Thursday, December 24, 2009


*  First, I wanted to show you a new treasure I found at Mardel's on Tuesday.

I know most of us have heard of the Serenity Prayer at some time or other.  But, I had only see the first few lines.  I honestly don't think I have seen the whole thing.  It moved me to tear up right there in the store.  I really wanted it, but it was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay.  Turns out it was like 60% off.  It is pretty large, but I have the perfect spot for it.  I am going to hang it on the wall right in front of the bed, so it will be the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning.  I am going to repeat it to myself everyday, especially while Mike is gone.  I think God knew I needed this prayer right now in my life.  I know it's a little hard to read so I am going to include the whole prayer for those of you like me that have never heard the whole thing.

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change; 
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; 
Enjoying one moment at a time; 
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it; 
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

*  Second, I wanted to share some pictures with you that I took today when Mike and I were on the way back from my Granny's house.  With all the rain we have had today and yesterday, we spotted some beautiful waterfalls.  Really, it is just extra water that the natural springs in this area just couldn't hold.  Nonetheless, it was spectacular to see on our drive.  Enjoy!

This water was coming straight out the side of the mountain.


  1. I've never heard of the 2nd part of the Prayer either - thanks for sharing!!

  2. Great pictures! There was so much water around Arkansas it was wild!