Monday, April 24, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017


In the past week, I have had 2 deaths in my family. This brings the grand total to 3 for the last month. I am through with death!

On Easter Sunday, I lost an uncle. He was 75 and it was unexpected. He was planning his wedding for this summer.

I found out this morning that a cousin of mine lost her son, tragically, by his own hand. Suicide is so prevalent in the world today. I have been to the brink myself a few times. The last time was in 1998 when I was hospitalized. That and my faith in GOD is what keeps me from going there again. I cannot imagine what his mom (my cousin) is going through right now. I can only keep her in prayer, and the rest of the family.

This is a chapter from the Bible that is used quite often at funerals and memorials. It was the very first verse(s) I memorized. I am sharing this rendition of it as it gives insight as to the meaning of each line. Please take a few moments to read it through.

I encourage you, if you haven't already, please take that first step in accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

And if you ever know of someone who is hurting to the point they want to kill themselves, even if it's as subtle as "I just wish I were dead" or they are more depressed than usual, get them help!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I'm Back!

I decided that starting a new blog wasn't the best idea so I imported all that I had on it to this one. That said, I'm Back!

Over the next few weeks, I will be plugging away at cleaning up this blog a little. You know, the typical housekeeping: removing old links (i.e. WIPS 2014), creating new links, making sure it's how I want it to appear. So stay tuned and watch my corner of the blogosphere change and grow!

And I'm looking forward to getting back into reading your whimsies and daily happenings. I'm looking forward to getting back into my stitching. And I'm looking forward to sharing more about my journey in the Bible!


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

In my quest...

In my quest to be more active on this here blog, I let January slip by me, lol! Anyway, been keeping busy with my job. Not teaching this semester due to low enrollment, but hopeful for Fall term. Gives me a few months to maybe rework some of what I do in class.

Went to a memorial service this morning for a dear old man from church. Gonna miss him a lot. It's like losing my dad all over again. The irony of today is it also happens to be my late grandma's 93rd birthday. I miss her all the time. After the service and visiting with the family, I stayed back (well got some lunch in between) for worship rehearsal. So invigorating! The more I listen, the more I have grown to love contemporary Christian music.

I've been reading in Isaiah. It's interesting how while reading certain verses from Revolution pop into my head. Maybe not the exact verse, but what I remember from reading that very daunting book. The Women's group I go to on Wednesdays will be wrapping up Sweeter than Honey this week and then delving into Matthew for a 30-day challenge. I'm looking forward to it. I also will be going to a new old Bible Study. New study, old group. We're doing something by Rick Warren. Should be fun and interesting. I am really trying to get more involved in studies and such at church. I need it as much as I want it.

Until next time ~~~

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

This year will be a year of deepening my relationship with Jesus!

This morning, we had a wonderful worship service at church with a guest sitting in on the drums. He is 9 years old - and man can he play drums! Unfortunately, the video file size is too big to include on this post.

Anyway, this evening, my other half and I sat around the dining room table indulging in a little sparkly. I kept my limit to 2 glasses. While I was hesitant to try it because it's a red, Cold Duck is actually not that bad. Mind you, I don't really drink alcoholic beverages often and when I do it's typically just a glass or 2 of wine. Here's a couple snaps of of the flutes filled. I looked in several stores for flutes with New Year's designs already on them to no avail so I made my own. I used Puffy 3D Glitter Paint. It served it's purpose!

Enough about the alcoholic beverage. On to more important things: Jesus!

So after I finished my 2nd glass, we continued our discussion on Jesus but delved into actual Scripture. Yea, we discussed Jesus and Bible over bubbly. Remember, Jesus turned water into wine.

I reviewed the message from church this morning with my other half (he doesn't attend) and then we talked about my new Bible. He gave me a Holman Christian Standard Bible (see image below) for Christmas. I am loving it so far!

I read aloud Proverbs 31 beginning at verse 10 (the Virtuous Woman) and then the book of Ruth. It was pleasant sitting and discussing Biblical concepts and verses with him and I look forward to spending more evenings doing the same - minus the bubbly, lol!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

So Long 2016, Hello 2017

This year has been a year to remember. Or a year to forget. I haven't decided which yet.

I feel like we have been on a celebrity death watch since Sunday. George Michael dying, unexpectedly. Then Carrie Fisher on Tuesday. Her mom, Debbie Reynolds, the next day. It's been a hard last week of the year.

I don't make resolutions, so you won't see a list of any here. But I do hope to get on here more frequently in the upcoming year. I also hope to get back into cross-stitch and actually finish some of my old WIPs (that can almost be called UFOs at this point, lol).

So, what I will leave 2016 with is this:

Thank you for being the year you were
Please don't repeat yourself in 2017

Happy New Year!!