Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Are We There Yet?

The longer I live the more I understand how some folks can get cynical/callous to life. I've even been told I have that problem. It's not that people necessarily intend to come across as such. Life just has a way of making us see things things through our experiences. It doesn't mean we are wrong just that our lens has been shaped differently.

This evening I went to the viewing of a Godly man. Him and his wife have been a blessing over the years to my parents. Earlier today someone posted about the passing of a loved on unexpectedly. Tonight, I'm reading more posts of a Grandma making the crossing. My own family has a loved one laying at deaths door. 

I read of the growing hatred toward the Jews. I read that Europe is involved. Again 

I read or hear of this marriage biting the dust and that person being diagnosed with the dreaded C word. 

It seems like a lot for one day. I must admit, it does cause me to feel cynical. It makes me want to pull a blanket over my head and cry out to God "are we almost there yet?".

         I'm homesick for Heaven.
That place where there is NO sin.
That place where there will be no sickness. 
That place where the eye will forever be dry. 
That place where fear has no room. 
Heaven! I want to go there!
I want to watch as the lion lays down beside the lamb. 
I want to meet the 2 little people I never got to hold. 
I want to sit and talk to the Grandma I never got to meet. 
Heaven! I want to go there!
To live forever with the One who died for me. 
To sing His praises for all eternity!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Autumn is Striking!

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Greetings from Ohio! You are probably thinking "she got her computer fixed". Well I hate to inform you but that hasn't happened. Yet anyway! So here I am tapping away one finger at a time. Probably what some of you do even with a full size keyboard :-)

I didn't want to wait when I have things to saw. Not sure how centered, etc my pictures will be but I'm giving it the best shot I know from a small screen.

You probably know that September is here ;-) and it's come full swing. The nights are cold! We get in the van to head for school in morning to the view of our breath. Light weight jackets that have been hidden away our once again cluttering the back door.
Thankfully! My flowers are still blooming! Not sure how much longer the roses will bloom as the city-slicker deer think they taste delightful. Grr!

P.S. This has become a rather agonizing post. Adding pictures as I go has complicated things. I've had to delete them. Will add when I'm finished.

Returning to the post at hand! :-)
BTW, today is a most gorgeous day! Beautiful, blue sky with big fluffy clouds. The sun is warming the earth. Butterflies are fluttering all around the still-blooming flowers. It's Sunday which means the house is quiet! Happy sigh!

I was driving through town to Walmart the other day and I spotted a house  all decked out in its Autumn finery. So I figured, it was safe for me to do the same thing. Now I must say, I'm not begrudging Autumn for being on it's way and giving us signs of it's soon arrival. I'm just a wee bit sad that that means soon my flowers will die and it will all be over for another year. With that said, I do LOVE the colors of Autumn. They are my favorites!

And this week I've puttered here and there helping them to show up at our house. I would call it our cottage but Mr. Z has emphatically informed me we don't live in a cottage. It's a shame he's so behind the times because cottage is nothing more than a cozy, homey abode. I'm very thankful to NOT live in a mansion. Mansions/castles - they aren't my thing. Quite often when I'm talking to God I ask him to build me a small cabin beside the crystal river. I don't want no golden mansion :-) Now how did I get on that rabbit trail?!

Back to Autumn! Our house has sprouted some reds, yellows, and oranges here and there.  It does lend an air of coziness around here. Especially when I burn the "pumpkin waffle" candle my friend gave me. Yum!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

O Dear...

Here it is September and I have missed a few weeks in blog land. Thanks to a computer that won't even turn on. I'm tapping away here, 1 finger at a time using my phone. Horror  Thus the reason for my silence. Blogging is no fun under these painful conditions. :-) Not to mention a lack of pictures and well you know me, the visually oriented writer.  Ha! Maybe that's why I have a hard time staying focused on my book writing. It's a novel not a picture book.  I know I know I'm pretty pathetic. :-)

In other news, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting with my mommy last month. Man! Last month?! How is it possible I can already say that. Didn't we just put our snow shovels away last week? The summer is crazy gone. The kids are back in school. Now that I'm not complaining. Especially on the days when it's just me and girly at home. Besides that positive I'm not ready for summer and all my beautiful flowers to end. Sniff sniff

Speaking of school, this year a rather special to me. The girl that became my best friend in 4th grade is now sending her kids to our school. And 1 of her boys is in the same class as mine(5th grade).  We've come full circle in life. Our lives separated for several years due to me living far far away.  It might not always be this way, but I'm thankful that in this chapter of life God has allowed our lives to mesh one more time.

 Not sure how much you will hear from me via blog land while the comp-u-tater is broke. Sitting here tapping with 1 finger is not very inspiring :-) So until next time I trust this month is a good one and that you will find Jesus to be your everything.

Good Night!!
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