Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday Reflection

.......... Saturday morning and all is well... I have not been able to post all week and I am amazed at how fast time passes by. I am a graphic artist by trade and have a small shop here at my home (I will post some pictures one of these days). I do custom graphic design with screen printing and embroidery. I had to close my shop for several months due to bringing my Mom and Dad out here but I am up and running......... However I have made the decision to really retire... My husband has been trying to get me to do this for a couple of years now but I get caught up in helping with the finances and just get overwhelmed some days...... So....... I am going to listen to my husband and close the doors......... THEN.......... I can pursue the things that I have wanted to do for a long long time............... YEAH..........
.........Let me explain.......... I have been creating Christian Tee shirt designs for a long time but never having time to produce them for myself... Always working for the other guy...... Anyway... I am going to take one of my designs and have them printed and put them in local Christian Book Store and see how they do............ THEN............ I am going to try and have some sort of contest and give one away to one of you great people here in the blog world........... Is that fun or what................ soooooooooo give me some time and one day you will click on my blog and there it will be........... Oh my I do look forward to that..............
......I am thankful to the Lord for all his goodness and I am excited about stepping out into this new adventure...........
........... Also, I have been writing for some time now and I have created a new blog just for my devotionals that I hope you will take time to read... Some of them are quite lengthy so I have decided to just create a second blog..... I have found an on line company that will publish my devotionals and we are talking....... It is not a publishing company just a web site that will publish others work from time to time... I have something to say and I will have faith that The Father will provide me with the opportunity to do so...
Have a great weekend....................


Friday, November 9, 2007

Count Your Blessings

Mary over at Mary's Writing Nook and other bloggers are joining together to start a blogging tradition..... Let's be a blessing during this Christmas season. Tell us your ideas....... Here is a couple of mine........

* Christmas Card List
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20307-5001

* Check with your local churches or community services for a single mother that might be in school or working two jobs to make ends meet........ Make her a gift basket with pretty bath salts, lotions, bubble bath and all the frilly things that a young mother will not buy for herself. It might be the only thing under that tree for her.............. :) I was once one of those mothers...... I would have loved that.............


Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday Memory Verse

Karen at Karen's Ramblings is hosting Memory Verse Monday, as she does every week. To join in the fun, visit Karen by clicking on the name of her website to find out all about it.
This is my scripture for today........

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jer 29:11

.....For so many years through such turmoil in my life, I was lost and undone and try as I might I could not get it right. With every mistake my head hung lower and so unworthy of any one or anything... When I was born again in 1977 and began to learn who I was in Jesus Christ I found this scripture....... what a promise, what a statement of love that my Father God has in me..... It is one of my most favorite scriptures....... One that I quote often when my spirit man feels down and overwhelmed............

Be blessed


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Yellow Mums

I have a fall display sitting in my front yard with three gigantic yellow mums that I purchased from a local flower shop. Those mums must be 4 feet in diameter.... What a sight sitting here early morning as the sun bounced off the top of those mums.....My husband of 8 years and I are sitting here at the dinning room table enjoying a quiet moment with a cup of coffee. The silence is so peaceful with only the occasional comment from him regarding some story he reads in the newspaper. The is the type of morning that I can sit and reflect on the goodness of God...

.... My soul is at such peace and my life has meaning. Taking care of my folks is bitter sweet, it is such a gift to have them out here and able to see them every day. However watching them grow older and more dependant is heartbreaking. There are special moments that I will treasure forever. Dad and I have moments that we sit and visit on his nice new deck and laugh about one thing or another. We have serious moments that we discuss family issues that cannot be corrected. All those times with Dad are priceless and I am thankful that God has giving me this time with my parents. I am the oldest daughter and I traveled a lot in my earlier years and missed out of many years of their lives......
......Eight years ago this October God gave me the gift of Dennis... I was already 52 years old and had pretty much given up on ever marrying again. God gave me Dennis on April 24th 1999 right out of the clear blue....... and my life has never been the same. After years of being in very abusive marriages I had just given up on marriage and had settled in my heart to be a single women the remainder of my life.
.... My Father God has such love for his children and He gives gifts just as our natural Father will give gifts. Since our marriage in 1999, I understand the meaning of "one flesh" for Dennis and I are truly one flesh. I would have rather found him a bit earlier in my life but my Father God has perfect timing. I said all that to say this, because of the love that my husband has for me I am in a place to care for my parents.
... I am a graphic artist by trade and I do custom graphic, screen printing and embroidery. My husband converted our two car garage into a beautiful little shop where I only need to step out my kitchen door to go to work. It is the perfect situation for working and caring for my Mom and Dad........... What a God we serve.....
... I will quit with the on and on and wish you each blessing on this beautiful Sunday.