A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dancing lights

This is August or at least for one more day, isn't it ? We are having a rainy, Autumn'ish day here.
It is kind of dark out today, a bit dreary...so time for some mood lights, and good smells. I plugged in my "Tart burner" (thank you to my sister Trudy) and just loved the way the lights danced all over. It seems so "early" to be doing this. We didn't really get much of a summer. So a girl has to do what a girl has to do....and "what is, is"... so if Fall days are upon us and rainy days are on the way, I will help things seem less dark in my home. I like to use low lights here and there,nice fragrances etc.Today I am burning a older Yankee Tart, "Tea and Honey" and also drinking a cup of hot tea as I enjoy this moment. We may get more summer days, which will be great,until then, I will brighten up my spot a bit.
I am also praying for any of you in the path of the impending hurricanes.

Monday, August 30, 2010

This will make you "think"

Awhile back, my daughter-in-love, Kristi, did this experiment with flowers. It was a learning experience for her boys, aka...my darlings grandsons !!!

Please go to HER BLOG and read this...it is a real eye-opener !!

Let me know what you think....

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Old fashioned girl at heart

I am doing quite a bit of reading these days. I have most of Grace Livingston Hill's books. When I read her books, there are always lessons that the Lord shows me. I am reading "Bright Arrows" right now, published in 1946. Grace and I may have a few minor doctrinal differences, but not many. What I like about her books is that when people got saved, they were Changed ! Her women tend to have real servant's hearts and have a humilty about them. Some of the words are a bit old fashioned, but I am a old fashioned girl at heart....(smile) I have found most of mine in thrift stores, yard sales or Craig's list.
This morning, I read the following from "Bright Arrows" :
"Dear Lord, here is something again that I don't know how to manage, and can't do anything about. Won't You please take over, and help me to trust it utterly to You? Show me just what to say and do."
I don't know about you, but that is my prayer too...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My abilities

When you have something chronic, you can have some pretty low days and weeks. You realize you just aren't the old you. Reality is not easy at times.

I read this recently. I hope maybe it will encourage you as it did me.

"Consider your life. You may not be as skilled as some people. You may not have the gifts and talents you desire. You may not even believe you have what it takes to accomplish much in God's work, yet God doesn't judge you based on your abilities. After all, He gave you the abilities you have. He also gives success and blessing as He sees fit. Shift your focus from results and value faithfulness. Commit to being faithful to obeying God no matter what the results may be." ~~Paul Chappell

Just wanting to be found FAITHFUL,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This little guy

This is Nehemiah. He is 4 years old and is my sister, Lisa's youngest. People will ask what do you call him for short ? Well....we call him "Nehemiah". We just love this little guy, and being the youngest in his family he has the ability to get away with things.......... when they come to our home and stay Nehemiah loves to climb up on his uncles lap. My husband loves it. It works out so good when my sister comes, her kids are so quiet when it is time for us to go to bed (early) and don't hear us when we are up...very very very early. My mom and dad would have just loved this little guy, they are not here.....we are here....so we get the chance to love him ALMOST like a grandson...and his siblings too. My house is always in better shape after Lisa has been here--yes even after her 5 children and this time there were 2 of my grandsons. I am too in a different sort of way, I think many of you know what I mean.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Free Roses to color

These are a free download you can get from
The Angel Company
(click to enlarge)

When I colored them I used mainly COPIC markers
You can use Sharpies or also the BIC markers.
You CANNOT use watercolor types, your ink
from your printer will bleed....and it will be a mess.
I used my ink jet printer.

These are some of the prints I have done. I print them on cardstock and just relax and color. I think it is a relaxing thing to do. I plan to turn mine into cards.
Here is the uncolored one on top. Go here
to check out the download. The Angel Company also has other FREE downloads that you might want to browse. I am a Coloring book kind of girl, so this has been fun.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Don't settle

"No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it.
--Guy H. King

"Don't settle for a life lived in your own strength and effort. Ask God for His power, depend on it for a fruitful Christian life, and give Him the glory as He works on your behalf."
--Terrie Chappell, "It's a Wonderful Life"

Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much-James 5:16

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

couldn't resist

I couldn't resist showing this picture to you all of our newest grandchild. Her mom posted this and I just thought it was sooo sooo sweet...that look seems to me she is sending her Nana (moi) a little kiss, dontcha think ? I do.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I am needing

Isaiah 55:8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
These verses are going through my mind today.
I am needing to trust the Lord for so many things,
I am so thankful when the Holy Spirit will
bring verses to mind. The WORD of GOD
has the ability to nail matters of the heart.
(painting: Claude Monet "Parasol" )

Saturday, August 7, 2010

your time

"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
(posted awhile ago, on Susan's "By Grace" blog)

Friday, August 6, 2010

some do, some don't

Some do, some don't ....I do...I iron. I don't have a basket of ironing. I hang things up from the dryer and then iron what I (we) are going to wear that day. I found that when I had ironed clothes hanging in the closet, somehow they would end up getting to wrinkley for my taste. So ..yes I do iron...not everything, not sheets or pillowcases (once in awhile pillowcases for the guest bed)...but just about everything else....always my slip....under my skirt..you know wrinkley slips can show through.....and I have a husband that buys me a Rowenta iron...and we use it until it dies and then we get another.....I know not everyone IRONS...oh well....I do...and hope I can, until I go home to meet the Lord...I just like the way ironed clothes look on a person, and I scoff at the words, permanent press, who are they kidding ??

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Plus Size Swing

When I was a little girl one of my most favorite things to do was to *swing*. I could get in a swing and and it would seem like the cares of day, would seem to pass away. It was so relaxing. I can close my eyes and recall some special times in a swing, just like it was yesterday. I remember one summer evening, swinging to moonlight and belting out this song:

He's Everything to Me
In the stars His handiwork I see,
On the wind He speaks with majesty.
Though He ruleth over land and sea,
What is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity,
For it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free,
What is that to me?

Til by faith I met Him face to face,
And I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more
Than just a God who didn't care,
That lived away out there
and .....
Now He walks beside me day by day,
Ever watching o'er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find that narrow way,
He is everything to me.
(repeat 3 times)
By Cliff Barrows

I am older....not that old...but loved this picture.
I would love a swing. A "Plus Size" Swing.....I think, I might be tempted to swing in the moonlight and still belt out that song. Oh, would it feel differently now...the words through the years have taken on such a depth of meaning. My heart has been changed....just the thought of swinging on my *Plus size swing* sounds so good to me.....maybe I should watch Craig's List for such a thing....what do you think ?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

ouch--I needed to read this today

Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
I read this today...and it hit me.
The effect of pleasant words....
In a day when sarcasm rules, and the jesting
can go overboard, I know I can cross the line
in this area of my life. They say there is a lot of truth
in jest. I know I have been wounded by such words.
I am sure, I have wounded others as well.
I am so thankful for how practical God's WORD is--
I know this is a area I need to work on.