Monthly Archives: August 2011

As you may know, Steve Jobs resigned as Apple CEO.  Thought you might enjoy his 2005 Stanford University Commencement speech.  His is an amazing story. So much of what he says here is thought provoking.  And, although he doesn’t necessarily acknowledge God as sovereign over his life [how sad] , we know Who has connected…

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  • I was so sad to read about this in the paper — I know that his stepping down must mean that things are getting pretty rough for him. My husband works at Apple and I know they are really suffering with the shock.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      I know….I’ve been asking the Lord to reveal Himself to him, if he doesn’t know Him. Do you know where he is spiritually? My father passed away with pancreatic cancer two years ago. It’s a tough one!ReplyCancel

  After seeing the Green Lemonade recipe I shared in my last post, my friend, Jackie, asked me to share more juice ideas with her.  I thought others might like that too, so I thought I would tell you what I had for breakfast this morning.  Yummy and rejuvenating! Drink this at least a half…

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  • My friend just started juicing and she LOVES it! Lately, I’ve been thinking about the media — the headlines in the paper are starting to scare me, which means that I might be reading the paper more than I am reading my Bible. Whenever I read about something going awry, I want to take it to God in prayer and let His promises wash over me.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Jen!
      When I juice I notice I seem to have more energy, and it’s a great way to get fruits and vegetables into my diet.
      I like your observation about the connection between your fear and the media, and I, too, am grateful for His promises.
      I am learning that we have nothing to fear when we “fear” Him!ReplyCancel

  • This is my first time here – what a beautiful place you have! I don’t know exactly how you did it, but you made vegetables look scrumptious. I may have to let my children take a peek at your blog. 🙂 I look forward to coming back …ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Nice to see you here, Amanda—
      Making vegetables look scrumptious…it’s all about the light! LOL
      Hope to see more of you….
      If you have a juicer, try the green lemonade in my last post…..I’m pretty sure your kids will love it 😉ReplyCancel

  • How right you are, Debi — it’s SO easy to expend more effort on my physical condition than on the state of my spirit. Thanks for the perspective!ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Janice,
      Glad you found your way here; hope to get to know you better. BTW I love the by line of your blog….”everybody has a story” …so true!ReplyCancel

  • What beautiful pictures! I have to be honest–juicing always sounded a little gross to me, but you sure do make it look good!

    I love the analogy; I have often thought the same idea. I spend so much time doing everything else in my life, and even though I am much more consistent now in prayer and reading the Bible, the amount of time I spend pales in comparison to the time I spend in other areas.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hello Jennifer!
      I know what you mean about some of the ingredients that go into juicing, but the taste is usually not that bad and the benefits are phenomenal—I always feel better and look better when i juice 😉
      The thing about spending time cultivating our spiritual life is that we can do it all day long through meditation, even while we are preforming other duties and tasks.ReplyCancel

  • dear debi… what a beautiful place you have here… thank you so much for commenting on my post so i could find you. your words meant the world to me. bless you sister.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Isn’t our Lord wonderful to come beside us and encourage us at just the time we sorely need it? He has great plans…he didn’t give you that testimony to hide. It will be told in His perfect time!ReplyCancel

It’s been a really quiet around here after the whirl of last week, when we had to leave our home for 2 nights while it was being tented for termites.  I packed 10 large boxes of items that I didn’t want to be subjected to the poisonous gases used to kill the termites and left…

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  • Angie Craig

    I can relate……I have had that screaming feeling the past 3 years – ever since my grandaughter moved back top Centralia to finish out college as there was a lot of home sickness back there and she couldn’t deal with it. It has SLOWLY gotten better but I definitely know the feeling!ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Ah Angie….
      surrender is key….my flesh doesn’t even know how to genuinely start to….and the agony of not knowing how to is awful.
      dying to self is truly a slow and painful process, but it is worth the JOY that is to come!
      I’m always reminded of the caterpillar emerging from the cocoon and the necessity of the fluid being squeezed out of his wings through his struggle…no one can help him without killing him….it’s a process that he must undergo in order to live to fly.
      Thanks for stopping in and sharing your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Gayla

    When I read your journal I feel like we are at the table together sharing our hearts!! I so relate to you Debi! So wonderful to have the Savior in my life to be my only consistency!!! He constantly reminds me how immeasurable his love is!!! Trying to get a grip on that!! I am so glad that “He will perfect that which concerns me!”ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Gayla…
      “so glad He will perfect that which concerns me” YES
      struggle is good, I know….it’s just so painful and I’m far too impatient!
      love you girl…ReplyCancel

  • Tom

    Hello, its been awhile. Sorry to hear that the termites arrived-uninvited as always. A quick update –my sister is beginning chemo that will last till Nov. Right now she is clear , praise God. I burn up the ‘pray-air’ waves keeping God’s line busy for a cure. We are celebrating MY Father’s birthday this Sat. w/ a surprise get together at church that my brother and sister’s families will be able to attend along w/ some of their church and social friends. If you go on my facebook page and look at my profile pics , you will see our family dress-up day at the beach. We got plenty of looks from the neighbors but the laughter was great medicine .
    We pray for and think of all of you when we remember our friends. Please don’t ever stop writing your posts, your gift of expressing your life in light of God’s touch is such a calming and soothing influence and reminder to me to be still and listen.
    ——with love as children in Christ, Tom and JoanReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Tom….
      I’ve been thinking about your sister. So glad to hear that she is clear as of now. As I remember her, I will pray for her as she undergoes chemo. I will have to check out the photos….somehow missed them when you posted them, I guess. Have a wonderful day celebrating your father 🙂 Say “hi” to Joan.ReplyCancel

      • Debi

        oh my goodness….took a look at your pics…I especially like the shoes and cigar accessories 🙂
        you are too much! Isn’t it wonderful to have a good belly laugh?ReplyCancel

  • I thought I had lost you forever after you worked on my lovely blog design. I kept going to your old blog. Your new place is lovely. I’m so glad I found you! And I still LOVE my blog design. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Elizabeth!
      I lurk at your spot once in a while…honestly, I have kind of been out of the cloud for awhile, and am slowly working my way back in!
      I’m glad you are still loving your design. If you ever want to switch it up……I’m here 🙂ReplyCancel

  • […] seeing the Green Lemonade recipe I shared in my last post, my friend, Jackie, asked me to share more juice ideas with her.  I thought others might like that […]ReplyCancel

Most people tend to be “hard of listening” rather than “hard of hearing.”  [1. Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration so that your brain processes meaning from words and sentences….

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  • This is beautiful. I never really thought about the names of biblical people being of such importance. Thank you for this beautiful application of scripture.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Jen…
      I’m so glad you’ve now been introduced to the thought that Biblical names of people and places can sometimes be used by the Holy Spirit to speak to us. Isn’t God awesome?ReplyCancel

  • Good listening.

    Fondly,
    GlendaReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Glenda!
      I love seeing new faces here! I hope to see you often…now am off to visit you 🙂ReplyCancel

  • “Hard of listening” – interesting thought, and very true. How often do I take the time to read the Word, but do not take the time to listen to what it is saying.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Taking the time to listen makes all the difference, huh?ReplyCancel

  • Mimi

    How true and thought provoking. I, for one, can identify with being “hard of listening”. Thank you for the reminder. As you said, Debi, it makes all the difference.ReplyCancel

    • Debi

      Hi Mom 🙂
      I really liked thinking about the difference between hearing and listening too!
      love you….ReplyCancel

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