Whether your mother is loving or distant, caring or critical, this is a place to stop and reflect about the challenge of that maternal bond.
All daughters and mothers are welcome!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Starting Anew

 A New Year, a New Chapter!

As uncertainty looms for many of us,
especially if you are out of work like my husband is...
anticipating something special or better in the new year
can be a challenge.

But so much of life unfolds in an unexpected way!
Truly, we have no guarantees in this world...
the LOVE of GOD found in JESUS CHRIST.

Know Him and know Peace.

I'm reminded of a simple and profound hymn
that I learned in 1978 when I
first came to Christ:  Trust and Obey.

If I take the lyrics to heart:
Trust and obey for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus,
but to trust and obey.

Then my trusting eliminates fretting or worrying!

Praying that when 2011 ends
I will look back and see
that I was better at trusting and obeying.

~ New Year's Blessings to You and Yours  ~

Friday, December 24, 2010

Under My Roof!

I woke up at 4:00am and made a cup of tea.
It is Christmas Eve morning and I am thrilled to have both of my children and both of my grandchildren under my roof!
They've all come "home" for Christmas!
From busy lives and dizzy schedules, they hopped on planes and braved the crowds, all to spend this wonderful time of year with their folks.  And my heart overflows!

This Christmas is extra special, as it is the last one we will ever spend in our cozy home in Central Florida.
After 11 1/2 years, GOD is moving us on and He hasn't told us where yet!
Surprises are fun and this one will be a particular delight...when we find out where we are moving to.

But for this moment, I have all my chicks gathered and even if my head won't clear from the fog of a nasty cold, I will enjoy every moment...reading books to my 4yo grandson, doing puzzles, playing dominos, baking Christmas cookies, snuggling with my 6 month old grandson, watching movies and singing songs!

~ This grandmother's heart is full ~

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Already?

Dear Ones,

How are you doing with all your Christmas preparations?
Somehow the season has taken me by surprise!
How is it possible that the first week in December has come and gone?
Oh, how I'd like to enjoy this annual celebration of Christ's First Advent.
I tell myself that it's not too late...maybe I can factor in some rest and reflection...how about you?

Of course I'm hosting a staff party tonight for my Pregnancy Center Volunteers,
then another party for the Board of Directors next week and attending various get togethers for my husband's ministries. Oh, to keep my eyes on Christ!

And enjoy the real meaning of this festive month.

Anticipating a great blessing in just 14 days!
Daughter Katie and her family will be joining us which means we will have
GRANDCHILDREN in the house!
My heart will be soooooooooooo full...I can't wait.

Praying for you to know the best blessings of Christmas
the Love, Peace and Hope
found in Jesus Christ.