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GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER. PSALMS 118:1

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sweet Sunday Blessings!


 
Sweet Sunday Blessings to everyone!..
Before I begin I want to share an extra special blessing with you....
 
I was featured by Kris over at Junk Chic Cottage
As part of her "Saturday Spotlight"...
Kris is such a sweetie....
And I know you will love visiting with her..
So go on over and read my feature and leave a sweet blessing for Kris.
I love it when others show kindness and generosity
and that is what Kris is doing in this......
So stop by and show some love....

Now....
I want to share another Sweet blessing with you........


This is my latest piece of furniture...
I brought it home from our vacation at Myrtle Beach..
Don't even ask me where I put it......:)

My hubby has come to expect that we always have extra baggage.
I mean pieces of junk...
I mean "beautiful" pieces of furniture.....
 to come back home with us
from any trip....

That's why I love him!
Well,
that and lots of others reasons.....

The particular piece is an old mail slot chest...
It was most likely used in an office area
or school.....


You can see the numbers if you look closer.....
can you see them?
 1-21

Each slotted number probably represented a different individual....
Here I go...dreaming....

You know me I love a good story......
 
Each day someone would come and pick up
important memos,
maybe a special letter or note...
Maybe an assignment for the day...
You would have to agree.....
It is exciting to imagine what each slot might have held
from day to day
and who was picking it up......

I added one of my little quirky winged pigs on top...
Just to keep an eye on things.....
along with a few of my favorite old boxes....
I mean how unexpected is that...?
A winged pig sitting on top of a mail slot chest in your living room....




The piece was originally painted with a postal mark on the doors...
The postal mark included a North Carolina city and it also
had a date...



To all my North Carolina blog friends...
Let me apologize.....
I painted over the North Carolina name.....
So sorry!
Now being a Kentucky girl...
You just cannot leave North Carolina written on anything...
Its a basketball thing.......
Yeah.. my family bleeds blue but not North Carolina blue...
Again...
Sorry!
 
But I did leave the date...
It is pretty important to me.....


Here's why......
 
Along on this trip was also my Father and Mother-in-law...
My Father-in-law just received bad news concerning his health..
At the age of 90 he was diagnosed with cancer...
It is melanoma.....
 It has already spread
to several of his major organs and lymph nodes...
He also has a huge knot under his arm...
That is what he noticed first.....
At his age chemo would be to aggressive upon his body...
He has decided to let the cancer takes its course...
We are all heartbroken...
We expected him to live to be 100 years old...
He is such a happy man and always has a great story to tell....

He wanted to see the ocean one last time...
So along they came with us......
This piece and the date will always be a sweet memory
of our wonderful time together at the beach...




I just love the piece...
The size and the "quirky-ness" of it....
and now the story behind it.....
It will always have a special place in our heart and home...



Yes,
This little chest has found a special place in our home
and in our hearts....
Reminding us...
Of a wonderful vacation.....
That was filled with heartache at times....
but with much joy too.....
 
Today,
I am reminded of this great promise from God....

No, despite all these things, 
overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, 
who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing 
can ever separate us from God’s love. 
Neither death nor life, 
neither angels nor demons, 
neither our fears for today 
nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell 
can separate us from God’s love. 
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—
indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us f
rom the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39

 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Its late Summer.....
The days are shorter.......
The evenings are getting cooler....
The flowers of Summer are slowing fading.......


In just a few short weeks....
All this color will be gone......



For today....
 Enjoy the blooms.........











 









Happy Summer Days......
While they last......

May each day be filled with lots of blooms and blessings!




Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sweet Sunday Blessings!

Do you see what I see?
Look again...

 


Look past all the flowers......
It is around the tub and ferns...
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Actually it is in the tub.....
Do you see it now?
~

Can you see all the white on top of the tub?
It looks like a cloud......
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Yes, my tub over-flows with bubbles...
Tons of silky..
light as air...
sparkly, shiny bubbles.....

I do believe this little rusty guy looks guilty...
~~
He looks as if he just dumped bubble bath in my fountain...
Look close...
I think he is smiling....
and
possibly  singing...
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I would have to admit when My Grandson came running in shouting..
"Nana,come look at the tub!"...

I did not know what to expect...
I thought...
Oh, no....
It has run dry....
Instead.....
~~~~
 "it is overflowing with bubbles!"


The last thing I expected to see after adding bleach earlier
to keep my water clear
was bubbles....
I mean after all, 
since when did bleach....
which is supposed to sanitize....
purify...
cleanse...
cause bubbles?
I will have to admit...
the bubbles attracted us to the tub in a new way...
Oh, we enjoy the sound of the water coming through the old well faucet..
But Today...
we  enjoyed the bubbles...

 And so it goes with each of our lives as a believer....
Jesus comes in and washes away our sins...
cleanses us...
makes us whole...

And in return....
Our life is to be like bubbles....
overflowing...
touching others....
~~
This reminds me of  an old hymn.....

Its bubbling, Its Bubbling
Its bubbling in my soul
There's singing and laughter 
since Jesus made me whole..
Folks don't understand it...
Nor can I keep it Quiet
Its bubbling bubbling bubbling bubbling
bubbling day and night!...... 
~~


"Live your life in such a way 
that those who don't know God
come to know God 
because they know you"
Author Unknown


Overflow this week and touch others with your life.....
Let others see Jesus in you!


"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow
for each other and everyone else,
Just as ours does for you...

I Thessalonians 3:12 NIV

BLESSINGS!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sweet Blessings!

Do you ever just sit and look at a space...
and think...
hummmmm
It needs a little something more?
 ~
Please pay no attention to the mess outside..
focus on the window..
particularly the banner....
 

  I love the idea of a banner hanging in my dining room.....
Perhaps saying...
"Give Thanks".....


Something making a statement about who I am...

or 

What it means to be in this area...
Perhaps.....
A welcome to guest....
Who sit at our table......

What do you think?

Maybe I could stencil something in Bold letters
Or 
Keep it simple 
and use White.....

What do you think?

Maybe.........
~
Something that causes folks to pay attention to the details...
Of who I am...
What my home represents...

What do you think?


Maybe I should leave it.....
simply as a burlap Banner...
Speaking for itself...
With a simple statement of color and texture....

What do you think?


Yep....
I like the idea of a banner hanging in this area...
~
As a reminder...
To Give Thanks....
To Our Lord...
Who is over all....
As a reminder that He is A Good God...
~
A God who Provides....
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A God Who gives Peace..
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A God who Protects...
~
And...
A God who Loves....

Song Of Solomon
2:4
"He has taken me into the banquet Hall....
and his Banner over me is Love!"



A little reminder for you this week...

God loves you!
Allow His banner of love 
To cover you!

BLESSINGS!