Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get my heart right and maybe my photos back

A moment of honesty is due.
We open our home for two gatherings a week for fellowship and such and to be completely real I just wasn't feelin it. To put it simply, I just felt overwhelmed. I'm a natural introvert BUT I love people.
I love to see people grow, overcome life's punches and my favorite thing is to see people punch life right back. Like right smack in the face, just give it all you got kind of punches. That's when I feel the most alive and most filled up with good stuff.
But then I need a break from other breathing and viable beings. Like as much time as I spend being Mick and Paulie with you in your corner, I need double that time to recuperate and be alone. It's like muscle recovery for an introvert. And in that downtime if I'm not spending any authentic moments of intimacy with God, it's like I'm sleeping on a straw cot. I go through the motions of "rest" but I never ever feel rejuvenated. Today I shared my heart with Jerome and he said the single best thing he's ever said to me.....
"It doesn't matter how much good you do, Laura. You aren't spending time with Him and that's why you aren't being renewed."
Yep.
He's totally right. And then he went on to tell me stuff like "What are you gonna do about that?" and I was all, "Ok, that's enough. Stop while you're ahead!" ;)
Every time I feel like he's just not there for me enough, he reminds me just how much he is ALWAYS  there. In the ways no one could ever be.......
And on a completely different note,
I'm just sitting here wondering why I've had traffic over here from a singles meetup site called browsemypics.com...... Creep-AY. I've had my identity stolen before for a couple of credit cards and I've experienced a lady who saved my personal photos off facebook to use as her profile pictures on a local sale site so it wouldn't surprise me to find out I've got some weird dating profile set up by a stranger out there. There is a reason the root word of stranger is "strange".....
Anyhow, if it's any of you guys who actually read this little slice of internet, would you kindly rethink that? And if it's not the case at all, then don't mind my suspicion ;)
 
 


13 comments:

  1. You're not the only one getting traffic from there. I'm sure some of the more tech savvy folks could explain it to us.

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    1. I'm glad (but not in a mean way, of course) that it seems to be a thing going on and not just another case of stolen identity. That's just the worst :/

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  2. I love it when you fall in love w/ Jerome all over again. :) It pleases my soul.

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    1. ooh la la! when you put it like that ;)

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    2. and ummm.... you're not going to tell the group I didn't want them here right? ;)
      cuz I'm over it now..... lol!

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  3. I tend to get traffic at times from some Toy Gun seller or something of that nature.

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    1. You have a pretty popular site, John! I get a lot of visits from your blog's reading list. I'm almost certain it's much to people's disappointment when they land here ;)

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  4. Thanks to a Google search, I found out I'm not the only one with blog traffic from the same site. It's just been within the last couple of weeks. I wonder what's going on?!

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    1. Hey there, Kim. :) I almost want to join it to snoop around...... but then I'm like "EW."

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  5. You reminded me I need to read my scriptures. Thank you!

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  6. hi there, I came across your blog, when i put into goggle search "browsemypics has stolen my blog photos, as this is what i believe has happened to me!! I have suddenly gotten traffic to my blog from this site. I have contacted the site because when you press on the referring url, it gives me a proile link to a jenna!! that i cannot access due to not being a member, and asked they remove all of my photos pertaining to my blog and myself. they have not responded.. I have emailed a second time DEMANDING they remove all content pertaining to me.. I will see if they respond now... in the mean time i will be removing every photo with a person in it from my blog.. it's just not worth having my identity stolen!! mine is a craft blog.. i cannot beleive this has happened.... also beware the fact you have a pin button on all of your photos.. all of your family photos can be pinned to peoples walls! and taken that way. thought you'd like to know. I didn't even think of it this way.

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  7. I found this blog through a search due to visits from browsemypics.com appearing in my stats, too. I'm not sure if it's some kind of spambot, or if someone actually stole my pics, but I just wanted to add a quick 'me too!' comment here. I hope we're not getting our pics stolen. Sometimes, blogs can get traffic from spambots designed to show up in our stats, so that we visit their site, thus creating more traffic for the site. That could be what's happening.

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