Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thanksgiving for what matters...

I'm thankful to God for His love. For His creation & plan since before He set time as we know it into motion. I'm thankful for the sacred order of nature He set up, which causes everything to move perfectly in unison when we follow His design ~~ for man and woman and their holy union within marriage, for the strength of a man leading His household in the pattern of Christ loving the church, and the unparalleled beauty of a woman gently and lovingly following His lead and remaining under his covering. I am thankful for parents who lead their children in Biblical teaching and love ~ day in and day out ~ through sleepless nights, potty training, reading, loving, serving and beyond. Who don't tire and throw in the towel, but instead hit their knees again morning after morning and trust the One who created them to grant them wisdom, patience and faithfulness. I am thankful for the joy of children and their wide-eyed zest. I am thankful for children's hearts & child-like hearts who look only into the eyes of our Father & drop everything else. Who kneel before Him, bowing low, with empty hands held upward, knowing God our Father is trustworthy & good. I am thankful for Christ & God's unfathomable sacrifice of love. I am thankful for the Holy Spirit who fills our hearts and minds with peace and faith. I am thankful for the church ~ the bride of Christ. For a body of believers, locally, who pour out their lives for one another and show great love & faithfulness in the face of adversity. I am thankful for the church ~ universally ~ one body in Christ ~ who loves, honors and prays for one another. I am thankful for every good and perfect gift from above, coming down from the Father of Heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows.    Thank You, Lord. You, alone, are good, and You alone are God. In the name of Jesus, the only who is worthy, Amen. ~ Wendy

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sweet Summertime ~ 6 Fresh Ideas To Make The Most Of The Moments

So, it's here.  Unofficially, summer has arrived.

What to do with that?

Get out there and enjoy it, of course!

Here are some great summery ideas for you:

1.  Plant a garden.  This can be as simple as tending to what you already have or putting in some annuals or seeds.  Either way, get some soil under your fingernails!

2.  Catch some waves.  Find a body of water ~ any body of water ~ and get on in it.  Be it the ocean, a river or local lake, wild water is good stuff.

3.  Paint those piggies.  Sprucing up your toenails with a fun summer hue doesn't have to be an elaborate process.  Give your soles a quick pumice in the shower, followed by a lather of lotion and coat of color.

4.  Meander.  I enjoy nothing more than a good hike through the forest, along a sandy beach; or even a simple walk through the neighborhood.  Completely brain cleansing, I tell  you.

5.  Laugh.  Try it.  I've even taken to practicing smiling when I'm going about my housework.  It's true ~ weird ~ but true.

6.  Eat more ice cream.  Enough said.

Enjoy today,