Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Resolution or no resolution

Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior made a list of resolutions for 2014.  I shall do the same.

Don't assume
Breathe deeply
Think before you react
Be kind to self
Take risks
Drink less soda
Smile more

What are yours?

Almost New Year

May this New Year be the best yet!  Where are you celebrating?  Peace and blessings to you all!
God Bless,
R

Monday, December 30, 2013

Being glad in it

Rejoice, I say rejoice!  This year sometimes has felt like the last thing I want to do, but I realize that sometimes God works in ways we couldn't have imagined.  Learning to just say thank you without asking why is one of the hardest things to accept.  Learning is the key to life!
God Bless,
R

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy

For French food
Good friends
A blogging friend's return to blogging
Town&Country- the magazine
God's grace
God Bless!
R

Friday, December 27, 2013

Recommendations

Any book recommendations?  I love chick lit, Anne Lamott and travel memoirs.  Any favorite stores?
God Bless,
R

Prayer for today

Can't think of the song right now but it says teach me how to love the unlovable, and sometimes I'm talking about me.  God help me be willing, be kind to self.  He is Everything!
God Bless,
R

Thursday, December 26, 2013

...

Very blessed holiday!  Ate too much...got great gifts...but best of all...peace and understanding are starting to be seen!
God Bless,
R

Sunday, December 22, 2013

:)

Glass of rose
Football
Friends
Church
Family
Perfect Sunday?
R

Friday, December 20, 2013

Getting to know you

Name
Blog name
Age
Favorite cookie
Favorite snack
Favorite book
Favorite blog not your own

God Bless,
R

Holiday plans

Any special holiday plans?  Spending time with my family, and joyous to experience my nephew's first Christmas!  I would love to hear about your holiday plans or traditions.
God Bless,
R

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends!
May God Bless you all immensely!
I hope you enjoy the Christmas holiday with family and friends!
God Bless,
R

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Why does learning or the truth hurt?

Sometimes I don't know why God does the things He does.  I have learned more about pain, waiting, testing...so much...Have I questioned?  Yes, but after awhile that gets painful as well.  The truth is one of those things that we(I) think we (I) want.  Sometimes when you get it, you may realize it's not really what you wanted.  The truth brings forth two things...this is painful for me to write.  An uncomfortable reality.  Comfort- central to where or what we or I may want.  And next reality. Real, not dreamt up in some thought of wishful thinking.  This may hurt more...what we need is not what exactly we want.

Grateful

Grateful to have friends and family to send Christmas cards to
Being able to buy some frivolous items, not just basic necessities
Friends who let me vent
Family who value my worth
A God that gives the best advice and Direction

R
May God Bless You
Blessed More than I deserve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What is your Christmas wish

I thank God for for granting me the ability to empathize.  Joanna Goddard had on her blog, A Cup of Jo, yesterday a post about just this very thing.  It was a short where Brene Brown discusses empathy versus sympathy.  My struggles this year have me more willing to let God work through me in this way and many others.  I hope that I don't forget to empathize.  God is GOOD!
What is your Christmas wish?
God Bless,
R

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday fun

I know Christmas is not about the gifts, but I am having too much fun buying or stocking stuffers and then adding my own personal touches.  I have bought candles then wrapped them with festive pretty ribbon.  Michael's is too much fun!
God Bless,
R

Prayers or praises

Prayer-  that I continue to seek God
Praise-  that I want to seek Him

Do you have any?
R

Monday, December 16, 2013

God is Amazing

There are times in life when what God does to prove Himself to us leaves us full of happy tears and beyond speechless.  I can't jinx God.  Jinxing isn't in His vocabulary, and it shouldn't be in ours.  What God does to call His children when we don't want to be called.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven
Matthew 5:3

Simple question

What is the greatest lesson life has taught you this year or whatever year you choose?
God Bless,
R

Fun

Went shopping and had Starbucks...starting to enjoy life again...question is there a certain shop known for good blazers or jackets...
God Bless,
R

Friday, December 13, 2013

The bright side

What is making you look on the bright side today?
For me it's conquering fear
Having good food
A good time
Hope
Joy
R
John 3:16

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hi

How are you all today?  What's on your mind?  I am blessed;and in the midst of my difficulties, I forget to practice gratitude.  If you would ever be so kind to indulge me by saying a prayer on my behalf.  Intercessory prayer if you will.  Thank you friends!  God has blessed me with you all!
R

Freeing myself

As I sip on my sugared coffee this morning, I am reflecting on Zephaniah 3:17, and trying to let the words not simply be read, but taken in like I take in food and water, or the coffee I have right now.  " The Lord God is with you."  I know He is even if I don't feel Him with me.  The Mighty Warrior who Saves.  He will take great delight in you; I wonder sometimes.  In His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."  In my doubt, I have to believe and trust in His Words of Truth, despite my own insecurities and perceived unworthiness.
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wish list

What practical, or fun gift would you like this Christmas?  What heartfelt desire do you wish for Christmas?  Bless you all?
R

My Christmas Card to You

My Christmas card to you would be one of thanks to you for displaying God's love, grace and mercy to me.  It would wish you the happiest, most joyous Christmas ever, and for a blessed 2014.
Thank you,
R

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas card

I love writing, sending and receiving Christmas cards.  What would your Christmas card say?
r

Trying to relax

There is nothing quite like sitting in front of the fireplace, looking at a freshly lit Christmas tree, and feeling like all is well with the world.  What is relaxing to you?
I want to start crafting.  Any good ideas for me?
R

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Q

What's on your mind today?  Enjoyed seeing my neighbors.  Favorite stocking stuffers bought or handmade?
R

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Reveling in the moment

I'm about to make a cup of coffee, marvel at the lights of the Christmas tree, and listen to the music in the background.  I am a Nervous Nellie, and I know it.  I know what I need to do, and yet I resist it like the plague.  Jesus needs to be praised, before the tics of my anxiety.  I want to enjoy living, not despise or deny its existence.  I have come too far to look back now.  What makes you revel in the moment?
R

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Favorite blogs

Favorite blogs, books, music...anything,
Let me know!
R

Happy

Five things off the top of your head that make you happy

Coffee
Marshmallows
Long talks
Gifts
Smiles

Prayers or praises

Any prayers or praises today?  How are y'all doing today?  What's on your mind?
r

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Favorites

Soda
Soap
Socks
Style
Stadium

Will list mine in the comments!
r

Christmas wish

What are you dreaming of this Christmas?  Health and happiness?  Longing for a special someone?  An inner joy that only Our Savior can bring?
I want the latter most of all!
Any special Christmas plans this year?
r

Monday, December 2, 2013

December days

What gives you happiness these days, gives you joy?  I can say that just smiling these days is giving me joy.  Faking it until I make it.  One place that brings about a true smile is being in church.  There is nothing greater than that joy.  Being in a place where I feel my presence is truly valued, whether that be from the human ones or from the Godly One is a welcome one.  It's where my heart can be true, yet broken.  Last night, I felt humbled, yet unchained from the sin and despair that has encapsulated me.  I want to live life.  I don't want to be in fear of life.
r

Happy Monday

Did you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday?  The eating?  Did any of you shop Black Friday?  Did you score any good deals?  Will you shop today?
Have a more serious and heartfelt post coming up later today.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Season of Thanks

For the first time in a long time, I am seeing thankfulness in a new light.  I am seeing A Father's Light in the heart of mine that has been lost.  I haven't treasured the greatness that comes from the unexpected.  The simple pleasures, the small victories.  I haven't lived life.  I haven't enjoyed life.  I want the destination, not the journey.  I want, want, want...and I don't like waiting.  To wait...whether it be in the waiting room, or for the desires of my heart.  His way is The WAY and I need to trust it.
r

