Coffee & Girl Talk

Greetings on this beautiful Sunday everyone! I hope your day is going well so far! If you didn’t get a chance to check out the recipe for the Oreo Icebox Cake you can see it here. It is probably the best cake I have tasted in a very long time, so I wanted to make sure I shared such a jewel!

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself getting tired of the “same ole” stuff, the same ole house, the same ole routine, etc. I was getting into a rut and I couldn’t even see it.

We were looking at houses, I was thinking BIG, I was getting excited, but nervous, so many emotions going through me all at once. I loved my house, but it obviously was not big enough for all of us. I try to keep thinking the kids will move out ( insert eye roll ), but WHEN??? LOL! After looking around at different houses and really debating what was best, we decided to stay at our current house. So we started making plans for giving it a little TLC and giving it a modern makeover.

Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

I was sitting outside a few nights ago enjoying the weather when I watched a car drive slowly by our house. I saw them looking at our front lawn (the one we just landscaped) and a smile came across my face. I want to take pride in anything that I have because honestly, it took a lot of sweat and tears to acquire this home and totally gut this house and remodel it. As I looked at that car, my mind drifted off to years back…

My husband had passed away and I was living in a 2 bedroom apartment. I wanted to move into a house so bad. I had never lived in an apartment before and it was very tight with two small children. When the opportunity arose for me to move into a home and purchase it, I jumped right on it. I can remember riding by this house with the kids telling them this is where we are moving. I was elated! I couldn’t wait to move in and make this house my home.

Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Fast forward 15 years…I was becoming tired of this house to the point of exhaustion. I felt I had grown out of the house that I wanted so badly just 15 years ago. I sat there thinking…wow…I need to learn to be happy in any situation and any place I find myself in. A lot of people would love to live in this home and I am blessed to have a home that is almost paid off. I need to learn to be happy with what I have in every aspect of life. That is hard to do sometimes!

We are a nation that is very blessed. We see new cars, new homes, new phones, etc. coming out daily and with it comes a “want” factor. We want these things because we are human! Do we need them? No! What I am trying to say today, is be happy where you are right now and with what you have. Someone out there needs and probably wants exactly what you are growing tired of. My mom would tell me all the time, “Someone out there is always worse off than you”. My, my, my…I would hate to be the person at the bottom of that cycle! And if I am not at the bottom, I am at least somewhere in the middle, which is a blessing! I do not want to be on top, I do not wish to have all the latest devices or fancy cars, but what I most long for is for God to be pleased with me. To be pleased with my actions and my heart, for that is all that matters. So my goal going forward is to make sure HE is pleased with me. Every time HE looks down, I want a smile to come across his face and say…”That’s my girl!”

Happy Sunday ladies! Hope your day is an awesome one!

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  • Kelly Palmer

    What a treat that we get 2 blog posts from you today!! I love this post and totally agree that too often in our “microwave” world that we live in today it is so easy to discard the old and run after the newest thing. I love the saying that, The grass is always greener where it is watered! As I am getting older I am trying to appreciate the things in life that I have already been blessed with and take the time to nurture and take care of those people and things in my life rather than to pursue something bigger and better. This post really spoke to me today and I thank you so much for taking the time to share 🙂

    • Beverly

      Wow!! What a great comment. It spoke to me!! I teared up reading it!! Thank you Kelly!!! You have become such a good friend. ❤️❤️❤️

      • Sandy

        This posts speaks in so many ways. I like where you said “be happy with where you are at right now and what you have”. Not only does that mean material things, but also body image because someone out there would be happy to trade bodies with you in a heartbeat, also if you have occasional aches and pains, it’s hard not to complain but I know there are some out there that struggle with pain on a daily basis. So..,I think most of us feel like wanting more then just being happy with what’s in front of us. I personally have to pray for accepting things as is and not wanting to change things I have no control over. Andbthose things I can change, I have to be patient and not want change to happen overnight. I too want HIM to smile down on me.

        • Beverly

          Sandy, you just spoke a word to me!! I’ve got to work on the aches and pains thing!! I know Barry will be happy if I stop complaining lol. Love this comment!!! So true!!

          • sandy

            Oh Beverly…when I typed the word “you” I didn’t mean YOU personally girl. I was speaking of all of us in general and was referring to “me” when I was talking about body image as I friends do not like when I start complaining about certain parts of my body and tell me that they would trade anytime. And the aches and pains…that came from me too because I always use the “age” word and then realize that some people my age have so many more things bothering them then I do. I should have reread this before I sent it out as I was NOT referring to you but speaking in general and talking about myself as I typed. 🙂

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