Monday, February 1, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

~  Monday...February 1, 2010  ~ 
This is what I'm thinking...It's way too early to be out of bed!! But this is the Day that Lord has made and I WILL rejoice and be glad.

Outside my window...Winter has blanketed everything in sleet and ice, you can truly see the artistic hand of God.
I am thinking...That I wish today were another snow day, especially since my best friend is off work. (My husband)

I am thankful...For all the memories we made this weekend, Sunday there were about 14 of the boys friends and girlfriends at the house, riding four wheelers and having fun.

From the kitchen...I can smell Michael's coffee and it smells so good...I wish I liked coffee. My bread starter is also calling out to me...

I am wearing... Jammies. Not dressed yet.

I am creating...My Valentine recipe pages for Valentine cards that I'm exchanging with my friends over at Magical Holiday Home.

I am going... To get back on the tread mill and my diet today, I've come to far to give up or get comfortable now. (Already lost 75 pounds)

I am reading... My favorite magazines and following a few special blogs.

I am praying and believing...That my husband receives favor with his employer; that God delivers a young man from a terrible situation; that God will strengthen a friend who is going through radiation; and that I don't fail to do and be everything that God is calling me to.

On my heart this morning...If you feel like your going through the fire this morning or that you are in a situation that will never change let me encourage you today, that God is with you, He sees you and knows about everything that touches you. He has promised that if you trust He can and will deliver you....When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Don't be overwhelmed today, God loves you and He is your refuge and strength, just rest in Him today!

Words to live by today...Isaiah 41:10 "fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

I'm hoping...That God can use me in the lives of people I've never even met.

I am hearing...God whisper in my ear "All is well".
Around the house...It will be quiet for about 30 more minutes, then everyone will be up.

One of my favorite things...Is coming here to my blog and recording all my favorite things, so that I can come back to at any time and look at them.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Start cinnamon apple jelly for Valentines Day and Orange Marmalade. Get back into my exercise routine. Mail Valentine cards.

Picture thought for today...
Take time to notice all the beauty around you today...


  1. Thank you for sharing, as gardeners, we tend to enjoy the time off for winter. We don't get much winter weather down here in NE Texas, but since we do have an extended growing season, we do enjoy the break.
    Valerie @ WalkinInSunshine.

  2. Thanks for sharing about your day. Love the picture of the sun peeking between the trees.


  3. Okay, I think I may have erased my first comment. If this is a duplicate, just erase it! Beautiful Post. I love your words of encouragement...and I think living in a marshmallow world isn't really all that bad!

    Have a great week!

  4. Thanks for sharing your day, I've enjoyed reading about it. I especially liked your 'On my heart this morning'. It spoke to me, so I think you have something you hoped for.
    Have a good week!

  5. I love your attitude about the sleet and ice! You have encouraged me to look at our ice covered roads in a whole new way.

    Yay for best friend husbands! I have one of those, too. :)

    I enjoyed your daybook very much!!

    Have a special week!

  6. Oh, I'm cracking up... I feel just the same about "It's too early to be up, but I WILL rejoice..." I have to make myself, on these cold, dark winter days. Glad you have some snow to brighten things up.

  7. I just absolutely love your blog. I was inspired and encouraged by reading it. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

  8. Your blog looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your daybook. I love the picture. One of my favorite things is seeing ice on trees. I know it can be dangerous but it's so beautiful. Doylene

  9. Thanks for sharing your Daybook! Your faith in the Lord is beautiful. Thanks also for visiting my blog and know that I very much appreciate your prayers! :)

  10. Thanks for your visit to my blog this week. I've enjoyed my visit to yours, too! Congrats on losing 75 lbs.