Photo Credits~

(owl:donaldthompson95 on flickr, luna:BillLepidoptera/ on flickr, willow/fence:trensamiro on flickr, all remaining: Merana Leigh)

Psalm 25:4-5

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long (NIV)

Drench yourself in words unspoken, Live your life with arms wide open,

Today is where your book begins, The rest is still unwritten. ("Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield)

It matters not how long we live, but how!

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Oh my GOSH!!!! Seriously....I haven't been on here since October 24? I mean, I KNEW it had been far too long, but I've missed THAT much!?! No wonder I've been feeling an enormous sense of withdrawal!

I know everyone is so busy at this time of year, but mine has been C-R-A-Z-Y! In addition to preparing for BOTH of my kids' birthdays, I've also been busy with Halloween sleepover, regular sleepovers, regular everyday life of a single parent, an enormous amount of things to do at work to where I can't even get on to read some posts, we remodeled the office at work (paint, carpet...involving moving everything out & back in again), getting Christmas gifts, and {smiles} now we've added to our family. We haven't had pets for about 5 years & I've never owned a dog in my life. So there's been a lot of adjusting & learning going on. Below, let me introduce you to Batman (the cat) & Flash (the dog). Needless to say, it's been an INTERESTING 6 weeks or so in my life. FAAAAAR too busy for my taste, but this w/e I'm finally able to slow it down a notch or two & breathe.

So, I wanted to let you all know that I've missed you terribly....(and yes, hope you've missed me as well!)....and I pray for those of you I know have special things going on in your lives for which you could use prayer warriors. I may not have been able to read your posts, but you've been in my heart!
I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was blessed & that this most holy season is sacred and precious for each of you!
Hugs & love ~ Merana


  1. So good to receive your message today, and thanks for all the prayers. I consider it a joy and grace to be mentioned to the Father by so many faithful saints! Yes, busyness is an affliction we can all claim, even me... even though I have the perfect excuse for slowing down! I'm finding these seasonal days more wonderful than previous ones. Why? Because I have a rich perspective for them this time around. Less bothers me, and I am content to let certain things "go" whereas before it might have bothered me to relinquish them.

    I pray your holidays filled with the peace and promise of that first Bethlehem morning. Take good care of your heart, sister, and be reminded of how much our Father loves you!


  2. Yes, you have been missed! I've wondered about you and intended to come over and leave a comment asking of your whereabouts. (In my busyness, I didn't make it, but I'm glad you are okay.)

    Take care, dear sister, and enjoy those pets. We have a cat and a dog and they are a great delight to us.

    Blessings to you during this Christmas season.


  3. Hi Merana,

    Congratulations on the additions to your family. I'm glad to read that you and family are well. Your words are like a fresh breeze accompanied with joy.

    Blessings and peace.


  4. You have been missed!

    Glad to hear that busyness is the only thing that's kept you away!

    Wonderful, precious additions to your family! If I'm not mistaken, Flash is a beagle - I'm kinda partial to beagles - my sons' dog, Marty, is a beagle. Flash and Batman are lucky to be part of such a loving family!


  5. I missed you! Your inspiring words always lift my days.

  6. Yes, we have missed you, and can't wait to have you back!

  7. Hey...great to see you again. You have been missed.

  8. So glad to have you back!! What great photos too!

    God Bless,


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