Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Been A While

Yep, it's has been quite a while since I have written anything in my blog.  Since my last blog...I have had a birthday.  I am now the speed limit on most rural roads.  Yes, I turned 55 on March 7th.  Physically I feel 55 or older.  My back is giving me fits (especially this past week), my eyesight is not what it use to be, I can't remember a darn thing and my skin is beginning to look like one of those Chinese Pug dogs.  But in my own mind I am still young.  I still love doing some of the things I did as a child.  I love to play on a swing.  I kick my old legs as fast as I can to try and get the swing as high as it will go, I still love the smell of a newly opened box of crayola crayons and to color in a big coloring book,  I still enjoy a good game of Hide-n-Seek, Mother-May-I and Ring-Around-The-Roses.  Yes, the old saying is "You're only as old as you feel".  Well.....mentally I still feel 10 years old and I hope that never changes!!!        

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rainy Days

I love rainy days.  There is just something about them that is so relaxing.  It has been raining all day.  The sound of it hitting the roof and bouncing off the windows is like music to my ears.  Being in a warm cozy house, eating comfort foods, reading a book, watching a movie or just doing nothing takes on a whole new meaning when it's raining.  It's just different somehow.  Thank you God for rainy days.  You send one just when I need it.

HOSEA 6:3    -    Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord; His going forth is prepared 
                             as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain
                             unto the earth.           

Monday, January 24, 2011

Not Much Happening

It's Monday afternoon, 5:23 p.m. and not much happening here on the old homefront.  Had a pretty busy weekend.  We sung at 2 different churches.  Saturday night in Clayton, Ga. at Carver's Chapel Baptist and Sunday night at Blue Valley Baptist in Highlands, N.C.   I really enjoyed both singings but it seems that on Mondays after our busy weekends I always feel at little jet-lagged.  I went back to bed after I got my granddaughter up and off to school.  I slept until 12:30.  Now that is not good because I didn't get around to all the things that I needed to get done today.  Tommy says not to worry about it that things will get done sooner or later.  I wish I had his attitude about it.  I look around my house and I see dirty dishes, dirty laundry, unmade bed, an inch of dust covering everything, drives me nuts.  Why do I let it bother me?  No one but us will see my dirty house.  We are not expecting company and probably no one is going to drop why worry?  I'm not sure why but when my house is in a state of total disaray then my mind is in total disaray.  Alot of you will have no idea what I'm talking about but then some of you do.  I believe it is called OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and I do believe that I have a slight case of it.  So even tho I would rather sit right here in my recliner and play Word Drop on facebook, I am going to get my lazy butt up and tackle my housework so my mind will be a ease.

PROVERBS 31:31   -   Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Eyes - The Mirror To Your Soul

Have you ever really looked at yourself in the mirror?  I'm not talking about a glance to see if your makeup is smeared or your hair is out of place.  I'm talking about really LOOKING at yourself.  Well I did last night.  As I was washing my face with Dove soap and then slathering on Ponds cold cream, I looked and I did not like what I saw.  At first all I saw was grey hair, wrinkles, age spots, a big nose and lots of rolls of fat.  My mind was pointing all those things out to me and I did not like them one bit.  I really wanted to just look away, turn out the light and go crawl under the covers never to show my face again to the outside world but I remember hearing on TV about this experiment about really looking at yourself in a mirror with your heart not your mind.  I was determined to stand there and look until I could see myself with my heart.  It took quite a few minutes but as I stood there looking, it finally came to me.  God doesn't look at the outside person, He looks on the inside so it doesn't  matter what you or anybody else thinks about your outer appearence.  I looked deep into my eyes until I saw the very depths of my soul.  This body of mine is just a vessel for my soul to live in.  So from now on I am going to try and concentrate on the spiritual being that lives inside of me.  If I feed my soul through prayer, daily bible reading and going to church then my physical body is going to be ok.  As I kept looking I realized that I actually am a pretty good person.  I love my Lord, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my neighbor and I try to help the less fortunate.  And that's all that really matters.  So from now on I will try and love myself  for whom I am.  Me Sandra.  Created by God in His likeness.

GENESIS 1:27   -   So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I Did Today

                                                            What I Did Today
                                               written by: Sandra Harper  1/19/11

You asked me what I did today,
I wiped a tear, I stopped and played.
I attended a tea party for four,
I had one cup then asked for more.
I read a storybook or two,
I even kissed a few boo boo's.
I danced until I was out of breath,
My bosom a pillow for a small head to rest.
I wiped off chocolate from a dirty face,
I ran pretty fast but lost a race.
I giggled until I almost wet my pants,
My heart was melted with one small glance.
You see my three granddaughters came to visit today,
I'll cherish each moment is all I can say!

ECCLESIASTES 3:1    -    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Finding A Bargain

With the price of groceries, gas and just about everything you need to live going up, I am ready to get serious about finding bargains.  I am going to start comparing prices at different stores and start clipping coupons.  I've used coupons in the past and actually saved a lot of money but I got lazy and quit doing it.  No more laziness.  I'm going to have so many coupons that the store clerks will hate to see me coming.  Tommy and I visited Kmart today and saved lots of money.  We took advantage of their clearence items and also the Christmas items that were 90% off regular price.  We got lots of toys and games regular priced at $24.99 for $3.00.  After it was all said and done we got $196.00 worth of stuff for $35.28.  We saved $164.72.  My new nicknames will be.... Mrs. Thrifty, Lady Cheap or Sandra-Saves-Alot.

ROMANS  8:31   What shall we then say to these things?  If God be for us, who can be against us?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Loving The Snow

We got about 6 inches of snow 2 days ago and there is still alot of it on the ground.  I have enjoyed every minute of it.  I don't mind being snowed in.  Our driveway is still frozen solid so we have not left the house
since Sunday morning.  No, I do not have cabin fever.  I can always find something to do inside....cook, eat, sleep, watch movies, puzzles, computer games, laundry, clean house, etc.   And I have also enjoyed my time outside...taking pictures, going for walks and just looking at the snow-covered earth.  Everything is so quiet and peaceful.  It gives me such a good feeling inside.  I am so glad that God created snow.  I am reminded that when we accept Him as our Saviour, He cleans our hearts as white as the snow.  It's a cleansing that only He can do.

ISAIAH 1:18    -  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.