Friday, October 5, 2012

Resting for awhile

This morning I realized that I have been missing some of the best part of fall, my favorite season of the year.  Looking out the window at all the leaves on the ground I was discouraged because I have yet to take a walk through the woods and enjoy all the blessings He has given me.  I need to remind myself that I am a human being NOT a human doing!  It's time to rest, play and and enjoy being.  I'm not going to blog for a while.  I may not even come back to it.  I'll leave it up just the same and follow my heart.  I want to leave by encouraging you to pick up a yearly devotional called:  Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace In His Presence by Sarah Young. Walmart carries it but you can find it online also.  Find that joy and peace in each and every day regardless of the difficulties......Take Joy, Take Peace. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


People can make all kinds of plans, but only the Lord's plan will happen....Proverbs 19:21
This morning my plans were to drive the Amish crew to work, come home and get a load of wash out on the line, fill the wood boxes for this weekend (30's at night), run to town and fill the gas cans so we could finish mowing, hook on a rug in progress, etc. etc.  "My plans".  His plans:  drove the work crew as well as run a couple errands for them, arrive home and received another phone call to drive to Maryville, MO (about an hour 15 min away).  Took a teenage Amish girl, Wilma and her mother to the hospital.  Stayed while they ran tests, etc and Wilma had appendicitis.  They stayed and I came home.  Not sure if she went in to surgery yet this evening or it will happen tomorrow.  I dropped by and left word for her father.  He was unable to go.  Arrived home shortly after 7 pm.  Tomorrow?  Well, there is no certainly.  I can make plans but even good intentions and plans may change.  I'm going to embrace them!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Paring down

Just saw a news cast on NBC and Brian Williams was reporting the surge in paring down and living in less space.  They interviewed several people who have chosen to live in "tiny" spaces, about 300 sq ft and less.  It seemed as though Brian could not come to grasp with living in that small a space.  I would love to be in that space right now!  Everywhere we turn there are seductive voices urgin us to overspend. " Buy this!  You won't be complete unless you own this! " We each have to learn when enough is enough and in our own time.  I would rather enjoy what I already own.  Try not to buy anything for a week and see how simple you can make your life.  Take time to enjoy loved ones and God.  Take peace that only He can give.