Love Jesus. Do life. Write about what I learn. Let's get messy in mixed media arts and crafty things. I'm a wife, mom, grandma, sister, friend. I feed birds, take pictures of things others don't notice, bake and cook, garden, and pray. Limited release: Morning Meditations From Marina's Kitchen Table, A Devotional Memoir. Affiliate Links used on blog.
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A Hello and a Reminder...
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I hadn't planned on posting about that... here's what I wanted to say... :)
Hello friends! I just wanted to drop in to say "hello" and to remind you how grateful that you are here!
With all the changes and updates on Facebook, if you want to see everything I write there, please "LIKE" that page, and then where it says "FOLLOWING" choose "SEE FIRST" on the drop down. It will put my posts as a priority in your feed when something new is written!
I don't know if you know, I've moved again! We closed on our new house on Monday, and I've been unpacking boxes, dreaming of paint colors, and today I mowed most of the yard too! There's a pretty steep hill in the backyard, so I'm dreaming of landscaping and flower gardens too! This means not just on Facebook, but here on the blog too!! I'm hoping to do an update, maybe a little facelift of sorts, and get back into doing book reviews and maybe even some give-aways!
The new house has fast internet, so I'm looking forward to exploring this new city and doing more photography again. I'm also praying about giving myself more time to write, (as in being disciplined about it!), and taking time for all things art again. Of course, it's summertime, and I'll have grandkids in and out of our home (I HOPE I get to spend some time with them!) so my art adventures may be more kid friendly than grown-up level.
Either way, I'm grateful for you being a constant in my life (when so much around me changes) and I am looking forward to spending more time interacting with y'all!
I've been really busy, and not busy enough. My heart has been breaking in unexpected places the past few months...friends passing away unexpectedly, illnesses attacking loved ones, me missing kids and grandkids, and not wanting to feel nostalgic for all the sadness around my heart right now. I feel tender and raw...vulnerable. I cry at the drop of a hat, even over silly things, like TALKING about not watching a movie that would make me cry...not even watching that movie. Just talking about it. Oh dear! I did want to touch base though as we approach Christmas...all the sadness is making me draw even nearer to Jesus, because He is my hope (and the hope of the world). I've enjoyed my time of Advent, singing in the choir at church, baking cookies for friends and neighbors. It helps me to shift gears emotionally and mentally when I can change it up a bit and do something new. And in God's goodness, He is allowing us to do something new for Christmas! I'll share the detai
Just a short note to remind you that I’m easing off of posting here, and posting MORE over at the new site, MarinaJBromley . Today I happened to have two posts go live (one on my blog, and one over at Balanced and Beautiful in Christ) on Forgiveness. May you be blessed! M
The new posts that I wrote for Balanced and Beautiful in Christ are now live on their Facebook page, and here on my new blog site (subscribe there so you don't miss a thing!). It's been a crazy few weeks (ok...are we going on several months now??) but I'm grateful that God had me write (and schedule) these several weeks ago. I pray that the words bless you and draw you closer to Himself. Blessings, marina