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Set Goals.

I have learned that when I set reachable goals, that I can finally get there. The goals I set are for where I want to be in two months. I set a goal to finish reading the Bible six times this year. Without reading all day, I spend time early in the morning, just reading. Today I finished Job for 36 chapters. I can easily finish up the rest of this book tomorrow, or some other time today. I have found that if I am motivated to finish, I usually find a way. It is hard at times, but when you plant the Word, and pray, it will make a difference in your conduct around those who aren’t in the Word daily.

I have been hungry to read the Bible for myself, and this is not my own idea. My dentist said he had finished his Bible and I thought, “I haven’t counted how many times I have read my Bible. I did notice that I liked certain passages more. So I started my journey, and I began reading to finish. I did, and then I started over. This was an organized way to go. I choose the book, and finally I get to the last one and I read that one. Voila! The Bible is finished.

There are promises that you can learn and hang onto as you go through life. I find peace with God, and it helps me have peace with my family, and others. I don’t think every day is perfect, but my silent prayer is, “God change me.”

At times I have been fried, and tried, but I had my reading time that day, and I might decide to read some more. You know, life is short. The longest I know of someone living has been 110 years. Surely there are others who have gone to a higher number. No one wants to live without knowing where they are. We are given life, and we should take care of how we handle life. Anger is one thing that will ruin your day. Some emotions we need to lasso, and at times we may have to get angry with ourselves first. Why sleep through most of the day. Staying up late is a waste of sleep time, but sleeping all day is not healthy. I counted today how long I had slept, and I slept enough. I got up, read for a while, and I enjoyed the quiet. Every thing in the house that had life was still asleep. I made great progress with Job. I lack maybe 8 chapters to finish. I started today. You know, we do what we want, but there are other things that keep us moving.

Self, Satan, and Sin will try to keep us in trouble with each other, and with the law. We must walk in the Power of the Holy Spirit, and to do this, we need the Word in us, and a drink of the Word every day. God answers prayer, but are you ready to read the Word for yourself? Along the way, I have met people who read the Bible all the way through. This is how I started reading the whole Bible through. You know, the disciplines in life are yours to take hold of.

When I get dressed, after reading for a while, I start straightening things, Ed fixes us two eggs apiece, and we go through the busy day. My shield and protection is on because the Word is armor. I am glad someone told me about his desire to read the Bible, and finish. It made me think, “I should find a way to read the Bible through.”

I did read the Bible 2 times in college, and now I was on my way to read again, and again. My goal is higher this year. I made it 5 times last year, and this year I have raised the amount of times. It is harder to add another time, and I have to focus, and be goal oriented. That is not to say that this is work. I have to look ahead, and see how many times I can get the Bible read in the year. Raising the standard is adding another time. It doesn’t return empty. The Word always makes a difference.

Prayer is talking to God. I do this also. When I wake up, I get up if it is near time to rise. Today it was earlier, but I got up and left while the room was dark. It was dark outside, but I felt compelled. You know God in you is the Hope of Glory. God in you is calling you to read the Word, and stop long enough to get something from it. I see the Peace of Christ coming through, when I read. I expect the Word will change me.

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RESTING TODAY.

I have been resting today, and I having put in so many washes. Presently I have one wash in. I can’t go long without washing clothes. It is my nature to make sure things are caught up. I have a hamper, and it is full, and I have two baskets. One is nearly full. I wash reds separately, so I must be careful.

One garment that fades easily will mess up a good, load of wash. If there are too, many clothes, with not enough water, it will create a problem. My machine is newer, because the 21 year old washer died. It might have been older, but I don’t think so. We wash clothes here, instead of loading much to go to the laundry mat. I have gone there when I was behind, and the washer broke down on me. We had to trade, since it was so old.

We had a wonderful supper, and the numbers were up. We are a small church, and you know we count everyone twice, to make sure we had that many. We are apparently growing, and we did feed visitors from Florida, who were visiting for the meal. They were tired from traveling, and they suddenly left early. I know what it is to travel all day. It makes you want to get into bed and sleep.

Several people brought something to eat. I believe smaller crowds have more food to bring. One couple makes their dish, and then others think, “Will they bring enough? I guess I’d better make something. We did have pineapple, upside down cake. It was wonderful!

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Well, I improvised.

Yes, I am awake, and I have been since early this morning. I about to finish reading through the Bible, and when I come to the end like this, I tend to read more, but not so fast that I can’t understand or retain what I’ve read. So I woke up, and I didn’t empty the dishwasher. I made some Green tea, and sat down to read the last 5 books I have to finish. Some are in the Old Testament, and others are in the New Testament. I may finish with Revelation. Just excited, that I am close to finishing.

