Saturday, April 25, 2015

Whatever your hand finds to do.....

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, 
do it with all your might.

It's been a while since I showed y'all something I've worked on.
I've really gotten a lot accomplished in the last few weeks/months and will try to post a few things along.  
Would you believe I've even started sewing again?  
Not just sewing crafts.....
I've actually sewed myself a couple of skirts!

In the meantime, here's a wreath I made recently.
It didn't get finished in time for Easter.....
but I still hung it in our sun room.

 I used a grapevine wreath I had on hand and also had the burlap ribbon in my stash.  I purchased the green "linen" ribbon and the thin yellow and green at Wal-Mart. I just poked it into the wreath and then used hot glue to hold the smaller ribbon in place. The wooden cross came from Wal-Mart and I painted it green and added the yellow polka dots.  Since "Tetelestai" is one of my favorite words, I searched Google images for it and printed it on scrapbook paper.  The medallions are also a piece of scrapbook paper that I cut and pasted on.

And, that's that about that!
I don't think it has to be just for Easter, though.
Do you?

So, what has your hand been finding to do these days?

Breathing in Grace,

Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday Fotos.....

Last Saturday, we had the privilege of attending a derby car race. 
 I'd never been to one.....
but, of course I've never had grand-boys racing in one 'till now, either!

Both boys won trophies,
one for the second fastest and one for best design.

We're so proud of all of our grand babies!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend.

Breathing in Grace,

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Looking back over my life, I've always felt like I was being held......
surrounded by Something that as a little girl I couldn't explain.
Recently, I was going through some old files and came across this poem that I wrote when I was 12 years old that had been completely forgotten about.....
at least by me.

That "Something" that couldn't be understood as a young child was actually Some ONE.....
it was our precious Jesus!


I’m sure that all of you have heard,
The softly singing of a bird.
And saw it fly through the air,
Without a sigh, without a care.

We see the green laden trees,
As they sway in the breeze.
We hear the water as it flows,
On, and on, and on it goes.

Who made the things we see and hear?
The One above who is so dear.
God made the things that we see. 
He made them for you,
He made them for me.

Debbie Wiles Huffaker
July 5, 1967

( Read the article written by Erin Leigh by clicking here
and see just how us girls are mighty warriors because of HIM)

Breathing in (and being held by) Grace,

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday's Word - Anniversary.....

Thirty-eight years.
Happiness and tears.
Deaths and births.
Love and hurts.
Joy and sorrow.
There's ALWAYS tomorrow.
~~~~Deb Huffaker~~~

I wouldn't trade the last thirty-eight years with this man for anything in the world. I know without a doubt that God put us together and has certainly blessed us beyond what we could have ever imagined.  

Ecclesiastes 4:12
Two people are better off than one,
for they can help each other succeed. 
 If one person falls,
 the other can reach out and help. 
But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 
 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. 
But how can one be warm alone? 
 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, 
but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. 
Three are even better, 
for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

April 22, 1977

April 22, 2009
(one of my favorite pics of us!)

April 5, 2015

Breathing in Grace,

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Visits With Mary.....

this number with an odd area code comes up on my phone Saturday afternoon.
I've been known to just not answer when I don't recognize the number.....
but I went ahead and swiped my phone and said "hello".

To my complete surprise, amazement, astonishment.....
I can't think of another word to use.....
the lady on the other end said.....
"Is this Deb?".....
Deb said "yes".....
and she said.....

Oh, how happy that call made my heart!

Ms. Mary and I have been blogging friends for many years.
  I never thought I would ever get to actually talk to her.....
"in person"!

She's such a sweet lady.....
talented, funny.....
but most precious of all....

full of the love of Jesus!!

PLEASE pay her a visit and tell her hello and that Deb sent you by!

Visits With Mary
(just click on the picture to visit Ms. Mary)

Don't you just love when God sends totally unexpected blessings like this?
Last week was filled to the brim with blessings from sisters in Christ and this one from Ms. Mary just topped it off!

And, you had to see this coming, right?

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

HOPE everybody has a terrific Tuesday!

Breathing in Grace,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Ain't God good?.....

I've been reading/praying/speaking the Psalms and recently wrote this down in my journal.....

Psalm 42:5,11
Psalm 43:5
Why am I discouraged?
Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my HOPE in God!
I will praise Him again -
my Savior and my God!

(Many of you probably already know this but the #5 in scripture represents GRACE.....
just a tidbit of info!)

But, what I want to share is this.
This past Friday morning, I went out to walk a tad early because I was going to be keeping our baby grandson.  I called my sweet walking buddy to see if she wanted to join me because she's an early bird.  I could tell something was wrong, but she said  she would meet me.  As she approached, I could tell she was very much downtrodden.  She apologized for her mood and started crying.  I stopped in the middle of the road and put my arm around her shoulders and told her to not apologize to me, just let me know what was wrong.  She was missing having a daughter.  You see, this precious Christian lady has already lay to rest both of her daughters to cancer.  I immediately started praying for her right there in the middle of the road and gave her a Psalm to read. And, I told her I considered her my "spiritual Mother" (more on that topic in a later post).  She called later to tell me how much the prayer and the Psalm had meant to her and that she had read another Psalm, too, that really spoke to her and how she was feeling......
and it was Psalm FORTY-TWO!!!

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

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again - my Savior and my God! - Psalm 43:5 #NLT #Bible verse |

What/Who do you put your HOPE in?
Is it stuff of this world?
Things money can buy?
Or, is it what was bought with the ULTIMATE price?
The death of our SAVIOR on the old rugged cross?

Breathing in Grace,

Sunday, April 19, 2015

SONday Morning Song - If You Could See What I See.....

I've always loved this song and tell Pappy that if we ever  renew our wedding vows,
I would love to sing it to him.....
which, could be why the renewal hasn't taken place yet....LOL!

In honor of our upcoming anniversary,
I want to dedicate this to my man.

If you could see
Then you'd understand
Why I fall down to my knees
And I pray my love
Will be worthy of
The One who gave His life
So our love could be

You're created to be
The perfect one for me
If you could see
What I see

~~~ Geoff Moore ~~~

Breathing in Grace,


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