"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Monday, January 26, 2015

~ The Gifts that Keep on Giving ~

I am still living Christmas.  I have not had a moment to journal about all the beautiful gifts of love that the Christmas Season brings.  
The Gifts of Love that keep on Giving!

I used one of my Christmas Gifts this morning, and I just had to share...

My Butterfly gifted me with so many wonderful tokens of charity and affection. 


~*~ Twelve Cooked Meals ~*~
~*~ Twenty-Four Cups of Hot Tea ~*~
~*~ Ten Bed Makings ~*~
~*~ Four Dog Washings ~*~

And if that wasn't enough LOVE, my sister in law made this absolutely beautiful Treasure and Memory Box for the family.

On the exterior, a collage of pictures of Christmas' Past.
In the interior are cards to Create Written Memories for each Christmas.



This has love written all over it...literally.

I am feeling overwhelmingly blessed these days and I am so thankful to God for all the blessings in my life.  My husband, my children, my family and my friends.  But I know that it is my Faith that brings me the most joy, and with the knowledge that I am loved bounteously by He that has made me.  He is the most perfect Gift, that gives - continuously.

+AMDG+

"If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him...There is no fear in love."
~ 1 John 4:15-16




Thursday, January 8, 2015

PRIORITIES

That is it.

Plain and simple and to the point.

The word I chose to help steer my 2015 year.


PRIORITIES.

There are a lot of good and wonderful works to be done...but there are certainly more important things to be done.  My vocation as a wife, mother, and teacher to my children are my top PRIORITIES.  One or all of those three supersede anything else.


I love this quote by Socrates.

I love the chance at a New Beginning...

I have been very busy getting our activities on the calendar.  I have heard it said that 'priorities are the steering wheels of life.'




Prioritize.  It is a word that works well with SIMPLIFY.  

Simplify is a word my husband and I adopted years ago, and continue to use, to help run our household and day to day planning.

I have also heard, "The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."  ~ Stephen Covey     YES!!!

In addition to my 'word of the year' I have been praying about my resolutions...My thoughts about RESOLUTIONS.




Wishing you a blessed and fruitful New Year!