Tuesday, August 2, 2011

January 6, 2011

Happy New Year! I have a lot going on and so this particular entry may be lengthy and confusing, but at least I'm warning you in advance. First, I have been not of myself the last few days - sick as a dog. I'm sure now that it was my monthly visitor, but good grief, can it get easier as it gets toward the end and not worse. I won't go into awful detail, just know that it was not pretty.
So I have several days to catch up on my reading, because I basically vegetated for three days. So on to my reading list for daily health
"Simple Abundance: A Day Book of Comfort and Joy" -Six threads of abundant living which, when woven together, produce a tapestry of contentment that wraps us in inner peace, well-being, happiness and a sense of security. Gratitude, Simplicity, Order, Harmony, Beauty, Joy
Check out Kathy Mattea's rendition of "Standing Knee-Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)"

"Hearing From God Each Morning" -This reminds me that the wind of God's Spirit is faithful to blow away everything that is no longer needed in our lives and that He will protect all that needs to remain. He will bring new life and growth and times of refreshing. God's Word for me today: Don't be afraid to move your chair.
"Mocha With Max" - Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
"The Four Agreements" - I am Smokey Mirror...
"A Grand New Day" - The Wake Up Call
Amazing to me how things fall into place, gentle guidances that affirm the good and deny the "not good". I am reading a book entitled "Five Smooth Stones" and the hero of the book is a young man named David. During my reading tonight, I came across references to the biblical David and his 5 small stones. David who was small and yet managed to slay the giant with simple abundance and then later continued to seek God. There have been questions before me of late and the answers given to me when needed. I know that finding my 'lemonade', myself, is a journey that will take time, commitment, endurance and several types of strength. I possess all these things and will make my way along this path.
I think about the story "Footprints in the Sand" and I feel that this is the journey when there will be one set of footprints, because finally I am allowing Jesus to carry me through the rough instead of forging ahead on my own. I am excited by the prospects this new year holds for me and for mine. I will not be discouraged and I will not give up. Every day is a chance to re-new myself. And so I will.
Good night, dear bloggee. Until next. (PS - Made meatballs with tomatoes and gravy, white cheddar mashed potatoes and peas for dinner tonight - yuummm!)

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