Sunday, October 5, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation, Hope! (sharing an old post from Dec 2013)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and 
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

While watching TV this week I heard several quotes that stood out to me which I could use in my life situation.  
This one I liked from Sleepy Hollow
"You see what you have now and you embrace what is in front of you"
Good advice Sleepy Hollow.  If you don't embrace what is in front of you, good or bad, your only other choice would be to give up. Although that can be an option, it is not the best option.

I really liked this one from Survivor
"Morality and ethical issues are going to bite you in the ass in the end."
Well said Survivor.  True?  I don't know.  Maybe not in this world. I do believe there are consequences to our actions.  That is kinda how I see the verse in the bible in relation to the sins of the father.  Our choices effect everyone.

My favorite TV quote this week, because it calls us to hope, is one from Once Upon a Time
"We had such plans.  This curse has destroyed every dream our family ever had……Life is full of twists and turns you never see coming.  This is just a turn.  The future we imagined is gone but that does not mean we couldn't find another one….an unexpected one.  I choose hope. 
Our lives will get better if we just hold unto hope"
My Scripture for the week is Jeremiah 29:19.  I will do my best to hang unto hope.
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Caleb and Nana's Adventures…The Zoo

Off to the zoo with Caleb….

Quick stop to search for acorns before entering the zoo

Peek-A-Boo Where Are You?
There you are!

This snake looked way to real to me.  Ugg.

He called himself Helicopter Boy:-)

We rode the Merry-Go-Round twice.  First time on the giraffe, second time on the gator that "looked angry".

Passed out with his zoo toys in his hand.
What a wonderful adventure!
We had a great time at the zoo.
I can't wait till our next adventure.
Get out and explore!
Enjoy Your World.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Recipe Review…"Spinach and Tomato Tart by Southern Lady Magazine" Yummy:-)

Spinach and Tomato Tart from Southern Lady Magazine.  
 I gathered my ingredients and followed the instructions...

Followed the directions

I would give this recipe a 9/10 on my cooking scale.  Fresh and yummy.  I suggest you give it a try.
Happy cooking!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation….Trees

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.
Joyce Meyer

I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.
Nikos Kazantzakis

But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; 
I trust in the loving kindness of God forever and ever
Psalm 52:8
Happy Monday!
Enjoy Your World

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Travel ...Airlie Gardens….Wilmington NC

If you ever find yourself in Wilmington NC you must stop by and visit Airlie Gardens.  This was my second visit.  My first visit was in the spring several years ago.  The spring tulips and azaleas were beautiful.  This year my visit was in August.  I guess anytime of year at Airlie is beautiful.
Here is a quote from their website…
"Life today moves at a fast pace, sometimes too fast to enjoy the old fashioned pleasures of nature. At Airlie Gardens, those simple pleasures can again be yours. Take time to admire azaleas, camellias, stand in the shade of our 467 year old Airlie Oak, or simply sit quietly watching a butterfly float by. Celebrating more than a century of gardens by the sea, our history dates back to 1886. Join us then in a self-guided walking tour of these 67-acres of historical gardens of mighty live oaks, tall pines and lakes which are abundant with colorful wildlife. Airlie Gardens, where history, art and nature come together to create a destination spot for garden lovers throughout the world."
Here are a few photos of my summer visit

 I did not see a fox but I did take pictures of a few of the critters I did come across.  I also saw a fast moving black snake.  I decided not to chase him down:-)

Beautiful gardens.  If you are in the area I suggest you stop by.
Get out and explore.
Enjoy Your World!