Sunday, April 19, 2015

Words That Inspire

20 years ago.
April 19, 1995
9:02 am
Tragedy
We will never forget.
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 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.
GORGEOUS!  
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
NIV

Wishing you a beautiful day . . . 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Words That Inspire

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

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

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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
KJV

Wishing you a blessed day . . . 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Words That Inspire

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

Wishing you a week filled with love . . . 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Words That Inspire

He is always with us!
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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

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 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

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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 . . . 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Words That Inspire

Peace
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Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 
The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Wishing you a day of contentment & peace . . . 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Words That Inspire

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“What good is the warmth of summer, 
without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
John Steinbeck

Wishing you a day of warmth & comfort . . . 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories . . .

Christmas is 2 days away.
I hope your shopping is complete, and you're
almost finished baking goodies and wrapping the presents.
Now, it's time to relax and reflect on Christmas memories.
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It's wonderful to recall being in Christmas plays
at church, singing familiar Carols that
tell the true meaning of Christmas.
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Remember the fun you had as a child
leaving cookies and milk for Santa?
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When it was time for bed you couldn't fall asleep
because you were so excited!
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You couldn't wait until Christmas morning
to see if Santa left you a special gift 
under the tree. You woke up before daylight
and rushed into the living room.

Then, when you're a parent you get to experience 
the innocent joy your child has during the wondrous season of celebration.

Now, as a grandparent I'm having so much fun watching my grandkids learn about this glorious time of the year.

Merry Christmas everyone!
God bless you and yours!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Bling 2014

I thought I'd better do a quick post about a little of the Christmas bling in our home for 2014 before the big day arrives.

The Mantel

The Tree
It's a little fuzzy because the lights are blinking.

Santa Collection
Nativity
Dining Room
Kitchen
Entry Hall

Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Words That Inspire

I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt
bountifully with me.
Psalm 13:6 
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How long has it been since you've been
Christmas caroling?

Wishing you a day filled with music . . . 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Words That Inspire

Encouragement . . .

So encourage each other to build each other up,
just as you are already doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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The root of the word "encouragement' means to 
"put courage into."
What a beautiful picture of one person standing beside another saying,
"Take courage!"
God has given you the ability to be that person to others.
Ask Him to show you those who could use
a kind word,
an uplifting thought,
a simple prayer.
They could be strangers on the street or members of your own family.
Your encouragement may help someone walk when he or she might have stumbled.
You might help someone stand firm instead of giving in.
And encouraging other has yet another benefit~
those around you are strengthened so that they can offer you an encouraging word when you need one.

I want to thank all of you for being an encouragement & inspiration to me.
I am so blessed !!

Wishing each of you a wonderful Sunday . . .