April 18, 2012

A Day In April (And Don't Forget the Giveaway!)

It is . . . April 17, 2012

Outside my window . . . it is clear and nice.

I am hearing . . . my husband breathing heavy as he falls asleep in his chair at the computer AND Taps playing at the Air Force base.  Yes, it's 10:00 p.m.

I am wearing . . . khaki shorts, white t-shirt w/pink lettering and bare feet.

I am creating . . . a new photo blog!  You can check it out here.  Sign up as a follower of my photo blog between now and April 29th and you will be entered in a giveaway to win a $25.00 gift card to Best Buy or Barnes and Noble.

I am looking forward to . . . Sunday school retreat this weekend.  Time to get away and renew, and I'm hoping to sneak in a few photos as well.

I am thankful . . . for the Lordship of Jesus Christ. 

I am praying . . .  for my friend Meagan and her mother.  Her mother has stage 4 cancer and it is just a very difficult time.
I am needing . . .  to color my hair.  What can I say?

I am remembering . . . the days when I didn't need to color my hair although I started getting gray pretty young.  I was about 29 when I first started highlighting it to blend in the gray and then highlighting just wasn't enough!

I am noticing that . . . I am overcoming in an area of difficulty.

I am reading . . . the complete works of Andrew Murray, my favorite Christian Author.

Words to think about . . . “Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told you that the night would never end in day?.... Who told you that the winter of your discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow and ice and hail to deeper snow and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Don’t you know that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Be full of hope! Hope forever! For God does not fail you. Do you know that God loves you in the midst of all this?.... You will yet, midst the splendors of eternity, forget the trials of time, or only remember them to bless the God who led you through them and works your lasting good by them. Come, sing in the midst of tribulation. Rejoice even while passing through the furnace. Cause the desert to ring with your exulting joys, for these light afflictions will soon be over, and then forever with the Lord, your bliss shall never wane.” - Charles Spurgeon 

I read that quote on Polka Dot's blog.  So wonderful.

A moment from my week . . . I went to my first care giver's support group meeting.  It will be a good thing.

Something you may not know about me . . .  Sometimes I like to think (or pretend) I have it all together, but I don't.  I'm a wretch in need of God's saving grace.  I don't always say or do the right thing.  I can't count the number of times I wish I could retract poor words or a bad attitude.  One thing I AM good at it is continually going to the foot of the cross.  I am constantly laying my ugly, in need of forgiveness, self there.  And he is faithful to forgive.  But more than being faithful to forgive he doesn't just let me leave unchanged.  He continually disciplines, teaches, molds and shapes.  Sometimes the growth seems imperceptible, but it's there, and when I look back and see how he has worked, it truly amazes me.

One of my favorite things . . . being overwhelmed by the goodness and greatness of God.

For my picture journal . . . a photo of Dad reading his Governor's Commendation certificate that he received a few weeks ago.  (Mom looking on).  You can read more about it here.

Don't forget about the giveaway.  Details at the top of this page.


  1. Oh, I've missed you so much Stephani and glad to see you are back. Hubby and I are vacationing in Charleston and Atlanta right now and enjoying some R & R. The picture of your parents is so precious! Blessings to you my friend! I'm off to check out your photography blog.

  2. Lovely post Stephani, and so glad to see you back. Precious image of your Dad.

  3. I can't wait until the weather gets nice enough to wear shorts. What a precious photo of your parents.

  4. hi! glad to see you back! will check out the new blog!!!


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