Friday, October 8, 2010

My lovely bouquet that my precious husband stopped and picked for me, now tell me how sweet is this wonderful man I married. He has been the very best care giver, therapist, cook, cleaner and taking care of me, no wonder I am doing so well with such excellent care. He went to the store the other day, and picked these wild flowers, it just bless my heart to no end, just when I think I cannot be surprised any more, he surprises me.
Now he does this care giving in between studying, and praying, and doing all the things this fine preacher does daily. He will be preaching Sunday all day too, so keep him in prayer, I will attend Sunday evening, and so looking for ward to that time. SO that is about the update on me, still doing good, getting stronger and around easier daily. Just keep praying, it really does work.

Being laid up so long I have been able to study and really get close to the lord, climb up in his lap and let him feed me, and  love on me, oh such sweetness it is. I am thinking how being ill changes our attitudes some times, and we must all be mindful of the ways our view point brings us down or influences the way we think, we may be able to look at situation in a different light, and here are a few suggestions:
Be aware of your negative thoughts, Think about the messages you give yourself, and stop the message in it tracks. Are we not told in the scripture to think of those things which are good?
Put things in perspective. There are  those people, who are so negative that even when small things go wrong, they feel as if they have been cursed. Remember, everyone has ups and downs, and nobodies life is ever perfect. It rains on the just and the unjust alike.
Try refraining, Refraining can help you find the good in a bad situation. If you've lost your job, for example even though it is rough, look as it as an opportunity rather than a failure. A job change can allow you to learn new skills and meet new people.
Count your blessing, this is my all time favorite thing to do, Gratitude can help you focus on what's right in your life. Look around you and make a mental list of all the things you take for granted but for which you should be truly grateful.
Forgive and let go. Learn from your mistakes, forgive yourself and move on. Also forgive others, Hanging on to a hurt or a wrong done to you by someone else only gives that hurt more power over you. This is garbage in your life, God wants us to get rid of it.
Make good memories and pursue simple pleasures. You don't need a spectacular events to make you happy, just like the wild flowers my husband brought home to me, it was a simple thought and act of love, but very simple, I truly love them, and it made me very happy.
Be kind. Turning toward others can make you forget about yourself. Being kind to friends and strangers can relieve some of the tension in their lives and make you feel better about your own self.
We do not choose to be optimists or pessimist. The attitude toward life events is more than likely a combination of genetics, early environment and life experiences.We all know that strong family ties and mental and emotional well being go together, but we need to have a strong support system in our life, a loved one or a friend, lets all lean on each other, and better yet lets all lean on the lord, he can handle it, no matter how big a problem can be God can solve it, and make it better.  I hope you have enjoyed this time of study with me, God bless you and ponder on all the things I have written here, do have a wonderfully blessed weekend. God be with you.

Lots of Love and Prayers, Barbara ♥

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

(Lovers of the English Language might enjoy this)

How do non-natives ever learn all the nuances of English? There is a two-letter word, and that word is "UP". It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky, or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting why does a topic come UP/ Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, and we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers, and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house, and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble. line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special, This UP is confusing; A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning, but we close it UP at night, we seem to be pretty mixed Up about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the pages, and can add up to a;bout thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain. We say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it wets UP the earth, When it doesn't rain for a while, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now, my time is UP, so time to shut UP! 

Hope you enjoyed this, I had fun with it, and even though it took tremendous writing, It did not wipe me out completely. I am doing good, better every day, and hope to be able to attend church Sunday, looking for ward to that too. I did get my staples removed and all seems to be healing well. Thanks again for all the prayers you have prayed on my behalf.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Sunday, Rejoicing in his blessings.

What a glorious Sunday it is, the sun is shinning brightly, the temps are nice, and the world is peaceful with his presence,
Lord I ask that you bless each friend reading this today, that you meet each need, and give them the desires of their heart.

Lord I just want to take this time to sing your praises, and tell of the wonders you have did in my life, you brought me up from the miry clay and planted my feet on a solid rock, that rock is Jesus and in him I have such surety and assurance, thank you lord for finding me, and for saving me, and for caring for me all these years. I am lifting my voice up in praise to thee, that you will be exalted above all others.

My friends I am sending a prayer your way, I asked the father to bless you today, though were far apart, you're still in my heart, so I am sending a prayer your way.  May the love our heavenly Father touch you where ever you are, in whatever circumstance you are in, and lead you to his restoring, to the place of restoration, and in him may you be healed physically, Spiritually, and mentally, may he touch you in a very special way that you will never be the same, and you will know who has touched you, just like the woman who touched the hem of his garment, he knew her, and she was never the same.

I am so happy we can always reach Jesus, he has an open line and he is never too busy to care for his own. My friend called and I was telling her all the wonderful grace God has given to me though this ordeal, and that I am recovering right on time, and she reminded me of a song I used to sing called, This valley is for me, and I am happy when in the valley, she said "You sure are always happy when in that valley, I have never seen some one who glows when in the valley, but friend you do". What a wonderful place to be, you know when you are on the mountain top you know that you will be going down, it is the only way, but when in the valley, oh me, it is so lush and green, and the great Shepherd takes such good care of you, I do love the valley's sorry maybe I am nuts but it is the way I am, once I realized how much good God does while in the valley I say bring it on, this valley is for me. Praise His name, and when ever I am low, he is with me, he picks me up, he gives the grace to bear what ever I need, when I hurt real bad, I pray, God does touch me and makes the pain go away, yep my God is real, and he is all I need in any situation, hope he is the same for you.

Have a very blessed day my friends, and may God bless you real good.  Lots of ♥