5 in 1 Sunshine Award

It has taken me quite a while to get to the awards from the summer…I have been working on them off and on…So very sorry guys! A special thanks to everyone!

RI My friend Mandy over at ‘That We Might’ has nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. She brought tears to my eyes with the sweet things she had to say about me and my blog. I don’t take your words lightly, Mandy. They meant a lot to me! Thanks so much.

Please take a moment to check out her blog. She works hard to raise awareness for Bipolar Disorder! 😃

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

Mandy’s 11 questions to Me:

  1. (In honor of September…) Where were you when you first heard about 9/11? (If you weren’t alive at the time or were too young, describe the way in which you first learned about it and your reaction. If you aren’t American, don’t feel like you’re under a microscope or your thoughts aren’t valued just as much.). I will never forget that terrifying day! My hubby had the news turned on as he normally does, and I was actually watching at the time. Seeing the plane crash into the building, people jumping from the building taking their own lives and the towers crumbling was too much for me! I started crying! And of course came the several phone calls from different family members to make sure we knew. We later visited the Memorial where Flight 93 went down in PA. It was my late FIL’s hometown.
  2. What is your favorite animal and why? I have many favorites. They are all beautiful to me. (Except the creepy crawlies or poisonous lol) Last time, I answered Eagle to this question, but this time I will go with elephant. They are strong and majestic. 🐘 And it’s my grand baby’s nursery theme. 🙂
  3. If you could only have one more meal, what would it be? Multiple courses and desserts allowed and ecouraged. My stepmom’s chicken and dumplings! They would melt in your mouth! Her tomato gravy and biscuits. Her fried okra! And her strawberry pie. My Mama’s fried chicken, greens, seafood, (some boiled and some fried) pecan pies and her tea cakes! My Aunt Ruthie’s cornbread and chocolate cake, and my hubby’s grilled steak!😋
  4. What is your favorite book? It’s whatever I am reading at the moment. Which right now is Chicken Soup for the Soul Messages from Heaven. From a spiritual stance, the Bible will always be my favorite.
  5. Do you prefer rainy or sunny days? Sunny, but I do enjoy an occasional rain—the sound of rain hitting a tin roof triggers a favorite memory of mine—one of my lying in bed at night “trying to sleep” when we lived in the little white house by the creek. The sound was so loud!
  6. Why did you start your blog? My friend Debbie encouraged me to.
  7. What was your favorite subject in school? (PE and lunch and recess are totally allowed!) It would have been easier to answer what my least favorite was. 😆 I loved English, literature, typing, biology, science, history. Anything but math. I hated math.
  8. Where have you always wanted to visit? Ireland and Paris
  9. What historical person inspires you the most? Abraham Lincoln for his honesty and David in the Bible, because in spite of his flaws, he was a man after God’s own heart.
  10. . Do you know any other languages, and if not, what language would you want to learn? I took French in high school. I wasn’t fluent at all! Have forgotten a lot of it. I wish I knew the native language to Ireland.
  11. What is your strangest hobby? Whistling maybe?

MY QUESTIONS FOR EVERYONE:

1. What is one of your fondest memories?

2. Who taught you to ride a bicycle/and or a vehicle?

3. Did you have a favorite outfit growing up? If so, describe.

4. What was your favorite place/ hangout when you were a kid or teen?

5. Can you remember your favorite pet growing up? Name and description.

6. Favorite show or movie growing up.

7. Did you like playing outside growing up? What was your favorite?

8. Favorite gift you received as a child.

9. What was your personality as a child? Naughty or nice? Did you believe in Santa Claus, tooth fairy, etc?

10.What was the first tooth that you pulled and did you receive any money for it.

11. Did you have to learn things the hard way or did you learn by other people’s mistakes?


Robert has also nominated me for this award! If you haven’t checked out his great blog, kindly go over now and follow! His posts are always thought-provoking, and he writes about many different topics. Thanks for the nomination Robert!

ROBERT’S QUESTIONS TO ME:

1. If you could have a £million but weren’t allowed any more hot meals, would you take it? (I heard this question on a radio show and it tickled me!) No. I love my hot food. Sometimes money isn’t everything.

