Shelves waiting for me to organize, boxes to unpack
Do you see the chocolate word on the box?
We bought these boxes off of Craig's list
Embarrassing they all had Chocolate on the side.
Wonder what our neighbors thought, hehehe !!!
Oh I would love a professional organizer These shelves will hold things I like to do. Stitchery, Stamping, crafting, sewing and my Grace Livingston Hill books My work desk...SOMEDAY ~~~~ooOoo~~~~ What my husband will do: Paint the walls Put flooring down on subflooring Crown Molding (he insists) minor repairs ~~oOo~~ WHEN ???? it doesn't matter, I will be at the bottom of the list because I want time with him, more than him working 24/7. Things will get done
~~oOo~~ I am still feeling too crummy to do much unpacking Very weak and tired....that will pass too. Just keeping it real and in perspective
I can't remember exactly, but it was at the first part of this
month. Our friend Rose and her husband Norm asked us to come over after
Sunday evening service. I thought it would be coffee/tea and cookies.
This, Proverbs 31 woman, was prepared. She had homemade split pea soup
that she had frozen and then had it almost ready to go. She had little sandwiches
Oh and of course before dinner, crackers with a salmon spread that her
son makes every year. For dessert we had a few things from the holidays to
include her fruitcake. NOW this is a GREAT FRUITCAKE.
I now have a copy of the recipe, and will make it next year.
Fruitcake gets a bad rap, oh but not this one
Think I will re-name it at the beginning because
of the stigma when I give it someone.
She loves candles. She lit some when we were there
She keeps the inside of her fireplace filled with candles.
So so cozy.
Oh her tree is gorgeous.
This is a 80 something woman that does all of this.
I love this look, I feel like I am in a Grace Livingston Hill book when I am there. She does things with joy. I love to observe and hopefully learn from Rose. In dealing with her husband, Norm, I have never heard her berate him, contradict him, no dirty looks. She serves him lovingly and you can hear the love in his voice for her he calls her *Rosella*...they have a rock solid marriage. I know she has learned many things through the years. I hope the Lord gives us many times together. Rose, is a dear friend. You would love her. ~~deby
**Finally the anti's have kicked in and feeling better slowly thanks for the prayers, emails and your concern.
Oh we would all be encouraged, not just me right now. We would get our focus back. I think we would be praying and maybe even shouting "amen" as that is what I did in my recliner just a bit ago with my coffee,by myself...dog looking on bewildered.
Since I can't do that. Can I encourage you, TAKE a BREAK...to here...go to 11/23/08....title "God is still running things" get out your Bible..or just listen. Have a cup of your favorite tea, coffee, or even your bottle of water. Prepare yourself. You will look at things differently. You will be blessed, you will be encouraged. It is worth your time. It is for ALL of us. I am convinced. I just had to share this with you my dear blog friends and family.
This is the Evangelist we had at our church last week. Do you know I am stilling mulling over the things he spoke about. He is from the south. The first thing is, his love for *RED-EYE Gravy*,now you southern girls you will have to EXPLAIN this all to me and maybe even share your recipe, hint, hint.
His main theme of his preaching, which is so dynamic and convicting, is *Prayer*. Statistics show the average Christians does not even pray 5 minutes a day--the average pastor 12 minutes. Oh boy does he talk about prayer, real prayer.
Please visit Bro. Benny Beckum's website. There are some neat things. Check out his itinerary. IF he is in your area. GO ...go....go...you will not be dissappointed. Drive a bit if you have to. I tell you, I don't just want to be a hearer of the WORD, and I know you don't either. I want what he spoke on to take root in my heart. We have ordered a book of his and hope to find a source to listening to him on line. I took so many notes, so much scripture. Please if you have heard him and want to share something you were convicted about or learned. Feel FREE...we need to be a people of prayer and encourage one another
Now....about that RED-eye gravy....I am clueless and did not *google it*...but thought someone out there could fill me in.
There is in me, it will be here before we know it.
Found this list and thought it was fun.
What flowers mean to me, though
is creation, beauty--and
our God whocreatedsuchagorgeous palletteof colors.
So have fun with the list
Ignore what you don't like
or even make up your own bouquet of meanings.
Or give a flower, or bunch with a poem, a verse
or whatever, whoever receives them will be blessed.
I sure would be, wouldn't you ?
