Friday, May 28, 2010

Enjoying Morning Light

I am not a morning person but I am trying to change that fact.  For two weeks now I have been successful in rising between 5 and 5:30 and I am truly enjoying it.  The coffee pot usually wakes me at 4:45 and when I get up that's the first place I head.  With hot coffee in my hand I slowly meander to my rocking chair in my office where I finally come alive. 

This morning as I drank my first cup of stimulant I couldn't help but be drawn to the appearance of the morning light coming in my window and making shadows on the wall.

With my discipline of early rising I am also being much more detailed and consistent with my to do list.  I am listing each day's hopeful tasks on my computer calendar on Sunday afternoon and through the week I add to it as need be.  This is working so well for me.  It seems to challenge me to be able to check off the items each evening.  Sometimes I get tired and think about moving a project over to the next day or week and then I rethink it and the desire to make my check mark wins out.  I am really motivated by this and the success and accomplishment I am experiencing. 

As I have said before I love going from to-do to ta-da!  Works for me!!

The day is Yours, the night also is Yours; You have prepared the light and the sun.  Psalms 74:16

But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. Proverbs 4:18

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle.  Psalms 43:3

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.  Psalms 119:105

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.  Psalms 119:105

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First a Cup Then . . .

Yesterday I had errands to run and the time got away from me but there was still time to fit in a favorite thrift store.  Precious Husband was patient enough to wait till I finished my treasure hunt so we could meet for date night.

Several months ago I found the little Desert Rose teacup in another favorite thrift store.  It was there without a saucer and I had to bring it home because it is the same pattern that my precious friend Dolores used in her home all her married life.  I so enjoy having things that remind me of special loved ones in my life.  So, yesterday I found the lonely saucer and brought it home to complete my cup and saucer.  I love when that happens!

First the cup 

Then the saucer . . .

 Maybe not a first marriage but definitely meant to be together now.

Linking up to Thrifty Thursdays

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Guiding Prayer


 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips. 
Psalms 141:3

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Dinner last Friday was great with special friends and their 3 precious children.  Served my Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas so I am linking up with Lisa here for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and sharing the recipe.  It most always is a hit - if I can be so brazen : )

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

1 cup grated cheddar cheese (I use more)
1 cup diced cooked chicken (I use more)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 dozen corn tortillas

1 cup sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine soups, sour cream, chilies and salt.  Combine filling ingredients.  Dip tortillas in hot oil for a couple of seconds to soften.  Place a spoon of chicken and spoon full of sauce in each tortilla and roll up and place in 13 inch casserole.  Cover with remaining sauce.  Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Morning Praises

That's all I have to say for today.  Watch this little face and listen all the way through! Sorry I could not put the video up directly.

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night
Psalms 92:1-2