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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

365 Days – Days 78 - 84

Living in the moment…

Day 78 – listening to little one share

Day 79– watering garden

Day 80 – Overcoming in driving

Day 81 – worship and prayers by the bon fire

Day 82 – sleeping in my own bed

Day 83 – Enjoying sleeping in and down day with family

Day 84 – Seeing youth connections

I leave you with some wise words from some of our favorite characters…



“What day is it?"
It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.”
A.A. Milne


May today and each day after be your favorite ~

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

365 Days – Days 71-77

Living in the moment…

Day 71 – joy in son’s freedom from passing driving test

Day 72– fear turned to trust – teaching children to do same

Day 73 – unique son plugging into area

Day 74 – hubby and I reflecting on month and all that the Lord has done - Blessed

Day 75 – yard work – hard work – working together

Day 76 – hubbies participation at church – post it notes of thanks

Day 77 – celebrations – family game time

How to Live in the MomentHow to Helps


  • Living in the moment doesn't mean you shouldn't care about the future, or do reckless, irresponsible things. It means that when you make a choice to do something, you focus on actually doing it, rather than letting your mind dwell on the future (or past).

This is an important reminder and one that a planner like me needs to hear.  Planning helps me to be able to slow down and rest in those moments when they come.

I want to rest in everyday moments – whether I am watching and seeing them happen or actively participating in them.

Resting in everyday moments~

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

365 Days – Days 64 -70

Living in the moment…

Day 64 – enjoying driving again

Day 65– abundance of vehicles – vehicle that passed smog and is registered

Day 66 – school back on track – enjoying routine

Day 67 – resting in others help – knowing giving son has place to rely on

Day 68 – hubby enjoying watering the lawn and just resting in You again

Day 69 – watching unique son mentor another young man

Day 70 –hubby having purpose again and JOY

How to Live in the MomentHow to Helps


  • Listen to music and enjoy it. Express yourself by dancing to it or singing along.
  • Participate in active conversation and engage in the subject matter with another human.
  • Forgive. Many of us carry grudges with us that haunt us, and those grudges also prevent us from opening our hearts to others because we're scared of getting hurt again.
  • Children don't worry about the future; they play and enjoy every moment for what it is. They haven't yet learned to think ahead, or mull over the past, so take the opportunity to learn from them.
  • Watch your breath, by noticing your breathing pattern your mind naturally quiets and pays more attention to the present moment.
  • Think about how happy your good deed could make someone!

enjoying those daily moments~

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Looking Forward

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
-C.S. Lewis
pics 1054 Reflecting on 20 years of living in this house…
     that became a home,
              to a family of 4,
                 the traditional American dream,
                      of a boy and a girl.
a place that grew with us,
         through the addition of 6 more,
                 no longer that traditional American dream,
                       but God’s desire for this family,
                            and a fulfillment of a deeper hearts desire -
                                   more than we even knew possible.
I reflect on the memories…
    the joys and the sorrows 
         the gains and the losses
               the victories and the battles
                       the triumphs and the trials
                               the blessings and the hardships
the joys always outweighing the sorrows,
   the gains out numbering the losses,
       the victories winning far more battles,
          the triumphs overcoming the trials,
                the blessings overshadowing the hardships,
                                     Memories full…  Growth immeasurable.
DSC00250 Yet I am reminded…
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I look forward to all He has for us in this new place…DSC00280
This new season, as we enter our "Promise Land."

Keeping my eyes focused on the one who is our prize.

Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.  Proverbs 4:25

looking forward~

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

365 Days – Days 57-63


Living in the moment…

Day 57 – Valentines decorations and games set up by my angel and little one.
Day 58 – learning lessons the hard way – but humility in the learning
Day 59 – house becoming a home – step by step
Day 60 – keys turned in – not looking back
Day 61 – prayers and reflection in that rocking chair
Day 62 – morning devotions and reflection time
Day 63 – special places and nesting places

How to Live in the MomentHow to Helps

7. Be thankful for what is.
When you find yourself wishing for something you don't have, or wishing your life would be different, start your quest for your wish by being thankful for what is already in your life. This will bring you back to the present moment. Make a list of what you are thankful for right now, even if all you can think of is that you are alive and can breathe. You don't want to miss the gifts right in front of you, because you are always looking beyond what is in the present moment to what once was or what might be. If you are thankful for what is, you'll be happy to be in the moment – instead of dreaming about being happy someplace else.
pics 684  pics 692 Our 2012 List of events and things we were thankful for.

living everyday moments~
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