life as it is seen from my heart and soul

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a teachable heart

the first5 app is great… and every weekend there is the weekly video to wrap up what the week has been about…these past weeks have been on King David. what a guy. but over and over he repents, he confesses, he prays, and he knows the Lord is his King – because David has a teachable heart. so i pray that now – in my job, my friends, my family, with each contact i make, with every thing i do – Lord give me a teachable heart. hold my tongue, quell my anger and my selfishness, what ever You have for the next part of this journey help me to seek You.


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the death of death

that is what we heard in church today. Easter sabbath is about the death of death as Jesus is risen and alive. my life is not permanent on this Earth. i have said in the past and still hope that my job in heaven will be in the kitchen and in the garden. the smells, the colours, the sounds – i can hardly wait. earth is tiring.
so don’t wait on Jesus. He is waiting on you, searching for you, hoping you will say yes to Him.

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is summer on its way???

oh, Ohio… you tickle me with warm weather and then bring 3″ of snow with 28 degree weather.  But today… ah, today. the blue sky, the white clouds, the blooms ready to open; maybe it is a real spring with summer on its way. i am hopeful.
the week was somewhat tough. but my Lent reading is Hosea. this week one of the verses was in chapter 7 verse 8: Ephraim/Israel is a flat cake not turned over.  I just about died laughing.. how have i missed this verse before??? I am thinking God called Israel a flat cake – baked on one side, raw on the other. i don’t want to be that, ever. a flat cake, not worth anything. i still laugh, though, when i think about it.
so let me remember to be the Light, the Yeast, the Vine. especially now, when culture seems to be in such despair and without vision. Jesus is that vision, that Hope, that Way. Jesus is there, no matter what happens or how bad things get or there isn’t any money or there isn’t any food or how will you keep the family together?
i turned 60 this year but more importantly the Lord has opened my heart for 44 years. He is always there. ALWAYS. Jesus, His name is Jesus.

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last day of March

the asparagus is cleaned out!! and the ginger plants survived! and tomorrow i am going looking for seed sprouting supplies. only a month behind, but i don’t care. some of the forsythia did not bloom because of the crazy warm, cold, warm. hoping there is no more frost, but we might in April. rained all day today. rain tomorrow, so it will be good to stay in. pickled eggs to make, cut outs to bake, laundry to wash, bills to pay, reading to read, words to write, and maybe sleep in a little in my warm cotton flannel sheets. yummy.

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therapy in soil.

Out in my garden tonight. cut the clematis and roses and the grasses. and found the ginger that survived the winter!!!  rhubarb is popping up!!! need to clean the asparagus bed. Spring. i sure hope it is here to stay because i want to plant and prune and dig and turn under. and it is therapeutic. helps me think and breathe and pray.
oh, i. love. my. garden.  and the worms. how about you?

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unsure what to call it.

title, why does there have to be a title? and yet, it could be called numerous things.. but my first thought is Mistakes I have made.
Unfortunately there are too many to count. and the big one is to help my children understand that their personal happiness and wealth does not come from this earth. They flounder and I pray. and pray. and pray. I will keep praying and hope their eyes and hearts are opened to what REAL LIFE is about. That LOVE is about the blood of Christ. all three of them.
I realize I cannot live their life, that they are responsible adults, capable of making decisions for themselves. but this is hard, much harder than I ever ever thought.
Hoping that Spring comes and that summer isn’t too wet or too dry ~ but I am asking for a miracle. Blessings!

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Spring ahead.

Time springs ahead, but the season is not keeping up. We have a winter watch with snow beginning tomorrow and through Wednesday. We don’t have what the east coast might get, but still, my forsythia was blooming but will get killed. I am afraid to check the lilacs, or the rhubarb, and all the little bulbs that broke open won’t survive either. No planting here this week, the ground is still too cold.
The moon is gorgeous here tonight, cold brisk clear and has a hazing around it. I love the moon. I would kind of like to get a blizzard ~ one that closes EVERYTHING so I get to stay home and sew and bake and crochet and clean and read and write. But… we shall see. Stay safe this week!!! Lent is  here and Jesus is Lord!!! Blessings.