Tuesday, September 27, 2011

If an Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away, I'm Good for A Month!

What busy days since I last posted!

We had a wonderful time with our grandchildren over the weekend.

One of our treats was going apple picking. I've eaten more apples in the past few days than I have all year long

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Seasons Shift

Can you see the little squirrel in the tree? He's been sitting in the same nook of the tree chattering for quite a while.

I understand, little squirrel, I didn't want it to rain either.

I'm at the camper packing up things this week. As autumn has settled in, so has the time arrived for longer sleeves, warmer blankets, and thoughts of the winter ahead.

I sadly watched my neighbors tarp their camper yesterday as they prepare to leave for Florida. They will journey south, I north.

Where will you be, little squirrel?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Do you remember that song from a Disney movie? A dream is a wish your heart makes.

At lunch today, a friend was telling me about a course she was taking with the theme of not giving up on your dreams.

Then tonight as I was looking through my last issue of
Where Women Create
I came across this article on The Dream.

As life moves along and seasons change, dreams change and sometimes get buried until you forget what they were.

What are your dreams?
Is the light green, red or yellow right now?
Love to sit down over a cup of tea and chat with you but since that's unlikely, leave a comment. Love to hear from you.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Unusual Holy Places

You just never know how a day may unfold.

I've been praying each morning lately for wisdom, for God to send his angels out to sift and sort out my path, for divine additions and divine subtractions. Each day has held it's own surprises.

Today I planned to spend the morning at the Trash & Treasure show with a friend. It was her first experience and she loved it.

After lunch, hubby & I were to attend a family function. He worked later than we thought and I had an unusual peace about this change in plans.

We ended up at a family yard sale where I spent an hour over tea with a mother in distress. At first I found myself trying to give her answers, but nothing felt right. The words were coming from my head. Sending up a quick prayer for help, I opened my heart and words flowed. We cried together and prayed for God to protect her son and give her wisdom.

As we said goodbye, I knew God had knit our hearts together as only he can.

A simple yard sale can become a holy place when yielded to God.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Laugh & Cry

Source: youtube.com via Paula on Pinterest

Beth Moore is one of my favorite Bible teachers. Now you can watch her on itbn.org just launched today!

This one came from Youtube via Pinterest. You may have seen it before but it's worth a few minutes.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Color My World in Love

Source: flickr.com via Paula on Pinterest

Lord Jesus,
I love spending time with you. Let's hang out together.

Let's people watch and feel the breeze and see the butterflies and smile and laugh.

A hummingbird flits by.

Oh, there's a game of hopscotch in colored chalk! Isn't colored chalk amazing?
Chalk was just white when I was a little girl.

I love color!
You created color.
You are color.

Color my world, Lord.

Color, color, color.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waving Hello

A friend stopped by today and we sat outside to chat on a gorgeous fall day. As she was leaving she said God was teaching her to enjoy life. ENJOY.

Later my hubby stopped in and asked me to step into the pic he was sending our daughter. What a joy to wave hello to her! Such an ordinary thing.

Then I came in and read a blogpost from Relyn http://comesitbymyfire.blogspot.com/2011/09/september-12th.html  I had goosebumps.

It is the ordinary, normal joys that so many don't have the privilege of experiencing. I'm grateful for the reminder and the privilege.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday's Muse

 The picture of Lily is my muse for this week.

I am  intentionally slowing down and enjoying the little things each day.

Today I am making a chicken soup with fresh garden veggies that I enjoy chopping. Then I'm donning my old jeans and going out to work on cutting back my flowers.

I will do the ordinary tasks such as vacuum my rug and fold the towels that are drying and hope for a time to read this afternoon.

My body says slow down and I've had this picture of Lily on my desktop for awhile, speaking to me.

Joy is the goal :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Be Still And Know...

It has been an incredibly busy week. I've missed calling my girls, checking my blogs, and reading my book.

Tonight was a perfect fall evening.

Moonlight over the fields reminding me to take a moment and be still and know that He is God.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Old Stuff

Isn't it interesting how a day will turn in a different direction quickly?

I was sitting quietly with my Bible and journal this morning when I received a call from my sister- in-law. She and her sister were cleaning out old stuff from their parent's house and wanted me to come down.

I pulled on old clothes and a hat and hopped in the car.

Now it's five o'clock, I'm just getting home, dirty and tired and wondering what to fix for supper.

It was a good day. We waded through a lot of old stuff.

This brings me to my photo. Does anyone know what this is?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Morning Pages for September

Jamie Ridler issued a challenge to return to the ritual of morning pages this month. I felt the tug as I read this challenge.

Julia Cameron first penned the idea in "The Artist's Way."

September is shaping up to be a busy month so this may be one way to keep me writing.

I accepted the challenge and started this morning. Okay so my pages were small today, but it's a start.

The Challenge:
Write three pages longhand first thing in the morning, no editing. Write whatever comes to mind.

I'll link to her site tomorrow when I am back home with my laptop.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Loving Lily

This has been a weekend of celebrating life.

Today as Lily turned one, there were toys and cards, cakes and candles, a beautiful shutterfly book of Lily's first year, laughter and cheers.

The sweetest gift of all was handmade by her sister, McKenna with pics and papers and words of love.

I knew my daughter was a gift from God, but I has no idea how she would continue to give back to me by letting me share precious moments like these with her daughters.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


This is the sight that greeted me as I opened my eyes this morning. Smile.

We are celebrating four birthdays today!
Isabella turned 8 last Saturday, Ben & Lily share a birthday tomorrow- Ben 4, Lily 1 and my hubby turned 60 on Tuesday.

Looking forward to all of us being together today.