Wednesday, May 30, 2012

wlw: more than a physical journey

It has become very evident that as I continue to strive toward a healthy lifestyle that it is more than just a physical journey. I began over a year ago with the intent to lose some weight, add some exercise and to avoid or get in check some of the health issues that plague myself and my family. Along this path I have found myself struggling, falling off the wagon and even temporarily giving up. It is during these times that I have realized that I can not do this on my own and that even with the encouragement of friends it is more than just my own strength that is required. I love the verse that Alecia used this morning found in Philippians. 
"I can do all things through Him who gives me strength"
Philippians 4:13
This journey is just another reason we NEED to call upon the Lord! He desires to be the first and foremost in everything we do...yes! even our weight loss and journey to health! Everything we do should be done for His glory! Does this mean that this will make the path easier? all means ...No! We will have temptations...we will have troubles! However, when we go to Him and lay these burdens at His feet He has promised us that He will meet us in our time of need. We in our human nature are weak...we fail, we fall, we falter but our God meets us with grace and mercy and He can give us the power to continue this road.
"'My grace is sufficient for you, 
for my power is made perfect in weakness.'
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly 
about my weaknesses,
so that Christ's power may rest on me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

What scripture motivates you on this weight loss journey?  
What is your inspiration that keeps you going when you want to quit?
Pop over to Confessions of a Snowflake and read what other verses have been inspiring to the many wonderful women who journey alongside of me. I know you will be blessed!
Feel free to share which verse(s) you find as encouragement in this road to health!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a path of goodness for His glory

A Simple Princess
I pray that you have been able to find time this past week to sit quietly in the LORD's presence allowing His hand of restoration to embrace you. Are you ready now to take a little walk along the path of goodness?
3b. He guides me along the right paths for His name's sake.
Part of the shepherd's daily tasks is to guide or lead his sheep not just to a place of nourishment and rest but also along the correct path. Some of these paths are narrow, some are dangerous and without the shepherd's physical guidance, the sheep would not be aware of these hazards and would veer off the trail putting themselves into harms way and dangerous situations. Sheep put their nose to the ground, begin grazing and just go with not a care in the world, oblivious to their surroundings. David considers the Lord as our Shepherd because we need His guidance to stay on the straight and narrow path that leads to life.

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Imagine where we could or would wander without His guidance? Just as the sheep, we would end up putting ourselves into harmful and dangerous situations...nose to the ground and oblivious. It may not seem to dangerous at first but one small step can lead to a slippery slope. Our Shepherd wants to lead us and guide us. He desires us to follow Him on the right path but this is not just the “right” path but the “path of righteousness”(ESV) A path of justice, fairness and goodness. How comforting to know that when we as believers trust His lead, He will make our path straight and that HisWord will be a light on our path.

Will you follow this path, choose His way, trust His plan for your life? He knows this path and it holds hope and a future. This path has been lovingly laid out, predetermined and although we have free will to choose, truly His way is the right way and He leads us there for His name's sake. “For His name's sake” simply speaks of His reputation.
Reputation ~ an evaluation based on merit, action and achievement.
We know, going back to all the “I am's” who God is and what He is capable of. It is not just His character but His very being. However, it is not just His actions that are to be determined for His name's sake but also our actions. We are made in the likeness of Him and therefore our lives should also reflect His name. Oh, I pray that I will live my life for His name's sake and not for my own name. To Him be the glory!
I want to live like that and give it all I have, so that everything I say and do points to You”

Will you be led down the right you want to live like that? Will you give it all you've got for His name's sake, for His glory? Feel free to share either in your own post and link up here or in the comments below. Join me back here next week as we take a step into the dark valley...but not alone!

