Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday...

and a time of refreshing for me. we are having a ladies conference at our church and I LOVE it. Just to soak up the Word is awesome. Today I am giving away a little new Noteworthy RAK... (again a little box FULL of goodies) so tell me, what is your favorite recreational time... what puts that smile back on your face?

I love to hear from you.

Just read Psalm 45 in the Message Bible and it really sums up what my heart is for this blog... My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words...

Talk soon
Love and a kiss
Wilna

62 comments :

caferacer said...

very nice site,
the poem in south african amauses me
greetings caferacer

Stay funny said...

for me it's visiting places in Ottawa to take pictures or just the park... see the birds and flowers!

Dale Anne Potter said...

I LOVE walking around town - seeing all the new leaves, the birds singing & feeding their young, the fluff starting to collect on the poplar trees and just LIFE.
I take my camera and just click away!

Harley Dee said...

Don't enter me in your giveaway since I'm getting one of your banners, I just wanted to say that I love getting out in the woods and just wandering around. Just being surrounded by what God has made makes me forget about the little troubles in life.

paula clare said...

Hi Wilna,
I am inspired and energized by being in the middle of God's creation...whether it's mountains, the beach, forests, or sunset by a local lake. I love to watch the little birds sing and dance and chirp...I am reminded that He will take care of me and I am assured of His great love: for me, for US!

Anonymous said...

Sitting down after a long bath,with freash pajamas, a cup of tea, with a favorite magazine, with the tv off, in a very quiet house with a blanket around me.
Rosa
RNDO64@AOL.com

Anonymous said...

Wilna- For recreation I love to go hiking! Just something about being in nature, and getting a workout at the same time. God's majesty is so evident in nature! For a fun twist on hiking we have discovered letterboxing where boxes are hidden along a trail with rubber stamps in them. You bring along a book and a stamp pad to record your finds. So fun. Google it. : ) Have a great day. -Alisa

heather j. said...

I like outdoorsy stuff like hiking,fishing with my kids and gardening/farming. We have 4 acres that we farm so there's always plenty to do.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wilna,
My favourite thing to do is to spend time playing with my son and my husband on Sunday afternoon after church. We are refreshed by God's word in the morning and then we take the time to really enjoy each other's company with absolutely no other distractions (unless some friends want to play along, too) in the afternoon. It is lovely and sets me up for the next week of busyness.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

My absolutely favorite thing is to take a Saturday off and do nothing but lay on the couch in my pajamas with a cozy blanket and a brand new book to read. For me, there is nothing like that fresh smell of a new hardback book and knowing I have hours to just sit and read.

It's even better if it is raining - I open the front door and feel the breeze and have the smell of the rain too!

Lynn (furrball)

Anonymous said...

Many things put the smile back on my face, but if I have to choose, I would say walking/sitting on the beach at SanLameer in KZN, South Africa, spending time in the SouthAfrican bush, taking an early, brisk walk in our neighbourhood, and of course, to scrapbook!!
Enjoy the ladies conference, may God refresh your mind and your soul!
Love - ingrid

Peggy-Sue said...

For me it is the smile on my daughters face when she comes running towards me or simply look at me and says "my mom" and hugs me and touch my face...
My heart melts and everything else is forgotten:)
Have a nice day Wilna..

Christa said...

aside from hobbies (which I enjoy to do during my free time) I really like to watch movies. It takes my mind and clears it to watch the movie. very relaxing.

Stephanie said...

finding something new to do with my family, creating a new memory and reliving it around the dinner table:)

Sara said...

Right now its to go out on my back deck and sit amongst the chirping birds and soaking up some sun...its such an oasis for me...its even better with a snack and a cold drink!

Sara

Amy Nabors said...

sitting on my front porch, listening the birds early in the morning and writing in my journal. it's the perfect way to start my day off.

Sophia said...

Hi Wilna, mine has to be spending time in the garden playing with my two beautiful girls, listening to the birds chirping and just admiring God's creations.

Anonymous said...

Doing something fun with my family.
Watching them have fun together.

Jennifer Kolakowski said...

Hi Wilna,

My top three things to do during free time are 1. running, 2. reading and 3. scrapbooking...not necesarily in that order, but love each of them so much...Love your blog!

Jen Kolakowsi

Linda said...

I would have to say, family time when we are all sitting together watching a good movie. the second would be a cup of coffee and some needed scrapbooking time........

