Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring in McAdam

 WOW! What a change a year makes.. I am pretty sure this is not the weather we were seeing on the first day of Spring last year in Georgia!  
Lots of snow and as I sit here typing this it is still coming down.  Schools are closed all over and my children are having a late start because I have decided to let them sleep in a little bit.

Here is where I am today:

So blessed to be able to enjoy the warmth of a home that God has provided for us. Enjoying a cup of coffee and some precious quiet time. I may not enjoy the snow in any way but I am thankful for the protection God has given us and that He sometimes alters our plans to draw us to HIM and to cause us to take some time to just "Be Quiet" and listen for His teaching and leading in our life.
So for this morning I am going to do just that. Sit here by the fire and take some time to just "Be Quiet".

Join me?????

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I miss you Nanny B!

I have been spending a lot of time today thinking about my Grandmother.  She has been such an influence on my life and even though in less than two weeks it will be 8 years since she passed away (March 25, 2005),I will never forget the time she spent with me and the lessons I learned from her. 
  She was precious and patient and she gave so much to others. When my mom was young and my grandfather had to go fight in the war leaving my grandmother with two small children, she did all she could to support her family. She ran a store out of the front of her home and after she passed away we heard stories from people who came into the store as children and she would just give them food for their lunches... never expecting money in return. She was wonderful with children and would have done anything for any child. She ALWAYS played with us when we were kids. ALWAYS.. After we ate .. And it was ALWAYS DELICIOUS and homemade.. no mixes for her!... she would gather the kids and we would play games.. It was such a precious time. When she would visit us she would always go out on walks with us. I really enjoyed the time she took with me and how she patiently would listen to my "drama".. I am sure the things I was worried about were really ridiculous and inconsiquential but she was so patient with me and gave me such wonderful advice. 
I miss her so much now. There are so many things I wish I could ask her and so much wisdom I wish I could seek from her.. I am glad for the days I had with her before Altzheimer's stole her away from me. I know someday in Heaven I will see her and be able to ask my questions and just spend time with her but I wish I had valued the time more when she was here with me.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

As we continue to adjust to our brand new life in small town Canada, I know it is taking its toll on all of us but there are advantages. It has snowed a LOT here since we have moved and for some reason snow makes me want to bake.. Isn't that weird? Anyway, here are some photos of yummy things I have been able to have time to make on some of those days:

Yummy Carrot raisin muffins

Whole wheat chocolate chip cookies.. These were especially delicious . I may never go back to making regular ones again.

Whole wheat rolls. I have been making these a LOT to take to people as well. I like them because they have molasses and honey instead of sugar. YUMMY!!     
 I have also recently made cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookie bars, and two kinds of squares but I don't have pictures of those. I keep telling Dan snow is not a terrible thing.. especially when I get in the mood to bake yummy stuff :-D

Anyway, that is one of the things that I have enjoyed being here. There is lots more but I think one thing to share today is good. God is good to us all the time. I am so thankful for where HE has led us. I want to continue to follow HIM. .

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Home, New Country, New Job, New Life

It has again been ages since I have posted on here. I am really going to try to get going on this again. I think it helps me to take this time, if for no other reason, to focus on what God has done and where He has brought us.
In January God took us from the home we loved and were comfortable in in Georgia to a brand new place in McAdam, New Brunswick, Canada. Sometimes God really needs to pick us up literally and take us out of our comfort zone. That is what he did for us. We were in Georgia for a long time and we knew that God was prompting us to move on but we wanted our own way. We were comfortable. We found out in July that we would have to find something else. We knew about this church but we never expected it would wind up being exactly what God had planned for us. I am so glad that God doesn't give up on us. He keeps calling and directing and leading and guiding us until we finally follow. That is not to say there are not twists and wrong turns along the way but ultimately if we seek HIM he will guide us to His perfect will.
Here is a little of HIS perfect will we have found so far..
The door of our new home.. God provided a Parsonage for us to live in. Complete with 3 bedrooms :_D

   Lots of snow and cold weather for our Southern kids to enjoy winter activities (And mom too sometimes)

Happy kids.. They are adapting to the changes sooo very well

 One of the most important things is that we are all together. This sign is hard to read here but it hangs on our bedroom door and it says 

"FAMILY: All because two people fell in love"

So thankful for God's grace and leading.