Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

pic. courtesy of flicker

I just loved this pic. there is nothing better than an innovative homemade costume! Do you ever feel like you just want to get back to the basics? With all the changes in our world and the economy in such turmoil, I think many people are evaluating their lives and lifestyles. You know much good can come from perseverance. This is a time in my life when I am so into keeping it simple. I have been blessed more than I deserve and I am just trying desperately to appreciate the little things in life.

I wanted to mention my fall break was wonderful. I made a trip up North to visit with my family. I had a great time with my sister and Mom. I was so blessed to be able to see my Aunt Betty and visit with my cousins Teresa, Sharon and Melissa. We ate laughed and just caught up on each others lives and had some really fun girl time. My mother has moved in with my sister and things are just going along great. God is good and I pray that we all take time to appreciate the beauty in our world and most of all our loved ones.

Have a Happy Halloween and wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Only for a Season

photo courtesy of flicker God understands our prayers,
even when we can't find the words to say them

I have been beyond slacking on my blogging lately. As you may have read earlier this summer I have been dealing with my Mom going into the Nursing Home in Michigan. I just have been so overwhelmed with life, and these "emotional feelings" were beginning to get the best of me. I have never in my life cried at the drop of a hat until about a month ago, or at least I don't think I have. There have been lots of changes going on around me and it has just been so out of control for me. I like routine, and order and I like to feel as if when change comes I can handle it! Not as of lately.
I truly have nothing and I mean nothing to complain about, or worry over really. I just have been feeling unsure of things lately. This is a new feeling and uncertainly that I am not comfortable with. Well girls, God gives us exactly what we need, if we will slow down and listen long enough, then God will guide us to the answers we are searching for.

This past weekend I went for a visit to see my Mom. I had a great visit and she is doing so well. I attended service at a congregation in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the answers were right there in the lesson. The Preacher's sermon was on living a Peaceful life! It also covered Rejoicing and turning over all of our cares to our Lord. I actually sat there in this church and cried during half of the sermon. Richard leaned over and asked me if I needed to go out to compose myself. I told him "This is just what I have been needing to hear." Isn't it amazing how we let little things add up and burden us down, they cause drought and fear, which is the work of Satan. If we would only take a moment to listen to our Heavenly Father, then we could save ourselves months of uncertainty. I feel so bad for not being the example to those around me during this time. It was just like I shut down and needed to take care of myself. If we would just take time to breath and let God know that we need him and we are counting on him to help us through whatever trials we face. No matter how small they may be.
So hopefully I am on the right path now, I am through with the "stinking thinking", worry, and fear over things beyond my control. I am going to Rejoice, because this is the Day the Lord has made. I am so thankful he is my Father.
I am so thankful for my family, friends and my sweet blog buddies and your kindness. Thank you for letting me explain myself , my absence and my insecurities. I truly believe by sharing ourselves, then and only then can we help others.
Much love to you all and have a blessed day!