Day 25   It's hard to believe.  25 days in a row.  Writing.  Blogging.  Doing my best to inspire myself and you to live an extraordinary life. These 25 days have required a lot of discipline on my part.  With just 6 more days to go...I am truly glad that I made the commitment and have stuck to the challenge.     If you've been following along for a while, you might remember that I had two laptops that crashed. Despite that, I went ahead with 31 Extraordinary Days.  I've been writing and editing photos on my husband's laptop in the evenings and his day off.  It has been … [Read more...]

It's Joy Day!   Time to hit the 'reset' button for our week.   Time for refreshment.     Today, I was reminded that God does make everything beautiful in its time. I filled my window box today with little Impatiens from a flat of four packs from the garden center.   They look small and overwhelmed by their large container.  Yet...soon they will grow and they will overwhelm their container. A phone call reminded me of a friend who has been struggling to find purpose.  Today she is beginning the first steps in a dance with her calling and passion.  Soon, God will do a good … [Read more...]

  "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."  James 1:2-4,  from the  NIV Bible   Have you ever thought that your response to an unpleasant circumstance should be one of joy?   This past week a "digging machine" along with a crew of men from a plumbing contracting firm in my little town arrived at our house.  An extension was made recently to the town sewer line and we are now … [Read more...]