Saturday, June 25, 2016

Built upon the rock...



We're living in turbulent, unsteady times.  Terrorism, political upheaval, sin abounding, how do we as God's people respond to it all?

First of all, we must realize that no political figure, no man or woman, is the answer to earth's woes.  God tells us not to put our trust in man. Our trust and refuge is to be in God alone. (Psalm 118:8)
(Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, June 26th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friday Favs...Simple 4th of July mantel

I can't wrap my mind around the fact that fourth of July weekend is only a week away!
I'd like summer to slow down!
I made a few simple changes to my mantel in honor of Independence Day.
My living room is already decorated in blue and white with red accents,
as those are my favorite colors.
To the mantel, (that I already had my antique bottle collection on), I added some miniature flags,
some wooden letters spelling USA and a wooden Uncle Sam.
A red, white and blue fabric pennant garland hangs on the antique mirror.
The red, white and blue letters are from the cheap bin at Michael's Craft Store. 
I sanded them a bit to make them look not so glossy and new.
I can't remember where I got my wooden Uncle Sam.
He's been around for quite some time.

My daddy was a Yankee Doodle Dandy, born on the fourth of July.
If he was still alive, this would have been his 95th birthday.


It's almost Friday!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
and 
a safe and BLESSED weekend!



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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Light of the world...


In my home office sits this watercolor print, done by a friend and gifted to me.


I also have a liking for candles and old fashioned chambersticks.



(photos above edited using Kim Klassen's epic texture)


I strung the wooden beads and cross as a decorative reminder to me
 of the greatest Gift of Love ever given to mankind.


And I have some type of living green plant in most every room in our home.

For songography  the song I think of every time I see my Light of the World watercolor.

Light of the World (Here I Am to Worship)


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Monday, June 20, 2016

First day of summer gratitude...

It's the first day of summer!  We had my husband's siblings and their spouses at our home over the weekend, as well as a large Father's Day gathering at our youngest daughter's house.  After our company left mid-day today, I had chores to do and errands to run.  All of this meant I'm a day late posting my weekly gratitude blog post.  Better late than never, and as usual, there's always so much to give God thanks for!
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Since 2009 I've been counting my blessings thanks to the prompting of Ann Voskamp.
 I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my journal.
(and capturing some of my blessings via my camera or iPhone)
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6-13-16-
-reading the book of Acts
-a fun day celebrating our granddaughter turning 13-
a mani/pedi, buying her new red Converse, going to the new Jane Austin movie, 
and dinner with Papa at the Old Spaghetti Factory

-a hot bubble bath

6-14-16-
-a fun time at Dizzy Castle with my two youngest granddaughters, 
the youngest's friend and my great nephew
-hearing my seven year old granddaughter and seven year old great nephew 
talking in the car about how much they have in common 
-my hub's running an errand for me
-a June thunderstorm
-praying together

6-15-16-
-starting the morning right
-a phone call conversation and prayer together with my out of town friend 
-lunch and a heart to heart with my friend from church
-the hub's spending hours patiently assembling his new bbq that we got him for Father's Day
6-16-16-
-Mama's birthday-she would have been 91 today
-the morning light shining on my empty coffee cup
-this quote-"sometimes when things are falling apart, they may be falling into place"
-an encouraging time of worship and prayer

6-17-16-
-Psalm 84
-our grandson mowing our yard and the neighbor paying him to mow his yard as well
-my sister and her husband stopping by for lunch and a visit
 on their way through town
-running errands together
-my husband finding us a movie to watch that takes place in Maine,
 (my mama grew up there)

6-18-16-
-an encouraging text
-our oldest granddaughter coming over
-dinner and a campfire and s'mores and staying up til midnight 
talking and laughing with my hub's siblings and their spouses

6-19-16-
-some of the fathers at church sharing this morning
-twenty three of us at our youngest daughter's for a Father's Day BBQ


-teaching my hub's bro and sis and their spouses a fun card game
-staying up til 1am talking


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Saturday, June 18, 2016

When the path gets hard...


According to Psalm 139, God created us, knows us, understands us and continually thinks of us.  It also says He sifts and searches out our path.  In that case, if there are any obstacles in our way, if there are any unexpected twists and turns on the path ahead, none of it is a surprise to our good Heavenly Father.  

I have terrible night vision. I really dislike not having a clear view of where I'm going and what might lie between me and my destination.  My flesh resists the notion of not seeing ahead clearly, of not knowing what lies before me. My first choice would always be to know ahead of time what I'm going to be facing.  

(Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, June 19th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Friday Favs...ladder turned pot and pan rack


In our former home, I had my pots and pans hanging on a wall in my pantry. You can see how here. I loved having my pots hanging up instead of having to dig in a cupboard for them. Our new to us house has a bigger kitchen with plenty of cupboard space for my pots and pans, but no wall space in the pantry to hang them from. I had an idea to hang them from my old ladder but had a hard time finding S-hooks that would fit over the rungs. The other day, I went into a Backyard Bird Shop with a friend, and there among the birdhouses and other backyard decor were the perfect hooks! How random is that!


I wanted the ladder to be flush with the wall, not leaning against it. In order for the ladder not to fall forward, I secured it by placing eye screws into the ladder and then screws going into the wall studs.


Refinishing or painting our cabinets and replacing the countertops is on our things to do list, but outdoor projects are the priority for the summer.


I'm always excited when an idea I've had floating around in my mind for quite some time works out!


It's Friday!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
and 
a safe and BLESSED weekend!



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