Wednesday, September 30, 2015


After reading The Daily Tay, I've been thinking:  What is it about Christianity that is losing its luster for Christ?  I sincerely want to know, because it would be wonderful if Christ were known, fully known.  It took me years to surrender, and it is my hope that it doesn't take you that long.  For me, I refused to believe God could love me like He does.  I also never could fathom why I was made in this way.  Last week, as I saw the Pope, I was amazed.  To see faith not only spoken, but displayed.  The Pope is a messenger, Jesus Saves.  It took everything within me not to bawl seeing the Pope blessing those children in wheelchairs.  I saw hope.  I felt joy.  And I realized how merciful Our God is.  Thank you for sparing me.  When perspective is shown to you via a Vespers service in St. Patrick's Cathedral, you respond.  I'm not Catholic, but I appreciate seeing a man living for Christ.
I ask this question because I want others to know the joy that Jesus brings.

TV shows

It's Fall and that means TV is back!
What do you watch?
I love the Amazing Race and the Big Bang Theory.


Truth:  I've been dealing with anxiety lately.  Change and I don't get along.  It's the necessary evil that requires my attention.  Something I've wanted now scares me, but I know I can do it.  I'm repeating Philippians 4:13 right now.  "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Please pray for me.
Thanks and God Bless,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A little Tuesday morning Q&A

Favorite vacation spot
Favorite fruit
Favorite vegetable
Favorite 80's show
Favorite 80's style

Too many
game shows on Nickelodeon
the kool aid socks


rainy day

Another rainy day here.
Where are you located, and how is outside?
Prayers going up for some friends!
God Bless,

Monday, September 28, 2015


Favorite place you want to visit that is not well known



It may be gray and dreary today, but I'm grateful.
What are you grateful for today?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Lessons from a Pope

We all should strive to be like Jesus
Humility is essential
The least of these are truly blessed.
We all have something to give.
Loving Christ means me love others.


Friday, September 25, 2015

A little Fall fun Friday

scarf or brooch
Jeans or leggings
Coat or cape
Apple cider or pumpkin spice latte
Donuts or pie

Apple cider


Thursday, September 24, 2015

God's love

I read Luke 12:48 this morning, and it got me thinking do I fulfill the requirement according to what I've been given. Do I give God His due?  Am I a good example of His mercy, as the Pope has mentioned many times?God never ceases to teach me.
Love in Christ,

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

My thoughts

a friend reminded me it's the first day of Autumn. It's a new day, a new season.  My soul needs it. Will I seek renewal through Him. I am watching the Pope, and I admire the man,for he displays Christianity in it's purest form.   My desire for the season is to enjoy it.
God Bless,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The journey

The journey to independence is one that is testing me in every way possible. I have to remember whatever worth achieving takes time. I'm reminded of my commitment to the goal.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Favorite fall destinations

what are your favorite fall destinations?
I would love to hear!

on my mind

Thank you Jesus, for the presence of mind to agree to disagree.  Thank you for being with me.  Thank you for your committed sacrifice.  In you, I can do all things.

Your opportunity to serve Him is right in front of you.

Children are a blessing.

Friendship is a blessing.

As I look at my life, it's a multitude of blessings.

Cerebral Palsy has made me examine who I am.  It has given me wisdom and perspective.  It makes me realize that what I have, I must give away.  I must operate with hope.  Life is going forward not looking behind you.

I hope you can see your life as a blessing.
God Bless,

Friday, September 18, 2015

Any weekend plans

any weekend plans?


Some thoughts today:
Pray for Thomas at 11:45 am
It's fall y'all.  Ready for chili and cornbread.
Looking for new jeans. Any recs for curvy girls.

Have a blessed day!
God Bless,

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I told you yesterday about Thomas, Christina's sweet baby boy.  Christina posted an update on her blog, Carolina Charm.  As I was reading her post, I recalled my surgeries, the fears of having a normal life, which was my main concern.  I still have a hard time thanking God for all my struggles, but I know it would make me the person, I am today.
My prayer for Thomas is that one day this baby boy to live an extraordinary life focused on the Lord.

Please keep this special family in your prayers.
Thank you!
God Bless you and keep you,


After yesterday's post and my own pleading for prayers, I realize how many us need or could use prayer.  In light of realizing this, if anyone would like prayer, let me know.
The power of prayer works.
God Bless,

Ten Things

Ten Things about me

1. I like to have a dance party every afternoon for exercise
2.  I try to go on the treadmill at least three times per week
3. Quiet time for me is best found for me when I am on the treadmill
4.  I am really looking forward to Christmas this year
5.  This year has been very trying, yet very rewarding
6.  When I'm in line with God, my life seems better.
7.  Being told thank you never gets old
8. I like listening to music when I blog
9. I love receiving trinkets from around the globe
10. I like fashion

What are some things about you?

God Bless,


Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Whatever I had planned to post today has changed.  There is a family in North Carolina that needs every prayer we can offer.  I read Carolina Charm this morning, and my heart broke.  Christina's post can explain it better, but I know God can and does work for those who love Him.  As someone who has had five eye surgeries, I can empathize with this sweet boy and his family.
Father, I know you can heal Thomas.  It is my prayer that in this difficult time that you give Your ever present love, support, guidance and Your comfort dear Lord.
In the holy name of Jesus.
Would you pray for this sweet and precious family?
God Bless,

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday thoughts

1.  You will learn patience when you least expect it.
2.  There is always something to learn.
3.  Part of being human is to know you will fall
4.  Part of being extraordinary is getting up
5.  It doesn't take much to change the world
6. If you really want something, you will ask
7.  Saying NO is not a bad thing
8.  The world owes me nothing.
9.  God does His thing
10. Tampering with His will does not mean you will get what you want.

