Sunday, September 14, 2014

Words That Inspire

This is one of my favorite verses.

"What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee."
Psalm 56: 3

I memorized this more than 5 decades ago.
My little sister, Mary, who at the time was only 5 or 6 years old, quietly recited the verse while we were huddled in a closet.  The tornado siren had sounded. The lightening was flashing, thunder was clashing.  I will never forget that night.
In times like these this scripture is still resounding in my heart.

I'm going to print this free printable & frame it.  It's going to be displayed on my bedside table.  
If you would like a print, just click on the word source below the picture.  

Wishing you a calm & peaceful week . . . 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Decor For Pre-Autumn

It's still very, very warm here in NE Oklahoma.
I'm slowly adding decor for pre-autumn.
Indian summer is so pleasant.
entry table
dining room
kitchen hutch
So glad you stopped by for a visit!  

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Words That Inspire


After I heard the song, 'Let it Go', from the movie Frozen, I said to myself,
 "That could be my theme song!"
My heart & soul knows that God is in control, but too many times my human nature wants to take over.  
My prayer today & everyday,
"Thy will be done, dear Lord!"  

Wishing you a day & week of peace & understanding . . . 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Signs Of A New Season

I've been in a blogging slump for quite awhile.
When the calendar turned over to September I started getting excited about Autumn, my favorite season!
I threw together this little vignette on the mantel.  
Just a few hints of the approaching season.
 I printed this free printable from my Pinterest board for Autumn  Decorating.
A pitcher, a birdie & an amber beaded napkin ring. 
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~Albert Camus

Thanks for visiting!  I promise I'll be back soon!  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Words That Inspire


In Times Like These
In times like these you need a Savior
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Wishing you love & peace, friends & family . . . 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Words That Inspire

This picture by Mary Engelbreit brings back memories of my childhood.  Playing after dark, catching lightening bugs.  Laying on a quilt gazing at the stars.  
We have had cool, beautiful summer nights for several weeks.  Reminds me of the summer nights when I was growing up.  Some evenings it feels like autumn is creeping closer.

To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
Ecclesiastics 3:1

Wishing you a beautiful week . . . 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Words That Inspire

With all the horrible, evil situations going on in our world right now it's easy to lose sight of the truth.
God is in control.

  "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
 saith the LORD, 
thoughts of peace, 
and not of evil,
 to give you an expected end."
Jeremiah 29:11

Wishing you a week of peace . . . 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Words That Inspire


 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
 and cometh down from the Father of lights, 
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17

Wishing you a day of giving thanks . . .

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rainy Day Sunshine

What do you do on a cool rainy day in late July?  I decided to create a little sunshine on my two large chalkboards.  I found the ideas on Pinterest.
"You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy when skies are grey."
I love that little song.
I also like this song. 

 "I see trees of green, 
red roses too. 
I see them bloom, 
for me and you. 
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world."  

Here's the link to my Chalkboards board on Pinterest.

So happy you stopped by for a visit!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Banana Plantation

We are having fun watching our one plant banana plantation grow.
Here it is on July 6th.
July 20th

We are also enjoying homegrown tomatoes from our 2 container plants.
Emma helping Papaw.
Ethan picked a few.  

The temperatures were fantastic last week.  Highs in the 60's & 70's, lows in the 50's.
What a treat that was.  The heat is back this week, but so far there is no mention of temps of 100. 

Thank you for visiting!  

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Words That Inspire

The message is simple.

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,
 but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, 
but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV

Wishing you a week filled with opportunities to bless others . . .

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Words That Inspire

 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
 “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
 plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Wishing you a day filled with hope . . . 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our son, Bobby!
Then . . .
Now . . . 
Love you so much!  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Star Spangled Day

Our 4th of July celebration was so much fun.  
The grand kids had a blast!  
We started celebrating with our neighborhood parade.
Beauty queen, Emma, insisted on carrying this faux daisy.  So CUTE!
Ethan & teddy are ready for the parade.
Emma & Ethan's cousin, Levi, came to join in the fun.
Lunch time . . .
Water fun . . . 
Waiting for the fireworks show . . . 
Fireworks everywhere . . .
July 4, 2014 was a blast!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Words That Inspire

I am blessed!

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Wishing you a day filled with gratefulness . . . 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Growing Too Fast

My grand kids are growing by leaps & bounds.  
Ethan lost his 1st tooth yesterday.
Makes me sad & happy at the same time.

The other day when Ethan was walking by the flower pots at the front door
, he paused & looked at the flowers.  He pointed out to me that the petunias were the colors of the USA.  This for sure proves he's growing up & showing what he's being taught.  So proud of this big boy!  
Love you, buddy!  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrating Red, White & Blue

I've been a little slow decorating the house for July 4th.
I've already shown you my mantel.

 Red, white & blue in the dining room.
On the side table . . . 
dining table . . . 
Grandma Minnie's guilt with some new place mats from Old Time Pottery.
I'll add a few flags to this antique pitcher.
Another side table . . . 
I just love Holly Hobby! 
 When I saw this plate at my favorite antique/junkin' store I knew it had to come home with me.
 "It's a star spangled day when you share it with a friend."

My littles are coming over in a few days with their Mommy to help me finish decorating for our 4th of July celebration. They have so much fun taking items out of the storage tubs & finding places for them around the house.  I'll share pictures soon.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Words That Inspire

I learned to recite this when I was about 4 years old.  Even though I didn't fully understand the meaning of these words, over the years I have grown to love & honor what it means.
Click here for a history lesson about the pledge.
In the words of  president Theodore Roosevelt . . .
"We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country.
 Either a man is an American and nothing else, 
or he is not an American at all."

Wishing you day of reflection . . .