Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

Coneflowers are in bloom here in the Northeast.
This is my first year to grow these.

Blackeyed Susans is one of my favorites

Here is my herb garden. I keep it by my back door so it is ready to use.

Last year I planted this Rosemary bush. I love the fragrance. It is doing so good.
They say the smell of this keeps away bugs and mosquitoes.

This is strange. I planted these Mory Glory seeds in the spring.
I have enjoyed these all summer. Don't you think they are a pretty color.
When I got up this morning to go take my morning look at them,

LOOK what I found. One that is totally different than all the others.
Different in color and 3x's in size.
It is beautiful, don't you think. I just love surprises.

Have a great day. Go over to Jeans to see more gardeners

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Difficult Days

We all have had them and chances are we will have them again.
I hate them, but the outcomes can sometimes be good. I know life can not be pain free. Although it would be nice for things to go smoothly all the time or at least I would like to think so.
Anyway, I am having one of those days today. Difficulty with my feelings and with people. I can not avoid the pain of the words of people, but I do choose not to live in misery because of what others do.
My Mom used to always say, Consider the source. I know that when people say things they shouldn't it is sometimes their own hurts. Right now that is not helping me much. Only my Lord can take away the sting of words that people say.
In all of this is a lesson for me. I must also learn to THINK before I speak. How will my words make others feel or respond. The tongue can be a lashing whip.
As I desire to be more like Christ and become a Woman of God, I must learn to deal with life as the Word of God directs me. Therefore, I will choose to learn from this day. This is not a hurt that will be wasted, but a hurt that I choose to learn from.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Show And Tell Friday

Show and Tell

Baby girls arrived Tuesday August 5th

They are shown here at 2 days old. They are so cute.

Hard to leave them alone, But they need their rest.

They have a long trip to me from Norwalk, CT.

The 3 yellow girls are Buff Orphingtons that are great egg layers in the winter

The 3 red girls are Rhode Island Reds, great egg layers also.

These girls will not be giving any eggs until early spring.

They will be a pleasure to watch grow up.

Any name suggest greatly appreciated.

Thankful Thursday

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It is late in the day, but never too late to give THANKS to the Lord
I find it difficult today to write my THANKFULS, because there is just so much I am THANKFUL for.
The Lord is so good .
I am THANKFUL for His promises to me as His child. I know that He is taking care of me and allowing me to grow spiritually in my own special way. I know that He will always be here for me to guide and dirrect me in the right direction.
I am so THANKFUL for friends in the Lord who show their concern and love for me. It is so
special to know someone cares for you .
I am so THANKFUL that I know the Risen Saviour.
That He and the Father cared for me, to make a way out of my sin.
That mercy and Grace are mine.
I am THANKFUL that God has chosen me and given
me gifts to serve Him. That He keeps me going.
Gives me rest when needed and a push when I start slowing down too much.
THANKFUL He has given my a heart to serve.
For I know without Him I am nothing.
Without Him I can do nothing.
And with Him ALL things are possible
I am Thankful that I am in my right mind.
That I can get out of bed every morning.
That I can see, hear, speak, touch and smell.
Thankful that I have a song in my heart
and peace within.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I am so Thankful that whenever I read God's Word, Something always speaks to me.
He is so good .
I am Thankful that He has given me the choice to choose who to serve.
I am Thankful that His Mercy & Grace flow to me.
I am Thankful that His Word guides and directs me.
I am Thankful for my life ,
And all the opportunities I have had in it.
I am Thankful that I have a FUTURE and a HOPE through Him.
I am Thankful that I will be in Peace with Him for ALL eternity

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bloomin Tuesday

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Friday, June 20, 2008

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God is so good.
He is always faithful and never lets us down.
His Mercy & Grace are FREE
He supplies all our needs
His forgiveness flows
He heals all our brokenness
He gives peace
Knowledge is there by asking Him for it
He know BEST for us
He loves me

I am Thankful for all that HE is.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thankful Thursday

The Lord is so good to me. He has seen me through some of life's hardest trials. Although the road at time has been difficult, I would not change a thing. My trials have given me strength and endurance for the race that is ahead of me. We all are in a race and we need to have that endurance. We must continue to serve the Lord in spite of what is going on in our lives.

I know my God can do anything. I also know He is with me always. I thank Him today for all I have gone through (with His guidance & help) , because of it He has made me a better person.

