Thursday, April 30, 2015

Words Just For Me

I love when I am reading my devotion and it is as though God is speaking directly to me.

Last week as I read, the text talked about the heaven that awaits me. My heart immediately went to my sons who have grown away from God. I started crying and told God I really needed to know my sons would be there too. As I continued reading, at the end of the page were the exact words I had cried out. It said, "For I will contend with the one who contends with you, and I will save your sons." This is from Isaiah 49:25

God is good, all the time.

Monday, April 27, 2015

No Matter What

We cannot choose what cup we will be given. The sacrifice of daily life and acceptance of events and circumstance is part of our surrender. If the cup is bitter, we drink it knowing our hands are not holding the cup on their own. If the cup is sweet, we accept the moment and share the grace with those around us.

Friday, April 24, 2015


I spent two days in Chicago with my son, Joshua. We went to Brookfield Zoo, then to Steve's brother's house to stay the night. He treated us to fine dining at Mon Ami Gabi. The second day we walked the Indian Market and bought spices and mixes and some lace for me of course.

I had so much fun. I don't think we ever get over the enjoyment of spending time with our children. We watch the way their minds work just as we did when they were 4 years old. And we strive to keep them happy. Even when they are in their 30's and still want to ride the carasol and go the the petting zoo. They are just bigger. Much bigger.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't Speak

It's funny, on the weekend when I don't work, I can go all day and not say a word to anyone. That seems so strange, but I'm sure others who live alone may go days without hearing their voice.

But what it does is leave me time to think and I can easily get down. How can I love being alone and get depressed at the same time. Is it possible to be sad and not even know why?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Where Does Our Energy Go?

As we age our energy lessens. No matter how we take care of ourselves. I have noticed this greatly in the last year. I workout, eat really well, sleep more than anyone I know and still can't seem to rake longer than an hour. What is up with that? And darn if I don't have a big yard.

Moving to a condo would take care of the dilemma, but I really like this house. So I need to find a way to hire it out. When there's a will there's a way. Take it from another budgeted item and pay someone. It will be worth it!