Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Think Pink & Pray

Friday afternoon on our way to Portland. After 3 hours of our drive, a stop at the sewing shop and dropping by to see our girls, hubby is getting truck parts and I am browsing through a magazine.

Looking up, a pink truck was sitting right in front of me. Inspired, I grabbed my iPhone to blog.

This is Breast Cancer awareness month. I have had a number if biopsies in the past and am grateful for good results. But I have a friend, young mother about to begin chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Two more hours to reach our destination and lots of time to say a prayer for her and other women battling today.

Think Pink and Pray.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Old Frustration

This is my mother-in-law's machine, over 30 years old. I have my grandmother's machine too.

Nostalgia and heritage convinced me that I could use these to sew, so I took my grandmother's to be tuned up. But alas, I got it home only to discover that the bobbin winder doesn't work.

Today I sat down to sew with the other machine. After 3 hours of thread-breaking frustration, I called it quits. None of the ordinary fixes would help.

 Maybe it's time to put away the old and move into the new.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Things That Made Me Smile Today

Things that made me smile today:
          two Amish Ladies in a buggy
colorful material
a phone call from a friend
podcast laughter
Hart of Dixie

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Out of My Mind

Aches and pains don't usually keep me from church, but this morning I felt the need to snuggle in with a cup of tea and my Bible alone.

I am reading a book by Bill Johnson called "Strengthen Yourself in the Lord." Something he said prompted me to dig out a couple of notebooks where I've kept promises and Words from God over the last several years.

God has been reminding me that faith does not operate out of my mind, but from my spirit.

I am in need of getting out of my head!

A couple of weeks ago I was playing with my camera at my new vanity mirror. There is something about this specific photo today.

I am dusting off my promises and asking the Holy Spirit to breathe upon them once again.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hope in the Air

Every time I have gone to blog, the blank page on the screen stared at me. I admit that I have let discouragement get the best of me many times this year.
A couple of days ago I said to my husband, " How did I get here?"

I spend double the time in the office, always seem to be behind in everything, haven't touched my card journal box in a month, struggle with eating things I'm allergic to...

We have had 6 months of mostly rain but today this appeared. Maybe I wouldn't have thought it so important (although rainbows are special to me), but two nights ago I was awakened to a song and the Presence of God. I spent two hours singing and praying for my family and I knew I was heard.

Oh my word! I realized when I looked at the photo closer that it is a double rainbow. I had to add it to this post.

There's hope in the air today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Few Thoughts on Harvest

This is a photo of a field needing to be harvested.

I live in Aroostook County at the top of Maine where our economy's mainstay is potato farming. The constant rain since last May has seriously affected the crop.

I felt sad today when I snapped this photo. The field stands ready to harvest but it is too wet.

I keep praying that the russet crop will withstand the next several days and bring hope.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Violets of March

How I love finding a new author!

A rainy Sunday afternoon, I pulled this book from my pile of novels waiting to be read. That was yesterday afternoon and I could not put it down until I finished it today.

Haunting, beautiful, mesmerizing.

I loved this debut novel by Sarah Jio.