Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Gratitudes

March 18: the assurances that incessant puppy crying at night will come to an end (!!)

March 17: safe travel and arrival for my mom, my brother and his 2 precious kids

March 16: good bill of health for puppy Bella and some great deal on Little People Toys

March 15: Lunch with 3 treasured gal-pals: Cheryl, Karen, & Tracey

March 14: Successful completion of errands

March 13: Surprise 2.4 lb pkg of cuteness. Welcome to puppy Bella!

March 12: 1st Day of Spring Break!!

March 11: extra hour of daylight; lazy, rainy day that was perfect for an afternoon nap and catching up on household 'stuff'

March 10: Shortened day of a long-scheduled workshop. Great information, wonderful presenters BUT on a Saturday---ugh!

March 9: Sheryl and Rhyder will be in town for the evening!! Having fun with them and my sweet Mom tonight!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

MUST make a choice...

God is calling me to TRUST HIM in ALL things.
  • all tasks
  • all relationships
  • all of my past
  • all my present
  • all of my future
  • all of my desires
  • all of my disappointments
  • all circumstances
TRUST HIM above:
  • my wanting to understand
  • my own desires
  • the expectations of others
  • what others may think/feel/say
  • ALL circumstances  
  • all people
HE is to be:
  • my SHIELD
  • my GUIDE
  • my SAVIOR
  • my FRIEND
  • my FATHER 
Rely on Him. Worry or trust---IT IS A CHOICE!

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the name of Jesus, and the goodness of God, I must TRAIN my mind and my emotions to be in alignment with God's Word---HIS plans, HIS purposes.

Though it sometimes remains a struggle, I wouldn't have it any other way.  Tried the controlling all attitude and it simply wasn't pretty, admirable, or Godly.  

God is good ALL THE TIME.  Lord, help my unbelief.  Enable to know You and to love You with total assurance, complete confidence, and absolute trust.

"O LORD of Heaven's Armies, what joy for those who trust in You." 
(Psalm 84:12)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Matters :)

Today didn't go exactly as planned but oh well...

I was so grateful to wake up to such a sunshiny day!  The wind kept things cool enough to spend some time outside taking care of some long-neglected tasks.  I was able to download 1000+ photos for Sheryl onto so that she and any others may have access to having printed copies of pics going all the back to Kaed's newborn pictures.  Spent some relaxing time reading, taking a mid-day nap and watched a cute TV-movie with Wayne.  Nothing too terribly exciting but exactly what I needed.

Wayne ended up taking a sick day and was home most of the day.  He helped me gather items for a Goodwill-donation trip and did a mini-shopping trip to Brookshires.  So thankful that he is the type of guy who doesn't mind helping out around the house and such.  I know that is just one of his many wonderful qualities.

Plans tomorrow include:
  • calling one of my classroom kiddos who is home during his vacation recovering from a tonsillectomy :(
  • donations to Goodwill
  • spray-washing the car (in prep for a hand-washing later this week)
  • catching up on laundry
  • making a trip to the sell some/buy some bookstore
  • catching up the checkbook
  • physical therapy appointment
  • clearing off the porches and the carport
  • calling friends, Nadine & Karen, to hopefully make plans to get together this week
  • actually hand-writing some letters to folks I treasure in my heart
  • Getting caught up on the Beth Moore: James Study 
  • attempting to groom Bailey

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Break 2012 (YAY!!)

I remain amazed with each passing day how powerful the presence of God is.  I cannot imagine ever going back to a time where I didn't allow Him to be a part of each and every moment.

These past few months have been incredibly busy and incredibly blessed.  Thankful for the upcoming week of vacation to rest, reflect, and rejuvenate.  Sending big THANKS to whoever is responsible for "Spring Break"!  Looking forward to re-connecting with some dear friends, visiting with family, cleaning & organizing (yes, I actually do look forward to those kind of things).

Hoping to get caught up on journaling the thoughts from the book Lies Women Believe... .  POWERFUL book with amazing truths.

Thankful for the rainy day that allowed some much needed rest and relaxation.