Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
So here are the blogs I will pass the award to:
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word
And I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
And everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
Both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
Or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
And attentiveness from one person
And gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw 'G': I thought of God, followed by 'u' and 'i'.
'God, 'u' and 'i' dance.' God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life and once
again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
And mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God,
Trusting God to lead and to guide you through each
season of your life.
This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.
If God has done anything for you in your life,
Please share this message with someone else.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards; so let's continue
to pray for one another.
And I Hope You Dance !
Friday, January 23, 2009
Connie at http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com/
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We almost have the decorations down, so hopefully I can tolerate the pain and get some spring cleaning done early. One of my friends is going to paint for me---getting rid of the wallpaper and painting the room a soft brown color.
I will return tonight and hopefully have some Great news. Love, hugs, and prayers, Pat
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Al has been helping put the decorations away and from the looks of things, it may take until February. Not sure my back can handle this anymore, so only the big things will come out next year and the little things will stay packed away. We are considering getting a 9ft tree and getting rid of some of the others. The smaller trees are easy to handle, but all the 6's are just too much, so I'll keep my gingerbread tree and snowman tree, because they stay decorated and covered.
I have been sitting in the bed and making candy bouquets. This passed Sunday, the benefit raised over $3,700. It was a very long day and I called Al before I left to get my injections ready. I didn't win a cake but I won some nice prizes and that night I won $125 and picked up orders for Valentine bouquets.
Well I am going back to packing boxes for Al to put away. I hope those in the "cold" stay warm. Have a great day and savour each new day. Love and Hugs, Pat
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I am hoping that by reaching people who don't know about this, it will help save lives. I get my protein from peanut butter because I don't eat red meat unless it is ground as in a hamburger. With those who are fighting cancer or weak immune system like me, you can't be too careful these days about what you eat. Please take this link and help save someone from getting ill or worse.
You know you're from Louisiana when...
-Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside, even in December.
-You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a 'New Orleans-based' movie or TV show.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I scooped up the pink sewing box filled with old wooden spools that sold for 15 cents, but not sure how old they are. The ornament is Eloise and is a Christopher Radko, which I don't collect, but was too adorable.
Today I am asking you for prayers for Joyce's (secretgarden)friend who passed away yesterday after a short battle with cancer. She was only 49 years old and leaves behind children. She is from my home town in Crowley, but not sure if I know her personally. I meet so many people at my craft shows, so by face, I may know her family.
Joyce was with her and that to me is a gift. Joyce, you are all in my prayers and I hope the poem gives the family some comfort. Big Hugs to you.
I am stuck in bed today waiting for the doctor's office to open. Will explain later, just keep us all in your prayers.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
I am so ready to start boxing up everything, but we always wait until the 5th. It seems as though the trials are continuing---my aunt had to have an emergency surgery last night for an obstruction and lost 6" of her large intestines. Luckily she became very sick, other wise, it would have been worse. She is doing good today and we are all grateful.
Even though the last 8 years have been hell, I have so much to be thankful for and we have received so many Blessings from God, family, and friends.
The 5Th officially starts Mardi Gras Season, but the King cakes are already in the stores, not to mention Valentine. I didn't go to any after Christmas sales, but hoping that Joannes will still have these organizers for glass ornaments that I Need!
My Joys today
Blessings from God
A beautiful email from Donnie
My aunt is okay
Deena is doing better
Our weather is nice
I wish all of you, better days ahead, but I am sure most of you are like us---tightening our belts and forgetting about the "Wants" and concentrating on the "Needs". I did some more organizing and I just cleared a space to work, so hopefully I can get back to what I like to do. Have a great weekend. Love and Hugs to all.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Today started out a very good day. I was still up waiting for the New Year to ring in and Bryan sent this photo he took on his way to Lake Charles. I don't know if you see it, but I certainly do and he was over joyed when he saw it and stopped to take the picture. At the top of the photo, it also appears to be a man in a cowboy hat, which his dad used to wear. I love cloud formations and this one just made my day.
I have so much to be thankful for, even though it has been a rough year. God has given us many blessings and we are thankful to him that we are not faced with a financial crisis as so many people are. But like everyone else, we have to tighten our belts and give up a few things that we like. I did spend part of the day, cleaning up my craft room and making space to work.
I hope that all of you have a healthy, happy, and joyful year. Love and Hugs, Pat