Monday, January 10, 2011


YIKES!!!!  It's been a week since I posted!  Didn't take me long to fall off the wagon, huh?  Well, I would try to recap what the past 7 days entailed, but I can't remember.  LOL  Again, that is one of the reasons I need to blog daily, so I don't forget!

The highlight of the past week had to have been our grandson's birthday party!  He turned 3 on Christmas Day.  We held off on his party so that he could get the full enjoyment of a birthday party separate from Christmas.  Actually, I think the guy made out better with his birthday gifts than he did for Christmas. LOL  He got lots of nice gifts and all of his aunts and his great aunts and great uncles, as well as the great grandparents were there and even his great-great uncle was there. It really was a housefull but he had a great time.

It has been more of an adjustment than I thought it would be having Shelby & Jalen move out on their own.  Though we still see them every day, it is just different.  I miss the little guy giving me hugs and kisses before bedtime each night.  But I know this is a good thing for them and I can see positive things coming from it already.  Change is not always easy, but good things can come from it when we allow it to.

Here's looking to a productive week ahead!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


So this morning I was reading in Proverbs, chapter 2 to be precise, and I started thinking about all the references to wisdom and how to get it, etc.  I've heard a lot of sermons that quote James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all..."  Most of those sermons apply that verse to anything we need to know.  But if you look at it in context, it is clear that what James is saying here is that if we don't have the wisdom to understand how trials and tempations work in our lives to make us mature, then we can ask God to give us the wisdom to understand "that".  So, if that verse applies to wisdom for that specific thing, are there Scriptures that explain how we get wisdom for other things in life?  I think that is what I discovered in reading Proverbs 2 today.  It actually kind of reads like" "He is ____ for you or will do _____, if you are/do ______." 
Proverbs 2:6-10 (New International Version, ©2010)

6 For the LORD gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7 He holds success in store for the upright,

he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

8 for he guards the course of the just

and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just

and fair—every good path.

10 For wisdom will enter your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

I just thought it was another great passage to ponder at the beginning of a new year, and how encouraging it is to know that HE GIVES US WISDOM so that we can understand what is right and wrong, so that we will know how to live our lives.  We have no excuses....wisdom is ours! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

1-1-11  It is officially here!  The beginning of 2011!  It is the time when people make goals for things they hope to accomplish over the next 12 months.  I, like most everyone else, have a list of goals I want to shoot for this year as well.  I make them every year, but sad to say, for the most part, at the end of the 12 months I have not really achieved any of the goals I set.  This year I hope to change that.  At the top of my "list" this year is to "be intentional".  If I can do that, then I should at least be able to end this next year with some success.

Every year one of my main goals is to get more organized.  I can get things organized somewhat but maintaining it is where I run into difficulty.  For years, I have heard how having a planner is the best thing for getting and staying organized and I would agree, I think.  I have bought too many planners to count and while each one of them was "just the one" I thought would work, I just never seemed to get much past the "setting it up" stage.  I do believe that using one would really help me in terms of keeping my life more organized and so it is one of my top priorities this year.  There are many goals I have and maybe if I can get it organized on paper, I will eventually be able to see progress in every goal I've set.

I know I've said it before, but another top goal of mine is to maintain my blog on a regular basis.  I have thought about setting a specific purpose for my blog so as to attract more readers perhaps, and I have had some ideas about how to do that, but overall, I really want my blog to just be an extension or record of who I am.  So it will likely have many components.  I hope to soon be able to design it better, but I haven't had the funds to hire a designer for it and I would honestly prefer to learn how to design it myself so I could change it as often as I wanted.  In the meantime, I will just work with what I've got and be grateful for it.:)

So, as 2011 gets underway, I hope we all can believe for a better year ahead and that we will all be more intentional in our living, and that when the dawn of 2012 approaches, we can look back and see how far we've come!