Happy Friday, Dear Friends!  

How did the week go for y'all?  Did you struggle with the Mary/Martha dichotomy?
I must say that although we've been busy this week, I have been able to spend a lot of time in God's Word, which has been nice.  Christmas will be special this year, although simpler.  

Let's take a look at this week's prompt:

Write about how you identify with Martha.  Do you ever crave recognition?  How do you feel when you don't get the recognition you think you deserve?

I think recognition was much more important to me when I was younger.  I think this is true when I first started blogging, too, and social media never helped.  

In the past, I always felt slighted when I didn't receive the recognition I thought I deserved, whether it was at home, work, or in organizations.  I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be, thank goodness!  

What about you?

Prayer requests or praises?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


Hello, Sweet Friends! 

I wanted to invite you over to the other blog for daily Advent posts.  Can y'all believe it's already December 1st?

One of my all-time favorite verses for Advent or anytime, really...

Do y'all have any prayer requests?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


This week I'll be trading out many of our houseplants for Poinsettias.  We will also look for other fresh greenery as well.
This year we intend to keep our Christmas decor and celebrations simpler than previous years.

Happy Monday, Sweet Friends!  I hope all of you had a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving.

This week's focus is all about the sisterly dynamics of Mary and Martha.  Appropriate timing, isn't it, as it's the first week of Advent and the beginning of the Christmas season.

Let's try not to be a distracted Martha this week!  

Prayer requests?  

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


Happy Friday, Friends!  This week we were challenged to take notes about those who annoy us, and then remember how God feels about them.  Here is the prompt:

Over the course of twenty-four hours, each time you get annoyed by someone, think about that person as a unique child of God, fearfully and wonderfully made.  Record how this affected your day.

Friends, I took my little tiny notebook around with me for a day, and I truly lucked out because everyone was so kind, patient, and seemed to be excited about Thanksgiving!  

I have nothing!

I should probably try this a little closer to Christmas!

This week's scripture:

Do y'all have any prayer requests for the weekend?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill

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