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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cheryl's Daybook ~

(Because AT&T Wireless was not connecting, I am posting this late ~ if, when ~ for the same reason, I was unable to visit many of the blogs I had hoped to visit. Continuing to try!

Hey, new followers! Welcome and thank you! As soon as my internet straightens up, I’ll return the favor! If you don’t hear from me in a few days, please leave a comment and remind me. ~ Cheryl)

FOR TODAY... from Cheryl's Daybook
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Outside my window... ~ it is a dark, moonless, cloudy night. We have a chance of isolated thunderstorms for the next three days.

I am reminded… ~ a few years ago, we scheduled an auction, money was tight. The day before it rained and rained. All you could see was dark heavy clouds, not the type of weather you would want for an auction. I was beside myself with worry and fretting (not praying, fretting). For just a short few seconds, there was a slight break in the clouds and the sun was shinning….then it was gone! And I was (and am) reminded, the sun is never gone. Somewhere above the clouds that hover, the sun continues to shine. And so it is with the Son, above our problems He remains, always there.

I am thankful for... ~ I am thankful for so many things, but frankly, here lately I have been most thankful for bedtime.

I am wearing...
~ black stretch pants, scrub top. I’m waiting on my turn in the shower. Cleaning the freezer is a messy job!

I am remembering... ~ my cousin, Mark. Today is his birthday. Mark is ten years younger than me. He and his wife, Teresa, have recently adopted two very small children. I am so proud of them! But, ten years down the road, I do not envy them. Where did my energy go?

I am going... ~ start a couple of new projects. (Wait and see! *wink*)

I am currently reading... ~ I have read very little this week. I should be studying in the Book of Numbers, but Numbers and Leviticus are always difficult for me, so I procrastinate, which leaves me feeling somewhat guilty. I did read Karen Kingsbury’s Take Three, which is an off shoot of the Baxter series. Now I have to wait for Take Four to be released.

I am hoping...
~ for a few days of nothingness. A few days of no bad news, no sad hearts, no skinned knees, no one complaining about what’s for dinner or whose turn it is to feed the animals. You know…just dreaming the impossible.

On my mind... ~ People without God (how do they cope?), children who are ill ~

Noticing that... ~Memorial Day had a very defining affect on me, but I can’t explain it. Please, don’t misunderstand, as it was a good weekend, a wonderful holiday, spent with family and friends. There has been lots of craziness, which seems to be my norm, lots of material for future posts, but something is different.

Pondering these words... “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 ~ Particularly, the last half of the verse.

From the kitchen... ~ I promised to make banana ice cream for company tomorrow evening. Update: We are having fresh green beans with new potatoes, spaghetti, yellow squash, and salad for supper.

Around the house...
~ it looks like a disaster area!

I am praying for…
~ our country and for wisdom.

I am creating…
~ chaos, unfortunately. When did I lose control? Okay, I am trying to regain control. My freezer is clean, awaiting this year’s bounty. The a/c filter is clean and the mountain of laundry resembles the Smokey Mountains instead of the majestic Rockies. Little, by little.

One of my favorite things… ~ early mornings in the garden with my Honey Hunk. (He makes the best coffee! Really!)

Picture thought for today… ~ I was going to share some photos of us cleaning the family cemetery, but I am so completely taken with the picture of this beautiful little girl, I wanted you to see her. Katie’s (at Dishin and Dishes) daughter, Kayla, is in Hyderabad, India, on a summer mission trip. This beautiful little girl is in an orphanage for children with AIDS/HIV. Please pray for the children in this orphanage and for Kayla, along with the other members of the ministry team.

Isn't she precious? So lovely!

You can see more pictures from the mission trip by visiting Katie.

To find more Daybook enteries, visit The Simple Woman's Daybook.

(I worked at trying to post this until after 3:00 this morning! I'm wondering if AT&T received some tower damage during our wind storm Monday? Anyway, here's hoping I get to finally post this!)



  1. I wish you lived near to me. I think we have much in common.

  2. that photo touches me deep in my heart. you are a special find, as a cyber friend. you bless me everytime i stop by here. blessings.

  3. Your entry Cheryl, makes me realize how selfish I can be....thanks for this heartfelt, so honest, entry. You touched my heart today.

  4. Hey there, lady! Surely good to hear from you! I've been missing you! Congratulations on getting that freezer cleaned out...that's quite a task.

    Fresh corn...sounds so yummy. Hard to believe that you will be having some soon. Ours is just coming up. Guess it must be because we live on the other side of the world from you! ~wink~

    Congratulations also on the weight loss and the new eating habits. I admire you, Cheryl.

    Well...just wanted to drop in and say hello and let you know it is good to have you back.

    Love you,

  5. Dear Cheryl,
    I pray you have some peace in your home and heart.
    I always love visitng here.It gives me pause for reflecttion.
    Thank you for sharing your heart.
    ps. If, and only if you like, Seeing as you mention it.I would be honoured if you followed my blog too.

  6. Thanks for the prayers for Kayla and her team. I too am so touched by the children I see in the photos. My daughter emailed me the other day and asked if we'd considering adopting one...I can't stop thinking about that..

    You sound like you're in a very reflective time, as am I these days...

    I have a lot of big changes coming..and I'm trying to prepared. OH, and I'm with you on the thought of being worn out by small do people have babies at my age?

  7. I am a bit behind with comments. But I am glad I am catching up your daybook entry is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Take care Cheryl, big hug. xxx

  8. your daybook is great. I can't relate to much of it. : )
    Have a great weekend

  9. Beautiful, as always!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    ~~blessed be...

  10. I sure miss you, Cheryl. You brighten my day.

  11. I think getting anything cleaned is impressive, so congratulations on the clean freezer.

    Just the thought of any child with AIDS/HIV is overwhelming, but an entire orphanage? Wow.

    Blessings to you.

  12. missing you....are you okay?? i just came by to check on you. wanted you to know you were in my thoughts, hope all is well. {{{hugs}}}}

  13. Cheryl ~ Your entries are so uplifting and inspiring.


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