Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Got my book today .... getting ready to pile up in the bed and read a few chapters before sleep!!!!  #SimplyTuesday

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Simply Tuesday

OMGosh, I am so excited -- I am one of the lucky ones selected to be on Emily P. Freeman's Simply Tuesday Launch Team.  My book is in the mail and I cannot wait to start reading it!!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woke up today and realized almost half of this year has flown by .... have I done anything significant to change the world in these months?  I'd like to say the answer is yes; however, I don't really know. 


I can say that I have made progress on several of my goals I set for myself in January:  I am now living in ONEderland for the first time in 20 years.  I have logged 449.8 miles to date. I have participated in several wonderful Bible studies -- I have found waking up early and spending time in prayer and reading the Word has brightened my world and I am loving it.  I am finally 3 payments away from paying off my debt management program and am working on living on the envelope system.  I have also found time to read 11 books and experimented with many of the Pinterest recipes I earmarked to try.  Planning a road trip for the hubby and I which will happen, God willing, in September --- so many places to see and things to do!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

It's A New Year --- 2015

Have spent the entire morning thinking about how I will address this year --- SURRENDER is my word!! 

My Bible study today was in Proverbs 11 with the key verse being 11:7 ~ "Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing."  Hopping around blogs and reading my CCM magazine, I found lots of notable quotes that will sustain me throughout this coming year. 

"The way to love someone is to gently run your finger across the surface of their soul and when you find a crack, pour love into it." ~ Keith Miller 

There is nothing in our life to make Christ love us any more than he does!!!

"Bring your doubts, bring your fears | Bring your hurt, bring your tears | There'll be no condemnation here | You are holy, righteous and redeemed." ~ MercyMe song lyrics

"Our joy is to surrender to God." ~ Chad Mattson (Unspoken)

God is present.  God is forever.  God is for You, to give you strength and to make you brave.

Ending with, and carrying this all throughout this year -- John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."

No resolutions for me this year -- just the following list of things I will attempt to accomplish with God's help:
  • Saving instead of spending irresponsibly
  • Waking up at least 30 minutes earlier every day to spend time in prayer and reading the Word
  • To NOT eat the whole box of Oreo cookies, just have one (204.7 ... going down!)
  • Forgiveness, letting go of resentment and anger
  • Taking the stairs instead of an elevator (walk at least 7,000 steps per day)
  • Being accountable 

Friday, November 1, 2013

November -- New Month, New Goals, New Me

Today is my brother, Kenneth's, birthday -- I was the first to call him today and that hardly ever happens as two of my other siblings live in the same city with him! We shared life's details and had a few good laughs! This was the photo from TRUNK OR TREAT at Haunting on the Hill -- so very happy to say that my daughter won First Place for her design -- so very, very happy for her!!! Today I am starting, in earnest, my weight loss journey -- going to post photos once a week as I progress! Have to find a suitable outfit that will allow for the actual changes to show and yet not gross out anyone who might happen upon my blog LOL Will be spending these first few days of the month getting the groceries in the house corrected for me to not be sabotaged! Today I begin my annual Thankful dedications: 1 November, I am thankful I can worship a mighty God without fear of harm. On that same vein, thankful that I can be a servant in his garden! Hoping to create one thing every day this month.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Officially RETIRED

I have finally hung up my Government employee hat .... still getting used to the idea but I think I am going to like it. With that said, I intend to be spending more time with my blog and sharing projects, travels, and great food! These are my passions! So, first things first -- we have moved to Clearfield UT and we are loving it. My daughter and her husband are stationed at Hill AFB, just a short 10 minutes from me; Mike's daughter, husband and granddaughter live in Tooele, just a short 40 minutes from us! It is so nice to have family dinners! Getting ready to get my bake on for the day ... watch for pictures later!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

My God-Sized Dream Buddies

I have chosen Cathy Dunlap, my cousin, and Shelly Matautia, a BFF, to be my God-sized Dream Buddies! Cathy was chosen because her walk with the Lord is so faithful and she inspires me daily to have a stronger walk. Shelly was chosen because she has been my rock along my ride the last 9 years -- we met as Girl Scout volunteers in Seoul, South Korea. I can truly say without these two ladies in my life, I would definitely be floundering in the fish bowl!