"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Doesn't he look like he would be
a lot of fun to hang out with? Something
in his eyes tell me he knows
how to enjoy his day to the fullest.
(one of my very first watercolors) 
Life has been bringing a lot of changes in
my part of life over the past few weeks.
(actually over the past few months)
Soon I will take the time to 
share more about it with YOU.
But for tonight, I thought I would remind
myself and let you in on the reminder also to
 Seize The Day!

Live life to the fullest!
Use whatever you've been given and 
Seize The Day!

Found this song and really enjoyed the message. 
Hope you will too.


Please go to my sidebar and mute my music player so you can
enjoy this video.

What does it mean to you to Seize the Day?
You can have more than one answer.

I have many, mostly because
I love variety.
 One of my most favorite is spending 
time with family and friends.

Would love to hear what some of 
your favorite
seizing the day things are. 
Please share.  Pretty please share!

 YOU, my friend,
make my day more special.
Really YOU do!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Sometimes life can hand us situations that we would rather deny
are even real.  Especially when it is completely out
of our own control.

That is when I can no longer
 rely on my own human understanding. 
 Instead, I must believe in God's promise that
he has everything all figured out and
 I can rely on Him and His plan.

"...For I know the plans I have for you,"
 declares the Lord,

"Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
 give you hope and a future..."

Jeremiah 29:11

Sometimes we have to train our HEART
to Imagine the best that is ahead.
Sometimes you even need to pick up your heart
and look it straight in the eye and say,

 "Okay heart, remember your dream, the one
you imagined and hoped for?" 
"It is still there."
"God sees it and he knows all about it." 
 "Imagine His Best!".....

.....and when we do remember to Imagine His Best, 
we shine on the outside, even in spite of our gray and
not so great of circumstances, that are in the background.
 That glow on you is what
brings such wonderful HOPE to others too! 

....and don't worry that by imagining the best
when things are the worst, that you
won't  shine forth
as a REAL and  sincere person. 
(I used to worry about that)

Because, what gives others Hope is seeing you
persevering through, and up and over,
 because of your faith and
your belief in the midst of what you are going through
or have overcome!  Your Real story will
Inspire so many!

Inspiration shows itself in so many wonderful ways.
Just like, in how I am 
so thankful that God has given me friends that are like
little butterflies in my life. 
When I am sad, or afraid, they seem to fly out
of nowhere and land on my shoulder, and remind me
that I am not alone on my journey. They remind me  of the
blessings that God has showered  upon me during
my lifetime and of the many more He is waiting to
rain upon me.....and upon YOU.

Thank you
 for being one of those beautiful butterflies
in my life!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Really! I am alive!

Really I am alive! 
Our computer monitor has been
on the blink the past week! 
And when I say on the blink,
I literally mean it blinks off and on every 2 seconds! 
I tried to be quicker than the blinking
but it was impossible!
This photo shows my goofy smile that I finally
found after days of frustration over
all of that blinking madness!

Anyways......please don't forget me and 
check back tomorrow for a
new overdue post. It' too late tonight,
but  I hope to catch up
with you, my sweet blogging friends,
on your blogs tomorrow. 

I've missed you!!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Love This Idea!

Check out Kristina Bailey-Mixed Media Artist video
below and how she decided to worship God while she created
this painting.

Have a blessed Sunday !

you can scroll down and mute my music so you can hear this video

Friday, October 8, 2010

This Cozy Season Thrills Me!

I  love the Fall season! 
Especially right now
when it is in the 70's through the day and cool enough
in the evenings where you need an extra blanket to 
keep you cozy and warm.

I love pumpkin scented candles and how
they make the house smell yummy!

And of course, I love the orange color
that the  pumpkins bring out  all around the 
neighborhood and the countryside.

I really like these two pumpkin decorating ideas.
Aren't the lanterns painted on the
pumpkins the cutest thing?

(photo courtesy of Country Living Magazine)

I think this one would be so beautiful
as a centerpiece on the Thanksgiving table.
~if you can get your pumpkin to last that long~

(photo courtesy of Country Living Magazine)

Then of course, the color 
of the Fall leaves are 
such a wonderful reminder of what a
great painter and Creator
our God is! 
Isn't it wonderful to know that God loves art too?

