Friday, June 08, 2007


It seems that there are lots of misc things I want to catch up on today - so here goes:

* Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful dreams on our Mitford Moment yesterday! It was exciting and encouraging to hear what is in your hearts!

* My garden is continuining to grow - one tomato plant is past my nose in height and growing more! I counted 41 green tomatoes total last night and lots of blooms coming on! The green beans are still producing as well. Question: the cucumber, zucchini and watermelon plants have all been blooming lots - but I see no produce coming on. Any ideas?

* Here is the recipe we'll be trying this week for Ice Cream Sunday!

* I also appreciated all the feedback and input on "Clean Heart & Clean Home" and here are some thoughts I've had in conclusion: When my heart is first set on the Lord, He will give me His priorities for my day ~ showing me what He would have me do with my time. I have experienced that when this is true, my home feels more in order (notice I did not say spotless) and my day will go more smoothly. I also thought of how quickly a mess can be made in the kitchen for example. If I put things away as I get them out - it will be a lot easier to clean up. So it can be when God shows me things I need to deal with, confess, or straighten out with others. To keep it cleaned up immediately can prevent a larger mess later!

* On my mind today ~ seeking and valuing His wisdom:

"Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her...Blessed is theman who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord." ~ Proverbs 8:10-11 and 34-35
* This week I am feeling so thankful for wonderful friends! I have heard from three dear friends who live away and have visited in person with two more. God is so good to give us one another to be an encouragement and blessing. Thank you Rebecca, Grace, Joy, Melissa and Charlotte!

* I have shared some of our ice cream dessert from last week with two neighbors this week and am excited to be doing more sharing with neighbors! Thanks for all your great ideas in this post as well!

* I read in magazine after magazine about flea market style and how it is affordable and inexpensive. I've had very little success finding out where there might be anything like this in my area - any thoughts or ideas on this?

* You are all such a blessing and encouragement to me each morning! Thank you for visiting and offering your friendship here! Have a great weeken!


Anonymous said...

Good morning, Monica -- thanks for all these updates! :)

I'm thankful for your good friends -- they are indeed a blessing!

Wow! Your garden sounds like it is doing wonderfully -- great!

Have a fabulous day!

Love, Mom

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

No tomatoes for us yet. I can't wait for their's one of my favorite parts of summer!

Your blog has such a soothing, home-y & inviting presence! I've added you to my Bloglines.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...


I feel that when my mind and heart is not in order then that is also reflected in my life. Causing me to stress out and become cross easily.

I don't have luck at flea markets and such. The magazines and television shows are so encouraging, but I rarely find anything exciting. Mom says you have to look through lots of trash before you find the treasure. I guess I am just not patient enough to look through all of the trash!

Have a great weekend!

Cheryl (copper's wife) said...

Monica - I'm certainly enjoying your blog and your sweet nature. Your garden sounds like it is coming along great! Ours went in late and the tomatoes are just now budding, not even a blossom yet!

I do not have great flea market, thrift store or garage sales here either. I think it might be a regional thing. However, I do still stop at a garage sale if I have time, and I do pop into thrift stores when I see them. Again, if I have time. If you don't look, you don't find anything, right? Still....I often leave empty handed, and I must guard against buying things that really aren't "treasures". Keep looking, you'll find some great deals in time.

Chrissy said...

Come pay me a visit when you can, my friend. You've been tagged...

Mrs. E said...

I have really enjoyed reading your posts and always take away great information and inspiration. Thank you.