Friday, July 12, 2013

Peace and Contentment

I just finished reading, With Love From A Mother’s Heart by Glenda Revell and I was very blessed by it.

Let me share a few lines from chapter 8 which is entitled, Peace and Contentment.  Mrs. Revell writes:

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. Psalm 16:5

“Every aspect of our lives -- the things we possess, the people with whom we live and interact, the work we must do, the abilities we own, our health, our intelligence, our looks, even the weather -- is given to us by our gracious, all-knowing Father.  Our peace and contentment are not determined by what He chooses to give, but by the attitude with which we choose to receive what He gives.  What is given today may be far different from that which was given yesterday.  Tomorrow, it may be different still.  Yet our peace can and should remain constant.

Our peace and contentment are not determined by what He chooses to give, but by the attitude with which we choose to receive what He gives.

 Oh yes, Dorothy!  Take note!

Psalm 16
1Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.2I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."3As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.4The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.5LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.6The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.7I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.8I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.9Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,10because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.11You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Adopting Again?

Even as an "older woman" adoption is still in my blood.  This adoption is not of a precious red headed 8 month old or cute little blond 3 year old but these little ladies above have come to reside in my home and they too make me smile.

I am not one to name my things like some people might name their car but I decided this is different.  These little ladies need names.  So I have decided on Mary, Jerry and Sherry.  They all sing and I guarantee they will bring a smile to even the most serious of folk.

Little Jerry came to live with me last year on my 63rd birthday.  My Mom gave her to me and she sings, "Will You Still Love Me When I Am 64?' (Beatles Song).  How appropriate huh? And yes, Precious Husband still loves me this year at 64!

Little Mary I purchased this spring with my Mom in mind but she kind of grew on me.  Precious Husband encouraged me to take her to Mom anyway so I did but she just rolled her eyes.  Well, I simply brought it right back home with me, after all who wants to be adopted into a home where someone isn't just thrilled with your presence?

Then there is Little Sherry, she was Mom's and I have always loved her and made it known so when we downsized Mom from independent living to assisted living Mom sent her home with me.

The three little ladies like quite cozy all sitting together in my sanctuary on the green chair.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013



 Candles, pearls, candle light, dried rose petals
 and vintage cut glass.

It's what makes this woman smile.

. . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds 
and praise your Father in heaven.  
Matthew 5:16

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hummers Welcome Here

Precious Husband text messaged me, "Come see."  He was doing some watering in the front yard and there were at least two baby hummingbird and their momma flying all around in spite of 117* heat.  So brave and friendly they simply stopped to pose for my camera.  Oh, I love hummingbirds!  Maybe we have so many because of the easy availability of water with the small fountain on the front porch and the big waterfall pond in the back yard.  Whatever the reason they like our yard I sure am happy they do.

My front door seems a favorite perch along with the porch light.

Below are the photos I took when I started out the front door to find out what Precious Husband wanted me to see.  These two photos are taken through my screen door.

Please make yourself welcome little hummers.  I am so glad you are here.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty, 
Who has made all things well.

--Cecil F. Alexander, Hymns for Little Children, 1848