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Standing in Awe

Thursday, September 19, 2013

As I reflect over the last year I can only stand in awe at the sustaining hand of God in the life of my husband and I. Do to an explosion at the paper mill where my husband worked he found himself out of a job at age 58. Shortly after that we were in a car accident with our car flipping end over end. Today I am thankful for...

God's provision as schooling necessary to obtain a new occupation was provided for.
God's protection as neither myself or my husband were seriously injured in the accident.
God's goodness and mercy demonstrated toward us as we adjusted to schooling (not easy at age 58)
God's kindness as my husband was hired right out of school at age 59!

I have much to be thankful for and I stand in Awe of my sovereign King and Lord.

I promised my friend Callie Graduation party photos so here goes.

Here is the graduate emoticon - Isn't he adorable (well he is to me for sure!)

He is a story teller and that is exactly what he is doing here at the grad party -- social butterfly

I will not bore you with people pictures of whom you are not at all acquainted, but as with any good party there was LOTS of food. I did not think to take pictures right away but here are a few....

Sloppy Joes that I made (almost gone)

And .... PIZZA - Yikes!

Chips, Chips and more Chips... notice the more healthy choice by the chips ... yum tomatoes

Then there are the pies ...... My mom loves to make pies and she brought 4 of them -- one of them being lemon meringue which is my favorite emoticon

And of coarse what is a Grad party without a cake?
My daughter made the cake and she did a great job!!

Well I hope you enjoyed the Graduation Celebration!

Rejoice with us because of God's goodness and love! for those of you who prayed for us, THANK YOU!!!!

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AVANELL 9/21/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon You are truly blessed!

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FRAN0426 9/19/2013 4:47PM

    How fortunate neither of you were seriosly hurt in the accident. Sorry your husband lost his job; but teriffic that he got scooling and got a job right after finishing school. Looks like a lot a wonderful food at the grad. party. My mouth is watering from the pies, and your daughter did a marvelous job on the cake.

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CIROHIO 9/19/2013 2:12AM

    Holy cow!!!! You have had quite a journey this past year. Yes I 'd say you are truly Blessed. So glad that things are turning around. emoticon to hubby, I give him a lot of credit. Take Care Diane. emoticon Cathe

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Mundane Success?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Today was a normal non-spectacular plain old run-of-the mill kind of day. The kind that make up most of our lives. I wanted to write a blog, but what should I write about? I will write about the small successes of this normal non-spectacular day.

I got out of bed when the alarm went off - success
I had a healthy breakfast - success
I made it to work on time -success
I avoided the candy box at work -success
I had a healthy lunch that I brought from home rather than fast food - success
I attended a Bible study and prayed with other believers - success
I exercised 30 minutes - success

I am celebrating the successes of this "normal" non-spectacular day. After all it is days just like today that come together to make up the whole picture of our life. The small successes of today bring about big results in the future.

May you celebrate your small successes today! Carry on my friends.

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Food, Food, Glorious Food

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Today was a bit of a trying day as I had a 50th birthday party to go to. Food, food, glorious food. I was able to use SOME restraint, but went over on my calorie goals for today.
Tomorrow will be another birthday party for my mother-in-law who just turned 91. I will however be bringing food to that party as it is a pot luck and it will be a healthier option than the choices I had today.

Anyway I am off to pick up a few groceries and finish up with a few last minute details for the Sunday morning music.


I hope you all have a blessed and worshipful Sunday!


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Loving Life

Friday, September 06, 2013

It is a gorgeous day here in MN. The kind of day that makes you glad to be alive and able to enjoy what God has provided.

I have had a pretty good week with my eating. I stayed within my calorie range, however some of my food choices could be better, but all-in-all I am doing well with finally getting back into the groove. I even did a 10 min cardio workout today from SP videos. Now I just need to be consistent and continue to improve. I will begin weekly weigh in again next week.

One step at a time.

I have taken time to post some new photos on my page. Stop by and take a look!

May you be abundantly blessed today my SP friends!



A Never Ending Well

Friday, August 30, 2013

Today I find myself singing a song over and over. It goes along with my favorite quote by John Piper, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."

The song was written by my daughter and the Lyrics are as follows:

A Never Ending Well
Nicole Mykkanen
April 2013

Giver of life I am satisfied
Giver of hope I am satisfied
Giver of peace I am satisfied
In You

You lead me by still waters I am refreshed
You lead me to green pastures I am renewed
You are the fountain to my soul
A never ending well
A never ending well of grace

Giver of joy I am satisfied
Giver of strength I am satisfied
Giver of love I am satisfied
In You

I tried to post a link to the song but it does not work.

You can hear the song by going to:
typing in Nicole Mykkanen into search box
Click on her name in the search results
Look for the song: Never Ending Well

You can listen and download for free. She also has some folk/country type music on this site that you can hear for free. All songs she has written and her and her husband recorded in their basement.

I hope that you are satisfied in God this day!


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