Monday, November 25, 2013

Prayer request

I am asking for help, for prayers.  There is a lot on my mind.  Pray for hope, endurance, a willingness to be willing.  Any prayer requests? Or praise reports?
r

Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekend plans

Any weekend plans?  So tired.  Wanting some cookies and milk!  Any guilty pleasures?  Mine are peppermint Lamont bark and the family feud game show

Have a good weekend!
R

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hope's what we crave. it's a line in a song by For King and Country.  Hope is what we crave.   i can't keep thinking about that statement.  When i think about it, it's a true state.  we have a true desire or craving for hope, something we can't quantify, but ultimately need.  Honestly, when i write these days, i look forward to your comments most of the time because they give me hope.  I have gotten comments that are well meaning, but step on my toes, and sometimes I need that.  Sometimes, I am looking for your comments to give me validation, and as much as I hate to admit this, sometimes it is best when nobody comments.  I say this because I need to look to God, my personal Savior, Jesus Christ.  The only way to satisfy my desire or craving comes from them.  I need to spend time with them today.  I have been lazy, and putting it off.  No more...
r

On my mind

I'm listening to Britt Nicole's song "Stand", and all I can think is I must STAND UP to this battle with anxiety that is plaguing my mind.  i have left the word anxiety all in lowercase, because capitalizing it gives that word power to me, and I believe that my GOD IS BIGGER than my battle with anxiety.  I think for the most part I am battling God's will for my life.  I am battling everything i have ever known.  i am coming back to the thing that is most natural for me.  Writing.  I stopped.  I quit it, didn't think i needed it anymore.  God is telling me to use the gift He has given me.  See, i doubt everything about what God says when it comes to me.  it's the truth, it hurts.  I don't like what i see in the mirror.  Never have.  have always felt less than in my own mind.  having to train my brain otherwise.  am i ashamed to admit this...so much so that i am crying knowing i am typing this, for the first time, publicly admitting my shame, my truth.  Do I want to erase this....Yes....I feel like I have been a bad girl this year, as if this year Santa won't bring me gifts this year.  Don't know whether to publish this.  Emotionally spent, physically swept.  If I publish this, it's because I am listening to this song called Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave.
"I am Redeemed, You set Me Free"
Having to remind myself of that fact every second of every day.
God Bless,
r

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Long day

Long day but wanted to check in.  Favorite Christmas tradition?  Will share mine tomorrow!
R

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, any tradition you'd like to share?  Special foods or activities?  Are you a Black Friday shopper?
r

Monday, November 18, 2013

Gratitude

Lately things have been difficult, and I have forgotten to count my blessings.  I have what 99 percent of the world would love to have:  I have my health, my family and so much more.  It continues to amaze how much my family loves me.  To know you are loved but not fully understand the true depth of it warms my heart.  It's amazing!
Any heartwarming goodness?
r

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Does God use our pain for a purpose

These past few months have tested every part of my being.  I have been filled with a laundry list of emotions...lust, envy, jealousy, anxiety  and fear among many others.  if you can think it, i've probably thought it.  is writing this painful...Hell yes!  Right now, i feel i have an incapacity to lie, or do it well.  Is my introverted self having second thoughts...Oh God, do I want folks to see my flaws, my desire for male companionship, to be successful in a quantifiable way...yes...do I feel like I could God's job better....well maybe....honestly yes...  God is humbling me in a way I couldnt have seen.  i really wonder if the saying's true...God doesnt called the qualifited, he qualifies the called!
r

Friday, November 15, 2013

Any good news?

Anything bringing you joy today?  Any good weekend plans?  Listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving?  What's making you happy?
R

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A reason

My friend Delvalina commented on my brutal honesty post that gave me pause.  "Everything happens   For a reason, even if we happen to know not the reason". Would I like to know the reason?  Sure I would.  It would be a lie if I answered any differently.  For somebody who wants concrete answers, right now is very difficult, because I don't have what I want.  Right now, if feels like God wants me to be married to him, before I can marry the man of my illustrious dreams.  God wants me to know it's not about me and my dreams.  The Trevor Morgan song:  "Fall Down" I am listening to right now as I type is speaking to this sentiment right now.  Philippians 2:1-11, my Bible verse of the day speaks to this as well.  Starting in verse 5 where it starts to detail how Jesus came as a man who would be obedient to death on a cross!"  I will not lie, when I saw the exclamation point, I thought at once, what's the big deal, why the need for the !.  Then I thought about the crown of thorns, his nailed hands, and I got it!  As it says "He did not consider his equality with God to be used to His advantage." What a Savior we have.  I may be selfless with others, but I have missed the point.  He wants me to practice and perfect being selfless with Him.  Love you Lord.  I have to practice selflessness with God so I can perfect selflessness with my future mate.
R

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What's on your mind?

Any questions for me?  Any prayer requests or praises?  Share with me
God Bless,
r

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Brutal honesty

This may be one of the most painful posts, I have ever written.  I have been struggling with taking life as it comes.  I want instant gratification.  I want everything on a silver platter or so it seems.  I want the guy to want me like I want him.  I want Paris on the private plane.  I read on Jessica's blog about contentment, and all I can think is that I don't have it.  Or it comes in spurts.  I am riddled with anxiety about finding the male of my dreams, and fulfilling all the desires of my heart.  I wonder about my faith, and how it waves like the ocean until Jesus calmed the seas.  I am trying to not delete every word.  The perfectionist in me is alive and well.  I am trying to reclaim the me I knew three months ago.  They say God doesn't give us anymore than we can handle.  I am starting to doubt that.  That statement might be sacrilege.  Right now, i am trying to follow the advice in "Finding Forrester" which goes something like this:  Don't think, punch the f---ing keys.
so right now i am punching the keys pardon the pun...i don't think i will proofread for fear i might just scrap this entire post...i have deleted entire posts at least twice because i didn't like them...then hated myself....if they say you are close to your destiny when the devil works overtime...then maybe i am close...i don't want to jinx it...you can't jinx God though.  I am scared...to think i might be scared of success more than failure...is a concept hard to grasp....my ISFP self is in overdrive....i wish i had a switch to turn this damn brain off....sorry for the language...another thing i do to much....the doormat I am...the first part of the problem is admitting you have one....my problem and I admit it:  if there could be a fear for anything i could find a rational explanation to find it.  I am anxious pure and simple.  My stepdad really my dad told me I could write a bestseller with all this anxiety I am having.  If that's so the private plane to Paris may be a reality.  Maybe the groom too...who knows...
Praying i have the courage to press publish...
here we go
r

Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran's Day

Thankful to all those who have served, are serving or will serve.  God bless you and keep you.
Love and blessings to all.
God Bless,
R

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Five

Vinegar or mustard BBQ
Vogue or Bazaar
Spanish or French
Style or substance
You give me one and I will answer in the comments

God Bless,
R

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday

What's on your mind today?  My mind is jumbled and I have become what I don't like:  an anxious worry wort.  Please tell me I'm not alone!
Any relaxing techniques you can share?
It would be very much appreciated.
God Bless,
R

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Container Store or BBY
Google or Yahoo
Hermes or Lucky Brand
Thanksgiving or Christmas
November or December

