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One Word 2015-My Word is "Rest"

     I have seen several who have chose "one word" for the new year.  I have done this hit or miss but this year I felt led to choose one and my one word for 2015 is "REST".  I have felt so overwhelmed especially lately and I feel God has led me to this word and to rest in Him.


I chose REST because I must remember God is with me. He hasn’t left me and I must stop worrying over things I cannot control. "We need rest not just to practice the presence of God internally, but to guard against the negativity of the enemy and the negativity of other people.”
Psalms 37:7Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
I can't be the Wife, Moma, Mamaw, Teacher, Leader, Friend, nothing if I don't have rest. Not just physical rest but also spiritual rest, resting in the Lord.  This is my word and my goal for 2015.
God bless, Pat

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ December 1st Edition

For Today
December 1st, 2014


Outside my window... evening has came, it is a cold misty night with a few stars
I am thinking...  of so many things I need to get done this week
I am thankful... for ones that always know right when I need a friend
I am wearing... bluejeans and a polka dot turquoise pocket T
I am creating... things for Christmas program this Sunday night at church
I am going...to work on Bulletin and last minute things for program
I am wondering... how to approach changes that must be made
I am reading... my bible
I am hoping... to find time today to read just to read
I am learning... that it is ok to ask for help and sometimes to say no
Around the house... getting ready to decorate for Christmas
In the kitchen... dishes waiting on my attention
I am pondering... changes for next year 2015
A favorite quote for today... Pray, pray and then pray some more
One of my favorite things... listening to the sounds of my grands

A few plans for this week: Finishing program stuff for Children's per…

Autumn Through My Eyes-Day 25-Halloween!

I am  participating in the fall through my eyes challenge over at The Simple Woman's Daybook-HERE-
God bless, Pat

Autumn Through My Eyes Day 23-24!

I cannot believe we are almost through with the 30 Days of Autumn challenge.  These are my day 23-24! 
I love early mornings when it is so quiet and peaceful.
I am  participating in the fall through my eyes challenge over at The Simple Woman's Daybook-HERE-
God bless, Pat

PEACEful home! Simple Tips to help have one!

Your home may not be perfect, life is being lived there.  Dishes get dirty, clothes need washing and kids will get into trouble but there are some things you can do to help make your home more peaceful. 1)Speak with kindness, others tend to pick up on how we are speaking and acting 2)Spend time together as a family, eat together,play games, watch a movie, go for a walk 3) Somethings just have to be done to keep a house running-do them with a good attitude.  For example, dishes must be washed but if you gripe and grumble all the way through, it will be much harder than if you just do them and maybe with a smile, or talk to your child or hubby as you do them together. 4) Apologize when wrong and do it as soon as possible-the longer hurt feelings are allowed to grow, the bigger that they can get, so just apologize and move on. 5) Hug-your spouse and your kids, even teens still need hugs even if it is sometimes hard for them to ask for them 6) One of the best things you can do to make your hom…

Catch up-MIL day, Making your home a haven and Autumn through my eyes!

Ever get so busy and before you realize you are behind on everything?  That is how I am feeling right now.  I saw this graphic and thought it was perfect. So here goes, first I am catching up on my Autumn Through My Eyes! Days 19-22 Bird bath
Chickens looking for food
Baby Piper born this October day
 Also I am sure many of you have never heard of Mother-in-law's day and I had not either until the first year my son and his wife were married.  It is the last Sunday in October each year.  My Daughter-in-law has never missed remembering me or the day.  This year she gave me these adorable salt & pepper shakers.  I collect them and I love all things pumpkin so they are perfect for me as she is for our family.

Also this is the last week for the Make your Home a Haven challenge for this year.
This week’s challenge: Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – …

Autumn Through My Eyes-Day 18 and Voted with my youngest!

Today I got the priviledge of going with my youngest son to vote for the first time.  We voted early and it was so easy to get in and get it done. Very proud of him for recognizing that he needed to vote and make our voice heard, while we still have that right.

After that we went and got a sweet tea from McDonald's and went for a walk.  This picture was taken where we went to walk.

I am  participating in the fall through my eyes challenge over at The Simple Woman's Daybook-HERE-
God bless, Pat


Autumn Through My Eyes Day 16 & 17!

  I am  participating in the fall through my eyes challenge over at The Simple Woman's Daybook-HERE-

Day 16
This was beside where I was sitting and reading my bible the other day, I love pumpkins, well except I don't eat them in any way, but they are so pretty and just say fall to me.
Day 17 My pretty fall mugs and one of my favorite teas-now just need a friend to join me.  Anybody want to share a cup?
God bless, Pat

Week 3 of Making your home a haven-fall challenge and Day 13-15 of Autumn Through my eyes!

Week 3′s Challenge: Keep your candle burning, the music playing and plan a Family Fun Night. Have a pillow party in the family room and get out every blanket and pillow in the house and be cozy with the kids or your hubby! Even if you live alone you can do this. Enjoy a cozy evening of hot cider and caramel corn. Bust out some old fashioned games and take the time to savor these moments with your loved ones. Work on kindness and joy this week.      This is something we have not done in a while is have a game night.  I am planning one soon for us.  We do tend to have more game nights when it is cooler and we can't get outside as much.  One thing we have been doing though is watching the old tv shows on netflix as a family.  It is so funny watching the shows I watched as a child again with my child.      I am also participating in the fall through my eyes challenge over at The Simple Woman's Daybook-HERE-      I am a little behind so here is days 13-15 taken on a picnic I took with m…

Simple Woman's Daybook and Day 12 of Autumn Through My Eyes!

