Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Few Things About Myself and Other Ponderings

I found this neat idea from the blog My Cup Runneth Over.
Only it was yesterday, and today is today.

A Little About Myself

Outside my window it is very dark and my yard looks like a dried up pond.  It's been raining off and on for a week.

I am thinking that I'm a little sad tonight.  No reason.  Just the after-Christmas blues, I guess. 

I am thankful for the miracle that God has given us this year, the birth of a baby who has been prayed for and prayed over for many years.  God has granted us the desires of our hearts. 

I am wearing jogging pants and a T-shirt.  I have belly-bulge so I'm letting it all hang out:)

I am creating absolutely nothing right now.  I'm still enjoying my Christmas creations until the grandloves are home.

I am going back to Nashville when my new baby comes home.

I am wondering if my family will ever be whole again.

I am reading The Escape by David Baldocci.  I am going to pick up where I left off in my Bible study of Genesis and read the Bible through this year.  With the baby being born, I've been rather careless.

I am hoping praying for reconciliation in my family.

I am learning that it is not in my power to make everyone happy. Some things I've had to leave in God's hands and let Him fight for me. 

Around the house is a mess.  I've got floors to mop, dusting to do, beds to change and stuff to put away before the kids get here. 

In the kitchen, I have a leaking sink and the dishwasher isn't working.  This was quite a combination during Christmas.

I am pondering that I need to return to my first love.  I've become distracted by many things. I need to return to what is truly needed.

Today's Scripture
"I know your works and your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who do evil.  And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars, and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for my name's sake, and have not become weary.  Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repend and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand, unless you repent."  Revelation 2:2-5

One of my favorite things is junkin', pickin', browsing and not buying a thing.

A few plans for the week:  Clean the house, declutter, wrap my son's present.

A peek into my day:  I plan to pause for a few minutes, with a cup of coffee from my new coffeemaker,

grab my Bible and reflect on where I've been, where I want to be, and what it is going to take to get there. 

Will you join me?

Happy New Year, 



  1. Yum on the coffee:) Isn't it nice to reflect on what the Lord has done in our lives! That is what I am going to spend more time doing, reading the Bible more and spending time with Family! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS from my heart to yours!

  2. Christmas has been tough for many people but things will get better. I hope so.

  3. Oh how I understand where you are coming from...truly I do...Keeping you in prayer sweet friend.

  4. Some of your answers could be my answers too. There are always so many things to reflect upon at the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, isn't there? Praying for you and your family to have healing in 2015. And that coffee flavor looks pretty amazing :) Have a blast with those little ones!

  5. I love this. What a great idea to share. I too, can relate to many if your answers/feelings. I appreciate how you are keeping it real. For the first time in a good lonbg while I was really into the Christmas Spirit. Enjoying decorating and celebrating my Saviors birth. Looking forward to time with family. So much seem to fall apart on Christmas Eve. Things are still as you put it, "blue". I appreciate you and your blog. It is a blessing to me!

    Praying for you....Happy New Year...

  6. I hope 2015 will be a wonderful year for you and your family.

  7. You will love that coffee maker! We have one too.
    I loved reading more about you...I enjoy getting to know you better. I do hope we can meet in person some day. I really do!
    Happy 2015 to you! You are a blessing to so many!

  8. Oh Bonnie ~ Your are so precious and so honest...it took me years to be real. Being a Pastor's wife...I felt I needed to be perfect..and I was far from it on the inside, however looked so good from the outside. Now I am just me, the way the Lord intended it to be. I love your answers and yes, some of those could be mine too. I'm carrying around 15 pounds that jumped back on after my year of staying at the weight after my gall bladder surgery...it slowing crawled back on...think I need to really work on that this year. We've found a new Church home that we love, and I will attend a Tues. Morn. Bible Study with some ladies at the church. So look forward to that. I found a one cup Gevalia Coffee maker at the Thrift store, and love it...this morning I put a English Breakfast teabag in and it worked just great too.

  9. This was a fun post. I have that same coffee maker too. isn't it wonderful? I hope that some of your prayers will be answered in the new year and that you can continue to keep the good things in your life close to your heart.

  10. I enjoyed reading your post. Hope the New Year finds you well and happy. Hugs Francine.

  11. Love this idea! Happy New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy


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