Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Flickr - Muffett

What to do when nothing seems to be going right...

Wait for the Lord's help. Be strong and brave and wait for the Lord's help.   Psalm 27:14

I find rest in God; only He gives me hope.   Psalm 62:5

But the people who trust the Lord will become strong again. They will rise up as eagles in the sky; they will run and not need rest; they will walk and not become tired.    Isaiah 40:31

Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what he promised.
                                                                                                                                     Hebrews 10:23

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Party

I am excited about joining the pumpkin party. When I taught, I always did a pumpkin theme and we had such fun!
Some of these photos have been posted before but some are new.

We have pumpkins on the door ...

pumpkins in the kitchen ...

pumpkin in the dining room ...

Pumpkins on the mantel ...

pumpkins in the foyer...

pumpkins in the family room...

pumpkins in the tray ...

pumpkins on the porch ...

and pumpkins on Skipper.

The plan was to let Skipper wear his cute little pumpkin head band but he ate it! See what I have to live with!
He really is a keeper even if he doesn't like photo shoots.

Linking to Beth's Pumpkin Party.
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Yesterday I got some bad news about my mom's health. Today I had set myself up for a big ole' pity party. What would I do? Where were we headed? How much should I tell her? How was I going to fix this? The questions were pouring in at lightening speed.Although I had prayed about this situation for some time before these last tests,I continued to feel the responsibility of "fixing" everything.

Then Exodus 20:12 came to my mind. Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

This alone is my responsibility! I can't fix everything. HE has the plan. Nothing I do, can add or take away one single day from her appointed time or mine. I am to continue to pray for her and trust that he will keep his word that he has a plan for her and he does not make mistakes.
I also need to remember that he does not need any help of suggestions from my finite little brain. It is so good to know that the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow is still on the throne and still in charge.

My burden lifted, I went out to search for some beauty in the world He created. I snapped a picture of these beautiful Bartlett Pear trees.Although a cold winter is ahead of them they are proudly displaying a beautiful almost neon foliage.

Like the song says, "The God of the good times is still God in the bad times.God of the days is still God in the night."
My heart still hurts, but my pity party is over.

linking to Spiritual Sunday

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday

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Amish country - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall Porch

Slowly but surely.....

I am getting my decorations done. Can anyone say Christmas?. It will be Christmas probably by the time I get finished! But I am having fun! I just added some simple twigs to an orange container to brighten the table on one end of the porch.

This little jack-o-lantern is smiling in anticipation of Halloween.

A couple of faux pumpkins and a fall bird house wait by the door. Now if I can only find my scarecrows to join them.

Another little table gets some fall tweaking.

I think I need to  put the chaise to use.There's a chill in the air and the number of days for porch sitting are dwindling

If this post looks like it was written in another language, I have lost my reading contact in my eye! It feels like it has moved to the side, behind my eye. Any contact wearers out there... any ideas? It will be about 14 hours before my Drs. office opens.
It may be a long night!

Have a good week and y'all come on  back.

I'm linking this post to :
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday Train

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Thrifty Fall Finds

I know I said I was going to decorate with what I already have for fall

well, I lied!

I didn't mean to. That really was my plan.

I visited Goodwill and well you know the rest of the story ... these little dessert plates hopped right in my

 cart when I passed by.

I love the little leaf detail.

This white pitcher followed right behind them.

The six dessert plates were only 2.25 with my senior,  young and fiesty, discount.

The pitcher was the same. I love to use pitchers as floral vases, especially white ones.

I'm going to Try to not buy any more fall things. I think I jinxed myself


a relaxed day of bargain hunting and enjoying the season can be such fun!

Hope you all are enjoying this wonderful fall and y'all come on back.

I'm linking to  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
                     Show and Tell Friday
                     Garage Salening Party
                     Thursdays Simple Pleasures

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Mantel

Well, I pulled out a little more fall decorations and  now have fall decorating boxes all over the guest bedroom and a big ole mess.  I am making do with what I have....

I just got new pictures of the grand babies so I decided to work them in, lol. After all, they are my two little pumpkins.

And speaking of the grand babies we had the best time this week-end. We went to feed the ducks and explore. Where do they get all of that energy?

Glad you dropped by for a visit. Have a good week and y'all come back.

Linking to Southern Hospitality
                Metamorphosis Monday

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Do not fret. (Psalm37:1)

What does it mean to fret? It has been defined as that which makes a person rough on the surface causing him to rub himself and others away.
Isn't it true that an irritable, irrational and critical person not only wears himself out but is also very draining and tiring to others? When we worry and fret we are a constant annoyance. This Psalms  not only says ... "do not fret because of evil men," but leaves no room for fretting whatsoever. It is very harmful and God does not want us to hurt ourselves or others.

Any physician can tell you that a fit of anger is more harmful to your system than a fever and that a disposition of continual fretting is not conducive to a healthy body. The next step down from fretting is being quick tempered and that amounts to anger. May we set it aside once and for all and simply be obedient to the command. "Do not fret.'
Streams in the Desert

Overheard in an orchard

Said the robin to the sparrow
"I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush around and worry so."

Said the sparrow to the robin:
"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no Heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."

                                                                                       Elizabeth Cheney
Linking to Spiritual Sundays

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Murrells Inlet is beautiful this time of year. The scorching heat and high humidity is gone
and there's just a gentle cool breeze in the air.

This little fellow kept a safe distance from us as we walked along the decking. He appeared unaware of us 
but he kept edging away as we drew closer. Annoyed that we would not leave, he gave up and flew away.

Mr. Vintage keeps dreaming about a sailboat. My thinking is that would not be very wise as my
knowledge of boats is

1. They are fun to look at and  2.They float...... if your lucky!
3. If he is at the helm, who is going to bait my hook if I want to fish?

Thanks for stopping by and y'all come back!

I'm sharing at Watery Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Monday, October 04, 2010

I have fallen into temptation

I had decided to not do the fall decorations this year because things were so hectic around here . I WAS going to patiently wait and have fun doing Christmas....


after seeing all of your gorgeous fall decorating, I pulled out the fall boxes from the attic.
I got the wreath hung on the door...

Next, I put a few things in the foyer.

My little pumpkin was a Goodwill find.

Tied a fall ribbon and glued a leaf on my bunnies to bring them into fall.

I will be continuing to pull from the boxes this week and post pictures. I keep hearing my mom's voice resonate in my ears... " if your friends jumped off of a cliff would you jump to?"
Seriously, thanks for the inspiration. I'm glad I decided to pull things out and play.
Have a good day and y'all come on back anytime.

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                    Tabletop Tuesday

Saturday, October 02, 2010

That's My King! - Sunday Reflections

I was going to write a short script to go with this but this says it all.

Linking to Spiritual Sundays