I found this pink, and I had another background in mind, but I like this pink . It is a change. I haven’t called pink my favorite color, but this kind of pink I do like.

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Use It.

There are many times that I see exercise equipment that is not being used. i decided to get on my bench again, and lately I have been daily with this. I feel better later, after I have rested some. Today I did my bench exercise before breakfast. I went to 150. That is much, and I will continue with this amount tomorrow, and until it is easier to accomplish.

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I Went for my Treatment.

Everything is stead, and doing well with my eyes. I read the eye charts from their distance, and the left eye had a tad of trouble on one of the tests. It didn’t on the rest of them. I do believe this is the first time the left eye has concerned me. It was perfect last time. They said it was the chart, and counted me 20/ 20 in both eyes. This was my treatment day. I did have it, but they remembered to add the numbing, and I didn’t feel anything. Last time at the end, I did feel something.


Again recover was short. I took a nap after we ate, and you know the meal was wonderful. How about ice cream, because I had a shot! We had the works, and this is how we do when I have my treatment. I have no fear while there, but I do pray about the procedure before I go. I asked my audience, and my church to be praying. I prayed while I was there. The room sparkles for me at times.

Smile. I do believe God’s Presence was there, and everyone was kind. It is team spirit when all are cordial. It is wonderful when all things work for my good. They are trying to stabilize my eye, so that the disease of the retina will not spread. I believe God heals through doctors, nurses, and through those who will pray for the sick, and those who are going to the eye doctor. Today I can type, and work about without medication for pain. How about that!

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We Had a Delay Getting Home.

We relax to wind down. I hope you have had a Blessed Day. I believe this is special if I ever say it to someone. I want God to give a blessed day to those who have worked so hard today. I can’t type long. I’m tired.

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I fixed my Hair.

I fix my hair when it needs to be fixed. I cut it, and put solutions on it so it will be what it is. I was born blonde, but soon my hair turned a dark, brown. Maybe I put too, much water on it in the sunshine, and it needed to turn brown. I am amazed how brown it was. It was a, deep, dark, brown. I had to have my hair fixed, because it was thick, and I couldn’t manage it. I decided early on to let it grow long. It did, and except for cutting my bangs, Mom left it to grow.

So what do I do now? I curl it with a curling iron on the ends, and the bangs. Then I let it go. It goes under easily now, and I think this style was what I wore in college, and high school. When I get too, old I will still wear long hair. I might have it put up, but that will be years from now. I think healthy hair is fed by meals that are hearty, and simple. My folks used to say, “Everything should be in moderation.” I took this and ran with it. I do go to the Salon when I have done everything, and my hair isn’t cooperating. It is refreshing to have it washed, set, and to go home pleased. I am particular, and that is another reason I don’t go often to get it cut, or fixed.

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I have Been Busy.

I love to write, and I have several blogs. I have gone to most of the other blogs, and written something that I wanted to say to the people who love to read what I write. I have 8 blogs, and yes, at the time I thought I needed to sort the material by subjects. It made sense at the time, but it is work.

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My Hands

My hands are on the keyboard, and I am ready to say something. I won’t have anything to say, unless I start typing. I do this frequently at times. I write about the things I think of just before I start writing. Today has been awesome. I spent some time outside, in the sunshine.

So what did I do? I clipped the grass that shouldn’t be in my little, garden . I knelt to do this, and it took minutes to make the flower, garden look wonderful. Frankly, flowers are not blooming, except on the one, bush. These are pink roses.

My garden is closer to the house, and it is outlined with bricks. I made it years ago, and more recently, I added the rose bush. This way I would always have flowers in the garden. I have monkey grass around the boarder of the garden, and I doubt that it is bigger than 4 feet wide. I couldn’t handle much garden when I made it. I do have Jonquils growing in the garden. I love this first of Spring flower.

What else did I do outside? It was such a bright, sunny, day. I really had a quiet time outside. I saw all the leaves, and Isaac worked on those to get rid of them. Now it was cleaner on the patio. I went in, and out of the house several times. I read at the table where the umbrella shields me from the sun. I didn’t stay long, because my dog went to the door, and wanted inside. I gave in, and took all the things I put on the table. It took two trips. Part of the time I did find some things to put in the big trash can. I don’t like a mess, and I usually pick up messes.

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I Have New Tennis Shoes.

We bought new tennis shoes for me. I wore them yesterday, and my left foot started aching. The shoe was too, tight. I went outside in those shoes. If I bare down in them, it hurts. Only the left food hurts. We paid good money for these shoes. I have them on without socks. Wow.