Monday, January 24, 2011

A long rough road lies ahead

Some days the road seems long and rough.....



and the task at hand impossible......


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But one thing is certain.  The faithful love of the Lord never ends.  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.  Lamentations 3: 22-23 (NLT)

...and in the end







It's all worth it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mercy House Benefit Day




We are That family is having a benefit day today for Mercy House.  Thirty great items up for bidding. 




Can you stop by and bid on some great things?  It is a great cause and I know you will be blessed.

So head on over to here and get busy bidding. 

Love you guys,
Diane

Monday, January 3, 2011

Rambling

Wow - it's been a long time since I blogged.  I've missed my blog and missed reading blogs.  We are in a new stage of adjustment at my house and all of my energy has been focused there.   More on that in a minute. 

Christmas was great.  I never once got stressed about shopping.  This year I made my decisions and stuck with them.  We spent lots of time together as a family and enjoyed a simpler less stressful time.    On Christmas Eve we read "The Kings Christmas List" by Eldon Johnson.  Loved the book.  Great message.  My  brother cooked Christmas lunch - that was a first for me.  Hope that is a new tradition!

I've wanted to  blog about bad drivers many times over the past few weeks.  I mean seriously - I witnessed three different people within two days just flat out run red lights.  Not - stretching a yellow into red - flat out RAN a red light.  I had to stop for one so that they would not hit me in the process.  I had more than one occasion that people wanted to share my driving lane - hmmm thanks but I don't need to see you that up close and personal while driving - I can handle my lane - and you bad driver should handle yours!  Thanks.

New Years Eve - in bed and fast asleep at about 9:30.  I am the party animal.  Actually - I was asleep courtesy of NyQuil.  Just today I decided that enough was enough with the croupy cough and went to the Doctor.   Two shots and four prescriptions later, I hope to be on the mend soon.  Bronchitis and sinus infection.  Yes indeed that has been a real treat (seriously heavy sarcasm here). 

Things I never dreamed I would be doing at 46 years old are how my 2010 ended and 2011 began.  I've spent the last week searching, seeking and interviewing day care centers.  I've heard the word "Full" more times than I can count and gasped at the fees way too many times.  Do you guys know how much day care is these days?  Seriously?  God opened the door for one today and I have only to sign our little guy up.  It hurts my heart to think about dropping him off each day - just not what I want to do.  He's done so well adjusting to living in our home full time these past three weeks and I would love nothing more than to be here with him keeping his routine in his home - but that is not to be.  After all -  we are still raising a 10 year old and a few young adults.  He brings such joy to our home and I pray that God's Will alone be done with regards to his future.  If you are reading this and want to add him to your prayer list it would be much appreciated.  We want the best for him and God's Will in our lives.  It will be a journey that has unhappy ending all over it for some involved.  But he is a baby and he needs a voice for him.  Thanks for loving on him with prayer. 

I've been a reader over at Living Proof for several years and wanted to join in on the scripture memory team but allowed fear of failure to control that.  BUT not this year - I logged in and signed up.  I am in and I want so much to succeed with memorizing my 24 verses this year.  That should be an easy task - but being committed to seeing it through may not be easy.  I'm going to do my very best to succeed - it is only gain - I have absolutely nothing to lose - I need to spend lots more time learning scripture.  Check it out right here and get on board with us.  Then I'll see you in Houston next year :)  My dear friend Martha is my inspiration and my accountability partner in this - but we can always fit you in.  hint hint to some of my friends!!
My first verse to commit to memory is II Timothy 1:7 But God does not give us a spirit fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  Seemed fitting to one who fears failure....  So - cheer me on if you like and join me if you will.

Love you all - Happy New Year - May you be blessed abundantly in 2011.

Diane