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Monday, August 29, 2016

{ It's a God thing }

For my birthday last January, Jess got me this cute little purse.  At the time I was having pain from a shoulder injury and she said she got it so I could carry it when I went out with my sister-in-law, Kay,  for my birthday.  Well, because Kay can only go out on Tuesday's and Friday's, then Pappy getting hurt in February and being off work for 6 months, my birthday celebration kept getting gets in the way like that, doesn't it?   And, I lost my purse.  I looked where I keep my other purses and it wasn't there.  Last Tuesday, Kay and our niece stopped by and she asked if I was free on Friday to go out for lunch. Since Pappy has gone back to work, I'm trying to keep busy so I spent most of the day Thursday cleaning out and straightening up my craft room.  Guess what I found?  

my owl purse.....
at the bottom of a basket.

The day before I was going to have lunch with my sis-in-law!

Since I don't believe in luck, or coincidences, I've just gotta say it.

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

HOPE y'all have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

{ SONday Morning Song - King of the World }

This song gives me Holy Spirit chills.
Please give it a listen.
Just close your eyes and worship the King of the world!!!

HOPE your SONday is awesomely blessed!

Friday, August 26, 2016

{ Friday Foto Friends #42 }

Pappy and I spent most of the day last Saturday out and about.  We visited one of my favorite little towns near us, Newport, TN.  There's a great thrift store and a little hole-in-the-wall store that has lots of cheap junk merchandise! It's just a small town at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains and is just a skip, hop and jump to Cosby where lots of people from around these parts love to visit Carver's Apple Orchard.  That's on our agenda for our next visit this fall.  

I love this motel that's part of the old downtown area......

We drove into an area we had never been before and came upon this bridge with beautiful purple flowers in planters down both sides.....

I'm missing Pappy since he's gone back to work, but I'm getting tons of work done.  

Be sure and link up your photos below.

HOPE everybody has a great Friday and weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

{ Indian Summer - Spice of Life }

(I received a message that the pics weren't showing up.  So sorry about that.....HOPE it's fixed now)

 In doing a bit of research on a Corning Ware pattern, Indian Summer, I found it was first introduced in 1977.  When Pappy and I got 1977.....I had no desire for a set of "formal" dishes, much to the dismay of some family members.  Instead, I chose the Indian Summer Corelle dishes and I've never tired of them.  I had an advantage, too, as to how I was able to get them.  At the time, my Daddy worked at House Hasson Hardware Company, a wholesale distributor.  He was able to get the dishes, along with some other  goodies at great prices.  Sometimes he would even find bargains in what they called the "morgue".  It was an area of damaged goods, but most of the time it was just the packaging not the contents.  

I thought y'all might be interested in seeing what this pattern looks like and also my favorite Corning Ware, Spice of Life.  It's also vintage 1970's.
(this post was prompted by my blogging buddy, Ms. Brenda at Mamaw's Place
she asked to see my Indian Summer dishes)

There's an 8-place setting and would you believe none have ever  been broken?

Serving Platter, which gets quite a bit of use

Spice of Life Corning Ware Collection - 
way too many pieces considering how little I cook.

I'm a little teapot, short and stout.....

Loaf Pan

So that's it!
Do y'all have a formal set of dishes and a set for everyday, too?  These days, I don't even use my Corelle dishes that often but I would never part with them.  I'll let Jess do that after I'm no longer in the picture.....;-)  Since it's just Pappy and me, we use a couple of pretty Melamine plates I found at Wal-Mart!

See y'all tomorrow for FFF!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Timing }

Bible Quotes On Gods Timing

As many of you know, Pappy had a work injury on February 19th of this year.  Because of the doctor's work restrictions, his employer wouldn't allow him to come back to work.  It's his employer's policy to use annual and sick leave to supplement the percentage that worker's comp pays, so all of his leave was completely wiped out. Because of that, we were going to have to start paying for my insurance out of pocket beginning September 1st.  Since he gets paid every 2 weeks, the plan was to take a check to his employer last Friday to pay for the insurance because he wouldn't get paid again until after the beginning of September.  Last Thursday afternoon, my cell phone rang and it showed my husband's employer and the lady asked for him.  I thought they were calling to see if he wanted his work comp check mailed since he didn't have to actually come in to sign for anything because he wasn't getting an actual check from his work.  Instead, they were telling him to show up at 7:00 Friday morning because they had found him a position that he could do. Yes, it was very sudden, and yes I did question why they couldn't have found him something long before they did and yes I did wonder if worker's comp hadn't stepped in and told them to find him a position since it had been exactly 6 months to the day.....
February 19, 2016 - August 19, 2016

Bible Quotes On Gods Timing

But, what I realized most that this was all in God's timing.  The very day we were going to pay for my insurance, God provided something so very unexpected.....
a job.
A job that will now pay for my insurance instead of us paying out of pocket.  He will also start accumulating leave again.  God did this when He led Pappy to this employer in the first place.  He had been out of work EXACTLY one year when God provided a job for him.  Oh, what a struggle that year was on so many levels, not just financially.

Bible Quotes On Gods Timing

I'm sharing all of this to say this.....

TRUST God and HIS timing.

During this 6 months I've tried to figure and plan and check into and make calls which I look back on and see were all for naught.  I wasn't completely giving it all to God, I was trying to work things out and figure out how to "make it work".  Then, God in all His wisdom once again shows up "at just the right time".

Bible Quotes On Gods Timing

Was I surprised?
Yes, and no, if that makes sense.
I KNOW God can do and handle any and all situations, and that doesn't surprise me.  But, it never ceases to amaze me at HIS timing, which is exciting and wonderful and just like Him!!!

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

HOPE sharing this helps somebody else who is waiting on the Lord. Take it from somebody who tries to get in there and fix things and "make" them work in the way she thinks is best.....

Give it to God and let Him do the work!

Monday, August 22, 2016

{ Dear Friend..... }

I'm so enjoying doing the study Fit For My King with my sweet Friend, Ms. Barb.  I'm gleaning so much more reading it through and jotting down notes the second time than I  did the first go-round.  It's so important in everything that we do in this life to have an accountability partner.  Left on our own, lots of excuses will be made to just give up or take a day off or whatever we tell ourselves at any given moment.  As I was reading yesterday's devotional, this verse of scripture stood out to me.  I looked it up in the NLT and loved how it was worded in that version because it used the word "friend".

This is my prayer for each and every person who visits my blog, leaves a sweet comment here or on Facebook, sends me a personal e-mail, whatever you do that brings a word of encouragement to my heart and soul.

I sincerely HOPE you have a Marvelous Monday chock full of blessings!

Sunday, August 21, 2016