Sunday, November 16, 2014

Words That Inspire

The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7
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It's not hard to be relaxed and peaceful when everything is going smoothly and your problems are all under control. But that's not real peace. Real peace is the inner calm God's Spirit gives you even when the world around you is chaotic, stress is bearing down on you, and things are going right off the rails at work and at home.

You get that kind of peace by trusting God and keeping your heart focused on Him. In return, His peace will keep you calm and under control. . .better able to process solutions and deal effectively with circumstances. Don't settle for a fragile peace that can't handle all that life is handing you. Put your hand in God's hand.

"Christ alone can bring lasting peace. . .
peace with God . . .peace among men and nations. . .
and peace within our hearts."
Billy Graham

Taken from "God's Daily Answer".

Wishing you a warm, peaceful day . . .

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Words That Inspire

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Make me know Your ways, O LORD;
 Teach me Your paths.
 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, 
For You are the God of my salvation; 
For You I wait all the day.
Psalms 25:4-5

Wishing you a day of thankfulness for His presence . . . 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Words That Inspire


“God is our refuge and strength,
 an ever-present help in trouble.”  
Psalms 46:1

Wishing you a day filled with hope . . .

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Good Things

I enjoy good things that left my spirits.
Yesterday my candle order from
Oh the yumminess!  
I could eat the Hot Chocolate candle.  The Christmas Cabin candle really smells like Christmas.  I can't wait to use it.  The little cutie is Spiced Cranberry, another wonderful holiday fragrance.
Check out Rebecca's web site, you'll love what you see there.

After my doctor's appointment this morning we enjoyed breakfast at one of our favorite cafes. The atmosphere is nice & they play retro music.
I love the mugs they serve coffee in.  I bought one to add to my mug collection.

Good things add spice to life.  
What good things are you enjoying today.  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Words That Inspire

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Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Psalm 98:4

Wishing you a day filled with singing . . . 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Words That Inspire

Sections of our front yard tree are starting to turn shades of red.
Oh, how I love my favorite season!
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How many of you remember singing this song when you were a child?

God's beautiful world,
God's beautiful world;
I love God's beautiful world.
He made it for you.
He made it for me.
I love God's beautiful world.
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All things were made by Him; 
and without Him
 was not anything made that was made.
John 1:3
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Wishing you a day filled with enjoyment of God's beautiful world . . . 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Words That Inspire

It's another gray, rainy day here in our neck of the woods.
I enjoy this kind of day.
I love this season of change..
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Wishing you a day of comfort & joy . . . 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Halloween Bing On The Entry Table

I like to decorate with my grandkids in mind, so I add bling wherever I can.
Candy corn lights & a happy Jack-o-lantern add some bling to the table.
A friendly dracula & witch welcome visitors with a BOO greeting banner.
Lizzie High witch Marisa & her little brother, Petey are ready to trick-or-treat.
This adorable little witch is ready to tag along.

Come back soon to see more fun Halloween bling.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Mantel With A Little Bling

Our autumn mantel once again has Grandma Ruby's boo jack-o-lantern front & center.
It's so special, it's on a cake pedestal surrounded by autumn leaves.
The lanterns are topped with raffia.  The flameless candles are so convenient & look so real.
The glittery bling pumpkins came from $ Tree.
  I'll show more autumn/ Halloween bling tomorrow.
Thanks a bunch for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Beautiful Autumn Day

What a beautiful autumn day!
I want to wish my little sister, Susan, a very happy birthday.
I just love this black & white photo of her when she was little.
Wish it was in color so you could see her beautiful red hair.
Love you sis!

I'm doing a little decorating today.  
I found this idea on Pinterest.
fall centerpiece..... so easy to do
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Here is my version.

Next, I'm going to do a little Halloween bling decorating that I hope the grandkids will enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Words That Inspire

 And my God will supply every need of yours 
according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Wishing you a great day to start a new week . . . 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

I'm always so excited when my favorite season arrives.
Greeting on the entry table. 

The grandkids are ready for OSU football.
Ethan in his new jersey.
Emma modeling her new OSU cheer outfit.

 Some of our late summer fun activities.

Sprinkler fun . . . 


Kids night at El Chico.

As we tuck away our memories of summer we look forward to all the fun times we'll share this autumn.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Words That Inspire

I've got confidence!

The Lord, He is the One who goes before you.
He will be with you, He will not
leave you nor forsake you;
do not fear nor be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:8
Confidence is a positive attitude toward the future, an assurance that whatever tomorrow brings, you can meet its challenges. With that in mind, Christians should be the most confident people in the world. As a believer, you have the privilege of serving the God who holds the future in His Hands.

Not one thing that happens to you surprises God or catches Him off guard. And He has promised to see you through every trial, every hardship, every heartbreak, every disappointment. Therefore, you can step into the future with confidence, knowing that the God who knows all and sees all has already paved the way before you and will be at your side until your journey's end. 

"Confidence in the natural world is self-reliance,
in the spiritual world it is God-reliance."
Oswald Chambers

taken from 'God's Daily Answer

Wishing you a beautiful week . . . 

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
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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

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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

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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 . . .