Monday, May 28, 2012

joy dare...counting 421-441

A beautiful Sunday morning in late May...sun shining, warm breezes...typical for this time of year! I had planned to attend a rowing regada that morning...she was a coxin and oh, so good at it! Something came up that morning and even though I had showered and was ready to go my plans were changed. I was willing to fight through the pain...but the pains came on a little stronger and a little faster than I had anticipated. I sent her off with a "good luck", an "I'm sorry, doll" and a "hurry home"...and she did...she made it home with minutes to spare. She came in the door at 12:30ish and her baby sister was born, right there in the master bedroom at 12:41pm. Today that new addition with her red hair, brown eyes, and freckled, dimpled faced turns six! Oh where does the time go? They grow so fast! So today, I continue to count to 1,000 with Ann and many others as I thank God for this precious girl and for all my beautiful children, who in true "oxymoron" fashion give me grey hairs but also keep me feeling young!

3 gifts found in little people
true ability to forgive and forget, strings attached love, carefree approach to life
"Jesus, however, invited them: “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you: Whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Luke 18:16-17
3 gifts that made you laugh
my husband's quick wit, a fun filled evening with friends who never stop joking around, teenagers who are always fun...and funny!
3 gifts found in community
authenticity, trust, love
a gift in a plate, a pot, a package
grilled chicken from the BBQ, homemade soup, a new book to read
3 gifts hard giving thanks for
a job that has been stressful for the last week, middle of the night wake ups, a broken finger which is teaching me this lesson
a gift worn, white, whispered
a new brightly coloured blouse, fresh dish clothes, "I love you"
3 gifts found in church 
worship music that touches, a message that reaches into the depths, people who are more that just friends but have become family!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

photo-a-day: may 17 - may 23

It's that time again...time to share what my camera came up with for seven days of worded prompts! I will admit...some of these are pulled from my archives but they were all shot by me, except for one, which my "little geek boy" husband took (and yes, that is a term of'd understand, if you knew him) I'll let you all figure out which picture that is...I know there are better ones but for some reason I can't find them...anyway, here we go!

can't you just tell there is pure enjoyment in this peanut butter cookie!
he makes it look so good!

i have a side business making "babycakes"
i quite enjoy doing it...they are fun and such a unique gift

we have a little petting zoo near our home
it sits right on the edge of lake Ontario
such a pretty spot for walks, picnics and family fun

okay...I'm an addict! I NEED my coffee fix in the morning
I admit it...I can't live without it...seriously
...sever headaches and grouchiness set in unless I get my caffeine fix...

I stand on the promises of God
nothing more to be said...but I could break into song
do you remember it?
"Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Saviour:
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God"

i was blessed to receive a pedicure on the weekend
normally i would not choose pink...or at least bright pink
it's just not me...but i went for it just to change it up a bit

yup...this is it...the one picture my hubby took
he is a computer least in my books he is
he has been repairing and building computers since his early teens
it blows me away how much techno junk he knows
...and he loves it...he's such a geek... wanna try? 
The prompts are right here ----->
It's as easy as pie...actually it's easier...I know cause I make pie too!

When you are done snapping photos typically you would link up with my friend Barbie over at My Freshly Brewed Life to share however, right now Barbie is doing this amazing prayer project and I am not sure if she will be hosting our "snap-a-thon" until she has completed this project. I do encourage you to jump over and visit her as she takes each day to pray over one of her fellow bloggy friends. Barbie has such a beautiful heart and a passion that runs deep for our Lord. 

So...what are you waiting for?? Grab a camera and get snappy with it!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

wlw: fruits and vegetables

Every Wednesday...okay, almost every Wednesday, I join a beautiful, incredibly supportive, always encouraging group of women. We discuss the journey that links us as one and we support, inspire and cheer each other on! These women have become a very important part of my progress and we are all brought together by my Snowflake friend, Alicia who brings a topic to the table for discussion. Most of the time I partake in this entree...I mean, who am I to turn down food...even if it is just for thought or examination!! This week we are tossing around fruits and vegetables...sounds like a salad in the making! However, I am not very creative when it comes to inventing "new" dishes to incorporate fruits or veggies. I stick to the traditional and often get bored in the process. 

