Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Where have I been?

     Today is March 12, 2013. I am shocked when I see that date because I am still back in January...After a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year, the sickness began. We got hit hard...twice...each and every one of us! Totally wore me out....it seemed that no matter what we took it didn't help relieve our symptoms or help any of us get well faster. It was just going to take time....but me and my impatient self, uhhhmmm, we don't like to wait! I wanted it all to be gone..how' bout yesterday?
     Waiting, time and being patient seems to be the major theme in my life lately.From saving money to paying off bills to investing in the lives of my children...all of these things take time!
     Waiting was also a theme that King David knew as he wrote in Psalm 130:5-6
                 "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His Word do I hope.
                  My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning:
                  I say, more than they that watch for the morning."
     So my prayer for myself and for you is that if God has you waiting for something, whatever it is, know that His timing is perfect! And that while we wait, we experience the 'teachable' moments, when we are alert and aware of God's presence.The real key here as we wait is that we must put our hope in HIS WORD.Not hoping to win the lottery(yes, that would be nice), not wishing that the bills would go away(that would be even nicer :) but sincerely desiring what God wants for each of our lives!
     Opening up my Bible and reading, meditating(pausing to think and consider what He is saying),and jotting down a Scripture verse that touches my heart keeps my focus on God. Resting and waiting on the Lord will ensure that my heart is right before Him, that my ears are open to hearing whatever it is He wants to say and that my will is aligned with His will for my life!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I'm Walkin' On Sunshine....

This particular day we were walking at the Riverside Citrus Heritage Park. It was absolutely gorgeous as you can see from these pictures. Makes me start humming that old 80's tune by Katrina and the Waves--I'm Walkin' On Sunshine, Whoa! and Don't It Feel GOOD, Hey! Ba Pa Da Da Di Dup Dup Di Dudda Di Duh! Well, you get the idea....
My oldest and youngest

Love the way these rows of orange groves are soooo straight!

Take note of the frozen water in the middle of this pic :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year 2013 in pictures

Matthew, great-nephew Jacob held by Derrick(niece Megan's beau) and  nephew Jaryd
The 2012 bingo prize table
  a surprise visit from my special sis-in- law Robin
silly cousins......
Niece Megan, Nephew Jaryd, bro-in-law Barry and my beautiful sista JoAnne
Me and my peeps after church on Christmas Eve 
Coffee anyone?
Bro-in-law Dan, his Mom Sharon, my beautiful  sista Beth, niece Lauren, niece Jennifer and great nephew Jacob
Spectacular smoked steak by chef Jeff
handsome husband, son and myself