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Favorite Halloween Candy

One question tonight
Favorite Halloween candy?
Any Halloween memories?
One year ago, I started this journey.  It has been one I could not have been happier about.  This year has been one I could not have been thought up.  I couldn't have imagined this.  So thank you!  God's grace and love have been great.  Happy 1st birthday blog...here's to another one.
God Bless,
R
1 Peter 5:8-9

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eating brownies and watching Guy Fieri.  What is a perfect night?
Romans 12:1

Monday, October 28, 2013

Each new day

Each new day
I find in you
The strength to say
Let me try
This again
Fear ravages my mind
It's a battle everyday
One I am determined to win

God Bless,
R
What are you thinking/feeling today?
1 Peter 1:24-25

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Writer's block

Very successful day. Acceptance, courage wisdom. The tenets of the Serenity Prayer.  Every day is a journey to be treasured.
Psalm 23 comes to mind.  "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou are with me.
Imperfect meets Perfect in God the Father and Jesus el Hijo mas perfecto del mundo

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Loving right now

Accomplishment
Knowledge
The Good Stuff segment on CNN
Grace
Love

God Bless,
R
Proverbs 15:23

Monday, October 21, 2013

Positive thoughts

This weekend was a good one. The Monday blues are upon me.  Any positivity prayer-wise or thought wise would be appreciated.
Love and Blessings to all!
God Bless,
R
Psalm 40:8

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday five

Vanilla or chocolate
Cookie or cake
Pizza or chicken wing
Blogger or Tumblr
This or that


Vanilla
Cookie
Both
Blogger
Both

God Bless,
R

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Favorites

Dessert
Snack
Movie
Music
Song

Red Velvet Cupcake
Granola bars
Rudy
Christian
10000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

God Bless,
R

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Favorite snacks

Cheez-It Cheddar Jack flavor
Chewy brand granola bars
Milk
Cookies
Cupcakes

R

Loving right now

Long sleeves that are plaid
Your love and support
Finding new blogs
People Magazine
Charleston, SC and travel in general
God Bless,
R

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A friend posted on Facebook an interesting idea on Facebook.  She is keeping a journal of Bible verses in a journal.  I am thinking of doing the same.  What are your favorite Bible verses?  I may do one for favorite quotes as well.  What are your favorites?
God Bless,
R
2 Samuel 7:22

Monday, October 14, 2013

What makes you happy

Reconnecting with the Bible, my mom's in particular
Friends including neighbors eating at a local pizza place
Roaming around the grocery store
Hearing 10000 Reasons ( Bless The Lord) as I type this
Realizing and henceforth acknowledging how much I am loved

Today has been a great day!  I will speak victory not defeat over my life per Joel Osteen.

I have been reading a verse in Philippians each day.  Don't worry about anything, pray about everything...whatever is praiseworthy, truthful, admirable think on those things.

God Bless,
R

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday five

Glamour or Redbook
East Coast or West Coast
Love or Love
Kisses or Hugs
Fox or CNN

Glamour
Both
Both
Both
I don't know

Psalm 62:1
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Redeemer

The greatest exercise of faith is believing when everything within you is telling you not to do just that.  I am learning in earnest that pain is sometimes necessary, and that alone is painful to type, yet alone accept.  Acceptance is a process.  I want instant results.  I must learn delayed gratification.  It must a constant prayer, a sincere request to let God's will be mine as well.
God Bless,I can only hope through this pain to be a blessing and give God the glory!
Deuteronomy 13:4
Regine

Question Wednesday

If you have any questions for me, I will answer it today!  I am making homemade Mac and Cheese today!  I am so excited!  What makes you excited?
God Bless,
R
I am rejoicing today in God's goodness, mercy and love!
Deuteronomy 13:4

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Loving right now

Anything sweet
Sleep
Earl Grey and Chai tea
Blankets
Candy Crush

God Bless,
R

Requests and Praises

Any prayer requests or praise reports?  Any good news?  Any exciting news?  Love The Lord your God with everything!  Speaking positivity over my life today!
God Bless,
R

Monday, October 7, 2013

Five questions

Favorite Halloween candy
Favorite reality show
Favorite foreign destination
Favorite nail polish
Favorite game show

Candy corn and pumpkins
Amazing Race
Paris and Monte Carlo
Light pink
The Price is Right and Family Feud

God Bless,
R

Friday, October 4, 2013

When our faith is tested

This summer and past few months my faith has been tested.  I have questioned.  I have asked why.  I have tortured myself emotionally.  I have beat myself up over things I can't control.  I have wondered what could quantify mustard seed faith.  These months have brought me to tears, falling on my knees, begging for relief.  It has seen me open up, and want help, a word I signify with weakness.  I had to learn that His strength is made perfect in weakness.  I have to find the verse.  Jesus is good.  He's there even as I wondered where.
There are still trying days, but this too shall pass.
I have to believe that!
God Bless,
R

Friday Five

Dog or cat
Twizzler or Sour Patch Kids
Green or blue
Bermuda shorts or mini skirt
Sports Illustrated or ESPN

Dog
Both
Green
Bermuda shorts
SI

Proverbs 27:1
God Bless,
R

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Guilty pleasures

Candy Crush
The Price is Right
Chick lit
Cheese
Candy corn

What are yours?
God Bless,
R
The Beatitudes are my Bible verses

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall wish list

Halloween candy
Pumpkin spice latte
Scarves
Blazers
Travel
Seeing my nephew dressed as Clark Kent

God Bless,
R

Proverbs 29:25

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Loving right now

Tootsie roll midgees
Halloween candy
My poodle
Cooler weather
Jesus

God Bless,
R

Cooking

I have been on a cooking kick lately.  I mostly cook in a crock pot.  Bloggy friends, could you share any good crock pot recipes?  I love cooking now, it relaxes me!
Thanks!
God Bless,
R
Romans 8:28

Monday, September 30, 2013

Favorites

Ice cream flavor
TV show
Day of the week
Sweet treat
Recipe

Birthday cake
Revenge
Saturday
Red velvet cupcake
Chicken chili

God Bless,
R

Grateful for Grace

Sometimes in life our struggles are of our own making or not.  I am thankful and grateful for the grace that God is showing me in the midst of this struggle.  I have a choice to not let this struggle define me or defeat me.  I have learned that like Rome, struggle wasn't born in a day, and my win won't come like that either.  Goodness and pain do not come or go away as quickly as we'd like.  I can't click my heels like Dorothy.  I'd like those ruby slippers though.
I do not give as the world gives.  I have to believe that Lord!
God Bless,
R

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday five

Wii or Xbox
Style or substance
Bazaar or Glamour
Food or drink
Tennis or Soccer

God Bless,
R
Rejoice, I say, REJOICE

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday shows

Looking forward to The Big Bang Theory
Cooking a healthy meal tonight
Fresh veggies
Finding new blogs
Talking to my sister

What shows do you like?
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Grateful

For a healthy body
Supportive parents
The Love of Christ
Enough food to eat
A strong cup of coffee
What are you grateful fork today?
God Bless,
R

1 John 2:1

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Favorites

Fruit snacks
Naps
Skype
FaceTime
My nephew's sweet kisses

What are some of your favorites?
God Bless,
R

Prayer and praises

God Bless friends!  How are you?  Hope all is well!  Any prayer requests?  Praise reports?  Pray that I drown out the negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
God Bless,
R
Hebrews 10:35:36

Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday

It's been a hectic day, but now I'm relaxing...
If you could receive a care package...curious...trying to get to know you

In mine I'd have chocolate or candy
A gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble
A book you think I might like
A handwritten note or postcard
A souvenir that describes you or your hometown

Would love to hear what's in yours?
God Bless,
R
2 Timothy 1:7

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Perfect day!