As one who likes to look up the meaning to words, I found that one of the definitions of the word "vegetable" to be quite interesting.
vegetable ~ a dull, spiritless and uninteresting person
The last thing I want to be described as is dull and uninteresting...but what struck me most about this interpretation was the word "spiritless" and then I think of fruit and how if you are Spirit-filled, you will bear fruit. 
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" Galatians 5:22-23
When we except Jesus as our Saviour, we are filled with the Spirit and by following His lead we will let go of our fleshy desires and lean on Him in those difficult times. Notice that it is fruit....not fruits, which means we can tap into all of these because they are all one...intertwined, in the same! You can not have joy without kindness or patience without self-control, love without faithfulness or peace without gentleness or goodness. It's an all or nothing deal!

How does this play into our journey? When we let go of our fleshy desires and we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us, we will learn that this fruit is the best for our body, for this journey to health and well being.
  • love ~  it is a command that we love our neighbour as we love ourselves...there would be days then that my neighbour would probably appreciate it more if I didn't love them at all. I don't always treat myself very well...emotionally, physically or spiritually. It is important for us to take care of our bodies in all of these aspects because our bodies are a temple of the Lord
  • joy ~ the world chooses to see this as "lasting happiness" but joy is not an is the act of giving is gratitude even in the tough times, even when we are struggling.
  • peace ~ oh how I love this word..."it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work, rather to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart" this journey is hard work but with His peace we do not need to be troubled or afraid 
  • patience ~ sometimes in this journey it is tiresome, we lose focus...fall of the track, especially when we do not see results but it takes time and perseverance to see and feel these changes...we just need to stay the course and not become weary 
  • kindness ~ it is in our best interest to be kind to ourselves, cruelty destroys us and begins to warp our perspective of self worth. kindness is an action requiring us to "do" be kind to ourselves means we need to take care of ourselves.
  • goodness ~ a quality or a moral of takes our virtue and models it in the form of love. Our God is the perfect example of goodness and because of His goodness, He will deliver us out of the rough spots.
  • faithfulness ~ we need to trust that this journey towards a healthy lifestyle is exactly where God wants us to be...having faith that He will see us through this, even when we don't always get it 
  • gentleness ~ it is important to not get angry with ourselves when we fall of the be gentle rather than harsh...definitely something I can work on 
  • self-control ~ this speaks right into my inability to walk away from a sweet or salty treat...I cave far too easily

I have said it before and I will say it again. This is not just a physical is a spiritual one! I am not just trying to get skinny, lose weight or be a size 6...I am trying to obtain a healthy weight, a healthy eating plan and add some exercise but more importantly I am trying to heal...physically, emotionally and spiritually!

Where are you on this journey? Care to share? Pop over to Confessions of a Snowflake where you will meet many others on this journey who are always willing to love on you and shower you with encouragement. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

refresh, renew, restore

A Simple Princess
As we move into the third verse of our Psalm, recall with me the journey we have taken so far. We have established who the LORD is and that with our Shepherd we lack nothing...that He will make us lie down in green pastures and lead us beside still waters. As I pondered over these verses with my husband the other day it was brought to mind that the message God is trying to convey in essence is to "sit down and shut up be quiet". When I was growing up and now as a mom who has been known to use those very words (yes, the ones that are crossed out), when those words are uttered you know there is something substantial coming next! Whether it be discipline, information or is important and so it's best to listen up! So, what is it that our Shepherd really needs us to hear? David writes:
3a. He refreshes (renews [GWT] restores [ESV]) my soul,
refresh ~ to make like new; to give new life, to provide new vigor
renew ~ start over, revive, replenish, reestablish, refurbish
restore ~ to bring back to a state of health, to give back; make return or restitution of
In verse 2 we are brought to a place of rest however it is more than just rest He desires for us, it is restoration...a spiritual renewing of our soul. We have the choice to listen to His call to "come, sit down, be quiet"...the choice to "be still and know that I am God". Restoration is the reason he calls us to Him but this can not happen until we are willing to come to Him, repent and die to self.
"Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord" 
Acts 3:19
Restoration simply means: the replacement of something lost or stolen, to give back; return. When I first read this definition I wondered exactly what I had lost...what may have been stolen from me that needed to be returned, but as I continued to think about it I recalled the feeling I had the day I gave my life to Christ. Do you remember that feeling?

