Friday, July 16, 2010

RAID!

Ever get just kind of overwhelmed with love and affection for people? Over the last few days, I have had so many experiences being the recipient of tender mercies from my Heavenly Father and Savior~using friends and family as surrogates to pass them along~that it leaves me feeling like a 34 B on a 44DD...filled to overflowing.

As happened to me this past week, sometimes the Adversary gathers his very best minions and they all converge at once. Snarling and shrieking, the hounds of Hell pull on their leather jackets, tie their crossbone skull caps and come tearing through your garden party on Harleys, crashing in the swimming pool of your soul.

They're the zit on your wedding day.

The troll fingers in your birthday cake.

The knife in your back...and through your heart.

That's what Satan does...it's how he rolls...and the sooner you recognize his whisperings, the quicker you can spray the can of Raid and scrape the stinger off your bum.

The Beelzebug killer comes in a variety of forms. It can be friends who pick you up for custard and conversation. It can be parents who give you strength through wisdom and words. It can be a mown lawn, an incredulous and supportive response~from sisters, friends and neighbors. And it can be a knight in Sterling armor who pulls the knife out and stands watch over your spirit, ready to fight your battle should you feel too weak.

I have about 18 cans of LOVE in my pantry now. All equally effective on their own, but used in Synergy? Wow. The scream of RAAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDD!!!! can still be heard echoing from the depths below. Little devil-bug legs sticking straight up, and forked tongues hanging out of reptilian mouths.


And just like Huey Lewis and the News sings, now THAT'S the POWER of LOVE.









16 comments:

Krista said...

I hope one of those cans have my name on it, even though we didn't go out for custard. But we can... one day. I'm glad you have RAID in your cupboard and love in your heart. I actually call these "lovebursts". ((hugs))

Garden of Egan said...

I've never thought of Satan in such a colorful way.
I gotta go get me some RAID STAT!

I sorta love ya!

AH....my verification word:

putdog

So there!

Kara Elmore said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Beautiful Spirits come out in full force when they know a loved one needs help. You realize who real friends are when they come to your side and lift you up, support you and love you! You would do that for any one of us - because YOU are a beautiful, sweet Spirit who knows who she is. You are doing good for all those around you - and anyone who can't see that is blinded by their own insecurities. Bless you for moving onward and forward with faith on your side!

One Cluttered Brain said...

U are still using word verification?
Aww, come on, you honestly don't need it. Take it from a pro--lol, ditch the word verification!

And cans of LOVE?
Is raid?
I thought you were talking about cans of whip cream...
that's what I am talking about...

One Cluttered Brain said...

And I'm not sure how satan played into all that--unless you actually do have 20 cans of whip cream sitting on your shelf ready to be topped by some yummy blueberry pie or cheesecake...
YUM!

One Cluttered Brain said...

atan, ya know he tempts you to eat the pies...r U following me?
Cause I am not sure I am following myself! :) lol.

Lisa said...

Oh, cluttered brain, you're silly...and a little bit unfocused...but that's why we love you. :) The RAID is cans of LOVE that diffuses and kills SATAN and his minions when they try to reek havoc on your spirit.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

It's sure been a day of Satan the devil thinking in my world today...well, its just the 103 degrees that makes me speak a little more french than I speak most days.
Lisa, You have been many cans of RAID to ME and I love you for it.
some days we need to be Raid and somedays we need someone else to be the can of pest removers.
so Amen to your post today.

Amen sister Lisa!

annie said...

For once, I totally get you!

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hi my cute Lisa, I don't get what's going on, but hea, I love it and I love you. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It means so much to me.

Big Hugs
cindy@stitches

Natalie said...

Here's some more cans for your shelf. My kids and I love your guts!!!

Holly said...

MMMmmm... Would that be FROZEN CUSTARD, as in Nielson's?? LOVE that!!

So glad your knight in STERLING armor was there to protect you! You are one lucky woman to have such a man, and family, and friends...

You're right, call that UGLY Satan out for what he is... the coward! Thanks for reminding me of his influence regularly on my blog so I can grab my RAID in my defense... with a little help from my hubby, family, and friends!! ((HUGS))

Oh yeah! FUN thought on today's post, let me know if it's a possibility. ;D

The Martos Fudge said...

I love RAIDS... I have been using lots of it myself also. I hope what ever it is that Satan's got on you right now will pass soon. I really dislike the guy. I love your posts. Sometimes Blogging is what gets me through the hours... Have strength my little blogger friend. I am sending some DEET (prayers) your way.

I know I know, I am so corny...

Anonymous said...

So I was a little busy this week but just want you to know that I LOVE YOU!...Anony :)

Kim Lovell said...

Oh my sweet friend. Yes, during Trek one morning we each had a card placed on our back that each of us could write sweet and encouraging words to each other. I think I may have felt the spirit the strongest that day and believe me the spirit was strong at Trek. Doesn't that teach us something? When we look for, find, and then share the goodness in each other we are emulating the very soul of God-I am tearing up right now. You are too good to me and my soul is full of love for you and your kind service in my behalf this past week. What a dear friend and heavenly example you are to me. Love your guts-

See Mom Smile said...

I need some Raid bad. The summer funk as sunk in. Tired of the kids, the heat and my own stench. Too tired to even shower...Guess I need to body spray too.