God’s Grace


Last Sunday morning when I awoke from my slumber, I lingered a few minutes longer to just thank God for His grace and mercy. I thought about how I am growing in my walk with the Lord. I love that I am increasing able to see His work in my life. I am getting better at recognizing situations where I have no control and need His help. I combat worrying with praying, remaining faithful, and studying His word. Sometimes the prayer is simple as “Lord, take this worry from me.” I repeat it until my mind is clear and I am relaxed. God is so good that he always provides the answer or the result that I need. Notice, that I stated “need” and not want.

I sometimes laugh at myself (and imagine that He does, too) when in my limited wisdom, I attempt to do His work for Him. Many times in trying to solve problems, I mishandle situations, and make incorrect assumptions or inferences. I later discover that my actions were not in accordance with His plan. Yet, even at those times, when I recognize my fault and futility, I can still turn to Him. He, yet again, will work it out.

God will make a left turn in my life, when I think He should have made a right. Yet, He is always right, i.e. correct in His actions. I admit that sometimes I do not understand. However, that is normal for I am human and He is supreme. Never the less, I trust Him completely.

He is our loving Father, our Protector, our Guide, our Everything. I just want thank Him for His abundant and merciful grace, and not just on Sunday morning, but every day. He has blessed me with more peace in my life, more joy and love to share. His goodness is contagious. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace” (Acts 20:24, NIV).

I pray that you, too, regardless of your situation can experience His peace and joy, as you follow the path that He has set for you. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Weekend Project: Revive your closet.

A clean and organized closet is an essential part of dressing for success. There is nothing like on a Monday morning trying to figure what your wearing and you cannot find anything, simply because your closet is not organized. This weekend, let’s get it in order.

First, make sure you have the needs supplies, i.e. hangers, storage solutions for scarves, gloves, jewelry, etc. When purchasing hangers, you will need variety, such as padded hangers for blouses, felt hangers for slacks and dresses, and wooden hangers for suits. Remember when purchasing your supplies, the aesthetics of the items. You may want to adhere to a color scheme, etc. Do consider purchasing scented sachets, as well. You want your closet to be an enjoyable space. You can get a lot of great ideas from boutiques and department stores, too.

This is my poodle door stop. One of my favorite closet accessories.

This is my poodle door stop. One of my favorite closet accessories.

Next, if you have a smaller sized closet, like mine, I suggest that you take everything out of the closet. It will be much easier to move things around working with an empty closet.

Then, decide where everything will go. Make a section for skirts, pants, blouses, blouses, shoes, handbags, etc., and a space to place a weeks-worth of outfits. Every Sunday, I pull my outfits for the week, it makes getting dressed and prepared for work each day less hectic.

Survey each piece. If you answer NO to any of the following questions, do not return the garment to your closet. It will be taking up space for future new and even more fabulous garments. Put the garment to the side for donation to a charitable organization.

  • Do you like it?
  • Is it a quality garment, by look and feel? (I advise against making this judgment based on brand name, alone.)
  • Does it look good on you?

Items that you will keep, place in the designated section in the closet. Also in each section sort the items by color scheme. I start with white and move across the rainbow to black in each section. This will take a while, however it is the first and most important stage in getting your closet organized.

I am nearly finished. Still some tweaking is needed.

I am nearly finished. Still some tweaking is needed.


Next week, I will discuss taking a deeper dive into your closet. You want to make sure that you have the proper garments for your life style. A lovely closet is another way to inject some “Marvalous” into every day.

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and host of others, who have sacrificed their blood, sweat, and tears for the freedoms that I enjoy today. In the fight for equality, you modeled yourselves after Jesus Christ using love, hope, peace, and forgiveness as your weapons for battle.

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9, NIV)

A simple thank you is not enough. May my life be evidence of the fruit of your labor and an example for others that through Jesus Christ victory is secure.

Weekend Project: Serenity Space


Every woman needs a place in their home where they can take some time to re-center and recharge. It does not take a lot of space nor does it take a lot of money. I have created Serenity Spaces in a number of areas in my home. One of my favorites is in a corner of my bedroom, my personal nail salon. I love painting my own nails. However, I do leave the pedicures to the professionals. It is a very calming process of preparing my nails, moisturizing my hands, and then applying the color.

I make the experience enjoyable by listening to contemporary jazz while taking in the scenery of my space and the view through the nearby window. Maintaining a variable selection of polishes and attractively storing the needed supplies is essential. A crystal container is used for the cotton balls. In the mason jar are the nail files, clippers, and cuticle trimmers. On the tray are items there mostly for visual purposes and my favorite lotion. The desk that I use was an inexpensive thrift store purchase for $30 which I painted. I love my nail salon!




When you are creating your space, consider the following:

  1. What you love and the spaces that you have available? Example spaces could be the bath, your closet, a craft room, a desk in the kitchen, office, etc.
  2. Once you have settled on a space, determine what activity will take place in that area? For example, a comfortable chair in a corner of your home that you will use for quiet time and reading.
  3. Do you have the needed supplies? Make a list of what you need to ensure that you do not forget anything that you will use in your space.
  4. How will you store the supplies? Mason jars, crystal vases, ceramic bowls, and tea cups can be used to store small items. However, you may want book shelves or other larger storage items depending on your needs.
  5. What accessories will you use to enhance the beauty of the space? The attractiveness of the space is what will entice you to use it frequently.

Have fun creating your serenity space or spaces, it will make your home even more enjoyable for you. Taking the few minutes to relax, will also make you a more enjoyable person, too. Your home is your castle, make a space for the queen that you are.