For me, it calls to mind an overwhelming feeling of love, acceptance and forgiveness. The old was gone and the new came (2 Corinthians 5:17). I was totally undeserving and yet I was given a second chance, a fresh start, a clean slate. I experienced a total rush and overflow of emotion...a joy that was incomparable expressed in tears and praise. I was saved by the grace of God! However, I do not feel that same excitement everyday...somehow, even though my life that was headed down a path of destruction has been saved...changed...done a complete 180, that initial feeling has been lost...maybe even stolen. The evil one has a way of doing that...robbing the pure elation and joy! I go about me day to day and don't often give it a second thought. I know I am saved by the grace of God and I am thankful...grateful and I pray and thank Him...but that's not enough. He wants more...not of me, but for me! Not only does God want to work in me but through me and so I must lay it all at His feet...daily...hourly if needed and let Him lead my path. I don't want to allow Satan to rob me of the joy of  my salvation.

This is my prayer today:

Will you pray it along with me? Will you sit and be quiet in His presence and be restored? Join me next week as we are led down righteous paths for His name's sake. I would love to read what God is speaking to your heart. You can share by linking up your post or in the comments below. Before you go...listen to the song below. It is a beautiful testament of who our wonderful, forgiving, loving Shepherd is.

Friday, May 18, 2012


It's Friday and so I join Gypsy Mama and many others where we are given the chance to throw caution to the wind! An opportunity to put to paper the words that float around in my head...the words that reflect my heart! A one word prompt and the freedom to interpret it freely in five minutes editing, no over thinking, no backtracking...just write not worrying if it is right or not!

Today's Prompt: Perspective

We hear it all the time

glass half empty...or is it glass half full?

it's all in how you look at it

is that how life is?

too much laundry...blessed with an abundance of clothes

too many dishes...dishes to eat from, food to eat

weeds in the garden...a garden to plant flowers or vegetables

bills to pay...heat or air conditioning, lights, water

a place to call home, a roof over my head

long hours at work...a job to go to

how do i see the things in my life?

i want to see the blessings

i want to see the glass half full

i want to see the world with rose coloured glasses

better yet...with God coloured glasses

that's it!! that's what it's all about

to see the world, the things in my life 

to see them as He sees them

to see it all as blessings

that's the perspective i want!


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

photo-a-day: may 10 - may 16

Have you been capturing a photo a day? I will be honest in that I don't always have the camera out everyday. I have been known to snap the prompts all in one day or over a couple of days...I have also been known to pull from the archives. However, what I do notice is that by looking at photos that I have taken in the past year(s) and comparing them to photos I am taking eye has changed, the focus is different , the angle and how I capture light is different. This challenge is growing me out of just being a "picture taker" and I am enjoying the process. These are the photos that i came up with from this weeks prompts:

choosing just one word was difficult
for the last 3 years i have taken...or am given a word that i need to work on for the year
trust, joy and this year peace

just a little a corner of the kitchen
i love how the light of the window brightened this picture
looks like i need to make banana bread

but it's not really the brownies that make me happy
it's that i made them with my kids that makes me happy

this is my isn't a recent picture 
but she never changes that much
love ya mom!

i love how the focus of this picture isn't the grass at all
the play house that is in focus is housing a robin's nest up by the canopy
we should have baby birds in the next few days!!

this is the day that Boo met her baby brother, Bubba!
he was only a few minutes old and it was love at first sight...for all of us
we celebrate Bubba's 4th birthday next month

 i am in the process of reading this book...again!
sometimes a good book needs to be read more than once to fully understand it and apply it
and of course my Bible is there too!

I am linking up with my friend Barbie...come join us...check out others who are participating and see how they interpret these prompts!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

wlw: taking every thought captive

Last week I was hit with the challenge of setting goals for myself. After a month or so of my downward spiral, it was difficult to confront my failure...but by jotting down a purpose for action I was able to get back on track. As I set out with a positive outlook towards my weight loss...getting healthy journey, I was met by this verse from 2 Corinthians. It was more than a coincidence that this 5 part devotion was placed into my email this was a God-incidence!
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You see, much of the reason behind my failing and then quitting was because I was listening to the thoughts in my head. You know the ones....the "your not good enough", "you can't do this", "you don't follow through with anything...what makes you think this will be any different?", "it's piece box of chocolate...a couple bag of cookies" and so on.... Have you heard this voice? Have you listened to this voice? Is it your voice?

