visualizing your wardrobe. As for your family I understand, it took some time to get used to not having my grandmother at christmas time. The Mac and Cheese will never be the same. We started a new tradition where we create the traditional menu list and each of us pick one dish to make. We have one cousin who gets the sweet potatoes right. We can now talk about her with laughter rather than sadness. We miss her but starting a new tradition makes it easier to now enjoy the holidays.

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FITWITHIN 12/11/2010 9:05PM

    First of all, keep that vision alive as you reach your goal. Secondly, my prayers are with you. I know how you feel about the grandparents. I no longer have any of my grandparents living, however the wonderful memories; keeps them alive and well in my heart. Good bless you. emoticon

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