Wow, it has been a long time!

7405 Front HouseWow, I can not remember the last time I have gone this long without checking in! Oh how I have missed being here!

So why you ask have I been missing? Well the picture above is the culprit. My house. Yes, my house has been the reason I have had zero time to myself for the last two weeks; the two weeks before that? Well before that I had just procrastinated and was overdue for a visit!

So how does a house cause me to be so busy I have not been here?  Well we decided, rather suddenly, that we wanted to sell our house. We have talked about it for a few years but when we made the decision we moved rather fast. So we have spent the last couple of weeks getting it listed and ready for showings.  Whew!  As any of you that have sold your homes know this can be a process! And it was!

But after much work and a little time we had our first showings this past Saturday and they went well.

So now we are waiting for news and while waiting I thought what a better thing to do than drop in here and say “hello” and catch you up! And I will catch up with you!  So I am going to browse around your blogs now and see what is happening. I hope you all have been well and being grateful everyday!

I will admit I’ve been challenged lately to be grateful regardless of situations and so far so good! I know it may get harder as days go by; I am ready!  With God’s help!

If by chance you follow my YouTube channel I’ve been updating that almost daily!  So you can catch up there with things!

Until next time, I will talk to you soon!

A Prayer For 2013


It is 2013! Happy New Year to you all!

Last night I was having a somewhat bad night, not a good thing to be doing on the night before a new year begins! As most of you know I strongly believe in a “Change your thoughts, change your world” kind of existence! So if I am sitting there with a terrible attitude at midnight on new years eve I really feel like I am setting a tone for the new year!  And need I say ” Not a tone that I want!”

With that in mind, about an hour before midnight I went to my room and got my journal out. I decided to start writing down how I was feeling. It helped me to realize ( we all need reminders!!) that no matter why, what, or who, was involved in my bad mood, I was ultimately the person in control of my mood. Period! Now I will admit that I had to continue writing a few minutes before that started to take hold of my mind and soul, but when it did all was good with me! And I was able to make a few decisions about what I wanted to be doing at the stroke of midnight

I wanted my husband by my side ( after I apologized for and let go of my bad attitude) and my bible in my hands. I had decided the way I wanted to bring in the new year was while sitting next to my husband reading the Lords word.  And that is exactly what I did.  First I wrote in my journal my intentions and I thanked God for the wonderful blessings He gave to us in 2012 and for the many blessings He is giving us in 2013! And these were not just words, I felt it deep in my soul! And then I read a few passages as the ball dropped in Times Square! (And not by design, it just happened to be the passage I turned to at Midnight! Awesome!)

Here is the passage that I was reading as the ball dropped:

Mark 11:23   “Truly I tell you, If anyone says to this mountain, ” Go throw yourself into the sea, ” and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.     This is my prayer for 2013…for the entire year!

May God bless you and keep you in 2013 and beyond!

Peace and Love~ Christine