Scorchin’ Hot!

It was a scorcher today and it’s only beginning.

We were in the 3 digits today.   Here is the thermometer under my carport.  I took this picture around around 5:15 p.m. 
What better way to beat the heat than with some good cold watermelon?
I had to go to Fort Smith this evening for more yarn, for a baby blanket I’m crocheting, and got home around 9:30.  My desktop weather bug said it was 102° and it definitely felt like it.
Okay, enough about the heat…
The other day on the way home (I wasn’t driving); I was playing with my camera, and caught this pic. 
It made me think of how easy it is to get focused on what is right in front of you.  When you are consumed by whatever has your interest at the time. You go along focused mainly on that one thing and it seems the rest of the world flies by, only to discover that it is you flying by a world going at its normal pace.  When you finally do slow down, you look around and wonder how much you missed.
Did you miss the beautiful sunrise or sunset, a child’s smile, a cooling breath of fresh air, or the whisper of a calming voice saying “Be still, My child”?  
There are times, I go through life in a blur and when I do finally slow down and catch my breath, I realize I have failed my God, myself, my family and my friends, missing out on the important things.  
It’s then the precious words spoken long ago, surface, reminding me that though I may falter and fail, my God is constant. He does not falter and loves me anyway. 
Psalm 23
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.  
He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou are  with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

God bless and keep you, 

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.