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Monday, October 31, 2011

65 Day Journey


Happy Halloween / Happy Harvest!




As this day comes to a close I pray you all had a wonderful month end. And a very safe and joyful Halloween with fun and laughter with your family and friends.

It has been a very full day.
I'm excited to say I made it to work this morning and made it through all the activities that I needed to get through.
I as well had an appointment at my home for my Mary Kay business. This was a very exciting event for me. I haven't had appointment in a very long time. Very successful as well. I also put some business cards up at a store on their advertising wall. Then handed out a few Yea!
So I actually feel like I have made some head way in my business life.

Afterwards we headed out for a late lunch and then some shopping for the rest of our costumes.
What FUN!
Spending time with friends!
Which was one of my goals on my list as well.

I always find it so very interesting on how the Lord puts things together for me as the day goes.
I was up late again.....but.... was out the door on time.
Then from that point on everything just seemed to fall into place.

I always love to hand out candy to the kids. I use to volunteer at church. But... I so love being at home seeing all the little ones as well too. Seasons always changing.
When my girls where little and I was raising my nephew I always dressed up and took them out then handed out candy dressed up. Or I would dress up to the themes for the church events.
Well..........this year I decided to dress up and hand out candy. I love doing this. Sadness! I only had 17 little one come to the house. Which I guess is good. That means that they are going to church events or home parties. Much safer I would say.

Biker Chick
I love the fact that God loves when we are like little children. I can just see Him smiling and laughing when we act as children and have fun! It makes me want to never grow up. ( I don't think I will.) Living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute of the event or activity we are doing with those we love to the absolute fullest.  What could be better?

Today was a great day for me and I feel I was getting on track.
A long way from where I want to be but better than where I was.

Morning devotional

Dear Lord, how precious is the assurance of your presence! I love you, and I trust my whole life into your hands.

~Psalm 12:7
"The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve they soul."

Isn't it wonderful to know He is with us and enjoying the adventures we are on. Our work, play, all that we are He is right there with us. Enjoying the activities with us. Or not!
I like to think that if I'm am delighting myself in Him and working and playing as unto Him then it is a Grand Day! Even when we goof up He is there and He will turn it around for His good and glory.
I love when I invite God into my days and activities as they seem to be more fun and enjoyable when I do.
They seem to go much more smoothly as well.

Did you go to a church event or hand out candy at home this Halloween?




Prompt 2: Two Words (TW) – ACID TEST



Prompt 2: Two Words (TW)ACID TEST
A new month of acrostic's. Every month a new batch of words and challenges are released for us to work with. Please go check them out over at:


Atoms brilliant as the word
Conclusive value passed the critics
In the decisive trail test
Determined the worth and quality

Trustworthy pioneering tells the story
Examples used for chemical use
Series of test in technique
Tastes and smells of compounds

~ Beth ~


Did you enjoy science in school?

Marriage {Married Or Not}


Married or not… you should read this.
Marriage.

“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”


Parwan Banu


No question for you. Please feel free to comment. Blessings

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 250

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I really haven't done much for decorating this year, due to all the rules around here. I even went up to ask about decorating and was told
NO!
So this is the extent of decorating for this year.
I will most likely crave the old guy out tomorrow.
But then I'm thinking I just might make pumpkin soup too.
Who knows.
One thing I do know for sure we will make pumpkin seeds in the oven for sure!
I went out and got my candy yesterday late afternoon.
Still trying to decide whether I will dress up..... or not, well I hand out the treats...or maybe I'm handing out tricks!
We will see what the evening will bring.
Trick or Treats!
Or maybe both!

Perfectly Halloween!

Do you dress up for Halloween? Do you go to costume parties?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

65 Day Journey


It has been raining most all day long. From the time I woke this morning peeping out the window; And still coming down with no end in sight. Not even a glimmer of a sun break. Even my CK girl doesn't want to go out to take care of business. So No short walks for us today. So rest and healing from the Father above.

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So today is day three of the 65 day journey.

I woke not feeling well once again. Whatever this junk is, it doesn't want to leave. I cannot seem to shake it at all. It seems to linger and when you think you are feeling better you go ahead and start to do your daily routine and boom you are down again. Not so much fun!
So my big plans to get up and go to church where replaced with more resting. Which I did for awhile.
Hubby had to work. So when he called to check on me he was not excited to hear I wasn't feeling up to par once again. I know he wanted me to do some grocery shopping, as the house is a bit bare.
So I did somehow pull myself together for a short trip to his work over at Lowe's then over to Fred Meyers for a few staples. We really needed it!
So, as you see I really don't feel like I am accomplishing much on this journey right at the moment feeling like I am. I don't feel as though I am working towards any of my goals at all. Though I have been reading alot of wonderful devotional blogs. WOW! These ladies can write and minister God's word. So maybe in that aspect I am drawing closer to Him. Amen! Too that.


