Thursday, December 1, 2011
I love giving GOOD gifts. But finding a gift that is good and appropriate is sometimes so complicated! In my original post I was thinking about how jaded I can become over the entire concept of gift giving, especially do to the endless spew of advertising! Diamonds, cars, ... seriously?
I have a grandchild to give a gift to. I know that her other grandmothers will be buying her great gifts. I don't know what the child has or doesn't have. Gift giving challenge. I don't want to try to "out buy" anyone over this. So, I have had to rethink my gift "standards".
Being a somewhat crafty person, I decided that I need to give gifts that reflect my love for the recipient somehow. God created this model with His Christmas gift. Emmanuel - God with us.
My prayer this morning is that my gifts will somehow reflect not only MY love for others, but also GOD'S LOVE. I thank God that His love doesn't involve money!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Philippians 4:12 () I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. #Bible http://j.mp/ftc9cd&name=+Philippians+4%3A12+
Friday, November 4, 2011
Searching for the questions to properly find the answers. Question of the day yesterday: what was Jesus message to the insiders? What was Jesus message to the outsiders?
The first thing that comes to my mind is the time Jesus calls the people hypocrites. And the reason He calls them hypocrites is because they sit in their 'holy' places while the outsiders suffer. They are focused on themselves.
I am going to have to spend some time with this.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I heard this story on World News last night (CBS) and had to go to the source as it intrigued me. The woman is my age. She led a very intentional life. I have moved through life riding the waves. She spent a good portion of her life financially driven. I have a limited 'stash' because I am more mission driven. (Hope I don't regret this one day!) She had ONE planned child. I had two planned children, 1 surprise, and 2 bonus children (steps).
I think what I saw in this article was her intentional life worked out well, and she uses a positive attitude in all she does. What I didn't see is what would happen to her in a major crisis. I saw that she had experienced set backs, but the article failed to say how she managed them. It is easy to be 'happy when you have everything going your way, but true happiness shows its face in the midst of turmoil.
I might be the happiest woman. I know I am the happiest woman in my home! :-)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
It is fast arriving... Tuesday is our 25th wedding anniversary. I have the front porch in "anniversary" attire, but I don't have a plan. Jak already bought this tablet for me (my style of diamond) and he has forbidden me to buy him anything, as he buys for himself... so... I need a plan!
Here's a photo of the porch. We had our dinner "out" here once before. :-)
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Not MY adventure really, but... Jill left for Massachusetts yesterday. They arrived last night. I am looking forward to hearing about the farm... a cranberry farm. I remember setting out for Arizona long ago. She is much more organized and stable than I was. But I wasn't worried. :-) Life is an adventure and it must be lived. I need to get outside and get some moving in so I can live my adventure to it's fullest!
Good luck my baby, Jill!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
In this exploration, I have been inspired to create a retreat about Connections. My pastor has been focused on Connections, so this is coming at me from all sides! In the Connections retreat, we will explore our life connections. Are your connections a true reflection of who you are, or who you want to be? Are your connections a true reflection of what your beliefs are?
I have been Zentangling in the evenings, and the physical connecting of the tangles, well... all I can say is that it is all CONNECTING! :-)
Stay cool today, it is hot all over the country!