Well, I have not gotten very disciplined in blogging regularly. Could be because life has issued some situations that sidetracked me over the past few months which kept me much to busy running and maintaining up til now.

I’ve always loved summertime! July is my favorite month for lots of reasons! No school. Sunny skies and my birthday!

So, it’s July. Cool week of dates : 7-7-11  and  7-11-11  ~~~ And a  monumental date for me 7-17, since I turn 50! How COULD this be? When???!!!I surely do not feel “this” old. I joked that AARP is calling my name. But really, give me those discounts! Bring it on! Especially these days. 
Many friends in my age range have difficulties with the big 5-0. But I say, why go back? Unless you could change things (but really, we’d all just make different mistakes – right?!?), and give me my 20 year old body.. nah, let me be this age. I have gained much over these 50 years, (including some pounds that I hope to shed soon!), wisdom is a grand thing. It really is. Isaiah 46:4 says that even in my old age, He sustains me. He made me, and will carry me and rescue me.    I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that when we are young we want to be carried or rescued. We are strong and invincible. Proverbs 20:29 says “the glory of young men is their strength”.  We want to prove ourselves. Some of that is pride, but some of it is just maturing. Maturing doesn’t mean ya have one foot in the grave, it just means we have wisdom and understanding.(Job 12:12)
So, I welcome this summer. Putting what is behind me – and stretching forward towards the goal. What goal? Well, I have some earthly goals to conquer, but the main goal, is striving to be what God has destined me to be. I am learning to listen to His quiet voice. Intent to heed his direction. Trusting His ways are my ways  – and that is a big lesson learned after all these years. (sometimes it just takes me longer!!).
I just know the best is yet to come. I stand firmly in His promises, and know He has good things in store for my future! I anticipate wonderful things, in Jesus precious name!
It’s just a number. Appreciate it. Life could be worse – and we strive for better, at least I hope we do. Improvement is always needed, stagnancy is a waste.  So, here’s to another celebration day of birth.
Psalm 31:14-15 But I trust in you, O Lord; I say You are my God” My times are in your hands. 

Isaiah 58:11 the Lord will guide me always; he satisfies me needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen my frame.  I will be like a well – watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

(keep checking into www.dbpbd.com – finally got some items up for sale on the website. Working on marketing and publishing now! Good things are ahead! Whoot whooot!!!)

It’s a very interesting place to be when you can look back and see all the things the Lord has done.

Since we daily celebrate Easter and His being ALIVE, I am looking at Him so differently…all that he went thru, the pain He endured, for my life, your life …. for everyone!

Do we really get the fact that in his pain, that he endured, and then he died, BUT, he rose again. Nothing could keep him in the grave!!! That power lives in me. It lives in YOU too!!!! Sickness cannot hold us down , lack of funds cannot hold us down…NOTHING stands in our way. We can freely move forward and accept what is ours in His Name – His blood… Freely move forward not looking at the grave behind but at the life ahead!!

Isaiah 43:18 forget the former things don’t be dwelling on the past… See —he is doing a new thing!
I’m so grateful for His mercy… as i walk out this life, sometimes the road is easy and sometimes it’s hard, but God. He walks with me as He does also with you.
His mercy and love — they last a lifetime. I will trust him… his path is awesome….. Good things are coming … as we only believe in what He has done for us!

Always!! Love you Jesus!

If you check yesterdays’ blog, (I couldn’t figure out how to post other than adding the video, I am slowly entering this blogging life), so I will comment here, now that I think I have the posting down pat!

This song is most definitely one of my favorite worship songs.
If you stop to really think about the Cross and what Jesus went through to pay the price for our salvation… well, it’s just bigger than my brain can wrap around.
Thank God for mercy!
Here is my very minute paraphrase:

You search me Lord,
you know my ways, everything about me,
Even when I fail You Lord, I KNOW you love me….
Therefore, when I come to the cross, I bow my knees
In humble adoration to You and You alone

There is no greater love than Jesus

Lord you go before me

and you shield my ways, so no harm can come against me…
You uphold me with your hand….
I am safe in you…
At the cross I will bow my knees where your blood was shed for me… there’s no greater love than this….