Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Figured Out the Song I Couldn't Remember!

Hello Friends!

First off, I did indeed get my haircut as I said I was going to!  And it's a nice cut, after all.  It actually looks basically the same or at least highly similar to the shortest cut out of all the photos I told you to refer to on my husband's blog, when I last posted!  Thanks to everyone who commented, gave advice, and gave me compliments!  You are all so sweet!  I did not go "too short" as my hair is right about the top of my shoulders or a tiny bit longer and I like it.  Nice and buoyant and healthy and VERY curly!  :) 

Ok, so, the purpose of this post is actually to tell you . . . I figured out the song I couldn't remember enough of weeks ago to post about in all of its glory!  Do you recall that post?  It was the one I wrote about "The God Who Raised the Dead to Life Calls You to Rise" or something like that?  Well, it has to be this song by Phil Wickham, because I was listening to it on the radio again and realized the lyrics were the same.  It is entitled "Safe" and it is beautiful!  So, check it out! Go to YouTube or go to Itunes, etc. and listen to the whole song.  It truly speaks to your heart and soul!  Just had to share a good thing!

Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm going to check comments in case there are some I need to respond do as I have been behind . . . . Check out the verses below -- These really, really spoke to me today for various reasons and I'm sure they are applicable for many if not all of us at one point in our lives!

Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great
conflict full of suffering.  Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.  You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.  So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

-- Hebrews 10:32-36  (Italics added)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm Going to Get My Haircut -- Opinions Please!

Hello Friends!

Hope this little post finds you all well and living life happily and gratefully!  We are enjoying a rainy day here in my neck of the woods, which is fine by me as I rather like such days now and then. :-)

So, I am going to get my hair cut tomorrow!  I haven't had a cut/trim since late January of this year.  No, my hair typically does just fine for 4-7 mo. at a time without a cut.  But it's starting to look a bit "different" as the previously cut layers have grown out and don't quite match up as well any more.  LOL 

Thus, I thought I would ask for opinions on what type of haircut (as well as STYLE) to get . . . .because I am sure you all wouldn't lead me astray!  ha!  I will add that I prefer easy-to-style haircuts, the less time spent on my hair the better and the less time it is under the blowdryer the happier/moister it seems to be. 

Now, I don't have pictures to put up right now on my blog to give you an idea of how I looked in the recent past with longer or shorter hair.  However, my husband has a few photos of me on his blog.  The top photo is the most recent, when I had my hair cut shorter so it just hit top of my shoulders (originally that's how short it was, as it had grown by about 3 inches in this pic) and of course was it's cute, curly natural self.  It had been layered some to appear the way it does in that photo. And the others are when my hair was longer, still naturally curly/wavy of course but about the same length as my hair is now.  My hair doesn't look quite like those photos, however, due to the layers growing out differently -- thus the need for a cut!  The longer it grows, the less curl it sustains, also, though the wave is VERY strong and never subsides.  :-)

You can see the photos on my husband's blog, Portraits and Perceptions.  Once you've taken a gander, can you just comment on this post with your opinions/ideas?  All will be heard of course!  And considered! Length, style, etc. I get my hair cut tomorrow morning by a senior stylist, the one who did a beautiful job for my wedding hair, actually!  Thanks, all!  :-) 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I Feel I Have Been Away Forever . . . .

Hello friends!

I apologize now and ahead of time for the fact I have often been--may often be--absent from my blog nowadays.  My life has taken on new aspects and the accompanying "fuller than full" schedule and life.  And yet, I do not forget my dear online friends and the blogs I like to follow and I will check in and will write my own posts -- I love writing!  How could I not blog still?

I hope you are all doing splendidly!  I for one am thrilled that the weather is about to start becoming milder and more like fall . . . .I celebrated by enjoying my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of this autumn season at Starbucks last week!  Can we say dee-lish?  Oh yes!  I love all things pumpkin and it just smells and tastes like autumn!

Also, I have post quite a few new photos on my quilt site, so please, check those out!  They are of a new blanket I was asked to design/create/personalize as a gift for someone and their newborn son.  It turned out ADORABLE if I might say so . . . . and I'm grateful and pleased to say, the blanket is a big hit with the recipients!  :-)   You can see the new photos here: Hoppy Hoppy XL Receiving Blanket

I have to be going for now, but till I blog again, have a wonderful life! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Hope Is In You

My hope is in you Lord
All the day long
I won't be shaken by
Drought or storm
The peace that passes understanding
Is my song 
and I sing
My hope is in you Lord

(Aaron Shust, "My Hope Is In You") 

This is the chorus for a song that I loved the moment I heard it when it was recently released.  It spoke to me in so many ways . . . and I realized, yet again, that the reason it spoke so strongly to my spirit and my soul and my mind, is because it is pretty much entirely based in scripture!  I love songs like that, because when I fall in love with the song and know it's ministering to my spirit, I can sing it over and over and over and listen to it and memorize it and feel the words strengthen and encourage my troubled heart . . . and know, without a doubt, that I am indeed feeding on the Word of God!  How could you go wrong there?

It seems the majority of this song is based upon the Psalms, one of my absolute favorite books in the Bible, because it ALWAYS speaks to me . . . no matter how happy or sad I am, how despondent I may feel or how grateful and at peace I find myself, the Psalms really is an applicable-to-all-situations-book.  Do you think so?  Check out this song on Aaron's site for free: And if nothing else, most definitely read the passage below . . . because I can say with all confidence, that it will not go into your spirit to return void, as God promises His Word never goes out to return void!  May you find your hope is in the One who will never fail you . . . never leave you . . . never forsake you . . . do not hope in man, but hope in GOD.

Truly my soul finds rest in God;
   my salvation comes from him.

 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
   he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
   my hope comes from him.

 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
   he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
   he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Trust in him at all times, you people;
   pour out your hearts to him,
   for God is our refuge. 

Psalms 62:1-2, 5-8