Monthly Archives: July 2011

Day 32 of 72 : the morning that went really wrong!


I straddled the leg on either side.  ( this is unedited…sorry.  Didn’t have time…lol!)

discerning a little to late that it might not be a good idea .. I swung my right leg over the fence.  With the slope being steep and scattered about with loose rock both my feet were sent sliding a couple of feet before I caught my fall with both hands..and there I sat…scraped and bleeding but no broken bones.

tinywhitedaisies:  twobluebirds: Roses (by Ornamelle)

I overslept. Two mornings in a row.  Instead of my usual 6:00 to 7:00 … I had dreamt until 8:30!  The first morning was wonky but I lived with it.  The second… not so much.  I have been enjoying my quiet time so much..My days just aren’t the same without it. So yesterday- I woke panicked grabbing a quick cup of coffee and slammed the quiet time door.  My whole countenence was screaming ” hurry”.  I confessed this to God of course but He knew full well.  I hadn’t written in two days so I “ hurried” through reading, praying and such.  Grabbing my computer I opened it to a box that said ” unauthorized changes made to windows ” long story short – I couldn’t get it to work. By this time I was whining ( yes – literally outloud ) ..semi stomping down the hall to grab the other computer…the black one!  it  is not my favorite .. it is SO slow but I typed out some words.  Now – all of this took about 45 minutes.  It is already almost 10:00!  I still have to exercise and shower before I can start my day.

I get dressed in my workout clothes and go to grab the ipod and it is not on the charger! You’ve got to be kidding me!  I was going to get on the treadmill to try and run today.  It has been several months since I’ve ran giving my back plenty of time to heal.  This mood of mine is getting real stinky and I know it! I was way out of whack but still determined to hurry to the next task.  The treadmill.  I DISLIKE very much to run without music. It is pure torture but I tell myself to suck it up and do the 40 minute jog and be done.  So I put a bandaid on the blister that I’ve been nursing from walking and head downstairs.  I plug in the power card and no lights.  OK I breathe…I can handle this.   I look down and see that it is not plugged in so I get off and connect it and get back on to plug in the power juice!

adriennerobbins:  pineapple & cucumber margaritas

If I were two – I’d have been on the floor throwing a temper tantrum..all out. I took a deep breath in and out turned and shut all of the lights out and headed back upstairs.  In desperation I text my friend..the one I have been daily walking with to see if she could squeeze a walk in with me?  Long story short – she was leaving for Colerado that evening and I was on my own.  Left to stew in my own juice. This didn’t sound like fun and I was vasilatting on just throwing in the towel for the day.  I didn’t want to quit so I hoisted my heart up and set out with Father in tow…hurrying up the hill…steaming mad.

Was this orgestrated or what?  Since my eyeballs opened that morning… it had been a downhill slide.  I wasn’t doing anything to stop myself.

beautiful photos here

He did teach me a lesson on this particular day on this particular walk.  I will share it tomorrow:)

Have you ever had a morning that started out the wrong
way from the moment you opened your eyes?

until tomorrow~



Day 30 of 72 : a road in the wilderness

Did you know that impossible also says I’m Possible? I didn’t until the other day.

My days lately are anticipation LADEN!  I can’t stop talking about Him thinking about Him…wondering what He is up to.  I don’t know what has changed but something has.  The more I want Him the more He gives of Himself.  I am choosing to believe this truth that He deeply longingly desires to give me good things. He’s telling me to be still, stand still, don’t touch because I’m going to do something you wouldn’t believe even if I told you!  Really?

You see – God is making a way where there wasn’t one. At least one my naked eye could see.  I think my spiritual eyes are now seeing..seeing the lies for what they are…LIES.  Father has been waiting for me…I held out my hands..full of my heart and offered it to Him.  There is no one under heaven or earth that I trust more with my heart and my children than the One who knit us together and knows us through and through.

