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,

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,

Sunday, December 29, 2013


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

Friday, December 27, 2013


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

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,

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,

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Glass of rose
Perfect Sunday?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Getting to know you

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

God Bless,

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,

Merry Christmas

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

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 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

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,

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,

Prayers or praises

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

Do you have any?

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,


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

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
John 3:16

Thursday, December 12, 2013


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!

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,

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?

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,

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas card

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

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?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Q

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

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?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Favorite blogs

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


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

Long talks

Prayers or praises

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013



Will list mine in the comments!

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?

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.

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.