Monday, March 29, 2010

Mari's "Tuesday's Treasures" Party for Grandmas

This picture of Madasyn Shae stopping to smell the flowers is about a year old. I hope to get some really great pictures this Easter Sunday! She is our only grandchild right now.

Thank you for the party, Mari! I do love being "Granma"!

Let Love be your highest goal. I Corinthians 14:1

Deuteronomy 6:5-9NIV
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home nad when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and your gates.

Matthew 22:36-39 AND Mark 12:29-31
"Which is the most important command?" Jesus replied,
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself." Matthew 22:36-39

To join Spiritual Sundays go here! You will be sooo blessed! Thank you so much, Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays! I pray God's blessings on all of you!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blogiversary Winner. . .Thank You All for Reading and Commenting!

I thought of each of you today, as I shopped for something special for my giveaway.
I was hoping that whichever one of you won would like the cute Spring apron with Proverbs 3:5 on it and the cross necklace with a heart and the word Believe on the cross, along with the books, Get Out of That Pit and 31 Days of Prayer.

I thanked God for each of you as I wrote your names for all of the comments on last Wednesday's posts on both blogs and Monday's post.
I always want everyone to win.

The winner is Loren from The Magoos News. The scripture verse that she shared on the comment to my post is Jeremiah 29:11, but she has
Let us spur one another on towards love and good deeds Heb 10:24, along with her blog title, which is what her blog does for me!

Congratulations Loren and thank you all for participating!

Loren, I will get your package in the mail to you when I get your address.

Thank you!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

TUESDAY'S Tasty Recipe and "To Tell the Truth"

HONESTLY!, I had a post in my mind this morning to do a different twist on my To Tell the Truth, to share God's truth, but I couldn't get it done before work this morning, and "To Tell the Truth", now I just don't have it in me any more, am too tired. To Tell the truth, my thoughts were much the same as Susan's in this post,
Throne Trip Tuesdays - Trust for More , but not as well written. She did a wonderful job of sharing this!
What I wanted to say was that, Jesus told us,
"You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world" (John 16:33).
and we were also told,
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also claled, those he called, he also justified, those he justified, he also glorified."
Romans 8:28-30NIV

I want to be able to write more to share with you. I am working on it.

Today's Tasty Recipe. . .

Grandma's Red Top Stew

(adapted by me-You can just cook it all on the pot on the stove, but I like to put it in the crock pot, and let it cook all day.)

My grandma just cooked potatoes, and added canned chili and tomatos to the pot, including the water that the potatoes are cooking in. I like some carrots in mine, and I have used this recipe for "Friendship Stew" or Stone Soup at school, with all kinds of canned vegetables, brought from the students.

The can chili really makes this great. I think maybe the best that I have used is Wolf Brand, but I have also used Hormel.

6 potatoes sliced and cooked in salted water

carrots, cooked with the potatoes

Put a large can of chili and 1 can of tomatos in the crock pot. Add the potatoes, carrots, and the amount of water that you desire, to the crock pot. Cook on high to get it heated, then cook on low or warm.

Monday, March 22, 2010

SCRIPTURE MEMORY MONDAY. . .40 Days of Love. . .What Matters Most. . .2 Days til my Blogiversary Giveaway. . .Beautiful Weather of All Kinds!. . .

It's in between the 1st & 15th, or actually between the 15th & the 1st, but it IS

Scripture Memory Monday, because our church began 40 Days of Love last night, so I guess I will be trying to work on at least one simple verse every week, now.

The main verse for this week is:

I Corinthians 16:14


"Everything you do must be done with love."


"Do everything in love."

I repeated that verse with my pastor last night, then wrote it out this morning, prayed it, and meditated on it all day, and thought about it as I tried to teach, tried to reach my hard to reach students.

