Friday, February 27, 2009

Pink Saturday

This is the china we were given when we married. The pattern is Noritake Blythe. I don't recall the name of the glasses but they are a very pretty pink. Enjoy the other pink posts at HowSweetTheSound.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Friendly Fella'

This little guy showed up in my neighbors' yard yesterday so I snapped his picture. Roadrunners are prolific in the country but not so common in town. He ran around in her yard a while before traveling on. I hope he found his way back to the pasture.
Hope you are having a nice day in this warm weather.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

My dad grew up near this house. As you observe, it has seen better days. How fast deterioration occurs in this world of the dying. Lord, please help us to do as this scripture says for time is short, no matter how long we live. I don't want to suddenly realize I am in the same shape as this old house and that I haven't grown in the wisdom of the Creator.

Enjoy more scripture filled pictures at The160AcreWoods.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hello and I hope you have a great weekend. I hope you get to tell someone about Jesus and what He has done for them today.
Here is my Pink Saturday post and you can see more pink at the Pink Saturday Icon below. This is a beautiful covered dish given to me last Christmas by my sweet sister. She knows I like pink dishes and found this one at an antique near by store. I really like it and will use it as a butter dish though I am not sure that is its original intent. I can't think what else it would be. Isn't it lovely?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

No explanation needed for these words. I took the picture a couple of years ago early one spring morning.
Enjoy more pictures with scripture at the 160acrewoods where Amydeanne hosts Word Filled Wednesday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February 15,2009

I saw a copy of this magazine at LambofHisFlock and wanted to share it with you.

The events of these times can nearly overwhelm. I want to be as overwhelmed with the reality of God's plan in this world, for my life today. He is sovereign. "He has prepared His throne in the Heavens and His Kingdom ruleth over all!!!" Ps 103. Praise the Lord! I want to take every opportunity to express my Christian views to those who govern our country. And I want to make and take opportunity to share the love of Jesus with others.
In the side column is the opportunity for you to take a stand concerning the Freedom Of Choice Act. You can click there and read more about it.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Night (All this stuff is going to burn up)

I found two more hearts and know there are more around. Next year...
Here is a heart rug made by my sister about 22 years ago. It has faded but is still in good shape.

I painted these paper mache boxes about 15 years ago.

I bought this at an after Christmas sale but it is hanging off this shelf all year.

This has given me more reason s to notice how fast time is passing. So many of the hearts I've shared are old but they seem new to me! Time is fleeting. And you know what??? All this stuff is going to burn up and the only things that will last are those done in faith in obedience to God. That's all.

Well, here is the last Valentine's heart of 2009. I already showed you this heart wreath with lights that I have had in the front yard this month. But this week, Brian added the middle and the words. He is so sweet!

Pink Saturday and More Hearts...

Today is Pink Saturday and you can see lots of pretty pink posts at How Sweet The Sound

These are the suitcases given to me by my folks when I graduated from High School. Their color is called Watermelon, more of a fuschia. I used them just a few days after graduation for my honeymoon.

And here are some more hearts. I enjoyed searching through my house for hearts.
This one contained new ear rings.

This tiny one was a gift from a cousins when I hosted our family's Christmas party.
I bought this one at a Christmas Carousel.

I gave this to my daughter one Valentine's Day.
This was gift from my cousin when I married. She was a Sophomore in high school.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day. I get to help prepare for the wedding shower of my dear friend's son. God has answered prayers of a Godly Mother who asked the Lord to send her son a Godly wife. Valentine is all about love. My day will be spend with friends celebrating the love of God and the love of this couple. And my evening will be spent with the wonderful husband God gave me.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Hearts...

My mother made this crocheted heart 10 years ago. I have several and I hang them on furniture knobs. When I see them, I remember how she loved to craft.

This heart dish sits on a shelf in my daughter's room.

I plan to use these dishes to make some treats for my family this weekend. I'll share that picture later, if they turn out ok.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hearts for Wednesday Post...

