Today . . . .

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee!
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be--
Nearer, my God, to thee,
Nearer to thee! --Sarah F. Adams.
Today. . . . I woke up ready to jump start my day. It was the last day at work before my Christmas vacation. I was so excited that it was finally here, that I couldn't wait to get my eight hours over as fast as possible. 

Today. . . . I was to drop off to two of my delivery ladies boxes so they could make that donation before the Christmas Holiday. It didn't quite happen like that. I only had one box ready, the other still not filled. I wasn't able to wash all the baby blankets, because the dryer was overfilled with quarters. It would not fit another round of items. By the time the association came, it was too late and I had to go to work. 

Today. . . . It was was the last day of my Beth Moore Bible …

Another Lesson

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Lord, with what courage and delight
    I do each thing,
  When Thy least breath sustains my wing!
    I shine and move
    Like those above,
    And, with much gladness
    Quitting sadness,
  Make me fair days of every night.

You know how you have good intentions in the beginning, but somehow things become routine and you begin to have doubts. Doubts whether this has been a good idea or not. I've signed up for this Beth Moore Bible study that will last about six or seven weeks. We meet once a week in the morning for an hour and a half. Perfect. I can get my bible study in before work. It's what I've always wanted, right?

Yeah, I did. Plus, the minute I get there, I'm happy. Isn't that how things always are with us people? It's the in-between that we have a problem with, we just don't want to do the work. We want to get there quickly without any…

A Poem, A Poem

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Well, the snow finally came. Not as much as I was hoping for, but then, I'm not off from work just yet. It fell overnight on the  8th and 9th of December. According to the old wives tale, we should have about 8 or 9 snowfalls this Winter. We will see, it did work last year. 

It is Sunday today and my plans have changed for the day. Sometimes, that happens to us where unexpectedly things are altered and we have to adjust. I'm finishing up some baby blankets for a delivery that will be going out this coming week. I need to pass it on to my delivery person, Crystal, by this Tuesday. I wanted to stuff the box with as many blankets as I can for the low income moms. 

Sundays usually mean two things for us: One, Church and the other, family time. No matter what else we may have going on that day, it usually is centered around these two things. Church has to happen and so does Supper…

A Loop At A Time

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

The little worries which we meet each day
  May lie as stumbling-blocks across our way,
  Or we may make them stepping-stones to be
    Of grace, O Lord, to Thee.

I have been working on this queen-sized afghan project for a few weeks now and I have to say, it's coming out pretty darn good. I'm almost holding my breath as to how easy it has been to crochet this item. Every year, I have this co-worker who requests either hats or afghans from me. I willingly oblige since she loves everything I make her and she makes a huge contribution (and I mean huge) in yarn. Usually, this donation provides enough yarn for the Winter months. It's an exchange that works well for both of us. 

As the weather has turned colder and rainy, I sat inside crocheting these past few days. I cannot tell you how much crocheting relaxes me. It's the simple action of loop through anoth…

November Days

                                                         Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey. 

Happy the man, and happy he alone, Who can call to-day his own: He who, secure within, can say, "To-morrow, do thy worst, for I have lived to-day." --John Dryden.

November has always been a great time of the year for me. I've always saved up as much of vacation as I could all year round just for this time. My week off usually consisted of spending time in my writing and catching up. I've always looked to this, because no matter what I was doing, it was done in a relaxing way.

This time around, it really didn't happen. I've had quite a bit of running errands to take care of and family came visiting. For the first time in years, it actually felt like a Holiday. You see, the family has always gone to the in-laws during Thanksgiving so none of us really had dinner together. Emily and I would have our Tofurkey spending the day watching movies. 

All of this togethe…

A Toxic Friendship

Everyday is a brand new day, everyday is a journey.

Let thy day be to the night
A letter of good tidings! Let thy praise
Go up as birds go up--that when they awake,
Shake off the dew and soar.
--Jean Ingelow.

I think we all have had toxic relationships whether they were intimate or casual friendships. I've had both. One of my main concerns and struggles have been in maintaining a personal relationship with women my age. For some reason, they may begin well, but they never end well, especially if they're married.

The problem is, I think, that I'm a very strong character. I don't need a companion to use the ladies room. I have gone to parties without a date. I can eat in a restaurant all by myself. I am comfortable being all by myself. I've become accustomed to handling things all by myself. 

It's also true that everyone handles struggles differently. There are some people who fall on their knees when trials bec…

Where Is My Heaven?

Everyday is a brand new day,
                                                                  everyday is a journey.

I have learned, as days have passed me,
Fretting never lifts the load;
And worry, much or little,
Never smooths an irksome road;
For do you know that somehow, always,
Doors are opened, ways are made;
When we work and live in patience
Under all the cross that's laid. --Unknown.
Oh, how I long for Heaven on Earth. A Heaven where peace dwells among every living creature of God. A place where money doesn't exist. People work because they enjoy what they are doing. We all have a purpose in our life and we get to it. 

I often imagine what Heaven will be like. I am comforted by the knowledge that our Lord is preparing a place of peace and sanctity for us. A place where we don't worry about gaining weight or becoming sick. A place where evil doesn't exist, but joy and peace reside. 

When I was young, I was …