I noticed on my walk the other day that the birds sing throughout the day and God says they don’t worry about what they will eat .. so I thought ” I’m going about my day singing…choosing joy even when it’s hard “.  I gently rest my hand over my eyes to soften the sunshine looking far out ahead and see the the tree trunks hewn down and put to the side.  Now there is much debris from the recently fallen trees that is being carefully and precisely removed and I smile They don’t need my help today and I continue to walk…putting my hand back in His..real tight.

I smile up at Him and He pulls me close.  Peace swallows me as I trust that…

You are making a roadway in the wilderness where there is no way…except You make one. You are doing something new

michelleums:  C.S. Lewis quote

 is He doing something new in your life lately?
making a way where there previously wasn’t one?
I’m possible today and so are YOU:)

 Happy Happy Friday friends~


Day 29 of 72 : finding your way out of the depths


You held out Your hand… I took it. It has been a quiet day after the holiday.  It’s nice.   Not much to say today.  The words are mulling trying to find their way out. These words I’ve walked.  This is a description of people I want to know.  To walk beside.  To learn from. I call them wounded warriors. They are real people who share themselves whole-heartedly.  What is one reason I want to find my way out of the depths?

My children. Their Story.

Chelsee Reece Nikki

I want this not to be The End.  I want to help them write a different ending.

Grace Chelsee

It is worth saying is NEVER to late to start NOW.

I’m starting now.  I’m not going to believe the lie that it is to late.

Nikki Grace Chelsee

geez my hair was blond…

Chelsee Me

that they all growup to be oaks of righteousness…

Nikki Grace Chelsee Me


Grace Dakota


Why? So I can help them find their way….

**found old shutterfly albums…oh so sweet to look back isn’t it?

if you are in the depths or someone you know is today…ask for help or help someone.  The depths can be a very lonely place.  Say an encouraging is always a blessing when we do.



Day 27/28 of 72 : weekend odds & ends

I pinned this key lime cupcake recipe on Pinterest…they looked so scrumtious I thought we’d whip up a batch for the 4th.  Looking at the recipe though – I really didn’t have the time/ingredients to make the cupcakes so instead I bought the stuff for the frosting and we used Duncan Hines French Vanilla … and girls…that frosting is heavenly! and easy.  Worth your time to make it!  and she whipped up a batch of devil’s food to go along with it!  Put them in the refrigerator and let them get nice and cold…grab a glass of milk too:)

Nikki and I spent a few hours shopping and Nikki bought a Papaya purse … I am having purse envy.  I am going to order myself one here as soon as I can.  Go take a peek..some I don’t like but there are a few that are inspiring.  You know I am a word girl:)

I’ve always said my perfect husband would be Forrest Gump and I was not disappointed when I saw Larry Crowne this weekend.   Grace saw Monte Carlo ( the girls said it was a super cute movie ) and Transformersshe held her pee for 2 1/2 hours because she didn’t want to miss a second of Transformers if that tells you anything about the movie:)


Grace and her best friend M have been on a waiting list for Kamp Kanakuk and today in my inbox was a little email that said…Grace can come to Kamp K! M is next on the waiting list and we are sure she will get an email soon!  PRAY pray PraY!:)  I just know God has something really special for them that week.

me and my silly girl

remember smoke bombs? I still love the smell.

Did you have some favorite memories from the weekend…some odds & or ends?:)



Day 26 of 72 : half over


You’re at the halfway mark, Tiffini!

Yup, the year is half over. Did you know that?  The glass is half full. If this were a play, we’d be at intermission now!

I’m asking myself..have I been living my dreams? Taking action on my intentions? Thriving in the present moment?

Have you?

Grace Grandma & Emilee July 4, 2005

As I sit here typing I am watching shoots of lights that burst into a million flashes in the night sky…celebrating the freedom of our country… I can’t help being thankful for the freedom I have in Christ..that freedom and power that is setting this captive free.

Dakota & Grandma July 4, 2005

I love looking back over pictures and reminiscing don’t you?