Today was a perfect day!
Good food
Good company
Sisterly bonding
Cute nephew
Chocolate
And now Emmy fashion!
Love Alison Williams dress!
God Bless and goodnight.
Sweet dreams bloggy friends!
Love,
R

Relaxing Sunday

What does a relaxing Sunday look like for you?  Most Sundays it's church, grocery and football.  Today it's a quiet Sunday with my Bible app, family and football.  Catching up on my favorite blogs and reading books with coffee and Bailey's coffee creamer.
Enjoy your Sunday!
God Bless,
R
My Bible verse for today is Romans 15:7

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Loving right now

Walks on the beach
Roast chicken
Good snacks
Family time
Hugs and kisses from my nephew

God Bless,
R

Friday, September 20, 2013

Friday Five

Chocolate or Vanilla
Strawberry or Peach
Avocado or Mango
Pretzel or chip
Water or land

Depends
Both
Avocado
Pretzel lately
Water

God Bless,
R

Philippians 4:13

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Control

Control-  the greatest illusion to man ever known.  The more I want control, the less I have.  I realize that.  It doesn't stop me from wanting it though.
Trying to let go and let God today!
God Bless,
R

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Five questions

Favorite vegetable
Favorite fruit
Favorite book
Favorite newspaper
Favorite color

Asparagus
Cantaloupe
Anne Lamott books
New York Times
Green

God Bless,
R

Prayers for DC

Prayer request and praises

Any prayer requests or praise reports?  Wishing everyone has a blessed day today!  I have an unspoken prayer request today, so if you are inclined, send up a little prayer today.  Thanks a million!
God Bless,
R
Ephesians 5:1

Monday, September 16, 2013

God's prodding or prompting

This topic has been swirling in my mind since Sunday.  Our pastor preached on the Beatitudes.   Blessed are the pure in heart...and Blessed are the peacemakers.  He was explaining how the pure in heart follow the letter of the law to a T.  They are perfectionists.  Let just say when the truth hurts, I squirm, but I didn't deny the truth.  He said perfectionists are usually miserable, and toughest on themselves.  This hit home for me in so many ways.  I am a perfectionist, and am my own worst critic.  The good news is that we have seen perfection in Jesus Christ.  What a great joy to know that God through his Son Jesus has welcomed the pure in heart and peacemakers and calls them blessed.
I am blessed!  Love to all!
God Bless,
R

Loving right now

Unexpected gifts
New exercise equipment
Charlie Rose's reporting
Finding new blogs
Salty tears and smiles

James 3:13
God Bless,
R

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fall is in the air

Feels crisp and cool today in my neck of the woods.  Trying to be still.  Trying to get my heart and head to be on the same page.  If everything happens for a reason, I have to trust that God is knowing what He's doing!
The concept of faith as small as a mustard seed is difficult even in this moment when I wonder if my faith is nonexistent.
My prayer is that I can muster the faith to trump the fear, the doubt.
God, let me, let go!
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference!
The Serenity Prayer
God Bless,
R
Philippians 21:2

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday five

Ice cream or fro yo
Clear or pink pedicure
Wristwatch or cell phone
Dainty rings or chunky one
Real gold jewelry or costume pieces

Both
Pink
Wristwatch
Dainty
Real

God Bless,
R

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Favorites

Designers
Shoes
Television shows
Music
Blogs

Angel Sachez, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera
Ballet flats
The Big Bang Theory and Revenge
Christian
Cupcakes&Cashmere and Garance Dore...one of my favorites is no more...from Lauren of Edinburgh, Scotland!

God Bless,
R

Loving right now

Fashion week coverage!
Vogue.com
Good chats
New ice cream flavor
Travel blogs

God Bless,
R
Philippians 4:4

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Prayer request and Remembrance

Hope you are all having a good day!  Remembering this day when the world changed twelve years ago!  God Bless the USA!  Any prayer requests today or praise reports today?
God Bless,
R
Psalm 121:1-2

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Guilty pleasures

Barnes&Noble
Gift cards
Fashion blogs
Blankets
Jewelry

What are yours?
God Bless,
R

Grateful

For my Mom
My family my sleeping poodle
Jesus
A postcard
Pizza and wings last night

God Bless,
R

Monday, September 9, 2013

Enjoying

Rest
Fro yo
CNN
Gatorade
Nail polish

God Bless,
R

Mantras

Happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was great!
Any personal mantras do you have for tough days, happy days?
Would love to hear!
God Bless!
R
Titus 2:2

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday five

Friday five time

Pool or beach
Sunglasses or hat
One piece or bikini
Diet coke or water
Palm tree or shrub

Pool
Sunglasses
One piece
Diet coke
Palm tree

God Bless,
R
Philippians 4:13

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Five facts

1.  I speak three languages
2.  I own a poodle, Tebow
3.  I am a Southerner
4.  I enjoy swimming in the pool
5.  Can't wait for football tonight

Five facts about you?
God Bless,
R

Prayer request Thursday

Any prayer requests?  Any praise reports on this beautiful Thursday?  Hope everybody is well!
Have a great day!
Have a blessed one!
God Bless,
R
Matthew 28:18-20
Song of the day-  Matthew West's "You Are Everything"

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Grateful for

My family's love and support
God
Jesus
Friends
You

What are you grateful for today?
God Bless,
R
2 Timothy 1:13-14

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dreaming and a question

Dreaming of travel to
Monaco
Paris
Switzerland
Maine
Philadelphia

My fantasy football draft is tonight.  Anybody know how a fantasy draft works?
God Bless,
R
Isaiah 48:17
Song of the day:  "Overcome" by Jeremy Camp

Monday, September 2, 2013

Looking forward to

New York Fashion Week
Fall weather
Reading new books
Opening up packages
Talks with friends

God Bless,
R
Psalm 119

Labor Day fun

A little word association for you or Mad Libs

Sock
Shoe
Smile
Dark
Light

Sock drawer
Shoehorn
Smile wide
Darkroom
Lighthouse

God Bless,
R

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Loving right now

Homemade pancakes
The Movie Bride Wars
Clemson Tiger football
Online shopping
My poodle

God Bless,
R

Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day plans

Any good plans for the last weekend of summer?  Are you glad for the long weekend?  I will be enjoying college football, US Open tennis, and some good ole Southern comfort food!
Ephesians 2:19
God Bless,
R

Friday five

Rome or Paris
Morning or night
Cappuccino or coffee
DVD or VHS
iPod or iPad

Both
Morning
Cappuccino
DVD
iPad

God Bless,
R

Thursday, August 29, 2013

300th post

Today marks the 300th post!  I never knew I would continue the blog for this long.  I thank you all for your continued support.  Thank you!  I loved your comments, they bring me joy.  God Bless you all and keep you!  What brings you joy?  This blog has brought me joy!
God Bless,
R
Galatians 3:28
Song of the day-  "Kings and Queens" by Audio Adrenaline

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What I love about Fall

1.  Pumpkin Spice lattes
2.  Apple pie
3. September magazine issues
4.  Sweaters
5. Scarves

God Bless,
R

Favorites of mine

Butter pecan ice cream
Christian music on Pandora or Sirius XM
Sweater that looks sort of like Flashdance-y
Soffe shorts

What do you add to Greek yogurt to make it taste better?
God Bless,
R
Romans 8:28

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Five

Nepal or Malaysia
Socks or shoes
Pink or red
Vogue or Instyle
Kiss or hug


Nepal
Socks
Pink
Vogue
Both

God Bless,
R

Happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Loving right now

Watching my poodle play
Foot massage
Guacamole
Unsweetened tea
Time magazine

R

Happy Thursday!

