Archives for February 2014

There is Beauty in the World

Hi there!

As I have been down here enjoying sunny Georgia I was thinking back on what I left at home. It has been a brutal winter for Michigan, but it has also been a very beautiful one. Although we may be tired of all the snow we’ve gotten, I wouldn’t trade it for anything to live in a state that didn’t experience. The extreme could go away, but the snow…I sure enjoy looking at it. Here is a little something I put together. Hope you enjoy!

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Peace,

Julie!!

P.S. The have declared a state of emergency in Georgia due to some snow and ice…Things have already been closed for Wednesday!!

 

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World!

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

I struggle with my thoughts sometimes.  I tend to worry or have a hard time thinking positively about certain things or situations.  I once read a book that suggested you can battle these  types of thoughts by replacing them with scripture.  I have tried doing this  and it really makes a difference in my day to day life!  Suddenly, the worry and negativity  disappear and are replaced with the peace and comfort of God’s word.

I came across this picture when I was searching for some inspirational sayings for motivation.  I won’t be doing any one-handed handstands any time soon (or ever), but I loved the message and am inspired to continue to work on changing my thoughts!

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Jules recently told me, change your thoughts and your actions will follow or change your actions and your thoughts will follow-you just need to change one of of them!  What a wise sister I have!

~Blessings,

Jen

 

For the Love of Technology!!

 

facetimeLast week I wrote about the importance of keeping the letter alive. Today I want to flip things around and share what I love so much about modern technology. My twin grandchildren were born in Atlanta, Georgia about 2 weeks ago. Still in the nic unit but doing well. During her labor, and birth and afterwards, my son-in-law kept us updated with texts. Pictures have followed and he has been so good about sending daily pictures. There is a very wonderful thing called Face Time if you are an apple owner. This has allowed me to talk face to face with my daughter and to see the babies “in person.” As I looked back over the dialog of texts during this time I found it so precious. I have saved them all to print out to have as a record of this exciting event.

Moving on to Facebook….I really believe Facebook should just be for adults, not children. Facebook has allowed me to connect with cousins I hadn’t seen for years. Following their families lives through pictures and messages makes them feel closer. We have our own private family page that only our family can access that lets us communicate with each other on things that may be more personal. I love it for this reason.

So, while I still believe letters are a wonderful thing, I’m not so sure I could ever live without this technology. To have had to wait for pictures to come in the mail of my grandchildren…well that would have been a LONG wait!!

TwinsThank you text messaging for this picture!!

So, what do you like/dislike about technology? Please share!!

Peace,

Julie