Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meet Victor......

It is with great pleasure and almost unrestrained giddiness that I introuduce you to Victor......Victor Vita Mix for the sake of formality. Victor arrived under the Christmas tree this year by way of my loving and wonderful husband aka The Principal.
Oh Victor, I have dreamed of the day when you and I would meet together in the kitchen.....and now at last here you are!!!Tall, dark, handsome and Oh! SO Strong.....what more could a gal look for in her kitchen ? I have no doubt not even for a moment that you and I will become quite a pair making beautiful healthy edible delights together ;-) Perhaps I have y'all a little concerned need not worry dear ones, all is well with my soul (and mind too for that matter - well mostly)......if you question me, you have never met a member of Victor's family. I would suggest you do - you will understand.
We name things, it is a quirky family thing that we get way too much pleasure out of, so yesterday morning while I was preparing a spectacular green smoothie breakfast for WonderBoy and myself and he commented that we needed to name the Vita Mix it took me mere seconds to dub our new acquisition "Victor". Indulge me while I explain....Victor is short for Victory which I plan to have this coming year over health issues, weight issues, lousy energy levels and not settling for less than God's Best!!! Victor is just one tool in the arsenal which will aide my family and I to walk in the Victory that Our Father's Word promises us.
Victor's arrival is perfectly timed with a new year on the horizon, a 21 day church wide fast beginning January 10th and most importantly an overwhelming desire to get things right and claim God's promises for my life and that of my precious family.
I LOVE a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate and I am so excited about what 2011 will hold. Every year for the past 4 or 5 years God has given me a single word in prayer which represents what He holds for me in the year to come. I will share more on that with you soon, but for now I will tell you this - my 'word' for 2011 is awesome and one that we all need so I am going to resolve to do what I can to share it with you dear ones in the year ahead.
We are going to be adventure bound for the next few days and it is very likely that this will be my last post in 2010. I pray that each and every one of you have a blessed and prosperous New Year filled with God's marvelous grace, abundance and provision......
Come back and see me next year won't you please?
Oh one last thing........Sorry Charlie ........

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I've noticed more and more photo cards in the mail each year......I love them. Here is one of the original models from 1966. The cards are very different, but the message is the same.......
Merry Christmas;-)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Weed Whacking 101

Can you believe it ? I found my way out and had to think for a moment until I remembered my password to log in and see how much Blogger had changed in the last month and then some. I feel funny with this window in front of me ......I started to head here many times in the past month and a half but something stopped me every time - that feeling of being overwhelmed mainly. Not that that is a unique feeling at this time of year - I just started a little early I suppose - must be the over achiever in me huh? lol
Are you even a little bit curious about how I found my way back out of the weeds? Well I can't claim to be completely free of them in all honesty, but I did make it this far and the fine looking piece of machinery pictured above had nothing to do with it. My greatest tool, weapon, piece of equipment, etc. was quite simply where I should have looked from the get go and where I should have been all along, for if I had, the weeds would have been nothing more than passing scenery...............simple right? Obvious I know, bad did things have to get before I was clutching in desperation to the instruction manual I needed from the Maker of my soul? They got bad , and they didn't get better right away either. I was running on fumes, fumes of fumes perhaps. I don't even know how or why it started I just know that I wasn't aware of it until I was pretty far gone - not the point of no return, because if we are in Him there is no such place - PTL, but I bet I was a block or two away.
When I did some soul searching and followed the advice of a reader by laying it all out to God and asking Him which things He would have me do, some things no longer seemed as critical, I was able to draw a deeper slower breath on occasion.
I was still praying and getting in the word sporadically, but not every day, when I made the commitment to do just that - every day, when I humbled myself and laid it at His feet every day, that was when I felt the shift and the change taking place.
We know what we need to do and I have asked it out loud more times than I could count - Why is it so hard to do the things that we know are good for us ? I don't have the answer other than to say that the ruler of this place in which we dwell is the enemy of our soul and he does not desire our best, he will in fact do everything he can to steal, kill and destroy John 10:10.
For now, I am giving Thanks, I am working on getting filled, refueled, recharged and ready for the excitement and blessings that the next few weeks of Christmas and New Years will hold.
May I make a suggestion.......don't allow yourself to fall prey to the busyness and pressures that are rampant at this time of year - make time for Him and with Him every day, you will find that if you do, He will make sure you have time to do all you need to and maybe even a little time for some of the wants as well ;-)

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