Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Words To Help in A Dry Spell

I can always count on Victoria Gaines to lift me up.  She always has beautiful devotionals, wonderful stories, great quotes and more that inspire me. I have needed inspiration lately, I've been in a dry spell and I've  missed writing on my blog, I just haven't been able to concentrate on any of my writing projects lately. My daughter Sara and her boyfriend were in a car accident recently and Sara suffered a broken ankle. I have been a little busier with trying to help her out.  Since she has been unable to drive and go out to see her friends, there have been more frequent visitors here. A friend's daughter that is attending college here stayed for several days after moving out of her dorm for the summer. During and after the spring break we've had company off and on and I feel as if I've been running a hostel for young travelers. I have enjoyed it, but needless to say, it's been a little crazy around here. We did have our annual spring camping trip, but that's another story.  Now, my family is faced with a major crisis as one of my sister's has just recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and is in the battle for her life.  We are all coming together to help her and her family in every way we can, we are sending out requests for prayer for Carolyn as she faces this extremely difficult time in her life.  We took a very spontaneous trip to my sister Dieonna's place in Orlando this weekend to spend some time together just having fun.  Carolyn wanted to take a couple of days to enjoy herself before beginning treatment this week.  We had a great time playing in the pool, playing the new dice game "Farkel", enjoying good food, a few good glasses of wine and a lot of good conversation. I could see that Carolyn was not looking forward to returning home Sunday, knowing what she had to face.  We are all doing our best to be strong for her.

Meanwhile, I have been getting in my reading, it's my escape from all the craziness.  I did finish two books, and am reading two more and absolutely enjoying both of them.

Books I Read:   Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart                                                   Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now                             by Gordon Livingston, M.D.
                           Layers, by Sandi Patty, Uncovering and                                 Celebrating God's Original Idea of You                                     

Books I am Reading: 

God Never Blinks - 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett
I picked this up and started reading it in the store, had to get it, I am loving it.


   The Journal Keeper, A Memoir by Phyllis Theroux
                                    I wish I could write as beautifully in my own journal.  This is a
                                    wonderful book.  I'm almost finished, will share more about
                                    this one soon.