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Monday, January 26, 2015

Melancholy Monday.....

"Be cheerful in all you do. Live joyfully, live happily, live enthusiastically, knowing that God does not dwell in gloom and melancholy, but in light & love."  Quote by Ezra Taft Benson. Lettering by Randah Urbina.

Well, Pappy returns to work today.
After having him home since last Wednesday,
and us spending every.single.minute together.....
well, it makes me kinda sad.

I miss him....
:-(

We had such an awesome time celebrating my birthday.
I'll try to share later on this week some of our thrifty finds.

But, for today....
it's back to cleaning and laundry and catching up on those things I didn't get done last week.....
because I was having too much fun!!

HOPE everybody has a blessed day!

Breathing in Grace,




Sunday, January 25, 2015

SONday Morning Song - Listen To Our Hearts.....

We will use the words we know
To tell You what an awesome God You are.
But words are not enough
To tell you of our love
So listen to our hearts.




Breathing in Grace,







Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Foto.....

Oh, how we're enjoying Pappy's extended time off to celebrate my......
B-I-G SIX-O!

We spent ALL DAY yesterday exploring Goodwill Stores and came home with a truck load of goodies, for not much $$$$$.

This particular Goodwill is in Asheville, NC.
One side is a training center,
the center portion is the Outlet.....
yes, Goodwill has an outlet of things that don't sell in the regular store.
And, another area is the "retail" store.
Let me just say.....
our grandkids racked up!!!

After working up an appetite digging thru table after table,
we had a "free" lunch at Cracker Barrel.
(Thanks, Ms. Jan for the awesome birthday gift)

I might share next week some of the goodies we got.....
one of them an answer to Pappy's prayer!!!

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






HOPE y'all have a Wonderful Weekend.

Breathing in Grace,


Thursday, January 22, 2015

God's Sense of Humor.....

Tuesday morning I was reading a devotion in my Journey magazine and glanced ahead at the verse of scripture at the top of the next page for yesterday, January 21st.....
my 60th birthday!

I had to smile.....
and even kinda chuckle......
realizing that our precious Lord has a sense of humor.....
and a promise for us old(er) folk:

Psalm 71:18
Now that I am old and gray,
    do not abandon me, O God.
Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,
    your mighty miracles to all who come after me.

I'm gonna try to proclaim His power and keep on sharing the mighty miracles I see Him working in my own life as long as He allows!

Thank you, Lord for Your promises and Your guidance,
but most of all, dear Lord, for Your LOVE.....
and Your sense of humor!!!

Breathing in Grace,



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's Word - SIXTY.....

Can you guess what milestone birthday I'm celebrating today?!?!

















As I look back on the past 60 years,
there are just so many things that stand out to me.
God blessed me with such a godly husband and then our daughter,
and "son", and I definitely was smiled upon when God saw fit to give us FOUR Grand's!  

But, the biggest thing that humbles me is God's protection on me my entire life.
I knew from just a little girl that there was Someone holding onto me.
At the time, I didn't know Who that was.....
but now I understand it completely!
My childhood/teenage years/young adulthood was quite difficult.
If God directs, I might share that with y'all someday.

But today.....
I'm going to celebrate this milestone birthday with my precious husband.
He has once again taken time off work to spend with me.

I'm certainly one blessed woman!

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

Breathing in Grace,









Tuesday, January 20, 2015

It's darkest before the DAWN.....

 On one particularly gray, cold, dreary day at the end of November 2012, when my husband went once again on a job interview that I just figured would result in rejection, like so many had, I didn't think I could handle it any longer.  I felt that God had abandoned us.  Hubby had dropped me off to "window shop" and I can remember almost exactly where I was standing inside a Dollar Tree when I sent my best friend a text asking for prayer.  He was hired by the company for this particular job and it was an answer to our prayers that he get a job in a type of ministry.....
and that he just get A JOB!

I forwarded the devotional to my best friend and told her this was the part that stood out to me.....

Your breakthrough is waiting near your breaking point .
When it looks like you cannot go on and it becomes dark, 
and you are ready to let God have it with both barrels, 
you are so close. 
Don’t give up!
 It is always the darkest right before the dawn.

Sometime later, as we continued to e-mail back and forth, the title of the devotion just jumped out at me.....

"It's darkest before the DAWN".

You see.....
my best friend's name is DAWN!

Now, you can't tell me that is not totally an "it's not odd, it's God" thing.

I had reached one of the lowest, darkest times in my life when I sent that text to DAWN and she prayed for me and just a few days later, my husband got a job!

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





Monday, January 19, 2015

A miracle happened.....

....on the way to the bank!

     My brother and I were talking Thursday afternoon and I mentioned that we never know how often God protects us when we're on the road and keeps us from having an accident.  Well, the very next day, that thought come to fruition, except that I knew that God had His hand of protection over me.

I was driving to the bank Friday afternoon, and as I topped a little rise, there was a huge black SUV in my lane headed straight toward me.  It caught me off guard at first and I thought that the car was driving across in front of me to turn into a driveway.  Then, I realized that he didn't turn into the drive, but was still in my lane driving right at me.  I tried to cut over to the shoulder of the road, but at that place in the road there wasn't much of a place to pull over.  I glanced at the car the SUV was passing and it was stopped in the middle of the highway.  The driver had obviously seen this car coming toward him in his rear view mirror and that he was passing him and was going to hit me.  If that car hadn't stopped so the SUV could swing around him.....right in front of me.....I'm not sure what would have happened.  In other words, I might not be typing this right now!  It completely unnerved me and I had to go down the road a bit and pull over and regroup.....
and praise God that He had just saved me!!!


Breathing in Grace,

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