January 26, 2014|6:47 pm
It’s an old fashioned blizzard out there and we are stuck at home. I love weather like this. It is truly too icky to go out. We miss Jonathan as he is having a fun time at his cousins house but I am sure he doesn’t miss us!
Got a lot of the dreaded monthly paperwork / bill paying done today and spent hours researching hotel deals. Feels like a job well accomplished. While I was doing that Pat and the children attacked the house and got it looking pretty good.
Since tomorrow is already basically shut down with all activities cancelled I plan on doing important things like making a fun to do for school list and sorting through crochet projects to determine the next one. (if I get real motivated I may clean my bedroom or craft / school room).
OHHHH I know the perfect thing to do tomorrow! Get out the garden magazines and start planning!
What do you do in a snow storm?
January 21, 2014|6:18 pm
I read today comes from one of my favorite bloggers.
Elizabeth Foss at In the Heart of MY Home often inspires me and today’s post has resonated in my heart. Go to http://www.elizabethfoss.com/reallearning/ to read her words for yourself. I only wish that I could write in such a way that would make people think deep thoughts. Not a serious gifting of mine but I love being able to share something that speaks to my heart.
Read today’s post and find out if it talks to you the way it talked to me.
Gratituesday thought: thank you Lord for women in my life who are able to speak to me. Friends in person or on the internet who take the time to pray and seek You and offer wisdom that blesses me in my spiritual walk.
January 16, 2014|11:12 am
Many people have recommended some great Christian books and bible studies on Forgiveness to me lately as I work my way through many issues. I keep planning on buying or borrowing one, getting busy with some study or other,but over the last day or so have begun to listen a little closer when I send up those please Lord prayers. Instead of a study of a book I needed to go to The Book. I decided to follow that prompting as I know it’s been there in the background for awhile. Not just since yesterday when I finally stopped and listened.
Using Bible study Tools from Crosswalk I decided to go look up Forgiveness and decided I wanted to know more about Peace. I sure am glad God knows the working of our minds! I looked up both. The NIV has 15 references to forgiveness. They revolve around His forgiveness of our sins. Not our forgiveness of others. HMMM food for thought.
Peace brought on an overwhelming number (231) of responses in the NIV. I think it is time to work my way around them.
Have a blessed day.
January 15, 2014|7:20 am
Psalms 139:23 (KJV), “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.”
Isn’t it comforting to know that He does know us? Even when we do not know ourselves? He can understand why this comment made us feel loved or that one makes us feel like our lives purpose was wasted?
Wouldn’t it be awesome if we looked at everyone with His eyes and His heart? If instead of judging we can think; God knows this person! That is all that is needed. God KNOWS.
and for today I resolve to not cut myself down. I will also walk away or disengage from a phone call or text conversation where someone else cuts me down. I will not argue or defend myself. I will just remove myself from said conversation.
God created me to be me. If I am upset or grieving, if I am feeling hurt or down, I am allowed.
When I mention I cannot not deal with the many responsibilities in my life and ask for help, I will not accept being ignored. I have a right to ask. If people do not want to respond with something other than “Oh you handle everything..you always do” I do not have to handle everything. I am free to choose to drop things. The world is not on my shoulders and I need to quit picking it up.
I know everyone has days like this but mine is extending to months now and I declare today the day it begins to stop. It may take weeks or months. I will no longer accept the words “you’ve changed” as if I should automatically be apologizing.
Why YES I have changed. I think God expected me too. Maybe not in this way. Maybe I am not giving enough, studying my Bible enough or being the person you want me to be. I am hoping God is not finished with me yet. That eventually I will be a better person. That eventually I’ll be the person He wants me to be and / or become. In the meantime please be patient.
January 1, 2014|3:03 pm
Hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. Do you make resolutions? What are they? I decided a few years back to make goals and not resolutions. I have several I’ll share I’m the next few days but for now I’ll just share my word for 2014: CHOICES.
Please share yours!