Today I'll Read

 Early this morning, my husband and I "toured" our yard,
coffee mugs and cell-phone camera in hand.
These two photos of simple blossoms
(the first rose to bloom on a nondescript bush
and one of many columbines that are flowering)
didn't "fit" in the post I did featuring iris on my garden blog today.
It's been a busy week. 
There are a few things that haven't "fit" into my schedule.
Reading is one of them.
I am looking forward to a few uninterrupted hours
this afternoon after our Ladies' Home Connection
 to read a book SOMEone (was it you?) recommended:
D.E. Stevenson's Vittoria Cottage.
I've read just enough pages to know I can't wait to read the whole thing!
Making and TAKING time for the activities and people that are really important to us
requires focus and discipline...saying "no" to other things that compete with them
and distract us from our priorities.  Don't you agree?


  1. Morning Rebecca,
    I wholeheartedly agree! We do have to work at being balanced........cause the enemy just loves to fill up our lives even with seemingly good things, the bottom line it the best choice, the thing the Lord really want us to focus on at the time.
    Your flowers are so pretty, love the lady slipper.............

    Have a great day hon,
    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  2. Agree with all my heart. My hubby and I are going out on a "date" tonight.

    1. Jackie, I hope you have a uniquely special time as you appreciate each other's company tonight.

  3. I need balance in my life...time to myself and time for family and friends...both seem to take focus and discipline. If not I find myself on the sofa with a blanket over my head :(

  4. I absolutely agree! Be blessed and enjoy this special time.

  5. I have a list of things to do today.....I hope I do the most important first. Things are blurry sometimes. My computer ate up my comment on your iris pictures! Love the colors.......I need to add some to my white ones.

  6. I ended up being in our store my day is looking different than I had anticipated. But it is all good....

    I love flowers and gardening....Thanks for sharing your garden photos.


  7. Oh, I love D. E. Stevenson. I started reading her books when I was just a teenager. I think I read all our library had. I need to reread some of them. I loved the Mrs. Tim series.

    Your flowers are beautiful.

    1. Pamela, To the best of my knowledge, this is the first of hers that I've read. I'm sure I'll be looking up the others and will kep an eye out for the Mrs. Tim series!

  8. God is glorious and wonderful to give us such lavish beauty in nature. And in literature! Put coffee alongside it, and it's the whole package with Him. :) Makes me dream a little, Rebecca.


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)