Friday, February 16, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #118 }



Do Y'all have a bucket list?
I don't really, but I do like to say that certain things are on my "bucket list".....
just meaning that's something I'd really like to do someday and one of those things is visiting the Holy Land.  A rather large group from our church, led by our Pastor and his wife,  left for Israel yesterday to be gone until the 26th. I know one shouldn't be jealous, but honestly, I sure am envious. I'm so happy for them and can't wait to hear all about it when they return.

So, just to let them know that they're in my thoughts and prayers I'm sharing a foto of our church!



Happy Friday, Everybody!

HOPE your weekend is chock full of fun!





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Sunday, February 11, 2018

{ SONday Morning Song - Blessed Assurance }

One of our sweet grand-boys played this for me on the piano recently and it brought back such sweet memories of the little Baptist church I grew up in, singing out of the "red-back hymnal".   I thought it'd be perfect to share with Y'all today!   

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 "Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind?" 
said the poet, who had been able to see only for her first six weeks of life. 
"Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior."
~~~Fanny Crosby ~~~



Friday, February 9, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #117 }


How's everybody doin'?
HOPE none of you are having to deal with the flu bug that seems to have invaded most of East Tennessee. Lots of the school systems have closed because so many kiddos and teachers are out sick.  Pappy and I have both been very blessed because neither of us got sick with the flu (praise the Lord) and I'm hoping and praying that we don't.  I told him yesterday that I didn't have any new fotos for today so I headed outside and snapped a few to share with Y'all today. 

This little sign hangs on our porch swing.


I took this foto because of my Momma. So many times in the last few months she's mentioned how blue the sky is and she doesn't see a single cloud.....



Hydrangea getting ready for spring.....


Nandina.....


Hyacinths peeking through the cold ground.....



Nandina Firepower.....  


I'm looking forward to seeing what fotos everybody shares today.

Have a great weekend!



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Sunday, February 4, 2018

{ SONday Morning Song - Gracefully Broken }

Gracefully Broken

Take all I have in these hands
And multiply, God, all that I am
And find my heart on the altar again
Set me on fire, set me on fire
Oh, take all I have in these hands
And multiply, God, all that I am
And find my heart on the altar again
Set me on fire, set me on fire
Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken
My heart stands in awe of Your name
Your mighty love stands strong to the end
You will fulfill Your purpose for me
You won't forsake me, You will be with me
Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken
Pouring out my life again
Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
Gracefully broken
Oh, gracefully
All to Jesus now
Holding nothing back
I surrender


Friday, February 2, 2018

{ Friday Foto Friends #116 }



I have absolutely no new fotos to share today. I actually can't even believe it's already Friday and time for our link-up! This week has flown by.....
and how can it be February already?

  I'm longing for spring, Y'all.
You, too?
  This winter has taken a toll on so many and the flu bug is running rampant in many parts of the country, including our grand-kiddos. So here's a foto from last spring that I took at Douglas Lake.

Ahhhhh.....
I can still remember that warm spring day.
It'll be here soon, Folks!


HOPE everybody has a great weekend!



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Thursday, February 1, 2018

{ Boxes of Love }

Boxes of Love

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold.
He said, 
"Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold."

I heeded His words and in the two boxes
Both my joys and sorrows I store.
But though the gold became heavier each day
The black was as light as before.

With curiosity, I opened the black.
I wanted to find out why.
And I saw in the base of the box a hole
Which my sorrows had fallen out by

I showed the hole to God and mused aloud,
"I wonder where my sorrows could be."
He smiled a gentle smile at me.
"My child, they're all here with me."

I asked, 
"God, why give me the boxes,
Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings, 
The black is for you to let go."

courtesy of Inspired by Tim




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

{ A Tuesday Tutorial }

It's been a long time since I've shared a craft.
This one is super-duper simple and I'm sure a bunch of you have already made something similar. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I love little banners here's what I came up with.

Sunday afternoon we went to our local Dollar General Store and I purchased a roll of burlap ribbon ($1.50), a package of jute ($1.50) and a package of felt stickers ($1.00).  I'm sorry, I didn't get a pic of the burlap on the roll, so I'm not sure what the length was but I'm thinking 9 yards.


Sorry, this pic is blurry.....


I cut the burlap in lengths of about 5.5 inches, folded and cut a notch in the bottom of each one, peeled the backing off the hearts and stuck one on each of the burlap sections. The adhesive was enough that they stuck really well but should any of them come loose, I'll hot glue them back on.


I folded a section of about 1/2 inch on the top of each piece and hot glued it to the twine, leaving about 2 inches between each piece of burlap. Be sure and leave about a 12" length of twine on each end of the banner.   Sorry, no pics of this because I'm not coordinated enough use a hot glue gun in one hand and the phone in another. 
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And, voila.....
here's the finished product hanging on the bottom of the shelf over our table.  I  decorating this shelf for holidays/seasons.


How about Y'all?
Have you been doing any crafting lately?
I'd love to see what you've been up to!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Tuesday!