Saturday, June 30, 2007

Robbie Seay Band

Many of you may know me from my frequest "obnoxious mom reports" so you shouldn't be surprised that I would be anxious to let you know of Robbie's new CD "Give Yourself Away". I promise even if I wasn't his mom I would love this CD. Promise!
His band is releasing their new album in August and today you can listen to one of the songs on their myspace page. Enjoy.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Temperaments - Part 1

Recently I met a friend for coffee and we talked about relationships and how different personalities affect those relationships and I was reminded again that understanding our differences can be so helpful. I first read about the study of temperaments when my children were just entering their teenage years (I wish I had known earlier). You can find many books written on the topic. Gary Smalley compared the temperaments to animals but I could never get the whole lion, otter, golden retriever and beaver thing. Florence Littauer wrote Personality Plus - her book is just fun to read.
I know that some people can take something like this and go crazy with it and make it their guide to living. I don't think it is the answer to all of our problems but it really helped me to understand myself and my family. I also found that it helped me to better understand God's calling in my life.
God created each of us with unique characteristics - Psalm 139:14 says "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. Ephesians 2:10 tells us "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." He planned who we were to be - gave us our very own unique temperament and then when we accepted Him as our Lord He gifted us with spiritual gifts that were "fueled" by our temperament so that we could do the things He planned for us to do to glofiy Him and further His kingdom. When He calls us to do something - He has already equipped us!
God could have made us all Sanguines. We could have lots of fun but accomplish little.
He could have made us all Melancholies. We would have been organized and charted but not very cheerful.
He could have made us all Cholerics. We would have been set to lead, but impatient that no one would follow!
He could have made us all Phlegmatics. We would have had a peaceful world but not much enthusiasm for life.
We need each temperament for the total function of the body.
Each part should do its work to unify the actionand produce harmonious results.
-Florence Littauer in The Gift of Encouraging Words
If nothing else, learning a little about temperaments is fun. I'll be back with more...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I love books!

Cicero said "A room without books is like a body without a soul." My bedroom definitely has soul because it seems to overflow with books. My bedside table is always stacked with several books that I am trying to read at once. I think it is a crime to throw books away and I find it really difficult to part with books even after I have read them. I have taken them to Half-Price Books on occasion and come away with 25 cents per book.
I ran across an ad in Today's Christian Woman magazine that I found interesting. Christian Library International lends Christian books to the public through small outreach libraries located in YMCAs and distributes Christian books to prisons, homeless shelters, airport chaplains, hospitals, USOs and international missions. They also sponsor a program called Angel Book Mission where they send brand new, gift wrapped, prayed over, Christian children's books to the children in homeless shelters, orphanages and detention centers.

I think I can part with my books a little more easily if I know they are going to someone who would love to read them. You can go to for more information.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Many Hats

I have always wanted to wear hats but I don't seem to have a head for hats. I try them on and try to tell myself that I can do it, but I can't.
Though I can't wear hats and make any kind of fashion statement, I seem to have plenty of "hats" (metaphorically speaking) to wear every day.
Hat #1 - I am a wife to the most wonderful husband ever. I don't deserve him and I am reminded regularaly as I listen to women whose marriages are in trouble, that I am blessed! We are going strong after almost 37 years!
Hat #2 - I am a mom to 5 amazing children. Sometimes I wonder how this all came together and I have these kids that are out changing the world. Only God! I love my children and their wives/husband and their children. Family is important to us. Family times are a real event. (really you must be an Event Planner to pull off our family gatherings)
Hat #3 - I am a NANA to 15 (almost 17, we pray) beautiful grandchildren. Psalm 128 has been a very special passage to me as it reminds us that children and family are blessings directly from God's hand. It ends with verse 6 saying "May you live to see your children's children." I'm living it and I am in awe of God's blessings on our family. My one prayer is that I can know how to be the best NANA to all of these children.
Hat #4 - I am the Director of Pregnancy Services and Birthmother Counselor for New Life Pregnancy Center. I was called in an amazing way to New Life and I have worked there for 18 1/2 years. I'm an advocate for adoption and passionate about saving babies and ministering to women. I can't imagine not working there.
Hat #5 - I am a Pastor's wife. There was a time when I thought I would not want to be this. Thank God that He knows what He has prepared us to do. I love being a Pastor's wife and sharing life with so many special people. I love teaching God's Word to some very special women.
Hat #6 - I am a musician. I love to play the piano and I use this love to communicate my praise and worship to my Lord.
Hat #7 - I am ME - cindy seay. I am still trying to figure what that means exactly in light of the other 6 hats. Every day, if I listen, God reveals a little bit about his plan for me and what His design looks like for me.
I love my life - I love my family - I love my job and most of all I love my God!