Saturday, December 29, 2012

I'm Lost!

I just took time to realize how long it's been since I have been here!  This is just ridiculous.

Today I will write.

Until then - some of our Holiday pictures for you.

Nothing like seeing a child's face around Christmas time!  Such a joy!

Son two & Son one with Nephew three & their friend

Son two & his friends - they are sisters

Our mantel Christmas Morning - the Camo stockings were too heavy to hang...

We are the family that has most unusual Christmas trees - 
this year it was a ficus tree with lights & ribbons

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Religion and "Bones" and Our Veterans

I love the TV show Bones.  I think I have watched it since it began.  The main character absolutely makes me laugh because she is so.....................

Tonight Dr. Saroyan was referring to Bones (Temperance Brennan) when she said:

Where Dr. Brennan is concerned - All the conventional rules of the universe become obsolete.

I LOVE that quote.  Sometimes I find myself following that same idea.

But tonight's episode was far more than a great quote - but I do think considering conventional rules was a bit of foreshadowing.

To make an hour show into a couple of sentence - the general plot was unsolved crime/body found it the archives, group decides to figure out details of the crime/death, several interns work together.  They surmise that the body is a victim of something related to the 9-11 tragedy and he was a Veteran.

As they are working - one intern says to another (who just happens to be of middle eastern descent) Is this too difficult for you - because I can take over your part.  The middle eastern intern says Why.  The other guy Because you share the same religion as those men.....(meaning the ones who hijacked & bombed).

He responds:

This was not the work of religion it was arrogance, hypocrisy, it was hate.  Those horrible men who hijacked those planes hijacked my religion that day too.  They insulted my God.  So, no, this isn't too difficult - it is a privilege to be able to serve this victim to show him the care and love that was so absent that day.

I know it is just a TV show - but oh my - what a great comment.

I think we get caught in rules.

I think we get caught in religion.

I think we forget that in the end all of that becomes obsolete.

What is the only thing that matters?

It does - LOVE is what makes the difference.  And our challenge is to LOVE - all.  No matter what the difference is and many times not to assume that it is too difficult for us all to be together.

Remember the Faithful Love song I have shared with you before?  And I'll never be the same - because I've seen faithful love and Jesus is His name.

I so hope I am doing just that - I hope that I am not the same because I have seen that faithful love -

I do - almost enjoy - throwing out the "religion rules" ........... they can be obsolete - because in the end I hope we can both say....

The show concluded with a plea to help Veterans.  Please click on the link - please call if you know of a Veteran who needs help.

Veterans Crisis Line

Our USCG Veteran - Brian - was here this past week - with his amazing wife Lauren and...... our Great nephew - Hayden!

Nephew two, Son one (holding Great Nephew one), Niece one, Son two, Nephew three

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Friday, November 9, 2012

GF - a Constant Reminder

Gluten Free - It really is a most bizarre way to live - and I find it even difficult to explain.  I guess because I am often explaining it in casual conversation - therefore it is not so easy to "see" why I am making that choice.

I won't even go into the physical demands gluten makes on the body - but you can google the topic and read those - digestion issues tend to be the most noted and those can happen within a couple of hours of eating gluten to a day or so - all depends upon the person.  I guess the main thought is that if you notice that you feel better when you are not eating it - then it makes sense to try to be gluten free!

The only medical test I have had said I do not have Celiac Disease.  For that I am thankful but I am also suspect.  The more I learn about the disease the more I realize that our testing is not so exact and now that I have been without for many months - we will never know!

Recently I spent a whole day around wheat flour (I prepared, mixed, fried all with flour) - the main culprit in a gluten free world.  And I am now quite sure that my concerns about gluten in my world have only been certified.  I spent the next two weeks recovering from the exposure.  Arthritis symptoms can also occur with gluten exposure/ingestion - and the temporomandibular joint on my right side was the target.  (Thank heavens for Adria - Why Knot with Adria  - I am not so sure I could have managed without her!)

So now my challenge more than ever is to eat gluten free - but also to avoid large volumes of wheat flour too.  And it is worth it!

Here's a GF recipe I made today - it turned out even better than I suspected.  You should try it - and it would be even better with some homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

My new recipe for Apple & Pear Crisp - so wonderful!!!

Pealed & chopped organic pears, apples, and cranberries

Lemon juice, orange juice, flour, cinnamon, sugar added to the fruit

The topping is GF oats, bread mix, sugars, & 2 sticks of cold butter

The fruit is poured in first - then the topping is spread across the top.

