…took a tumble!! I’ve been “downsizing” and the car was packed with donations for Turning Point Second Chance Boutique in Waxhaw. Everything had been unloaded and I was ready to leave. Then I took a fall and struck my head on their back door. I was (am) so embarrassed because emergency vehicles rolled with sirens screaming!! I refused treatment… but consented when Stephanie offered to drive me to the local emergency room. She stayed through the extremely long process. After three hours, this stubborn old lady was threatening to walk out of the treatment room and exit the building!! Finally, stitches were in and patch was in place. Belatedly, Stephanie was back in Second Chance Boutique and could resume her responsibilities abandoned about 10:30. I’m so grateful for her genuine warmth and thoughtful attentiveness!! Stephanie–my guardian angel.
My life is but a weaving
Between the Lord and me.
I cannot choose the colors;
He worketh steadily.
Oftimes He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the underside.
Not ’til the loom is silent
and the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
and explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
He knows, He loves, He cares,
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
Who leave the choice with Him.
(I discovered the “new to me” last verse on the Internet.)
~~~ author unknown
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!! I once had an attractive wall plaque with that message. It was sold or given away. Right now I am embarking “full steam ahead” on “downsizing.” More things are destined to find their way to Thrift Shops. In the future I may reminisce and question “What happened to such-and-such??” The saga with the Bluebirds is drawing to an end so I’ll focus my energy on the neglected “downsizing” project. I’ve dragged things from Lancaster, California, to Brookville, Ohio, to Shelby, North Carolina, to Waxhaw, North Carolina. I have five or six (or seven or eight) sturdy old suitcases full of picture albums. I have a decades-old trunk full of pictures–and albums–from my parents and grandparents. Off-hand I don’t know how many boxes of genealogy. I’m facing the problem again “What do I do with these?” ~~ True story: I wrote those words (“What do I do with these?”) and then, subconsciously, put my hands in my hair and gave it a gentle tug. Strange isn’t it how the mind works?! ~~ Keep me in your thoughts and prayers; I’m especially “needy” right now!!
First, bugs in our yogurt; now propaganda about the “Santo” movie. I encourage you to read the article and follow the links. Monsanto is trying to take down and censor the movie.
Now, here’s a thought: We’ve heard how the government monitors our phone calls and our e-mail so we have no privacy. “Big Brother” may be trolling the Internet and e-mail messages for names of individuals that are anti-GMO. Perhaps I’m paranoid(?) but I believe Christians are documented “in the system.” I’m standing up for my beliefs even if it costs me my life!!
I have “a one track mind.” Please scroll down and see the progression of baby Bluebirds from eggs to adolescence. I love my Bluebirds!!
Occasionally I find a web site with information from a kindred spirit.
These same messages can be found further down in the blog. I’ve consolidated them here so the reader can move from day-to-day. Depending upon your computer, I believe you can read one message, close it (x), return to this message, click the next, read it, close it, etc.