Sunday, January 31, 2016

Some things I'm learning:
I am constantly amazed how much God and others love me.  It amazes me.  Thank you, Lord.  I'm grateful.  I'm struggling.  God knows it.  I don't like sharing my problem.  I wrestle with the faith vs.human discussion.  And I'm torn.  My heart knows the answer, the head, no.  I struggle nonetheless.  Focusing on God.
God Bless,

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Favorite things

Favorite things:
Cheerios in the morning
Delightful blog posts
kind words
God's grace

God Bless,

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Today I thought of the verse of working for God, not man and it made me smile.
God Bless,

Monday, January 25, 2016


It's a new day, a new week.  I'm having to trust God.  Sometimes you can't control things, and letting go is so hard, but so necessary.  I'm having to remind myself of Philippians 4:6-8.
Pray for me.
God Bless,

Thursday, January 21, 2016



Trying to live in today.
Oh to be a kid again.
Quiet sometimes can be good.
It feels great to be loved.
Singing songs in my head, Dora too.

God Bless,

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Enjoy the small things.

A cup of coffee
A sweet kiss
A hug
A baby giggle
And so much more.

God Bless,

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016


Here babysitting my niece and nephew.  Any tips for activities with a soon to be 3 year old?
God Bless,

Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday fun

Pandora or Spotify
beach or mountain
domestic or international
wine or beer

God Bless,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Prayer requests

Praying for Jakarta
Praying for unspoken requests.
Any prayer requests?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Loving:  Daydreaming of warm places.
A beach sounds good.

Some fun indoor activities.
puzzles galore

Good workout.
Treadmill, anyone?

What are you loving?
God Bless,

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Perception vs. reality is a big difference.  My heart is happy, joyed.
It's been a great day!
God Bless,

Monday, January 11, 2016

On my mind

Go Tigers.  South Carolinians are behind you.
Seeing my nephews and nieces makes me happy.
It takes practice, but I am enjoying the little things.

What is making you happy?  Or being joyous?
God Bless,

Sunday, January 10, 2016


One of my favorite things to do is read The New York Times list of 52 places to go each year.  There are many places I would like to go, but I've narrowed it down to three.

Providence, RI

As much as I love traveling, I realize the blessings of being a US citizen.  So many die to try and attain the American Dream.  If you have the opportunity to travel overseas, the scenery will overwhelm your senses, but you will long for America.

I went to church today, another one of my favorite things, and we spoke of joy.  I don't express my joy enough.  When "Jesus is with you, you should feel joy".  As the pastor said when I leave the church, Jesus goes with me.  Jesus is with me, anywhere I go.  Knowing that I should be joyful.  I should be joyful when speaking to a customer service rep or in any task.

Have a blessed Sunday!
God Bless,

Saturday, January 9, 2016


what would you do if you won the money?

Travel to Europe and the Caribbean
Save the rest
God Bless,

Friday, January 8, 2016

It's Friday

It's Friday.  It's a damp, cold rain.  These days call for soup and a book with the fireplace simmering in the backdrop.  I am excited to do some more of my puzzle or color in my new coloring book with my new color pencils.  The simple things bring so many smiles.  What brings you joy?
Sending many prayers out for whomever needs them.
God Bless,

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Some things about me

1.  I love linkups so I can find new blogs.
2.  I love giveaways.
3. I love cooking.
4.  Looking forward to the Super Bowl
5.  Looking forward to reading new books.

God Bless,

Tuesday, January 5, 2016



I would like to pray over what I post.  I want to be a light in this place.
I am enjoying eating Cheerios for breakfast in the morning.
I would like to pray in good times not just when I'm in distress.
I listen to Pandora every day.
I miss having a pen pal

God Bless,

Monday, January 4, 2016

favorite things

Some things I enjoy:
Jigsaw puzzles
Word searches

Favorite foods
Hot dogs

Healthy foods
Whole grain pasta

Favorite drinks
Diet Coke

What about you?
God Bless,

Sunday, January 3, 2016


I went to church today, and I heard a sermon I needed to hear.  It was about LOVE.  The pastor talked about how the death and resurrection of Jesus provided us with the ability to love God, ourselves and others.  The Holy Spirit "poured" down on us through the death and resurrection of Jesus.  I always knew how much He loved me; but I didn't get that through His love for me, I could love others.  It is painful to love others who aren't nice. It isn't fair.  I struggle with loving not so nice people.  I was once told I have a good heart, and it's true. The expectation of people is daunting.  I can't expect people to have a good heart.  I can't expect anything.
As long as I believe in Jesus, I will continue to have a good heart.  A good heart doesn't have to be a bad thing.
God Bless,


Have a blessed day!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A New Year, a new blog

Don't fret.  R's rue is going nowhere. I still have much to share with y'all. I have just realized that my role as a handicapped individual gives me a special insight into many different worlds, worlds I'd like to explore.  Am I scared?  Just nervously excited. If you'd like to stop by and say hi, please do.  Scoop From A Handicapper is my new endeavor.
Come join me.
God Bless,