Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Faith, Hope, Love.....and Mercy

I've been sharing a little bit of my personal things lately, so I thought I would share a couple more!!!
Remember how I've told y'all about thinking it's good to have little reminders all around the house of how much God loves us???
......Pappy and I went to Knox Rail Salvage on Saturday morning.
I LOVE that place.....
I realize that some of you might not like places like Knox Rail, thrift stores, and yard sales....
I LOVE 'em!!!!
I could spend hours in there, and actually we probably did spend more time than we should have...but we did get back and spend some time working in the yard....but, not before stopping at an estate sale and Pappy got a Zenith radio/CD player, originally over $200....he paid FIVE DOLLARS for it!!!
And...for an Easter decoration, I got a cute little bunny peeping into a cabbage leaf (sorry, but I didn't get a pic of it...YET!!!)
But...I wanted to show you all some little deals that I came across while browsing thru some of the aisles at Knox Rail!!!
Did you know that they have more than just building supplies???
They had a huge selection of little plaques and stuff that had some of my very favorite words on them.
So....I wanted to share with you all.

Not sure how to explain what these are made of....some kind of ceramic???
They were solid cream and I took some brown paint and a stipple brush and gave them a brown "glaze". I took a wet cloth and wiped them off until I had them just like I wanted....well, I might play around with them a bit more.
But, I love them....and, they were only $1.49/each!!!!!

Right now, they're sitting on top of my fridge...but, I'm thinking about mounting them on some kind of wooden board....and you know it's yard sale time in Tennessee....and you have to know by now how frugal I am since I've quit work....and especially with our economy the way it is....so I know I'll find just the right thing some time this spring/summer!!!!

This one I put in a little Dollar Store easel and it sits on the chest in our bedroom so that I can see it each morning when I get up!!! I love this verse of scripture.
You know, there are just certain words that bring such peace to our hearts when we hear them....

Faith....HOPE (my very favorite)....Love....and Mercy!!!

Now...I'm in search for one that says "GRACE"!!!!
(by the way...."Mercy" was only $1.29!!!)

Lamentations 3:21-24 (NLT)
Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:
The faithful love of the LORD never ends.
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, "The LORD is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in Him!"

In His Love...and with mine!!!


  1. I need to start getting frugal. Where is the Knox Rail Salvage and what thrift stores do you go to? Please send me an e-mail about them. Oh, yea I am behind on this, sorry, NOOOOO SSWWEEEETTTTTs! Does that make up for it!!!! I hope so, love ya bunches and bunches.

  2. these are so pretty! i haven't even seen them yet!


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24