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WFW ~ Time

Time is short.  The older I get, the more I realize this fact.  I don't want to waste the time I have on this earth.  I want to grow in wisdom.  I want to share the love of Christ with others.  I want to shine His light.  

I want Him to work in me and through me to touch others.

How about you?

I'm linking up with the Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-filled Wednesday.

Blessings and love,


I Love Pinterest

By now, I hope you've discovered Pinterest.

You might think you don't have time to get involved in another social media site.  I understand that.

However, I've found that Pinterest organizes me when I use it correctly.

You know all those recipes you save or print and file somewhere?  I hate to waste all that paper and then not be able to find it when I'm ready to cook.

Now I can 'pin it' to Pinterest using their special button I downloaded to my computer.  I make sure that I am on the specific recipe when I pin it.  This way when someone clicks on the photo, it will take them directly to the recipe.

I've also discovered places I want to visit.  I'm putting together a board for my style of clothing, DIY projects that I hope to make someday, a home design board, and lots of words of wisdom and encouragement.

If you're still doubtful, here are just a few of the things I found on Pinterest this week.

Source: etsy.com via Debbie on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Debbie on Pinterest

My niece Kristin is pregnant so I have to be on the lookout for cute gift ideas.  The flower stretchy headband and adorable ruffle bloomers have links to Etsy, the place where they can be purchased.

I hope you will join in and connect with me there too.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Blessings and love,

Blessings of Children at Play

Counting blessings each week is a blessing in itself.  I could easily revert back to remembering all of the difficulties and problems but instead I make the choice to treasure those everyday blessings.  It's all a matter of what you focus on, isn't it?

Sometimes I need reminders.  I get up very early in the morning to have my quiet time and to write.  I really want to get my exercise in too.  But I have to admit there are days when I miss out.

At our school the children have PE twice a week.  It is so cute to see three year old children learning how to do jumping jacks and to skip and gallop.  They have many opportunities to exercise and to simply play.

 #207 Watching little Evan do mountain climbers in PE

While the other children were following directions, little Will was doing his own thing.  I had to laugh!

#208  Watching little Will turn upside down

The children are also learning to exercise their minds.  They learn new site words each week.  A few of the words include "the", "and", etc.  They get to take home little books that include these words so they can read them to their families.

#209 Little children eager to learn at they sit at the word wall. 

#210  Max and Evan are becoming fast friends and have fun playing together

#211 Little hands and feet are so precious to me, especially when they have band-aids on their boo boo's

I learn so much from little children.  How often do we adults get to play?  Life seems so serious.  Yes, we have responsibilities but I think it's important to take some time to simply enjoy life.

My husband and I are both learning this from my work.  I wrote a blog post on Saturday entitled It's All Grace.  In case you  missed it, you can read it here.  I shared a bit about my journey that God has taken me on to learn many important lessons.

In the meantime, I continue to count my blessings and to link up with Ann of A Holy Experience.

Blessings and love,


Go Pink For a Cause

I'm joining other bloggers to paint the world Pink For A Day.  It's called Project Pink and the goal is to raise awareness for a nasty disease called breast cancer.  After all, October is the pink month.  So I'm linking up with The Artsy Girl Connection today.

I lost a dear friend to breast cancer.  Her name is Maria and we were good friends through high school.  We lost touch for a number of years but were brought back together at a specific time that I believe was God ordained.  She was in the process of going through tests to determine the cause of a lump in her groin.

Hmm ...I'm even wearing PINK!
I was so thankful for the time I got to spend with her after she had moved back to our hometown of Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY.  We had several days of visiting our favorite spots and reliving fun memories.  

We even drove over to our favorite beach to sit and watch the waves, smell the salt air and hear the sound of the surf.  We laughed and laughed on that special day.

Maria had the opportunity to come and visit me in Phoenix, Arizona too.  We went for brunch at T. Cook's in the Royal Palms Hotel.  We went to church together.  

Maria was by my side when I got the dreaded phone call that my mom had died.  She comforted me that day.  Little did we know that Maria would be gone a little over a year later.  

I have other close friends (Robyn, Lorraine, Lois) and my Aunt Ruth who have dealt with breast cancer.  

My mother-in-love also dealt with breast cancer when my husband Greg was only in his early twenties.  This impacted him so much as he felt he needed to be able to provide for his younger sisters in case his mother didn't survive.  Well, thankfully she did survive and thrive and is now in her 80's.

However, I look forward to the day when a cure is discovered.  
Created by Lori of Internet Cafe Devotions

Blessings and love,

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