Here's the recipe:

Apple & Pear Crisp

About 4-6 organic pears, pealed & chopped
About 4-6 organic apples, pealed & chopped (whatever kind available)
Handful of organic cranberries
2 T orange juice
2T lemon juice
1 – 2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup sugar
¼ gluten free flour

Mix together and pour into an oval baking dish

1 ½ cups of Pamela’s GF bread mix
½ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
½ tsp kosher salt
1 cup GF oats
2 sticks cold butter (diced)

Mix together much like you would a pie crust resulting in large crumbles.  Spread evenly on top of fruit mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to one hour – until the top is brown. 


Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

At the Top of My Lungs....

I can shout - there is no doubt if you have ever sat anywhere remotely near me at a sporting event.  Particularly one where my boys were part of the team.

At times - this is how I remember them best...

The frame between their pictures has the scripture from Isaiah 40:31.  I remember buying that print so long ago - probably when those class pictures were taken.

They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles...

So while we wait.......

One of my favorite ways to "wait" is by listening to Christian music - particularly in my car.  That started oh so many years ago - not so much in our cars but in our churches.  For me being a part of a Christian lifestyle has forever been who I am.

My mom keeps a bunch of stuff - and I am so Thankful.  I have this box under my bed and she gathered the items just for me.

Yes that is a CB radio mic - LOVE IT!  but also notice the Bible....and in the back of the Bible I wrote:

Top of My Lungs by Phillips, Craig, and Dean - You tube link for the song....

Words of worship
Rise like a river within me
Thoughts to express are so many
I want to bless you God
Can't be silent,
I think of the mercies you show me
My lips begin overflowing.
Great is your Love
Such gratitude, for all that You do.
Jesus to you

At the Top of My Lungs
I will sing Hallelujah
you're the one who saved me
The one who gave me
This life I live
For Evermore.....

I'm not ashamed. 
I'll praise your name
let the whole world know!!
I love you Lord, I love you Lord!

I am saving stuff for Lance and Corey too.  I hope they will find as much joy as I have opening boxes years after I used those items on a daily basis.  I was baptized the following Sunday in my church in Perrin.  I loved growing up in church - I love church.

But most of all....

I need him (you) so,
I don't care who knows
from the depths of my soul,

At the Top of My Lungs

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Just a Little Exercise!

My text message to her:
It's all about Jesus - I haven't always done a good job of listening to him but I know what I should do.  I just have to have Him in my life - I like the confidence of knowing whatever comes my way He will provide care for me.

Her response:
I want reassurance!

My last thought:
It's there you just have to exercise the faith!

Studio 12 was not exactly what I was referring to when I mentioned "exercise" - we will get to the text conversation in a moment.

But today I did decide to exercise.

And do you know I have NEVER joined an exercise group before?

I know I am surprised too.

Really I haven't.

But today I did.  This is because of "she".  I her in front of a group of people that I wanted to join Studio 12 as soon as it opened.

I am only about a month late.

She encouraged - she taught - she demonstrated.  She is my friend and I feel honored and blessed to have her as a part of my life.  You should join - it is so much fun!

So why did I really decide to exercise?  Here are some thoughts:

1. I need to exercise.
2. I am healthier when I am exercising.
3. I have the confidence that I am in better physical condition.
4. I am prepared for whatever the season. (oh side note - she and her husband go to Vegas in the summer - sit by the pool - and enjoy the desert air - Us?  we go to Vegas in the winter - cover up all those layers (or is it cover up with layers...) - anyway I mentioned I would NEVER go to Vegas in the summer without first getting rid of some of my layers!)  
5. I enjoyed the time with others who are interested in exercising.

I know there are more reasons - but those will do for now...

So back to my text message...

I need to exercise.  2 Tim 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

I am healthier.  Psalm 119:11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.

I have the confidence.  Phil 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

I am prepared.  Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

I enjoy the time with others in the same spirit.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sign that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.  We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.

I challenge you to EXERCISE!!  Yes - do both!  Just for "her" so you can tell her about that confidence that you have - how many "hers" have you come across - don't you enjoy telling them about your faith - telling them about how you exercise?  And then "she" is waiting for you!  She and her friends would love to have you at Studio 12.  Come join us!    (Like them on Facebook too!)
Studio 12


Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Servant Living

I have a new tab on my blog .... "Servant Living" - not something new in the world of Christian living but something I have decided I need to focus on.  I am hoping it will help me keep the little life things tied neatly into the big life thing.

