Saturday, August 18, 2018

"Deep Breaths, Mrs. Lomax, Deep Breaths"


from 2011


Note to self ... and you, dear reader, as well:

Deep relaxing breaths.

Cast your care.

Take one day at a time.

Enjoy the moment.

God is on His throne.

It all works out in The End.


And who knows but that you have come to your royal position
for such a time as this?
Esther 4:14

'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well' — from Lady Julian of Norwich as revealed to her by Jesus


(One might google Julian's quote for its background info, which I've done. Interesting.)


...Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Colossians 1:27


Blessings,
Bess
PS: Just felt like somebody needed this today. My laptop is hanging in there, but haven't had the urge to post again until now! The post title is a line from an episode of Keeping Up Appearances.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Oh Dear


My dear old laptop (9 years) may be about ready to give up. She's flashing a red light, even though it says she's charged up and is supposedly continuing to charge. 

So, if you don't hear from me for a while, it will probably be because dear old laptop is no more. My brother's computer is getting old, too, but I may try to use it from time to time, when he doesn't want to be using it.

Otherwise, all is well. Thank you for visiting my humble blog. I hope to be able to post when the urge strikes! (Just in case, I'd better save my photo files.)

Praying many blessings come your way,
Bess
PS: All my photos are old anymore; if I ever post new, I'll admit it! :O)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Just Stopping By


Old photos.

On my own blog. Thought I'd better say hello! Hello, and I hope all has been well with you. Life has been good here, but not share-worthy. Once in a while I'd think of something I could share, but when I went to my blog, I'd just think "Ugh." 

That's rather sad, I know. I've noticed there are many, many older blogs having fewer, if any, new posts. It's only natural that after several years there's not much new to write about of interest. But I'm not ready to shut down permanently yet. One never knows what interesting things could be right around the corner!


The bike is in the kitchen now!

So what have I been doing? With hospice personnel coming in two to three days a week, I'm cleaning a lot. It's mostly to keep some semblance of order and an attempt to keep things relatively dust-free. Here on the windy Great Plains (the Southern Plains), furniture gets dusty very quickly. And three kitties don't help! So you might say it just takes extra work to keep up appearances.



I've also been reading. I'm currently enjoying the latest issue of Victoria magazine. I don't buy it regularly anymore, but thought I'd enjoy the French issue. I'm also reading A Tale of Two Cities. It's the fifth book I've read by Charles Dickens, and I'm totally smitten. What a brilliant writer. What a heart for the poverty-stricken. What a storyteller. I read slowly, looking up vocabulary and historical references on my phone. Even then there are remarks or references I don't understand, but fortunately, they have been relatively few.


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest...
To stay at home is best.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

That's about it! Not an exciting life, but well-suited for me. I'm off to fix some pasta to which I'll add seasoning (a shake of Montreal Steak seasoning, pepper, and garlic powder), olive oil, diced colby cheese, sliced black olives, a couple cut-up pre-cooked turkey sausage patties, and a drizzle of Ranch dressing. This will make me three meals. I have a small zucchini to stir-fry, as well. Washed down with iced tea with a couple tablespoons of frozen wild blueberries in the glass (or fresh blueberries, but I never buy them).



Hopefully I'll stop by again soon! As always, praying you are overwhelmed by blessings,
Bess

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Word for Us on 3/17/18



All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16,17

I believe this. I believe the Bible is the Living Word of God, that He speaks to us through His Word, and that one should never be "done" reading and studying His Word. 

My prayer is that every one of us, throughout our lives, bite by bite, will chew on the meat of God's Word, the Bible. There is no nourishment that excels it.

Blessings,
Bess
PS: The above is a fairly nice Bible, but the print was too small for my poor eyesight, so I passed it on.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

A Word for us on 3/11/18

Gift bag from Hallmark

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!

“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”

“Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay them?”

For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Romans 11:33-36

All is well, but I do have extra caregiving/cleaning duties these days, so posts will be hit and miss.

Have a wonderful week, and may God bless you and yours!
Bess

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Word for Us on 2/22/18




If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Mark 3:25




Fortunately, most of the time these two sisters get along.

May God have mercy on this old world,
Bess
PS: Mine is not a political blog, but I, for one, am very, very proud of America's high school students.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Word for Us on 2/17/18






But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Psalm 5:11

Have a wonderful weekend!
Bess
(To read all of Psalm 5, go here.)