So this weeks Thankful Thursday is ALL for you Lord,

"Thank you Lord"

I choose to rejoice in Him and His work in me

Today and everyday is about you Lord

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Thankful Thursday

The Lord has done so much in my life that my list would go on and on.

So for today I am thankful for:

My salvation

Faithfulness of God

The discipline of God in my life

Getting our of bed this morning

Love of family and friends

The blessings of God

God's Favor

Mercy & Grace

The ability to do the things I want to do

May you all find peace in where God has you at this time in your life.

I have learned there is a reason for everything we go through.

So as long as you have to go through it ,

you might as well learn something from the going though.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Today I picked up my 4 little chicks. They are 5 weeks old. Above is what they will look like full grown. I have never had chickens before. Hope this works out.
I need to build a chicken coop for them and hope to be able to post my work on it as I progress.These girls will be giving my about 2 dozen eggs a week. Guess I will be sharing them, because my DH and I will never eat that many.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

I have not been around lately to post due to trying to give my home some new curb appeal.
Just about finished and hope to be able to post results soon.
The entire project took longer than what my DH and I expected.
Getting older sure does slow a person down.
We took it a little at a time and day by day we are getting it finished.
Our weather here in the Northeast has been very mild, which has been great
for doing all the work
I started a raised bed garden this year. So easy to do and fun.
My granddaughters were here to help me plant. I enjoy them so much.
OK, enough rambling for now. Come back soon and see the results of my work.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I am so Thankful for all the things God has blessed me with:




Wonderful DAUGHTER

& SON-by marriage

God always WATCHING over me

God always PROVIDING

God's WORD

Joy , Peace & Love

I am so Thankful that it is Spring Time!!!!!

Love wonderful weather

Thankful for all of God's CREATION

Thankful for all the lovely LADIES in my Bible study group

Thankful for MY MOM who is with the Lord

Thankful for my Christian Grandmother (now with the Lord)

Thankful they both made sure I knew about JESUS

Thankful for another week and another day
to live for Christ.
And knowing HE
will help me get it right.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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Let Go And Let God

As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend,

I brought my broken dreams to God, because He was ,my friend

But then, instead of leaving Him is peace, to work alone,

I hung around and tried to help, with ways that were my own.

At last I snatched them back and cried,

"How can you be so slow?"

"My child," He said, What could I do?

You never did let go." (Unknown)
Today I am thankful that even when I mess up,
God is always there for me.
I am so Thankful that He is all POWERFUL,
full of MERCY and GRACE.
Thankful for:
That God is a personal God
Being loved and able to love
Direction from the Holy Spirit
God's love
God's provisions
God's protection
God's Word, the Bible to teach me His ways
God's correction to lead me the right way
Forgiveness from others and ability to forgive
Fellowship of God's people online and in person
Family, friends and new friends to come
Beautiful spring weather.
All my blog sisters

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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This has been a good week. Blessed, great weather and feeling wonderful.

I would first like the thank
God for all He has done for me.


That He is ever so faithful , loving, kind ,merciful
understanding, loves me unconditional
and is with me always.

I am Thankful for my Bible Study that I attend. The ladies
are a real blessing to be with. We all are learning so much from each other.
I thank God for each and every one of them.
A great big Thank you to all you Sister in Christ who
encourage another.

I am Thankful even when the Lord allows me to go through difficult times,
because His Word says, Everything works together for good for those
that love God .

My first Sunday in Church was when I was about 3 weeks old.
I am Thankful I had a Mom that took me
to God's House at an early age.
So Thank you to ALL those Mom's who take your children
to Church.

I am Thankful for every Sunday School teacher
that took time to teach me about Jesus.
I still think of them often even tho they have gone to be with the Lord.
So Thank You to ALL you Sunday School Teachers out there.

When I was nineteen, I moved from Texas to New York.
At the time I was upset that I had to move.
God knew what He was doing even though I did not.
For now I see it was the best thing that could
have happened to me.
I am so Thankful Gods knows best.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I am thankful for so much. I love doing Thankful Thursday. It is a good way to focus on Gods character and all He is.

I am Thankful for my salvation through Jesus

Thankful for:

Healing heart

Forgiveness when I do not deserve it

Hugs & Kisses from Grandchildren

Love of my family

Blue skies today

Warmer weather

The past, present and my future

That I have everything I need

Peace within

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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Please stop by to join in and see others that are Thankful for what God is doing

It has been a difficult week ,

yet still I will Praise God for seeing me through.