It will be a long but hopefully productive day today!  Love the The Lord your God with everything you have.  I need to trust Him more!
God Bless,
R
Smile and love one another!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Hump day

I hope everyone has a blessed day!  Running errands today!  It's raining and thundering here!
Any good recommendations for books, magazines, and TV shows?
Favorite online shops?
God Bless,
R
Psalm 42:8

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Request

Haven't done one of these posts in awhile.  Any prayer requests out there my friends?  Any praise reports?  'When two or more are gathered in my name...'
God Bless!
R
Psalm 27:1 NKJV courtesy of today's Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional

Monday, August 19, 2013

Favorites

Cantaloupe
Magazines
Romantic comedies
Popsicles
Blogs

R

It's a new day!

It's a new day!  I woke up healthy!  I will smile because I can!  I will rejoice because I can!
What are you smiling about today or thankful for?!
R
Psalm 139

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday five

Happy Friday everyone!
It's Friday Five time

Mozambique or Namibia
Poodle or Shar-pei
Blanket or throw
Tunic or tee
Friday or Sunday

Namibia
Poodle
Blanket
Both
Sunday with the Times

God Bless,
R
2 Corinthians 7:1

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Loving right now

The unconditional love of my sisters
Souvenirs
Gifts you weren't expecting
A good cry
My pink journal courtesy of my sister
God Bless,
R
Isaiah 41:10

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday...:)

Dear friends,
I hope you are all doing well!  Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated!  They lift my spirits!  I wonder if some seasons he puts difficulties in your life to teach to you or to bring you back to Him.  I wonder if these trials make us stronger.  I am an internal pessimist.  It is so difficult for me not to think the worst.  I write all the Bible verses and positive posts because I need a daily, if not hourly reminder of how good life can be.
My mantra ought to be:  Don't be afraid to ask questions because of shame.  I am not stupid.  I am human, not perfect, not Jesus.
God Bless,
R
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thanks

Some bloggy friends gave me some words of wisdom about faith trumping fear.  Jesus and faith in Him can heal and give you peace!
Jedidja told me that fear is temporary, and faith is not!
God Bless, and have a great Sunday!
Thanks to Faith too!
R

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday five

It's Friday!  It's Friday five time!

Kenya or Russia
Socks or no socks
Action movie or animated
Clear polish or color
Bangle or necklace

Russia
Socks
Animated
Clear
Bangle

God Bless,
R

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fear

I like to think we all suffer from this malady.  I have let fear consume me lately.  Drastic change and an exodus from the familiar have been met with fear rather than with hope.  I have to remember as my devotional tells me that God ordained our every day.  He decides my steps, my life, my death.  As the Addison Road song says 'I'm going to let my little light shine.'
God Bless,
R

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summertime fun

A pool
Coconut and guava flavored water
Fruit salad
Sunscreen
Games
God Bless,
R
What is summertime for you?

Change

The thirties are proving to be one of change.  Yesterday, I ate a restaurant by myself.  It felt weird to have no one to sit across the table from me.  I may see a movie by myself this weekend.  Any suggestions?  Change is scary, Change is good.  Pray that I can embrace change, and lean on Him when my human understanding is compromised.
Any Bible verses or words of wisdom?
God Bless,
R

Isaiah 33:22
Song of the day-  "King and Queens" by Audio Adrenaline

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Favorites

Store
Place
Dessert
Shoes
Style

Amazon.com or little boutiques
Charleston, SC
Pistachio gelato
Sneakers with my orthotics
Classic with a preppy twist

God Bless,
R
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Monday, August 5, 2013

Loving right now

Lake days
Good food
Cute puppies
Sweet gifts
Love

2 Corinthians 12:9
God Bless,
R

Friday, August 2, 2013

Shopping

If gifts are nice parts of birthdays, so are gifts cards.
Where are you favorite places to shop online?
Or in-store if you like!
God Bless,
R

Friday five

If it's Friday, it's Friday five time!

Yellow or pink
Sneakers or flats
Shoelaces or Velcro
Paris or Ukraine
Mural or sculpture

Yellow right now
Flats
Shoelaces
Both
Moral

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!  I appreciated them so much!
R
God Bless
James 1:22

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's my Birthday

30 is finally here!  It doesn't feel different yet!  Thank The Lord!  I am beyond blessed to see another year!  Looking forward to a nice dinner with family and friends, and stealing sweet hugs from my nephew!
God Bless,
R
Isaiah 41:10

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saying Goodbye to the twenties

Tomorrow I start a new decade!  The 30's!  All I can hope for is continued good health and GOD'S amazing Grace!  Any advice?  Words of wisdom?
God Bless,
R

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good day accomplishment

Today's been a good day!  I am making progress in an attempt for independence.  It the small things that mean so much!
Any accomplishments of yours that need celebrating?
Would love to hear!
God Bless!
R

Monday, July 29, 2013

Loving right now

Bubble wrap
US Open Series
Gold jewelry
Statement pieces
Jersey dresses

What are you loving right now?
R

Monday, Monday

It's Monday!  Are you ready for a new week?  The big "30" is coming up very soon.  Yikes!  Running some errands and enjoying the sunshine.
Psalm 119:93
R

Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday favorites

Essie's ballet slippers
Comfortable shoes that are stylish
A reassuring voice
A voice of reason
A god who loves me even when I stray

How about you?
Philippians 4:6-7
R
Have a great weekend!

Friday five

It's Friday!
That means Friday Five time

Jelly Bean or gummy bear
White or black
Pedicure or massage
Manicure or facial
Anguilla or Switzerland

Jelly bean
Black
Massage
Facial
Both

2 Timothy 1:7
R

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Relaxing

Trying to relax, and enjoy the day!
What do you do to relax?
Romans 8:28
R

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dreaming

Of a peaceful beach
A peaceful heart
Clear head
Clear heart
Frozen yogurt and a movie

R

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Birthdays

So I keep getting asked what I want for my birthday,  I want health, peace and serenity.  I am trying to lean not on my own understanding these days!  What do you want for your birthday?
God Bless,
R
Philippians 4:6-7

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Worry wort

On this Thursday in July in this scorching Carolina heat, I am ready to say that I am the world's worst worrier or so it seems.  It it can be worried about, I will do it.  God tells me in Philippians to 'be anxious for nothing'. I seem to do the opposite of this daily!  I am not proud of this, frankly it irritates me.  It seems like I don't truly believe He can take my worry, my pain, my struggle away.  I don't doubt His ability, I just want a control I can't have.  I feel so ashamed to admit this, this sinful blemish of mine.
My faith needs exercising.  ASAP!

