Sunday, May 24, 2015

Words That Inspire

Lest we forget . . . 

Wishing you a safe Memorial Day . . . 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Words That Inspire

What a reasurrance this is.  

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, 
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. 
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
 and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not much more valuable than they?” 
Matthew 6:25-26 (NIV) 

Wishing you all a restful day . . . 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Memories

I have special memories of Mother's Day while I was growing up.
On Mother's Day morning before church my
Daddy would go outside to cut a red rose for each of us to wear.
A red rose meant your Mother was still alive.
I think this tradition faded away about 30 years ago.
A white rose meant your mother had passed away.
I remember seeing the people at church wearing a white rose or beautiful white carnation corsage and thinking how sad it must be to not have your Mother with you to celebrate the day.
My dear, sweet Mother, Helen, passed away 17 years ago one month before Mother's Day. That first Mother's Day without her was very difficult. All of the holidays were difficult that first year.
I cherish the memories of Mother. Her love, kindness, beautiful singing voice, & generous heart are a legacy of love to her family. She loved the Lord. I find sweet comfort in knowing that I will see her again in heaven. I thank God for my wonderful mother.
Mothers hold their children's
hands for a short while,
but their hearts forever.
Wishing each of you a wonderful Mother's Day . . . 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pansy Art

Emma visited for a few hours today while her brother was at school & mommy had some errands to do.  
It was the perfect time to do a fun art project.
We clipped a few pansy blooms.
Using a hammer we "printed" the pretty colors on a piece of construction paper.  
I helped a little by using a larger hammer.
We made a Mother's Day card for her mommy.  

I love making memories with my grandkids!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Words That Inspire

Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles,
 discouragements, and impossibilities:
It is this that in all things distinguishes
the strong soul from the weak.
Sir Francis Drake

Blessed is the man who keeps on
going when times are hard.
James 1:12

Wishing you a day of sunshine . . . 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words That Inspire


“You are the light of the world.
 A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket,
 but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
 In the same way, let your light shine before others,
 so that they may see your good works and
 give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

Wishing you light & love . . . 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Words That Inspire

20 years ago.
April 19, 1995
9:02 am
We will never forget.
 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; 
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Praying for those who suffered loss 20 years ago.

Blessings . . . 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Happenings

It's a beautiful day here in our city.
A couple of weeks ago we found these beauties at our favorite landscape & nursery, Southwood.
While we were there we noticed the wisteria were almost in bloom.
A few days later they posted this picture on Facebook.
Our red bud tree was lovely this year.
The kids came over for Easter dinner.
It was raining so the egg hunt would happen indoors.
Soon after dinner Ethan started running a fever & felt miserable.
After a few hours he was taken to pediatric urgent care.  Poor little guy had strep throat.  By the time they came back to our house Emma was running a fever.  The next morning she went to the doctor.  She also had strep.  Bummer!  

 I will be blogging more so check back soon.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Words That Inspire

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
 His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1

Wishing you a beautiful day . . . 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Words That Inspire


 He is not here: for he is risen , as he said .
 Come , see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6 

Wishing you a day of rejoicing & praising 
our risen Lord . . .

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Girl Time

Tuesday was a fun time with Emma. 
 So, while her brother was at school we enjoyed a little "Girl Time".
She had fun painting this little bunny that I found at Target several weeks ago.
The 'baby' paint brush was thoroughly washed between paint color changes.

When I told her that her daddy was coming for lunch she said, "When daddy's here we'll have "Girl Time" and "Boy Time".  She's so sweet. 
We even made up a song about "Girl Time'.  She wanted us to sing it for her mommy when she picked her up.  

What a special time we had!  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Boston Fern Inspiration

Hello, friends! Happy Monday to you all!
 I have only been doing a blog post on Sundays.  Yes, I've been a blog slacker.  I was inspired this morning to start posting more frequently.
These beautiful ferns on our deck were my inspiration.
They are so green & lush. 
We always hang Boston Ferns on our deck.  It's one of the first signs of spring in our outdoor spaces. 
We found these at Sam's for $12.96.  A good deal in my opinion.

Question, what is one of the first things you add to your outdoor spaces when spring arrives?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Words That Inspire


And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying,
 Hosanna to the Son of David:
 Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord;
 Hosanna in the highest.
Matthew 21:9

Wishing you a blessed day . . . 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Words That Inspire


Gracious words are like a honeycomb, 
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24 

Wishing you well in the new week . . . 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Words That Inspire

The golden rule.

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:31

Wishing you a week filled with love . . . 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Words That Inspire

He is always with us!

Wishing you a day of peace & love . . . 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Words That Inspire

  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:
 for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 13:2

Take care friends & family who are waiting for the thaw.
Wishing you a warm & cozy day . . . 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Words That Inspire


 Ask, and it shall be given you; 
seek, and ye shall find; knock, 
and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew 7:7

Wishing you a day of thankfulness . . . 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Words That Inspire

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
 be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4

Wishing you a week of blessings . . . 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Words That Inspire


You make known to me the path of life; 
you will fill me with joy in your presence, 
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16;11

Wishing you a day filled with reflection & gratitude . . .