Monday, March 12, 2012


Well here it is Mon. afternoon, and is it ever QUIET around here....Funny how much gear, activity and "planning" surround one little baby.  I so enjoyed every minute of their time here (Ok, maybe the time we spent sick wasn't all that great, haha) but even that had it's good points.  But it is back to regular living around here today and I am choosing to set my mind on the positive.  Something I don't always do all that well, but it is possible.  Let's see where do I start?  First of all it is a GORGEOUS day here.  Sun is shinning and a cool breeze blows in my window and there are a few different kind of birds chirping to listen to.  I so love to listen to birds sing that I have been considering recently on getting myself a cannery.  Not quite ready to take the plunge, but it is on the table nonetheless.  I am also noticing that everything seems to be in bloom.  Soo pretty.  The church picnic was quite fun yesterday, and I am so glad we were able to go.  I spent most of my time sitting comfortably in a chair watching all the activity going on around me.  One of my favorite pastimes by the way.  There were sack races, 3 legged races, baseball games, and volleyball all going on well within my line of vision.  And the kids all had such a good time.  There was a really small little creek running behind where we were sitting (with almost NO water in it btw) and the kids quickly found it and spun a game of pretend around  it.  I had to laugh at Capri when she called out to her daddy, "Daddy, I am getting pretty dirty you know:"  haha  Just such a nice day of wonderful spring weather and fellowship.  Today I am finishing up my laundry that "somehow" got neglected last week, lol, and spent a good hour down at our local Christian book store looking around and buying the next books in the Chronicles of the Kings series I am reading.  They are soo good.  Book 3 is called the Strength of His Hand and I am soo looking forward to starting it.    I also purchased a book I have had my eye on for a while now called Discerning the voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.  I have such a desire to "hear" God's voice in my own life recently it would be hard to put into words.  I am hoping to find some practical suggestions in this book as to how to accomplish this better.  I have read the first chapter already and have found it REALLY good.  Seems soo basic and soo easy.  Want to hear God's voice?  Then LISTEN!!  There are soo many scriptures that talk about just that.

Isaiah 55:3  Incline your ear, and come unto me:  HEAR, and your soul shall live;

Ecclesiastes 5:1  Walk prudently when you go to the house of the God; and draw near to HEAR...

Matt 11: 5  He who has ears to hear, let him HEAR!

Eze. 3:10  Moreover He said to me, "Son of man receive into your heart all My words that I speak to you, and HEAR with your ears.

These are just a few of course as the Bible is full of God's command to us to listen for His voice.  To sit and wait in His presence.  I am really looking forward to digging into this deeper.   Maybe all the "quiet" at my house this week will make this a little easier.  I  have always found myself so easily distracted, and the older I have gotten the easier I am.  Though knowing this Grandma I am will have to have my moments were I sit on the phone and listen to Sam talk too.  : )

I wish I had taken a couple of pictures at the picnic yesterday but for some reason I forgot all about it.  I have caught up some with most of you and am looking forward to seeing what has been going on in blogland.  In the meantime, hope you all have a good week!    


  1. Now it is time to rest up, and dream about the next visit!!
    Lovely out today, isn't it!! I love this time of year!! Have a great week!

  2. The picnic sounds just wonderful...we haven't been at a church that has done that in decades, what a true treasure.

    Oh I am going to have to start your series, I couldn't remember the name when I was at the Christian books store the other day..and the lady couldn't find it from me asking, "well my blogging friend is reading it" LOL

    I loved Discerning the Voice of is totally marked up. I am now on her other one "The Resolution for Women"...of course she grew up here in the big D! You will enjoy the other, I sure did and yes, who doesn't want to hear the voice of God?

    Have a good week...hold the memories close to your heart and go forward.

  3. It is always hard when they go home. It always seems like to me that the silence presses in. It sounds like your picnic was lovely. You are so blessed.
    I always forget to take pictures too. Like you said you get caught up in the moment. It sounds like a very fun day, Bless you Debbie.

  4. I share you desire to hear from the Lord my problem is I tend to be in motion constantly...I kind of miss the "be still" part
    Glad you enjoyed your time with Mel and Sam.

  5. Oh, how I need to just slow down and be still and listen. Sounds like a book I need to add to my library. ;-)

  6. Your blog banner is beautifully done! Your words blessed my heart today, as always.

  7. I'm so glad you're resting up and enjoying fellowship after saying good-bye to your family. I know the feeling of enjoying the quiet yet missing the noise.

    I haven't read that series. I'll have to look into it. As busy as I have been in the past weeks, I hardly have time to sit down with a book.

    ACK. It's good busy though... with a VERY Good Book. And yes, I'm hearing His voice.

    Wonderful post, Debbie.

  8. Debbie
    Your picnic sounds like so much fun for all.
    And your book sure gives food for thought. I was so good at one time at listening for God's voice. I need to slow down and make more quiet time for myself now, I think.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  9. I'm with you Deb, there's a burning desire within my heart to hear His voice like never before! I believe He is calling all who will listen into a much deeper relationship with Him....deeper depths and higher KNOW Him and HEAR Him as never before. And with the days we are living in we are really gonna need that!

    Hugs and Blessings!


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