Breathing in His grace…..breathing out His praise!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's not odd, it's God.....

This week so far has been full of several "it's not odd, it's God" moments!

I decided to go for a short walk Tuesday morning.
I was just going to go out to the end of the longest road and head back home.....
a short little trip of about 20-25 minutes.....
that wound up taking me an hour and 20 minutes.

As I got to the end of the road we live on, 
a neighbor was blowing leaves in his yard and he stopped and chatted with me.....
for about 35 minutes.

I told him that I was keeping him from his work and I headed out to my destination.  Little did I know that God had interrupted my walk because of something that was about to happen on down the road. As I approached a house toward the end of my route,  a little dog came out barking at me. I had seen it before and I'm a bit afraid of dogs.....
especially, those who head right toward me barking.
The young lady who lives there with her hubby and 3 children
(something I found out a bit later)
was mowing the yard and she hollered for the dog to come back.
It I headed to the end of the road.
As I came back that way, 
the dog came toward me again.
The young lady turned off the mower and hollered for the dog.
I stopped to chat with her and we exchanged names.....
and you just wouldn't believe the conversation that took place.....
entirely about God and the church and she told me that our talk was yet another confirmation to a prayer she had been praying and I approached the mower and we hugged and I came back home with such a happy heart!

I don't work outside the home,
so I often ask God to use me.....
send me somebody I can help!
I love that He does that,
even in the most simplest thing like taking a walk!
But the "funny" thing is.....
I'm the one who winds up getting the most out of it!

Oh, how awesome HE is!
I'm so thankful at how much HE loves us!!

Breathing in Grace,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

God had something better in mind.....

I have a friend at church who has a major health problem.
Oh, you would NEVER know it by looking at her or watching her in action......
or by her sweet, sweet Spirit.
This woman never slows down.
Even when she's in the hospital you wouldn't believe how she ministers!
She takes a dry erase marker and writes and draws scriptures all over the window of her hospital room!  
What a testimony she has!!!

One day last week I thought about asking her what her favorite color is.
I had the idea of making her a scarf.
I even had part of the question typed into an Instagram message,
but then decided against it.
I'm not sure why.....
well, now I am!!!

Sunday morning, 
she posted this picture on Instagram and tagged me......

This is a hat and scarf that I crocheted a few years ago and donated it for an auction to support the Guatemala mission team at our church.  My friend, Ms. Stephanie, said in the Instagram message that she had bid for it against another lady.  The lady had gotten it for her daughter.  The daughter decided to part with it and they gave it to my friend!  This is sooooo much better than I could have thought, or done, because this was totally ordained by the Lord!!!

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

Isaiah 55:8
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
    “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

Breathing in Grace,

p.s.  Please pray for my friend, Ms. Stephanie.
She is on the donor transplant list for a new kidney.
This will be her second kidney transplant!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Busy hands.....

 Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hands find to do, 
do with all your strength.....

The past 3 weeks have been busy, busy, busy for me!
Remember my Mom had those 4 trees cut down.....
(one was in the back that you couldn't see in the pics I posted).
We hauled brush and wood and burned and raked.....
then, did it some more!!!
Because of my brother's injury, I spent parts of a Friday and Saturday scraping sheet rock mud off of concrete floors, sweeping and mopping.
 I came to a conclusion.....
our bodies just weren't designed to stand on our heads and bend and move in all those different directions!!!
Even Jess asked me.....
"Momma, do you know how old you are?"
(that totally made me actually LOL....;-)

Last week was spent taking my brother to the surgery center.....
The first trip, while waiting for absolutely NOTHING to happen.....
(you can read about that here).....
I got the body of this little hat made for a baby boy who lives across the street from Pappy and me.....
with his parents, of course!

It made my heart so happy to see his  Grandma pushing him in the stroller one day and he was sporting his new hat!

I'm not sure yet what this week has in store.....
but I'm hoping to get a bit of rest.....
because we'll be keeping all 4 of our grands from next Friday till late Sunday!!!
Prayers, please!!!

What about you?
What has been keeping you busy?

Breathing in grace,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SONday Morning Song - Amazing Grace.....

Today is my brother's birthday!
Since I cling to Romans 8:28, remembering that 
"all things work together for good to those who love the Lord".....
I know that the circumstances of his life, 
although not pleasant.....
brought us back together in our "golden years"!!!

This is his favorite hymn.....
and he likes this rendition.
It's the ring tone that I put on my phone for when he calls!

HOPE y'all enjoy it, too!

Happy birthday, baby brother!
I love you so much!
And, that incident many years ago where I shoved your head into the sheet rock.....
it truly was a total accident!
But, bouncing that hickory nut off the back of your head.....
not so much!!!

Breathing in Grace,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Life is.....

Even with all it's ups and downs.....
trials and tribulations.....
struggles and strife.....
living life as a child of GOD truly is AWESOME.....
simply because we serve an AWESOME God!!!

Psalm 47:2
For the Lord Most High is awesome.
    He is the great King of all the earth.

HOPE you have a Super Saturday, sweet friends!

Breathing in Grace,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Foto.....

 Who knew ragweed was so beautiful?!?

(photo taken in the field behind my Mom's house)

HOPE everybody has a Fantastic Friday!!!

Breathing in Grace,


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