I have actually been working on this for a while and just did not even realize it.  It began when I started eliminating preservatives from our diet.  I feel quite sure we haven't completely eliminated preservatives - but we have certainly tried.  I can remember several years ago choosing not to eat foods with MSG - and then it was Kerry's rule of not allowing diet drinks in our home - and now I have tried to watch preservatives.  That caused me to start making my own cream of soups and trying to add more produce and vegetables to our meals.  I know I haven't been perfect - but I know it has made a positive difference for our family.

I looked at the "Dirty Dozen" of fruits & vegetables that should only be eaten from organic gardens. Here's the link: The Dirty Dozen. I joined a co-op to buy organic produce - I started buying beef from a farmer in Lubbock - Holy Cow Beef - and now I have a way to buy safe for the environment home care (cleaning & my health) products for my  home.  Perhaps the best part of Holy Cow Beef and the home care products is that they can be delivered to my door step.

Perhaps I am making progress toward using my time to best manage what God has given me.  I know my health is better for choosing better for me foods and products - and my money is better spent when I purposefully shop and plan.

Be sure to visit my "Servant Living" page.....

Steward – a servant designated to manage the affairs of his master – God has blessed us each with gifts He chose for us to manage for His glory.  We are to set priorities for the most efficient use of his gifts and to faithfully fulfill his responsibilities for the Master’s good.

It is football time!
It is also Baby Shower Brunch days too - love our decanters that my sister in law and I have!

Kerry's brother is going to be a Grandfather!  Wow!  This was the center piece for the Brunch - the wooden plaque that the lion is holding says A day with Grandchildren.... Priceless - I know LynDee & Kevin are beyond excited.

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Message I Did Not Expect

They said you understood once you met her.  I don't think I had ever met her but I left knowing I would have enjoyed knowing her.  She was a member of the various volunteer service organizations in and around Palo Pinto County and was once a member of the emergency services for the county.  And once again to hear of someone outliving their lives  was comforting.  Her oldest son and his family have been our friends forever.  I can remember when their little girl was born - right after our Son one.

A graveside service on Sunday morning was most unusual to me. I went thinking I would be missing church and instead I attended church - just at a different place with a different group of family but I did not miss church at all.

The cousin spoke of the correlation between all of us, Rose Mary, and God.  He spoke of Love.  We sang I'll Fly Away and Amazing Grace and the SO from the county gave the last call.

Love ... (from The Message - I Corinthians 13)
never gives up - to me this means we never think that a person is not worth our prayers and our time
cares more for others than for self - to me this means that I consider others before I consider myself - that I consider situations from their viewpoint and not mine.  I know for me this doesn't always come naturally but when I do practice this my life is peaceful
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies.  

I am not so sure why I am amazed - I really should not be.  Of course her cousin would speak of Love. When the picture all comes together the message is always the same - Love.  When we as believers truly become about Love - it changes us - it changes everything - it makes a difference and we will never be the same.

One of my most favorite songs that we sing at our church is Faithful Love.

The lyrics capture my thoughts completely....

And I'll never be the same for I've seen faithful Love face to face and Jesus is His name.

It doesn't matter what crosses our path - when we know that we have seen faithful Love - we are never the same.

When we see Love - when we  know Love - when we are about Love....

We are never the same.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.


Faithful Love

Faithful Love  (select the link to hear the song...)

Faithful love flowing down from the thorn-covered crown,
Makes me whole, saves my soul,
Washes whiter than snow.
Faithful love calms each fear, reaches down, dries each tear;
Holds my hand when I can’t stand on my own.

Faithful love from above
Came to earth to show the Father’s love.
And I’ll never be the same,
For I’ve seen faithful love face to face,
And Jesus is His name.

Faithful love is a friend just when hope seems to end,
Welcome face, sweet embrace,
Tender touch filled with grace.
Faithful love, endless power, living flame, Spirit’s fire;
Burning bright in the night, guiding my way.
(repeat chorus)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fine Lines...

Forever we have heard the expression "that's a fine line between ...." or "walk a fine line" and even "thin line".  I feel quite sure you understand my reference. All of those basically mean that there's a very small difference between the items - small distinction.
These are some of my favorite lines!!!

So - to me there's a fine line between opinion & judgment. I am somewhat concerned that where I am headed in this blog entry is going to get mushy but I must continue. My cause comes from seeing the world with a big divide that only seems to get larger. 

