Tuesday, September 1, 2015

{ Back to School }

Bless his little 

Jump to about 1.03 minutes into this video to see this precious boy answer the reporter's question.  

HOPE you have a Terrific Tuesday!

Breathing in Grace,

Monday, August 31, 2015

{ when God puts a period }

.....don't erase it!!!

Remember the post I did back in January about being in a Friendship Prison?  
Just click and read.....
but be forewarned, it's L-O-N-G!

Well, that particular situation reared it's ugly head this week, but it was ENTIRELY my fault!  I took out my big old eraser and got rid of that period God had placed and took matters into my very INCAPABLE hands!  If you took the time to read that post (and I completely understand that you don't have all day if you didn't), I mentioned that I'm a "people pleaser".  Because I knew this lady had something quite major going on in her life, I prayed for her and also sent her a text.  Her responses back to me were very short and snippy and full of animosity.  I was hurt and even got a tad angry, but I really did bring it on myself because God said.....
back off!
And, I didn't listen!

Romans 12:18
If it is possible,
 as far as it depends on you, 
live at peace with everyone.

Sometimes living at peace means praying is all we can do.

Breathing in Grace,

Saturday, August 29, 2015

{ just breathe }

Today's devotional in "God Calling", by A. J. Russell.

Breathe My Name

Just breathe My Name.
It is like the pressure of a child's hand 
that calls forth an answering pressure, 
strengthens the child's confidence 
and banishes fear.

Isn't that awesome?
It's really something I needed after this week's physical and emotional toll!

Just breathe in Jesus.
Breathe in His grace.....
breathe out His praise!

HOPE your Saturday is Sweet!!

Breathing in Grace,

Friday, August 28, 2015

{ Friday Foto }

Before I share my photos for today, I want to say a great big THANK YOU for all your sweet comments on my post yesterday.  I told Pappy last night that I feel such a kindred spirit with my precious  blogging friends.  It's just unreal to me that people we will probably never meet this side of heaven can hold such a special place in our hearts.  My goal in sharing that with y'all was to let anybody else going through a tough time to see that there's probably a lesson to be learned.....
to stop and listen while God has you still.

Now on to the pics.....

These beauties posed for pictures recently.
It's like they're saying.....

"Yes, I know I'm beautiful.
God made me this way!"

Happy Friday and HOPE everybody has a great weekend!

Have fun.....
stay safe.....
enjoy life!!!!

Breathing in Grace,

Thursday, August 27, 2015

{ under the weather learning }

I've been under the weather for about a week.  
The doctor said that it was probably "low grade" for a while and looking back.....
you know how hindsight can be.....
I really haven't felt well for over a month - 
low back pain and just plumb worn out!
That's one reason my hubby and I decided to not work around the house last Saturday, but to take a little short trip just for fun, as we both were just not “up to snuff”.  As the day progressed, I kept feeling worse and worse and what had been dragging me down for a while turned into a full-blown UTI/bladder (probably TMI) infection and I was completely down for the count.  I hadn't felt that bad in.....well, years!  I think the last time was a bout with the flu and that was ages ago, too.  Honestly, the pain was equivalent to my labor pains almost 36 years ago.....OUCH!  If you know me, you know I NEVER go to the doctor, except for my yearly check-up, but this warranted a trip to see a professional.  I couldn't see my regular doc but was able to see another lady in the practice and my daughter told me I would like her.....
and did I EVER!!!
She prescribed a Rocephin shot (my hip is still sore....LOL).....
and a 7 day round of Cipro.....
and said I would start feeling better the next day.
I'm hear to tell you.....


I felt much better that afternoon!

I couldn’t help but wonder if my regular doctor would have prescribed a treatment that was as effective as this lady.  I have no way of knowing!  I do know that it worked out just the way that God had intended.  

I'm sharing this with y'all, not for sympathy, because I'm a NEW woman now!!! YIPPEE!!!  I just wanted to tell you that even in any kind of suffering we go through, there's a lesson to be learned.  This little bout with a “minor” illness (which, honestly put me out of commission) also opened my eyes to see some things in my life more clearly.  Not being able to do much gave me time to think and pray and read scripture and PONDER (my word for 2015) on certain things. God showed me some "stuff" that was quite hurtful .....
probably more than the infection, because it hurt my heart.

But, I know it's ALL for my own good.
Because He tells me so in His Word!!!

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good 
of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. 

Ain’t God good?
Oh, yes He is.

ALL the time…..
and in ALL things!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Thursday!!!

Breathing in Grace,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

{ Wednesday's Word - Courage }


HOPE y'all have an awesome Wednesday!!!

Breathing in Grace,


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