My little morning devotional card read:

Lord, help me to remember that there are many ways to rejoice in any kind of day you make for us.

~Proverbs 28:20

"A faithful man shall abound with blessings."

And yes! When I first read it I was wondering ...Okay Lord! Why would I need this. Then as the day progress I understood.
I haven't felt good, my days aren't going as I planned. It is gloomy outside. I don't feel I am accomplishing what I have set out to do.
With that said, I do believe God has me right were He wants me.

My lesson is that even when things don't go as planned God's plan is much better and He will reveal all things to me in His perfect timing.

"Be Still!
And Know I Am God


Not so easy for me!
Something I guess I will be learning on this spiritual journey and walk in the next 62 days.
So it will be interesting to see where this journey will take me.


Is it hard for you to be still?

57 Cent Church

This beautiful piece came via my email. It was one I had to share. I have read and seen it many times before. I always feel like this one is worth sharing. Hope you enjoy!

 


Subject: 57 Cent Church
A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was "too crowded."

"I can't go to Sunday School," she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by.

Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.

Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.

As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.

Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: "This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School."

For two years she had saved for this offering of love.

When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.

He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building.

But the story does not end there...

A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands.

When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.

Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide.
Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250, 000.00--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.

When you are in the city of Philadelphia , look up Temple Baptist Church , with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit TempleUniversity, where thousands of students are educated.

Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.

In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds".

This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.




May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into our bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing and dance. It is there for each and every one of you.

 What is your 57Cents doing for you?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 249

Simple beauty
Multi colored leaves of green
Laced with splashes of
Blooming buds of color
Raindrops of nutrients
As Fall encroaches upon
The branches of leaves
As each thirsty leave
Drinks up each droplet

~Beth~

Multi Colored Beauty


Do you have Winter garden's?... Or just Spring and Summer cleaning up in the Fall?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

65 Day Journey

I have truly struggled with writing this today.
I'm not really sure why. Its not like I don't have lots to say or think about.
God is always moving someway or another in my life.

I was honored to receive a phone call from Florida this morning from my girlfriend. Her and her husband just got back from the mission fields of Costa Rica for three weeks.
I heard of the wonderful things the Lord is doing the lives changed and those who came and received Him as their Lord and Savior as well as the healing's that took place. What could be better than that? What a wonderful way to start the day!
With the glory of God and what He is doing in others lives. Not just ours!
As she shared it also revealed to me how much everyday I personally; right here in America take for granted. Even the the most simplest things in our everyday life.
She is eager to become more fluent in Spanish so if you could please pray for her thank you. Her name is Crystal and her husband is Jerry. Thank you!
It is always an encouragement to me after I talk with her. She is such a wonderful example to me.
I had called for prayer for my middle daughter Amber the night before. Her response is always so right on for me. Be still and watch God move in her behalf. Sometimes that is all we have to do is what she told me. Funny! Well praying and with what the Lord has been showing me is "Be Still".
Isn't it interesting how many of us seem to be on this page.
My devotion card this morning was:

Before I even prayed, Father, you answered. Thank you!

~Isaiah 65:24

"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."


I went for a small stroll late morning and went and got coffee. It was wonderful too!
It was a wonderful brisk Fall Saturday!
I then came home and just sat.
Talked with another friend in Klamath Falls.
Did some laundry and made a small pot of homemade chili.
Not sure any of this really fit into my goals. But in some ways I think so.
As the day wilted away I sat and watched some Hallmark TV movies. They always seem to speak to me.
My honey was at work.
What was really neat when he came home he told me he had been thinking about homemade chili beans.
I love that we are connected that way.
So I would say in some small way I must be headed in the right direction on this wonderful 65 day journey.

I am hoping to get a post up earlier tomorrow then I did today.
Not sure when will be the best time for me to post.
I guess when the Lord puts it on my heart to type and post.


I just want to say thank you Cheryl  for this awesome journey you have invited us to come along on."Prairie Maid"  http://theprairiemaid.blogspot.com/
I look forward to much growth and new beginning's

What exciting things did you accomplish on the last Saturday of October?


Saturday Centus With Jenny Matlock

No your eyes do not deceive you this is a picture we were given to write with this week.
YIKES!
But I did it!
I had lots of thoughts running through my mind. That is scary enough for anyone. That would defiantly be a Halloween fright!





THE PROMPT THIS WEEK IS THE ABOVE PICTURE. I LIKE TO CALL IT 'STUDY IN BLACK'
WORD COUNT - Not to exceed 25 words. Yes, that is correct. 2. 5. Twenty-five. XXV.
STYLE OF WRITING - Any
NO ADDITIONAL PICTURES




Held captive by the evil darkness
I fumble for the light of life
Whose son dispelled the darkness into light
My Savior lives within me

~ Beth ~

I did it! The count is right on the money this week!
Yea!

