FOR TODAY, April 14, 2015
Outside my window ...
The sky is alit, but it looks very overcast. It is hard to say how the day will go. Oddly enough I cannot hear any birds. These new windows are really airtight and sound proof, which is a good thing in most cases. I shall have to crack one open to listen to the morning chorus I guess!
I am thinking ...
How did I get so lucky as to have been born with a seeking heart? I have come to see this as a great blessing in my life. Did I not have a seeking heart, I would not have questioned anything . . . and I would not have found the Gospel. I am also grateful that I was born at a time when most people went to church and or believed in God, and a form of creationism was presented in schools. It will be so much harder for people in these later times to find the Saviour.
I am thankful for ...
My testimony of the Saviour and the great change it has wrought in my life. I hate to think of where I might be without it. I wish it was something that I could just give to others, but alas . . . tis something which they need to find for themselves.
In the kitchen ...
Skillet Aubergine (Eggplant) Parmesan. This is sooooo good! I had mine with spaghetti and Todd had his with potatoes, lol
On my "To Cook" list ...
These Italian Lemon Cookies (Anginetti) look amazing. Found on Spiced.
I am creating ...
Here is some of what I have been working on.
You can see there is a couple of general themes running through them.
First off they are all vintage gals . . .
Second I have tried to incorporate polka dots into most of them.
Then there are sub themes . . . such as housekeeping . . .
baking . . . taking tea . . . getting out and about . . .
I am plodding along with these. Please, please pray for me that I might have everything done by the time I need it to be done, backgrounds, accessories, collections etc. and that I might finally be able to get somewhere with my work! I feel bad asking, but I NEED your help with this in the way of prayers. I believe firmly in the power of prayer. If it doesn't happen for me this time, then I will know that I am to take a different direction.
I am reading ...
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality, in this engrossing mystery.
I am really enjoying it thus far! I love Diane's books. She's a great writer.
I am hoping ...
That I will be able to cope with being on a mission along with everything else. The mission will come first. Then everything else. I do think the food blogging will have to go down to maybe only once a week or two at best and I won't be reviewing anything for anyone. Blessings will come.
Makes me smile ...
My daughter's Ultimate Fisbee Team came Second, winning Silver medals at the Canadian Nationals. She is on the far right in the front row. I am so proud of her. She is very athletic. I am so grateful that she is able to do all that she does ( have a family, work full time, etc.) and stay in shape at the same time. God has blessed her with a healthy lifestyle and a wonderfully loving and supportive husband.
I am learning ...
I can't do everything that people expect me to do, and do it well. I can only do what I am capable of doing. I am learning to say no. The world will not end if I do.
Around the house ...
I want WANT to do this. I miss having a screen door. From Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.
Paint Any Room from Start to Finish. From Live, Love, DIY.
How To Make Blackout Curtains. From Two Twenty One.
Loving the Teapot Birdhouse. From Robin's Nesting Place.
This is a FABULOUS idea! Add some little legs to any cutting board and you have an instant stand for cakes, cheeseboards, etc. Found on Ms Smartie Pants.
I am pondering ...
How to share my testimony without sounding preachy or going over the top. I think actions speak louder than words, don't you? People are more likely to watch what I do before they will listen to what I say.
A favourite Quote for the day ...
Recipes are like poems.
They keep what kept us.
One of my favourite things ...
Mmmm . . . Almond Croissants.
A Peek into my day ...
Being Zen . . .
And that's my daybook for this week!
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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small*´¯`.¸¸.☆
⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆
Wherever you go and whatever you do I hope there's a wonderful day planned for you! Don't forget . . .
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And I do too!