Sunday, May 21, 2017

{ SONday Scripture }

What a difference a week makes!

May 13, 2017

May 20, 2017

Psalm 96:1-2
Sing a new song to the Lord!
    Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!
  Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
    Each day proclaim the good news that He saves.

HOPE your SONday is full of blessings!

Friday, May 19, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #80 }

There seems to be a theme with my fotos this week.....close-ups!

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

{ Show me where to walk }

does God ever cease to amaze you?
Me either!

I used to walk for exercise 
(more for my mental/emotional health than physical), 
but I've gotten out of the habit for probably a year.
Yes, I had some really good excuses 
(in my opinion),
and justified not getting out and walking 
(all for selfish reasons)!

I felt the nudge to start laying out my clothes the night before and walk in the mornings, 
so that's what I did, starting this past Sunday evening. 
Yesterday I walked.....
and I hurt!
Today, I walked.....
and didn't hurt nearly as badly.

As I was coming in the back door earlier I was thanking God for prompting me to start taking better care of my body (His Temple) both physically and emotionally. I glanced at my phone and my Time Hop photos were available and People, here's the verse of scripture I had posted 2 years ago.....

I kid you not!

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

HOPE your Tuesday is awesomely blessed!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

{ Mothers }

To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you
To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you
To those who experienced loss through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you
To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.
To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you
To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you
To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you
To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you
To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience
To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst
To those who are single and long to be married and mothering your own children – we mourn that life has not turned out the way you longed for it to be
To those who step-parent – we walk with you on these complex paths
To those who envisioned lavishing love on grandchildren -yet that dream is not to be, we grieve with you
To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you
To those who placed children up for adoption — we commend you for your selflessness and remember how you hold that child in your heart
And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you
This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.
Easter - 2017
HOPE your day is a blessed one!

Friday, May 12, 2017

{ Friday Foto Friends #79 }

Y'all,  I really thought I wasn't going to have fotos to share this week, but then I went kinda crazy yesterday taking pics!  

This has been a busy week.  Our kiddos have been camping all week so Pappy and I were the designated caretakers for their animals.  And, my brother and sis have been on vacation, too, so we checked on their kitties a few times.  And,  I had to take my Momma to the dentist to have two teeth pulled.

(by the way, Brother, if you're reading this and you should decide to get rid of Fuzz, 
PLEASE let me be the first to know!)

So, here goes with an overload of pics (as usual).....

These were taken at my brother and sis's house.
They grow some beautiful flowers.

This rose bush came from a cutting at my Mamaw's house and is probably at least 150 years old because it was part of the old home place.....

This rose is in our yard and I've shared pics of it in the past.    

Pappy took this pic of freshly hatched baby robins underneath our back deck.....

My froggy friend who always scares me by jumping when I turn the water hose on.....

All of these pics are part of the animals that belong to our kiddos.  
I failed to get a pic of the two bunnies.....

I had to tell a couple of hens "excuse me" when I opened the lid to retrieve eggs and they weren't finished.....

Fresh eggs....yummy!!!

I'll leave you with this picture my brother sent me of the sunrise at the beach.  
It's been over 10 years since we've been to the beach, 
so I have to live vicariously through others.....

Thanks for sticking with me through this really long line of fotos!

And, thanks for bearing with the new linky as we worked out the kinks last week.  
I think it's going to be a lot better.  
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HOPE everybody has a great Mother's Day weekend!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

{ The Beauty of Friendship }

Philippians 1:3-4
 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 
always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.....

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

{ Wednesday's Word - Taste }


  1. *to perceive or recognize as if by the sense of taste     
  2.      *to become acquainted with by experience 

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When I hear the word "taste" I automatically think of what a certain food tastes like......
for instance, chocolate!

But, if you'll notice the definitions I chose have nothing to do with actually taking a bite of food and savoring the "taste".  

I've had the above verse of scripture on my mind so much lately and I actually thought it was because of my struggle with weight and food issues.  That is something I struggle with on a daily basis, but I think God planted that verse in my head for a different reason.  When I looked up and read Psalm 34 in it's entirety, (you can read it here)  then I understood more of what God was trying to ever so sweetly speak to my heart.  Just like my physical hunger (which isn't true hunger, but a craving) for that certain food.....

again, chocolate.....

I should have an even greater craving for His word.  I need to remember what He's done for me in the past and realize that He's still the same God and will continue to care for me in the present and future. 

The verse goes along perfectly with my word for 2017, MORE.

It's also a reminder of the HOPE we have in Him alone!