Following is the lyrics to a song that was sung at the church service last night,


Filling this verse with superlative words

Making the most clever rhymes

Wouldn't amount to much

Just wouldn't count for much

If you can't read between lines

But I have discovered

I've finally uncovered

A most significant thing

It's a noble theme

What matters most

Is how much we love

What matters most

Is how much we give

What would it matter

If we just lived

Without loving our God

Without loving each other

Faith, hope and love, especially love

That's what matters most

What matters most

Once just a girl

In a curious world

Learning the meaning of life

Tell me what is the reason

And why do the seasons keep turning

The pages of time

I had to discover the things from above

For the days turn so quickly to years

Then they disappear

Not money, not power not fame or position

Don't want it, don't need it

don't give me religion

All I wanna hear All I wanna see All I wanna read about is

All I wanna live

All I wanna know

All I wanna be about is Love,

what matters most

Givin' love, what matters most

What matters most

Is how much we love

What matters most

Is how much we give

What would it matter if we just lived

Without loving our God

Without loving each other

What matters most is

How much we love

Setting our sights

On the needs of our brother

Loving our neighbor as we love ourselves

We give to the Lord

When we give to each other

Faith, hope and love, especially love

Faith, hope and love, especially love

That's what matters most

What matters most

God's love for us is just so amazing. If we just let it overflow from our hearts to others, it is so amazing what LOVE can do!

I have really enjoyed our Oklahoma weather this past week. Last week was beautiful Spring weather, then on Saturday, the "First Day of Spring", God gave us a beautiful snow again! Then today, it is "beautiful Spring" again! Just so incredible the change from yesterday to today, but both days were beautiful pictures, the snow and the flowers!

Just 2 more days til my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway! If you didn't comment on last Wednesday's post, you can comment here.

1 entry for a comment

1 entry if you are a follower

1 entry if you tell me what your favorite scripture verse is

1 entry if you'll tell me why you blog

1 entry if you tell about my giveaway on your blog

What will you win?

Get Out of That Pit by Beth Moore

31 Days of Prayer by Ruth Myers

a pretty cross necklace

and something else that I will shop for on Wednesday!

I would love to read your favorite scripture verse or the one you are memorizing this week, or something about what matters most to you, or just what your weather is like! I would just love to hear from you.

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have 3 people that I get Caringbridge updates for right now, and many more that I know are going through difficult times of all kinds. My heart is sad for them and thankful for my many blessings. I am trusting God for all of our answers.

Today's Psalm is a beautiful prayer for others just the way it is:

Psalm 20 NIV
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests,
Now I know that the Lord saves his annointed,
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
O Lord, save the king!
Answer us when we call!
To join Spiritual Sundays go here! You will be sooo blessed! Thank you so much, Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays! I pray God's blessings on all of you!
If you would like to be entered in my drawing to celebrate my blogiversary,
please go to that post. I would love to know your favorite scripture, and why you blog!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

So Long, Insecurity Book Discussion Assignment Week 6

1. Based on Chapter 10, in all truthfulness, has your historical tendency been to view men (generally speaking) as gods? Or devils?

hmmm, I guess if I have to choose one, I would say "gods". I don't like to think that I would ever view them as either, but it's probably actually a little of both.

2. Based on Chapter 10 and your own day-to-day observances, what differences do you see between men’s insecurities and women’s?

I think men's insecurities are usually based on how they are providing for their family. which would be how they are doing as a husband and dad.

I think women's insecurities are usually based on how insecure we feel in our looks and also on how we feel we are doing as wife and mom.

I re-read the chapter, and realized that men have insecurities about their looks, too, of course I did know that!

Both genders can have insecurities related to jobs, and both genders can also feel insecure if we do not feel loved and appreciated. Actually, after re-reading the chapter, it seems that both genders have insecurities about most of the same things. Maybe, for some reason, we let ours cripple us more. (?)

3. On p.208 in Chapter 11, I suggest that women who struggle with insecurity tend to be particularly taken with 2 divine attributes: omnipotence and omniscience.

Did either of these resonate with you? If so, how?

I have never thought I was a controlling mom or wife, but sometimes I want to know everything that is going on in their lives and sometimes I wish I could fix things for them or keep them from getting hurt.

If you are reading this book, I would love to hear from you.

Just a reminder, if you would like to be entered in my drawing that I will do next Wednesday on my "blogiversary", please scroll down 2 posts to the Happy Blogiversary-Good Luck. . .
Happy Friday to all of you!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I am sitting here home alone and thought,

"hmmm, I'll just go ahead and draft my Thankful Thursday post early, so I'll be sure to get it posted in the morning."

Then, I looked back at last week's,

I am thankful that. . .

1. God answers prayers and heals us in more ways than one!

2. God's Word is full of encouraging scripture!

3. God created the seasons!

4. Spring Break means getting some needed rest, relaxation and great family time!

5. Our daughter has chosen to come home for Spring Break!

and thought,

"hmmm, I'm still thankful for those same things. I've got to change it up some!"

