Mar 20, 2017

a new season...

 March 2016

March 2016 

March 2016

Ah...first day of Spring!  What joy to look forward to a new season...new days and new tomorrows.

Here in the mountains, snow is still lingering and my garden is still buried under snow and ice.  The photos I have shared above, are from this time last year, when the garden was bursting with new growth.  

But I know that it will come and how sweet it will be when it does!.

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I have been busy, and trying not to do too much, but being the first day of Spring, I am filled with a new purpose.  A new determination to clean the cottage from top to bottom.  Oh, not in the first day...but throughout this month, starting today, and hopefully, also, during the month of April. 

It feels new for some reason, to move furniture about.  Create open spaces where there was clutter, and rededicate myself to loving this humble cottage once again. 

My goal is to make this home as efficiently simple as possible, to best facilitate my life here.  I don't know how long we will be living in this lovely place, but at this time, Our Lord has us here, and that is why I am been led to simplify...simplify...simplify! 

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This new season is also a wonderful time to rededicate myself to My Lord.  
I must share that been diagnosed with this disease has caused me to truly question myself.  Asking the hard questions.  Trying not to live in the what if's. Trying not too look to far into the future. 
Anger, resentment, sadness have all visited and some have lingered more than I would have liked.  
But now, at this time, I feel the love of my Savior more and more, as this disease progresses at the pace He is allowing.  

Yes, I do acknowledge that it is His Will that I will live with this disease for the rest of my life.  I don't know the purpose behind it, but I feel that acknowledging it, is bringing me peace in the midst of it.

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Reading the Scriptures always fills my soul.  I am reading them chronologically.  At the beginning of the year, I purchased a chronological Bible and so far, I am thoroughly enjoying reading the events in the Old Testament at the time they happened.  As close as history was recorded.

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I have also purchased a wonderful book for my Kindle and this one I am reading slowly.  It is one that I recommend to everyone. 


I don't usually do the Lent fast, but this book has grabbed me and I am discovering so much in just the first few pages.  It is not expensive only $0.99 for the Kindle.  

I have purchased more e-books, and I'll share them as I read them :-) 

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Well, that is all for now...

Blessings to all of you dear friends, 
mari