Another thing I love about the Fall leaves is
playing in them
with my grandchildren.

This is last year's photo in the leaves 
with my granddaughter.
Her daddy wanted to take a picture of her
in the leaves, but first she said,
"Come on grandma,
you've got to play in them with me!"
There was absolutely  no way 
I was telling her "NO"!!!!
Even with achy knees and all! ha

I also love Fall picnics with my hubby.
(I'll try to get some photos of us soon)
Every now and then after church on Sunday,
we will pack up some hot dogs and a few munchies
and head out to the local State Forest and roast
them there and enjoy the afternoon together.
I love that special time!

I'm an outdoorsy girl who loves nature, so when
hubby decides to spend time with me
out in my favorite part of earth,
it makes me soooooo happy!!!!

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
-   Stanley Horowitz
I would love to hear what your favorite
things are about the Fall season.  Please oh please,
won't you share with me? I'll even eat
a chocolate-marshmallow smore
in your honor if you do. he he
~Enjoy a wonderful weekend~

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Look and See What Belongs To YOU

I promised you that I would be back on Monday
tell you all about what you've 
been given.  I'm sorry that my promise was
delayed until today, Tuesday. 
Life happened again!

 On to more about what I've been learning from

These are my eyes here.
I've embellished them a little- which is part of 
the fun of getting to draw yourself.
 Today, I want YOU
to visually replace my eyes with your own.

Your creator thought up and made those 
eyes especially for YOU.
As a matter of fact, he knows about every little strand
of hair on your head
and about every thought 
in your mind and about every dream 
in your  .

He sees you as a woman
of valor. He's given you a crown and
it looks beautiful with your eyes.

"A woman of valor who can find?  Her 
valor is beyond rubies."
Proverbs 31:11

  He created you and I 
on purpose,
and with this in mind:
That You, his priceless creation,
would be clothed with
Strength and Dignity.

Did you know
that you have the privilege of  wearing
  divine strength 
like a garment?  But sometimes
instead, we can find ourselves giving in to a wave
of insecurities that make us feel weak. 

We all have triggers, if we stop and think about it.
Those triggers tend to make us jump to
the false conclusion of feeling insecure.  If you
stop and think about what those triggers
are, you will probably find 
a false pattern that you've followed
for a very long time.

"But the great news is, you don't have to live 
that way. Insecurity doesn't have
to leave you feeling overexposed, foolish, and as
if you've somehow lost your dignity."
Beth Moore

Identify the triggers and train yourself
to immediately recite this truth to your soul:

"I'm okay. I'm completely clothed. 
I don't have to feel insecure because God 
has covered and protected me with
my very own
strength and dignity."

You are worthy of respect.  Worthy of high esteem!

"No matter how foolish insecurity has tried to make us feel,
we have the right to dignity because God Himself gave it to us.
If we really believed this truth, we wouldn't have to mask
our insecurity with pride. If we knew who we were and what
God has conferred upon us, what everybody else thought of us
would grow less and less significant."
Beth Moore
To sum it all up, YOU ARE:
His priceless creation
A woman of valor

Worthy of respect
Worthy of high esteem and
Clothed with strength and dignity  

Are you feeling like royalty yet? 
You should, because God said you are! 

....oh, and before I go, I want to tell you
that I think YOUR EYES 
look beautiful with your crown.

from your sister princess,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Had to Share

Had to share a quick video of our daughter's and granddaughter
singing a special in their church today.  We were not
there in person to watch and hear but am so thankful for
technology that makes it the next best thing to being there
when you live hours away.

This is a first for our granddaughter (age 4) to sing with 
her mommy (our oldest daughter Jessica on the left)
and her aunt (our youngest daughter Jaymie)
As you will be able to tell, she really enjoyed herself
and the microphone!

for a closer and better view
click  here  and it will take you to YouTube to view.

Have a great
afternoon on this fine Sunday!
See you tomorrow.