May 14, 2009

The Faith of a Child

I remember as a kid I loved to play in the forest. I was fortunate to grow up with woods right outside my back yard. I can still remember my Mom packing my brother and I a lunch and running to spend the day in the woods when we were about 6 or 7 years of age. A brown bagged lunch never tasted so good as when I sat on the side of a creek in the summer and ate it in the forest shade. We'd be gone the whole afternoon and come home only at dinner time. (Of course, that was a long, long time ago when everyone knew their neighbors and it was safe to let kids go off by themselves for play without having to worry about their safety and well being).

While I skipped and ran through the forest and explored the creek beds for treasures, I was perfectly at peace and content. The forest was a magical place for me where I dreamed of angels and fairies. If I got lost in the woods or couldn't find my way back, I would say a quick prayer and then I'd feel as if angels were walking with me, guiding me home. Sure enough, I'd soon find a trail that I recognized and I'd be back on a familiar path.

Looking back, I can't believe I wasn't scared or fearful being alone in the woods and lost. I realized that back then I knew that I was never alone ~ God was always with me. I never doubted God or feared that he would not be there for me; I didn't fret.

I had the simple yet awesome faith of a child and I walked one step at a time, allowing God to guide and lead me home.

The winds and rain of life have blown hard today. I found myself struggling and pushed to my limits but thankfully, I called out to God. He answered by filling me with His love and grace as well as reminding me of this wonderful memory from my childhood. He reminded me that He will always be there, I am not alone and that when I can no longer go on, He will carry me. I was blown away and in awe of His love and caring! In our darkest hours, God is there. He will never leave us.

May we all have the faith of a little child as God leads us through our lives.

May 13, 2009

Wed. Ramblings

Mother's Day was wonderful; I spent the day with my precious family and nothing is better than that. We also went bargain shopping last weekend and ended up getting some fantastic deals.

I can't believe we are almost to the middle of May; the boys are eagerly awaiting the opening of our community pool on Memorial Day. It's already almost summer here as yesterday reached 90 degrees and it isn't getting below 65-70 at night. I enjoy summer but not the 100 degree heat!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

May 11, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ 5/11/09

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Today: May 11, 2009

Outside my window: It's a rainy day. This past weekend was sunny and absolutely gorgeous!

I am thinking: about the Mother's day I had yesterday. I spent the day with my husband and boys and it was a wonderful time.

I am thankful for: the rain, my boys and hubby, our two cats and dog. My life is wonderful and I am so grateful!

From the Kitchen: Dinner tonight is Cowboy beans, coleslaw and cornbread casserole.

We are creating: a care package for Grandma. The boys are finishing their projects and we hope to mail it off by the end of the week.

I am reading:

I am hoping: to see sunny skies tomorrow!

I am praying: about some issues that are weighing heavy on my heart.

I am hearing: The boys finishing breakfast and getting ready for the day.

Around the house: Well, I hate to say this but there is laundry and laundry. Monday is wash day. I also hope to re-organize the desk and computer area today.

One of my favorite things: Chocolate!