How about you, have you prayed for your children today? Jackie
Monday, September 29, 2008
How about you, have you prayed for your children today? Jackie
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This afternoon I came in from my half day of substitute teaching and was reading through some blog posts. One particular one spoke of the depressing economic situation and I began to dwell on it. One thing led to another, and I began to feel very discouraged. I have a history of panic attacks and have not had one in quite a long time. I then went back and listened to the President's comments yesterday evening, since I had not seen it, and then felt even more discouraged.
When my husband came in I told him how discouraged I was, wanting to know what his thoughts were, etc. He then told me everything I already knew...........God is in control and none of this has taken Him by surprise. I do know this to be true, but I continue to say,"I still don't like all that is going on". His reminder again was that we must remember God's faithfulness to those who belong to him. Absolutely true!
Hope you are still there, here is the rest of the story. I had planned to go to a new shop that was opening this evening, but I told my husband in light of the current economic crisis, maybe I should not go, now am I sounding a little crazy or what? His response was well you don't have to buy anything, to which I replied "OK".
Here's a peek.
It was this little bird, handmade from pieces of wools sweaters. Now there were lots of these little birds scattered about, and I thought it was the strangest thing that this is what I was drawn to, and believe me for someone with my taste, there were many beautiful things. You girls out there would have loved it! It was hard to choose, there was a little gray bird, a red , a pink and brown striped one, all unique. But this little yellow one was sitting against a green suitcase, kind of like my walls here, and I knew this was the one.
After browsing and visiting with some wonderful people I headed home. I was actually still wondering about the bird. Why would this be one of my favorite things? This is the special part..........immediately this scripture came to mind:
"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? " Mark 6:26
This was just what I needed for this very moment, a very real reminder that God knew exactly how I was feeling, and that I needed this gentle reminder that He is in control, He loves me and cares for me more than I can comprehend, and he knows that I need. My part is to cast all my worries and cares at his feet. Jackie
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
A little more of everything that is on top.
What might you change?
Bowl of pumpkins, some candy corn of course and......
Some thrifty little acorns in a glass decanter that I also picked up at a yard sale.
I have been walking around the yard collecting these.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Where do you like to get your blog backgrounds from.......that offer free backgrounds that is. There is no money in the budget right now for a blog makeover. So I will be the do-it-yourselfer on this one too.
It changed many times last night before settling on one, at least for the time being.
Have a blessed day! Jackie
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This was the beginning of his transformation.
A little primer, and he was looking better.
Now, I think he has something to crow about. What do you think?
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Next, I dropped him off for his appointment while I ran some important errands......... 1. Thrift store first stop 2. TJMaxx 3. Ross for Less 4. Panera Bread 5.Tuesday Morning 6. Hancock Fabrics 7. Decorator Fabric Outlet
Then I was out of time because DH was calling me to come pick him up. Actually my sweet son was at school and was able to pick him up , then the three of us met for lunch. We had some wonderful non-diet food from a popular seafood place and the lunch shrimp was wonderful, along with our visit.
There was one more stop before heading home. Yes, this wonderful husband of mine endured a trip to Michael's before leaving town, and you know with all of the wonderful fall stuff I had a hard time pulling myself away. He waited so patiently. Did I mention that the weather couldn't have been nicer, cool and overcast and it felt just like fall.
The most important thing I want you to know is that God has blessed me with a wonderful husband who loves me, and has loved me in the good times and the not so good times. We have been through job losses, jobs where there was extensive traveling for him, a child with a chronic disease, and now we are experiencing an empty nest together. God has used all of these times not only to grow us closer together, but closer to HIM, and for this I am so thankful!
My husband is truly one of God's best blessings to me. Jackie
Monday, September 15, 2008
1. I am a casual sort of girl. Jeans t-shirts, flip flops, and simple skirts. I would never wear hose again if I could get away with it!
2. I have never flown in an airplane as an adult, and only flown once when I was a baby.
3. I am one girl who does NOT just love CHOCOLATE.
4. I wore braces for a LONG time!
5. My perfect day would be spent on the beach from early morning until evening with a good book, preferably in cool weather with a great blanket.
6. If I could choose any house to live in, it would be a cute little wood sided cottage, with a tin roof, big porch, rustic wood floors and a very shabby chic look (very different from my home now, maybe one day though.
Now I tag : Dawn, Jen, Joy, Angie, Susie, Cherry Ok, now it's your turn.
Friday, September 12, 2008
What is wonderful, is that it is really a project book full of patterns.
Now this will be some fun that you do not want to miss!
It is a Thanksgiving Mini-Swap over at Em's.
You have plenty of time to get your projects done so don't delay , run on over and get signed up today!
Have a blessed weekend! Jackie
Thursday, September 11, 2008
To answer her question, here is what I have been reading, as a matter of fact, finished it yesterday. It started out being a slow read for me. I usually finish a book in about 3 days. If you would like a picture of God's amazing love for you and me, this is the book to read. Although I have not experienced what the main character Angel did, I could clearly see myself before coming to know Christ. The scripture says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love"
Jeremiah 31:3 .This book gives a clear portrayal of that love. It was a wonderful reminder of what God has done for me. I had heard what an amazing book it is so many times, and just failed to read it. You will not want to miss this one. Have a blessed day! Jackie
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I enjoyed some good visiting with my children. We celebrated my son's 21st birthday, had some good food and good times, and then come Sunday afternoon, the nest was empty again.
Monday started out busy for me also. I attended a substitute teacher training all morning, then took the test to be approved, and guess what, I passed! I was so nervous since it has been many years since I had to take a test of any kind. I completed the paperwork today, and should be ready to substitute in the school here by the end of the month. I enjoy children so this should be a good challenge for me and provide the flexibility that I enjoy.
Monday evening began a new Bible study for the fall. I will be participating in the Beth Moore study Breaking Free. If you have not participated in one of these studies you are missing a tremendous blessing. Beth Moore is such a gifted teacher. I am looking forward to growing and learning during this study.
I'll leave you with some bits and pieces of my
FALL decorations. Have I mentioned that FALL
is my favorite season?
Do you see this cute little Pumpkin ?
Here's a little secret..........I paid too much for
it, but I couldn't resist, but I hope to be adding
some bargain Pumpkins soon!
Glad to be back! Have a blessed evening. Jackie
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I will be saying"GOODBYE" to this pile of stuff, and I will be glad to see the old treadmill go! There are more piles like this that I am working on pricing, and will be glad to say "GOODBYE" to it all!
Some of this.