Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ May 21, 2018


As I write ...  Sunday evening

The weather.... The sun has just come out after lots of rain this afternoon.


Right now I am... happy after completing my son, Michael's, high school transcript. We had a simple graduation with just Michael, his brother and sisters, and my husband and I. It wasn't the big hoopla that I would have liked, but we made chicken and dumplings and had just the six of us. That's what Michael wanted.

Thinking... I've only one more student! Amy will graduate in 2020. By then I 'll have 20/20 vision on how to be a mom! The hard thing about being a mother is that it changes every year. The homeschooling mom has to teach a different grade (or four or ten) every year.

A quote to share... 
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"When life isn't going according to our plans, 
we should recognize that it might actually 
be going according to God's plan." 

Now
Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life
p. 52
Sarah Coller
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 ♥♥♥♥♥ 

On my reading pile...   


Favorite blog posts last week...  

Something fun to share... 








On my to do list... 
  • Do something on my spring bucket list
  • Sort through clothes in closet.
  • Sort through hats I used when I had no hair to see if I want to keep or give them away. By next fall, I'll probably want to wear new ones that don't remind me of chemo.
  • Put up cold weather clothes.
  • Start another give away bag.
  • Laundry
  • Focus on washing a load of blankets each day.
  • Work on end of school year paperwork.

On the needles...  
  • A simple, knit one pearl one hat. I should finish it soon. I need to decide what to do next. My friend, Colleen, who was going to teach me to make socks hurt her ankle and won't be knitting with us for awhile. God heal her in Jesus' name!

Looking forward to this week...
  • Monday - ???
  • Tuesday - Knitting group ~ Relaxing
  • Wednesday - ???
  • Thursday - My husband and I will celebrate our 32nd anniversary. We began dating in 1981, and we married a couple weeks after I graduated college in 1986. Last year, we spent our anniversary at the chemo center having my first treatment. For $57,0000 we could have gone anywhere! 
  • Friday -  ??? 
  • Saturday -  My husband will be working all weekend. He's helping a client open a food boat. Think food truck on water.

Looking around the house...  Things are pretty quiet. The girls, Lowell and I are all working on different things.

    From the camera... Remembering the mothers in my life


    A favorite photo of my Grandma Mamie.
    I miss her greatly.






    Devotional...   




    On my prayer list...
    • Praise for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem—the capitol of the World and protection for the Jewish people
    • Healing for First Lady Melania Trump
    • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
    • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
    • Good, godly, brave people to be elected to serve in Congress and across our nation according to The Constitution. 
    • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
    • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, spleen, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17

    My prayer for you, my dear reader...

    Father God, most likely each of my readers has something heavy on her heart. Father, I ask that whatever that need is—provision for a bill, for food, for education or whatever—healing for herself or a loved one—relief from pain, or fear, or anxiety—reconciliation with a loved one or between family members—salvation for someone they care about—I ask you to meet their needs. Holy Spirit, please make your presence known. Bring salvation, bring peace, bring faith, bring hope. Thank you so much for your provision of salvation and everything we need. I bless your Holy Name Jesus! Amen.


    Thank you all for dropping in.
    Please take a few moments and jot me a note. 

    Laura
    Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

    Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

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    Joining with Peggy
    Joining with Peggy


    Friday, May 18, 2018

    Gazing Up at a Different Sky

    Photo by Numendil on Unsplash

    Hello everyone!

    I was just thinking. Is it not amazing that we can visit, through blogs, with like-minded ladies all over the world? Since my diagnosis, I've heard from ladies from many countries as well as my own United States. Nearly all are praying for me, and many share prayer requests for the difficulties and health trials they or loved ones are facing.

    Even though we may gaze up at a different sky and different stars at night, we believers all have the one true God and His Son Jesus Christ. That makes us sisters in the LORD. He is faithful in the good times and the bad times. He's Jehovah Sabaoth. LORD of Hosts. He fights our battles. These are only the skirmishes of life. He was, is, and always will be victorious. We will, too, if we stay close to His side.

    Psalm 19 begins, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." God has had it planned from the beginning of the beginning that we would know Him and worship Him. We all worship something or someone. It's just how we were designed.

    Are you worshiping the one true God, creator of the universe, father of Jesus our savior, our redeemer, the one who connects us back to the Father?

    It's just something to think about as you gaze up at the sky God has given you.

    Laura





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    Monday, May 14, 2018

    Happy Homemaker Monday ~ May 14, 2018


    As I write ...  Sunday evening

    The weather.... Sunny and quite warm.


    Right now I am... relaxing after a three day weekend celebrating my birthday, my father's birthday, and Mother's Day.

    Thinking... I'm thinking about purchasing a set of size 0 knitting needles. I have a new friend, Colleen, who is going to teach me to make socks.

    A quote to share... 
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    "True Christianity finds all of its doctrines in the Bible;
    true Christianity does not deny any part of the Bible;
    true Christianity does not add anything ot the Bible.
    For many centuries the Bible has been the most available
    book on the earth.  It has no hidden purpose. 
    It cannot be destroyed."
    p 58
     Billy Graham in Quotes
    Franklin Graham
     ♥♥♥♥♥ 
    On my reading pile...   

    Favorite blog posts last week...  

    Something fun to share... 




    On my to do list... 
    • Do something on my spring bucket list. ~ Done! Ice cream run.
    • Medical oncologist nurse practitioner appointment ~ Done!
    • Echocardiogram to see if my heart is still strong. ~ Done!
    • Chemo ~ Done!
    • Recover ~ in process
    • Mop kitchen floor ~ My daughter did it.  
    • Laundry ~ Did a little.

    On the needles...  
    • A simple, knit one pearl one hat using yarn that Shelly gave me. Thank you!

    Looking forward to this week...
    • Tuesday - Knitting group ~ Relaxing
    • Wednesday - Treatment ~ I slept all afternoon!
    • Thursday - Resting day
    • Friday -  My son Michael's graduation 
    • Saturday -  My daughters' vocal/piano recital.

    Looking around the house...  My motto has become, "I can only do what I can do." Unfortunately, it shows!

      From the camera... Remembering the mothers in my life


      My mom, Barbara, and step-dad Rick

      My mother-in-love, Judy, and me (remembering hair)

      My Annie and me


      Devotional...   

      On my prayer list...
      • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
      • Wisdom, health, and protection for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and their families. 
      • Healing for our country so that we may be ONE nation under God.
      • Relief from the side effects of my treatments ~ regain movement in arm without pain across all the radiated area.
      • Cancer will die the death in my body. My heart, brain, organs, spleen, and healthy cells will be protected. I will live and not die and declare the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 118:17

      My prayer for you, my reader...

      Jesus, I thank you that you hear our prayers. Father, I thank you for sending Jesus. Holy Spirit, I thank you for being our comforter and our teacher. Lord God, three in one, I thank you that you personally know each one of my readers. You know each one's needs, fears, hopes, problems, pains, and illnesses. I ask you God to speak directly to each one, to meet each person's needs, and heal each physical problem. Bless each spiritually, physically, socially, and financially. I ask it all by the power of the Blood of Jesus, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

      Thanks for dropping by!
      Please say hello.
      Laura
      Trusting in God's timing, provision, and healing power

      Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.

      ~~~~~


      Joining with Peggy
      Joining with Peggy