Song of the day- 'One Life to Love' by 33 Miles

God Bless,
R

Loving right now

Newspapers
Magazines
Blueberries
Burberry prints
Red dresses

Have a blessed day,
R

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mad Libs Wednesday

Speak
Two
Three
Four
High

Speakeasy
Twofer
Three peat
Four square
High Line

God Bless,
R

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Have a great one

Today is a great day!  It is a day The Lord hath made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.  A friend told me you have to claim the good in your life.  Don't question it, just claim as a gift from God.  So today I will claim my victories no matter how small they may be.  They are not small to me.  She told me I was a Debbie Downer on myself while I praised the achievements of the world.  I didn't get upset, because she said it from a place of love, and because I know it's true.  I kept trying to say:  but this, but that...that word is one of doubt.  For today, I just want to treat myself as well as I treat the world
God Bless,
R
Bible verse of the day- Matthew 6:3-4

Monday, July 15, 2013

Introspection

The truth will set you free, that's the way the saying goes.  I was speaking with a friend today.  We spoke about birthdays.  With 30 coming up, it got me thinking of how blessed I am.  I never thought 30 for me could look so good.  Let's just I've beat some odds I wouldn't ascribe for anyone.  To achieve what I have, it leaves me speechless.  There are no words that do it justice.  And to have dreams you thought could only remain dreams, but now become reality boggles my mind.  I just want CP to be an affliction I have, not an affliction that defines me.
2 Corinthians 12:10
Thanks for listening/reading!
The greatest birthday gift I could ever receive is the one only God and I could give myself...acceptance and peace
God Bless and be a blessing,
R

Loving right now

Laughs with a great friends
Sushi
Long phone calls
Shopping
Peace and strength

It's amazing how God can give you a verse when you need it!
Bible verse of the day- James 1:21
God Bless,  I hope to be a blessing today!
Much love,
R

Friday, July 12, 2013

Getting to know you

To get to know you better
What state/country are you from?
How old are you?
Favorite dessert?
Favorite saying?
What makes you smile?

South Carolina, USA
29...30 on August 1!  Yikes!
Red velvet cake
Life is a journey not a destination
An unexpected kind gesture

Romans 8:28
R

Friday five

It's Friday... Meaning Friday Five time

San Francisco or Las Vegas
Istanbul or Dubai
Apple or orange juice
Warm or cool
Glasses or contacts

San Francisco
Istanbul
Apple juice
Warm
Glasses

R

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Favorites

These are some of my favorites:
Candy-right now I am enjoying gummy worms
Cough drops- Halls Fruit Breezers in Berry flavor
Favorite beverage- Gatorade in Lemon Lime flavor
Favorite music channel- XM The Light
Book I'm reading now- 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Favorite store-  Saks Off Fifth
Song of the day- "Holy Capitavated" by Nicole C. Mullen
Bible verse of the day-  Matthew 11:28. "Come to Me, all of you are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
God Bless!
Thanks for all the prayers!
R

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Guilty pleasures

Game shows
Gummy worms
People magazine
Kitschy souvenirs
Sending and receiving mail

What are yours?
R

Being still

Being still is not easy.  I have not been this sick in awhile.  In my necessity to be still, God is working.  I have received calls and postcards that make me smile.  For the first time, I am not blaming myself for getting sick.  I am still weak, but starting to feel better!  Thank The Lord!
Thank you dear friends for all the prayers and positive support!
I have reread your sweet comments more than once.
Thank you,
In Him
R
Isaiah 58

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Either or

Let's have a little fun

Marshmallow or Sour Patch Kids
Blue or green
Morning or evening
CNN or Fox
Flip flop or sandals

Sour Patch Kids
Green
Morning
CNN
Sandals

R

Have a great day!

I hope everyone has a great day!  I am just hoping for some uninterrupted sleep.  I usually don't ask, but could you just say a prayer for rest, healing, or stillness.  My best buddies are tissues, cough drops, and Gatorade.
Romans 12:2
Be blessed,
R

Monday, July 8, 2013

Loving right now

Blogs
Earl Grey and Gatorade
Wimbledon fashion and Andy Murray's triumph
Halls and Ricola cough drops
Pistachios and blueberry pancakes
God bless and keep you!
R
2 Timothy 12-13

Sick:(

So as the title suggests I am indeed sick.  Any good books, music or magazines to keep me occupied?
Blogs also?
God Bless!
Holding onto 2 Corinthians 12:9
R

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Not feeling great

I am not feeling great!  I so hope I do not have a sinus infection!
What are your go to's my friends when you don't feel well?
I love a good romantic comedy!  Any suggestions?
R
2 Corinthians 12:9
Should be the verse for my life!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Hey there!

Hope you had a great 4th!  Today is a gift!  Enjoy it!  Seize it!
How are you seizing it today?
I'm enjoying the simple pleasures of life today!
God Bless!
Romans 8:28
R

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 4th

America's holiday is almost upon us!  What are your plans, friends?  Spending mine with family and friends!
God bless you and God Bless America!
R
Romans 8:28

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Tuesday

It's a beautiful day!  If being alive is sexy, than I'm sexy today!  What makes you feel so alive today? Today is a gift!  Tomorrow is never promised!  Today is a day The Lord hath made.  Rejoice and be glad in it!
Bible verse of the day- Luke 2:1
Song of the day- "Waiting on Tomorrow" by Mandisa
God Bless and have a great day!
R
Alive is sexy phrase coined by a loyal follower.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Is 30 just a number?

One month from today I turn the big 3-0!  I don't know what to think, what to feel.  I should be thankful.  I couldn't have imagined being this blessed.  Making it to 30 is an accomplishment.  I have to thank my biggest champion, my Mom.  God has given me more than I could have ever dreamed.  My surgery scars and device implantation just let my body tell a story.  You may not see the device because I keep it hidden.  Maybe I shouldn't.  I don't know.  Baclofen pumps aren't sexy, merely effective.  Maybe effective could become sexy one day?  What has age taught you about yourself and the life you lead?
God Bless!
R

Loving right now

Snail mail
Goldfish crackers
String cheese
A nice phone call
Postcards

Bible verse of the day-  Psalm 91:2. Courtesy of a Joel Osteen email devotional.
Song of the day- "Word of God Speak" by MercyMe
God Bless you all!
Have a great day in The Lord!
R

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wise words

You ever have a friend who make life so simple yet meaningful.  I was speaking to such a friend the other day who had these wise words for me.
Pray for what you want.  Pray that God gives you what you need.  Pray that God gives you the wisdom to understand why you need it.
This is my prayer for the day!
God Bless,
R

Friday five

If it is Friday, it is Friday five time

Cookie or cupcake
Tic tac or mentos
Purple or yellow
Paris or Greece
Email or text

Cupcake
Mentos
Yellow
Paris
Text

Google Reader will be no longer come July 1st...you can follow me via Bloglovin and Google+
Philippians 4:13

These posts are inspired by Glamour.com Reader Appreciation Day posts.
God Bless,
R

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happy, happy

Happiness is not having to apologize for who you are
Happiness is eating kale
Happiness is knowing it is okay to laugh
Happiness is being able smile
Happiness is realizing normal is overrated.

What is happiness for you?
Bible verse of the day- " For no word from God will ever fail". Luke 1:37
May God bless you and keep you!
R

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer travel

Travel is as much a part of summer as the heat is, I think!  My friends do you have any fun travel plans this summer?  I would love to hear?  What is the one thing you definitely pack for yor summer trip?  One practical and one fun thing.
Sunscreen and a book for me!
Have a blessed day!
R

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hard on myself

Today, I got to do tasks for the first time.  Going into the drugstore all by myself, enjoying the shopping experience, making a purchase and then returning to the car was a monumental task for me.  It makes me feel that independence may be possible.
To think I enjoyed the music while perusing the card aisle without a panic attack.  I usually go into a store, making a mad dash to make my purchases, and run back to the car in a hurry.  Once in the car, I take a deep breath in relief when the task is completed.  This cycle of events didn't happen today.  Yay for small victories!
God is so good, and I don't thank him near enough!
God Bless,
R

Monday, June 24, 2013

Healthy eating

I have realized I need to eat better.  In an attempt to do this, I need your help.  I may make a trip to the grocery store tomorrow.  What are some of your favorite healthy options?  I don't want to sacrifice taste either.  Snacks, favorite meals or anything you'd like to share?  Looking forward to your suggestions!
Song of the day- Matt Redman "Bless The Lord"
R

Loving right now!

