Friday, August 29, 2008

Who would have guessed????

After struggling for about 13 years with a daily cough, I finally took a good friend's advice (thanks, hiker-mama) and went to a pulmonary specialist. Turns out, I may have asthma! All these years I've been struggling and I could have been doing something about it! Can you believe it?

I go today to have tests done to see what is bringing on the asthma attacks which I always called "coughing attacks" but I guess it has more to do with the bronchial tubes than the throat itself.

Live and learn.....I always thought this was what I called a "familial" cough because my sister coughs and my mother coughs. Good news - mom and sis - we may have found the culprit. I'll let you know!

I'll be back in a few days to keep you informed....I'm sure everyone is on pins & needles to find out - ha!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It Is Well With My Soul!

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then

I'm Longfellow. I'll spare you the 140 pics

and just post a few. What a great time!

Monday, August 25, 2008

What An Incredible Weekend!

It was amazing...joining thousands of women in worship to our "Lone Star" - JESUS! We learned so much from our Bible study teacher, Beth Moore. She's in the middle with the girl on her lap. I'm two people over to the right (with the pink cowgirl hat). My Siesta Sue is two people over to the left with her matching pink hat! Aren't we just so TEXAN! Anyway, it was an amazing time - as we had a head on collision with worship and Bible study - YEEHAW! We missed all you siestas who weren't able to be with us but we cherish the times when we will all be together again someday. I leave you with a thought that has been going 'round and 'round in my head since Saturday. "You are an heiress to the King of kings! You have a royal and beautiful inheritance. The King's Son is your double-portion and, through Him, you are God's inheritance, as well." If that thought don't light your fire, then ya'lls wood is wet!! ;>)

Friday, August 22, 2008

BMC in SA -Yeehaw!

Try to figure out the following:

I'm in SA with my BFF, HM. We are going to the LPL event to see our BFF, BS teacher, BM. We are missing our other BFF, MW :(

Anyone who can properly discipher the above message is going to get an extra special gift from her BFF's when they get back from SA! And why are we doing this?.......BWC!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Well, the "blogging fast" is over and I learned a few things about myself.

1) Blogging had not quite become an idol to me, but I'm glad I took a break so I could find that out.

2) God is so good. He satisfies my every longing and desire! I don't want anything to come between Him and me.

3) My friends are the best....they are supportive & sweet to me.....of course, I already knew that before!

I'll end this blog with one of my favorite scriptures:
Philippians 3:10:
"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being made conformable unto His death."

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Siesta" or should I say "Fast" ?????

I'm taking a little "siesta" (no pun intended) from blogging for a while. Or, maybe I should call it a fast? After doing this study: "No Other Gods" I'm experimenting to make sure blogging hasn't become a "god" to me. I am going to "fast" from blogging for awhile and try to figure out some kind of balance where I'm not thinking about when I can get my next blog fix!!!!!!!

P.S....You may as well not leave any comments on this blog because I won't be checking them for a while. Thanks for understanding!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Are you Right-Brained or Left-Brained?

I took a test and here are my results, which kind of surprised me because I always thought I was more right-brained than left-brained.

47% Right-brained, 52% Left-Brained, 42% Auditory Learner, 57% Visual Learner

Let me know what you think of the following synopsis of me.

"You are a well-rounded person, distinctly individualistic and artistic, an active and multidimensional learner. At the same time, you are logical and disciplined, can operate well within an organization, and are sensitive towards others without losing objectivity. You are organized and goal-directed. Although a "thinking" individual, you "take in" entire situations readily and can act on intuition.

You sometimes tend to vacillate in your learning styles. Learning might take you longer than someone of equal intellect, but you will tend to be more thorough and retain the material longer than those other individuals. You will alternate between logic and impulse. This vacillation will not normally be intentional or deliberate, so you may experience anxiety in situations where you are not certain which aspect of yourself will be called on.

With a slight preference for visual processing, you tend to be encompassing in your perceptions, process along multidimensional paths and be active in your attacking of situations or learning.
Overall, you should feel content with your life and yourself. You are, perhaps, a little too critical of yourself -- and of others -- while maintaining an "openness" which tempers that tendency. Indecisiveness is a problem and your creativity may not be in keeping with your potential. Being a pragmatist, you downplay this aspect of yourself and focus on the more immediate, obvious and the more functional."

If you want to take the test go to this website:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Siesta Sue (hiker-mama) has been so upbeat lately, she's inspired me to be in a thankful mood. Her blogs are always so spiritual and uplifting that I thought I would try to be like her! :0)

So, here goes:
Ever since our last NOG meeting, I've felt convicted to be a more positive person. Siesta Janel (miss wanderlust) encouraged me to be grateful, even for the little things. She reminded us to concentrate on the things we can be thankful for, even in the midst of the "bad" times.
She's right.
Eph. 4:29 says:
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

The rest of chapter 4 is also excellent, challenging us to be kind, compassionate and forgiving.
Here are 10 things I am thankful for this Thursday:
future hope & plans God has for us
the fact that I get to impact my grandson in godly ways
the love of Christ
the love of family & the family of God
friends who are sooooooooo supportive and encouraging
the Word of God
hard times

Have a thankful Thursday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Okay, so here's the challenge. Find or take the worst possible picture of yourself and post it on your blog. I didn't have any make up on - my hair is in a pony tail (it's totally confused and angry!!) and obviously I have a lot of wrinkles.....I am developing more and more wrinkles every day (if you are a Mom to teenage and post-teenage girls, you'll know why!!!). Have fun with it. If any of my close siesta's need any ammo, I have a few "non-flattering" pictures of us!! LOL :0) BTW, this exercise always helps me if I'm feeling a bit uppity or selfish. I just take a look at a few of these photos, and all pride goes out the door!!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Family....What A Blessing!

Last weekend we made our way to the Lake of the Ozarks for the annual "Cline Family Reunion." There were 34 of us this year. Every child, grandchild and great grandchild made it! My husband's parents are in white. Their 4 children (and families) are each in a different color. We are the ones in pink. I love the fact that my husband and grandson weren't afraid to wear the hot-pink color. Our sister-in-love got us all t-shirts. They say: "Cline Family - Celebrating 60 years - 1948-2008." I know my husband's parents appreciated us celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in this way. We had a great time together....swimming, boating, playing basketball and other games, etc., but the best part, for me, was the worship service on Sunday morning. Mark's Dad (or Grandad, as the kids call him) started us off with opening comments and prayer, then I led the family in some praise & worship music. (Boy, do they sound great when they sing.) Our middle daughter gave her testimony of being a missionary intern this summer. Our niece sang a beautiful song (I cried all the way through it!) and then my husband's brother, who is also a Pastor, preached a terrific sermon. He had 2 points: 1) Remember who you are a Christian and you are a Cline. 2) When you fall, get back up! I am so fortunate to have a godly family, both on my husband's side and my side. What a privilege.....what a blessing!