Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Trip to the Zoo!

This past weekend the girls and I went to the zoo.  We had a lot of fun. I realized this was my youngest daughter's first time to the zoo. She kept asking me if all the animals she saw were real, lol! Here are some pictures from our day.























That's All Folks!



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Half Way There!

So, today is July 1st and the first part of 2014 is gone. Finito. Kaput. Not coming back! lol! My goodness, time really doesn't wait for anyone, does she?!? 

I don't want to be all clichĂ©-ish, but I find myself thinking about what I have accomplished during the first part of this year. Am I any closer to my goals than I was on January 1st? Do I feel that I have made positive steps towards my future? At first, I was getting a little down on myself, because  I felt like nothing is that much different in my life. However, the more introspective I allow myself to become, I realize there has been a definite shift in my life as it relates to my evolving paradigm. While things are not obviously different in my life from the outside looking in, I absolutely know that God has been doing amazing work on me spiritually. He has also allowed and is allowing me to go through a character and faith building season.  When I look back at the beginning of this year, God was requiring me to let go of some things which were not at all pleasing to Him. I was obedient. I'm glad I was was. And now I look at how He is leading me to a place of total reliance upon Him. I am learning to trust Him more and more, every single day of my life. I'm learning to be led by the Holy Spirit  and it feels good to trust Him and not waver or operate in fear. I rejoined the church which I have always felt at home in. I know that was by His design. I am becoming bolder regarding my career aspirations and I truly believe that He has gifted me to be successful.  I know I am good enough and that I possess the talent, skills, and intelligence to move forward to more challenging opportunities.

I am not in the same space that I was in on January 1st. I know that. I have a lot more growing and stretching to do, but I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in me, will absolutely perfect it. I really am excited and hopeful for what the second half of this year will bring. I trust God and I trust His process! Happy Half Year everyone!




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Monday, June 30, 2014

Weekend In Review: June 28th - 30th

Had a great weekend with my mom and the girls. We went to a barbecue on Saturday. I was having soooo much fun that I neglected to take pictures. Sunday we went to church and then out to eat. The food was blah, but we had a good time nonetheless. Here are some pics from Sunday at least. :-)















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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Word-Filled Wednesday -- John 6:68



I love this declaration from the mouth of the Apostle Peter. At a time when so many were deserting Jesus, he turns to "the 12" and basically asks them, "what about you? are you going to leave too?" I can see this transaction so clearly in my minds eye. I can imagine the solemn face of our savior as he made this inquiry of the ones he loved. He wanted to know where they stood. Then Peter, ever the bold  one, makes a  profession of faith, by asking Jesus a question also. "Lord who else are we going to go to?" You alone have the words of eternal life. We believe and we have come to know that YOU are the Holy one of God." Every time I hear or read this scripture, it make my heart leap. If I were there, I would have "high-fived" Peter!

I often feel as Peter did, when I encounter various obstacles in my life which would seem to pull me away from God, or have me doubt my faith. My spirit cries out, "Where else am I gonna go??? Jesus alone has the words of eternal life!" 
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His words are life giving and life sustaining!
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There is hope in his words! There is love, joy and peace in his words! In him, I live, move, and have my being.



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