Four Question Friday on Monday

  It is gorgeous outside. So nice,  in fact, that I opened the windows all around the house. Ahhh. Fall is most certainly in the air! How was your weekend? Mine was fine, thank you for asking. We talked with our daughter who lives in Northern Arizona. She has been making some big life changes…

Happy Friday!!

What a beautiful time of year. I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying our “fall” weather. It’s another clear, sunny morning, with just a few clouds off in in the distance. I ran a couple of errands after my Time With God and stopped to treat myself to a bacon, egg, and cheese…

Growing a Garden

    Ahh, what a gorgeous day here in Arizona! It’s rainy and overcast and coolish. There is a gentle breeze and I have been listening to Christmas music all morning. What a beautiful way to start the day. I have no idea what has gotten into me about Christmas this year. Well, I do…

What am I to Say?

Oh Lord, what am I to say to myself this morning? I know that no one is reading these posts. I can see that by the statistics, so why is me recapping what I am studying important to Thee? There must be a reason. I know that I am learning much more deeply the messages…

Fresh Strawberries

My day has started off differently than I had planned and I am still trying to adjust to this new blog format, so it’s also taken longer than I planned. And it’s OKAY. I’m just picking up where I was and moving on. I have that luxury. Our home is quiet and no one is…

I Can

Ah…Monday morning. Good morning! We had a bit of reshuffling of rooms in our home over the weekend, so I write this from a new area of the house – with big windows letting in the muted sunshine (it’s overcast). This is a room we created out of a giant oddly placed room that we just…

Not Liking Michelle’s Message Today

Have you ever walked full force into a glass door that you just didn’t see was there? This is a bit how I feel after reading in If Only this morning. I smacked right into a message I didn’t see coming. It was all about guilt and shame and the older brother’s reaction to his…

A Day by the Sea

Between this book and my psychologist, I have a lot to think about. Chapter three is entitled I Want What I Have and I Want What You Have Too. Can you guess what it’s about? I didn’t grow up in the picture perfect fantasy family of my dreams and I have harbored resentment and anger…

Sad Day

I’m having a bummer of a “real life” day. Our second oldest and his girlfriend are moving out into their own apartment. Truly, it’s been a crying week. It’s been coming for a long time (he’s twenty-one), but I still wasn’t ready. I mean, what parent is? I am trying to comfort myself by following…

Forgot to Post

I got so wrapped up in Michelle’s message today in chapter two, that I actually forgot to write a post. Good heavens! She spoke about the Prodigal son, you know who I’m talking about. She discusses how we are similar to him and his story.  At the end of each chapter she has some questions…

New Book Monday

So, this is it – If Only: Letting Go of Regret by Michelle Van Loon. I’m interested to see what led me to this one. This week my dear husband went to the store with me, but kept a bit away, until he decided to stand in front of me and offer to pull all of…