Friday, January 1, 2010

January 1st 2010

January 1st 2010

Well is it Twenty Ten or 2 thousand and ten. I think I like Twenty Ten. It is easier.

I did absolutely nothing today, nothing and I am not a bit guilty. We are fasting today to get our bodies away from the high carbohydrates and sweets from the holiday. Dad offered me chocolate cake left over from moms cake but I turned him down. Can you believe that, chocolate cake.
I am in Windows 7 now girls. My sweet DH spent the entire day wiping out my laptop and installing windows 7. So far so good. I had Vista and that was a nightmare so he wiped it out and put Windows XP on here, but time to upgrade to Windows 7. I will let you know.

I was up all night last night with my RLS (restless leg syndrome) and did not go to bed till 5 am or so and then up at 8 am so I was dragging all day. If you have ANY information as to what will help that I would soooooooooooo appreciate it. I can go for a long time and then all of a sudden it gets bad again. Anyway, I sat in my comfy chair all day today and watched some movies that we had saved and napped. Now drinking flavored decaf coffee and listening to the last half of the rose bowl. I do hate football and I am so thankful that Dennis is not a football fan. Now baseball is another story....... We follow the St Louis Cardinals.......... We love love love baseball season.

I was a bit melancholy this morning but had a long talk with the Lord and cried a bit and then things were fine. I prayed for mom and dad and asked the Father God for grace to care for them. I never question that HE has asked me to do this and if HE asked me to do this then HE has already supplied the ability.

Among the gifts that I got for Christmas was a small hand held recorder and mp3 player. Now that might not sound like much to you but it is something that will make a HUGE change in my life this new year. You see, most of the time when the Lord drops something into my heart to write about I am busy doing something else. HE ALWAYS gives me a solid lesson with scriptures to back them up and try as I might I will forget what HE said and by the time I get to my desk with for pencil and paper some of what was dropped in my heart is gone.
I have been saying to my sweet husband for a few years now that I have got to get something that I can just take out of my pocket and speak those gems that the Father has given me into a recorder to play it back later when I can write it down. So a simple little gift is a wonderful tool for my new year.
Watch for a new devotional on Samaritan Women in the next couple of days. It relates to what I have just shared with you.

I do not make new years resolutions as I never keep them and then I label myself guilty of those things, so I have refrained from doing that for many years now. BUT one thing that I promised myself a couple of weeks ago I have followed through with today and have purposed in my heart to see it through. It is regarding the health of my spirit man and the focus toward purpose of my life according the calling of God in my life. I have loosed myself from some hindrances that have dragged me down for far too long. I feel good about it and I have talked in depth to the Lord before taking some actions. I am excited as to what HE will do with my life this new year...... I am ready and I am willing and

Christianity is not my responsibility, it is my response to HIS ability.

I am completely out of the shop now with regards to my retail business and I must tell you that it causes my flesh to be a bit fearful but I feel somehow excited in my spirit man as to what HE can accomplish with my life now that I will have a bit more time. In today's economy there are those that wonder what in the world I am doing but I must look through my spiritual eyes and not on the circumstances of life. HE has set before me a specific goal and I intend to move toward that goal.

I just wanted to start this new year with one of the blessings in my life and that is my blog. Who know 2 1/2 years ago that I would meet so many wonderful ladies and would make lasting friendships.

Let us all move into 2010 with the energy and desire to be a witness to the overwhelming power and love of the Father God. Let us all be that light that will lighten the path of many that are faltering. Let us shout out that we are children of the most high God and we will not and cannot be quieted. God in the Blog............ HE is mighty!



  1. Amen...can't wait to read what you share on Samaritan Women...

    Enjoyed this post!

  2. AMEN!!

    Hope you have a wonderfully blessed New Years!

  3. Thanks for all these thoughts, expressing your heart to us. Isn't it nice to have a day to do nothing? But I do hope your leg gets it together. I too was extremely melanchly yesterday,and slowly the Lord is lifting the heavy heart, but not altogether yet.

    As I have said before. Your care of your parents is something you will never regret. Praying for your strength, physically and emotionally.

    Watching football here, but I must admit baseball is where we are HUGE fans like you. You the Cards, we the Phillies. We'll have fun this coming season won't we?

  4. Your legs must be walking miles ahead of your heart and so now you need a rest.... nothing wrong with a day of rest!!!!
    I am going to fast for a few days too, i find it clears my head and opens my mind to be a little more receptive! I thank the Lord for having met friends like you through blogging!!!
    Margaret B

  5. Well, I had no idea you had this blog going alongside the other one. Have mercy; please forgive me for not stopping by more often. I'll keep this one bookmarked from now on! I think a personal recorder is a great idea--especially for those unexpected prompts from God. I've sure "lost" a few along the way because of failed memory. Somehow it always comes back around, but not necessarily in the same way.

    May 2010 be a year of rich fruit for your spirit and your daily walk in this world.


  6. Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Denise! I do hope that 2010 brings you nothing but the best:-) I've finally got all my Christmas decorations put away so now I have time for the computer again. I really missed blogging and visiting during the holidays but now I'm back!!!

    Oh wow, I also have RLS, as does my mom! Some nights are so bad, it keeps me awake for hours until it finally settles down. I haven't found anything that helps it but if I do, I'll certainly let you know! lol

    Like you, I don't make New Year resolutions anymore because I could never keep them. I just continue to strive towards being the best person I can be and be true to myself, as well as my family and friends.

    Denise, I want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for keeping me in your prayers regarding the situation with my DIL. I sent Lily some presents but I have not gotten a thank you or any pictures at all so my DIL's mind games continue. I just keep praying that she will soon see what she's doing to us but for now I just stay quiet. Thank you for your precious friendship and I look forward to another year of sharing it with you:-) xoxo

  7. Denise--I am excited to see what God's going to do too!

    I'm glad you got your recorder! I have to same problem...usually the thoughts come to me as I am trying to go to sleep...or while driving. Hmmm. I've got a little recorder somewhere....I'll have to dig it out! The only time it won't when I'm trying to go to sleep... just me talking---will keep me awake!


    Love you bunches girl!

  8. Amen. I love your blog, so much so that I am now a follower. I pray that you have a blessed and Happy New Year. I love your scroll box with your buttons in it. May I ask How did you do that?

  9. Hey girl!
    The new recorder sounds perfect!!!
    You're ahead of me... I still haven't gotten an mp3... ipod... or anything like that. I wouldn't even know how to load an mp3. lol

    Hope you get some sleep tonight and feel refreshed tomorrow.

  10. Denise,

    What an awesome post this is. I'm so glad you are following God's direction and stepping out in faith about your business. I wish you all the best in your endeavors for 2010.

    Thanks so much for the prayers, my friend. I continue to pray for your situation as well and hope that you will continue to pray of the one that's happening here. It got significantly worse over the holidays. The boys are having a very difficult time, so please keep them both in your prayers.

    Looking forward to keeping in touch more often and hoping things will settle down.


  11. I am excited about where God is getting ready to take you. I look forward to witnessing the work God is going to do through you...and how He is going to use that in our life.
    Iron sharpening iron..:)Can't wait to hear what He speaks into your heart.
    I think your gift is great.....I too have allowed neat little gifts from God to slip away because I didn't stop and write them down.
    Love ya girl...thanking God for you!

  12. I love your heart
    you are so beautiful
    i so agree with you
    That recorder sounds like a good tool I could use
    I wonder if my little player does that?
    happy new year and every moment peace be yours.


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