I am a Writer, Poet, Therapy Dog Mom, Homeschool Mom, Nana, and much more. My days are full, but there is always time for writing and reading. It is my prayer GOD will choose to use me in the "craziness" of each day.
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This picture reminds me of standing on CHRIST, the solid rock! As we stand on the faith we so cherish we also live as an example to our children and grandchildren. It takes courage to stand on "CHRIST, the solid rock!" Often, life takes us close to the edge. We must not allow fear to overtake us or interfere with our faith. When life gets a little to close to the edge for you, take a big breath and enjoy the view, knowing GOD will hold you firmly to HIS solid rock~ Christ!
Standing on the solid rock and living life close to the edge,
God takes us places to rekindle our spirit and renew our sense of who we are in HIM. For several years, my husband has taken me, time and time again to the gorgeous Virginia mountains. Each time, we pass this home on route 33. My eyes and heart have always been captivated by it. On our last trip, Doug slowed the SUV and I quickly took a picture.
This old home remains virtually the same, but the wash is different each time we pass. I have thought many times of the person or persons who may live in this home. What their lives may be like and what each day unfolds for them. They are beautifully nestled in the base of the mountains. There home has withstood many years of storms. It's strength evident in this picture!
The beauty found within each worn plank captivates my eye. Living life, working hard, and filling each day with purpose shows on the vessel. This vessels serves a great purpose, to protect its people! Our vessels serve a great purpose, too!
Praying each of us are found faithful as we live out our lives no matter how battered or torn our vessels may be.
Getting real and staying real is difficult, sometimes! Today, I am moving as slowly as this beautiful caterpillar. Some days are more difficult than others. I over do it and then I pay for it. We had a "big" day yesterday. I would not change one minute of it. We had our beautiful grandson and then in the evening I took pictures of our beautiful grand-horse and his horse friend. It was a blessed day.
I have much to do, today. However, I must move slower and rest in between those tasks. I am having to set boundaries. I can not do all the things I once could.
"Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer." Psalm 4:1 NLT
"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart." Colossians 4:2 NLT
First, I would like to share a PRAISE:
~My great nephew, Amden is once again amazing the doctors and everyone else who sees him. He is "sitting up" and we praise GOD for his progress. At seven months, his Heavenly Father is already using him in glorious ways. Don't you just love it when GOD shows us "nothing is impossible with HIM?"
Prayer Requests and Thoughts from my heart:
~Please continue to remember my brother in law, David. He endured three days of Chemo last week and is doing quite well. He had some nausea and fatigue, but was "caught" mowing his yard on the day after his 3rd Chemo treatment. We are thankful he felt well enough, but a little cranky with him for not allowing someone else to do it for him. It is still "pretty hot" in Pensacola, Florida....where he lives.
~Unspoken concerns: I can not tell you how many of my friends are in the midst of tremendous battles, right now. Not one battle, not two, but numerous battles in "each" of their lives. Each of these friends have grown stronger in their faith through this time and I praise GOD for how He is working in each of their lives. I am asking for as many of you as can and are willing to commit to pray for these people. I know you don't know them and I am not giving you many details, but trust me....they need an army to storm the heavens on their behalf and I knew just where to find that army. GOD will reign victorious. HE is faithful! I thank each of you ahead of time for your willingness to "storm the heavens" with me and I praise GOD for each of you!
The clouds of heaven beautifully decorate the eastern sky. As storms roll, God, Himself softens my fall. He envelopes me with His presence. As I sit upon the shores of life, I soak in His presence. I feel Him and His love.
Always have been
Always will be
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. Without a doubt, Savannah and Elijah are two of the greatest blessings GOD has placed in my life. My most precious darlings make Nana's heart smile.
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-how well I know it. You watched me in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered." Psalm 139: 13-17 NLT