the view from my kitchen window

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


2 Corinthians 12:9 says "My Grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.  Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me".
It is through this time of unexpected learning and growing that I am realizing, on a more daily, even moment by moment basis, how true this is.

It is certainly a different place for me to be and I'm just thankful for my loving, supportive, encouraging husband and for my daughter, who is also my best friend, and her patience, love, friendship and stick-to-it hanging in there with me true farmgirl grit !

I truly want to be more gracious, compassionate, caring and sweet smelling than ever!  I also want to be walking closer to Him, so close that, when I can't see His Hand I can "feel" His Heart!  His Grace IS sufficient!  THANK YOU LORD!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014


2013 was a year of lots of change, but by the end of the year I learned the facts about how I had been blindsided by progressive, gradual health changes.  I didn't realize what was happening along the way, I just knew I didn't understand anything about it.
In many ways, it has also sidelined me and my usual lifestyle and so I find myself learning to make some changes and trying to understand what I need to do to get through this in the best way possible and come out victorious and back to where I'd like to be. 

There is beauty, light and hope all around but it is sometimes hindered by the rocky path and stumbles and sometimes obscured by the shadows, clouds and cold. But I know it is and will be only by the grace of God!  His Grace is sufficient!