Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.
It’s a Christmas Thing is a western Christmas romance novella by author Janet Dailey. The setting is Branding Iron, Texas. Eight months ago Tracy Emerson’s husband died from a brain tumor. She’s grieving over the loss and now her husband’s favorite dog is dying. A sick cat has taken up living at Tracy’s home. She […]
I have written briefly about losing a friendship that tore me in two. She was another Angel Mom . Someone I called Sister. Family. I was closer to her than almost anyone else. Or so I thought.
When she wrote me : accusing me of betraying her…. I was shocked. Rocked to my core. Hurt.
Just a day before she had shared a huge secret with me. Then the next she ended our friendship.
For a year and a half. I was blocked from her Facebook . She left a door open though : I still had access to her son’s memorial page. I was able to write there. Leave messages.
I left a few. On birthdays and holidays. Did I try hard enough to reach her? No, Not really. I shut myself off like I have done for so long.
Friendships are hard at times. I have a couple of girl friends from grade school and high school.
There is still a distance there. One totally of my own making.
I will continue to write on this subject.
Now for the post that started this conversation.
When You’ve Felt Rejected By
Her guest writer wrote the following book :
By Christine Hoover
My heart began beating quickly as I reread the first few lines and saw that, in fact, I’d read it right the first time.
The biting words sunk in deep.
A friend had misunderstood me and not given me the benefit of the doubt, and she was writing to let me know I had disappointed her.
We’ve all been hurt by someone we considered a friend, whether it’s an inconsiderate word or an unexpected betrayal.
“This month I’ve been talking about all things SIMPLY COZY and I can’t really do that without talking about some meal planning. Having meals prepped and ready or in the slow cooker is probably my #1 trick to keeping things simple and easy. Throw a delicious home-cooked meal on the table and that’s the definition of cozy. Not to mention, it’s just plain really helpful during this busy time of the year. Here are some of my tried and true favorites – I love cookbooks that offer some strategies and tips for keeping dinner easy. Need a quick gift or a little inspiration for the meal times after the new year? These are sure to help!”
A sip of coffee and being cozied up by the fireplace in the mornings and I’m ready to sit at the feet of the Lord and glean from His Word. My time in the mornings continues to vary over the years as to what and how I read various parts of Scripture and what books I like to include in my devotional time but here is what my current mornings look like:
-Charles Spurgeon is such a powerful read and I’ve been working through Alistair Begg’s version of his Morning and Evening book. I love Spurgeon’s heart for the gospel and his passion for holiness.
-My prayer journal has been a favorite addition to my time in the mornings. There is space to write in my normal daily prayers for friends and family and a daily area to write in a scripture I am praying over the day.
-My ESV Women’s Devotional Bible was a sweet purchase and one I am thankful I took the plunge for. It has wonderful short devotions throughout each book of the bible from various authors and the format is simple, clean and easy to read.
-Scripture memory has been fun and easy with the Scripture Typer App. It is one app that is worth the cost because it keeps track and reminds me of what scriptures I need to work on for the day. I just put in the scriptures, work on them until they’re memorized and then the app does all the work in bringing them back up for me to review again so they are always fresh in my memory. It is amazing how much scripture you can memorize in just a few minutes a day!
My Daily Schedule:
I am a planner and having a plan helps me to stay focused during my time with the Lord. I don’t have to wonder what to read or work on next because it is already planned from the night before.
–Morning and Evening – (morning reading for the day – I like to do the evening one before bed)
–Narrated Bible Old Testament Reading
–ESV Devotional Bible New Testament Reading – (see schedule below)
–Journal time – (I use this time to expand on a passage that stood out to me in my reading time in the Word.)
–Scripture Memory Work – (I’m still memorizing the book of Colossians and my scripture memory verses for church. I will probably add some verses from the book of James as we study through it).)
This year I’m reading through a different book of the New Testament for each month and breaking up longer books in to a couple of months. If it’s a short book I read the whole book every day of the month and longer books I break up into several days or over a couple of months.
My New Testament Reading Schedule:
From Sarah: This post for written for 2015
You can use it or see if Marci has a new one set up for 2016.
Start planning your New Year.