2. Do you have a bucket list of things you’d like to do before you die? If so, give us a sample! If not, dream!…..I sorta kinda do. I want to ride in a hot air balloon just a few feet from the ground. (50 feet should be good enough lol) I want to see Paris and Ireland and research my ancestors. Go on a cruise. See all the major landmarks in the US like the Statue of Liberty, The White House, The Grand Canyon, The Golden Gate Bridge, etc. Ride a real train. And want to finish my book that I have procrastinated on for so long! I’m sure there’s more….but can’t think of anything else.

3. What’s the most important lesson life has taught you so far? Lots! To do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Also, just stand and trust God when you can’t do anything in a situation. He will always bring you through.

4. What day of the week were you born on? Ask Google if you’re not sure! Friday the 13th. (Now tell me God doesn’t have a good sense of humor! I’m convinced He does!) It has been a conversation piece for me. I don’t believe in superstition, but I always joke and say that because I was born on that day, my bad luck was automatically cancelled out! 😂😜 I sure wonder about it though at times! 😂

5. Who’s your favorite Bible character (apart from Jesus!)? David. He was a man after God’s own heart. He made mistakes but was truly a repentant person. It tells me he never stopped trying to get things right.

6. What was the last dream you had? Being a dreamer lol, I dreamed someone here on WP called me. I won’t divulge the name.

7. If you could take up any new hobby, what would it be? Painting and sketching.

8. What’s your biggest ambition? Being right where God wants me to be and helping others.

9. Are you content? Why/not? I have learned to be. Because that’s God’s Word. To be content in whatsoever state you find yourself in.

10. What are some of the things you’re most thankful for? Family and God.

11. If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Why he chose suffering to teach His lessons. But I do know it always brings good, so I answered it myself I suppose.


I want to thank another kind and very nice blogger, Richard at BigSky Buckeye for nominating me for this fine award! He has a really accomplished blog. I love his well-written short stories and beautiful poems!

Richard’s Questions for me:

1. Name one person who always finds a way to inspire you. God (Hey He came in the flesh, so He still qualifies! At least to me!) And also a lot of you here on WP.

2. How has blogging benefited your life? It has really changed my life! It has brought me much happiness and healing. Confessing our faults one to another brings healing somehow and also giving my testimony has helped me to overcome the enemy. And also to make wonderful friendships!

3. Do you like to experience nature? If so, what is one of your favorite activities? Walking and looking at the beauty all around. Fishing. Also sitting on my back porch and enjoying, especially listening to nature.

4. How important is family to you? # 1

5. What is your favorite season of the year? Why is it your favorite? Summer. Sunshine just makes me happy! 🌞 I don’t enjoy being cold! And also, I don’t get “as sick” in the summer.

6. What month were you born? December (ironic, being I don’t like the cold and like summer the most lol I do like Christmas 🤷🏼‍♀️)

7. If you could visit any place in the world for the first time, where would you want to go? Already answered this one.

8. Who is one of your most favorite authors? Karen Kingsbury and Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins

9. What is something which you have a great deal of passion for? Writing and encouraging

10. Share a favorite verse of Scripture or an inspiring quotation. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

11. Tell us one interesting facet about yourself. I try to see the good in everyone. We all mess up. Nobody needs to be kicked further down, when they are down. They need a helping hand to get up and try again!


Steve at Steve’s Country has also nominated me. He is a nature, photography, coffee, animal lover, and his blog is funny – sometimes punny. 😹 Muffin will keep you in stitches!

Steve’s questions to me:

1. What is your favorite fruit? I really love most all fruit. Watermelon and pineapples are at the top of my list.

2. What is your favorite meat? Chicken. (Fried is my fav) It’s so versatile when cooking! I also love seafood and steak…Ok, there again, I have many favorites!

3. Do you like to make your own juice or buy it? Buying saves more time. 🙂

4. Do you like to bake? I have to be in the mood. It hits me at times lol.

5. Do you like to cook? I can cook, I just cook out of necessity.

6. Would you rather eat at home or a restaurant every day?Actually, I would love to have my own cook. 🙂 A girl can dream! 😝

7. Do you like to travel? Would love to ❤️ traveling! Not having the funds a lot of times prevents that luxury. I do go on small trips at times.