Here are some fun ones

Southern food is so yummy...I'm talking Mac and Cheese and Fried Okra
Entering giveaways and winning them is addicting
Blog friendships are the best
It's not the quantity of friends.  it is the quality
Why does Diet Coke have to taste so good

God Bless,

An about face

First of all, Thank you for all the prayers!  They were and are very much appreciated.  At the moment, I can't adequately put into words what my heart is feeling.  I'm just purely grateful and truly humbled.  Control is not something you have, and all you have is faith.  My faith has been the mustard seed.  As the pastor said yesterday, faith is a commitment.  When my faith is not my commitment I'm up a creek without a paddle.
Faith requires humility.  A gut-wrenching about face.
The TobyMac song about gaining the whole world yet losing my soul comes to mind.
God Bless,

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Prayers please

if you would, I have an unspoken prayer request, could you pray?   Thank you!

Friday, September 11, 2015


i have spent the last day and a half with some of my favorite people.  My sweet Andrew and beautiful Hailey.   Andrew amazes me with his kindness and love. I marvel at this kid's imagination, intelligence and wit. The best memories are made with barrel of monkeys and explaining about the Cross and Jesus. 
My dear Hailey, to see you yesterday is to love you. That sweet face is to the Hand of God!  That brown curly hair and those dark blue eyes gave my heart such joy at first glance. 
My prayer for both of you is to one day know how much I love you and more importantly God's love for you.  
Would you pray with me for the new family of four. 
I love you all!
God Bless you,

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Children are the blessings that keep giving.
Today has been a great day!
God Bless,

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Thank you

Today's post is one of appreciation.  Thank you dear readers for rejoicing, laughing and crying with me. Thank you for loving me.  Thank you for encouraging me.  Thank you for the friendship.  I could never imagine what this space has become. It is a blessing God has bestowed upon me. I'm thankful to my best friend who suggested and help set up the blog.   My prayer is follow God regarding this space.
God Bless you all,

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday thoughts

On my heart today:

Independence:  is something I've longed for.  And as I attempt to do some things on my own, I am realizing how hard it can be, and yet how rewarding as well.  I want to jump for joy.

Reading the Bible has enriched my life immensely.

Hard work can lead to pure joy.

I can get frustrated and despondent, but I have to choose not to let it get me down.  Staying there is not something I can afford.

In Matthew 20, I was reading this verse that has stuck with me.  Many are called, few are chosen.  I want to be worthy of the latter.

God Bless,

Monday, September 7, 2015

Confession session

I haven't read a book lately that's held my attention.   I have read the Bible so this one counts.  It's held my heart.

I see the Labor Day sale posts and yet I'm still not buying.

I've contemplated joining Instagram, but i don't take pictures, so I don't see the point.

Forty minutes on the treadmill and exhaustion is upon me.

Grace and Humility- what I need

God Bless,

On my heart

On my heart today:
The song I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
Seeing pictures of my friend's hike along the Carpathian mountain range.

These two things reinforce God's goodness, and how much I am indebted to Him for His grace.
God Bless you all.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sunday musings

I went to church today, and it did my heart good.  For one hour, I put my thoughts away.  I wasn't of the world.  I worshipped, and I let the pastor's message sink in.  I'm realizing that I'm only at peace in God's Word.  Being of the world has left me angry, and sad beyond tears.  It felt good to be wanted and loved.  It felt good to see the Christian flag and the cross that adorns it.
I'm learning that:
Christ asks to be loved.
The pastor said "He doesn't move, we do"

From Dubrovnik to Paris
the mountaintops to the sea
May Your love reign

Happy Sunday,
2:Timothy 3:16:17

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Favorite things

Favorite things

This Bible verse has been on my heart.
Romans 12:2
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

College football-  It gets me every time.  My Saturdays will be spent with ESPN and the College Gameday crew.  Go Tigers!

Music-  I try to start out my day with some worship music.  I'm listening to Jeremy Camp's "He Knows" right now.

Long walks in the crisp air of fall to come.  Not to cold, not to hot, just right.

Blogging friendships-  They add richness to my life.

What are your favorites?

Be blessed,


Thinking of the Serenity Prayer today.  The reminder is necessary for me.  Need to be in prayer today!
God Bless,

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


College Football Season is almost upon us...where did you go to school?
Go Bearcats!

What we need

What we need:
Sheri at Red Rose Alley, posted a comment of my post yesterday that had me thinking:  Does this space need changing?  Do I need to change?  Do I need to conform?  This space is not glamorous, but it is honest.  Would I rather be glamorous or honest?  I mustn't conform.  I am who God made me to be.  I want to learn, whatever it happens to be.  Thank you, Sheri!
God Bless y'all!

Your thoughts?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Restoration in Christ

Christ makes us whole. He does this in His time. I could never imagine that I would recall the testimony I gave in 2003.  Those four R's are still with me. I'm thinking now how in the past I was fully cured.  The fact is:  we are never fully fixed. As long as we live, we will fail, fall, and need his Face.   Restoration not only comes when we accept Him.  We are constantly being restored.  When you think you're done learning is the time in which you really learn.
My prayer is to lean on Him in ALL things!
God Bless,

A little humility

I've been reading alot of Blogging Q&A's and I feel bad.  There are people who have been doing this for less time, have beautiful layouts, great pictures and the like, and I don't even know how to post a picture.  I am not tech savvy.  For the first time, I want to know how to do these things.  So I am tinkering.  My blog posts aren't up to par, but it's okay.  I know I shouldn't compare, but I do.  I want to grow this space of mine.  Almost three years, my best friend suggested a blog to me, so I could express my thoughts, and basically, its stayed that way.  Now, I want more.  I don't want to change as much as I want to expand/grow.
So, thank you for bearing with me.
God Bless,