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Today's Devotional

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is in my devotional for today - a quote from Mother Theresa:

"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.
Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him and to keep Him as your own. Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much we love we put into it."

I have lived here in Pendleton for 4 years now - but have continually struggled with my decision to come here. Sometimes I think that if I had the choice to make today I would stay in Medford. But, I am here - and I do know that God brought me here. I do not know completely why, but I do know that I can completely trust Him with my life.

  
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07SOJO 12/30/2010 10:19AM

    Wonderful attitude; I can see God is working in your life! God bless and may your New Year be blessed with His best!
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Snow This Morning

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Got up to snow this morning and took a couple of pictures thru town and from my office window. It was just beautiful - but had started melting - and, of course, the streets are now rather slushy.








The one of Main Street was about 9 a.m. as I was driving thru town on my way to work. The others were taken from my office window at church. That is the Nazarene Church across the street.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2011 4:18AM

    Thankfully ours is now disappearing fast but it rained overnight and has frozen making the paths very icy again just when I was hoping to get back to my walking outdoors again...oh well! Leslie here I come! emoticon

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PENNEYV 12/30/2010 7:59AM

    We have had snow for so long, but the freezing rain today is not the way I had hoped to get rid of it. Enjoy the coziness of it. emoticon

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KATYBUG48 12/29/2010 11:30PM

  We have tons of snow

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My Seven for 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This is harder that I had thought it would be - I started with a list of about 20 things that i would like to accomplish in the year 2011. However, so many of them did not seem that important when I really thought about them.

Here is my list so far:

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.

Now the #4!! I have read thru the Bible a number of times - and have done some in depth studies of favorite books in classes with study guides. But, have not done a study like that with just the Bible!! Our Sunday School class is going thru the New Testament and we have a very good teacher - however, we do use a study guide and usually discuss things from that book. (Why do we call these Bible studies, when we are reading what another person thinks about a passage, instead of using just the Scriptures??? To me, these are book studies - not Bible studies!!)

So, #4 will be to choose at least one book and do my own study. Now to decide which book. Or, another idea is the life of Jesus. It is so hard for me to just look into the Bible instead of researching using all the wonderful guides we have today.

Another idea!! I have a 10 year old granddaughter who is having some relational issues. I have thought about doing something like this with her. Perhaps together we could study the life of Jesus. This will take some thought - - - - - - - - - - - -





  


My Seven for 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Still working on my Seven for 2011!!

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.

Now for the third one. This one will be a real challenge for me. I have a daughter in Salem that I have lost contact with - she and my daughter who lives here in Pendleton do talk occasionally. I really do not remember the last time I saw Vicki - about 7 years ago. She is a very private person - and makes no attempt to visit family.
Also, Greg, a son who moved here to Pendleton about 3 years ago, is very sensitive and withdraws easily - which he has done again. It is hard to reestablish a relationship with him because he always wants to rehash all that has happened in the past. And, I feel like I have to be so careful that I do not cause him to pull away again.

So, my third goal is to reestablish some kind of relationship with them. Not sure what this will look like - so will have to think about this one some more.

Well, enough meandering for this note.

I am so excited about having 7 goals for 2011 - and have actually lost another pound - in spite of the biscuits and gravy that I "splurged" on at our Brunch here at Church here yesterday!!
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Happy Christmas Season!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I keep wanting to blog some, but am really busy now. My computer here at work is back up and running - but am in the process of catching up. And, it is year end and the Church Boards are asking for their budget reports to see just where we are financially.

Our holidays are slowly being planned. My daughter works Christmas night - so she is having Christmas Eve at her house. And, my son-in-law lost his Father this past year, so he is taking the girls and spending Christmas and a couple of days with his Mother. She lives in Echo, about half hour from here.

So, my Christmas Day will probably be a quiet one at home with my son - and his Father, if he wants to come over, and my other son, if he will come.

Just want to wish every one a Happy and Safe Christmas!!
Love to all of you!!

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