8. Do you enjoy walks in nature? Yes!

9. Do you enjoy camping? Haven’t been very many times… If I have running water I’m ok with it… 🙂

10. Would you prefer to live by the sea or in the mountains? Sea, with a vacation home in the mountains!

11. Would you prefer to live in an apartment/flat, or in a house? House


Joshua has also nominated me for this award. He is a very nice person and has a wonderful blog. Check him out for yourself! 😀

Joshua’s questions to me:

1. Do you like to go hiking? I’ve never been on a “real” hike. Just walking in the woods with family on our property.

3. What beverage do you like best? Sweet tea and coffee.

4. Can you ski? No! 😂

5. Do you like Legos? Yes, as long as they stay off the floor! I love stepping on them, says no person EVER! 😹

2. What’s your favorite animal?Cats. I actually have several favs. 😆

6. What’s your favorite book of the Bible? Psalms

7. Who’s your favorite Bible character? David

8. Have you ever passed out tracts? Yes

9. Have you ever gone camping? Yes. Only a few times.

10. Who’s your favorite author? Already answered this one.

11. What would you like to do someday? Have a really good desk job helping people and be a published author. 🙂

Thanks again to all who nominated me! You guys are the sweetest! 😄😁

My Nominees:

Debbie

Yonnie

Matt

Would You Be Whiter, Much Whiter than Snow?

You may be wondering why I would be thinking about Christ’s crucifixion near Christmas time. Shouldn’t we be focusing on the baby born in a manger this time of the year? This post is a continuation of the one I published on Nov. 5th of this year, entitled Would You Be Free From your Burden Of Sin.

I know I should have posted this sooner. I’ve had so much going on, but someone needs to hear this. Someone struggling with things they cannot overcome in their own skin. Things you may not even be able to confess to another living soul but Jesus Himself. Addictions can be a terrible stronghold, but there is deliverance in His All-powerful Blood! I am living proof there is hope!

As I mentioned in the earlier post, I was struggling with a sin I could not get victory with, over twenty years ago – in my earlier years of living for God. Shame covered me many days, and I told the Lord as much. I tried so hard to overcome it in my own power. A lot of times during prayer, I would open my Bible randomly and it would fall open to the following scripture:

“And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be WILLING and OBEDIENT, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭1:15-20‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Instead of seeing the positive side of these scriptures (because I was struggling so much with negativity) that I marked in bold, all I could focus on was the fact that God would hide His eyes from me and turn a deaf ear to my prayers. And the thought of my hands being full of blood/crucifying Him afresh, left me feeling like I had no hope, because I could not stop. I had tried already.

“This I say then, Walk in the SPIRIT, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the FLESH. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:16-17‬ ‭‬‬

I could keep trying to bring my sacrifices of praise to the Lord, but I knew even then that they weren’t pleasing in His sight. The whole chapter of Isaiah 1 was a warning that there had to be a complete deliverance and change within me, from my flesh. He loves us too much to leave us in our dilemma.

The part that I would be devoured with the sword if I kept on with my sin was a big motivator for that change!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I was living a godly life to the best of my ability between those falls, I wasn’t walking around all hypocritical-like, pretending to be “Mary Poppins Perfect,” looking down my nose on all those around me, judging their sins while secretly hiding my own.

I knew I had faults. We all do. Only God is perfect….I read my Bible and prayed like most do. I was immediately sorry after each moment of weakness. But again, I could not stop.

I was also having problems in the area of lack of self-control/temperance. Many of the other fruit of the Spirit were evident in my life. But sin is sin, no matter how big or small. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump!

Lack of self-esteem, negativity and feelings of unworthiness left me as the very least in His kingdom! How could I break free?….Desperation has a way of changing our situation – and changing US from the inside out!

I’m really not sure what made that day any different from any other day. I did picture myself as the woman touching the hem of His garment, desperate for a miraculous healing. I could relate to her. She was also having a “blood issue,” even if in a different way.

I was WILLING. I just DID NOT know how to be willing. If that makes ANY sense? I did not know what “I” could do on my part to stop this sin. I had no idea that it wasn’t about ME or my ability, but ALL ABOUT HIS ABILITY!

So there I was, like the woman who touched the hem of His garment. She, no doubt, had to push her way through, to get to Jesus.

I had to push my way through ME!!! Not anyone else, but ME! – My guilt, my condemnation, my sin, my flesh and my inability to help myself.

His Blood washed me white as snow that day, right there in my bedroom floor! Just me and Jesus! Jesus applied His Blood and washed me squeaky clean! Why God has chosen so many times to keep loving me through my weaknesses, I will never know.

