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I’m not complaining about the weather…





This has been a very unusual year, so far.

Everyone thought we would have an early spring . . . then winter came back — again and again.




We’ve had more than our share of rain (especially in Texas)! But we’ve had lots of sunshine, too.

The most unusual weather I’ve noticed is the nice, cool mornings (and evenings). Even when the day gets hot — very hot — it’s nice and cool by the next morning.

And I can’t complain about that! I love the cool breezes…

I’m walking more, since the weather is nice and cool.




I don’t think anyone knows just what to expect, but whatever type of weather comes along, I know God is in control — and HE has a plan. The weather is just a part of His plan.

So whether it’s hot, cold, wet, dry, thunderstorms, hail, snow, fog, sleet, wind or a mix . . . it’s just what God ordered.

And I can trust that it’s just right.




I can’t do anything to change it, so I might as well enjoy it!




© 2016 DJ Mynatt


3 important things to say…

Awhile back, I read three important things to say daily to those you love…

And I’m sorry that I can’t remember where I saw them, but I jotted down a few words to remind myself to begin saying them — and of course, I haven’t remembered — until now.

3 important things to say…

  1. I love you dearly
  2. I appreciate you immensely
  3. I will pray for you — always




That’s it. Three little things to say — but, oh!

There is such power behind those three things.

The picture below is a lady dear to my heart. She left awhile back, being called home. I’ll see her again some day soon.



But in the meantime, don’t let another day go by — without saying those three things to the people you love… you never know when someone special to you will have their last day on earth. Don’t wait until they’re gone — and wish you had said things . . . say things — now.

I love you, my readers! I do appreciate you! I do pray for you! Always!




© 2016 DJ Mynatt

more changes at work…

Something unexpected happened to me today…

After totally cleaning an empty cubicle — which was filthy — I moved all my stuff into it.

Now, let me make it clear that I had permission from all the supervisors in my office. As a matter of fact, they thought it was a great idea. It was private enough for training new employees, as well as private conversations with staff or supervisors, yet near enough to be available when needed.

So I clean everything — counters, drawers, file cabinets, shelves, even the floor (we won’t go into the mess I found under the desk).

Then, a week or so after I’ve moved — and gotten settled, the director stops me in the hall to tell me to move back to my previous cubicle — effective immediately!



The reason? He thinks someone who might be hired in the near future might want to use that particular cubicle.

SO… OK. I work late, and with help, I get everything moved back.

But I’m not happy.


Once again I’m asking for your prayers…

I know I will eventually get over the idea of feeling that I’m just not important around here… about the time I retire. And I am really looking forward to that day!




© 2016 DJ Mynatt

There’s gonna be changes at work…

Something very unusual is happening at work…


For the first time, in fifteen years,there is a change in leadership — for everyone.

Our division has three regional offices, and during the past fifteen years, since I began working here, we have had one of the leaders to retire, or resign. But not all three — at the same time!


Within ninety days… all three of the regional administrators left their positions. I wish them all the best… and yeah, I’m just a little envious. I wish it were my turn, but I’m counting the months and it’ll be here soon enough.

And now it’s time to post three job openings, and begin the interviews. In the meantime, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing.

Is it okay if I ask for your prayers? For those who’ve gone — and those who are left behind.




© 2016 DJ Mynatt

Bad dreams…

A dear friend of mine posted about having a bad dream…

It reminded me of how many bad dreams I’ve had… too many to try to count…

They mostly involve work issues, but sometimes they come from family matters — there are always other reasons but they are few and far between.

I have to admit many times the work issues cause far more bad dreams than I am comfortable with, but I’ve begun to end each day in prayer [something I should always do] and that helps — it doesn’t always stop the bad dreams, but I’m learning to understand them better.

Remember, God doesn’t promise us  that we’ll go through life without problems – or bad dreams – but that He’ll be there to help us get through them.

This is what helps me…

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

~ John 16:33

God bless you!

©Donna J. Mynatt  2014

My scary moments last week…

I was inspired to write this post because of a post I read today by Levi Thetford at:

Levi’s Daily Thoughts

Last week I traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for a 3-day mandatory training conference for work.

I arrived at the airport a little before 8:00 am, and didn’t eat anything except a package of crackers and tomato juice until I arrived at the hotel around 3:30 Monday afternoon. With no immediate plans, I was on my own, so my daughter suggested I walk the 4-5 blocks to Five Guys to purchase a burger and fries for an early dinner.

It seemed to take forever, even with my daughter, who was 700 miles away, trying to follow her GPS and direct me to the restaurant. When she assured me I was in the right area, I finally asked someone on the sidewalk, who told me I was at the right building and I just needed to walk upstairs to find it.