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For Today October 15, 2014 Outside my window... finally fall with cooler temps even when sun is shining I am (still) thinking...  about how I need to do better with having my daily quiet time I am thankful... that my leg was not hurt worse when I fell I am wearing... jeans and a breast cancer awareness pocket Tshirt my daughter-in-law made me I am creating...Christmas program stuff for kids at church I am going... to be busy til after Christmas program I am wondering... how to get everything organized and done I am reading... My bible and Christmas program are about all I have time for right now I am hoping... to get back to having a quiet time each day so I can get that peace and joy back I am learning... to get better organized and prepare in advance Around the house...need to dust and figure out how to rearrange for the holidays In the kitchen...  hubby bought groceries so feeling blessed but lost in my meal planning I am pondering... several details of Christmas programs at…

Week 2 of Making your home a haven-fall challenge and Day 11 of Autumn Through my eyes!

This week’s challenge: Keep your candles burning, your prayers going and add soft music in your home. Choose worship, classical, jazz or another form of peaceful music that the family enjoys. Focus on using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships. Work on gentleness and self-control this week.      My candle is burning and my music is playing, one song that I am really enjoying right now is this.......http://youtu.be/CVqR6kTu8lE  It reminds me to share peace and light into the world around me and it should start in my home.
Here are 4 ways to pursue gentleness and self-control this week: 1) Pray for Peace in your home and the world around you 2) Instead of raising your voice or speaking in anger, try to lower your voice to a soft whisper and speak kindly 3)Do not let others dictate how you feel or especially how you react 4) Remember yelling at a bud won't make it bloom Remember Momas, you usually set the tone in your home, what kind of tone are you setting?  Is your home a h…

Autumn Through My Eyes-Day 10!

As I was snapping this picture, I could hear kids singing, "here we go around the mulberry bush" in my memories.  I love the vibrant colors in this picture.  I took this pic on one of my walks the other day.
To join thechallenge or see what others posted visit HERE
God bless, Pat

Autumn Through My Eyes-Day 8 & 9!

This morning after finishing at the allergy clinic I went to the local arboretum to walk for a little bit and to read my bible.  I took a couple of pictures and these are my pictures for Autumn through my eyes for yesterday and today.
 Just love the colors in this one, the pumpkins and flowers were so pretty together. This is where I sat to read my bible, loves the white bench and white pumpkin and it was a very nice quiet time.
To join thechallenge or see what others posted visit HERE God bless, Pat

Day 6 & 7 Autumn Through My Eyes

Day 6 One thing I look forward to every fall is our annual Candy Carnival at our church.  It is open to anyone and is all free.  We have had a high before of over 1000 people in one day.  It is this coming Saturday.
Day 7 Another thing I look forward to is my oldest grandaughter has a birthday on October 8th and today is her birthday.  Here is Princess Nene! To join thechallenge or see what others posted visit HERE
God bless, Pat

Week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven 5th Annual, Fall Challenge! and Day 5 Autumn Through My Eyes

I am participating in the 5th annual challenge of "Making Your Home A Haven".  Our homes should be a haven from the world for our family and friends.  I want my home to be a place where people can come and experience love and peace not a place of negative but positive.
Week 1 – CHALLENGE: Go buy an extra large candle and light a candle everyday in your home. I will be starting mine in the morning but you can start yours at dinner time or whenever is convenient for you.  I will be placing mine in the kitchen – the main hub of my home. Each time the glimmer of the candle catches your eye, say a prayer for peace and patience within your home. Dear Lord, I pray that everyone who enters my home will feel it is a haven, a place or peace and light and joy.  A place people want to come to and not run from.  I pray that they will see the true light is You.      If you would like to join in or see others who are go to  http://womenlivingwell.org/  To join thechallenge or see what others…

The Statue of Liberty and The Cross of Jesus!

I was looking at a friend’s pictures the other day and I saw a picture of the Statue of Liberty.  I have always wanted to go to New York and see the Statue and go to Washington to see things that represent our country.  I want to see things that I was taught about in history class or heard on the news. I would love to someday take my grandkids to experience this.  It is a shame that as the world and time move on, some of these things mean less and less.  Our flag is not held in the honor it used to be, they want to take “In God We Trust” off our money and chance the constitution and laws that have served our country well. This scares me.
     Something scares me more about the world’s attitude towards another great place in history and that is “The Cross”, the cross where Jesus hung and bled and died for all of us. They don’t teach about this in school any more.  I remember when my teacher read the bible to us each morning and we prayed.  Now that is not acceptable or permitted. We mus…

Autumn though my eyes_day 4!

This morning it was finally cool enough to wear my favorite Tinkerbell hoodie when I took Stephen to work at the church.  Then when I came home me and the grands snuggled under my afghan a friend made me.
To join thechallenge or see what others posted visit HERE
God bless, Pat

Autumn Through My Eyes: Day 3!

One of my favorite things about autumn is sitting around a bonfire with friends and family! Whether is be roasting hot dogs, making smores or just drinking hot chocolate or hot apple cider, it is just the fun times together.
To join thechallenge or see what others posted visit HERE
God bless, Pat