Linda Velez

MandieGirl said...

good coffee and good company. (and good reading, too)

Christina said...

For me, days when I can be with my family walking, or playing while surrounded by God's creation. That definitely makes me smile.
I just wanted to tell you that I just ran across your blog and I LOVE it!! You combine two of my favorite things, God and scrapbooking!! LOL!! Thank you for your inspiration

Paola said...

Hmm recreation for me is many things scrapping is reacreational because its fun and realxing..also going for long walks in the park and enjoying all of nature is one of my favourite things to do!

HoweverAlthough said...

For me - playing with my little dogs. They make me laugh and love me no matter what. ;)

jacki janse van rensburg said...

it is 00h45, and i should have been asleep hours ago! i will regret this later this morning. but, i am busy with one of my favouritest recreational activities - reading blogs! i'm sitting in bed, warm and cosy. with the man snorning beside me, and rain falling outside, with the laptop on my knees. first i worked a little on my own blog, and then i started surfing...

pink said...

I love to take a long walk and pray and reflect. I love a cup of coffee with a friend. I love to read the Bible and inspirational reading.....like a great Beth Moore insight. :)

jacqui said...

I would have to say that my most favourite recreational time has to be scrapbooking. This is probably why I'm feeling so frustrated at the moment as I haven't been able to get to doing anything for ages now. I'm missing being creative and recording my memories. Hope you enjoy your conference. Sounds like something I need right now! Take care Jacqui

Debbie said...

I am refreshed being outdoors walking through God's creation...The woods, at the lake, seeing the sunrise the first thing in the morning, hearing the first birds of the morning. Feeling my husband hand on my hip in the middle of the night..Turning Praise and Worship Music on and listening to it while I clean or am crafting. Knowing He is always there to take care of me and provide for me. His love is AWESOME....

elisabeth said...

For myself, it's a new experience of being together with my family on SUnday evening as we watch the gorgeous sunset at our cottage before packing up to head home for the week. This past Sunday it was spectacular and as we (and our cottage neighbours) watched the sun sink inot the lake we all applauded...showing our appreciation for the wonderful gift.

inara said...

today it was standing outside with a nice strong but not cold wind blowing against my body, it made me feel so free somehow, and it definitely made me smile!

Anonymous said...

I love sitting on my deck, on a beautiful day, drinking a cup of coffee, listening to my kids playing, reading a good book/scrapboking magazine. Becca :)

leeann said...

I love a good book, a cup of tea and a new praise and worship CD.

purplegirl said...

I love listening to Christian TV online (my fave right now is god.tv) and creating some projects while listening and worshipping the Lord!
Thanks for the giveaway Wilna!

Jan C. said...

Family vacations, especially to the ocean, fill me right back up with joy. But since we do that only once a year, the next best thing for me is probably going for a long hike in the woods!

Grammy and Olivia said...

I love sitting outside enjoying God's creation just as the evening sun goes down with a good cup of coffee--that fills my soul with peace. My husband and I just stepped inside from watching the lightning streak across the clouds. It was a marvelous display of God's power and handiwork. Also any time I get to spend with my sweet little granddaughter is sure to bring a smile.

Anonymous said...

I love to go for walks along the river near our house. It is so amazing there and my kids love it too. Thanks for all the inspiration Wilna!!
Jen

melita said...

My fave recreational time? Scrapbooking of course! =) Glad I found your blog again! It was wonderful meeting you at the SE Event!

tessa said...

my favourite would be sitting at a coffebar with a scrapbook magazine..

Heidi said...

going to the Kruger National park and seeing all the different animals in their environment is awesome, just being so close to nature and what God created as it's supposed to be...

and scrapping off course ;-)

Mrs. Wizzle said...

Sitting in the sand, or on a rock on the shore and listening to the waves crash and thunder against the rocks,feeling the wind in my hair, looking at the limitless sky, running my hand through sand wet or dry. Realizing the awesomeness of a God that created all of this.

(On the coast of Washington or Nova Scotia. Not someplace ferociously hot, although I know some would prefer the heat, not me)

Shelly said...

Getting some "ME" time usually will put that smile back on my face :) I love being with my little daughter, but sometimes... well, a girl just needs to be away from the craziness!

Grace said...