After purchasing my burger and fries, I headed back to the hotel. I hadn’t been nervous walking down to the Inner Harbor, but heading back I began to feel anxious… I tried to walk fast, but the city blocks were long and I had to cross many intersections. Finally I arrived at the hotel, took the elevator up to the 9th floor and got to my room. After getting ice from the ice machine, I settled in my room for the evening and prepared to enjoy my meal.

The next evening, after a day spent in workshops, our group headed down to the Inner Harbor to attend a dinner cruise. Much of the time there were thunderstorms, but we experienced a beautiful rainbow afterwards. From the top of the ship, we could follow the rainbow from one end, up the sky and down to the other end – how amazing the works of God! We arrived back at the dock just before 10:00 pm. This time the group didn’t return to the hotel together, but broke off into many groups. I ended up walking back alone somehow…

I now know this was more than just a little dangerous, but that thought didn’t occur to me until I was more than halfway to the hotel, when a couple of men crossed the street and followed me. Knowing I was helpless, but I serve a powerful God, I began quietly saying/singing “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”… and I wasn’t surprised to find that the men had disappeared when I looked back a few minutes later.

When I posted a message about it on facebook, an online friend came back with, “You just gave me a heart attack! I don’t even go down there during the day anymore. It’s too dangerous!”

I thank God for His protection. I don’t think God wants us to tempt Him with going into dangerous situations, but this was something unplanned and unexpected. I am so grateful that He goes with me everywhere I go!

Two days later, I found myself in an even scarier, more dangerous situation – one that I had no control over and no way to escape!

The super shuttle was late picking me up and the last workshop was cut short because of bad weather, so things were a bit tense. There were just five passengers… the driver up front; on the middle seat was a man returning home to England after working in the states for 4 years and me (I was returning to Tennessee); in the rear was a man and his wife (she had attended the same training) who were returning to Tennessee. Just after we headed for the airport, the man sitting beside me turned around to ask the woman sitting behind him to stop making so much noise… she had pulled out a bag of snacks and it appeared the crunching sounds from her chewing and the crinkling sound from the bag and candy wrappers were aggravating him.

It is likely that everyone was already on edge, with the bad weather, the heavy traffic and the prospect of arriving too late to the airport and missing flights. Whatever it was, when the woman refused to stop, but told him to turn around and stop telling her what to do, things quickly exploded!

Immediately the situation became violent! The man sitting next to me, the woman and her husband (sitting behind us), were all shouting insults and harsh threats at each other! The only thing I could think of to do was to pray… I prayed the entire time this was going on! Finally, during a lull for a few seconds, I asked the driver how long it would take us to reach the airport. We engaged in conversation for a few minutes, then I turned to the man beside me.

I think asked him where he was headed… this is when he told me about working here and returning to England. I kept chatting with him, hoping to distract him from the couple in the rear. He was very polite to me – and apologized to me for his bad language and what had taken place. We chatted about England, Ireland, and Australia. I mentioned that I was looking forward to getting home to my family, especially my grandchildren. We didn’t stop talking until we reached the airport terminal. I wished him a safe journey home and he said the same to me.

I’m hoping that I was a Christian witness to this man. I try to be mindful of this in the way I dress (everything covered that should be covered meaning a shirt with sleeves and long skirt or dress, and even the material being modest), the way I speak (no bad language or gossip, and watch out for ungodly, negative or criticizing words), and the way I act (no flirting, haughty or argumentative attitude).

There are rude, ignorant people everywhere… no where are we safe anymore. But if we trust God in every situation – and we behave in an honorable way – I believe God will keep us safe.

Oh, that we could in all things live by faith, then should we be delivered in all time of danger! No one ever did trust in the Lord in vain, and no one ever shall.
— Charles Spurgeon

God bless you!



This has NOT been the best trip…

First, the flight to Baltimore was not a direct flight, as expected. But it worked out ok.


Then I was sitting in the desk chair last night and it flipped over on its’ side, knocking me to the floor. I received a few scratches, scrapes and bruises, but nothing major.

Today the super shuttle was 30 minutes late… and the other 3 passengers came really close to getting into an ugly, dangerous fight!

I was sitting next to a man who got very upset with the others, cursing and threatening them. It was a scary situation, to say the least.

I sat still and prayed for help, protection and guidance…

… and the man turned to me and apologized to me!

We chatted the rest of the time until we got to the airport. He was very polite to me the entire time.

When I told a friend, she said God had used me as an angel. I kinda felt that way. God surely blessed me tonight!

Our plane, being delayed 45 minutes, is now boarding so I’m heading home!


God bless you! Good night!

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