Thoughts To Ponder

"Joy is a net of Love by which you can catch souls"
-Mother Teresa

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good news.  Last week I lost a total of 7.6 pounds.  Maybe by the time we go to Houston I will have lost 12.  Cake classes are going well.  This week we will be working on roses and vines.  Wish me luck. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cake Decorating Classes

This weekend I will be starting cake decorating classes.  I am really looking forward to this.  I have made several cakes,  but I would like to get better,  learn techniques and things like that.  So to all my friends,  get ready for cake.  I will be making a cake every week.  There is no way we are going to be eating all of them. 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Strong Woman vs. A Woman O Strength

A Strong Woman vs. A Woman Of Strength
A strong woman works out every day,
Pride in her appearance she portrays,
But a woman of strength kneels to pray,
Keeping her soul in shape, God leading the way.
A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything,
Looking forward to challenges each day will bring,
Women of strength show courage in the midst of fear,
Knowing triumph through faith because the Lord is near.
Strong women won’t let anyone get the best of them,
So skilled in defense even if they have to pretend,
Yet a woman of strength gives her best to everyone,
Being anointed with divine blood from the only begotten Son.
A strong woman relies on the physical attributes making her tough,
In her search for power and money she will never have enough,
A woman of strength understands that it’s not about material stuff,
Knowing that before becoming a diamond first she’ll be in the rough.
A strong woman sometimes disguises her feelings shadowed by clouds,
Unhinged when challenged on her policy becoming boisterous and loud,
A woman of strength concerns herself not with judgment from others,
And will not let business interfere with commitments as a wife and mother.
A strong woman is easily impatient back and forth she will begin to pace,
Counting on her holier than thou attitude instead of depending on faith,
A woman of strength is assured trust in God will always carry her through,
And at the Creator’s appointed time she’ll receive all that is justly due.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same for tomorrow,
Refusing to take time looking back with reverence and Godly sorrow,
The woman of strength realizes life’s mistakes no matter how slim,
While thanking God for the blessings as she capitalizes on them.
A strong woman walks head first with no doubt in her mind,
Again, no matter what, she’ll not make this mistake a second time,
But a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls,
So when a situation arises again, she’s not afraid to answer the call.
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face,
Always doing whatever it takes to finish, seeking only first place,
The woman of strength competes with an emotional sense of grace,
Understanding it’s more important to run a Holy  spirit filled race.
A strong woman has faith that for the journey she’ll have enough,
No matter how uneven the terrain or roads being rocky and rough,
A woman of strength knows it’s in the journey she will become strong,
And the love of God is forever with her, no matter how difficult or long.
A strong woman when uninformed thinks that she is being mistreated,
In the end her physical attributes fail causing doubt to become seeded,
A woman of strength will compromise as a little give and take is needed,
Why? Because a lesson not learned the first time is soon to be repeated.
© 2006 by Luke Easter & Dee Cheeks
What do your goal priorities look like today? Do they reflect a desire to be a  strong woman, or a woman of strength?


I can't believe it.  I am finally going to start scrapbooking again.  This is one of those projects that always gets put off.  I love to sit around with friends and scrap,  but at home there is always something to take my attention.  Tomorrow,  I am going to start on our wedding pictures.  I have never completed an album for myself.  I made my grandmother one for Christmas of the whole family, and my dad one for his 5oth birthday.  I'm thankful for a husband who doesn't mind me taking time to myself every now and then.  He is pretty wonderful if I do say so myself.  What would I do without him.