Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Yes to God reality

Hello Ladies!

Isn't unbelievable how many "reality" shows are on TV now?

It always strikes me as funny how women on shows like the Bachelor feel "special" after her man has kissed on 25 other women to find out that she's the one. Then the proposal's of marriage after a few weeks of drama crack me up.

Then of course the Big Brother show where you put a bunch of crazies in one house together with cameras everywhere watching their every move. I get paranoid if a spider is watching me spend time with my husband, I can't imagine having the world see us.

Now we have a cooking show with a mean chef, a search for the Idol of the US of A and even a show where you can Swap your wife for another. Oh boy...where is this world coming to?

You want reality?

Come live with me for a week. I'll show you how it is to live with a teen mom who knows all about everything, a teen son who I have to reach up to slap the back of his head when he back talks, a 6 year old who is queen of drama, a husband who is home recovering from back surgery and has drowned out my quiet mornings with the sound of ESPN and a Mom who thinks living in a mental hospital might just be her next address.

Even though AI is the only one that keeps my attention, here is a little something I wrote about the show Survivor....

Dear Jesus,
Every channel on TV has a reality show
It’s amazing what people will do for dough
If a real survivor is what they want to be
Then they should come and live a week with me
I’m sorry but waking up on an island it seems
Would be covering pretty much all of my dreams
Survival is trying to make true everyone’s dinner wish
It’s not about swimming in the ocean with fish
I feel I survive after breaking up sibling fights
It’s not anything about gaining immunity rights
Survival is loving each other no matter what
Being a survivor isn’t about building a hut
Survival is about keeping your marriage vows
It’s not about eating the brains of dead cows
Survival is keeping a teenager out of danger
It’s not about having an alliance with a stranger
Survival is about fixing hearts when they’re broken
It’s nothing about if the tribal council has spoken
Oh Lord, thank you for helping me to see
That without you a survivor I would never be
© 2005 Lelia Chealey

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

~Many Blessings~

Don't forget to get a copy of the book,
"What Happens When Women Walk in Faith" by Lysa TerKeurst.

Starting July 1st I will host the study of this book. We will read one chapter a week and do the study. I will post on it on Tuesday's then have Mr. Linky so that you can link your blog and post on what God has shown you also. So excited!! A few of you already have your books and are ready to go. The last Yes to God Tuesday study was amazing...I can't wait! So mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 1st and invite a friend!
Have the intro and chapter 1 read and the study at the end of chapter 1 done by Tuesday, July 1st so we can start our discussion right away! That's one thing I love about Lysa's studies...they are perfect for the busy woman.

Love ya!


tiggerdaisy said...

You are too funny!!! Love the poem!

I have my book ready to question is should we have the introduction and/or Chapter 1 read by July 1st? Let me know!

Prayers and Blessings!

Yolanda said...

What a fun poem, filled with tons of truth!


Paula (SweetPea) said... are so talented. I have such a hard time writing poems that rhyme. I try to get the words to rhyme and then I can't get the right context of word. Oh well. I leave the poem writing to you, my dear friend.

I have to say that I absolutely LOVE "America's Got Talent". It was on last summer and I look forward to it return June 17th. It is so cool. I have never been a fan of Idol or Mama Can't Dance or You Think You Can Dance. But this show just really had GREAT talent. Bee-bop (she was talented talking real fast), ventriliquist, unique singers. Some of it was crazy stuff though. I also liked last summer American Inventor...that was cool tool.

You go girl!

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

We are the ones living in reality...not that TV!!

Your comment about my coffee-too funny. My stress is for that conference is going to be finding the coolwhip to add to the hotel coffee so it taste semi-good. UGHHH!

I can't wait for the July 1st Bible Study!!

In His Graces~Pamela

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Day two of summer break.

I'm over it.


Anonymous said...

Yes Lelia, It is ALL about survival isn't it??? I am so thankful for my trusted friend Jesus that I can cry to when I feel as if I am being swallowed up by my family.

My friend has a plaque hanging in her kitchen that reads:

"Having children is like being pecked to death by chickens!!"

Aint THAT the truth!! Loved your poem. And I am going to get a copy of Lysa's book and join in the discussion this time--can't wait!!

Love & blessings

Tracy said...

Great poem...lots of truth amidst the humor there! = )

Luanne said...

You don't know how often since my husband died that I have wished God would send someone my way. He just keeps telling me to fill myself up with him, and I have! But every so often that desire smacks me right between the eyes.
When you wrote how your quiet time gets interupted by ESPN it helped to remind me that if I look I can always find something positive about my circumstances. Thanks.

Cute poem and post.


Lisa said...

Hey Lelia!

Loved this "Survivor" poem...I'm gonna send my girlfriend, Leslie, who was on Survivor China, the link. She'll LOVE it!

You're writing some truth, girl!

Can't wait to see you at SheSpeaks! I'm gonna be doing a panel discussion and helping LeAnn with the nuts and bolts of the conference. Make sure you say hi to me, ok?

Lisa :)

Paula said...

I'm here enjoying some Pad Thai and Lelia for lunch, hehe. I thought I'd drop into your page...again...and look to see if you'd posted anything on my birthday and you had! I love the poem and the post! I don't watch TV and your poem and post sums up why I don't. I ask, "Where are your priorities people?!" A great poem and post though, and it seems we have something else in common...poetry. Where will our similarity list end? Hehe...

Seriously, as I delve deeper and deeper into this amazingly wonderful life I lead with God, it amazes me how much I don't miss my "old" life - soapies, reality TV, alcohol, wasting money on trivial items, and wasting time on trivial pursuits. We have the 'real deal' right where we are! And AMEN to that!

Paula :-)