For my first grandchild

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:13‭-‬16 NIV

Safe 🌻

I was just at my YouBible.  Working on a devotional called Negative Thoughts. 

Whoa.  Paradigm shift.

It’s a video devotion, which I find helpful because of my right eye that won’t focus correctly.  Check it out you guys.  🌻

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 NIV


Our kids are going back to school soon, Lord.

I ask and expect You to hold up truth to their minds.

Protect their hearts from the world.

Give them favor with it, though.

Like Daniel.

the joy and wonder of learning to be unquenchable

 nonsense of beaurocratic (sp?) baloney to roll off their backs.

Piercing clarity to 👀 through the world’s lies.

Nurtured hearts

Enlivened minds

Just the right amount of serious.

Hidden Jewel

I was thinking about rejection.

What gives rejection its sting? 

Is it shame? What I BELIEVE about myself being unfit and unworthy.  Not enough.  Yucky and ugly and dirty.

Isn’t that what makes shame so painful?

And then the fear.  I will never be enough.  This is my best!  What more can I do?  

Let’s talk a little sense. 💛

JESUS was the ultimate poster child for shame.  He CAME to be shamed for us all.  He offered all that he had of the goodness in his soul, and was judged to be lacking.  We know what that is like. 

I am so grateful that God gets it.  I love Him. 🌻

🌻 take courage

But when we trust God, knowing that He loves us and will never leave nor forsake us, we are empowered to faithfully believe that God’s training is for where He is taking us. The training God has you going through is timed and on purpose! Your training is strengthening you for where God has ordained you to go. No matter what, remember obedience and faith is God’s way to the TOP! 

That’s from my YouBible devotional, on timing, for today.

I’m going through a rough patch with my health, older kids and finances.  It just keeps getting worse, frankly.  Well, reframe that: more intense.  

Maybe I can help someone else here.  

Let’s hang on together my friend. 🌻 🙏


Shaming Mind movies.

Am I the only one who remembers something I said or did that make me cringe and freeze.  Or cry out in pain briefly?


cure: Forgive myself 

Accept God’s wisdom in allowing that.

Be thankful.

Let that mind movie be a reminder of God’s grace and mercy.  

🌼 Word 🌼

🌻 the familiar shaking you are feeling does not stem from a  sorrow you cannot forget.  On the contrary, it is from the birthing that is taking place in your life.  

Remember that seeds eventually develop shoots that emerge from the soil in which they were once trapped.

That emergence, then, is the breaking forth that has caused the unsteadiness in your life.

Fear not.

This is not a repeat of your darkest days.

Td Jakes  Crushing

Things I love

How dogs can settle down, groom themselves, and sleep ANYwhere:  I love that.

Humming bird moths:  They are so cool.  They like our honeysuckle.

Finding new recipe videos

Bread:  Easy.  Cheap.  Endlessly appealing.

Kool-Aid:  Pink lemonade flavor.  With homemade iced tea.

Collecting eggs.

Jane Austen.

Narrators who do all the voices.

Fingernail polish

Martinellis sparkling cider

Carrot sticks and peanut butter 

Children’s fiction.



Ok.  I got nothing. Totally freaked out.  Family and health and 💰stuff

You know?  

Here goes.  What can I honestly thank God for?

The interesting and quite beautiful different colored hairs in my red headed doggies coat: esp his tail

Sun flowers 🌻 graceful and elegantly cheerful

The Abbey gardens near our house  I love that place.

Cups of fragrant steaming ☕ tea:  current fave Bengal Spice

Getting a coke with my hubby

Apple cider vinegar.  God’s magic.

Wild flowers

But the Lord…

​I was just reading 📚 Hope in the Dark at my YouBible

I’ve been in bed for three days xcep to go potty. 

My charging chord is wonky, so no you Bible.  

Dark days.

I miss hearing Jesus talk to me 😓 through my bible

So hubby let me borrow his chord today.


Had to share even though it is kind of long for our culture.

Read on if you’re in the dark in some way….
“Faith Tested
I am one of those who would rather sink with faith than swim without it.
—Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister 

What if you’re living by faith and yet you don’t see God’s promise to you fulfilled in your lifetime? Can you dare to believe he will still keep his promise, even if you don’t get to see it during your time on earth? Is it possible that you might grow so intimate with God that you’re able to keep loving and serving him despite your disappointment? 
Habakkuk is a good teacher for us on this lesson, because it was not until the next generation that God kept his promise and punished the Babylonians. 
That’s a long time to wait.
But the Lord was still faithful.�
Habakkuk gives us three little words that we can cling to when it appears that God has not delivered on what he promised. No matter what you might be going through, never let go of these words. 
If you want to be able to grow closer to God—no matter what—then these are the three words you need to remember on your journey toward intimacy and ultimate trust and faith in him: 
“But the Lord . . .” 
You’ll find these words in Habakkuk 2:20, where the prophet, after acknowledging that he still doesn’t like what’s going on, says, “But the Lord is in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him” (NLT, emphasis mine). 
The world may seem upside down, but the Lord is still there.�
When you have nowhere else to turn, when your own ideas and resources have evaporated, when your control over a situation is in shambles, God is still there. When your knees ache from kneeling in prayer but you can’t tell if he’s even listening, God is still there. 
No matter what happens in your life, the Lord is in his holy temple. 
Pray: God, will you allow me to experience your presence in new ways? Will you show me how close you are? “