But from that day forward, that sin no longer had a hold on me. He had broken the stronghold and set me free! I was completely DELIVERED! He had transformed me and renewed my mind!

Pursue peace with all people, and HOLINESS, without which no one will see the Lord:

Matthew 12:14

I’ve heard it said before, I cannot comprehend how red Blood can wash away my sins and make me as white as snow. But they did!

I am so thankful for His mercy and blessed that He would want to still use a wretched sinner to be His hands and feet. And the amazing part is He doesn’t want you to live in condemnation either!

He simply tells us to GO FORTH. Strengthen the brethren. Lift up the feeble hands, support the weak, be patient toward all men. For such were some of you. 🙏🏼❤️🤗✝️

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the GRACE that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As OBEDIENT children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, “Be ye holy; for I am holy.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13-16‬ ‭

He is faithful and just to forgive our sins. My life is a living testimony to that! So, don’t you go hating on yourself anymore! If this old wretched sinner could make it, SO CAN YOU MY FRIEND! Call on His name in desperation! You can’t do it alone. He is more than able to help you walk in the Spirit. And help you get victory over sin and the flesh! 🙌🏼 Praise God!

Would you be whiter, much WHITER than snow?

THERE’S WONDER-WORKING POWER IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!!!

DECEMBER / THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TAG

DECEMBER | THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TAG

December Tag

Purple Rose & Stu have both tagged me for this awesome December tag! Sorry Purple, I missed my Thanksgiving Tag…My apologies…I really do feel this is the most wonderful time of the year! Like Purple and Dollface, I hate how fast it goes by, so I try to enjoy in festivities and the joy of the season. 💜 Renee

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
2. Link the original post so the creators can read them 
3. Use the original featured image and include it in your post.
4. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
5. Answer the questions.
6. Tag at least TWO people.
7. Have fun and enjoy the rest of your month! 

The Meaning of this Tag:

“LOVE THE GIVER MORE THAN THE GIFT.” – BRIGHAM YOUNG

Here are the questions:

1. If you could be a character in a holiday movie, who would you be?
2. What kind of holiday shopper are you: Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Yearlong hoarder?
3. What colors are your favorite holiday decorations?
4. Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, have a snowball fight, or stay inside drinking hot cocoa?
5. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you want to be left out for you on Christmas Eve?
6. If someone offered you a gift card to any store you wanted, which one would you choose?
7. Name three words that best describe Christmas for you.

Here are my answers:

1. If you could be a character in a holiday movie, who would you be?

Lacey Chabert. Any Hallmark movie she plays in.

Or Danica McKellar

I love their spirits.


2. What kind of holiday shopper are you: Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Yearlong hoarder?

I usually do mine online to avoid the crowds! I like to start in October…This year was a bust for me. I have braved the crowds…Hopefully will do better next year!


3. What colors are your favorite holiday decorations?

I usually do a mixture of red, green, lime-green, silver, cream, gold and terracotta . And have always collected angel ornaments for my girls. They got one new one every year and I would put the date and their name on the back of each one. I stopped when they both moved out. Now that I have grandchildren, I do a rustic vintage burlap tree with reindeer, deer, etc, with a few angels, red and burlap poinsettias and anything vintage. Burlap skirting…I made my own pine cone ornaments last year and added different colors of blue with a little each of my original colors. (The bottom left silver butterfly was made by my late MIL.)

4. Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, have a snowball fight, or stay inside drinking hot cocoa?

Do we have to choose? I think I would like to do all of the above…😁🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve never been sledding before…
5. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you want to be left out for you on Christmas Eve? A mixture…Pecan sandies. Macadamia nut. Chocolate chip. Anything with chocolate and even peanut butter! 😋


6. If someone offered you a gift card to any store you wanted, which one would you choose?

😉

Amazon. You can get anything you want on there!
7. Name three words that best describe Christmas for you.

Family, love, giving.

I am tagging…

Deb

Yvette

Please do not feel obligated to participate or comment. If you do, will love to see your answers. 👶 ✝️ 🎅🤶 🌲

How the Littlest Angel turned Sobbing to Joy!

