It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chapter 2, Page 28, Book 10



CELEBRATING SUNDAY – THE LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY

I’m not in the least sorry to see this month end. As you all know this month of SNOW has been tough on a lot of us.

The Good News is that time waits for no one and it does MARCH on.

March will be sure to bring us a little bit of better weather.

March is an in between month,
When wintry winds are high.
But milder days remind us all,
Spring's coming by and b
y.

It’s time to give ourselves that Spring Tune up that we need. The winter months have been long and we begin itching to revive our houses and acquire that freshness that we want to invade us as the first signs of spring arrive.

Just like our houses need sprucing up, it may be that we need it too

one of the biggest areas of struggle for most of us -- removing the junk from our minds. Long kept unforgiveness and bitterness is like old baggage in the attic you just can't seem to part with. You are so familiar with it, you don't even realize how it is hindering your life.

Some of us take life too seriously, or we take ourselves too seriously. We need to learn to laugh at ourselves

Our lives are usually filled with chaos and a whole lot of baggage that weighs us down. Getting rid of the unwanted and nuisance will free us up to experience and accept new and relevant things in our lives.

Spring cleaning your life today for a brighter tomorrow will allow you to experience the wonderful thing the Creator has in store for you.

A little birdie told me that ...spring is
in the air

Usually Sunday here at my house is the day for Renewal and Refreshment, Relaxation and Rest. A day to get ready for a new work week . Today, however is a little different to say the least as I’m expecting my newest grand’babe’ to be born. DS#6 called last night to say they were headed for the hospital. No news yet this morning, but I will be on my way there a little bit later this morning.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers always but especially on Sundays when I take the extra time to walk humbly with my Lord.

‘On Ya’-ma

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chapter 2, Page 27, Book 10

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THERE IS SPRING
By William A. Ward

Where there are love and generosity, there is joy.
Where there are sincerity and sacrifice, there is friendship.
Where there are harmony and simplicity, there is beauty.
Where there are prayer and forgiveness, there is peace.
Where there are moderation and patience, there is wisdom.
Where there are conflicts and c
rises, there is opportunity.
Where there are wonder and adventure, there is growth.
Where there are adoration and confession, there is worship.
Where there are compassion and concern, there is God.
Where there are faith and hope, there is spring.

I like to think that once you’ve made it through February, the worst is over and spring is just around the corner. I know it will come again, Spring really is just a few weeks away now. I’ve been counting and it’s 21 days till Spring.

Just for fun I put a couple of bouquets of artificial Daffodils in my flower box on the front porch and now they are all covered with snow. Mountains of snow have appeared everywhere and in most cases they are the old ones that have been there for awhile with some new snow on top.

Soon March will be here and things will start changing in our part of the world. Yes, we do sometimes get our heaviest snows in March, but they are not the lasting kind. The snow melts and little by little we’ll see signs of life returning.

Hang in there every one! It is Super Saturday, the day I try to get things done around my house. I hope your day is a Super one too!

‘On Ya’-ma

Friday, February 26, 2010

Chapter 2, Page 26, Book 10



CELEBRATING FANTASTIC FRIDAY

One kind word can warm three winter months

Japanese Proverb

Perhaps this winter seems so long because there has been very little kindness in it. It has be brutally cold and chilling. After the joy of holidays it’s been downhill as far as weather goes for sure.

As we face yet another winter storm my only good thoughts are that next winter I can hibernate. Not today though. Looking out the window I do wish I could stay in and not go out. I’m listening to the news and trying to decide whether or not to try to go to work.

The deciding factor is of course can I make it out my driveway.

Thankfully it is Friday and tomorrow I can stay in with no question.

Take good care all!

I do hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

‘On Ya’-ma

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chapter 2, Page 25, Book 10

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Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending

Author Unknown

I read that keeping our interests wide and varied keeps us wide and varied, and opens up many doors that otherwise would be closed.

I don’t know if doors will open for me, but I do have a lot of interests. I’m not a specialist in any field by any means but I love a variety of different pastimes.

Lots of people say that I’ll be bored when I no longer work away from home, but I cannot foresee that happening at all. During the nice weather months which is usually April through October here, I take off to my camper at every opportunity.

When I am home the flowers and yard work will keep me busy and happy too. I love being outside. I like enjoying the flowers and keeping things neat and tidy outside as well as in.

November and December are mostly filled with getting ready for and enjoy the holidays.

The months of January, February and March are the tough ones here in my part of the world but I have a craft room full of things waiting to be done and I also have an attic and a basement full of treasures that need to be sorted through and organized.

There is also the big job of getting my living room and dining room painted. That will definitely take up a big spot of time. By the time I get that done it will be time to move on to painting the bedrooms.

If all else fails I have closets that need cleaning out . Believe me there will never be a dull moment here at my house. My life is not going to be filled with work by any means. There will be plenty of play time too.

This is THANKFUL Thursday and I’m very thankful I have a life full of varied interests.

I hope your Thursday is one that makes you THANKFUL too.

‘On Ya’-ma