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Friday, February 24, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #68 }

The temperature in our neck of the woods has been unseasonably warm and the prediction for today is near 80.  Is it any wonder the flowers and trees are really confused and blooming in February?

And, I just have to share a few sky pics.....

Happy Friday!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

{ Thursday Thoughts }


There once was a woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and saw that she had only three hairs on her head. 
"Great," she said, 
"I think I'll braid my hair today."

So she did, and had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. 
"Hmm," she said, 
"I guess I'll part my hair down the middle."

So she did, and had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only one hair left on her head.

"Wow," she said, 
"today I get to wear my hair in a pony tail." 
So she did, and had a wonderful, wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that there wasn't a single hair on her head.

"Thank you, Lord!" she exclaimed. 
"I was running out of things to do with my hair!"


The "truths" their Daddy taught Helen and Ellen,  founders of The Love Kitchen....

There is only one Father and that is the Father in Heaven.

There is only one race, the human race.

Never take the last piece of bread.
 Someone may come by in need of it


"We are birds with two wings and we can't fly without both of them - 
one is the Word of God and the other is prayer."

~~~Author Unknown~~~


"My plea is let me be a woman holy through and through, 
asking for nothing  but what God wants to give me, 
receiving with both hands with all my heart whatever that is."

~~~Elisabeth Elliott~~~


HOPE everybody has a Terrific Thursday!

Head back here tomorrow for our Friday Foto Friends link-up!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

{ Wednesday's Words - Mercy and Grace }

Most of the time I have my Wednesday's Word done ahead of time and scheduled to post at midnight.  Because we've had a hectic week so far and I wasn't even going to post anything, but felt like I needed to share this. 

 It's going to be a "trying" day.....
as in trying one's patience, namely mine.....
because of a doctor's appointment for a family member.

In my prayer a while ago I asked God to help me to show grace and mercy in this situation then I picked up one of my devotions and read it and it was about a daughter taking her Dad to a doctor's appointment....
you know that had to be God who sent that devotion to me that was written who knows how long ago and placed in a book to be read on February 22, 2017.

But, it gets better.

There are always some scripture references at the bottom so I looked them up and here's the one that started the tears of thankfulness flowing.....

Don't think I've said this lately, but it's so worth repeating every single day.....
many times a day.....

Ain't God good?
Oh, yes, HE is!!!

Ask and you'll receive.
Seek and you'll find.
Knock and the door will be opened for you.
(Matthew 7:7.....deciphered by Deb....;-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

{ Words of wisdom }

"What have you not forgiven yourself for?"

 "Don't be so hard on yourself."

This question and statement were made in kindness to me by two sweet sisters in Christ, both members of our SONday school class.  They were made months apart but each of these ladies sensed something in me that needed pointing out. I'm often able to do the same for other women (only due to God's wisdom and discernment) but often think I can cover up my own emotions so nobody will know the struggle I'm going through.  I'm so grateful for Christian women who stand beside each other and hold each other up and accountable.

So, Ladies.....
(and any sweet gentlemen who are reading this)

Don't let Satan convince you of being unworthy or less than or that you are to blame because you can't fix whatever the problem might be or how can God really love you and forgive you for......

                fill in the blank               

   I'm so grateful that God sends me sweet Christian friends who really care and take the time to listen to God's prompting and reach out in love to a sister in need.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

{ My Momma's Birthday }


Today we're celebrating my Momma's birthday.
She, Jess and I are going thrift store shopping then we're going out to lunch.  What a blessing to still have her after suffering a major heart attack in 2011. She says a lot that God must have left her here for a reason. 

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

{ SONday Scripture }

Words from a yoga instructor:
(please don't get the mistaken idea that I'm going to a yoga class....😉)

Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Let go.
Let go!

They reminded me of the premise of my blog....

Breathing in Jesus!

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HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed SONday!

Friday, February 17, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #67 }

I don't normally do a theme for my pictures for our link-up (unless it's the sky) but for some reason this week steeples stood out to me.  Maybe it was after I shared the one from our church last week.   

And, I need to give a shout out to my hubby because he's the best at helping me get photos of just what I want for our Friday Foto Friends!

Are you prepared for picture overload?

Isn't our county courthouse a beautiful building?
That's a statue of Ms. Dolly Parton!

One of my favorite things about these pics is that the church ones are from all different faiths.

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!