Month: October 2016

Haylie’s Wedding Shower

I’m sitting drinking my tea looking at the pictures from Haylie’s wedding shower, it’s nice to relax.
It’s been a long day but seeing Haylie’s smile makes it all worth it.

Elisa decorated her loft with candles, little pumpkins, and banners that had a sparkle of gold. We ate sausage stuffed mushrooms, apple slices covered with caramel, marshmallow cream and sprinkles, cheese, pretzels and we drank apple cider with our gold straws. It was lovely and memorable. Continue reading

Which Movie?

Today is October 17th. The weather is crisp, the leaves on the trees are still green, I have my can of pumpkin because I hope to make pumpkin bread soon.

Sometimes life feels terrific and it’s easy to be happy. Other times life is moody, sullen and cloudy. Today is a happy day. Hallelujah!
For a few weeks now I have been battling that bad mood. It’s so puzzling, at one phase in my life I am close to the Lord, He and I are tight. Then other times the cloud comes and I get lost. I forget to look up to see the Lord, I forget that His hand is right here with me all the time.  My Bible reading gets diluted. I read the Bible but it’s like my brain isn’t hearing it.
I’m not afraid of those times because I know I will come back around, and most importantly, I know that God, our Savior is Faithful and He is always there. Alternately,  the change to the sullen, dark mood is like getting a charlie horse while trying to run a race, it’s painful and slows me down.
Does anyone else ever experience that? Continue reading

Tips and Tricks That Cause You to Feel Defeated

I am looking around my house trying to find something that would represent the victory in my life because of Jesus.
I’m looking … looking …

Hmm, I see the clutter, I see my wall frame needing improvement. Umm … the spring decorations are still out, it’s October now. My neck hurts because I haven’t done my strengthening exercises.

There are some good things I can see, I have my Bible that I love, my tea in a cup from my sister from another mother, Chris.
I am looking, looking …  but my eyes keep seeing what is undone and not finished.

But, Oh, wait! After I take off my “Martha, Martha, you worry about many things” glasses I am seeing the family pictures on my fridge that my wonderful children arranged for me. That is so nice. Taking off those glasses gave me an opportunity to remember the good and change what I perceive.

Oh man, those Martha glasses are back on again. That’s when the worry, fretting, anxiousness come back. Sigh.
Those Martha glasses are quick to get back on. Continue reading