Jenny Matlock

Are you afraid of the darkness?


Prompt 4: Children's Corner (CC) – MERRY-GO-ROUND




Prompt 4: Children's Corner (CC)MERRY-GO-ROUND
A new month of acrostic's. Every month a new batch of words and challenges are released for us to work with. Please go check them out over at:


Mounted beauties on pedestals
Elaborate glimmering painted creatures
Rocking around to music
Riding mythical diverse creatures
Yelling one more round

Gathering young and old
On a childhood memory

Rotating smiles and giggles
Occasional scream and tears
Unexpected thrills of joy
Notable fun for all
Dancing up~and~down

~Beth~

Do you like the Merry~Go~Round?

365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 248

This photo was taken on the Columbia Gorge somewhere between Portland and the The Dalles.
My girlfriend Sally took the picture while I was driving down the freeway.
I just thought it was a really neat photo and wanted to share it.
So she gets the credit for the shot.
She had never seen a barge or a tug boat at work before.
It is funny how we take things for granted that we have around us all the time.
I just thought everyone had seen stuff like this before.
So I guess it is kinda of cool stuff.
I just never thought about it that way before.


Tug Boat Helping the Barge



Do you sometimes take things for granted that you see all the time around you?



Friday, October 28, 2011

65 Day Journey

So as I have read a few of the blogs that are joining in on the fun. I feel my list is a bit strange. But I'm sticking with it. As this is the way it came out. I'm sure being in categories is much easier as there surely is groupings in mine.
It is funny how when we start to take steps in the positive direction of the Lords leading; how we can be entrapped with many different things that will lead us astray on keep us in the same place without follow through.
I have to say that is what seems to be happening already.
Boy the tricks the devil and our minds can pull on us. {Never ceases to amaze me.}
I over slept. Which in some ways I'm not surprised as I have been very ill. So running to get ready for work. I really wanted some extra quiet time and prayer with the Lord. Hmmm... Must work on that. I want to go out to the garage and find the book of devotions my daughter bought me a few years ago. Or I may just subscribe on line to them. Then read it every morning. Raining hard so I don't want to go out in the rain. Don't want to to get any sicker. I have like five bibles next to my bed. I need to read some more every night. It sounds like I do. Well... I did but got off track. Need to get back on track. No excuses!
On my devotional card this afternoon

Father, Author and Giver of life, to believe in you is to accept life with all its potential and hope and happiness.

~Psalm 37:4
"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of the thine heart."


My list of goals I want to see reached before the end of the year! (or at least on track heading that direction)

  1. Get into the word more
  2. More prayer time and quiet time with my Father in heaven
  3. Getting back to volunteering for those in need
  4. Making more time for family
  5. Giving more of myself and time
  6. Getting back to church more consistently
  7. Paying off bad debit so I can give more back into the kingdom of God
  8. Healing in our family
  9. Making dates with hubby once a week
  10. Work on getting the junk out of my house to lighten the load making life easier
  11. Loss some weight and get in shape/ going back to the gym
  12. Eating healthier
  13. Learning to shop more frugal
  14. Giving back to my community
  15. Adopting grandparents program through my Mary Kay business
  16. Adopting a family in need for Christmas
  17. Having home open for the Thanksgiving / Christmas season
  18. Having a more positive attitude
  19. Looking for the best in life and not at the negative
  20. Becoming the best me possible
I'm sure I will have more to add to this. Whether I can achieve them all is the question. I would love to get on track with them. That is for sure. I feel like some should be so easy to full fill and stick with. As a habit only takes 21 days to form. Sadly some where in place and I slacked and so goes the story. So why not get back on track. Never to late to start again and get it right. Thank you Lord for new beginning's everyday.

Added information on this wonderful journey I am undertaking. I am also hooking up with Shawn over at the "The Becker's (Shawn and Bill)  http://coloradobeckers.blogspot.com/ Starting on November 1 she is starting a 30 day challenge of "Be Thankful" That can be added to the end of each post. I will be incorporating them together. I think they will go nicely hand in hand. Please check her out as well as Cheryl over at (The Prairie Maid).
http://theprairiemaid.blogspot.com/

I know you will be blessed. Come along and join the fun and growth. Hope to see you there!

Do you make list of goals and try to achieve them in a certain time period?

