Random Journal Day Link Up (May 2013)


Welcome to RJD Day for May! 

The winner of last month’s ONE YEAR Celebration of Random Journal Day Giveaway drawing was DENISE! Congratulations Denise. Please e-mail me your home address so I can mail you a special journal to use for counting your blessings, writing prayers, or whatever your writing heart desires!

1. Dig out one of your old journals, or a recent journal. Choose an entry, or a portion of an entry that you feel bold enough or at least comfortable to share. We prefer if you could include a picture of your journal if possible!


2. Write up your blog post, publish and link up hereLink up the blog post you are sharing, NOT your general Blog address- so we can visit your entry. You can use the picture below or just link back -here. 


3. Kindly visit and comment on the person before you in the link up.You can visit more but we understand that everyone is busy.

Please visit at least one other Random Journal Day Link Up as that just would make it nice for all.


We look forward to peeking in your journals-
I will be around to visit you all!
Read more about Random Journal Day and see all posts under the LINKS tab, HERE!

Please link up and join in our Random Journal Day-
please share with your journal keeping friends!
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2013 Ultimate Blog Party with 5 Minutes for Mom

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Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Consider yourself invited to the 2013 Ultimate Blog Party happening April 5th through 12th hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom!

This is the beach that you see adorning my spot here on the internet!
Moonstone Beach, Rhode Island. 
Welcome Old Friends and New!

Would you like a cocktail, mock-tail or cup of steamy hot brew?
Either way, make yourself at home…and if I forget to give you that drink, I hope you will feel comfortable enough to help yourself. Because friend, that is how it really is when you visit my home!  I get so busy talking I forget to get our beverages.
So don’t be shy!

Make yourself at home, and be sure and sign my guestbook by leaving a comment!

Well, let’s see…here’s a few things to get the party started:
I like to live as a local tourist and I especially enjoy living along the beautiful coast of scenic Rhode Island! I usually try to get out and capture the beauty right here in our little state, then share it here in my bloggy space.

I began blogging in May of 2011, and am blessed by the unanticipated journey and unexpected surprises that have come out of it.

Last year was the first year I participated in the Ultimate Blog Party  and I really enjoyed connecting with fellow bloggers and making some new friends!

Everything else you want to know about me- or not know is all over this blog!

The family: We are a silly threesome. 

Enough about me- your turn, will you be joining in, linking and hopping along with us?

Leave a link and I will be sure to visit!

Find me on Facebook, Join me @breathoffaith on Twitter,
Follow me on Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, and Google+

Thanks for stopping by, see you at the party!

Marine Wife Mommy and Life

Midsummer Eve Journal (RDJ #9)

Then I pray to you, O Lord.
    I say, “You are my place of refuge.
    You are all I really want in life.

I remember standing in the bookstore that Summer’s evening. I was feeling vulnerable. Only as a women does. Delicate, melancholic. Yes, I confess I remember it well as I perused the shelves for my next journal, pouring over each one as I do. Opening and closing, feeling, sensing. Knowing it will be my partner for the next few months; a receptacle for my heart’s cries, dialogues with God and hatchery for thoughts, dreams and ideas. So for 8.95, a bargain in my eyes at the time, I made the final decision and headed out into the nights darkness, new journal in my possession. I loved the image on the front. Writing the first pages in a new journal can be the hardest, yes? I see this beautiful open, blank paged canvas and think to myself, “How can I measure up to the possibility, potential and perfection of this book? The moment I touch it with my pen, it’s soiled beyond repair!” Yet, I have learned to scribble out my imperfection onto the pages of  a blank book and found the process to hold beauty, mystery, healing and grace as well as a secret meeting place with the One who has put the very desire to write and record in my heart! 
July 19, 2005
Dear Lord, I am sick of my sin and tired of my self. Lord, renew my Spirit with your joy, peace and love. Show me your ways. Lord, even when I think I have victory- I stumble- even when I triumph it’s only for a moment.
Please keep me from fears and increase my faith according to your word that I might once more exalt your name with a vision from heaven.  Spare me empty words and godless chatter-empower me Lord, to serve You.