Amaryllis - Pride
Apple Blossom - Hope
Bellflower - Gratitude
Blue Periwinkle - Friendship
Blue Violet - Modesty, faithfulness
Bluebells - Constancy
Cala Lily - Splendid Beauty
Camellia - Loveliness, gratitude
Carnation - Distinction, fascination
Chrysanthemum (red) - I love you
Chrysanthemum (white) - Truth
Cyclamen - Modesty and shyness
Daffodil - Regard
Daisy - Beauty & Innocence
Fern - Fascination and sincerity
Flowering Almond - Hope
Forget-Me-Not - True love and remembrance
Gardenia - Secret Untold Love
Honeysuckle - Devoted affection, generosity
Hyacinth - Loveliness
Hydrangea - Boastfulness
Iris - Warmth of affection
Ivy - Eternal fidelity
Jasmine - Amiability
Larkspur - Laughter
Lemon Blossom - Fidelity in love
Lilac - First Love
Lilac (white) - Youthful innocence
Lily - Majesty
Lily-of-the-Valley - Return of happiness
Magnolia - Perseverance
Marigold - Affection
Mimosa - Secret love
Myrtle - Love and remembrance
Orange Blossoms - Purity or fertility
Orchid - Rare beauty
Peach Blossom - Captive
Peony - Bashfulness
Red Chrysanthemum - Love
Red Rose - Passion
All roses say, I Love You, but each color has it's ownmeaning: Burgundy - Unconscious Beauty Orange or Coral - Desire Pink - Grace and gentility Red & White Together - Unity Red - Passion Sweetheart Roses - Darling, Dear or Honey White - Worthiness White Rosebuds - You're too young for love Yellow - Joy
This is my,dear blog friend, Susan of "BY GRACE". Please check out her blog Her blog was one of my first blogs when I first started reading them. She works along side her husband as missionaries in Canada., We finally got to meet in person. Oh I was so excited. Susan is a sweet lady, with a accent that is just the best. You see, we don't hear those accents as we type. I hope we can get up and visit their church. Pray for them, as Wes and Susan work in Vancouver,BC. I would also encourage you, if given a chance to meet a blog friend in person. Do IT !!!! Of course be prudent and be careful. We were....we had our husbands and were at a Revival type thing that was fantastic. Can't be much safer than that. Would love to meet her children next...saw Sam at a distance....Thanks Susan for your friendship !!! ~*~*~*~*~*~ We are still not feeling to great yet. We are 98% moved OUT of the old house We have (my dh) has a few things he needs and wants to do before we put up the FOR SALE sign. Settling here will be slow as there is some real TLC, needed. This is all going to be a process. THANK YOU for all the prayers, they are so appreciated. ~~Deby
Well I had to stay home sick from church, so I spent time in the WORD and in conjunction with the above book. I have so much underlined in it, I thought I must recommend it. We received these books awhile ago from our church. Now I can't believe that it has taken me so long real get in to it. IT is EXCELLANT.
We are also now 98% moved into our new home. Of course chaos reigns here and will for awhile.
My husband and I both got some respiratory *bug* and so it has taken the wind out of our sails.
I keep thinking, "it will all get done, there is NO RUSH".....this house needs tons of TLC so getting settled will be a process.....maybe taking a couple of years. I can tell that I am going to love it already, just need to be patient. I mentioned to my brother in law that my next move is HEAVEN, and really I would prefer it to be via the RAPTURE before the inaguration (sorry, couldn't help with the politics)......I will be here and there and trying to get around to blogs as time and health allows......So thankful for a sweet family, Lisa and Ken and their kids and also nephew ,Devin who all worked hard and helped us move.
I didn't know my husband didn't take his computer down last night, So...I am updating you. We were safe last night..the River was the highest we have EVER seen it. Many in my state are suffering, the Lord spared us. It is only HIS reasoning and I am thankful for the prayers. We did take loads out of our old house and have started the moving process...it is exhausting and driving through some of the standing water last night, NOT FUN, and a bit scary for me..... Will be back as soon as I can, as I miss the *break time* I allow myself or my BODY requires.... Deby
Hi, this is Deby's daughter Melissa and she asked me to do a quick post to let you all know that she will be offline for a few days as they are busy moving. She also asked if you would keep WA State in your prayers with this crazy weather that is going on. They got told they could possibly be evacuated as they live near a river, although they aren't worried. Their new place is on the opposite side of town, so they will be safe and sound.
Well, New Year's Eve has come and gone. Did you make resolutions ? I tried purposely NOT to go that route this year. I am just thankful for God's DAILY grace and mercy. I feel like to pick January 1st, once a year is so unrealistic. To be free from our mistakes, ours sins, they are a prayer of repentance away. Why wait until January 1st ? I prefer to just ask the Lord to help me grow closer to HIM everyday, and to show me my sins moment by moment.
Oh we serve a merciful GOD .....what I believe HE wants us from me, is ME. Minute by minute
day by day. Why wait for a special day.
Believe me I was glad to see 2009 come along. Last year was rough, but knowing that what the Lord allows in my life is part of HIS plan, is what brings comfort for me. Isn't it wonderful when you are HIS?
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
"Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of; in nothing on which you might not pray for the blessing of God; in nothing which you could not review with a quiet conscience on your dying bed; in nothing which you might not safely and properly be found doing if death should surprise you in the act."
~ Richard Baxter
The Bible says one must 1) admit they are a sinner (Romans 3:23); 2) realize there is a payment for sin (Romans 6:23); 3) believe that the payment was made by Jesus with His death on the cross, burial, and resurrection (Romans 5:8); 4) be willing to repent of your sins and turn to God (Acts 17:30); and 5) in prayer, humbly ask the Lord Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Saviour (Romans 10: 9, 13)