Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Must Read Book!

I just finished this book that I borrowed from our is a must read for everyone. This was a man who lived through the turbulent times of the 60's and how God used him in amazing ways. He was so willing to be obedient to God's call, truly a man of God. And the miracles of God during that time. Always so amazing to me that that was all going on in my life, and I had no idea. Very humbling, and probably still is in areas of our country. Such good history lessons in it as well.
     Felt so good to "finish" the book, and have now finished another. I don't like not finishing books and this is the first time I have had so many books started.sigh    Such a great feeling to check it off my list.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Life's Scars

This song really ministers to me. I was listening to it this morning and it got me to thinking about something my Dad said when we saw him a little while ago. I don't think he means it to be negative,he just says how wrong he was in who he thought I would turn out to be. It's not the first time he has said it, and really I am thankful that there is such a drastic difference in who I was to who I am now. It's all by the grace of God that I am changed I am thankful every day for that. There is such peace in my life now, before I was always so agitated and angry at just about anything. Very selfish,me first,didn't really care how I go there just so I had my way. Would feel guilty and instead of apologizing or stopping the bad behavior I would cover it up with anger. That way it was safe too, those who truly care would persevere to see how I "really" was, Such an empty game. But thats where I "was". Once I came to Christ God showed me in His ever patient way the things in my life that I needed to give to Him and change. Oh how I am thankful that I have listened. I am always a work in progress and I am always thankful He has loved me through so many steps backward. But I know I can't "live" in the past with all those regrets!! This song is such a wonderful reminder!!
Also in the Love Joy challenge this is a picture of what was beside me this morning: Jedi our cat that we inherited from our daughter and son-in-law, she has been a loving companion! And the other picture is of what is below me that I am thankful for and that is my feet. :o) Thankful my feet are healthy and get me from place to place with ease.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Here is a challenge I am very excited about for 2012...Love reading Ann Voskamp @ Holy Experience. Her writing challenges me and encourages me to live my life turning to God EVERY day,in every moment giving thanks! The 1 Habit Your New Year Can’t Do Without: {Giveaway}
‎'Anail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.” ~ Erasmus It's only the 4th day of the New Year, when this woman cups my face in her hands
So I start my day this morning giving thanks for a good nights sleep.
2. My husband's faithfulness to me and our Lord
3.Our family how precious they ALL are
4. My health
Just a beginning will be adding to my list throughout the day I am sure. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Can it really be 2012?!

I know I say this all the time but it is unbelievable another year has passed. What I came away with from last year of changes and time passing so quickly is that I need to be very intentional with relationships. God has called us to love our neighbor as myself. I pray this will be the year for that as well,to not miss those opportunities that He gives me!!
This blog change was a major much I still don't know,but I will learn. Another thing I want to work on this year is to not shy away from something new but to forge ahead and try to learn! Here is a few pics of Christmas season and the New Year with our son and family. Looking forward to April when we meet the two new grandchildren that are due then. Lots to be thankful for!