Saturday, May 28, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

As we enjoy... time spent with family, going to Church, barbequing or working at our jobs...take time, to thank God, for the brave men and women who have sacrificed everything for our freedom.  And please say a prayer...for the families of these heroes, who have given their lives and for those serving still.
~Blessings

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Finally

Well, this morning, when Tomer got off his morning bus run...we finally met up and got most everything for our gardens.  I must admit, this is my favorite time of year...the air smells like freshly mown grass, the sunshine on my shoulders is so welcoming.  Oh, and the whole earth sings of His glory...birds chirping, bees buzzing and our grandboy Elek, singing happily to himself...as he spends  time outside with his Papa.
I am so blessed today...I am healthy and whole, I love and am loved in return.  Have a wonderful day my friends...

~Blessings
 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Waiting

Tomer and I, have been waiting for warm weather... looking forward to heading to our favorite Nursery/Farm Market...we so enjoy, planning out our gardens and then leisurely, strolling through the greenhouses to purchase all that we need. 
It rained again through the night and the winds picked up... the temperatures dropped, so low, that I turned the furnace on this morning!  Brrr... Frost Advisories are in place for tomorrow but Hallelujah, things (temps) are looking up for next week!  We want to get 'er done!
Waiting, comes as no surprise to us, since May temps in Michigan are a bit fickle and never trustworthy.  Oh, but this time of year brings us together, our hearts are one, as always...loving our Lord, loving one another and our family, enjoying our home and time spent outdoors basking in His creation...we are thankful, for all that God has given us...He is worthy to be praised.
Now, its about time to head to the soccer field for our Xavier's game...where's my Winter coat and gloves!?  Have a wonderful weekend, dear ones.

~Blessings

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Where Has The Time Gone

After getting Xavier off to school and straightening up the house, this morning...I decided to check up on my Blog friends.  I, am missing being part of your daily lives and now I know why!  I haven't written a post since August...Oh my word!
This got me to thinking...Why?  What, have I been doing, that has kept me from something that I love?  After pondering this question...I realize that it's Facebook...sigh.  I find that quite sad...my time has been spent, reading a lot of peoples murmuring and complaining and quite frankly, way too much political drivel.
I want to hear about your families...your joys and yes, even your trials and rejoice in your triumphs.  I want to feel more intimacy and depth and share Jesus and rejoice, as you share Him too.
Some of you are friends because of Blogging...friends that I cherish and I, am so thankful for the privilege of knowing you across the miles.  So, my dear friends...I will be here more often, to share my thoughts and seek out yours.  

~Blessings
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Knew All Along

A group of my Blogging friends are choosing a different prompt each month.  This months prompt is...For I Know The Plans.

Those of you who know me, are very aware, that I am a big believer in miracles.   Jesus, performed  miracles throughout The New Testament...probably, many more than we even know of.  And what He has done in my life... is totally miraculous!
When Dr.'s told us that we should consider Adoption because we would never have children of our own...we, (Tomer & I) accepted it without bitterness or questioning.  Why?  Because we had given our lives to Christ and trusted Him, in all things.

So, we carried on...fulfilling his calling (so we thought) working in Children's Ministries  and all these years later, still do, that's where He put us.
 
But, what man, had told us to plan on doing...was not God's plan for us!  His plan, was to bless us with 2 wonderful daughters and 6 amazing grandbabies to fill our lives with the joy of watching them grow.
We, are blessed that they enjoy spending time with us. Blessed, that our Ian rides his bike over almost everyday or that Maddy and Em, know that they, can show up anytime and their friends are welcome to tag along (which they often do) and the little guys long to spend the night and come through the door with big smiles.  But, what makes my heart sing is when they refer to this house as home! 
Yes, God knew and being a Mom and a Gram... was His plan all along!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11
~Blessings

Friday, May 1, 2015

Sounds Of Silence

I realize that today starts a new month...May flowers are coming to life, the grass is a vibrant green and the trees, are either in bloom or leaves are starting to show themselves.  Spring, (my favorite season) is in full swing here in my little neck of the woods/suburbs. 

 
I missed, writing my April Blog prompt which is ...What in your life is calling you?  When you spend quiet time with God and all noise is silenced, what speaks to your soul?  Let me just speak honestly ...some days, I have let my busyness interfere with my quiet time with The Lord.  Oh, I read my Devotional and The Bible... BUT sitting still and quietly just listening for The  Master to speak is at times...few and far between.
This past month has been different!  When, you find yourself, unable to do even the slightest task, unable to drive and barely function because of pain...The Lord is there, He is always there...whisper Jesus...His presence soothes  not only the suffering soul but makes physical pain
bearable. I learned that God permits suffering, so that his works can be made manifest in us.  So, as I lay suffering from a compressed nerve in my lower back...this is what God showed me.  There are many that suffer from Chronic illness everyday.  Their faces passed before me and I prayed.
Deb, who struggles everyday with M.S., yet, still studies to get her degree and take care of her family...I prayed.   Hal who suffers from Diabetes and Neuropathy..I prayed.  Debby who suffers from Asthma and breathing issues...I prayed.  Elise, who is in the hospital with broken bones and suffers from horrible Arthritis...I prayed.  Miss Terry and Betty, who suffer physically and have lost dear loved ones...I prayed.  Margie, who gives of herself and travels to Haiti and loves on her muffins...I prayed.  Di, who struggles with more than one health issue...I prayed.  Connie, who has a blood disorder but is an example of not quitting...I prayed.  Donna, who has overcome things that make most of us, just quit...I prayed.  Pat, who suffers from Arthritis and has come through knee replacements and a toe joint replacement wonderfully...I prayed.  Sara, for a new career path and health issues...I prayed.  Cathy, who has suffered great loss of her beautiful Rowan and is raising an awesome special needs son...I prayed.  Cheryl, who is going through tests and needs prayer for family...I prayed.  My Mama and Brother, who live too far away for me to be there as often as I would like...I prayed.  My girls and their families...I prayed.  My faithful, caring husband who leads this family as God ordained it to be...I prayed.  For this Country that I love...I prayed. 
But mostly, I thanked God for His mercy and grace...I have learned, that there are lessons in our infirmities...sometimes God has to get our attention., so that we can hear that still small voice.  I am listening Lord...I have loved THE Sounds Of Silence.
~Blessings
               

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ready In Season

Our Blog prompt for this month is "Ready In Season."  While pondering this, I asked myself...are you ready?  Ready for anything!?  My thoughts, immediately went to the time that we are living in.  Days are dark.  Things that were unheard of, shocking and well, just plain wrong have sadly, become the norm, here in the good ol' US of A.
Most things on television are disturbing, digusting really. Nudity, vile language, sorcery, lying, cheating in school, on the job and on our spouses and we don't bat an eye nor turn the thing off!
I have been reading a book called "Why Holiness Matters" and I know the things that I need to change in my life.  The television doesn't get turned on in the mornings, time with The Lord comes first.  I am working to be like Jesus. 
The Word hasn't changed...this world has.  A new season has come to my life,  It is time to be ready in season and out.
Lord, I am Yours...

Be ready in season and out of season.  II Timothy 4:2

~Blessings