Mar 27, 2010

Another weekend...

Well, it was pretty cold here for a spring day. It was so nice to see the trees budding and flowers beginning to peek out of the ground. Spring is such a hopeful time. Today I felt pretty good, and even though it was cold, the sun was still shining. I didn't do much today, and when that happens I feel like I've wasted an entire day, which is something I swore I wouldn't do once I started to feel better.

Mar 24, 2010

Missing my Dad

Today would have been my Dad's 64th birthday. It's a sad day for me and I miss him alot. There are so many things that have happened in my life that I wish I could've shared with him. It's not the same without him. I have so many memories of him, yet I feel as if I was robbed of so many more I could have had. My father was a good man. He loved his family more than anything. He would do anything for anyone and help you out in any way he could. I hope he is having a great time in heaven. I can't wait for the day I see him again. I know he is with Jesus and is so much happier there, but I still miss him. I miss his hugs. I miss his voice. I miss his funny sayings. It's a relationship that can never be replaced; the love between a father and a daughter.
I thank God everyday that HE fills that void in my life. Psalm 68:5 says "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,is God in his holy dwelling."
I love you and miss you, Daddy.

Mar 21, 2010

New Layout

Tonight I decided to play around a little with my blog. I changed a few things, and added a few things. Why? Well, because the way my blog was set up was very boring. So, I hope the changes are for the better.

What do you think?

Mar 18, 2010

One of those days

Ever just have 'one of those days'? Well, I'm having one today. It's a beautiful day. Its finally warm. It's sunny. It started out wonderful. No stress. Just a nice, warm, sunny day. Then, a phone call. Nothing tragic. Just another stressful thing to add onto the ever-increasing list of things. I just didn't need it today. But, what can I do? So, as I sat on the couch, a million thoughts going through my head, wondering what I am going to do next, I found myself telling myself to pray. Shouldn't it be the first response to any situation? Especially a situation that is so out of my own control? I quickly said a prayer in my head, but continued on my way, doing useless things. Even now, I'm typing this blog when I should be in prayer. It's amazing how the enemy can sidetrack us, and how we allow it. So, I am ending now, to spend some time with the only one who can make "one of those days" into a great day. The situation is out of my hands, but it's in His.

Mar 16, 2010

Kaleidoscope by Patsy Clairmont

Kaleidoscope is a different kind of book. It is part devotional, part quick reading. You can linger on each chapter and dig deeper, or just quickly read it and move on. There are 33 short chapters, and each one focuses on a different verse from the book of Proverbs. Each chapter offers a short reading and questions for thought and more Bible verses that correspond to the topic. Just how using a kaleidoscope allows you to see something different each time you turn it, this book allows you to read the Proverbs in a different way.

This was my first time reading a book by Patsy Clairmont. I had expected it to be very funny. I thought the book was well written, and I really liked its format, however, it wasn’t as funny as I thought it was going to be. Don’t get me wrong, there are parts of it that are funny, however, I think the Proverbs that were highlighted in the book, are ones that don’t often bring us to laughter. Sometimes I couldn’t understand why she wrote the things she wrote for that particular Proverb, and other times the commentary really spoke to me.

I would recommend this book for anyone who needs a fun, quick devotional or any woman who wants to read a book that they can relate to. There are topics that all women can relate to in this book. As far as using it as a devotional, I would recommend it being supplemented with more Bible reading, but it is definitely a great start and it gives a different perspective on Proverbs. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 6, 2010

A Spring Preview

It was finally a nice day here! Not too cold out. You could feel spring close by. I went for a walk on the beach,and it was beautiful. I felt good and was so thankful that God allowed me to have a nice day and feel healthy enough to enjoy it. Of course, it was a short walk, and I'm totally exhausted now, but it was nice nonetheless.