Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Struggle overcome by Prayer

I have struggled with smoking for as long as I can remember. I have had breaks in my addiction. There was a time for 14 years when I never smoked. After my mother passed away 11 years ago, I have not been able to quit for good. Oh, I had stopped for months, weeks, days, but the urge and the addiction was always there.
Then recently, I decided to give it to God. I prayed that he would take the addiction away from me and that I would quit for my husband, my children and for the Temple that is my body.  With God's grace and mercy, this addiction has been taken away from me. Lots of hours praying and believing that with His help, I could overcome this terrible addiction that was ruining my health and making me old before my time.
I am so grateful for those who have prayed along side me and encouraged me to hand it over to God and rely on His wonderful grace to get me through this.
I feel wonderful. My blood pressure is great and my health improves every day that I go without a cigarette.
Praise God!!! I feel like I'm finally free!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July.. Stay Safe and Celebrate our Freedom!! Thank you all the veterans and military servicemen still serving!

Monday, July 1, 2013

A beautiful morning

Today I visited a woman from my church. This is a woman who is living for Christ and such an encouragement to me. She is teaching me how to crochet and to Swedish Weave. Two beautiful crafts that are not searched out in today's electronic society like they use to be.
Remember when homemakers knew how to knit, crochet, cross-stitch and cook?? Are we short changing our younger generations? Learning these homemaking skills were part of growing up and learning how to be self-sufficient and to be a good wife.  Have we forgotten these crafts and skill? Are we not passing along skills that will teach our daughters a craft to help them stretch their dollar?
I love learning.. even at 51, it's a desire to be able to create something and pass it along to others.
Do you have a skill that you can pass on to someone in your life that is younger? Don't miss the opportunity to give a precious gift to someone and enrich their life.