I came across this little vintage Remington about a week or two ago and knew that I would use it in some way. My blogging has been sporadic in the past months. In October I got hired for a temporary position in a library. It was part-time, but the days I worked, I gave it my all. When I didn’t work, I was not energetic and I think I was experiencing the effects of a lack of Vitamin D, and (lots of rain). Well, my job is no more and I must say that I enjoyed it immensely. I will also mention, that it was an answer to a prayer I had written down on a slip of paper in 2015. God gets the glory and praise… As of today I am preparing for a trip to California. So for a bit longer, my blogging will still be sporadic. But I want you to know that, you my blogger friends, are thought of often, and in my heart there is no distance…
Dear readers and new followers, I want to thank each one of you, for connecting with me here at Words Like Honey. You have encouraged me with your visits, likes and comments. I hope that your day has brought you joy and that the New Year will bring all of us increased creativity and growth. and whatever else you aspire in life. May peace be with you, each step of the way… Sincerely, mother hen
And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, this the way, walk you in it, when you turn to the right hand, and when you go turn to the left… Isaiah 30:21
And old and chill is the wintry blast;
Though the cloudy sky is still cloudier growing, and dead leaves tell that the summer has passed;
My face I hold to the stormy heaven,
My heart is calm as the summer sea,
Glad to receive what my God has given,
Whate’er it be.
When I feel the cold, I can say, “He sends it,”
And His winds blow blessing, I surely know;
For I’ve never a want but that He attends it;
And my heart beats warm, though the winds may blow.
author unknown to me..
Nothing like a walk to clear the mind..
in some little way
leave yesterday behind
for this is a new day
don’t dwell on the negatives
for it won’t feed your soul
only zap you of energy
and down you will go
so look up today
from where your help comes
and be filled with the love
and the peace of the Son..
After hearing a very good word on overcoming yesterday, it was clear to me, that I was stuck in an attitude that was only fueling thoughts of defeat. In a web of sorts in my mind. It was making me mentally tired. There is so very much negativity floating around, that we are bombarded with each day. If we, (I) am not careful, it will consume us (me) in a subtle way. Proverbs 4:23 says, Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. NIV So today I encourage myself to be heart healthy..stop listening to the old worn out record. All it has done is created a deeper groove and playing the same old song of defeat and bondage. What I take in each day affects my thought life. I choose life, that I may have it more abundantly…
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On April 16th I posted about our weedy backyard. Rototiller/Bee man was out of commission at the time and unable to do any strenuous work. Some how, I would say with some gumption, we were able to put our hands to the plow and a little sweat to our brow. Our little plot of land has been transformed into an eye pleasing small garden. I say this with some exaggeration..Lol!
Of late I have been pondering about battles, there are battles of pests and insects, and there are battles with people. A lot of the battles take place in our brain. We mull over, we question, we fixate, we doubt, we get confused and the troubles we face look, feel, and seem ominous. I know because I was fixated on something yesterday that was totally robbing me of peace. I had to call on someone who I trust, to confide in and she listened and then made some suggestions. I knew in my heart what I had to do. I wanted to confront the issue and be done with it. I wanted peace in that area. Sometimes, I have to put on the armor of courage, because I am not always brave. How often we do try to deal with stuff and stuff it, thinking, oh yes, I can handle it. So, I moved forward with determination in my heart to settle a certain matter. Wow, it was so amazing and so freeing once I put on my brave heart and what it did, was break the ice that was solid and unmoving, and set my heart free and brought me peace.
I am thankful for the wise woman of God that spoke into my heart, and got me thinking on how to approach what was bugging me. No matter how strong we think we are, we need to voice our concerns. We want to be healthy citizens of this world.. I want to be strong and courageous and not cower when pressure comes my way. We want to win the everyday battles. I had some major stinking thinking going on. If we don’t let the light in, it will stay dark in that place, in our head, in our hearts.
Look for the beauty around you, look to who is in your life that supports you. Look to those that are placed on your path to help teach you a lesson. We want to grow and flourish, not to stagnate or let depression consume us.
Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.