So, this week,

I am thankful that. . .

1. God did heal me of the physical pains that I was having last week!

2. I am continuing to learn to be better at commiting God's Word to memory.

3. It really is Spring!

4. This week truly has been very restful, relaxing, full of great family time AND

somewhat productive!

5. We have enjoyed every minute with Kalyn!
I am also so glad that I read Laurie's Thankful Thursday post before posting this. Yes, I am so thankful for this scripture verse
" Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience."
that tells us how to clothe ourselves daily.
I'm also thankful for
Proverbs 31:25
"She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come."
I am joining with Greg C. over at Greg's General Store today for Thankful Thursday, and also Laurie at Women Taking a Stand.What are you thankful for? To see more thankful Thursday posts please click HERE


A week from today is my 1 Year blogiversary, and I want to celebrate! My family still doesn't quite understand the importance of blogging to me. They are tolerant, but sometimes a little leary. I try to not let it take time away from them, and try to keep it from slowing our computer down too much.

My family all encourage me to write, but don't understand what blogging has to do with writing!

My blog has been a place of growth for me.

My blog is truly. . .The Tablet of my Heart. . .on the computer screen.

I will have a drawing next Wednesday, March 24, and give away something special.

Your name will be entered

once for a comment,

once for your favorite scripture verse,

once for telling me why you blog,

once for being a "follower" of my blog,


once for posting about my giveaway on your blog.

Good Luck to You!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"Tuesday's Tasty Recipes AND To Tell the Truth"

For 4 servings you will need:
4 medium even potatoes
1 tsp. salt
2 to 3 Tbsp. melted butter
2 to 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh herbs
such as parsley, chives, thyme or sage
2 to 3 tsp. dried herbs of your chioce
4 Tbsp. grated Cheddar cheese
1 2/2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1. Peel potatoes if the skin is tough, otherwise just scrub and rince them.
2. Cut potatoes into think slices but not all the way through. Use a handle of a spoon to prevent knife from cutting all the way.
3. Put potatoes in a baking dish. Fan them slightly.
4. Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with butter. sprinke wil herbs.
5. Bake potatoes at 425 degrees for about 50 minutes.
6. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with cheeses.
7. Bake poratoes for another 10 to 15 minutes until lightly browned, cheese are melted and potatoes are soft inside. Check with a fork.
You may use caraway seeds or cumin in place of herbs, if desired. Use about 1 1/2 tsp. to 4 large potatoes.
Good served with: Any meat, fish or poulty dishes or as a main dish with just a salad.
I Timothy 6:8 NKJV
"And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content."
Kalyn's and Mama's Favorite Cheese Baked Chicken
(Adrianne, Madasyn and all of our guys like it, too.)
I have posted this before.
I used to cook this with a stick of margarine melted in the baking dish.
I found a similar recipe that said to:Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, and now I also use olive oil, instead of margarine. We liked it this way. It is better for you!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
This is an easy recipe and easy to adjust the quantity to make however much you want--you could do it for 2, or you could do it for a crowd. We tried similar recipes that have more ingredients, and this one is still our very favorite!
I usually use:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 stick margarine, melted, for dipping in or olive oil
1 cup Parmesan cheese, (The kind in the jar is what we use for our recipe.)
You can cut the chicken into bite size pieces or leave the pieces whole.Dip the chicken into the margarine, then into the cheese, then place in the prepared baking dish.
Bake for approximately one hour, until golden brown.
6 Corn Tortillas (Cut in 1/2 " Strips)
1 bunch green onions
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 r oz. can chopped green chilies
1 can beef broth and 1 can chicken broth or 2 cans chicken broth
1 cup water (I used 32 oz. box chicken broth-no water)
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 chicken breasts (cut up)
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
pepper to taste
12 oz. velveeta (or 6 oz. mild Mexican Velveeta)
Add all ingredients expecpt cheese, tortillas and paprika.
Cook until chicken is done. Simme for 30 minutes. I cooked it on low in the Crock Pot.
Add cheese and tortilla strips right before servind and warm just until cheese melts. Sprinkle with paprika. Makes 8 cups.
Now, "To Tell the Truth":
I have been trying to observe Lent and said I would try to
"give up Chocolate, Carbonation and Caffeine".
I have been staying completely away from the caffeine, but gave into the carbonation and chocolate! In fact, I have been craving chocolate, more than usual!
I have still been following through in having early morning time with God.
So, how are you doing?