This week Alicia has left our topic open, so I want to share with you a few things I have learned from this devotion based on 2 Corinthians 10:5 and I encourage you to check it out as well. 

Taking Every Thought Captive:
  • sometimes i believe what is not true {you're not good enough}
  • sometimes i do not believe what is true {you are are worth it}
  • the voice, those degrading, downward spiraling comments that I hear are NOT my own...even though they may sound like my voice...the devil is deceiving, he knows my weakness and he uses it against me
  • when i begin to recognize that these words are lies...that they are from Satan himself i can begin rejecting them
  • when i begin rejecting the lies i can begin replacing them with truth
  • the Bible is filled with the truth...truth that can defeat the enemy!
'Dear Heavenly Father, today I am choosing to believe the truth. Help me realize the enemy’s true identity, recognize the lies, reject the lies, and replace his lies with Your truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.'

"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ 
Will you join me today in taking every thought captive? 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

quiet waters

A Simple PrincessI pray you have been able to take some time over the last week to rest in Him and that the time spent with Him has given you a peace among the chaos of every day life. Let's continue to find peace as we discuss the second part of verse two.

2b. He leads me beside quiet waters,

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When I read the words "quiet waters" I immediately feel a peace rush over me. I am absolutely terrified of rushing water...that uncontrolled raging with a huge scares me to death. It stems from a childhood experience that continues to haunt me anytime I am to close for comfort. It is the same for sheep. They will not drink from a noisy, rushing stream. The shepherd must first dam up the stream to create a quiet pool that the sheep will then drink from. This picture of  "quiet waters", "peaceful pools", "still streams" just screams serenity to me. I can see myself dabbling my toes in at the pebble edge...maybe taking a nap under the shade of a tree near by. Relaxing and reading a good book...The Good Book...drinking in all that I read, maybe jotting thoughts into my journal. Also spending time in prayer...that conversation with God that allows us to connect with Him, to show our adoration and respect for who He truly is. A time to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness. A time to be thankful for all His blessings in our lives and a time to place before Him our requests. Isn't this a true picture of replenishment and restoration of the mind, body and soul? Our Shepherd truly desires us to come to Him, to find peace in Him, to connect with Him, to drink so that we not thirst.
"But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life." John 4:14 (NLT)
He longs for us to come, to drink, to rest in Him so He may restore us, renew us, refresh us. This is where we will pick up next week discussing the first part of verse 3.

Please join me by linking up a post of your thoughts on Psalm 23:2b and don't forget to drop by others to see what God has placed on their hearts for this portion.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

joy dare...counting 379-399

This weekend was spent jammed packed with family and friends. Countless opportunities to be thankful...thank filled, to be filled, to be hopeful...hope filled. It was a beautiful weekend...shared with beautiful people...people God has so graciously blessed me with. My husband, my kids, my friends! I was able to see each one of my beautiful children and although schedules are busy and sometimes we are unable to get together all at the same time, we were able to see each other individually! This week I count them at the top of my joy list! I also continue to count to 1,000 with Ann and many others.

3 gifts about your home 
a place to share time with family and friends, a place that also gives me space to work from home, a place where we can say "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!"

3 gifts inside a closet 
an over abundance of clothing for every member in the family, a bag of clothes to donate, fresh laundered-smell-like-spring-air sheets and blankets

3 gifts found in the dark 
quiet time in prayer, little ones sound asleep, hubby snuggled in beside me as I drift off to sleep

a gift outside, inside, upside down 
beautiful weather for a family walk along the lake, fresh flowers in a vase on the kitchen table, her view as she hangs from the swing in the yard

3 gifts about your parents 
pray warriors, givers...of time, of possessions and of heart, consistent encouragement

3 gifts held in your hand today
his hand, cards and flowers and candy from all of my children, The Word as I continue to study and find peace in Psalm 23. 

