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A New Year


I know it’s not the 1st of January, not even the 2nd…

It’s the 3rd.

But now that the new year 2017 has officially begun,

I just want to say…

I truly pray that this is a very blessed year for you and yours!




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This whole Fall has been a season of Giving Thanks.

I have so much to be grateful for.

Twice this year I had to deal with some health issues.
They could’ve been very serious…
But I thank God for restoring me to good health
and I feel better than I have in years.

I’m also thankful that my family, my kids, grandkids, and extended family
are doing well.
I can’t put into words how wonderful it is when everyone is healthy.
After several years of different ones going to the hospital and experiencing
such serious problems… I cannot thank God enough for the blessing
of good health in our family.
It is a gift not to be taken for granted.

Every thing else is just an added bonus.

I thank Him many times every day.

I have much to be thankful for.

Have a blessed Sunday!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; 
His love endures forever.”  
1 Chronicles 16:34



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Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!



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“Then the Lord answered… 

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?”                    

 Job 38:1,4

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He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 16:32



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Not Surprised

I have shingles.


Not fun.

I’m very, VERY thankful that so far it is a mild case.
I don’t have a rash on my back
(although I have itching & soreness),
but I’ve had pain for several days now.
(that’s why I wasn’t surprised when the Dr. said it was shingles).
It has been getting a little worse each day
but it’s still not as bad as other people have had.

If I sit and do nothing (very hard for me to do)
the pain subsides, but as soon as I start doing something
it keeps increasing until it feels like a knife in my back.

It was interesting trying to make dinner last night.
By the time I finished cooking,
I thought I was starting to look like
the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

I’m hoping I’ll still get to do some sewing.
I’m working on finishing some projects for my granddaughters.

Last night I tried to work on my new “Happy Planner”.
I reasoned to myself, “I’ll be sitting down.  I’ll be writing.”
But after a few minutes, the pain in my back was saying,
“Stop it.  Go relax.”  I thought I was relaxing…

I’m praying it will not get any worse.
I’m taking these HUGE pills (I hate taking even Tylenol!)…
We have a big conference coming up in two weeks.
I’m not worrying about it.
Seriously.  Not at all.
I’ll be there, Lord willing.
And I’ll be done with another chapter of
“Stories to Tell My Grandchildren”.

Here’s the “Happy Planner” I was working on last night…
It’s really more like a Scrapbook, Planner, Journal rolled into one.
You can customize it to fit what your needs & likes are.
I’ll post some pictures of the inside as I work on it.
It’s a lot of fun adding pictures, stickers, and quotes.

Thanks for reading.






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My husband brought me roses recently…

There was no special occasion…

He just wanted to brighten my day,
Remind me that he loves me.

I’ve been dealing with some personal things lately,
needing to intentionally focus on the Lord
and not on my frustrations/problems/pain…
It’s not easy, nor a five-minute, “Ok, I’ve got it” type of thing…
It’s a constant, giving-it-over-to-God, type of thing,
an act of the will that says, “I trust in you, Lord”.

I am blessed, more than most people;
I’m always aware of that,
and I try not to take it for granted.
Even right after my mother passed away,
I kept reminding myself that I was blessed to have
such a mother for 23 years…most people don’t even have
that blessing.
You see, there’s always something to be thankful for.
I grieved, but at the same time, I knew that I had been blessed.

I don’t know why I wrote all this… I just let myself type
and stopped deleting entire sentences.
I guess I’ll hit the “publish” button and not worry too much
whether someone will find it boring, objectionable, or read it at all.

I thank the Lord for a fresh new week ahead, “with no mistakes in in”,
as Anne Shirley would say, and I look forward to all the blessings
God has in store. 🙂

Have a blessed week!




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