Monday, November 1, 2010

For Today -

 Outside my window... A cold but bright day. The beautiful colours of trees and foliage everywhere ablaze with Fall beauty.

I am thinking...Of how early it is getting dark in the evenings now. This is because we put the clocks back by an hour on Saturday. This means Winter is fast approaching! The positive side of this is it is lighter in the mornings and as I get up for work it does not feel like the middle of the night anymore!!

 I am thankful for... All my many blessings! This has been so on my mind recently as I have spent much time in reflection and I am truly blessed. God has been so good to me and He has not let me down.

From the learning rooms...God does things in His time and I wait. Today in conversation with a work colleague I found out some news we had both been waiting on. For me this means I can find it much easier to "let go." God has given me some answers and He will lead on the rest of my prayers too. I am thinking that when we find prayer difficult and answers elusive,change the prayer: Instead of asking "Why? God" ask "What can I learn?" I remember this bible verse:

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
                                 James 1:3

 From the kitchen... Tonight I am thinking that chicken masala with rice sounds good. Some garlic bread and apple pie and cream. Now that's dinner sorted!

I am wearing... A blue top and black pants

I am creating... Space and I have carried out some de-cluttering over the past week or two! I am noticing a little difference now so that is encouraging!

I am going... To go visit my daughter's this evening.My older daughter Laura has a bad back and this is causing her a great deal of pain. She will be so pleased to see me.

I am reading... My bible and enjoying my new devotional book each morning as I read God's word.As always on a catch up reading my magazines. I have a few cross stitch magazines I have not even opened yet!

I am hoping... That another trial that hit me on Friday will be sorted. If the answer to this one is "no" it will be so hard and painful but I must hold on and trust and keep my faith that the Lord knows best. This will hurt but He has reasons that I am not aware of. This latest trial has not taken Him by surprise at all!

I am hearing... The radio and music. Also I can hear the x-box game my hunny is playing and has been playing for the last few hours!!

Around the house... My candles producing a beautiful fragrance. Cinnamon and pumpkin spices today! Fits in with all the beautiful tree and foliage colours outside.

One of my favorite things... Time to stitch and how I have missed this over recent weeks. I have not had much spare time at all to work on my projects consistently.

A few plans for the rest of the week... Visit family and another trip planned for tomorrow. My daughter,my grandbaby and my hunny will go out for the day. Destination-undecided right now and pending the weather. Hoping it will be nice again tomorrow.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing... A couple of photos taken in a botanical garden on our trip to the Isle Of Wight recently.

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  1. Enjoyed reading. James 1:3 spoke to my heart. I need to cross stitch again...I might pull that out today. Your pictures are beautiful!

  2. Hi Linda,

    You're such a blessing in your sharing of your in the LORD. Beautiful photos! Keep shining!!

    Blessings, love and HUGS!