Hearing from some great friends
Wimbledon
Snail mail
Salmon and quinoa with bacon and peppers
Online shopping

What are you loving these days?
R
My Bible verse of the day- Psalm 46:10

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Learning to let go

This is very hard for me.  I want to do it all myself.  Today's sermon at church dealt with this topic.  The pastor said that we are to live relationally with Jesus Christ and with others.  Everyone has weakness but with a disability you are very attuned to your limitations, and having to ask for help doing the most basic of a task like cutting meat with a knife.  As much as I would love to do it myself, there is a point where I must ask for help.  I try to think of all I have achieved, but I am never satisfied.  I don't know where I saw this, but it asked this question.  If you achieved nothing else in this life, would the gift of your salvation be enough for you?  Something to think about, isn't it?  I always finds the flaws than the good, and this needs to change, so I can answer the question above.  If the gift of my salvation is enough than I will accept all of what He bestows upon me, and the clean slate He offered when He bore my sin as His own.
Have a blessed evening!
God Bless,
R

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday five

It's Friday!
Which means Friday Five time

Baked beans or potato salad
Teddy bear or blanket
Keds or New Balance sneakers
Horror film or musical
Red or orange

Be a blessing!
R

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Travel wishes

It's almost summer!  Love to travel!
Here are some of my dreamy destinations!

Newport, Rhode Island
Edinburgh, Scotland
Anguilla
Uruguay
Cook Islands

What are yours?
Romans 8:28
R

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Recent favorites

Joe Fresh tees
The Voice reality show
Cheez Its
TCBY
Pear juice

What are yours?
R

Blessings friends

My Bible verse today's mirrors this past Sunday's sermon of husbands loving their wives as Christ loved the church.  Ephesians 5:25-26 NIV
Any prayer requests or praise reports?
God Bless!  You all make me smile!
R

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book recommendations

As I lounge by the pool, I have been reading books by the bushels.  I need some recommendations, preferably light, airy reads!  Any good music too?
I love Cecilia Ahern and Sophie Kinsella!
God Bless and good day!
R

Monday, June 17, 2013

Loving right now

The beach
The pool
A good book
My nephew
And not the new sunburn I acquired

God Bless,
R

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!
Enjoying the day with family and friends!
Good food and fellowship!
God Bless!
R

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday five time

It's Friday!
You know what that means!
It's Friday Five time

Gold or silver
Ring or bracelet
The Maldives or Bhutan
Cheddar or Mozzarella
Friday or Saturday

Gold
Ring
Both
Mozzarella
Friday

Have a blessed day!
R

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What a thought

After taking prayer requests yesterday, it never occurred to me that you would ask me if I had any myself.  I'm so used to praying for others, rather than being prayed for.  I would ask that you pray that I love the person God made me to be.  Self-acceptance is a daily battle.  I had to step off the treadmill, and go to the bathroom mirror and tell myself I a beautiful as loud as I could while smiling.
Thank you!
God Bless!
R

Grateful on this Thursday

A happy heart
Grace
Forgiveness
Hope
Thin mint ice cream
What are you grateful for today?
R

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Wednesday

How are you sweet friends?!  Any good news to share?  Any prayer requests?  Any praise reports?  This sounds like a Wednesday night at church!  God Bless!  John 3:16
Any questions you'd like to ask me today?  Ask away!
I always look forward to reading your comments!
R

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A list of recent favorites

Food
Books
Magazine
Dessert
Nail color

Couscous
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
Vogue:  always a favorite
Ice cream sandwich
Light pink

What are yours?
Look forward to hearing them!
R

Loving right now

A Nike workout zip up hoodie
Capri length leggings
Psalm 46:10
Freshly painted toe nails
Rings

What are you loving these days?
R

Monday, June 10, 2013

What a compliment can do

I have to thank CharlotteHavs for this!  She left me the sweetest compliment when she commented on a post the other day.  Sometimes a kind word can make all the difference.  It was just what my spirit needed, and God Himself knew it.  If I say it a million times, I thank God for your kindness and encouragement.  Just trying to be a blessing.
Have a blessed day!
R

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday five

Red or white
Piano or violin
Today or GMA
Sitcom or drama
Diamond or ruby

Red
Piano
Today
Sitcom
Diamond

What are you reading lately?
God Bless,
R

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Question

I know experience is the greatest teacher, but is there anything you wish you didn't have to learn from experience.  I know it's a simple question with a loaded answer.  Thinking on this cloudy day.  Your comments lift my spirit more than I can express!  God Bless!
R

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Some Q's for you!

1.  Sandal or flip flop
2.  Tanning oil or Coppertone
3.  Bikini or one piece
4.  Magazine or book
5.  Ice cream or Popsicle

Sandal
Coppertone
One piece
Book
Ice cream

Have a blessed day!
R

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Loving right now

Prosecco with raspberries
The pool with a good book
Suntan lotion
Girl talk
A nap

Have a blessed day!
R

Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday five

1.  Dress or skirt
2.  Salt or pepper
3.  Taco or burrito
4.  Sandal or heel
5.  Manicure or pedicure

1.  Dress
2.  Salt
3.  Burrito
4.  Sandal
5.  Manicure

Happy Friday!
Have a blessed day!
R

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Confession

When God convicts you, you must respond.  I realized I am burdened with jealousy and envy.  Whether it be not being able to wear a pair of heels, drive a car, or attain success the world deems newsworthy.  I am ashamed to admit this.  But I hope the truth will set me free.  I have to remember that God doesn't see as the world sees.  My focus should be on completing the task He has given me that only I can complete.
Have a blessed day!
R

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's all up to you

What's on your mind today?  Any prayer requests?  Any questions?  You readers enjoy the takeover of R's rue today!
Ask away!
Leviticus 15
Have a blessed day!
R

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mad Libs Tuesday

Shoe
Sock
Single
Double
Triple

Shoe horn
Sock drawer
Single minded
Double Dutch
Triple play

Luke 1
Have a great day!
R

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

I have been reading profiles of fallen soldiers on CNN.com, 100 soldiers in 100 hours, and I am humbled by their dedication and amazed and how young they were.  I watched Huckabee the other day, and this statement made me think.  "We deify sports stars and actors like heroes, but these soldiers are our heroes". What a thought!  I wish you all a great day!  Enjoy life, for there is only one.
And that last statement I need to hold tight too.
My name may never be renowned for greatness, but that will have to be ok.
God Bless!
R

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Five

1. Corn on the cob or potato salad?
2.  Soccer or bocce ball
3.  Wine or beer
4.  Hot dog or hamburger
5.  Cotton candy or s'mores

Barbecue theme in honor of Memorial Day.  Thank you for all who serve or have served.

1.  Potato salad
2.  Bocce ball
3.  Wine
4.  Hot dog
5.  Both

What are your plans for this Memorial Day weekend?
God Bless,
R

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Grateful for

Sunshine
A right mind
10 fingers and toes
Chocolate
Diet Dr. Pepper

What are you grateful for?  What's making you joyous today?
R

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mad libs Wednesday

What word comes to mind when I give you these words.
Cup
Dark
Chocolate
Sauna
Room

Cupcakes
Chocolate
Chips
Room
Temperature

Have fun
R

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Oklahoma

My heart breaks for the state.  No words can describe it or express it.  God is again showing to enjoy each day for we truly don't know when our last day will be.  Romans 8:38. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Song of the day-  gold by Britt Nicole
God Bless!
R

Monday, May 20, 2013

Have a great day!

