Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Before December flies away in a couple of days I thought I should acknowledge it's presence at least! It always amazes me, how after all of the hustle and bustle of preparing,  that Christmas Day always has a way of redeeming itself.~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts

Preparing for my kids to fly home tonight, and for the busy week ahead! Cleaning house, planning meals, probably the same thing you're doing these days. Trying to keep things simple and enjoy the day at home.

A few days ago I came upon some verses that were new to me, so I wanted to share them.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do Thy will,
For Thou art my God
Let Thy good Spirit lead me on level ground.
For the sake of Thy name, O Lord, revive me.

and. . .

Psalm 145:14-20

The Lord sustains all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to Thee
And Thou dost give them their food in due time.
Thou dost open Thy hand,
And dost satisfy the desire of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
And kind in all His deeds.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him,
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The Lord keeps all who love Him. . .

These words blessed me and I hope they bless you as you read them while you prepare for the holiday ahead. The leaves are beautiful even down here in Texas although the weather is still pretty warm. Still have to bake some goodies to have on hand when my kids arrive.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Attitude!

‎"The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90 % how I react to it." - Charles Swindoll. When I don't have a good attitude, I can exchange it at the foot of the cross. The cross of Christ puts everything else in perspective.


The Single Mom's Devotional by Carol Floch

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Morning

I woke up to a light and airy, bright and sunshiny, free and easy. . . Sunday morning. No schedule to keep, no demands to be met, just time to breathe and be~ My car is being worked on so I can't go anywhere. Yippee!


 At 7:24 this morning my dogs wanted out, so I gingerly walked down the hallway, into the day, to let them outside. I thought to myself, "I'll just sit at my computer until they're ready to come back inside and then, back to bed!". Upon checking my emails, I discovered a friend had left a comment on my blog. My blog. My blog! 


So, I've been here, becoming re-aquainted with my own blog and the blogs I've grown to know and love! The house was quiet until about 9:00 when my son and his friend woke up. After a big, unexpected  hug, my son asked " what's for breakfast?" Ordinarily that question would have annoyed me, but this morning, I joyfully prepared French toast on which they added powdered sugar and maple syrup.


 I've enjoyed cup after cup of coffee, looking out my window at the leaves on trees, the sunlight breaking through the branches, and contemplating my life. Somehow I've moved away from the things that I love. Writing. . ., photography. . ., and just pondering in general.  Thank you for allowing me to do a little writing and pondering this crisp November morning. 


Still working as a Teacher's Assistant, unable to find an open door there. Maybe I misunderstood the direction I was to take when I first headed this way. I love the kids, but find that I'm a circle trying to fit into a square hole again.  Hmmm. Could it be that I need to work on straightening those edges? 


Sometimes I feel I have outgrown the title of my blog. However I am definitely a mom, still single and can't live one moment without my faith. So, I guess I'll keep it! 


Have a wonderful Sunday~it's good to be back!



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Writing. . . .

Writing, writing, writing. . .

Facebook is becoming a place where I can too easily share small thoughts, however, my blog gives me an outlet for my spirit. We need time for that~ maybe I'll have more of that in the future! I'm going to try and find little nooks and crannies of time. But, for now, I'm enjoying that second cup of coffee and heading off for my Saturday at work! It's a good thing I enjoy my job!

Wishing everyone here a wonderful weekend.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March. . . brrrr

I just had to add some color! I'm giving myself a day off today. Well, not really, lots to catch up on around home. Laundry. . .mostly. Sometimes we just need time and quiet. It's a rainy day here. The grass is turning green and is about to need mowed. I've been learning alot lately about
* boundaries
it's ok to have them!
communicating them takes practice
* avocados
they're good for your wrinkles and for your health!
* courage
acting in spite of fear or the feeling that everything has to be perfect first!
wish me luck in acting with courage in my teaching job search for next year.
Well, better get back to folding the laundry. Have a great week!
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Does This Look Like Texas?











I know all of you folks up north may be tired of the cold and snow, but here in Texas. . . I'll take all the snow I can get! These were taken a couple of weeks ago when we received our record snow fall of about 10 inches. Beautiful!




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Beautiful Day Today

It's dark outside my window. I'm still on my first cup of coffee. I've just visited some of my wonderful blog friends posts and I've decided it's going to be a beautiful day today!

I wish you BLESSINGS!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thin Places by Mary E. DeMuth


I'm reading a new book right now, Thin Places, by Mary E. DeMuth. It speaks of God's healing and coming near to us in the thin places of our lives. I find, as I read, that I have many thin places of my own that God continues to shine His light through to bring new life and healing in ways I could never imagine. Mary DeMuth opens her heart in such a way as to allow us to see ourselves reflected in her words.

"My internal messiness is a thin place for me where I realize God loves messy. He delights in my raggedy ways. Why? Because He redeems my messes. Cleans them up. Polishes them until they shine so bright the reflection of Jesus smiles back. Paul affirms this. He says, "We have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves" 2 Corinthians 4:7

Clean shiny folks don't have the sacred privilege of understanding God's greatness or power because they're so full of their own beauty. Messy folks understand the metaphor of an earthen vessel, a clay pot, a canister that holds refuse. And, in that humble state of mess-dom, we welcome the beauty of Jesus within.

So, yeah, I'm a raggedy mess. But God loves the socks off me anyway. I'm a cracked pot, a vessel God shines His loveliness through. Thank goodness for the cracks; otherwise how would God's glory shine out?"



Thin Places
Page 99