In many ways the divide is becoming greater and we as a society seem to be moving farther apart. In our quest to have opinions - in our quest to provide "perfect" - in our quest to be about ourselves we have created a deeper chasm between ......

When my boys were growing up, we had a great opportunity to have a significant opinion & judgment about their beliefs. Perhaps even have that influence as long as they are receiving money & living under our roof. We certainly have had the responsibility to share what we believed to be the truth - particularly Biblical truths with our boys. Those teachings have never been really "tested" - pretty much how we felt was the norm for our environment. 

Our boys in 1994

Our boys are our responsibility. It's our job to provide these teachings - its our job to provide guidance - direction and we felt like it was our job to provide a Christian environment for them - a Christian environment that we chose. Our choice is just that - our choice. There are certainly many great Christian parents who make choices every day that may not look like our choices.   

I think the "church" should also provide instruction & direction for our family too. Since we have chosen to be there and have chosen to learn I suspect the will be opportunities for instruction. I think one kind of assumes that we are in church to learn .....

However - what am I to do when that norm of my environment is tested? How do I act - how do I react - what is my responsibility to that world?  

I must practice love. We have a hurting world and that world does not need me to tell them how much I disagree with their choices. That hurting world does not need me to determine if they are right or wrong. That hurting world needs to feel love. 

Yes I think we have to stand for the things that we believe to be right & wrong - of course. But what does that stance look like?

First of all we have to consider that deeper chasm. It has been created because it takes a lot less time to spew our opinions & thoughts into someone else's life than it does to take time to learn about them and show love. Sometimes in order to show love we have to understand - in order to understand we have to take the time ....

Just love .... If we make our decisions and share our opinions with love as the agenda - I think that fine line is ..... Well not so important. 

From MLK, Jr:

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

a Graduation present....

I am fairly decent at justifying things I want - I feel quite sure most of us are but anyway.... It is just the truth.  But as I get older and wiser - I have learned to make sure particularly where money is concerned.... So I thought I wanted an iPad.  Oh I wanted one but was it something I would use - could I justify the expense?

My first trip to the Apple store revealed that I thought an iPad was much like a bigger version of my iPhone - so would that really serve my purpose?

Oh that's a thought.... What is my purpose for having an iPad?

I started thinking about an iPad when I started realizing that I need to have my parents' medical history at my finger tips.  I have most of it in a note on my phone but let's be honest - that is okay but really not convenient.  So their medical history.... does that warrant an expense like an iPad and only to find out that it is only a bigger version of my phone..... Then I decided I would get an Apple lap top.  That really is an expense item to consider but consider I did.

Then I decided nevermind to both.

And then I thought of graduation..... After all I graduated with a doctorate - Kerry's parents sent me graduation money - my parents gave me graduation money - all I needed was some from Kerry!

BUT wait - what is the purpose of a new expense?
Medical histories at a glance - quickly. 
Access to cool apps

Well - not so sure I have a nice long list of purposes for an iPad but I do have an iPad and I am adding to those purposes daily.  One of the cool things I just discovered is the "bookstore" that comes on the iPad - and there are FREE books.  One of the books I downloaded was "How to use an iPad at work" - I don't use an iPad at work but there were some great ideas.  For example I love to have a "to do list".  Recently I created my own format - and carried it in my day planner.  If I could not replicate that idea on the iPad then I was losing ground.  After all if I have to carry my iPad AND my day planner each day then it seems pretty pointless.   App to the rescue!  While reading that free book - I found an app that allows me to write on a PDF.  So I used my same format that I had earlier in paper form - saved it as a PDF and I have been using it every day since!!!  It is amazing!

I LOVE my iPad and I love colors - typically I would get a black cover/case - but not this time - this Dr. got a bright green case - engraved with Dr. Cheryl Cannon Groves - Eucharisteo.

Eucharisteo - I wanted a reminder every day - every moment that I am using this wonderful piece of technology.  A reminder that it was because of God's Grace (oh I am thankful for that grace) - that I even had a graduation to celebrate.

And... my mom had a wireless keyboard that she was not using - so now I have a keyboard I can use at home with the iPad.  I even typed this blog on the iPad- such a fun time!

The app on the bottom set on the screen with the red daisy is the PDF app I was referring to - it may just be the coolest app ever!


May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

2 Corinthians 13:14.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Delicious.... I am trying something new...

I have seen another blogger use the "delicious" website quite often to share links and such - I am going to try it - for now the main topic of conversation in my head is gluten free.  It is none the less a constant battle.... I am quite the whiner - really I am - I probably don't show it in front others quite so much - but get me at home and some days I just melt.  Today was one of those evenings.  I finally walked to my mom & dad's house to change my attitude.

