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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Daybook Entry for February 9, 2011



FOR TODAY
February 9, 2011

Outside my window... The sun is shining after several dark and cloudy days. A much needed rain soaked the ground, and I'm so thankful for that. Two balls still stubbornly hold onto the bare sycamore branch outside my window. A tufted titmouse is waiting his turn at the feeder. VERY impatiently, may I add!

I am thinking... About patience. I am NOT a patient person. I always thought I was. I now know I was just very good at covering my impatience!
And the older I get, the more my impatience shows. Psalm 40:1 says, "I waited patiently for the Lord. . ." which means, without tiring and with perserverance.
Mary Sutherland has a great devotional about this on the Girlfriends in God site
here: http://www.girlfriendsingod.com/Devotions/DevotionArchives/2011DevotionArchives/February11Devotions/ComingOutoftheDark2411/tabid/1054/Default.aspx

I am thankful for... God's patience with ME!


From the learning room...Hamburger is VERY hard and can be a health hazard when it rolls out of the freezer and hits your toe! Lesson learned: Make FLAT packages when freezing hamburger!!!!!

From the kitchen... Egg salad made from my sister's farm fresh eggs! Sour cream biscuits to go with left over beans and carrots.

I am creating... Nothing this week! But I may get my cutter out and get ahead on some card making supplies .

I am going... Nowhere? I can't think of even ONE thing I need to use as an excuse to go to the grocery store.

I am reading... Sparkling Gems from the Greek by Rick Renner (PLEASE don't think I am a deep theological student here! This author has written this book as a daily devotional, with 365 days of treasures!!!! He gives a passage of Scripture, picks out a word, gives background, history, Greek meaning in its context, application, questions to ask yourself and a prayer.) I had signed up for the daily email and I was getting one a day. Not enough for me. (AGAIN -- impatient!) So I checked on ebay and found a used one and just love it!
I am hoping...
To follow through with memorizing at least 2 verses a week. I’m finding it doesn’t come as easy as it did when I was younger!!!!

I am hearing... My heat running and running and running. . . .(cha-ching, cha-ching.) Don't know what's wrong with me, but I am cold ALL THE TIME! Doesn't matter how many layers of clothing I have on, I'm just cold!

Around the house... First on the list is the bottom drawer of the stove -- under the oven. I pulled it open, and now it won't shut. That means taking everything out, keeping Buster's slobbery mouth off whatever is in there, try to get the drawer back on track, etc., etc., etc., (Patience AGAIN????)

One of my favorite things...Patty Melts!!!!! Years ago (when I was crazy, strong, and brave), I delivered newspapers 7 days a week. Afterwards, a few of us would meet at a 24-hour diner and I almost always ordered a Patty Melt. Since those days, wherever I go, I will order one if it is on the menu. My sister and I have a rating system, giving them a score of 1 - 10. Right now, I'd give anything for a big, juicy, hot one with onions, drippy melted cheese, buttery grilled rye bread ----- can't you just feel the cholesterol sticking to your ribs?????

A few plans for the rest of the week: Read over I Peter for tomorrow night and continue on my own in Kay Daigle's Bible Study. She has entitled it, "Adorned in True Beauty."

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...


I planted a few blackberry bushes last year. NO, these are not mine. But I'm HOPING someday they will look like this. I love blackberries!!!!!

Praying for: Healing Rain to fall on a dear friend!

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10 comments:

SSH said...

Patience is one thing we all struggle with especially when we wait on the lord. He has his own time and boy, sometimes it can be long.

Yum, that patty melt sounds good, I see the drips down the chin... oh my mouth is watering.

Stay warm...

Mary said...

Hello Cora..
I am thinking....that I am so happy to have visited your blog.
)))smiles)))
I am thinking..., I love Guy Penrod too ! ! Isn't his family great? !
I am thinking....I am so happy you stopped by by blog for a visit...
I am thinking....I will be back...
Blessings....

Elizabeth said...

Boy, can I relate to impatience. I am trying so hard to calm myself and accept God's timetable. Boy, do I need help with that!!!! I, too, am grateful that the dear Lord is big and strong and can take my foolish ways and help me do better.

Thank you for visiting.

Have a blessed day!

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

I am also always up for a patty melt. Luckily, they are not on many menus anymore. Praying for patience as I am entering into a downward slide of grieving my son. Just need to stay on my knees from where I find strength.

Marci said...

Wow, your blog is really beautiful! I love how you've done your posts! thank you for your kind words on mine...very very encouraging! Still not sure how much time i should put into the blog as one on one time in prayer and bible study seems to be my heart but i'm just gonna let God lead and not sweat the small stuff. Thanks again for stopping by! i'll be back!

Denise said...

You need to return to a crazy, strong, and brave woman but in a different way...... We change with our age for sure but our spirit man is renewed DAILY.... how can that be.. HE is so very patient with us... I know first hand... I am the original out of control person.. BUT over the years HE has taught me patience! OUCH.......

Live in HIM my friend..... HE knows what HE is doing.....

Megan said...

I laughed out loud when you talked about hamburger being a health hazard. Frozen hamburger, that is.LOL! Now you've got ME wanting a patty melt. I never thought of rating them. Who makes the best ones, in you and your sister's opinion? BTW, I'm cold all the time too. I know you said it was because of your thyroid, but that doesn't make it any easier, does it? My daughter sent me an electric mattress pad to warm me from the underside up. They have them where they can be turned on or off on the left or right side (for husbands who are HOT all the time). This is a wonderful, wonderful invention. She found this one online at Costco. Lucky me! -Megan-

papel1 said...

I love Patty Melts. Had one last year. Not enough. Good to see you being active on your blog.
Judy

Tea Girl said...

I enjoyed reading your Daybook. . . amazing what the line starter can produce. I've had a falling frozen item hit my toe, too. A toe in need of healing and patience certainly go hand in hand for me. And memorizing scripture? Humbling now in my 40s as it does take more work for me than in my young years. That blackberry picture gives me hope winter will end! Blessings to you. Thanks so much for visiting me the other day.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Cora, so enjoyed reading! Paitence..........I used to think I was so good at this.........but lately........sigh. As for hamburger......I learned the same lesson..........ouch! I just quit a 9 month, extremely stressful, full time cook job at a tiny cafe. I was the only cook........and I made a ton of patty melts! LOL. Have a blessed weekend. blessings,Kathleen