“Just tell ‘em I'm a nobody that's tryin to tell everybody 'bout Somebody that can save anybody.”

Denver Moore – Same Kind of Different As Me

Monday, November 30, 2015

{ December Scripture Reading }

I HOPE everybody had an awesomely blessed THANKSgiving and weekend.  Ours was so very nice. We spent the day with Pappy's seven brothers and sisters and their families.  There were probably close to 50 people there.....yes, it was a bit chaotic at times!  You should have seen all the food.....WOW!!!  There were babies to love on and pictures to be taken and catching up to do!   I got our CHRISTmas tree decorated and put garland and lights over the front door.  This is the earliest I've decorated in 39 Christmases together, and I'm really enjoying having the tree lights on at night.  We sat out a little nativity that I had totally forgotten we even had.....
hubby found it in the basement!  
Mercy, it's hard telling what all is down there I've forgotten about!  

Can you even believe that tomorrow is the first day of December?  Where has this year gone?  I always heard that time flies as we get older and that has really proven to be true in my life!

Speaking of December, I came across this little chart and thought y'all might be interested in doing this plan during the month.  It says to write the scriptures each day and spend some time pondering over the verses.  I may not write out the scripture, but do plan on reading them each day and seeing how God speaks to my heart.

(I think you can click on the picture to enlarge it for printing)

Happy Monday, Everybody!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

{ SONday Morning Song - A Strange Way to Save the World }

This song has been recorded by several different artists over the years, but the first to record it was the group 4-Him.  They sang it at the concert we went to last SONday night, so I thought it would be the perfect song to share with y'all to day, as we enter the CHRISTmas season!

HOPE everybody has had a great THANKSgiving weekend.   

Happy SONday!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

[ Happy THANKSgiving Weekend ]

Just wanted to let y'all know that Friday Foto Friends will return next week.  I'm going to be spending the next few days with my family.....
and doing a bit of CHRISTmas decorating!

HOPE everybody has had a blessed THANKSgiving Day.  Thanks to each of you for being such awesome blogging friends!

Enjoy your Friday and weekend.

(this is me right now....LOL)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{ Wednesday's Word - THANKSgiving ]

a day set aside to focus on everything we're thankful for.....
for those blessings that come from God.

Yes, everyday we should be thankful.
But, I HOPE that in the middle of all the preparations and noise and excitement we can steal away and talk to our heavenly Father, thanking Him and giving Him praise!

My prayer is that all of you have the most blessed THANKSgiving ever.  May we remember those serving in our military and away from friends and family and especially those who have lost loved ones recently, making today a sad day for them.


breathing in His Grace!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

{ A Blessed Weekend }

Remember I told y'all that we were going to get to see 4-Him in concert this past SONday evening.
Well, the evening was absolutely awesome.
First off, we went to our  church for an evening of praise and a young man that we've known since he was a little boy sang one of my favorite songs.....
Mercy Tree, by Mr. Anthony Evans.
We left there and traveled to the church where the concert was being held, about another 45 minute drive.  And, here's the greatest surprise of the evening.  We had no idea, and neither did the music minister at Grace, that another singer would be opening for 4-Him.
Guess who that was?

Oh, my how my heart leaped and I couldn't quit smiling.
But, it  got even better.
After he sang and 4-Him came out, Mr. Anthony came and stood about 10-15 feet away from Pappy and me.  Now, here's another God-thing.  We had planned on sitting in the balcony, but the balcony was closed.  Pappy had sat near the center of the church, but I couldn't see well, so we moved.  If we had sat in the balcony, or hadn't moved, this would have ever happened.  Pappy motioned for him to come over and he chatted with us and I got not one, but 2 BIG hugs.  I was on cloud nine!

What an awesome way to start off THANKSgiving week.
Not only this happened, but I received a sweet "happy" from a friend SONday morning.....
and a few days prior to that my Mom had given me some great words of encouragement.....
something I had only ever hoped to hear from her.

So, you probably know the words that are coming next, right?!?!?

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

Thank you, Ms. Mary, for tagging me in this on Facebook!

God knows EXACTLY what we need and EXACTLY the right time to send it.  He's an ON-TIME God!!!  

The past few days, I've most definitely been.....

breathing in His Grace!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

{ We've Got the Power }

Edited to add:
I  get a daily scripture verse via text at 8:30 each morning.
Guess what today's is?
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not  give us a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

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

I borrowed this picture from my newest blogging friend, Ms. Linda, a fellow Tennessean.  
I'm really enjoying getting to know her better.
(please visit her here)

Ms. Linda loves kitty cats and nearly always shares a picture of one.
(and, her blog headers are just awesome)
 I couldn't quit watching this little scene because those are the cutest puppies ever.....
and oh, my the patience of that sweet cat.

I left Ms. Linda a message telling her I believe there's a lesson to be learned there, too.

That cat is me.....
and those puppies represent the world pulling and tugging at me from all directions.

Now, unlike that cat, I'm usually fighting and clawing and fussing and complaining about the distractions.  
But, I have the power.....
well, not on my own.....
but through the power of the Holy Spirit, I can fight off those worldly influences.  Way too often, though, I allow them to overtake my mind and heart and emotions.  Sometimes, I fail to remember just how much POWER I really do have when I allow God to fight those battles for me, to turn it ALL over to Him, so He can in turn give me PEACE.

How about you?

Do you always remember just how much power you have to not allow the "wiles of the devil" (Ephesians 6:11) overtake you?  Are you always wearing your armor? (I think I've allowed mine to get corroded and rusty in spots.) Or, are you like that kitty cat in the scene and you're able to have no fear of those outside influences?

I'm striving to be just like that cat.
Laid back.....
resting in God.....
and continually.....

breathing in His Grace!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

{ SONday Morning Song - Where There Is Faith ]

4Him is an older Christian group who are currently on a 25th reunion tour.  Pappy and I are blessed to get to see them tonight.  This is probably my favorite song of theirs.

Where there is faith
There is a voice calling, keep walking
You're not alone in this world
Where there is faith
There is a peace like a child sleeping
Hope everlasting in He who is able to
Bear every burden, 
to heal every hurt in my heart
It is a wonderful, powerful place
Where there is faith

Breathing in Grace,