How the Littlest Angel turned Sobbing to Joy!

https://beetreegathering.wordpress.com/2019/12/01/how-the-littlest-angel-turned-sobbing-to-joy/
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WOW is all I can say!!!! This was just what I needed this morning! Read my friend Debbie’s powerful story! 😇 🗡 🙏🏼 ✝️ 💜🤗

Thankful for Giving

My Baby Girl has penned perfectly our lovely memories gone by…I sure miss those two…my Dad and stepmom. Hope you are gathered near with your loved ones on this wonderful Thanksgiving! 🦃 📷

Lily of the virgo

I am thankful for this day that we can all come together once a year as a family to share a dinner. Such a nostalgic experience. Growing up, we all had thanksgiving dinner at Grandmas place. As the years go by it seems we have to make do with what we have. This year we will go to auntie’s. Next may be a cousins. One year we may not gather at all. Its days like this that I really miss the bountiful feast of a Grandma Gathering.

She was a feisty one. She believed it was okay to use any curse word so long as she was quoting someone. She was hunched over due to a medical condition but could run circles around any young person. She hand sewn quilts from a device that attached to the ceiling. She had weathered, raven hair that pretty much touched the floor, gracefully…

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Tis The Season To Stay Out Of The Stores!

🎶 Tis the season to be anxious, fa la la la la, la la la la! Don we now our nervous laughter, fa la la la la…..Jesus help me just get out of this store…fa la la la la la….Lady just check the items and nobody gets hurt…fa la la la la, la la la….. LAA…aahhhh!!! 😩😂😂😂

Does ANY of this sound familiar to you???? 🤦‍♀️

And folks it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, much less Black Friday or the Christmas season!!!!

Prayer, quiet solitude and rest is the only thing that helps me through this season anymore! The sad part is I use to really enjoy shopping in the stores this time of year. It’s really sad…. 😢

What happened to my favorite carefree holiday that I dearly loved all these years?

A lovely scene from an earlier, more peaceful parking lot.

Who knew just going into Walmart for a few items this time of year could trigger so much anxiety? Ever since they remodeled their stores, they have turned the music up so blaringly loud, (And now it’s Christmas music which started the day after Halloween) you can’t even focus or talk to whoever you came in with.

I thought it was just our hometown’s, but it was the same when I went out of town yesterday! And if you have a grand baby in the mix, it makes for a crying or fussing one, not to mention an overly talkative customer in the check-out line ahead who would not stop talking to the cashier, even though she knew we had a fussy baby behind her!

I finally had to say something. “Mam we are in a hurry, the baby is about to start screaming!” While we were in the store, my daughter had gotten one of those sudden migraines and was so sick that we were honestly trying to just get out of there! All the self-checkouts were full.

If it weren’t for the fact that we desperately needed those diapers and wipes and toilet paper (lol) we would have had to just leave everything in the shopping cart and make a quick exit!!!

The loud music and bright lights had rendered her useless and so nauseated! We HAD to get out of there!!!

I saw a short line, so we quickly got into it, as the woman ahead had all her items in her cart and was just about to pay for the items. We should have been able to hurry through and get gone. But NO…….

Let’s just say, the woman had some issues going on and went into a broken record mode for 5 minutes! (It felt more like 15!) I think a Welch’s grape drink fell out of her purse, and she went into a spill that she had brought it from home.

She kept rattling off more nonsense and put it onto the counter to try to pay for it. When the woman rang it up, she thought the price was too high, so she said she wasn’t paying for it and told the cashier to put it back.

Then, she started fumbling through her shopping bags and then her purse, while we were still waiting in the line, which had another person behind us at this point. She turned to us and told us she had brought it from home, but we could see there were more drinks in her purse…

I had to take to rolling the shopping cart back and forth in a rocking fashion to try to get Silas pacified a few minutes longer.

The cashier finally was able to start checking our items out, before she starting in on the broken record again, but the woman would not move out of the way!!! I repeated again that we were in a hurry, and the baby was about to have a fit, could she please move her shopping cart.

Guys, it was like she wasn’t listening to anyone around her! Who knows, maybe the music had gotten to her, too?!!! 😳😱

She kept digging around in her shopping bags. I had to squeeze in on the left of the counter and her cart to pay for the items and grab the few bags and lift the huge package of toilet paper over my head for the whole world to see! 🤦‍♀️

When we finally got checked out, bags thrown under our cart that was still behind hers, she finally started moving her cart along. She was going in the same direction as we were at a snail’s pace and then tried to stop and explain her situation again, as we reminded her we were on the way to the bathroom with the baby who needed a diaper change.

