Saturday, March 28, 2015

March Madness

Nail biting, shouting, screaming, sweating, NCAA  Division I MensTournament time can make even a calm person nervous. When the madness is over, I hope each of the  basketball players know their true value.

"What you are as a person is more important than what you are as a basketball player."

John Wooden

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pet of the week, Drew

Picture this... Drew gets his daily exercise by chasing tennis balls.
Every morning, he has an exercise routine.
As a result of a healthy diet and exercise pattern, he has a low BMI score.
I imagine this because, he lives with my Water Fitness instructor, Wendy.
Special thanks to Wendy for sharing this picture. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday Musings ... Winsome


An online dictionary defines winsome as sweet charming; winning; or engaging
The origin of this word is Middle English or Old English around 900.

This word is seldom used in everyday language. Yet, I love its definition. 

Those qualities are attractive in a personality. You probably know someone who fits this description. If you are like me, you will find yourself enjoying their company. When you share a cup of coffee you want to linger for more conversation.  They invite you into their life … you want to be a part of the circle of friends.

Last week, I met someone that fits the description of having a winsome personality.
I was carrying a box and bag of books into Half Price Books. He ran to open the door for me. As soon as were in the store, he was excited to engage in a deep a conversation.

In the span of five minutes, we were talking about race, privilege, ministry, and movie recommendations.  Wow!  He recommended the movie In Time. Justin Timberlake is the star in this movie. After listening to the plot of the movie, I am curious to find this movie on Netflix or On Demand. 

He is so engaging, I was interested to know about his work.  He is a part of Athletes in Action. I think he and his wife must be a perfect fit to serve on a college campus. You simply must visit their site. Athletes in Action Read about the history of the ministry.

Who do you know that has a winsome personality?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Scripture

Psalm 119:129 - 136

Your statues are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.
The unfolding of your words gives
it give understanding to the 
I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.
Turn to me and have mercy on 
as you always do to those who 
love your name.
Direct my footsteps according to 
your words;
let no sin rule over me.
Redeem me from the oppression
of men,
that I may obey your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your
and teach me your decrees.
Streams of tears flow from my 
for your law is not obeyed. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bridal Brunch

Did anyone notice the  chandelier that was sparkling?   Did they pay attention to the clean bench on the porch? As they entered our home did see evidence of serious spring cleaning. For the past month, I have donated old magazines, books, and clothes.  Decluttering and cleaning has been in high gear.  All the cleaning was in preparation for today's bridal brunch.

 I thank God for my friend, Gail who took time to help me clean.  The  chandelier  is shining  brightly due to her efforts.  Then, I had talented friends who prepared an amazing meal.

The menu:
Chilled Water
Orange Juice
Orange Mango Juice
Shrimp and Grits
Chicken and Waffles
Cheese and Crackers

... We had so many answering to prayers.  Glorious weather, delectable food, friendships renewed,  and a near flawless celebration.

They have been best friends since they were five years old. 

I love this picture. The mother to be and the bride to be

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