Thursday, December 8, 2016

{ Consider the Lilies }

Isn't a CHRISTmas Cactus just amazing?

How in the world does it know it's supposed to bloom during the CHRISTmas season?

I'm pretty sure God has something to do with that, don't you?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

{ Wednesday's Words - CHRISTmas Carols }

Christmas carol (also called a noël, from the French word meaning "Christmas") 
is a carol (song or hymn) whose lyrics are on the theme of Christmas
and which is traditionally sung on Christmas itself 
or during the surrounding holiday season.

Are you all enjoying the CHRISTmas carols this season a much as I am?

Here's one that I heard just last evening and it's awesome!  
Of course, I like most everything that Matt Maher sings!

HOPE your Wednesday is wonderful!

Monday, December 5, 2016

{ Noel }

Since December is here already and CHRISTmas is right around the corner, posting songs just on SONday doesn't give me enough time to share all the ones that I this time of year, so I'll probably be posting them all along during the week up until CHRISTmas Day!

We heard this song on the radio going to church yesterday morning,   then a young lady sang it at church in our CHRISTmas Night of Worship and Praise last evening.

HOPE you enjoy it as much as we did.

HOPE your Monday is Marvelous!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

{ Friday Foto Friends #56 }

Last week I said I would share some of our CHRISTmas decorations, but I'll save that for another Friday Foto Friends.

Today, this handsome fellow is celebrating a birthday!

Happy, happy birthday to my hubby!

We're gonna be heading out a bit for a day of celebration so I might be late in visiting to leave you a comment on your link-up.....
but I'll get there.

HOPE everybody has a great weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

{ Circle of Love }

This week has been one of tragedy for the State of Tennessee, especially in Sevier County where I've lived my entire life.  God knew just what our county needed when He ordained months ago that this movie would be shown nationwide last night.  It especially touched the hearts of those who live in this area.

Just in case you all don't fully understand the heart that Ms. Dolly Parton has for her hometown,
just look at what she's doing.....

In this time of political unrest and riots by those angry because the election didn't go their way.....
looting, shouting, beating one another up verbally and physically.....
I'm so proud to say that our county has rallied together and truly shown what it means to be a part of the "circle of love". 

The main thing is having CHRIST at the center!

Please continue to pray for the families in the middle of this devastation.  There are still family members missing and the people aren't allowed to go back into the city of Gatlinburg as of yet. My heart is broken for those who have no idea where their loved ones are. I cannot even imagine being in their shoes.

And, just one more thing.
Somebody asked why God would allow something like this to happen.  I heard it explained best in a comment by somebody I don't even know.  God gives us free will and there was a person who chose to start a fire, whether intentionally or carelessly.  Our actions have consequences be they good or bad.  

I prefer to focus on all the lives that God spared and all the camaraderie and support and outpouring of love that has united this area.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Rain }

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As I'm typing this it's pouring down rain outside.  That might not mean much to some of you, but to those in our area it's a sound straight from heaven because we've been under an extreme drought with no measurable amount of rainfall since July 5th (something I heard on our local news). You can't even see the  ground for the leaves, but that is perfectly okay.  

Rain.....glorious rain!

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This will give all the exhausted firefighters a reprieve from all their hard labor fighting the fires in Gatlinburg.

The rain will, hopefully, get rid of the smoke in the air that is making so many sick (including Pappy and me).

The rain will soak into the ground and cause the yards and trees and shrubs to drink it in and come back to life!

We don't always see the rain that comes into our lives as "life-giving" but as a burden or a hindrance.  As I grow old(er), I'm realizing that we need to be thankful for those stormy, rainy times because they make us to grow stronger in our faith and help us face the next trial with a little more HOPE and assurance that everything is going to turn out okay!

If we'll only trust in the One Who sends the rain!

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