Sunday, August 26, 2007


Its time to get back into the swing of things. I believe I've been on mental vacation for long enough. I've neglected my personal studies but I've grown in other areas. I've enriched my life by learning new skills, making new friends and simply enjoying myself. So in other words ~ I'm back.

I'm planning my "mother culture" reading list, planning new things to blog about, looking forward to a wonderful school year w/my dc. Only 2 left and both are interested in seeking college admittance. I'm excited for both of them, they are really good and deserve the very best that our Lord has for them. I'm realizing that I fall short because I fail to take what is rightfully mine and work from there. I've spent quite abit of time pondering why things aren't the way they should be and I realize that I'd lost my joy. Now I know it possible, it has happened before but it was truly interesting to realize as I prepared for my day, that was the main issue with me. I was singing and each song I sang from memory centered around His joy. My favorite scripture is ~ "the joy of the Lord is my strength," but it hadn't been for quite sometime and its all my fault.

One of my new things will be theme's of study. I will pick a topic/subject/scripture/word and study it to apply it to my life. I will share here as often as the Spirit will allow, no need to burden you all with my musings if they are only meant for me. This week's theme is "Joy." It is a timely study as we begin our new school year and I want it to be successful. I want to "show ourselves approved" by studying and applying the Word of God to our lives not just the academic stuff the world thinks is more important. I know that the knowledge of who He is and His Word are the vital life of each of us and I want this to be more and more a part of what we do and learn. Enjoy your day.

~ Be Blessed ~

Lord, I desire to walk in the fullness of what you've done for me. Help me to understand and to continue to walk in your truth, your wisdom, and your strength. I honor you and praise you for being my Lord and Savior. May I walk worthy of the calling which you have set before me.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

~ Wordless Wednesday ~

~ Tea Time ~

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Monday, August 06, 2007

~ MIA Notice ~

I'm off to have some fun, learn something new and hopefully enjoy myself. More on my adventures when I return. Have an awesome week.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

~ Something to Think About ~

Choose your battles
wisely ~ give patience
where patience is due,
and continually ask God
for wisdom in discipline.

~ today's Motivation for Moms reading.

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Let everything that has breathe praise the Lord!

This morning’s devotional writer talked about the “Chimes of Praise.” He mostly pointed us to creations praise of our Lord ~ sounds you hear outside your window everyday but may not have noticed or even recognized as praise. He goes on to illustrate how at the first of August you hear more clearly the insects then you did before especially the locust. How the birds are either tired or to full and fat to sing so you can hear the other insects.

This morning as I let the dog out ~ I heard what would easily be described as a Hallelujah chorus. I stopped to listen realizing that I was experiencing just what he described. I admit, I don’t think I’ve ever really listened to nature like I did today and I was rewarded for my attentiveness. The locust sang in 3 part harmony, the birds chimed in and their was melody that I can’t even begin to describe. I originally thought the sounds were coming from only one direction but as the melody and tempo changed, I realized that all the trees were resounding in sound and it was glorious. I thank the Lord for such a wonderful, awesome moment. I stood in silence listening, watching the moths play around my legs until I was startled inside by a loud buzzing sound, which when I turned to move away realized this insect was also singing. ;D

Have you stopped to listen to the praises around you? Have you offered up your own praise today? Lift up your head, your heart and open your mind and give praise to the one and only God. May you be blessed and filled with His praise, His peace, His joy and His goodness.

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