Monday, March 15, 2010

SCRIPTURE MEMORY MONDAY. . ."a lamb without blemish or defect". . .

I am still working on the following long passage,
to memorize before Easter.
What is the scripture you are currently meditating on?

I Peter 1: 17-25NIV
Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially,
live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ,
a lamb without blemish or defect.
He was chosen before the creation of the world,
but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
Through him you believe in God,
who raised him from the dead and glorified him,
and so your faith and hope are in God.
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth
so that you have sincere love for your brothers,
love one another deeply,
from the heart.
For you have been born again,
not of perishable seed,
but of imperishable,
through the living and enduring word of God.
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands forever."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY. . .Our Weakness, His Strength

I don't know where to start, but I will try. God is using so many people, situations, devotions and scripture to speak to my heart.
I am going through a health issue that is making my flesh very tired and weak.
Friday's JOURNEY devotion was truly perfect for me.
I am learning how to be secure in God's love. I am meditating on hundreds of scripture verses that tell us about God's strength, power and victory. . .
and then I am hit with something at work that can make me feel very insecure.
Today, just before my daughter arrives, I am spending solitude time in her room, "doing Chapter 9" of Beth Moore's book, So Long, Insecurity,
A Time and Place to Heal (a personal prayer time).

Okay, now to choose my top 5 scripture passages out of about 600 that tell us about the Lord's Strength, Power and Victory.

Psalm 73:26NIV
My flesh and my heart may fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

I John 4:3-4NIV
This is love for God; to obey his commands, and his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

Isaiah 40:28-31NIV
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles,
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 41:10NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Proverbs 31:25NIV
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

Kalyn is home, now! Yay!

To join Spiritual Sundays go here! You will be sooo blessed! Thank you so much, Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays! I pray God's blessings on all of you!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I almost missed posting on Thursday again, but I am making it this time! yea!

My heart and mind are flooding with more than 5 things that I am thankful for!

What to share tonight. . .

I am thankful that. . .

1. God answers prayers and heals us in more ways than one!
2. God's Word is full of encouraging scripture!
3. God created the seasons!
4. Spring Break means getting some needed rest, relaxation and great family time!
5. Our daughter has chosen to come home for Spring Break!

I am joining with Greg C. over at Greg's General Store today for Thankful Thursday, and also Laurie at Women Taking a Stand.

What are you thankful for? To see more thankful Thursday posts please click HERE

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Well, I got a couple of you to reply to me last week, and I have something that is bugging me now, so I'm going to do this again.

I had said on my response to Beth Moore's question last week of what my 2 most primary roots of my struggle with insecurity are. . .

fear of rejection and disposition.

I listened to chapter 6 again in the car and realized that Beth said we all have a pride problem, and I could relate to everything she said about


It even seems that Pride might be the cause of my fear of rejection.
I can be a very humble person, but I am owning my Pride Problem, too!

Friday, March 5, 2010

SPIRITUAL SUNDAY. . .So Long, Insecurity Book Discussion Assignment Week 4. . .Strength, Power, Victory!

It is still Sunday. I am getting this posted today.

First, I want to share this link with you, to Beth Moore's Living Proof Ministries blog post from yesterday when she asked us to share scripture verses that have at least one of these words:
strength, power, victory.
She gave us that challenge as we are in the middle of discussing her book, So Long, Insecurity, and we are at the point where a lot of us are saying,
"This is sooooo hard."
The only reason that I have whizzed through the book, is because I bought the audio set and listened to Beth read it to me on my way to and from work.
This is her addition to the post tonight.
***It's Sunday evening and you just passed 500 comments on this post. YOU DID IT, GIRLS! Honestly, this is the most exhilarating thing I've ever seen. As you know, we've posted Scriptures many times, especially through our 2009 SSMT, but this is the first time we've had a theme like this. These verses will stand a woman to her feet and put a shout of praise on her tongue. Let's remember this spot, Siestas, so we can return to it many times. As my grandmother used to say, "It'll cure what ails ya." Memorize the date of the post - 3/6/10 - and turn back to it any time you need Christ to fill your sweet soul with an extra measure of divine strength. Thank you so, so much for your participation here.
All of the verses that are being shared are amazing.
These are the ones that my son came up with immediately when I asked him, and they are both perfect for me right now!

