Previous month:
April 2012
Next month:
June 2012

Blur ...

I can tell you that tomorrow is Friday, but I can't tell you how I got from last Friday to tomorrow!  LOL  Staying at a hospital with a loved one is a blur.  I'm not sure how "hospital time" could ever be in the race for being described as a blur, but somehow the days mesh together and before you know it time has past that you cannot even remember existed.  From this moment to the next week blurs across the horizon of life.  Just a weird, weird, life lesson that I'm not likin' too good.  ;o)

Have a great Friday.  See, I know tomorrow is Friday!!!  What was today?  LOL


Fresh Find:  I like these scissors.  I have some.  They are awesome! :O)


I've Discovered ...

I've discovered that coffee is much better in a paper cup with a heat wrap than a Styrofoam cup & plastic lid.


I've discovered that hospital time is not my time.


I've discovered that we could pay off the national debt by lowering thermostats across America.


I've discovered that what my mother drilled in me about not putting off until tomorrow what you can do today really works!  I voted early.  Otherwise I would not have been able to vote!!!


I'm home for a meeting tonight.  I hope to have a firm diagnosis about our mom tomorrow.  Thank you all so much for your prayers!!! 


Morning & night God is with me!!!


019 copy


016 copy

Fresh Find:  Need some cool adhesive bandages for those missed hero moves???


Memorial ...

The word memorial is defined as preserving the memory.  That sums up our lives.  Everything is a memory once it occurs.  I think to memorialize important life changing moments in history is necessary.  Our society lives such crazy busy, self-centered lives, and it is important to stop the wheels on the bus from time to time to remind us of how we got to where we are.

We may whine and moan about all of the "Hallmark Holidays," but they really are important days for us to think about.  They ground us, bring us back to a place of reality.  Sometimes with cheerful hearts and sometimes with sad hearts, but to a place of reflection.  What we do with the face in the mirror then is our footprint on the world.

Happy Memorial Day!!!


009 (2)_edited-1

Fresh Find: This is a great top!



It is crazy how quickly our lives can change.  I love change for creative purposes, but I do not deal well with change in my personal life.  This month has been a changing month.  Just crazy. 

The Lord and I have always close.  There is always room for a closer relationship no matter where we are in our faith walk.

Whatever comes my way I am reminded of the song that says, I might bend, but I won't break.  I've thought I might lately, but God has given me strength to make it through each day...minute by minute.  



Fresh Find:  What a fun summer table linen decor idea!!!


Frustration ...

I'm a little frustrated.  I don't do well when things aren't going the way I would like.  Take last night.  I DVR'd the American Idol series.  I watched it every week.  Last night I sit down to watch the finale.  (I voted 50 times for Philip Phillips and picked him from day one as my winner) The DVR of 05/23/2012 was just a black screen.  It showed I had viewed it, I had not, it just went to a black screen.  Had to find out the winner on facebook! ;o(

All of my comments yesterday were gone from facebook.  I wasn't the only one, but we will be expecting a fb change soon because sumthins up!

Today, I write this little devotional about grains of sand.  The program shuts down.  Gone, just like that!  Guess that thought was not supposed to be shared!  LOL

My mother could not get into the doctor last week and had to wait a full 5 days and I'm a little frustrated with that.  When a patient is ill they need to be seen.  I guess this is why so many are just skipping the doctor's offices and going to the ER for everything.  She may have to have emergency surgery tomorrow. 

The great thing about frustration is we decide what to do with it.  I'm going out to water the flowers!  See God's beauty all around.  That will fix it!


Fresh Find:  I like this luggage~!


Busy ...

I don't like to be really busy, although the busier I am the more I can get done.  I have noticed in my life that God places me in a really busy situation when I'm in a valley of sorts. 

I love to see God at work in my life.  I don't enjoy valleys but, without the valleys my faith would not be where it is today. 

When we carry a heavy load of pain or sorrow or whatever it might be that weighs us down...God is there.

Isaiah 41:10 ... So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ... Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Exodus 15:2 ... The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Philippians 4:13 ... I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Psalm 18:32-34 ... It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ... No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Joshua 1:9 ... Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Psalm 18:32-34 the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Joshua 1:9-11 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.

Psalm 23:4 ... Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

John 16:33 ... I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.


Fresh Find: I have a few slides that I kept from my time in Russia & the Ukraine.  This would be cool to have.


Sunshine ...


This is the sun just as the moon was set to go in front of the sun.  I did not even attempt to take eclipse pictures. 


Here is a video on youtube.  Pretty cool.


From sunshine to darkness to Son-shine.  This our lives with God!


Fresh Find:  I really have enjoyed browsing this mind challenging game website!


Humbled ...

I was humbled when I found out that I had been chosen by one of our sweet youth at FBC as their mentor.  I can't describe how I feel so unworthy of such a calling.  I am blessed and know that God is at work in me and her.  Her sweet words they read I could have never imagined about myself.  God is at work! 

I pray that God allows me to serve with him and him through me. I miss it sometimes, but he is always faithful! 

There is a little "goldie" girl that called me "oldie" when she was tiny, thus her nickname and mine.  It is a sweet, sweet bond.  Thank you Emily! I'm humbled!


Love my half opened eyes, but a sweet picture of Emily.



Emily with her Senior board...



Emily with another wonderful mentor to many ... Jo Lively!



Just a sweet service this morning with our seniors!!! God, bless these dear children as they go into your world as new leaders ...  Amen


Fresh Find: I like these shoes...for art! :O)


The Birds...

The birds love their bird feeder in our yard.  You know the hanging candle holder I turned into a bird feeder???  What fun.


033 copy


036 copy


039 copy

My car is filled with all of the goodies to fill the handbags at Plainview's Help in a Handbag tomorrow at the Broadway Brew.  We have "fillings" for 100 purses.  If you don't know what I'm talking can find the story in last Sunday's Plainview Herald here: Help in a Handbag We look forward to a fun, casual, and relaxed hour of Plainview women helping other women!!!

Fresh Find: Want a horse?  This shop has one...and other outdoor fun things.  J & J Garden Mart in Plainview carries some of these types of decor, too.