Friday, January 15, 2021

Just an Ordinary Day

 










Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wild Willow Farm Fundraiser

Sunday, November 29, 2020

My 12 Week Journal Stories





Journaling Day 1 

Challenged  to journal once a day for 12 weeks. I got this,right? I whipped out the wasabi tape and my stickers to make it fun. My heart is happy. Teddy and I are ready Freddie. 😜 

Tonight's scripture: 
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Journaling Day 2 


I mentioned yesterday how I was challenged to write in my journal, every day for 12 weeks. I said sure. Didn't hesitate. I'm always up for a challenge. It's a food intake diary, motivational messages  and exercise log plus a scripture a day. It even consisted of taking a picture of ourselves for our own eyes to see reality. A full figure selfie 😂😳🤦Sporting work out gear I would never dream of wearing in public. I put my camera on a tripod and snapped pictures 😬 I would never wear leggings in public. I will keep my groceries at home - thank you. 🤣 Awe, it wasn't pretty. To stand so vulnerable. I'm glad I live alone .To say the least it was an eye opener. 👀This journey  has me thinking about our small group. How we did a 21 day plan and then a 40 day. This will be for 3 months straight. Thank you Jennifer Schlander for motivating me to "jot" it down and stay accountable.



Journaling Day 3

Making time to pray, to give thanks and being present. Fully present. Set a timer and close you eyes for full dedication to your Lord and Savior. Start with just 3 minutes of quiet time and go longer with each passing day.  Challenge your self.


Journaling Day 4 

How do you know you have a true desire to please God verses just going through the motions?  
For me, it's when it twinges into the uncomfortable yet I know it's something God would be pleased for me to do. It's biblical -it matters. 

Verse today: 
God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey Him and the power to do what pleases Him. 
Philippians 2:13

Journaling Day 5


Inner strength from the Holy Spirit gives us the strength to serve God, do our duty, and persevere in our Christian walk. Is it easy?No. Yet,you strive to stay in  obedience. For me,it's failing  God so many times in my humanness, in my reactions to others and certain situations.I question so much.My Rachel reaction is better with time yet God knows I'm working on being a better human and Christian. Reacting better in my disappointments and thought process.I call it my Rachel  Reaction Distraction. It takes me a bit longer than I like to- I want to react more Christian like,naturally. I'm  processing so much first. I'm like a toddler and asking God, why more than I should.I'm full of questions. 
😏 That's when I humbly ask God keep working on my Christian maturity.❤️That gives me strength to carry on. 

Scripture: 
I can do everything through Christ,who gives me strength. 
Phillipians 4:13.

Journaling Day 6. 


Yikes ! Time is always so fleeting. Already Day 6

 Today's scripture: 

James 1:5
If you want to know what God wants you to do,ask Him,and He will gladly tell you. 



I know God answers my questions through his word, through people, a song, a conversation. He answers through a sermon. When timing aligns so easily and you just know it was from God. ❤️ If you don't experience this. Pay attention. Be present. Go to God first. ❤️


 Journaling Day 7

Dear Journal, 

Fell asleep pretty much when I got home of pure exhaustion. Physically and emotionally just plum tuckered out. Between getting an amazing text from Maria and having to bid a fond goodbye to a co-worker I've worked with for over 5 years, Sunday was his last day of work.


 I just wanted to rest. It was as if my heart had two extremes in one afternoon. Felt too over the top. 


A good cry over Maria's healing. 

A sad cry over Matt leaving.


I remember having a full conversation with God before falling asleep. 


Expressing to God how my heart is full today. My tears are full today. Heavenly Father fill me with grace and cover and protect my heart. 

Asking him to strengthen my spirit. The beauty of having such a personal relationship with God is letting him know the desires of our heart.  



I slept for 5 hours and here it is a little after 10 pm. 


Tomorrow I start new, you reading this can start new,as well. Have the memories yet a do over in the morning. Ask God for a renewed spirit and fresh start. Go and seize the day. Pay more attention to people. Be kinder. Find a way to be more  obedient today. Be more present. Be more yourself. Be the person you needed growing up. Show up. Be grateful. Give thanks. 


Scripture: 

Create in me a pure heart, Oh God,and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 

Psalm 51:10


Journaling Day 8
Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, Of God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.



In Psalm 51 in particular we see that David prayed to the Lord concerning three kinds of spirit: a steadfast spirit, a willing spirit, and a broken spirit.


When you have a personal relationship with God you can ask and work on these traits. Being loyal and faithful in your relationships. Give it your all in the work you do with a joyful heart. Pray for any bitterness residue to leave your heart. Yes, God knows your heart's desires yet he also knows your obedeant action. It not just the desire to change. It's the obedience.
Being a steadfast, willing joyful human. ❤️





Wednesday, November 25, 2020

My Name Necklace Black Friday Special 11.27.20

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BLACK FRIDAY SPECIALS! 





Just bought by Daughter, Julia  and my Son in law this as part of their Christmas present. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

One Year Anniversary Bouquet from Bouq.com

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It was my One year Anniversary at Job#1. I love flowers and mason jars - so this was a win,win! 






























Monday, November 16, 2020

Psalm 139:14


 This. An example of when I see something that speaks to me yet missing a biblical reference. I then add one. 

I don't want to go through life missing a biblical reference. That's were I  find peace with the pieces of my story I left behind and continue to leave behind. The people, their reactions and lack of action. Boundaries set,then pray from afar. I've come this far to be in the mist of drama. 


For many years my go to was Lord, soften my heart .Just soften my heart.  Now my recent motto: Is this biblical? Find a reference. Where's my bible?  


Psalm 139:14 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

    your works are wonderful,

    I know that full well.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Sleepless in San Diego - 3am


 Went to bed way too early .Fell asleep at @10pm then woke up at 3am. Had some quiet prayer time and now looking at pictures on my phone. It's going to be a long day. Have to be at church at 7am. 



My usual time to fall asleep is about midnight or 1am. It's rare for me to go to bed early. It just is. Do you have a regular bedtime routine ? Any night time rituals? 






For now I look at all the pictures on my phone so I can see The Pretties". 

Sharing The Pretties. 











Saturday, November 7, 2020

Flowers. The Pretties.

 Before I left church I took a few pictures of flower arrangements. 

I love flowers. I don't know names, I just love them. There's something about the sight and smells. 

I don't even have a favorite. I love them all.Do you have a favorite?

Bloom where you are planted.