Monday, June 25, 2007

In Memory

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Nall Elliott by the Jere Greer family.

Looking Back

There are four main areas of my life that are in constant battle with each other for my time and attention. Each morning I wake up and have choices to make about what the day will be about and how I will feel about each task no matter if it is a good task or one I dread. I've enjoyed my new plan to journal on line instead of just writing my thoughts on paper but I wonder how I will feel about this on line journal thing as the years go by.

My first blog journal in July of 2006 was set up to help me with a fast way to show my art work on line but before I knew it, It was more about faith, family and friends. Slowly I deceided to split the journal into four sections. The strangest thing happened then, I found that at any one given time one of the four really demanded more of my time and attention than the other three. It also helped me see my success' and failures easier.

I don't log my conversations with God each day, but it's the most important part of my day. I don't say that because it's spiritually correct, but because it's true. This past week I've been very weepy with so many sad things cropping up in my mind. As I watch the senior members of my family grow older and have many health concerns, it makes me reflect more and more about their lives and of course mine. I have been truly blessed by God to be able to have Jesus in my life. I've stumbled so many times and so many times He has been there to come to my rescue. There I go again with the weepy tears. What a friend we have in Jesus.

.:. The SOP (standard operating plan )... don't forget it!
  • Daily dress routine complete with vitamins
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Walk around the block
  • Prayer time
  • Lunch -Health fruits,vegetables& water
  • Paint weekdays and work on organization
  • Healthy Snacks
  • water
  • Dinner - Healthy fruits,vegetables &water
  • Sleep
  • Log Morning weight on calendar

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Romans 12

Romans 12 is a powerful chapter helping us all find God's will for our lives. That's what tonights sermon was all about. As I sat there I thought about my family. I am very thankful for my life and especially for my family heritage knowing that the people who have gone before me gave me their witness. None of them were perfect but the things I remember the most about them are the good things and how very sure I was/am that they knew God and he had His hand on them. I'm also thankful for my son, his wife and two precious grand daughters.

I'm reminded that God wants the best for all of us and as long as we keep our focus on Him, we'll be okay. It's easy to get weary and think we just don't know God's will for our lives because we are, after all, human. Someone told me once what when I feel down, just to look up. That's stuck with me for some reason. If you are reading this and you are having a rotten day, I pray that the rest of your days are spent looking up and you'll have this little thought running around in your head too.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Another Week has gone by

Sometimes I can't believe how fast the weeks fly. As it's father's day today in church and ss I kept thinking about my father. Mark Mattson spoke today and when he talked about how we all have thought about our fathers from our earliest recall until today I laughed along with how we first thought our fathers knew everthing, and then thought they knew nothing and how, for me, today I just wish I had one more chance to talk to my father.

The good thing is that I know I can talk to my heavenly Father anytime. I am very thankful for that.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Back to the beginning

I'm not sure why I can't seem to get on a schedule. Next week is going to be another busy week, so I don't seem to be able to plan ahead either. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


Today I am thinking about exercise and how important is is to our health. I know I don't get enough and need to set a schedule. I'll work on it.

Praying today for my fellow SS class mate Marilyn. I know you and your family are hurting today and my prayers are with you as you take the steps necessary to plan the funeral of your son in law.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

God wants the best

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beutify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory. Psalm 149:4

I'm thankful this morning that He wants us to be successful in all we do.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Watering day

Well, today was a bummer exercise day. I had Anna last night and I never sleep as well when I have her. By the time I got her to day care, it was time for me to paint, so I skipped my daily routine. This afternoon Carley Ann and I went to water the flowers at the Callaway house.

Weight tonight: 222

Word of the day.