Saturday, April 18, 2015

Just write....

It's one of those beautiful spring days in which you just want to write.

(Our first daffodil! Spring is so vibrant and lovely!)

I'm not even sure what I'd like to write, but I'd love to do so.

So here I sit and type.

(And eat my breakfast. ;~)

The kids are outside playing so the house is quiet..

I've been wanting to write, but haven't been able to figure out what.

I wrote about being sick with mono back in March, and I think I have begun the road to improvement.

Throughout this mono I've come down with pneumonia, a cold, a couple migraines, and I think now I have another cold.

This is definitely a test of my patience, faith, and steadfastness in God.

It is so easy to get down, depressed, and discouraged about oneself.

If God hadn't seen me through this, I'd be a mess!

I laugh to myself because I am a mess.

I'm far from perfect, but God is perfect!

I've been thinking about Psalm 138:3 (ESV) this morning:

On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.

I've called to God so many times to help me through this.

Every single time I've called, He has answered.

He has been strengthening me in every way.

And I can't thank Him enough.

God is so good!

Psalm 73:28 (ESV)
But it is good for me to be near God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.

I'm not sure how I'd like to wrap up this long rambling post.

Remember, no matter what you're going through, look to God!

Sounds cliche, yet it's the best decision you can make!

And now I shall go enjoy this lovely spring weather with a book and some tea!

Au revior!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Liebster Award from Bethany!

Bethany, from Liberty or Death, nominated me for the Liebster award! Unfortunately I have no one to pass it on to...but nevertheless I can answer her questions! :~) So here we go!


1.  Would you share a favorite quote and a favorite Bible verse?

My favorite quote would be this: When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along with the fearful, the true mixed in with the facade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way. -- Fred Rogers

My favorite bible verse? I have too many.... I'd have to say 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love.

(And if anyone really knows me, they'll know I stole both of those off my email signature ;~)

2.  What would you like to accomplish before the year is over?

I'd like to finish going through the Bible again. I'm in Isaiah now.

3.  What is your ancestry (e.g. German, Italian)?

Off the top of my head, all I can remember is Welsh, and Chickasaw/Choctaw.

4.  What is your favourite genre of music?

I'm currently in love with hymns!

5.  Do you have a favorite bird or flower?

Roses!! :~D

6.  What is the most encouraging thing anyone has ever told you/or that you've ever read?

Probably the sweet scrapbook with pictures, quotes, and notes from my friends that I received for my birthday.

7.  What is your go-to meal for when you need to cook something quickly?

Toasted/grilled cheese!

8.  Do you have a favorite word?

Yep! ;~)

9.  What is your favorite tv series?

Get Smart with Don Adams and Barbara Feldon!

10. If you could have a gift card to any clothing store, including online, what would it be for?

Dress Barn, I think...I like their skirts and dresses.

11. If I were to visit you in your hometown, what would be the first place you'd want me to see?

The lovely walk through town to the bank, post office, and library. Then we'd swing by the Antique Store since I know you love antiques! :~D

Thank you, Bethany!!! 



Previous times I've been awarded the Liebster Award
4/29/2014
4/7/2013
3/27/2013

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Snowflakes!

Easter morning dawned...


...snowing and dreary. 


Hahaha, that's right no sun, no shine, and lots of snowflakes!


In my opinion, they weren't snowflakes.


They were beautiful snowflower confetti! 


They hailed the beautiful morning!


A day in which we remember the resurrection of our Savior!


Isaiah 1:18


Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
    they shall become like wool.


Don't you just love snow(flower)flakes?? :~D

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter to you all!!! 


Thank you for those of you who joined us for the 46 Days of Lent!


Have a wonderful day as we remember and celebrate what Jesus did for us!!

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring has sprung!

I ventured outside for a few minutes and was ecstatic to discover that spring has sprung!! I can't wait to see the rest of these beautiful flowers bloom!











Confession: I went barefoot without thinking. Heehee!! I missed the feeling of grass and dirt between my toes. ;~)

46 Days of Lent: Day 42


Today I challenge you to pray for opportunities to Encourage!