Saturday, February 11, 2012


"The path of the lazy man is grown over with thorns, but the path of the faithful is a good road."   Proverbs 15:19

I've got to tell you that this is not an area that I am good at especially since I became unemployed. I've just been getting up in the morning and sitting on my front porch drinking my coffee for a couple of hours, helping get my dad up and making him breakfast and then I've kinda just been seeing what the day brings. Some days have been good and then some have been not so good. While I was in the shower a word popped into my head, CONSISTENCY. This is the word for me today.

I started researching blogs, articles and books on being consistent. I found several writings on the topic but a couple that I really found informative and very helpful. I'm still not too sure as to what I can and cannot post on my blog, but I think if I put the name of the articles or books, that would be okay.
So here goes......

The first thing I read from was "The Positivity Blog". The title of the post is "How to Take Consistent Action: 7 Powerful Tips". There is also another post on this Blog titled "Wayne Gretzky's Top 3 Tips for Becoming the Best You Can Be". I loved reading both of these posts and the responses they received. Definately starting the day on the positive side. A neighbor of ours stated this once, "If you want something to become a habit, you need to make it a priority first."

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I bought a new camera last night (mine broke) and I think for some fun this afternoon Makenna and I will go walking and see what we can find to take pictures of.

Friday, February 10, 2012

More on New Beginnings!

"It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them." (Pro. 13:19 NLT)
It has been several days since I have last posted on my blog. I want to thank all the people that have visited my blog. This is all so very new to me.

As I look all around me I see so many different things and notice the process of a new beginning. I have dreams that I want to make a reality and I believe that these dreams were put on my heart from God.

One big problem I have is that I just want those dreams to happen now. I am learning that new beginnings take time and have a process. Just like my picture above that has new flowers and leaves, they will take time to fully develop. I need to realize that my dreams and new future will also take time to develop. I need to start with step "A" and go thru the alphabet one by one. There are new things to learn, there are priorities to set and doubt and fear to overcome. I feel like a child just learning to walk.

Saturday, February 4, 2012


What is perseverance?
  • Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
  • Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
  • Perseverance is trying again and again.

I looked up the definition of perseverance this morning and the above is what I have found. I am learning that if my new venture is going to be successful it will take all of the above.

"...and in you self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness."
      2 Peter 1:6

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog. So many things have been crossing my mind lately and I need to organize my thoughts maybe. Since January 9th, I have found myself unemployed. Those of you out there that have been or are in the same boat know the roller coaster ride your emotions take you on. But I did realize today that I am really blessed. I live in a home that I share with my brother and my father. My father became ill a couple of years ago and my brother and I are his care takers.

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. I lost my job just a few days before my dad came home from the hospital after being there for 2 1/2 months. There can be someone home with my dad all the time now to make sure he is always okay.

I was very blessed to have had my job for 28 years. Before that I had a job where I was for 10 years. Not everyone is able to stay at their jobs for that length of time and I feel very fortunate.

Now I get to start a new adventure. I'm not sure what that will be but I do know that God will guide me every step of the way. I would like to see about being able to make money from home so that I can start to really enjoy all the things I love to do and maybe even encorporate those things into helping me earn money.
I don't know, but I thank The Lord for being with me thru my whole life, even when I didn't think He cared. I believe that's when He cared the most. He never stopped helping me.

Pictures from this morning. Makenna and I went to the Trump Golf Club and walked along the pathways there. People were nice, weather was nice and I got to enjoy my time. What could be better than that?

My Makenna

The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him.
~Nahum 1:7 (NIV)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Well, it has only taken me 8 hours to get to this point of setting up a blog. This is allvery new to me and I'm not really sure as to what I'm doing. A little about myself, I love Jesus, crafts, scrapbooking, traveling and photography. I will try my best to make an interesting and hopefully informative blog.