#OneWord that's mine for 2019 "Dear brother and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 1:2-4 NLT That's it, for now. So much more to come...
Well, it’s four days after Christmas Day. I’m here to do something a little outside my comfort zone. I’m going to write a little about how I’m feeling today, and it’s not all chipper, merry and bright. But I want to share it anyway - for a couple of reasons. One, because I want to be able to re-visit this next year and have a fairly clear understanding of my emotional condition in the span of time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Two, because I have enough experience und
Outside my window 35* and overcast - still not what you would imagine the first day of Winter to look like LOL But then again, December always seems to surprise me. Listening to whatever sweet husband is watching while I play on the computer today. I think it might be Bootleggers - what??? Clothing myself in the most comfy pair of black sweat pants I own, burgandy tank with an equally comfy black cardigan that I recently bought for myself at Target. I stayed in my pajamas unt
Recently I was struggling (an understatement) with my emotions. There are many reasons why I might have been experiencing these struggles; the hormonal turmoil that menopause brings would be at the top of the list, the fact that I’ve always been a rather high-strung emotional type personality in the first place could be another, and life - just plain old life. Let me begin by saying right up front, I have a very good life. Better than most I would say; privileged even. I have
In the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, George and Mary Bailey present gifts while welcoming the Martini family to their new home; Bread - that they would never know hunger, Salt - that life would always have flavor, Wine - that joy and prosperity would reign. Simplicity and graciousness. Several year ago I started making what I now refer to as Blessing Bags to share as Christmas gifts for friends and family. I love that they are simple, lovely and consumable! I especially love
Outside my window 48* and it’s a typical overcast winter day. Rain is expected the next few days. The week ahead doesn’t look bad for December though - ten day forecast: 54/40, 49/29, 52/29, 47/27, 47/33, 53/41, 52/34, 49/36, 48/31, 40/27 Listening to Pandora Bruno Mars radio on my Bluetooth speaker that resides on the top of the refrigerator. Clothing myself in denim leggings, navy long sleeve shirt, new brown boots. My daughter and I have tastes in clothes and shoes so simi