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Friday, June 15, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #134 }



Hey, Friends!

HOPE everybody has had a great week.
It's been "hotter than blue blazes" in our neck of the woods and the humidity is almost unbearable. 
Didn't I just complain about the cold a few months ago? 
😏

It's been another slow week for fotos for me so I thought I'd just share a craft that I did from something I saw on Pinterest. I only bought 3 rolls of ribbon and rick-rack, everything else I had on hand. Pappy cut a dowel he had down to 18 inches and I hot glued the ribbons across the top and let them hang down. The most difficult part which wasn't hard just time-consuming was gluing the buttons on the flag to make the "stars". I was so glad that I had 50 buttons exactly alike that was in a tin of buttons that was given to me from my mother-in-law's things. Another thing that made my heart happy is I was finally able to use the ribbon with cardinals!  I got it at an after Christmas clearance at Big Lots many years ago. I didn't have a "pattern", just went by the fotos I saw on Pinterest and kinda "winged it" and came up with my own.  Our daughter made one, too, and hers is absolutely nothing like this one. I love that we can both be crafty, but true to our own style!


So, what about you?
Have you been doing any crafting lately?
I'm working on something else that I'll share later.....
as soon as I can wrap my head around how to attach the legs!

HOPE your weekend is awesome.
Stay cool!


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Watch ]

watch


to take care of; to keep under guard; to be on the alert for; to look at; to observe closely in order to check on action or change

All along on the road to the soul's true abode,
there’s an eye watching you;
Every step that you take this great eye is awake,
there’s an eye watching you.
Refrain:
Watching you, watching you,
Ev’ry day mind the course you pursue,
Watching you, watching you,
There’s an all-seeing Eye watching you.

 As you make life’s great fight, keep the pathway of right,
There’s an eye watching you;
God will warn not to go in the path of the foe,
There’s an eye watching you. 

  Fix your mind on the goal, that sweet home of the soul,
There’s an eye watching you;
Never turn from the way to the kingdom of day,
There’s an eye watching you.  


When I was a little girl we used to sing this song in church, "There's An Eye Watching You".  I'm not gonna lie the song kinda scared the heebie-jeebies outta me as a kid because it made me see God as a mean old man watching my every move and just waiting to strike me down as soon as I made one wrong move or said something that I shouldn't. That was pretty much my way of thinking for many years and how I pictured God because I viewed God and serving Him in a very legalistic way. I was terrified that I would "break the law", so to speak.  It took a lot of Bible study and good teaching and reading to see God as the loving God that He is!  Yes, He sees my every move and knows each thought that pops into my mind and way too often out of my mouth.  Yes, He reprimands me out of love. Yes, He does have an all-seeing eye watching over me. But, just like the definition of "watch" I shared above, He's taking care of me!


Oh, what a different picture I have of our sweet Lord and Savior now than I did as a child!

Thank goodness!!!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

{ Monday Motivation ]

I started my morning off REALLY early by putting on my headphones and listening to a variety of worship music.

This one just makes me wanna move!



HOPE this motivates you on this rainy Monday!

Friday, June 8, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #133 }


Some weeks it's a feast of fotos and other weeks a famine. This week is slim-picking! These are actually fotos I took on our anniversary jaunt back in April.

This poor barn looks like it's seen a better day, but I love the fading red on the boards.


And, this one reminds me of this Bible verse.....

Psalm 50:10
For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills.

Did Y'all notice what I did about this foto.....
that the cattle don't even notice that they're not all the same color.






HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Thursday, June 7, 2018

{ Succulent Wreath - Product Review }

Several months ago I was given the opportunity to choose a product from Silk Plants Direct and I'm ashamed to admit how long it's taken me to write this review. It's definitely not because I didn't like the product.  Below is the wreath I chose and I absolutely love it. Our granddaughter asked me if the succulents were real.



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Isn't it gorgeous?

If you get a chance, visit Silk Plants Direct and check out their items.

Thank you so much Silk Plants Direct for allowing me to review this beautiful wreath!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

{ Wednesday's Word - Therapy }

therapy

treatment especially of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder

I'm not so sure I like this definition that I found in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, but.....

if the shoe fits, I guess!
😏

I thought I'd ask Y'all if you have a hobby that you consider your therapy.....something that keeps your mind occupied.  I'm not the type who can just sit and do nothing. I have to have SOMETHING to keep me busy, even if I'm playing a game on the Kindle. I NEED/CRAVE to be productive in some sort of way. It's really difficult for me to just sit and watch a TV show and not be doing something else at the same time!

My "winter therapy" is crochet! 

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And, my "summer therapy" is playing outside, gloves optional.....


What about you?

What's your "therapy"?







Tuesday, June 5, 2018

{ Tuesday Trivia }

Pappy shared with me that in some of his reading and studying he found a chart that showed that the Psalms covered the span of time that included BOTH the Old and the New Testaments.  A short time after that as we were reading the Bible in chronological order, sure enough, Psalm 106 came first in the NT reading, even before Matthew!

Did y'all know that?

Just a bit of trivia for today that I'm sure you Bible scholars already knew.





HOPE you have a Tuesday chock full of blessings!