Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook for May 2014


Simple Woman

I am looking forward to...alone time.

I am important the Holy Spirit is.  As I read with new eyes, I see how often this part of the trinity is mentioned in both new and old testaments.

Around the lazy, weary self sees work that needs to be done.

I am painful Mother's Day is for so many women.  It is breaking my heart.

A favorite quote for today...Illusions are dangerous people; they have no flaws.

One of my favorite things...people going out of their way to say hello to me.  It makes me feel so special.

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Enjoy quiet time.

A peek into my day...


This was taken three plus years ago.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014


    Zowie!  We made it to the end of the A to Z Challenge!  See you next year if not sooner!


    Yogi Berra was a Yankee baseball great.  Besides his great athletic abilities, he was known for some very interesting observations:

    “When you come to a fork in the road … take it”

    “Never answer an anonymous letter”

    “I didn’t really say everything I said”

    “Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel”


    Xeranthemum Annuum

    I just like the way the word looks.  This is what it is:


    Without a Leg to Stand On...But With Hope

    Because of diabetes, my mother-in-love needed to have the lower half of one leg amputated.  (Sorry if the title offends....this is not my intention and I am not making light of this.)

    When she died in January, my daughter told my granddaughter that Grandma is in heaven with two legs bouncing around a field of flowers.

    This is how my Isabella sees this tableau:

    I lost the picture!  I will try to get it back!

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Going Viral

    I pray a great revival of hearts and minds in the church; that the Word of God, the Bible will be the final authority in our hearts.

    I pray for a great awakening in my land and throughout the world.  May the love of Jesus go viral in the hearts of men, women and children throughout the world before it is too late.  Amen.

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    (almost) Unbearable

    When we decide to have children, we think of precious newborns, inquisitive toddlers, cuteness and innocence.  What we don't think of is an emerging human being with opinions and weaknesses, rebellion and pain.

    Seeing one of my children or my granddaughter in pain can do me in.  There are times I think it is unbearable.  Even prayer and reading the Word of God can have little effect...or so I think...

    Last week, there was a night I thought I was going to break, literally.  A number of years ago, I was  hospitalized (my choice) for depression and anxiety but have grown enough in knowledge and faith to be able to stand up to the demons that plague me.

    My precious granddaughter has been going through a rough time and I became so upset that I felt like nothing could bring me strength.  People are praying about the situation and there is comfort in that but I was about to crack.

    For several months, I have been writing out  my prayers so I went to my prayer spot and cried out my pain and the injustice of what is happening to my girl.  I reminded God of His promises to those who love Him and trust Him.  I laid it all on His broad, broad shoulders.

    And I slept well for the first time in a very long time.