Today is a day The Lord hath made and I will rejoice and be glad in it. Again I say, Rejoice!
Have a great day!  Make it count!
R

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Something to ponder

Good evening!  Hope you've had a good Sunday!  I have.  I didn't, so I can't spend or give away almost 600 million.  My mom and I were talking and as much as I wish 600 million couldn't make me   whole physically, emotionally or any way.  I guess we just want to be remembered or make a difference for today is not guaranteed.  I guess that's why we applaud records, wins and losses with greatness.  My body doesn't afford me greatness in the traditional sense.  No Grand Slams, no home runs, no nothing.  I have to accept that God didn't make to chase records, break them or otherwise.  My greatness may lie in the fact in just choosing to live as best as I know how, whatever that may be.
Be blessed.
R

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday five

1.  Book you're reading
2.  Song you're listening to
3.  Favorite candy
4.  Milk or dark chocolate
5.  Far flung location of your dreams

1.  Groundswell by Katie Lee
2.  All of me by Matthew Hammitt
3.  Swedish Fish
4.  Dark
5.  Romania

Add your given name and blog name

God Bless,
R

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What would you do?

If money were no object for you?  I ask because of the big Powerball jackpot.  475 million dollars!  Enough to feed a small nation.  Of course I would traverse Europe, save some and give some away.  But would money change me?  Would I become like those in 1 Timothy 6:10- For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.  Would my eagerness for money have me wander from the faith with all kinds of griefs as the verse continues to say.
What would you do with the money?  And would it change you?
Would love to hear!
R

Happy Thursday

Went for a walk!  Now running errands.  Getting my groove back.  Feeling better!
How are you?
R

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Hump Day!

How is your Wednesday?  Stretching, exercising, and cooking today...and blogging too.  Trying to get back in the groove.  How do you get back into the groove?
Ecclesiastes 11:5
Song of the day- Free by Shawn McDonald
Make today count!
R

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Short and sweet

Had my pump refilled yesterday, not feeling great, but afterward I got to enjoy one of my favorite things, a trip to Barnes&Noble!  I bought two books.
What is one of your favorite things to do?
Have a great day!
Be blessed!
R

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday five

Weekly installment of Friday five

1.  Hair color
2.  Favorite game show
3.  Favorite accessory
4.  Movie you want to see
5.  Favorite jean brand

1.  Dark brown
2.  Family Feud
3.  Bangles
4.  The Great Gatsby
5.  Levi's

R
Be sure to add your name and blog so I can visit!
Thanks!
Jeremiah 33:3

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Why I love Thursdays

Happy Thursday!

Loving a good workout on the treadmill watching The Price is Right
A yummy lunch
Big Bang theory
A kind work
Joyful Noise movie
GOD'S goodness!
What are you loving today?
R

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Things you can't explain

Do you have days where you can't explain GOD'S mysterious ways, but in your heart know it's Him? Had that happen today while volunteering and in that moment I couldn't process, but now I can.
And I am in awe how four quarters can give you a lesson in joy, hope, contentment and on the road to acceptance and understanding.
R

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Want vs.Need

Lately I have done quite a bit of thinking.  Not a good idea, I know!  While I believe wholeheartedly in Jesus doesn't mean I don't have seasons of questions, seasons of doubts.  I have questions, but I dare not ask.  The answer may be one I am not prepared to hear.  It's a battle of the flesh versus the spirit.  It always comes back to two things I've always struggled with at some point.  Acceptance and Surrender.  Those two words sting to even type.  What I need versus what I want.  And I want a lot of things.  God gives us what we need versus what we want.  It's a tough pill to swallow, and to know God knows what I want before I do.  It's like wanting the pretty heel versus the need of the plain Mary  Jane.  I know shoes what a petty analogy, but it's the one that came to mind.
Song of the day- "Beauty Will Rise". By Steven Curtis Chapman
Give me your Bible verse please!
R

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Monday again!

Good morning!  Hope you had a great weekend!  What did you do?  It was a rainy one so I read a whole book cover to cover for the first time in a while.  I read Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night.  What have you read lately?
James 5:16
Off to volunteer!
Have a great one!
R

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday five

Happy Friday everyone!
Haven't done one of these in a while
Name
Blog name included please!
1.  Favorite article of clothing right now-
2.  Favorite designer-
3. Favorite healthy snack-
4.  Makes you happy-
5.  Website you check most-

1. Denim colored button down
2. Oscar de la Renta
3. Hummus and Avocado
4. My dog, sweet texts and Jesus
5. My blog and Facebook

Your turn, go!
R

Romans 12:12
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"
Nerd to remember that more!
Be blessed!
R

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy Thursday!

It's almost the weekend!  Yay!  Any plans for the weekend?  Still a little chilly here!  Still not wanting to get out of bed!  Need some coffee!  Hebrews 11:5. How are you this morning?
God bless,
R

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New series...feedback please!

In order to love what I see in the mirror...I want to start a series on the myth versus reality of what Cerebral Palsy does not so much physically but mentally...feel like it is a Charles Darwin survival of the fittest mentality.  Would you like to join me on the journey?  It's a risk, but one I need to take!
Any comments, suggestions, ideas for my first post?  Let's go, you ready for a RIDE?
R

A day The Lord has made

Good morning, friends!
This a day The Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
What are your Bible verses of the day or inspiring words?
Song of the day- Yahweh by Shawn McDonald
Have a great and blessed day!
R

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Patience

God is teaching me this whether I want to learn this or not.  Sometimes we learn lessons not even knowing it.  Not feeling well after having blood drawn.  I rarely have to have any drawn, very thankful for that after today's ordeal.  All is good, however.  Any lessons you are being taught my friends?  Would love to hear!
R
Song of the day- "Wonderful, merciful Savior" Phillips, Craig and Dean

My Reedemer lives

I know my Reedeemer lives and in the end he will stand on the earth.
Job 19:25

Have a great and blessed day!
A smile and a hug to all!
R

Monday, April 29, 2013

What makes you happy?

This is a conscious choice for me.  Just taking a minute, or day at a time.  Right now writing this post is making me happy.  Jesus is good.  Who knew sharing my feelings with you would make me happy.   My own free therapy session!  Who knew?
R
P.S.  what is making you happy today?

It's Monday

Good morning!  What's on your mind?  It's my mission to make it a great day!  No matter the circumstance!
You are I AM!  By MercyMe
Philippians 4:6-7

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hey...provoking thought

Mark Twain once said you're only as happy as you choose to be, so I have to make that choice despite what ails me.  Hebrews 7:25. What are your mottos?
R

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gratitude list

For all that ills me today, I need to make a list of all that is good.
A gratitude list, if you will.
1. An able body- it may not bring me records or accolades, but it works well.
2. Friends I can rely on...blogging friends are included.
3. Family who love me even if I wonder sometimes why.
4. A God who loves me
5. Who sent His Son to take my place

Do you have a gratitude list?  What's it look like?
Good evening!
R
My trip was nice, but it left me with more questions than answers!  God doesn't want me to know everything I guess!  Reading some Psalms this morning and listening to music is soothing my heart.  The things of this earth fade,  but Your Love does not.  They're are seasons where we do not know what to do or feel, so I must just trust and obey as the hymn says.
God Bless!  Please tell me I'm not alone!
R

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back to reality

Back from seeing my nephew and grandparents in Florida.  Tired, but looking forward to posting again!  How are you?
R