It helped ..... a bit.

Anyway - so I thought I would try sharing "delicious" with you - let's see if it works.  If it does this could be a really cool way to share websites and such that we find - about a whole host of topics!  This link happens to be about gluten free so you may not want to stay around - but I will be creating another stack soon!


So try going to that link and see what you find.  It is a pretty neat website.  The statement on their home page is:

Welcome to Delicious!
Delicious helps you find cool stuff and collect it for easy sharing. Dig into stacks created by the community, and then build your own!

When I think of "delicious" I think of food - almost immediately!  Here are some pictures of delicious dishes and the recipes are featured on my page "Recipes I LOVE!"

This is the Overnight Crunch Coffee Cake

My favorite kind of pork sausage....

One of my favorite seasonings....

Below is Kale with sweet red peppers & onions -

Finally - a picture of one Kale chip!  They are so good - one would never have only one!

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake (GF!)

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix (for gluten free - use GF cake mix)
1 container of Rich & Creamy frosting
(it has to be the Rich & Creamy frosting for this recipe to work)

Mix cake mix according to the directions on the box.  Pour batter into the Pampered Chef rice cooker.  Using large scoop, place 4 scoops of Rich & Creamy frosting into the middle of the cooker, staking the scoops on top of each other.  Put the rice cooker in the microwave uncovered for 7 to 8 minutes.  Take the cooker out of the microwave and place an extra large plate on top of the cooker.  Turn the plate and rice cooker over and the cake should slide out.  The icing will be melted and will be overflowing the top of the cake when you turn it over.  It will look like a chocolate volcano.

***For the GF cake mix - I used a smaller scoop because the GF cake mix makes a smaller cake but I am thinking the more icing the better!!

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Amor - Querer - Love...

This word (action) called LOVE that I have been talking about for a while - is starting to come together even better in my mind.  I have been sharing with others (which means that I am talking to myself) about LOVE and that in the end - it really is all that matters.  It has been enjoyable - at times stretching - but most of all it carries with it a sense of peace in this crazy world that we live in.

I have thought of scriptures - I have shared scriptures - I have shared blogs that are about LOVE but for some reason today I thought of I Corinthians 13.  We have all read it a 1000 times - I probably have it memorized from the KJV - but this time I went to The Message version - these are the highlights....

...So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. 

   Love never gives up. 
   Love cares more for others than for self. 
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. 
   Love doesn't strut, 
   Doesn't have a swelled head, 
   Doesn't force itself on others, 
   Isn't always "me first," 
   Doesn't fly off the handle, 
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, 
   Doesn't revel when others grovel, 
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, 
   Puts up with anything, 
   Trusts God always, 
   Always looks for the best, 
   Never looks back, 
   But keeps going to the end.

….We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled…….

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

Those are some powerful words and this version makes it so easy to understand - there's nothing but understanding and perhaps the best part is the ending...

Trust steadily in God
Hope unswervingly
Love extravagantly

 I told my CoffeeRoomGirls (CRG) that I loved stationery and such - I have a box full of all kinds of things....

Then there are my cookbooks (I have never counted I wonder how many I have - but these are just some of my favorites)

The pail that belonged to Kerry's grandparents holds my Keurig coffee cups.

And this plant was a gift from my parents when I graduated with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership last month.

There are many things in my life that I LOVE...

But most of all many people in my life whom I LOVE have shown love - given love - been love - are love - live love - and these also:

Trust steadily in God - Steadily = direct & unfaltering pace
Hope unswervingly - Unswervingly = not veering, constant
Love extravagantly - Extravagantly = abundantly

There are many in my life that I LOVE (only a few are here...)

 My parents with Nephew three at his awards ceremony -

My boys with me wearing my Doctorate cap & gown

The Thomas Family - oh  my how I miss that crew!

Kerry & me in Vegas - both I LOVE!

 Kerry's parents with Nephew two & Niece

Nephew one (have you watched his Parody on YouTube?  Some QB that I used to know.... hilarious!)

The Cape May group - LynDee's parents, Kevin & LynDee, Niece & Nephew two, and my family

My brother - Chris

Our To Do List - I can share some note pads for you to write on! Should always be....

Trust steadily in God
Hope unswervingly
Love extravagantly

Always, May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14.