Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation…To you Lord I lift up my soul….

I have found, in my transition, that one of the must difficult parts of my day is just getting out of bed.  I could lay there for hours in a strange form of emotional pain.  As I encounter people in my situation, which is almost daily, they too have this problem.
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  
Show me the way I should go,  for to you I lift up my soul".
Psalm 143:8
I thank you for this life Lord even the painful times because it makes me draw closer to you.  Help me to see my life as an adventure regardless of where I find myself.  Help me to see you in every situation. Please show me the way I should go,  for to you Lord  I do lift up my soul.  Amen
Happy Monday Everyone.  
Enjoy Your World:-)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Faith….My Road to Recovery after Divorce

Running Late today.  No time to post a Monday Morning Motivation so I posted something from my Recovery Blog.  Monday Morning Motivation will follow, just not on Monday and not in the morning:-)

It has not been an easy since I have been put on the path toward divorce.  There are many hurdles.  In the beginning it was the shock and depression and the disbelief of abandonment.  In the months to follow it has been an effort to continue to function as I had before, plus, taking on the added responsibilities that were thrust upon me.  I have what I call "my people".  Lawyers, CPA's, Digital Forensics Specialists, Private Investigators, Bankers.  What a huge help they were to me.  I have my friends that have been so supportive and helpful to me.  What a God sent they have all been.  I have God, who I rely on more then I ever have and I have seen little miracles….Amazing:-)
I have met many women in similar situations.  I come across someone else in my boat nearly every day. I hear their stories and can feel their pain, their anger, their hurt.  I hear how their families were devastated. There are so many of us on this journey.  Not of our choice but we find ourselves on this road none the less.
So what do we do?  Keep busy, go out with friends, give the situation to God and talk to Him constantly.  Don't let it change who you are!
"May your unfailing love rest upon us Lord.  Even as we put our hope in you"
Psalm 33:20
Take it one day, sometimes one second, at a time and put your trust in God

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Speedy Spaghetti and Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil from

I was in the mood to try a new recipe.  This is something I used to do all the time but in my current state it is rare.  Well today I had the urge to cook and I went with it.  I went to one of my cooking resources, Pinterest, and made my selection.
I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients….

Speedy Spaghetti with Chicken and Fresh Tomato From

To make this easy pasta recipe, simply combine cooked spaghetti noodles with chopped cooked chicken, fresh tomato, basil, and goat cheese and toss with olive oil.   Serve with garlic bread for a simple dinner.
All You AUGUST 2005
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.93


  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 12 ounces cooked boneless chicken, torn in pieces (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (4 to 5 oz.) log fresh goat cheese, crumbled


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid from pasta. Drain spaghetti in a colander and reserve.
Heat oil over medium heat in same pot. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Return pasta to pot along with tomato, chicken and pasta liquid. Toss well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer pasta to plates. Sprinkle with basil, dot with crumbled goat cheese and serve immediately.
(Made a mistake below.  The lemon was not used in the recipe or the wine.  I got carried away:-)

Very good!  I would give it a 8/10 on my cooking scale and it was easy.
Now for dessert.  I took some pre-made tapioca then added a few blueberries.  A quick, easy and 
yummy way to complete the meal 

Try a new recipe.  May I suggest Speedy Spaghetti and Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil.  
You won't be disappointed.
Enjoy Your World

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation…Philippians 4:8

I went to a funeral yesterday.  My dear friend and mentor Rebecca lost her son to a car accident last week.  In the past few days since the accident I have witnessed God's work in action through Rebecca.
Even in her pain she gives it to God.  She trusts God with everything in her life.  Even in grief her witness was clear.
As the bugle played at the gravesite a verse came to my mind…and I began to look around me
Finally Brothers and sisters…
whatever is true, (Rebecca, so true to your call Lord)
whatever is noble, (The painful beauty as the Marine knelt in front of Rebecca and handed her the flag)
whatever is right, (All the people that came to say goodbye to Mike and give support to his family)
whatever is pure, (The babies I could hear)
whatever is lovely, (The beautiful forsythia Mike's roommate brought to the gravesite)
whatever is admirable, (All the people there looking to you Lord)
anything excellent, (All the love that surrounded Rebecca and her family)
or praiseworthy, (The beauty of the large flock of birds that kept flying near us during the service)
think on such things
Philippians 4:8
Happy Monday Everyone
Enjoy Your World:-)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation…..

I have been working on my book and hope to have it published in May or June.  As I review the scripture passages I will be using this one touched my heart today…..
The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  
I will advise you and watch over you".
Psalm 32:8
So good to know that God is our guide in this life.  There is no way we can know what we will encounter. I do know God remains our one constant in a world that can, at times, be unsettling. 
Thank you for your love God, thank you for your guidance, thank you for watching over us.  Thank you for the beauty that is all around us.  Amen:-)
Happy Monday Everyone!
Enjoy Your World:-)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exploring My World…Celebrity Dairy, My Third Visit

I could not pass up another chance to visit Celebrity Dairy during their Open Barn Event.  This is when you can visit the dairy, for free, and experience the joy of the baby goats.  Melissa, Nicole, and I jumped in the car, set our GPS and off we went…
Here is a quote from their site….
Following time-honored French farmstead techniques, we transform their milk into fresh goat cheese, or chèvre. Its taste is inextricably tied to its place of origin - our particular herd of Alpine and Saanen goats, their forage unique to our farm's pasture and woods, the Piedmont's gentle seasons, and our evolving skill in transforming the continuously changing milk into a delicate fresh chèvre. Simply put, Celebrity Dairy chèvre is an honest expression of ourselves, and our farm, and our place in time - our "terroir".
We made it to the farm safely and now to see the goats…

It is always fun to visit the farm.  I think Melissa and Nicole had a great time too….

The other critters on the farm….

It was a beautiful day….

I had a great day with two amazing friends.  
Get out and take an adventure.  I suggest you check out Celebrity Dairy on an open barn day.
If you like goats you will love the visit.
Enjoy Your World!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Morning Motivation….Enjoying God's Creation

Some/most days I am overwhelmed by my life transition.  So many "what should I do about this", "what shall I do about that". Can I keep my house, can I find affordable health insurance, and the list goes on and on.  So what do I do to combat these feelings of confusion and defeat?  I turn to God's word….
"Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; 
do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go".
Joshua 1:9
…I turn to my friends.  I am so thankful for my friends.  I am so thankful for the prayers they send up on my behalf.  I am so thankful that I can pray for them as well.

….I turn to the wonder and beauty of Gods creation.  I go on adventures just to seek them out.  

Help me God to follow your command to be strong and courageous.  Help me to not be terrified or discouraged but to lean on and trust totally in you.  Thank you for being with me in what ever I encounter in my life.  I love you.  Amen.
Happy Monday Everyone
Enjoy Your World:-)