Showing posts from November, 2013

Giving Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.    I Chronicles 16:34 The roots of the fallen tree Looking out of my dining room window I can see the clear blue sky, so lovely.   Before October of last year I did not have this view…my neighbor’s 40 foot tree stood in all its glory, branches reaching to the sky.   But during Hurricane Sandy of 2012 that mighty tree became a casualty of the storm.   That tree that had been there for decades was lifted roots and all and pushed to its side on the ground!   When we surveyed the damages after the storm, I looked in amazement that if the tree had fallen to the left, it would have landed on my house and 2 of the upstairs bedrooms, along with the dining and living room would have been destroyed.   Instead the tree looked as if something pushed it backwards and into the lot of a temporarily vacant home.   All I could say was “Thank You Lord” for your protection!   That even through the storm, with winds blowing over

Time flies!

I cannot believe that November is already half over!  And really the Christmas season is in full swing!  I don't do much decorating like I used to, but I still like to add some gaiety to the house after all we are celebrating Christ's Birthday!  I still have the Fall deco up and it will stay up until the last day of November (don't ask me why, but that's the day I always do it).  But here are some things I've done in previous years: Love this teapot, got it from Ross a few years ago along with some platters and creamer, all with scriptures on them.   My favorite Snowman that gets a place of honor in the living room  :-) Outdoor Apple topiary, I have 2 that I got a few years go from Target, they are by Smith & Hawken, love their stuff! The "Hope" ornament is one of my favorites, first thing to see when you enter the house. One year (2011) I used the colors green and gold, so I used all my green glass.     Can't f

Does God care about our tears?

“Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.” Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother."   Luke 7:11-15 I suppose that most of my writings some say are about suffering and sad stuff…but I write what I am learning at the time.   I remember praying and asking God what was my purpose and I believe that the answer came back with a question. “What moves you the most?”   With that I realized that as far back as I can remember I was always so moved and touched by anyone or anything that was hurting.   Rather it wa

November ! sweet November!

Well I made it through October and I thank God!  I feel a little lighter now!  This was my morning Bible reading: Psalms 13  How long, Lord ? Will you forget me forever?  How long will you hide your face from me? 2  How long must I wrestle with my thoughts    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?    How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3  Look on me and answer, Lord my God.    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, 4  and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him, ”    and my foes will rejoice when I fall. 5  But I trust in your unfailing love;    my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6  I will sing the Lord ’s praise,     for he has been good to me.   "Give light to my eyes..." stood out to me in these scriptures.  When you go through grief sometimes it feels like the light has gone out of your eyes.  I look in the mirror sometimes and feel that my eyes are not the same...they have seen great sadness.  But there is hope my fri