Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year, lets vote!

Well its time folks, time to pick if you already haven't.

In a perfect world Tom Tancredo would have had a chance but as you know we certainly don't live in a perfect world so after watching the debates, reading and researching I've eliminated;

Giuliani, liberal with an "R" by his name, Romney, flip, flopping moderate Ken Doll and as a citizen of the kingdom of God, I could not vote for someone involved in a deceptive cult, therefore helping to legitimize the deception, Huckabee, spare me another big spending "compassion conservative", McCain, on the wrong side of every right issue so I've chosen.......(drum roll) Fred Thompson as the most Conservative Republican candidate who CAN win

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Out of the mouths of babes, the simple Truth...

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes (trusts in, clings to, relies on) in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2007

Friendships and Tender Mercies

It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Lamentations 3:22

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew 6:34

For to me to live is Christ,...
Philippians 1:21

A post script to my "Dream on Hold" lament.

Ever have a light bulb moment? I know we all have.

I did. I realized what the Lord was trying to show and teach me through this experience of unrealized expectations and dreams

By using an e-mail message send my a friend.

He has showed me that I am a "yesterday and "tomorrow" person.
I rarely live in the "now", today. He showed me through my friend's e-mail message what the results can and has been in my life...

“There are two days in every week about which we should not worry-two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we have said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow’s sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds-but it will rise and until it does we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day-Today. Any man can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities-Yesterday and Tomorrow-that we break down. It is not the experience of today that drives men mad, it is the remorse or bitterness for something which has happened yesterday or the dread of what Tomorrow will bring. Let us therefore live one day at a time and leave the rest to God.”

He is showing me, Joanie live one day at a time and that I need to call on Him for help , every day, every hour and every minute sometimes!
He has showed me, a Rhema word to my spirit, that I can truly do nothing apart from Him.

He only enables me to glorify Him and day by day reflect Him

And He is helping me to let go and truly trust Him, with my life, my future, my happiness. Yup even after all these years as a Christian.
Trust & Faith = Hope

My faithfully tender loving God, He is so patient

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Dream on Hold

Been awhile but its been a busy time...

I am now a " Qualified Staging Professional " having completed a training program through the Midwest Staging Redesign Institute, an I.R.I.S approved training institution.

Which in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates held captive by a socialist's Governor whose idea of a turn around is to tax its citizens and its businesses more and add to that a housing market in crises stage, it doesn't really mean a whole lot

Speaking of housing, I took my house off the market....It is certainly not news that we are in one of the worst housing market in 21 years and most of 2008 expected to be worst than 2007

I have worked my fanny off for over a year getting my house ready, de-cluttering, perfecting the staging, only to get a low ball offer, repeat showings to a couple that couldn't even make an offer and a real estate agent who thinks I am trying to mask odors because I have candles lit and who takes umbrage that I asked, "Please and Thank You" to extinguish candles and close the glass door to my fireplace so my house wouldn't burn down before I get back!

Even if I did get an offer again, why would I expect it to be anything close to acceptable?
Buyers know they have free rein, there is always another house or a foreclosure

I was just emotionally spend from bouncing between hope and disappointment and physically tired from cleaning or staging

So the house comes off the market and the dream of full timing is on the shelf *sigh*

I will probably re-list in March 2008, I don't know. I will pay close attention to the real estate report first.
It may make more sense to list in the Fall as "the prediction" is that the market might pick up in the 3rd quarter

Sooooooo I just gotta redirect my energies this winter (2008 election) and live, "on the road" vicariously through my RV buddies

But before I close that door for now, I did get the opportunity to see my RV (rig) of choice, a Bigfoot when in the Chicago area for my Home Stage Interior Redesign training

So for now these pictures are in my "hope chest" and my heart...