Sunday, July 22, 2012

Eucharisteo For And In All Things

Struggle. I've struggled for nearly decade. I've struggled trying to hang on to control of a life out of control. Struggled to fix things that I cannot fix. Struggled to overcome. Overcome what? My own limitations? Overcome things that are not up to me to overcome? I hurt. I ache. Doesn't anyone care? Isn't there anyone who understands? Yes. There's One. The Lover-Of-My-Soul. He cares! And He understands! He really does! And now I know that He does! Now...if I can just stop struggling. Stop trying to control the things that I cannot. The things that I wasn't created to control. If I can cease the struggle and offer thanks...accept grace offered...then...I will know the joy of which I seek. Thank You, Lord, for ministering to my  heart today...this week. Thank you, Ann, for writing this book. And thank you, Carla, for giving it to me. I accept the challenge and offer eucharisteo for and in all things. In Jesus' name. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My Mother's Best-Ever Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Am getting ready to make a batch of these old family favorites!


2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. oats
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 c. raisins
3/4 c. chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Story

It's FRIDAY! That means it's time for another Five Minute Friday where, we, as our hostess and inspiration, Lisa-Jo Baker, puts it, write "For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not." 

Actually, it's been several weeks since I've had five spare minutes to sit down and write at all on Fridays...or any other day it. Life has been full and crazy lately and it seems that I've not had near enough to time to do the things that I'd like to be doing. But...I've got the morning free, so here goes...


Story. Everybody's got one. But sometimes that story isn't all that we would like it to be. Life isn't what we imagined it would be and we're tired of it. So what do we do? We change what we can change and accept what we cannot as God's will for our lives.

When I was a child I remember this prayer hanging on my parents wall and I'd like to share it with you today...

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr


Have a blessed Friday, Sweet Ladies!

All My Love,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day 2012!

Happy Independence Day, 2012!
"...proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof..." (Leviticus 25:10)
Happy Independence Day, Everyone!!! And Happy Birthday, America! ♥