Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Good Morning!
As we prepare to put food in the oven, travel, or even if we might be home alone, or putting together whatever goods we have to make a meal............

Let us all remember to find thanks on anything we can........there is something.
Hold onto that......focus on that.......
Give the Lord our quiet praise.  
Praise even that He IS our Lord!!!

Whatever your day may bring this Thanksgiving........I pray for His Peace and His type of joy that only He can bring!

God Bless Everyone!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Seasons of Life

Let Fall begin!
Beautiful colors of fall!

Gosh, it's been awhile since my last post. Many, many months actually!
These pics are from last fall.......
Sharing a few since fall is in the air again and today is the 1st day of Autumn.

It's been a busy few months for me.
To be honest......some of the most difficult moments I have had to go thru!!

Late last spring, I began to struggle with pain like I've never had before.  And pain of various levels is a daily 'norm' for me.

This, however, was an entirely different level.  After Dr appts, tests, etc........Dx of a couple herniated discs.

After a few trials and error of pain and med combos, epidural.......finally found a combo that worked fairly well and keep some semblance of my mind!  I had some weird reactions to various meds and that was a trial in and off itself!

Several months of Physical Therapy and I'm at long last on the healing side of this trial.  It's been long, rough, and overwhelming!

I can't say that everyday was one I considered a 'blessing under fire'. Can't even say that I stayed strong in His strength thru it all??!!  Or that I didn't feel days of frustration, and at times anger a bit.  Where was God? With so many praying for me.....why did some days gets actually worse and unbearable in the midst of those prayers?

I cannot say that I have the answers, or that I ever will completely.
To the best of my foggy mind thru it all (ugh meds),  I can say that I tried my best to hold on, to try and trust. Keep the faith under the fiery trial!

He had taught me thru it all, so much that I thought I already understood, so much I thought I had already experienced.  As I continue the healing process with less meds (better focus now)........I hope to prayerfully digest these last several months.
Learn from it all.

And more importantly......going forward , how can I use all I have gone thru to help others.  Use my life experiences to glorify Him?

Life is a journey of seasons!   May we all learn from one another's seasonal experiences in our lives!

May He bless and guide your day with whatever struggles you face. He is There!!
Even in those darkest times when we might feel otherwise!!

Blessings to all!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sincere Thank You!

Have been having some difficulties in posting replies to comments :(

Hoping to get this solved. In the meantime, thank you to those who have commented! I appreciate your words :)

Hope everyone has a good day and hoping spring is on it's way!

God's Blessings,


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Snow, snow , snow!

Anyone else waiting for these? Thinking about lovely spring tulips, daisies??
Seeing leaves on trees, grass growing again? Warmth of the sun?
Boy , I sure am!!
For now? This was just taken 2 days ago! Fairly decent snowstorm.....again ;)

Sooooo..........for now, this is the view!
Really, really cold!!  Waiting for spring!
Waiting.....waiting......waiting! :)

The plus in all of it?  Slowing down, enjoying the still and the quiet. The peace that God brings with it.

Thinking of productive things to do. Things that bring rest and joy to an already weary body.

Catching up on bible studies that I have wanted to do.  Catching up on emails .
Staying quiet, allowing the body to rest and heal a bit.  Focussing on this journey He has me on!

Our days, our weather, aren't always easy. Aren't always what we hope for?
But He is there, helping, guiding, strengthening!

Thank you, Lord!

Our hope lies in Him. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brand New Year!

The holidays seem to have arrived and departed quickly !

Sharing photos late. December has come and gone........felt quicker than usual!

Love the cozy feel that all holiday
decorations make!

My sweet pet tiel apparently decided the pretty sparkly things were just too hard to resist anymore! :)

First winter storms bear down!

It allowed a white Christmas!

Hoping everyone had a blessed Holiday season, whatever you celebrate.
Myself and my family celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior , Jesus.
I'm always thankful for the hope and the grace that Birth  has brought to the world!

May this New Year bring you and yours all that you hope and desire!

God's blessings to all!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ma Ingalls Day! :)

Laundry soap making day!
Bit of these and grated Fels Napthia soap
Grated soap, water and stir, stir, stir!!
Add the washing soda and Borax and stir, stir, stir!!
Add lots more hot wart and stir, stir, stir!
Put into containers. Let rest a few hours and done!!  I shake each time before pouring portion for laundry.  Costs about?  I would say 75 cents to make two- bit over one gallon containers!!
Use less per load as well so containers last a couple people about 6-9 months for 1-2 loads a week!
Not bad!!!

Now it's time for coffee and breakfast.
Thankfully?? I don't need to milk the cow, gather the eggs, and make the cheese for my breakfast! :)
Although? Would be willing to do that! :)

This suburban apt dweller will do that from my 'farm up' game instead, lol!

But, I love doing the 'farm things' that I am able to do here in my apt living!

Hugs to your day!

Blessings from me!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall is Here

Well again I have fallen behind in postings 
So, time to pick it up again.

Summer seems to have gone by quickly πŸŠπŸ„πŸŽ£☀️    As I get older......and olderπŸ˜‰,  it seems as though time just flies by anymore!

Now, we are entering , not just the fall season, but holidays/winter as well!❄️⛄️πŸŽπŸŽ„

Each new season, I am reminded that it is a fresh start, a new chapter, time to plan, pray and re-think some thingsπŸ™

Hopeful for the seasons ahead........

Thank you all who stop by for a visit here!