You alone I long to worship, you alone are worthy of my praise. 

I also lift up Katherine and her heart toward you. Lord, her heart I pray would soften. Lord, I pray for protection and that she would grow up and walk in your truth and not depart from it.

Lord, I am overwhelmed with people, places, things. .. the will and agendas of others and my own desires…Lord give me wisdom & discernment to know what to I can do…should do… and what can wait. Show me what to leave behind and what to keep. 

*I went on to pray for my husband, VBS and our finances. 
Funny the things that we remember and forget…and what we record. 
Funny how some things seem to be ongoing heart cries…

Join in and share from your own Journal for our Random Journal Day Link Up or just stop by and PEEK! 

Do you love to shop for beautiful journals or do you prefer a simple notebook/binder?

Do you worry about writing in the first pages of a new journal? 

Happy Journal Writing, Friends.

My Next Five To Read: Book Blogger Hop

As I waited (fortunately without holding my breath) for my daughter to join me for our reading time tonight (still waiting), I popped on by Ramona’s place: Create with Joy and was ecstatic to see this Book Blogger Hop (Hosted by Jen @ Crazy-For-Books:link below!) to participate in this weekend! The timing was perfect as I was just pondering how much I love my most recent reads and felt like sharing the love!

Well here is the way to jump in:
Answer the question below, write up a quick post, link-up and visit your fellow Book Bloggers! 
What are the next five books in your TBR (to-be-read) pile? And, don’t worry, you can change your mind and read something different – we won’t check!

Book Blogger Hop
Whoohoo! Here is the slowest reader/reviewer’s 
latest TBR list…

1. Grace of Giving by Marja Meijers:
Let me just say this…WOW! This sweet read has been on my nightstand ever so quietly waiting. I am amazed at the profound simplicity and depth that is so excellently put forth here. A rare gem-I picked it up and can hardly put it down. Halfway through and powerful. 

2. Goodness Gracious Green by Judy Christie:
I am on the second in the Green Series and enjoying the Fiction escape as well as the escapades of Lois Barker as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime: inheriting a Newspaper in colorful, rural Green, Louisiana! 

3. Heaven In Her Arms by Catherine Hickem
Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What it Means for You

4. Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

5. Praying For Your Prodigal Daughter 
by Janet Thompson

Happy Reading!

Random Journal Day Link Up #6

Welcome to Random Journal Day! 

Link up your journal post when you can anytime during the week.
Check out the other journal links and be sure to leave some feedback.
I look forward to digging in my stack and sharing, and also peeking into your journal pages!
Thanks for participating!

Please take the time to read the rules.

Please REMEMBER to Link your post back to this URL directly
so others may find us and participate!
(just click on the title of this post and link that to your RDJ entry)

If you have a any questions contact us (Dawn and Susie) through e-mail:


Here are the rules : 

1. Dig out one of your old journals, or a recent journal or anything you have scratched out your random thoughts or feelings on as a form of expression (die-hard diary keepers will write on anything when desperate). Choose an entry, or a portion of an entry that you feel bold enough or at least comfortable to share. *All types of journals are welcome, let us know if you are unsure about linking up what you have!

2. Write up your blog post, publish and link up here.
Link up the blog post you are sharing, NOT your general Blog address- so we can visit your entry. 
We don’t have a Badge for this Blog yet, but if you just link back to this in your post that will work. (Random Journal Day Weekend Link Up) 

3. Kindly visit and comment on the person before or after you in the link up. You can visit more but we understand that everyone is busy. Please visit at least one other Random Journal Day Link Up as that just would make it nice for all.

*This Link will start on Friday and go through the week. Link up anytime before the next Friday (Thursday night is when I get around to closing the link)!


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