" For God himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything." Acts 17:25

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Welcome...I'm delighted that you chose to visit! I started this blog in March 2010 and I am so happy that I did. It has made me more aware of the many ways that God is blessing my life. I have made some special friends who bless,teach,encourage,and entertain me! My desire is to be an encouragement to you. I hope you will tarry for a while and that you will come back to visit often.

Friday, November 18, 2011


This week, we Americans are planning to gather with family to celebrate Thanksgiving and to remember all the blessings we have received as individuals and as a nation.

On my way to Tenn today, I was listening to a Matt Redman CD that included this song.

It speaks of communion and how we gather at God's table to remember Him. It seemed appropriate that at this time of thanking Him for His blessings, we ought to also remember His sacrifice that made our knowing Him possible.


by Matt Maher

"Oh, how could it be

That my God would welcome me

into this mystery?

Say ‘eat this bread, take this wine’

Now the simple made divine

for any to receive.

See His body, His blood

Know that He has overcome

Every trial we will face.

None too lost to be saved

None too broken or ashamed

All are welcome in this place.

By Your mercy, we come to Your table,

By Your grace You are making us faithful

Lord, we remember You,

And remembrance leads us to worship

And as we worship You,

Our worship leads to communion

We respond to your invitation;

We remember you ."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

what kind of pie are you?

I don't know how many of you might receive the Parade magazine in your Sunday paper, but there was an article this week about pies. It included the history of pies and some recipes.

As far back as 1300B.C., pies were made with meat and fish fillings by Egyptians and Greeks. Fruit pies with apples and pears were probably first cooked in the 1500s in England. When the pilgrims came to America (1600s), there were no apples, so they made berry pies. On the frontier, women put pecans, rhubarb, peaches, and huckleberries in their pie crust. Down south, nutritious sweet potatoes, that were brought over from Africa on slave ships, made their way into pies. And by the 20th Century, pie was the symbol of American plenty and national pride.

At the end of the article, there was an illustration that explained what your favorite pie says about you. So, here we go...what kind of pie are you?

Apple...independent, realistic, and compassionate

Pumpkin...funny and independent

Pecan...thoughtful and analytical


Does you favorite pie's qualities fit you? Chocolate is my favorite...I hope mine does.:-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

baby headbands...

...I don't know who thought of them, but he/she was a genius! About 45 years ago, when my niece was born.... with no hair... her mom taped bows in her hair hoping that would help people recognize the fact that she was a girl! Twenty four years ago, I did the same thing when my baby girl arrived with only a little "peach fuzz" for hair! I'm not sure what took so long, but a few years ago, I started seeing these adorable baby headbands in the stores. Our four year old grandgirl had some and, now so does our "Little E"!

photo shoot with mom :-)

all dressed up for her first visit to
the pediatrician.

If that's not adorable...I don't know what is! :-)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

baby bounty

I took this week off from work to spend the days with my daughter and our newest granddaughter.......trying to help out where I can. My daughter is doing well and the baby is growing and sleeping pretty well for an eleven day old! :-) She took to nursing easily and is growing....had gained 8 ounces at her one week check up. She smiles a lot and the only time she really cries is when she is hungry. It is so sweet to watch my baby girl caring for hers! :-)
Every time I go in the nursery, look in the drawers and the closet, I am overwhelmed at the blessing of family and friends who have been so generous! The child wants for nothing!

It reminds me of the way God cares for me. Phil. 4:19 says "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." And He has proven Himself over and over again. As, my friend Danna said this morning....Great is His Faithfulness!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

old friend, new blogger

My long time friend, Danna....the seamstress, the painter, the candle-stick mak...oh, no that's one of the few things she can't do (ha! ha!).....has joined the world of blogging with her blog, Dan-na Bug-le. Because we all remember what it was like getting started, I hope you will pay her a visit.
I have told her much about all of you,
so I know she will be delighted to meet you! :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

as the goose flies

One day this week, as I drove home from work, I saw geese flying across the sky in their "V" formation. No matter how many times I see that, their efficiency still amazes me. They are like-minded with a common goal. They know each others' strengths and make the most of them; and each others' weaknesses and compensate for them. They support and protect each other. They know when it is time work and when it is time to rest. They understand their directions and they know exactly where they are headed.

We could learn a lot from geese....as we function in our families, in our work place, and in the Body of Christ. Something to think about! :-)