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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 31 – WINNER IS – IF ONLY I COULD GIVE AWAY A COPY TO EACH OF YOU

10 Nov

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FINALLY, this is my last post for the #write31day challenge and I am only a week behind.  Actually I am ten days behind, but who is counting.  Meeeeee.  I am so relieved to get this behind me.

Today I have a big surprise.  I will also be revealing the winner of the Jennifer Rothschild book 66 Ways God Loves You.   If only I could give everyone of you one I would.  This book is just precious, and again, I highly recommend it for a great Christmas present.

Thank you to each one who visits my blog.  Thank you to each of you who responded here and on Facebook.

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The winner is Lisa Burgess at LisaNotes.  Congratulations Lisa.

 

 

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 30 – CUT – SALADS

7 Nov

My husband loves salad.  Since the #write31days word for day 30 is cut I could not come up with anything else.  Here’s a salad I recently made and he loved it.  It had assorted healthy lettuces, boiled eggs, cucumbers, bacon, corn, carrots, black beans, black olives, chicken breasts, red bell pepper, and tomatoes.

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Hopefully Fall will be here in a few days or so they say.  We had a record setting October for temperatures in the upper 80s.  I can not wait to make up our first pot of soup with lots of cut up veggies.  This is my favorite hamburger soup.

IMG_4155[1]You can find the recipe here

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts. I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

Day 24 – Simple Ways to Share God’s Love and Locally

Day 25 – Sign

Day 26 – Confronting Trials

Day 27 – Bouquet

Day 28 – Eat

Day 29 – Yes – Yes Today

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 29 -DAY – YES TODAY

6 Nov

I’m getting close to finishing up the @write31day challenge.  The prompt for day 29 is day.

Have you taken some time today to search for Him.  We have TODAY – yes TODAY.  We have this moment.  We have this time.  I am speaking to myself because as busy as I am, and as hard as I work, I know at times I am lazy and could be doing so much more.

Ever get bogged down in social media?  I certainly have and can.  I’m trying to do better, but I can get caught up in Facebook and blogging and reading my friends posts and commenting and on and on.

He loves us and wants us to search for Him.

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Have you searched for Him today.  I do every single day.  I was not feeling well last night and I just looked up at sundown and watched the clouds and how pretty they were.

STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! TODAY!

THIS MOMENT WILL PASS.  Ever heard “this too shall pass”.  Me too, and I’ve used it going through hard times, but do you realize this moment will pass?  You will never have this moment again.  We have so many precious moments, and it breaks my heart to see how they are missed because we are on our phone, on our laptop, and so busy with nonsense when our spouses, children and grandchildren are begging and needing our attention.

Today will pass.  Grab hold of this day – this moment.  Make some vivid memories and moments with your loved ones.     Click here to tweet.

Yesterday is gone.  We find that out when we lose someone.  Today a moment can change our lives forever.  We get a phone call that someone has died, and we realized all that we should have done yesterday.

We have this moment to look for Him.  We don’t even have to go outside to see  beautiful moments.  Have you stopped today to look inside?  I am so thankful for grandchildren.  Do you know how many parents and grandparents don’t have the honor of saying that?  I am thankful for their laughter in my walls, and I am thankful for walls.  We are so blessed in this nation, and so busy we don’t stop and give thanks for all that is going on in the walls of our homes.

Are you thankful today for eyes to see all He has created and ears to enjoy sounds all around?  I love listening to birds, and hearing my grandchildren laugh.  Do you?  Have you thanked Him today for eyes to see and sounds to hear?

Oh how He loves you and me!  Remember hearing that throughout the Bible and in many songs?  He does love everyone of us no matter who we are, what we have done, or where we are today.

The thing that resonated with me in this verse this morning as I was watching a beautiful sunrise was those who search will surely find me.  Are you searching for Him this morning?  Are you searching for Him throughout the day?

The longer I study about the Lord and how much He loves me, the more in love I fall with Him. If you look for Him today He’s not hard to find.  Just look out your door at that morning sunrise or this evening at the sunset.  He colors them different for us each day.  Look inside your home at all you have – clothes that need washing, dishes from that morning breakfast, groceries in the pantry, running water to wash  clothes and dishes, children running around pulling out toys, a butterfly or dragonfly fluttering by, a bird outside singing.

Take a moment to write in your journal this morning, and let Him speak to you through the words you write. Sit outside and listen to Him through the sounds you hear or listen to some Christian music.  Read a devotion or a verse or two in your Bible.  He will speak to You with words you are needing to hear.  No matter how much we have sinned.  No matter how far we have strayed He is always there just waiting for us today.

Are you overwhelmed today?  No matter how you might be struggling, take a moment to search for Him right now.    We have this moment.  Savor it right now.

STOP!  LOOK!  LISTEN! 

