Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas 2012

It's Christmas 2012 and I can't believe it.  This year has gone so fast and I have been missing my grandchildren as babies.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This is my new front door and screen door!  I got the idea and the color from Pinterest.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Another night of not being able to sleep.  The ringing in my head won't stop.

Friday, August 24, 2012

I love this picture of Ben.
Just erased Alleyne's phone numbers from my phone.  I'm sure she doesn't want to take the time to talk now.  Hope that peace is her state as she discovers the touch of her Heavenly Father.

The cake stand is from Joann's and the urn is from my neighbor's garage sale ($3).  i don't remember where I picked up the bird.

I'm going to try a new technique on my table that I found on the net.  Brush with strong tea and let dry. Take a mason jar and fill with steel wool and vinegar...let stand for three days.  I will let you know if it works.

Have a blessed weekend.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Can't seem to cool the house down tonight.  Must be the humidity with the rain coming.  Finding it hard to sleep with so much on my mind.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My mom used to say that in order to be good at having dinner guests you have to do it often.  I haven't done it often but I sure enjoyed the other weekend with Jo and Becky.  I enjoy going out to eat but I most certainly enjoyed cooking this time.  I'm working on a menu that I can repeat so I can get better at it.  Steak, rice, salad, bread and individual strawberry rhubarb pies.  I think that a homemade meal says...I'm glad you came!

Monday, August 20, 2012

My heart is sad tonight as I ponder the loss of a friend.  We weren't real close...we spoke on the phone occasionally but had not seen each other in a while.   Nevertheless she is a friend.  She used to eat the funniest lunches...while standing up.  One half to one cup frozen mixed vegetables and that's all.  She always cared about how my life was going and would do anything to help.

The thing I remember the most is that she never ended a phone call without saying I love you.  I hope that God answers our prayers and heals you Alleyne but if you are on your way to Heaven I pray that your journey will be sweet.  I love you Alleyne!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

This poor cabinet...

It has been winter white, blue, expresso, aqua and now taupe.  Finally I like it.

Shining it up...

There is something good about shining up the things around up. 

Does He love us because of our goodness? Because of our kindness? Because of our great faith? No, He loves us because of His goodness, kindness and great faith. "Grace For The Moment". We can shine ourselves up but He still loves us the same. "Grace For The Moment

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Life

In "Love Wins" the author speaks of how we need to experience Heaven on Earth and not just wait for the after life.  So yesterday I went to Johnson's Garden Center to feed my soul and then came home to plant my parsley.  My wildflowers are growing as we speak.  God is so us such beauty here.  I urge you to take some time to play in the soil and experience God right in your hands.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's raining outside and in my heart...

Don't think I have ever felt so unworthy in God's eyes.  Hope seems so out of reach and grace and mercy...forget about it.  I know deep down that God's grace is enough, that His mercies are new every morning, that nothing can separate us from His love, that He died for me, and that I will one day be in His grasp but today my faith is small to say the least.

Lord I need a new touch and I need the rain that is outside to come into my heart and wash the windows of my soul.  As I sleep tonight Lord fill me with your power so that in the morning I can say

This is the day God has given me.  I will give thanks for whatever God sees fit to send.