Posted by: Judy | June 3, 2021

Week 22 of Count it all Joy

1 Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ…

To get joy, we must give it and to keep joy, we must scatter it. ~ John Templeton

“Dear Father” from Neil Diamond’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull album.

Posted by: Judy | June 2, 2021

Reading List 56-60

56. Rescued by the Hero (Heroes of Freedom Ridge series Book 1) by Mandi Blake Christian suspense romance. A sweet story.

57. A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch Victorian historical romance. A “clean” story with twists and turns.

58. To Protect and Serve (The Courage series Book 1) by Staci Stallings Christian romance. Staci is one of my favorite storytellers. Her characters struggle like real people. She always touches my heart, emotionally and spiritually.

59. White Knight (The Courage series Book 2) by Staci Stallings Christian romance. Love Staci’s storytelling. Her characters are so real, flawed and struggling.

60. For Real (The Courage series Book 3) by Staci Stallings Christian romance. I read Staci’s books with a highlighting pencil in hand, marking the things that touch my heart and I want to remember to apply in my own life. I struggled with many of the same things the couple in this story did.

Posted by: Judy | June 1, 2021

Gifts June 2021

Word for the year is Joy.

I want to be better. If you don’t know what it means to be better how will you know when you’ve become it? If I don’t define it for myself, the world will define it for me. Guarantee: The world will get it wrong. This year, I’m changing things up a bit anyway. I’m not going to do the different areas, because some I excel at, and others are tougher. My OCD brain bristles at not seeing a balance of colors; never mind the fact that I need to do more work in some areas than others. Let’s face it: Reading is not a habit I need to form; I have it down pat. I’m going to focus on one month at a time. Since I’ve rediscovered Classic Editor, I’ll keep my running list of goals from oldest to newest. I like that. I’ll also use greens and reds for progress checks.

11. Keep track of fluid intake

10. Join MeWe Done – Laurel Hawkes, since FB is denying me access because I had too much traffic, due to one post being shared on the popular “Hope for the Broken Hearted” page.


9. Make it through Mother’s Day Done

8. Make it through pipes being replaced Done

7. Let go of more things…giveaway Doing

6. Read “Break the Habit of Being Yourself” Doing

5. Go through Project 9-12 by Staci Stallings again Doing

4. Keep laughing Doing

3. Seek God’s hand in everything: I’m not sure how to measure this, but I feel prompted to do it. I forget but will keep working on it.

2. Use the Battle Plan for Prayer Cards from “War Room” Done and sharing

1. Publish “A Promise of Possibilities.” Less than 6 pages to edit.

Posted by: Judy | May 31, 2021

Memorial Day

Posted by: Judy | May 30, 2021

SM inspirational post

No matter how the world changes, God’s word never changes. Love God, with all your heart, might, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. Sounds so easy, doesn’t it? And so isn’t. God also gave us repentance, the opportunity to experience Godly sorrow, to change for the better, to be Redeemed by the Atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Choose Jesus, and let God prevail.

~ Laurel Hawkes

Posted by: Judy | May 29, 2021

Silly Saturday

Posted by: Judy | May 28, 2021

Good News Friday

*Walk and P.Croissant with my sister

*Plain croissant and hot chocolate with whipped cream

*Lunch with my bestie at RigaTony’s

*Yummy antipasto salad, mushroom and fresh basil pizza, and cannoli

*Air conditioning

*Church and singing in church

*Family visits

*Lunch with friends from Kneaders

*Yummy turkey on Country White and an eclair

*Borrowed my SiL’s cherry pitter and pitted two bags of cherries in a half hour; bought my own

*”The Chosen” Season 1 Episode 1-8 and Season 2 Episode 1-5 are available for free on BYU TV; it’s also available for free on The Chosen APP, but I don’t have a smart phone, so BYU TV is a great alternative.

*”As Gouda as It Gets” cute sweet romance movie

What was something good in your week?

Posted by: Judy | May 27, 2021

Week 21 of Count it all Joy

James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. ~ Rumi

Neil Diamond’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull “Be”

Posted by: Judy | May 26, 2021

Halfway through the week
Posted by: Judy | May 25, 2021

Five Months…

…into the new year. This was posted on social media at the beginning of January but fits anytime:

Made it through the first week of the new year. Breathe. One day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes, it’s a minute at a time. In truth, you only have this moment. A minute ago is gone. In a minute is never really here; there’s always another, waiting. Learn from the past and plan for the future; live in the present because it’s all you have. Do I live this? Not particularly successfully, but I keep working on it. It’s learning to be like Jesus. God isn’t the great I was or the great I will be; God is the great I AM.

~ Laurel Hawkes

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