Finger Print Friday ~ He Calms The Storms

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back to Beki over at TheRusted Chain 
http://www.blog.therustedchain.com/
 so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the Linky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!
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There isn't anything in this world that I can think of that doesn't have God's finger print on it.
But...
One of the most amazing finger prints that God gives us daily is the sky.
I am always captivated by its amazing beauty and every changing scenes.
It is as if the sky speaks to us.
It seems to have as many moods as we have.
When I was a child I use to love to lay in the yard and watch the clouds.
I would make animal's and scenes out of the beauty of the sky above.
I even still to this day love to watch the sky above and make pictures and scenes of the beauty God has given to us through the clouds.
God paints such amazing beauty for us daily through the sunrise to the sunset.
To an approaching storm.
To a crystal blue day.
To the rainbow set in the heavens as a reminder of His promise.
I love them all each and everyone.
I think I may have captured many of them in my camera.
Some take my breathe away.
Well others give way to running for shelter.
Others a gentle reminder of His undying love for me.
The sky is a quiet reminder of His loving word and promise when I look up to the sky and see the beauty He has painted in the heavens above.
His perfect love that takes my breathe away every time I think of how undeserving I am.
To the place I run to for shelter in times of trouble; right into my loving Father's arms of love and protection.
His hand is always over me covering me and protecting me guiding me into His perfect love and shelter.
It is no wonder we are in such awe of such beauty such breathe taking scenes that take our breathe away every time we look to the heavens.


Edging Beauty

Ripples Of Beauty

Approaching His Throne

NKJV

Psalm 107: 28-30

Then they cry out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.He calms the storm, so that its waves are still. Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

Do you love to watch the sky?



Also linking up with Posh on a Budget 
http://poshonabudget.com/
Another great way to meet up and meet new friends.

65 Day Journey

Found this wonderful site to grow in my walk with the Lord through Rainbow's Daily Journey http://rainbowslifejourney.blogspot.com/
I am excited to join in with them in this awesome journey.

65 Day Journey that will be reached on December 31, 2011 to be able to start your new year in a better place.
The Prairie Maid over at http://theprairiemaid.blogspot.com/
Finding the right path and the direction that will take you there.


So my understanding just far is it is our journey with the Lord and what we have learned and can share. I'm sure there is a bit more to it. As I find out I will let you know more or better yet go check out The Prairie Maid. How exciting for us all to journey this together.

I am lagging a bit behind as I just found out about this and she opened it up on Wednesday and first write was on Thursday.
So that being said I guess this will be my first write.

I am excited to be a child of God and that He loves me and excepts me right were I am in live.
His love is so unconditional. I am so undeserving.


This was set for our homework on Thursday's post. Guess I have my work cut out for me.
I'm wondering if our goals need to be just God focused? Hmmm... I think all things work together with God in the grand scheme of things.

Work on my list of goals I want to see reached before the end of the year!

Do you like to work on growth in groups or just one on one with your Lord?



365 Days Of Pictures ~ Day 247

Saw this cute little beauty outside the restaurant we stop and had lunch at on Sauvies Island a few weeks back.
I thought what a clever idea.
I love to see what others do with items they have.
This makes me so wish I had my own yard once again. I would love to go out and get an old wagon and make a planter out of it.
Maybe in the future I will have that pleasure once again.



Red Wagon Planter


Are you creative in using things that you already have in decorating around in and out of the house?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Short Story Slam Week 13 ~ BlueBell Books


Image Credit: Sky Reading by A Chance of Sunshine:





Escape
Into the magical tree
Of colored leafs of bulbs
Red
Pink
Blue
Yellow
Green
Pick one of your liking
Watch it turn into a  storybook
A book of your dreams
Escaping into make belief
Then find the limb that suits you
Sit and see where your story will take you
As you escape into the land of your making
Daydreaming of all the things that you can imagine
Stories of fairy tale lands of make believe
Far and near
Where all those magical dreams are made
Places to visit 
Where only your imagination is the limit
Out on a limb reading and daydreaming
In the Autumn colored trees
Red 
Pink 
Blue
Yellow
Green
Escaping the days realities
Into the tree of magical dreams
Where blue sky's above
Mark the peaceful beauty
That comes alive
In the land of magic
Daydreaming of magical lands
That your imagination can take you
In the story filled pages of your book
Carried away on white clouds of cotton candy
With blue fairy wings of love
Landing in the land of your dreams
An escape made for a King and Queen
Landing in the tree limbs of
Magical fairy tale dreams

~ Beth ~


Do you like to day dream of far away places?
  






Jingle Poetry

Thankful Thursday~

Here we are on Thankful Thursday!
Isn't it wonderful to be able to make a list and share all the many blessing that you are thankful for?
Come and join the fun with Tara over at Undeserving Grace.
See what others are thankful for.
I know I'm very excited to share the wonders of the Lord through my thankful list.

  1. NyQuil
  2. Cozy bed and blankets
  3. Prayers of healing
  4. Hot tea
  5. Honey
  6. Chicken noodle soup
  7. Quiet dark room
  8. Phone calls from loved ones checking on me
  9. Lunch with a friend
  10. God's loving touch
  11. Vitim "C"
  12. Hot steamy showers
  13. Warm sweats
  14. Kleenex
  15. Love from my family & friends

What gifts are you thankful for this week?