Sunday, May 22, 2016

{ SONday Morning Song - Our Only HOPE is You }

Our daughter shared this song with me this week.
HOPE it touches your heart just like it did mine.

Our mouths were open graves
Full of broken vows we made
Our hearts ran wild
Our tongues could not be tamed

What darkness had concealed
Your law has now revealed
Our guilt was great
Our bitter fate was sealed

Our only hope
Our only hope is You, Lord
Our only hope
Our only hope is You

Though hypocrites and fools
You draw us to the truth
For Your own glory
You make all things new

Our only hope
Our only hope is You, Lord
Our only hope
Our only hope is You, Lord

The bridges we had burned You have restored
You gave us hope when there was none before
You paid the debt that we could not afford
And cast away our guilt forevermore

So, when our days are through
Our hope will rest in You
For we can trust
Your promises are true

HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed SONday!

Friday, May 20, 2016

{ Friday Foto Friends #28 }

Oh, mercy me.....
how can it be that it's Friday already.....
and our 28th week of doing our foto link-up.....
and the 20th of May?
Time is absolutely flying by, and it CANNOT have anything to do with my age, right?
Speaking of age.....
I was chatting with a friend one day this week and she told me I could go on-line and go ahead and set up an account with Social Security and see how much I could draw, depending on my age.  As soon as we hung up, I couldn't get to the computer fast enough because I'm gonna be reaching a milestone age next January.  I was very pleasantly surprised, so come October, I'll be entering my info to start drawing my SS as soon as my birthday rolls around!

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

So, I HOPE everybody has had a great week.
Mine has been VERY productive.
I had hoped to get something I'm crocheting finished up, but there's a few more finishing touches to complete, so maybe next Friday!

These were taken on my drive to our daughter's house earlier in the week.....
the day I kept our little grand-boy!

Good morning, Cows!

I love old barns.....

Can you see the diamond-shaped windows in the sides of this one?

We're expecting heavy rains today and tomorrow, 
so you know what that means?
More house cleaning since I can't get outdoors.

HOPE everybody has a great weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{ One thing leads to another }

Before I tell y'all about my new trash can, I wanted to let those of you who asked about how it went keeping our youngest grand-boy on Tuesday that it was great.
That boy, though.
He kept telling me, 
"Nannie, my belly's not full."
(He truly does take after his Nannie)
So, what was a Nannie to do but keep on feeding him....LOL
The sweetest part was he took his nap in my arms.....
pure sweetness!

Now on to my new trash can......

you know you've really gotta be scraping the bottom of the barrel can for this to be what I write about, right?

So, I'm walking down the aisle at Big Lots and pass by a row of  trash cans.  I thought to myself.....

"Self, you need a new trash can for the pantry."

 We keep our can in the pantry and the one in there is way too big, so I looked through all the ones on display and chose one that was "just right" and had the swinging lid and I'm realizing I must be a bit OCD about certain things if picking out a trash can is like making a major purchase.  


we get home and I place the new can in the pantry.  Now, mind you, our pantry is just a "closet", but it's a blessing to have for storage.  But, when I placed the can in there, I realized how messy it was......
I began taking things out and straightening up and several hours later it was looking really good and I keep going and opening the pantry door just to look at how much better it looks.


I had a light-bulb moment.
Letting that pantry get out of hand once again is so much like my Spiritual life.  I let things start to clutter up my mind and slip reading God's word and praying like I should and before I know it, thinking just this once is okay, or who will find out.....
I become just like that pantry......
looking nothing like a Christian woman should look, but allowing the world to clutter up my heart and mind.  When I realize this and start drawing closer to my Heavenly Father then I really think He looks at me and feels kinda like I do when I see the work I did in our pantry.....
maybe a sense of pride comes over Him and He smiles and says.....
I'm so glad she's mine!

How about y'all?

Do you let things get out of hand in your home?
(I'm really not a very good housekeeper because my passion is gardening and being outdoors)

Does one little thing lead to another with you?

(after cleaning the pantry yesterday, I've spent all morning cleaning our laundry "room", which is yet another closet behind bi-fold doors with a cabinet over the washer and dryer)

Are you OCD about buying a trash can?

(okay, you don't have to answer that one.)

HOPE Y'all (hi, Ms. Linda) have a Terrific Thursday.....

and don't forget tomorrow is our Friday Foto Friends link-up!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Nothing }

  For today's word I've got NOTHING!

HOPE you enjoyed my little play on words!
I'm a pretty serious person, 
so I do try to be a bit humorous when I can.

Okay....I tried....;-)

Happy Wednesday, Y'All!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

{ Big girl panties }

We finished up our Armor of God study SONday afternoon.

if you EVER get the opportunity to do this study, please don't hesitate.  It was probably the best Bible study I've ever done, other than Esther because I loved that one, too.  But, this one really spoke to my heart and my struggles with certain fears in my life.  It helped me to realize more each day the things that are coming from the devil as he tries his dead level best to distract me and get me off track in my thinking and the things that I say and do.  But, most of all it planted more firmly into my mind the power I've been given as a daughter of the King.....the things He gave me when I accepted Him into my heart over 50 years ago!

The leader of our study, my awesome friend, Stephanie, is simply that.....
This woman has endured so very much physically.  
She had a kidney transplant about 14 years ago and that kidney has failed and she's back on dialysis 3 times a week.  She has some other struggles in her life, too,  including her husband's health issues.  Prayers for her and her hubby would be greatly appreciated.

Ms. Stephanie also has a HUGE sense of humor and she posted this little sign on our AOG Facebook page.  

One of the ladies asked SONday if our  big girl panties are part of our armor.  It was such a funny  comment and brought on some laughs.....
but, if we think about it.....
then, yes, as women our big girl panties should be part of our armor.  Pull those things on and take a stand and give that old devil "what for"!

we've gotta get out there and fight that battle against the "barbs" of the devil  Do not let him defeat us.  Remember this.....
if we weren't trying to live for the Lord, then satan would just leave us alone, so maybe we should consider it a compliment of sorts that he comes at us like he does?!?!?

HOPE everybody has a terrific Tuesday.
I'm off to keep a little rambunctious, mind-of-his own, going on 3 year old.

Heaven help me.....;-)

Monday, May 16, 2016

{ Parts of Speech Poem }

I loved English when I was in school.....
and history.....
and spelling!
Don't ask me to diagram a sentence today, but that's something that I just adored doing.....
years ago!

HOPE everybody had a great weekend and your Monday is simply marvelous!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

{ A SONday Sign }

Y'all know that I just love little "signs" and "words".
Well, Ms. Mary knows me really well 'cause lookie at what she sent me on Facebook yesterday.
she's getting a shout-out again today!

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

and AMEN!!!

HOPE y'all have an awesomely blessed SONday!