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  Mark 12:30 ESV

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts. I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

Day 24 – Simple Ways to Share God’s Love and Locally

Day 25 – Sign

Day 26 – Confronting Trials

Day 27 – Bouquet

Day 28 – Eat

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 28 -EAT – FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY

5 Nov

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This is my Day 28 post for the #write31days October challenge.  Well, it’s November 5 and so many things happened in October I got a little behind – well, a lot behind – but in God’s timing I’m never behind.  Had I been on time I would have missed the verse that jumped out at me at church last Sunday which was day 30.  Perfect timing to prick my heart.

The word is eat and for someone who loves to eat this one is a challenge because I know what to eat, how much to eat, but I don’t practice what I know.  I also know I need to exercise, but life gets in the way, and it’s not a priority like watching my grandchildren, Bible study, subbing and blogging.  I know I could make more time but honestly I DO NOT!  Ever been there?  Excuses like I don’t have time, I’m too tired, it’s too hot or too cold or raining so I can’t walk, and lately the allergies have been so bad I’ve been afraid to go out and walk with all the pollen.  With an unusually record setting hot October we have not had cooler temperatures, and we sure have not had a freeze to get rid of the pollen in the air.

I’m working on my weight.  It’s slow because it seems the more I try the harder it gets or life happens and I’m not home to eat healthy, nor to exercise and if I am home there is so much to do with housework, yard work, my studies and my writing or recently the allergies with all the coughing and even fever.

Last Sunday at church during our Bible study class as we were flipping  pages to different verses and whoa –  this stood out at me talking about different crowns.  I have no more to say about eating.  Actually 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 talks about striving for a crown so I read the whole thing, but this one hits home:

The Women’s Study Bible (NKJV) – 1 Corinthians 9:27 – “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

Things I need to remember:

I am in control of disciplining my body.

 I need to be persistent in my food choices in moderation

I need to be more active every day even if it is only for ten minutes.

This picture was taken at our friend Tammy Simmons Rodriguez wedding.  Aren’t the tables beautiful? The food was so, so good.

This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts. I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

Day 24 – Simple Ways to Share God’s Love and Locally

Day 25 – Sign

Day 26 – Confronting Trials

Day 27 – Bouquet

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WRITE 31 DAYS – DAY 27 -BOUQUET

1 Nov

I love flowers.  How about you?  If you are a woman reading this most likely you do.  Honestly, I love any flowers.

A flower bouquet from my yard:

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A flower bed in my yard:

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I love when a child picks a flower and hands it to me.  It’s as beautiful as a big bouquet I get on an anniversary.  A single flower from a precious grandson.  Can it get any better than that?

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And then there are more flower beds, flower pots around the pool and on the porch, hanging baskets, spring fields of flowers:

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Fall artificial flowers:

 

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I love most flowers, but really not roses so much or those lillies.  They just stink a little to me.  However, my daughter had some beautiful light purple colored roses at her wedding and then there are white ones which I do like.  When I walk into a funeral home and lilies, it’s just not pleasant to my nose.  I’ve told my husband I really prefer the pastel colors of daisies and carnations and the spring colors.  I love spring bouquets.  He bought me this one recently and had them add sunflowers because my Mom loved them so much.

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Sometimes my daughter shows up with a little vase of flowers.  They are always beautiful – sometimes bought and sometimes out of her flower beds.  I love them.  She’s grown but still brings me flowers.  I didn’t get a picture of them alone.

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This post is part of the #write31 day challenge.

I would love for you to check out my other #31 days posts. I’m trying to write every day in October:

Day 1 – God Painted The Skies For My Walk This Morning

Day 2 – God Paints Masterpieces

Day 3 – Wardrobe, Baby Cribs/Beds, Infant Items – Ideas/Necessities? Day 4 – Brew – Jehovah, Java and Tea

Day 5- Silence

Day 6 – You Living Life Fully and Abundantly

Day 7 – Tests Into Testimonies

Day 8 – Sometimes Life Seems Like A Muddled Mess

Day 9 – Post-It Sticky Notes To Self and My Man with some FREEBIES

Day 10 – Unknown Twins Revealed

Day 11 – Thanks and Reveal of our Fifth Grand baby

Day 12 – Sky

Day 13 – Aware of Precious Moments Day 14 – We’ve Got Mail, I Love Mail

Day 14 – We’ve God Mail, I Love Mail

Day 15 – Moving Forward Into The Seasons of Life

Day 16 – Finding Joy In The Little Things – 100 Little Things

Day 17 – Bible Studies I Love

Day 18 – Neighborhood Coffee/Tea, Be A Gift To Your Neighbors

Day 19 – He Notices Me – El Roi

Day 20 -Weekend

Day 21 – Park

Day 22 – 66 Ways God Loves You {Giveaway}

Day 23 – Blowout – What To Do

Day 24 – Simple Ways to Share God’s Love and Locally

Day 25 – Sign

Day 26 – Confronting Trials

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