These we won through bidding at a Silent Auction raising money for abused women. The set included these three hearts and three stars.

This little box with lid was purchased at a thrift shop.

I made this chain of hearts and dolls about 20 years ago. It is certainly "country decorating." I enjoyed hand stitching anything when my hand worked better.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

My husband's Father was a preacher. He was born in Minnesota and married a girl from Iowa. Each had more than one masters degree including Bible. They came to Texas and taught college Bible and pastored churches. Now, Brian is pastoring (bi-vocational) a small church near one of the churches they had served 45 years ago. An elderly lady came to one of our services and brought the Bible stand in the picture above, giving it to Brian. She remembered his mother and dad and Brian as a baby. She said that his dad had made Bible stands for the deacons in their church and she wanted Brian to have the one that had belonged to her husband.
It was "strange" that his folks ended up living in Texas and "strange" that Brian is now ministering to people in the same area where his dad ministered so long ago. In the picture is Brian's dad's Bible on the stand. I know it would bless PaPa that Brian is a Pastor and he would agree with Proverbs 10:1, "A wise son maketh a glad Father."

Enjoy other posts - at >Word Filled Wednesday.. Click on the List of participants there.

Heart Week

Here are a few more hearts that sit or hang in my home. Hope your Valentine's Week has been a very happy one so far...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pay It Forward...

I saw this game at Laurie's blog at Minehearstpeaks
and responded. I think I was one of the three but haven't heard yet. Anyway, the rules are below. I would love to send you a hand-made gift so be one of the first three to respond...

Here are the rules as posted on her blog:

1. The first 3 bloggers to leave a comment letting me know they want to participate, will receive a hand-made gift from me.

2. Those 3 bloggers promise to post this challenge on their blog (meaning they too will ‘pay-it-forward’, creating a handmade gift for the first 3 bloggers that leave a comment on their blog!!)

The gift can be any price range--though I'm thinking that keeping it small will be sufficient--and you have 365 days to make/ship your gift!! I will get you your gift way before a year from now! I have no clue right now what I will make but it still will not take a year to get it to you!

If you want to participate, just leave a comment telling me so and then repost this on your blog so that you can pay it forward to 3 others, and so on, and so on, and so on.......You can still leave a comment on what you think about this even if you don't want to participate!!

Around The House...

Here are some scenes around my house today. First is the poinsettia that is still looking pretty nice.

Today, this lovely daffodil opened herself to the world in front of Brian's office...

And, here are a few of the hearts I enjoy. The first is just here during Valentines and the next are here all the time. I will share more hearts this week.

I just recalled that I did pour some water on the bowl that time it sat on the wood burning stove. Oh yea...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pink Saturday

Hello. Here is a picture of my daughter's bedroom including a quilt made by my mother a few years ago. She has macular degeneration and can sew no longer but she was a very good seamstress. My parents were married 13 years before they had me and three years later, my sister. We were "very wanted" little girls. My mother made us matching outfits for years and we felt privileged to have homemade clothes. She enjoyed all sewing crafts. You can click on the bedroom picture below and go to an album. Click on "Slideshow" and there are a few more pictures. Included are pictures of this quilt, some chair pads she crocheted, and a small embroidered pin cushion/decoration. Right before she became legally blind, she was making lots of these little pillows/pincushions for everyone at church and friends. They were easy because they were so small. Enjoy your Saturday.
Find the list for other Pink Posts HERE

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I've Been Tagged

Ms Daisy at The Daisy Chain tagged me to answer 4 questions. You can see by clicking HERE.

