23 May 2014

Easy. Change.


Some change is good, some is bad. Sometimes it is just what we need, and sometimes it is beyond our reach. Sometimes change happens without our consent, and sometimes we are the instigators. 

If a particular change is good, just what we need, within our reach, and we are the instigators of it, it should be easy, right? If a particular change provides for our needs better, puts us in the center of God's will, grows us, stretches us, brings us blessing beyond measure, peace that surpasses human understanding, and joy, then shouldn't it be easy?

I wish it were so.

Easy. Change. 


Pray for our family. God is doing amazing things here at the McEvoys, with the McEvoys, for the McEvoys. He is good, and we see His hand carving the beautiful moments of our life's journey with pristine detail. He knows us, and He loves us, and He has stirred our hearts with excitement.

He is God. And any change He wants for me is a change I want.

But easy?

Nope. Change isn't easy.

07 May 2014

The Simple Woman's Daybook May 2014

Outside my window... warmth. Heat. Sun!!!

Praising God... for connection.

In prayer for...discernment that we might know beyond a shadow of a doubt God's perfect plan for us.

I am thinking... about the circle of friends in my life, near and far. Blessings.

I am thankful... for impromptu park days in the sun (did I mention the sun was shining?).

In the kitchen... ham, eggs, and toast. Simplicity.

I am wearing... plum purple pajamas.

I am creating...pages filled with words in my own hand. Journals.

I am going... to find a day on my calendar that actually allows me to stay home.

I am wondering... what great things God has in store for us.

I am reading... The Story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (with Ava), The Hobbit (with Lukas), The Circle Maker (with Eric), the New Testament.

I am hoping... for sooner than later, but not too soon. God's timing, not mine.

I am looking forward to...learning and discovering new things in me. God is growing me!

I am learning... to leave space in my life. To plan for the unplanned moments and revel in them.

Around the house... Oy. Oy. Oy.

I am pondering... Prayer. Baptism. Raising pre-teens.
One of my favorite things... those gigantic, moss-covered boulders left on our Appalachian hillsides supposedly by glaciers. They're beautiful. And fun. And make for great games of tag and hide-and-go-seek.

A few plans: grocery getting and a 4H meeting.

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11 April 2014

Double Blog Hop: 10 on 10 and Four Seasons

I always enjoy doing a 10 on 10 post each month. Some of you know I miss a month here and there, but I was able to get some fun photos this month! I've been trying to keep up with a Four Seasons: 30 Days photo each day as well, so this post will count for both blog hops. I hope you enjoy this post!

 This helicopter flies over our house all the time! This was taken in Columbus on Ohio State's campus.

 Urban photos are a nice change. We don't miss living in the city, but it is fun to visit!

 Ava making photo taking interesting, as usual.

 That's better. 

 First time to wear flips this season!!!

Love these little tufts of green getting greener and greener each day.

Check out other 10 on 10 Photo posts HERE,
and check out other Four Seasons posts HERE.

Four Seasons: 30 Days SPRING Day 19

We've had some technology hiccups this week, so I haven't been able to post any photos for a few days. Here is the photo I took on Day 19 of the lovely flowers my husband gave me. The beautiful vase was a wedding gift from a dear friend.

05 April 2014

Four Seasons: 30 Days SPRING Days 13-16

Oh, life is busy, isn't it? I admit, I have missed a couple days of photo taking, and I certainly fell behind on actual posts. Here are four photos for you from the last several days. Enjoy!

Violet got to sit on the window sill the other day when it was warm enough. Yes, she needs a new home. I have a violet pot waiting for her. 

Shopping for baby showers is the best fun, isn't it?

Scrabble fun. 

Aren't my baskets fun this month?