Monday, March 9, 2015

My Daybook... March 9, 2015

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Dear Ladies, 
Good day to you! May the God of Shalom peace, nothing missing, nothing broken, nothing lacking bless your day today. Stay your mind on God today. He's the answer to every fear, worry, problem. Jesus came that you might have access to Father God's love and provision. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He came that you may have life and life more abundantly. Cry out to Jesus. He's waiting for you. His Holy Spirit is waiting to comfort and teach and lead you.
God bless you!

Outside my window...
It's a breezy warmish day. Warm after last weeks's freezing temperatures anyway. The sky is gray, but I hear birds singing. It's a sure sign of Spring to come!

I am thinking...
There is so much to do for spring cleaning. I need to make a plan.

I am thankful...
God has been making some breakthroughs in my heart and teaching me more about forgiveness and releasing past hurts.

In the kitchen...
I'm thinking about making a pot of ham and beans for supper. 

I am wearing...
my old red knit dress. I'm staying home today.

I am creating...
this blog post. That's about it. ~smile~

I am going...
nowhere today. Lots to do at home! This little girl has other ideas, though. I'm sure Penny's going to want a nice long walk. 

I am wondering...
when the first Spring flowers will pop their little heads up and bloom in my yard. We have Jonquils and a couple of Hyacinths. I saw Crocus in Memorial Park last evening. I adore their little purple blossoms.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
to finish the book and post my review in a day or two.

I am looking forward to...
seeing my Grandma Mamie. She's ninety-two and beautiful.

I am learning...
more about forgiveness.

Around the house...
I've got the general cleaning up that always needs to be done after a busy weekend. I also need to do some laundry.

I am pondering...
the brevity of my time  and what's worth my time.

A favorite quote for today...
"All you have to do is give your problems to the Lord, and everything will work out fine. 
At least it has for me. You feel like you have someone you can talk to who really cares." 
Grandma Mamie

One of my favorite things...

A few plans for the rest of the week:
I'm going to visit my grandma, my cousin and her family soon.

A peek into my day...
My husband Lowell is preparing to open our cafe and bakery at Precious Moments' Chapel next Tuesday. I guess that's a look into his day, but mine will be filled with the fun of laundry, cleaning, and teaching at home. ~smile~ No photos of that.

Have a wonderful day!
Happy at Home


  1. Your Grandma IS beautiful! And I love the quote. Hope your week is super

  2. What a sweet post! You puppy is a doll. We don't have a dog right now and miss having one.
    Your grandmother sounds like a gem, and a lot like my grandmothers who lived 95 and 99 years but have been in Heaven about 15 years.

    Hope you have a great week Laura

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day.. Just knowing our Lord , makes each task, each enjoyment, each day so much better.
    thanks for sharing this lovely post.
    I am having the basically same day. Monday.. laundry, cooking supper, cleaning from the weekend, and enjoying the signs of spring in the air...[and trying to not complain, that we have rain all week..ha
    Hugs. and God bless.

  4. Hi Judy,
    I'm finding that my energy is really lagging. It must be the time change. I'm not being nearly as productive as I'd like to be. I have gone through a couple of bags of things and find I can discard most of it. Just everyday stuff other than that.
    Have a nice evening.

  5. Thank you Paula. It's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be over for a visit in a few minutes.

  6. Your Grandma's name is Mamie? I love it! I have a niece of the same name and have always liked her and the name! Have a wonderful day. :)

  7. Aren't breakthroughs so freeing!!! I have that book on my list to read! Have a great week!

  8. Hi Laura! Your grandmother is very wise and very beautiful! Maybe I write her quote in my journal, if that is okay? I look forward to your book review! I really like your blog, and hope you have a wonderful week!

  9. Thank you for such a blessed post!

  10. Thanks for sharing your day!

  11. Hope you have a wonderful week, and enjoy your cocoa. I look forward to seeing more about the bakery :)

  12. Enjoyed your post of what the Lord is doing in your life today. Your Mamie sounds very special, and it is wonderful that you can spend this time with her!

  13. Dear Laura, I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Your day sounded just like a Keeper of the Home would spend it! I liked seeing your Hubby at work!
    Your new header is perfect! You just hang in there and this tiredness will pass! I have just gone through the same thing! We must just plod on and rest and trust that it will pass quickly!
    In the spring, brings HOPE...
    Hugs, Roxy
    May each of your days have a bit of loveliness to them!!

  14. Great post, Laura! Sounds like a perfect day to me and I take pleasure in all that the Lord gives me to do daily. I think I cry out to God daily! He really does like it when we talk often to him.

    We are having a dreary day today and they are calling for rain. So, I'm a bit tired today and trying to catch up with comments and scheduling a few posts.

    So much to do, but so very thankful for being the Keeper of my home!

    Hugs to you Laura!

  15. Thank you for sharing a piece of your pleasant day with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I also like hot cocoa from scratch... Anything chocolate really :) And I also wanted to say that I really like your new header! Very cozy! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

  16. Thank you, Jes. I had fun making it on PicMonkey. We had homemade brownies tonight. Yum!
    They were perfect for a rainy evening.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane

  17. Hi Amy,
    I'm listening to the rain falling. It's been sprinkling or raining all day. It's a good soaking rain that we need. I do my share of crying out, too. Maybe sometimes I wait until I can't take it anymore. It would be better if I go to Father God more quickly.

    I spent 8 hours Wednesday and 10 hours Thursday traveling to see my grandma who's 92. We're exhausted, but it was so worth it, even if it was just three hours or so. She's in nursing home, so we had to visit awhile one evening then come back the next morning.

    There is so much to do and so many to do it for. May God strengthen us both for what He's called us to do.

    Blessings to you dear lady. I wish we lived close enough to visit in person. Alas Colorado is just a dream to me.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane

  18. Hi Roxy!
    I grinned when you said the tiredness will pass. We drove 8 hours Wednesday to see my grandma (92) and drove back home Thursday (10 hours). Google maps said it would take 6 hrs 29 minutes. They didn't know about the construction or the traffic jam in Oklahoma City!
    They also didn't tell us about a beautiful place called Turner Falls where we saw a beautiful waterfall. That was worth the extra half an hour it took to follow the signs. I'll share some photos soon.

    I hope you have a wonderful week! I'm going to try to get to bed early Saturday night. It's too late tonight!

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  19. What a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing. Blessings

  20. I have spent many days like that. That you record it makes it a blessing to revisit! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  21. Good for you Jodi. Watch for my review soon.


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