I wish I had more exciting answers and I am sure I'll think of them later.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Psalm 133:1

Word Filled Wednesday (Click HERE) gives the opportunity to post a picture and a Bible verse. I took this picture at my sister's house a few years ago and thought it was kind of sweet. I might try to create some greeting cards and this would be one of them. I sold some cards earlier and have talked to a few people who create cards. There is always so much involved outside the realm of fun. The only reason to put in all that effort would be the conviction that it would be a blessing to folks. We'll see. For now, I enjoy taking pictures when I can.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gathering At The Well

I am participating today in a discussion of Titus 2:2-5 that you can attend by clicking HERE. We are asked to read this scripture and discuss how we see it playing out in our lives, what we se as our areas of strength and weakness, and the goal we would set in relation to this scripture. I must be very, very short because I am on my to appointment.

First, I have to decide if I am one of the aged women or the younger. (tee hee) I know I am considered aged by many but still have many older ladies from whom I can learn, so it's both. There is so much in each short phrase: behavior that becomes holiness, not false accuser, not given to much wine, teacher of good things, teach young women to be responsible and to love their husband and children, to have self control, be a keeper at home, and to be good, obedient to their husband - that the word of God be not blasphemed. The love we have for God, because He first loved us, must compel us to submit ourselves to these instructions. It is our choice for this very day to do so. Spirit, enable me.

I do not look at my own strengths or weaknesses because in me dwells no good thing. I am totally bankrupt. My righteousness is as filthy rags. If there had been any strength found in me, Christ's death would have been in vain. I believe my eyes are to be only on Jesus. If I did consider myself to have a "strength", that would probably be the area I would mess up the most.

A "goal" would be to bow my knee to the Creator of the universe, agreeing with Him in all things, asking Him to fill me with His Spirit who will enable me to live by the Word, these words from Titus.

I love you all and will not be in such a rush next time.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

I ate correctly this weekend till Girl Scout cookies were delivered during the Superbowl game when I was already in a nervous rigger, hollaring for Warner. I ate a few (not all that are missing) of these but the rest will go to the freezer.

I had a wonder-full weekend. We are so blessed to be able to be sleeping in warm, comfortable homes where we have enough food to eat, can drive in a heated vehicle to a nice building where we are free to worship and read scripture. Do we realize what a low percentage of people who have ever lived fit into that category? We are blessed.

Spiritual Sunday

I am participating this week in something called Spiritual Sunday which you can reach by clicking HERE. My heart is filled with good stuff I would love to be able to share with you but at this minute feel unable to do. I guess I am just tired and feel unable to organize my thoughts... I had a wonderful evening at Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church. I am sure I am partial to hearing my own husband speak, and he did tonight, but I know that the words he brought were not his but from the Lord. The theme for the Bible Conference was Stand Firm in Your Faith and his night specifically was The Battle Is The Lord's. I cannot begin to write all the scripture or examples he used. You are well aware of the times we are in. If we are not standing firm on the truth, we can be swept away in defeat momentarily. When Jairus heard the news that his only child had died, Jesus words were, "Fear not, only believe." (Luke 8:50) Read 2 Chronicles 20 about what Jehoshaphat did when he feared because of the great multitude that had come against the people. He proclaimed before them that God ruled! Things looked bad. They did fear. But, they gathered themselves, sought the Lord, and proclaimed the truth of God's power and authority. He is in control. He does love us. As David told Goliath, the battle is the Lord's. Our role is to proclaim truth, to fear not but only believe. Brian said we must choose from now on, to" interpret my life experiences by the Word of God, not to interpret the Word of God by my life experiences." What is the answer when we go through one of life's struggles? I must also gather myself, seek the Lord, know His Word is true- He loves me and He is in control and then proclaim it with every ounce of strength and breath I have. I know what it is like to sorrow so deeply that you physically hurt all over... you have to tell yourself to take the next breath. If you have ever watched your child suffer, you understand. I can concur that offering a sacrifice of praise, loudly proclaiming the truth of God's Word even if you are alone in your own bedroom, "prepares the way that I may show you the salvation of God." Ps 50:23. "Your praise shall continually be on my lips." Ps. "...for He hath said, I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear..." Hebrews 15: 5-6
God loves me. God is in control. Praise, praise, praise Him!