She was obviously having some kind of episode. Normally, I would have tried to help, if I had not had a grandbaby about to have a melt-down and a sick daughter about to have an anxiety attack, not to mention myself at this point!

We had to fly around her towards the bathroom. I tore open the pack of diapers we had just paid for at the entrance of the bathroom. We had used the last one when we had first entered the store in the first diaper change there. (By the way, the front bathroom was closed for cleaning at that time, so we had to make a bee-line for the back bathroom!)

Grabbing the diaper bag and baby, I entered the bathroom to find it full to capacity, with people standing in line, waiting. The changing station was being occupied with no hopes of being done anytime soon….

I felt like I was about to lose it! We had to make a mad dash for the car! Have you ever tried changing a crying baby on curved car seats?! My daughter and I had to turn on some very low, peaceful lullaby music to quieten us all, before we could even leave out of the parking lot! 😳😳😳😳😳

At least the bird was happy lol

Yep👍🏼….Tis the season to stay out of the stores! 😜 Maybe a little online shopping wouldn’t hurt! 🤗💜

Just in case I don’t get to say it tomorrow, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight

After seeing a post that Stu shared, it reminded me that I still had this unfinished post in my drafts….just floating around in limbo…So here ya go…😆

There is a very wise Japanese proverb that says, “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means, “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”

We WILL fall! Make no bones about it. This flesh cannot be counted upon. We will sin at times. When I would do good, evil is present with me.

😂🤣😂

We WILL make mistakes! Our enemies (flesh, world, devil) will trip us up when we least expect it….BUT……

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”
‭‭Micah‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

We WILL get discouraged! And yes, we will be a discouragement to others. It’s a sad fact.

But greater than this truth is an even greater reality….

GOD WILL STILL LOVE US ANYWAY!

In spite of our weaknesses, faults or any kind of failures we will ever have. He keeps on forgiving. And so should we. Strive to walk in His steps.

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Ask for forgiveness when you “FLUB-UP.”

Most people do want to show the same mercy that they have been shown from God. It may take time if the knife cut a little too deep, but it’s nothing a couple of stitches of repentance and setting our pride aside won’t fix!

—Give it time. And Never, Ever give up HOPE or your JOY—

There’s JOY in falling down, Says no person ever!!!

Get back up. Dust the seat of your derrière off. Try and try again.

“Nana korobi, ya oki!”

Master of the Wind

Master of the Wind by Candy Hemphill

I haven’t thought of this song in years. It’s an oldie but a goodie, but it came to my mind. I just had to listen to it. I hope it blesses somebody out there like it did me this morning!

Prayer will put cement in your shoe—It will keep you grounded~My pastor’s quote from this morning’s service.

Greater Than All My Regrets By Tenth Avenue North

Oh wow! I heard this on my way from church for the first time! I had to come back, edit and add!

HAPPY SUNDAY!!! ⛪️ 🙏🏼🙌🏼💃🏼🎶

Lila

(My late MIL’s embroidery)

She is an Amethyst quartz garden.

With courts of roses fair and exquisite.

A morea painted mystery.

In full bloom she is.

Her fragrance dances upon the breezes

Touches all who behold her beauty.

Weeping, the dew falls from her delicate gossamer petals.

She doesn’t know that she is beautiful.

Doesn’t feel she is beautiful.

But the angels recognize she is true.

They regard her fragile beauty.

Her generous heart.

She grows in purity.

With love she gives.

Her name is Lila.

She is a garden.

A mystery.

An amethyst.

By: Renee Greene

(For my Purple friend)

Holy Moly It’s a Ghost! 👻

😮

My bad!!! It was just the neighborhood “Sheep Walker,” looks more like an English sheep dog to me!

Here’s one for ya Steve. Why did the sheep cross the road? To get to the other side, of course! (Literally the truth!) It was trying to get back through the fence. He/she comes and goes as it pleases! And makes its home with the neighbor’s cow and horses! 🤦‍♀️ A regular Hoodini it is!

Only in my home town could one get stuck in traffic behind a tractor! My church is just up ahead of it to the right. If you look closely, you can see the sign. Lighthouse.

Cow is not a-Moo-zed!
Turn over a new leaf- Just take your pick. There are plenty to choose from here! 😆
B & W’s remind me of the yesteryears. 🐮 🐄

Just because I’m Southern, yesterday’s post reminded me of this old Geico commercial…. Enjoy… Pothole