3 gifts found in your Mother
forgiveness, acceptance, encouragement and inspiration

Sunday, May 13, 2012

a birthday wish

This very day...22 years ago

May 13th, 1990

it was also a Sunday...a Mother's Day

7ish in the morning signs that I was not going to be sleeping in

not going to enjoy breakfast in bed

instead a trip to hospital

a short but intense labour

a beautiful girl layed into my arms

dark hair and porcelain skin

my "baby doll"

as I looked at you I couldn't help but cry

...tears of joy...

the greatest gift a mom could ask for

and now I look at you

so grown up...a month away from graduation

college graduation

where did those years go?, my sweet baby girl...

now a beautiful, smart, adventurous young woman

I am so proud of you, doll!

and I love you with all my heart

I may not have gotten it all right...even failed at times

but I look at you and know that I did get something right

take the good and use it, learn from it

take the bad and forgive it

continue to life, in love

never hold grudges

never miss the opportunity to lend a helping hand

never leave anything undone

life is too short

I mean, it seems like just yesterday 

was the Mother's Day I celebrated with you in my arms

have a beautiful day

I love you!

letter to mom

Dear Mom:

     I want to thank you for all that you have done for me. For the encouragement and the advice...even when I don't always take it....or even appreciate it at the time.  I want to thank you for sticking to you guns when I was younger...for being "strict" even though during the time I just thought you were being mean. I want to thank you for always looking up in prayer...even when I was looking down into the bottom of a beer bottle. Even though at times I felt lost, lonely...even abandoned....I want to thank you for letting go and letting God!!
     We may not always get along...sometimes we even get under each others skin...that's a well know fact but I love you, I will always love you! You have help mold me into the woman I am and I can't thank you enough for your hand in that process. You mean the world to me and I am so thankful that God chose you as my mom....I am glad you chose me as a friend! Have a beautiful Mother's Day!

Love always, Your daughter,

Friday, May 11, 2012


On Fridays I write...I write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, no backtracking and no worry if it is just right. I take a one word prompt and let words form...allowing my initial thoughts to fly off the end of my fingers to the keyboard. These words sometimes have no direction, no complete thought but they interpret what is going on in my head. I join Lisa-Jo and many others as we spill out our hearts.

Today's Prompt: Identity
it's who i's what i do

it's the difference between me and so many others

i am so many things to different people

i am a wife and friend to my best friend

i am his helpmate, his lifemate

i am a mom to 5 beautiful children 

they call me "mama", "mommy", "mom", "Madre" and my least favorite "Mother"

i am also a grandma...those 2 precious ones call me "Neena"

i am a friend, a daughter, a sister

i am a childcare provider...and a nurse by trade

but most importantly

and the reason i am able to be all of these things

is because i am a child of God

i am a daughter of the King

i am a princess....a simple princess

this is my identity

this is 


1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

photo-a-day: may 3-may 9

Wow...another week has flown by! So much has happened and so the camera has been snapping away! Some of these pics were not taken right on the prompt day but all (except the one of me and the one of my beautiful girlfriends) were taken this week! I am joining my friend Barbie as we capture word prompts in picture form. Here are this weeks shots:

this is my new "jewelery" for the next six weeks
i broke my finger playing football on the weekend
no surgery required...YAY!

my children love to "pretend"
this is their campfire that they built

 in our playground out back, we have a robins' nest
every time i go to take a picture the mamma or papa flies off 
but i got some pics of them on the fence and tree

this is me and some poor stranger in a frog costume
i made the him/her stop so i could have  a picture

 these three women mean the world to me
they encourage and inspire
are true and authentic
and I am so blessed to have them in my life

this is my aroma melter that constantly smells of my favorite scents
right now it is filled with "coffee time"
so the smell of coffee permeates throughout the whole house

every morning i have a date with Jesus
whether it be in a passage in the Bible or a devotion sent to my email
i find my day runs a whole lot smoother when I take this time

So, have you picked up your camera to join in the fun!! The prompts are right here and it's never to late to join.
Link up with Barbie over at My Freshly Brewed Life and see how others have interpreted these prompts!
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