I am so Thankful that I have a God who knows me personally

I am Thankful He is able to take care of all my hurt feelilngs

I am Thankful that when others let me down, He is ALWAYS there

I am Thankful for the Word of God

and all of the directions contained it it.

I am Thankful that I have a God that is ALIVE.

I am Thankful that I have a caring husband who is also a Man of God

I am Thankful for my home and all that God has provided for me

I am Thankful that Spring has finally come to the Northeast

I am so Thankful for the love and to love family members

Thankful for all you blog sisters!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Show and Tell

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Every now and then I get a really good buy. I picked this teapot up at my local Goodwill Store.

This is a Lefton Musical Teapot that sells for $50.00. This piece was made in 1967-1992 , still has orginal label on the bottom. This must have been sitting in someones China Hutch for years.

I was able to buy it for $6.00. It is in perfect condition. I happen to be there when it was being put out. So what a blessing this was to me.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Thankful Thursday

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I am Thankful to you Lord for so many things:

  • That you know what I need, even better than myself

  • For hearing me when I talk to you

  • For the Lord's Faithfulness

  • For my Blog Sisters

  • For the love of family and friends

  • That nice weather is on it' s way

  • Freedom to read the Bible

  • For your comfort when I am hurt by peoples actions and words

  • For giving me HOPE when I can not see it for myself

Thursday, March 27, 2008


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“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” ~ Psalm 100:4 (NIV)

I have been out of the loop for awhile.
I am so thankful for so many things that it is hard to make a list.
Listed are something that come to my mind at the present.

Thankful for God my Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit

Thankful for my childhood

Thankful that I can get up out of bed and walk

Thankful that I can see

Thankful that I live in a FREE country and can worship as I want

Thankful for my family

Thankful for my Church family

Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I received this chair
from a nice lady on Freecycle.
It is need of some TLC, new fabric that is.
Chair is very sturdy and I love the style.
I am just trying to decide what type of fabric to do it in.

My sofa is a blue and white check, so maybe the chair would look good in a blue and yellow.

Anyway, this is my first attempt upholstering a piece
I will post the finished work when it is completed.

If you have never been to the Freecycle in your area, you can find it by going through Yahoo groups. This is a place where everyone gives away their items instead of filling our landfills. I have given away many things and also have received many items. It is a great way to recycle. Help our Earth. Give it a try.
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,299 groups with 4,721,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box. Have fun!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Oh What A Night

Some of their hits.
Oh What A Night , Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry, My Eyes Adored You, Dawn, Hold On , Can't Take My Eyes Of Of You

Thursday night my DH and I went into NYC and saw a Broadway show. The Jersery Boys.

Many of you, I know must have grown up with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It was just like stepping back to 1965, my teenage years. If you get the chance to see it, I would highly recommend it. Excellent!!!
If you would like to see clips or hear the music, go here:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunny Monday

Today was so beautiful in the Northeast. Sunny but a little chilly.
I went out to some of the local thrift stores and did a little shopping. I found some great buys. I will show them off on Friday at Show and Tell. So come back and take a look.
I can not wait for spring to arrive to my part of the world. I love sunflowers and these are such pretty ones.
I would like these in my yard.
My favorit spring flower is Johnnie Jumpups (Pansies).
What is your favorite spring flower?
Has spring come to your part of the world ?

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


There are things I should have done in 2007.
Maybe things I should have said to others, things I should have accomplished for myself
or acts of kindness I was called to do.
However, I am glad we celebrate the birth of a New Year.
It gives us all a time to focus on our lives.
Time is wasted by so many of us.
Time that could be used to bless another, more time spent in prayer with our God or time to do the things we know we should be doing.
Intead we waste time. In our lives we all have an accounted time to live. Yet we do not know how many hours we have. Is it a day, another month or many years. And still we waste our time.

Would we live differntly if we knew what our lifespan would be? Maybe, maybe not. I would like to think we would. I encourage you to take this next year to change things in your life. Do something unexpected for someone, no need to wait for a special holiday. Search our your spiritual life or develope a relation with God. No need to wait until you are on the death bed. Do something you have been planning to do but never seems to get around to it. Remember, time is going by whether we do anything or not. At the end of the year will we find ourselves in the same place as we do this time of the year? I hope not.

Let's get busy and do what is what we know we all should be doing.

Don't waste your life.