Central Park and an ice-cream cone always calms and relaxes me. But Church also, more than the park. quick story: I was going through alot of stuff personally and all of a sudden was feeling overwhelmed and panic attack coming on we had family visiting from Detroit and I was happy did not understand what was happening, we were near St. Patrick's in NYC and I said lets go in to see. My mom looked at me and said that ask I was praying that she noticed something different about me. I have not fealt panic or overwhelmed anymore that was last year. So must say Church grounds me and makes me feel like I am so not alone and do not have to fix everything and everyone. Thank you for your beautiful blog and beautiful heart! Hugs Grace

DeniseLynn said...

Going for a walk and listening to the quite voice of God ... that is the way to get my smile back after a rough day. I've had quite a few lately and getting some exercise helps. I giggle a bit afterward too because I walk and talk to God and lately I've wondered if I ended up talking out loud to HIM as I get lost in the experience ... if I did talk outloud or even if my mouth was moving then I'm sure some folks might think I'm really strange! *ha!*

The Kahler Family said...

I love to do anything with my family... park time, walks, bike/ scooter rides, swimming, etc. I especially love going to Disneyland and Sea World and to the beach. We just returned from Sea World and the beach this weekend and it was definitely what we all needed! It was wonderful to get away and just be us!
I love your blog, the colors are great!
Angie

4guysandagirl said...

for me it's playing whiffle ball in the back yard with my guys after we've gotten out of the pool, or maybe it's playing frisbee with my guys, or jumping on the trampoline with my guys. It doesn't matter what we do as long as we do it together. I am so blessed!
Michelle

antenucci said...

Scrapping really helps me feel refreshed - it is almost like I step away from the everyday and refocus on what really matters, making memories with my family.

Kimmie said...

Scrapbooking. I know that sounds foolish, but i just wanted to quit yesterday, but today i scrapbook for me and no one else, and i reminded myself of that!

3QTGUYS said...

Well, I have few.

Sitting at Starbucks with a girlfriend, catching up!

Or

Running! What a rush!

or

Listening to worship music on our way to church, totally puts me in the right frame of mind! I love it.

Megan said...

Hi Wilna! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome RAK!
My favorite thing to do is to take my daughter to the zoo and just wander around. i try to let her decide what we will do. we get to be outside, which we both love. we both LOVE animals and each time we go, we have a different experience, but always a great one!

michelle t said...

I live with 4 boys. So sometimes my favorite rec time - is girlfriend time! A chance to laugh and recharge.

Lisa J. said...

Papercrafting of course!

Michelle Ramsay said...

Hi Wilna, thanks for the opportunity to try and win some Noteworthy goodies.

I have lots of favourites to put a smile on my face - listening to lively music definitely gets me going, relaxing in the Berg or at a Game Reserve just soaking up nature, sitting making a teddy bear and of course scrapping - I go into another world.

Have a great day.

Regards

Ellen G said...

My idea of recreation involves anything fun with my fam (hubby and 1 yr old). Lately, we have spent a lot of time at our friends' lake house to refresh ourselves.

annetteabe said...

summer time, when all the family is together outside, warm in the sunshine and the beauty all around. wearing flip-flops and the smell of suntan lotion :)

Joyce said...

I love to sit outside when the weather is perfect with a cup of coffee, my journal and the Word. A little time of reading, praying and journaling puts life back into perspective.

The Lind's said...

Kids are finally asleep, husband is busy, and I have endless time to scrap away the night, of course with a little chocolate treat and diet coke by my side....ALWAYS brings a big smile to my face! Doesn't it everyones?

Juel said...

I love going on quiet walks in the park next to our house.

Anonymous said...

Watching a movie on friday nights with my family on our couch with some snacks for company is my best recreational activity. A close second is scrapbooking every night even if its only for a few minutes. Priya

fran h said...

Hi wilna,
I love to take walks along the beach here in Florida with my family and just listen to the waves and the sound of the birds.

Fran H

Anonymous said...

My favorite recreational time is working in my garden, admiring the flowers, and being reminded of the many miracles we are provided each and every day. betty j

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing is sitting on the end of the dock with my feet in the water. Just thinking and reflecting and watching people play in the water. Its just a quiet spot where every thing seems to slow down.

Roslyn said...

I have a few favorites - one is a day like today. I've been running and then cleaned the house. Now I'm making tea and will sit and read and just enjoy, knowing there are no 'chores' waiting for me.
Another favorite is walking, especially through a wooded area or by water - the ocean would be my first choice, but since I'm a little far from one right now, I make do with lakes and rivers!
And of course scrapbooking/crafting and producing something I know will put a smile on someone else's face. That makes me smile too :o)