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Psalm 73:26NIV
This is love for God: to obey his commands, And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.I John 4:3-4NIV

1. What part of Chapter 7 hit home with you most and why?
Insecurity can confine us.
I want to have real friendships and talk to people, but sometimes, when I try, I do say the wrong thing, so then I'm just always afraid I will, or just don't know how to make conversation.
2. (If you're choosing only two, please include this one.) Based on your journey so far in chapters 1-8, list your own personal top three reasons why it's time to deal with your insecurity. (We're not looking for right answers. We're looking for YOUR answers. Don't copy off your fellow sojourners' papers on this one. Grin.) So that you don't get your numbers confused here, list your 3 reasons under A.B.&C.
A. I want to live the Abundant life that God planned for me.
B. I want to Be a servant for God, giving Him glory and minister to others.
C. I want to Cultivate friendships.
D. I DON'T want to pass on insecurity to my children, students, children, youth, college students at church, anyone!
3. Based on Chapter 8, briefly describe a recent trigger of insecurity and whether or not it got a rise out of you.
4. Also based on Chapter 8, what does dignity mean to you?

I may come back and edit this, but for right now, I'm saying,
Dignity means clothing yourself with the strength God gives you daily.

To join the other bloggers who have posted for Spiritual Sundays, please click HERE
Thank you so much, Charlotte and Ginger for hosting Spiritual Sundays for us!


I always look forward to Thursday's to join others in Thankful Thursdays. I usually do post on Thursday. Here it is, 2 weeks in a row that I am posting this on Friday. Like Karen, and probably all who join in on TT, I try to practice Gratitude everyday.
I am always thankful for my very loving husband, our children, daughter in-law, granddaughter, parents and all of our family. I am always thankful for how God provides for us.
This week, I am especially thankful for:
1. baseball season
2. the Journey devotional
3. Beth Moore, everything that she has ever written and taught, currently
So Long, Insecurity, and that she read it herself for the audio set.
4. I won a different Beth Moore audio set from Longmeadow Mama!
5. Scripture verses that tell us. . .
A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man(woman) hods it in check.
Proverbs 29:11
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Ephesians 4: 29,32NIV
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4NIV
To see what others are thankful for today, join Laurie at Women Taking a Stand and Greg at
Greg’s General Store.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pursuing LOVE. . .It is not Rude.

I am so glad that I was able to read 3 wonderful posts this morning that asked,
"Are you rude or courteous?"
I know that we can't be both rude and courteous at the exact same time, but I know that I am rude at times and that I am a genuinely courteous and caring person. I am always "working on" trying to not react rudely.
I am very compassionate and sensitive, but am also sometimes defensive. I am always taking this to the Lord and trying to do better, and I think that maybe I am finally getting a little better. Being in His word really helps a lot.
Dear Lord,
I praise You for how you speak to me and work in my life.
I repent of any time that I am ever rude, disrespectful or defensive to anyone.
I acknowledge that You can help me overcome this and become a more considerate, courteous person.
Dear Lord, I thank you for my family, co-workers, students and friends. I pray that you will be with all of them today. I pray especially for the student that I have on my prayer list today, and for the meeting that we are having with his Mom today. I pray that we will all be courteous to each other. I also pray for another teacher who is having a meeting with the mom of a student that she wants to refer for testing. I pray that Your will be done in all situations.
Dear Lord, I pray for myself that You will be with me in all that I say and do today. Dear Lord, please help be to be courteous to all.
Dear Lord, please equip me to do the things you would have me do today.
I thank You again for Your presence in my life. I thank You for other Christian bloggers that I can learn from and I pray for them.
In Your Name I Pray
I Corinthians 13:4-8NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of worngs. Love does not delight in eveil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Please join us in the Pursuit of LOVE over at Marsha's Musings

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"To Tell the Truth Tuesday"

I wanted to try this post to see if anyone will join me in sharing how we're doing on our commitments for the year.

I'm not doing really great on any of the goals that I made for the year. . .
Reading the Bible through and
Speaking in a Kind voice, but I'm am still working on both of those, and on all of my goals for the year.

What I am succeeding at is:

continuing in my practice of memorizing scripture, (began last year, and continuing)

getting up earlier to have my Quiet Time (done before, but had not been doing it this year, so began last week, observing Lent for the first time)

Starting my day in God's word helps me and all around me to have a much better day
and attitude!
I really love that Beth Moore sparked a fire that is continuing to burn in so many of us for scripture memory.
So, how are you doing?