Greetings and Holykisses!
Sorry I've been so out of touch lately.
We didn't go on vacation or anything, but I needed some refreshment.
A little time away from Blogging, less Facebook, and Tweeting.
The world can bombard a person. --I started feeling a little like these old zinnias; wimpy, worn out, and faded!
So it was time to wait on God for awhile, while seeking His direction.
I've been in the word alot, the last couple of weeks, while doing my Ruth study, and praying for a clearer vision about some things.
This morning, I got my answer.
(Thankyou Lord!) Then it was confirmed through a spirit-filled friend.
So I'm back at the Shabby Olde Potting Shed today.
And I'm so happy you're here too!
Today, I realize more than ever that the world is a beautiful place God created for us.
And that once you become a child of God, you're not to conform to the ways of the world. You're changed; just like this little butterfly that was once a caterpillar.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I want God's will for my life.
His perfect will.
And I pray to have a willing heart to say, "Yes Lord... and do what He asks of me."
At times, because of the ways of the world, it can get a little confusing. And listening too much to people who don't follow God can begin to cloud my little head.
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
To God that is. His will, His way!
Aside from that, everything's fine in my neck of the woods.
A few things that have been going on....
Our Ruth bible study has been going well and we're on week 5. Just two more get togethers and we'll be through our book. The ladies have asked what we're going to do next, ...so I'm just praying if the Lord wills us to start something new; He'll lead the way!
Let's see what else has been happening..... about 3 weeks or more ago, I went to the doctor over a disk in my back. She started me on medicine that seems to be helping some. I'd put on some weight, and she said losing it would help as well. Goodbye chocolate buttermilk cake, and so long hot fudge sundaes. You've been replaced with bing cherries, and green grapes, for sweets instead. The LORD's helped me drop 7 pounds so far. Not sure how many more to lose, but oh how the old devil often uses food to try to mess with my head.
Last Sunday, we finally got to see our baby boy who turned 24 on July 12!
He's been working in Mississippi alot and we've missed him so much! He rode his new bike down to see us and we celebrated his birthday.
We were so happy that he bought a good helmet when he got his bike. We always made them wear helmets when they lived at home and hope he learned how important they are. I can promise you; this Momma is praying a hedge of protection around her Manchild and that motorcycle. ;)
The dogdays of summer are upon us.
In other words; it's hot. Summer in Arkansas just spells HOT; there's no getting around it.
Our cows are often seen standing in the pond all the way up to their neck. Even the puddleducks are going to the pond more often now to cool down.
The flowers are starting to wind down. Especially the ones in pots. They're all on their last "croaks." I've deadheaded the zinnias but we're not supposed to get rain now for awhile and with this heat, they won't last long. I water them a little but soon they'll all be gone.
The grass will start turning brown probably this week. Must admit, ... I'm ready for it to slow down so we don't have to mow so often. --The dragonflies are all over the place! The one pictured above, is a real gymnast. I had to get my camera.
I hope this finds you healthy, happy and well.
I've missed you all!
Have a great weekend!