Archive for the 'Encouragement' Category

What I Wish…

Monday, August 4th, 2014

I wish that no one ever had to hurt again! I know that is unrealistic. I seem to have unrealistic wishes. When I was a little kid, my mom would ask what I wanted for Christmas and I’d say, “I want everyone in the world to know Jesus.” She would say, “Well that’s nice but […]

Perusing My Blog

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

I was perusing my blog the other day. I shared it with some friends from church and then for some reason wanted to find a particular post. I looked through my favorite posts (Have you read all of these by the way?) and then followed links at the end of posts. As I read, I […]

Needing Help

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

When Lee was gone and I needed help, it became very difficult for me to ask for help. I was thinking about this last night and wondering why. I think that partly it’s because I needed so much help all the time. I got tired of asking. I got tired of needing help. I didn’t […]

Who Knew?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Who knew that asking if you were there would generate so many comments? I DID say it was a lame attempt to get comments–guess it worked. I did change my feed to not be a snippet. I don’t remember where or when or if I did that on purpose. If you have time to let […]

Choosing Thankfulness

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The past few days, I seem to be caught up in several situations that are less than pleasant. Grouchy people, people making sure that others always know about other’s sins (mistakes, failures, past…). I have to be honest that it gets so wearisome and I think “What in the world is going on?” and “How […]

Crashing At The Olympics

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Apparently, the winter Olympics seem to give me ideas for blog posts. Here’s one I wrote last time about our thoughts on the skier who came in dead last. Last week, I was watching figure skating. The US men’s skater was horrible. I saw him skate previously every time he fell. Really? What in the […]

My Word For The Year

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Once in awhile, I choose a word for the year. I first saw this idea on some scrapbooking blogs and though it was good. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I just don’t end up following through on them and would rather set some goals and plans to shape my year–I guess that’s sort of […]

When Your Friend Hurts

Friday, October 11th, 2013

I’ve heard a few prayer requests from hurting people lately and they say things like, “I don’t want to whine.” It makes me sad that they feel they’re whining by asking for prayer support. It made me think of the times when I was so burdened and weighed down by what I was living through […]

Thankful

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I’m so thankful that I’ve had so much help while I recuperate. I didn’t plan to have extra complications but I did and I’ve needed help. Lee of course was an amazing help to me at 1st. When he had to go back to work, friends have helped me with errands and my appointments at […]

So Different

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Several comments left on my baby/pregnancy posts have mentioned how far we’ve come or how different our life is now. It IS! I was talking with a friend of mine last week and she said, “Your life is so different right now. Your husband has a job. You have a reliable car. You’re having a […]