communication, Decorating, faith, family, gardening, glory, Home, prayer

The Rest of the Glory Story

Exhausted from unpacking, the glow of the security light seemed to say, "it's gonna be alright.  You are home!" It was July 2005 and we were partially moved in. Each night for sixteen years I would think," thank you Lord for my house."  Then getting into bed I'd tell my husband, "Did I ever tell… Continue reading The Rest of the Glory Story

faith, family, gardening, Home, hope

Hope

Psalm 147:11 The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.  Hope I can lose 10 lbs. before the wedding.Hope the diagnosis is good.Hope I don't get Covid-19 (too late already had it).Hope this virus will go away!!Hope Jesus will return soon!Hope I don't have to move! Lord,… Continue reading Hope

cooking, family, Grandparents, Joy, mother

Shared Blessings

Shared Blessings is a collection of recipes and memories dedicated to family and friends who shared their lives and cooking skills with me. My family appreciates you and I do too!

Bible study buddies, communication, faith, family, gardening, Home, Joy, shelter in place, spring

Blessings of J O Y!

Ventured out today to inspect the blueberry crop.  A few days ago, they were full of blooms. Several nights of cold temps in 30's and some frost – but always sun came up and warmed up early.  So surely, they made it???? Blueberries before frost Sad to report just few blossoms survived.  If these make… Continue reading Blessings of J O Y!

family, Ministry

Arise My Love

Song of Songs 2:10 New International Version (NIV) 10 My beloved spoke and said to me,    “Arise, my darling,    my beautiful one, come with me. My beloved did not use those exact words but he made his desire known.  He thought God wanted us to move to a remove part of Arkansas to work on a boy's ranch.  He… Continue reading Arise My Love

communication, family, prayer, surgery

Come Along

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 The Message (MSG) 3-5 All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so… Continue reading Come Along

Decorating, faith, family, Home

Alive and Grateful

I'm thankful the word of God speaks to our needs daily. Because of health reasons my husband does not attend church with me some Sundays.  Friends will ask, “How is John?”  Being the honest person that I am – I say, “He is hurting, he didn’t sleep last night or not too good today.”  Wanting… Continue reading Alive and Grateful

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The Porch

Pat Strickland

View from my swing View from my swing

A cup of green tea and my Bible accompany me to the swing on my screened-in porch.  The humid July day requires the ceiling fans to be pushing the small amount of cool air available for a few hours.  The furnishings remind me of people in our past who have blessed our lives and to pray for them.

The black wrought iron table and chairs were on my in-law’s porch the 11 years they lived near us – just off Shekinah Lane.  The overflow of relatives sat at this table for many family gatherings.  So this set reminds me to pray for family.  Also, on the table is a twig man made by talented neighbor – bless her Lord.

Warning sign Warning sign

The “Do not Pee from the Porch” sign brings a chuckle of a Sunday School class Christmas party.  The sign was transferred around through a…

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