Life Tips 4

Try these. You’ll feel better for it. 🙂 ♥

  1. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
  2. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  3. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  4. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  5. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  6. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  8. The best is yet to come.
  9. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  10. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  11. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
  12. Yield.
  13. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift..
  14. Gossip is talking about a situation with somebody who is neither a part of the solution nor a part of the problem.

Life Tips 3

Little helpful tips – I especially like the first one – quit worrying about what other people think! It really doesn’t matter anyway, right? 🙂

  1. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  2. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  3. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
  4. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  5. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  6. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”
  7. Always choose life.
  8. Forgive everyone everything.
  9. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
  10. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  11. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
  12. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  13. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
  14. Believe in miracles.
  15. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. God bless my friend


Life Tips 2

Some more little gems for you . . .

1. Make peace with your past so it won’t mess up the present.
2. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
3. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
4. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
5. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
6. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living.
7. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
8. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
9. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
10. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

Life Tips

I can’t remember where I found this little list but these are things worth remembering.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. love chocolate
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Are you ready for Christmas???

Ok, so it’s only June. But, are you working on your Christmas gifts? No time like the present! present HaHaHa!!! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself 🙂

Anyway, if you have ten people on your list and you finish a gift every two weeks, you’ll be done by Christmas with time to spare!!!

Check out this sweet dishcloth that you could finish in an evening.

Thank you to Yarnspirations ( for this great project!two-tone dishcloth

You may download a PDF of the pattern here:



Faith, Hope and Love

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Notes: These remain now and forever. Because God is love and has communicated his love to us and commands us to love one another. Love supersedes the gifts because it outlasts them all. Long after these sought-after [spiritual] gifts are no longer necessary, love will still be the governing principle that controls all that God and his redeemed people are and do. (The NIV Study Bible, 1995, The Zondervan Corporation)

Summertime Breakfast Smoothie

Summertime Breakfast Smoothie – YUM!

1 ripe banana

1 cup vanilla almond milk

1/4 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar added)

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon instant coffee

1 Tablespoon agave nectar (optional sweetener)

1 cup ice

Blend all together until smooth using Bullet blender or food processor. This smoothie provides the caffeine you need without having to taste the coffee. (yes!)

Remember this – recipes are guidelines or ideas. You can change anything about this recipe that you like. If you don’t like peanut butter, leave it out. If you love peanut butter, double it. It’s YOUR smoothie, so make it however you like! Enjoy!

Faith Without Sight

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

2 Corinthians 5:7
We live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Notes: The experiences and circumstances of this present life, often painful and perplexing, are what is visible to the Christian, but these are merely phenomena in the passing parade of our fallen age and are therefore temporary and fleeting. To fix our eyes on these visible things would cause us to lose heart. By contrast the unseen realities, which are no less real for being invisible are eternal and imperishable. Accordingly, we look up and away from the impermanent appearances of this present world scene. (The NIV Study Bible, 1995 The Zondervan Corporation.)

Faith, hope, and love are all unseen. We may not see them, but we feel them. We know they are there. Remember to dwell on the unseen, rather than worry about the things we see. 🙂Pink Tulip Flower-03

What I learned today

Hello world! Today I learned how to post a blog entry using WordPress. This is a completely new experience for me as I am generally doing things the hard way and this seems so easy, so far. I am hoping to document my journey with this blog and share some helpful information along the way.