Painting by Abraham Hunter –

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Friday, September 22, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #97 }

This old truck was in the Cracker Barrel parking lot.

Fall displays at a church in Sevierville.....


These were taken on a little excursion Pappy and I took last Saturday.....

Can you even believe that today's the first day of fall? This year has absolutely flown by.  We'll be singing Christmas carols before we know it.

HOPE everybody has a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

{ Thursday Trivia }

I kinda thought it might be time to clean some of the pictures from my phone since I had over 300 screenshots?  In my defense, many of them are of our grand-kiddos that came up in my TimeHop of when they were much younger. Do you do the same thing, though? Screenshot things that just speak to your heart, maybe because of something you're going through at the time? 

This first one is simply because I've  given this advice to others before.....
"NEVER let anybody have 'that' much power over you"!
(unless it's Jesus)

I love John Piper's quotes and daily devotions.
You can find them at Desiring God.
I do realize that I'm the one doing the failing at times.

As much as I love my grand babies, 
He loves me more?  
How can that even be?

You know what this shouts to me, Y'all?
Even when going through a struggle, 
I know the ONE Who's gonna get me through and restore my joy and my HOPE!

Did I ever tell y'all that when our daughter got married, she asked me to be her matron of honor? That's usually unheard of, right?  When I asked her if she didn't want one of her friends to stand up beside her, she told me I was her best friend. 
Be still my heart! 
I'm sharing this pic because she's the one who put this smile on my face. 

Love that girl of mine (ours)!

HOPE everybody has a terrific Thursday!!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #96 }


We've had some cooler temps lately and it put me in the mood to decorate for fall.....
that and it's my favorite time of year!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

{ THANK-full Thursday }

Y'all, this ain't gonna amount to a hill of beans to you,  but to me it's totally an "it's not odd, it's God" thing!

I started an on-line application for Pappy's Social Security a couple of months ago and some things have changed since then.  Each time I've tried to go back in it takes me to where I don't want to be, not where I need to be.

yesterday I decided that I'd let my piled up craft room go for long enough.

Now, you're probably thinking I've got off track, 
but just hang in for a couple of minutes.

I came across a bag of cards and papers that I must have decided to just go through later and later turned into months, people.   Please tell me I'm not alone in my lack of discipline in cleaning?!?!?
(in my defense, I cannot stay indoors in the summertime)

I sat down last night to go through the bag and came across a paper that I had meant to put in our safety box that had to do with my own SS. There was a link to go to if I had questions about it and I thought I'd just head there to see if I could find out some answers about Pappy's. 

And, guess what?!?!?

Because I'd started the on-line application....
and because I'd answered one of the questions as "yes".....
he's already approved.
I printed off the letter as proof and it's going into the safety box.....


This has been a worry concern for me and I know God had to prompt me to even clean that room yesterday.....
because it was too gloomy and rainy to work outside due to Hurricane Irma.....
and Pappy had a meeting to go to last night so I thought that'd be the perfect time to sort through the bag..... 
and, this morning I was prompted to go to the website on the piece of paper I found.....

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Ain't God good?

Oh, yes He is!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - Wednesday }

The day of the week before Thursday and following Tuesday. (this one kinda made me laugh)
The fourth day of the week, the third working day (for most people)

Wednesday meaning

Wednesday is named after the Norse god Odin. 
He was also known as Woden. 
He was the chief god and  was married to Frigg (Friday is named after Frigg.)

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On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
and I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it's true
That who is what and what is who.
~~~ Winnie-the-Pooh ~~~

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