Excerpts from my Ruby Red Journal
Rainfall in the desert is dramatic and refreshing. Today marks day four of a consistent pattern and it’s so unusual for our climate. I love how the soaking rain washes off the dust from plants and trees and intensifies their colors. The temperatures dropped, the clouds are dark and I just want to curl up with some hot tea and a good book and sit by the window. I just saw a graceful hummingbird balance himself on a small delicate branch of my Mulberry tree in front of my kitchen window. My husband is driven. Even indoors, he will find things to accomplish. Our different temperaments fascinate me.
I am hoping… that our president and congressional leaders will make wise choices regarding the threat of Syria.
I remember…that 12 years ago today terrorists attacked our nation.
I am thankful… for my family and the support we all give to one another. We met in Phoenix last weekend and although the reasons we gathered were less than desirable, we had a good time being together. We have learned how to accentuate the good and make the most of every circumstance. I am grateful for the times we have as a family to pray together and draw strength from our personal Savior; it keeps us united and strong. It was fun to shop with one of my daughters at Nordstrom’s and I loved the long conversations our family enjoyed over good meals out that we didn’t have to cook.
I was pleasantly surprised… and happy to be able to spend an afternoon with Susanna. Somebody had to babysit….it might as well be me, and Papa and Auntie too!
I feel stressful… when I think of child-custody laws and pray that mediators, lawyers and judges will do only what is stable and secure for a child.
I am reading… Whispers of Moonlight by Lori Wick.
My favorite quote is… "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." -Stephen Covey
I close with this promise in God’s Word:
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22