Saturday, December 3, 2016

Recipe Boxes

I found these recipe boxes on amazon and thought they were beautiful and helpful to those of us who love to cook.  Check them out.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Courage In The Face of Fear

"Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway"  Quote by John Wayne.

I love this quote from John Wayne.  I found it on the John Wayne Legacy site.  It was also used on Emily Akins Blog4Writers.  It is so profound but yet simple to understand.  That is the kind that speaks to me the most.  Maybe to you too.  Fear is something I am accustomed to.  I have been a fearful person most of my life.  This quote gives me the incentive to try something new.  If I am afraid, I am not alone.  And I can do what I need to do in the middle of my scared out of my mind fearful moment.

Tim Teboe has faced fears too and overcome them.  He didn't get where he is by letting fear control him.  You can read his book and learn more about him.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fresh Flowers From Amazon

These are beautiful fresh flowers that you can buy from amazon.  I had no idea until a few months ago that you could purchase fresh flowers through Amazon!  I was so happy about finding them on their site.  And the price is a few dollars cheaper than on some other sites too. I usually save from $5 to $8 for each bouquet I buy.   That helps me out a lot.

If you are looking for some beautiful flowers for a special person check them out on Amazon first.  You just might save a little cash.
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4 Months Selling On eBay: What Sells Best For Me, Tips, & Stories!


If any of you are thinking of selling on ebay I thought you might enjoy this video.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Love Is A Guiding Light

"All things work by love."

"At the heart of the scientist's quest for a "theory of all things" they will find that love is the energy that allows the universe to exist."

These quotes are from the book, "The Prayer of Love".  It takes me a long time to finish a book.  This book is one that has helped me to understand things.  The theme of the book is to practice love in every situation. 

Practicing love in our own situation is not always easy.  In fact, it takes extreme courage at times.  Love does not always feel fuzzy wuzzy.  Tough love is hard to do but sometimes it is necessary. 

When others don't treat us with love it is hard to show love to them.  But God requires that we do that doesn't he?

Thinking about how we hurt others without even meaning to can help to overlook the hurt caused by our friends or family.

Click on the link below and you will be able to purchase the book from amazon.

Monday, October 17, 2016

In the Zinnia Patch With Miss Vicki

I love zinnias.  I enjoyed this video about growing zinnias and making bouqets out of them.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Focus On Your Purpose

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"Focus on your purpose, not your problems. Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal. If you want to accomplish your goals, remember the reason and the reward."  Quote from the Daniel Plan blog post.

I saw this quote in the Daniel Plan blogpost this afternoon.  I tend to be so focused on what I see as problems and frustrations.  After reading this I saw how I normally focus on things that I can't change in my own power.  I give up and stop trying.  I need to ask why?  Why am I wanting to do this?  Is it to please God?  If that is the reason then surely God will help me.  He will show me the work he wants me to do and give me the ability to do it.

He is the one I can count on for wisdom and strength.  If I do it in my own strength and for the wrong reasons, I will not get too far.

Do you have this habit?  Magnifying the pain, the stress, the hurtful words of others? If so, remember this quote:  "Focus on your purpose, not your problems."

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Lord Will Help You Through

Hello my friends,
I hope you have all gotten into a good routine now that school has started back.  I don't have little ones at home anymore but I do have grandkids.  My daughter is busy homeschooling all three of them this year.

I love this time of year.  It is so beautiful outside.  The heat is not as bad as it was in the summer.  I still have some of my marigolds blooming.  They did so well this year.

Everyone seems to have their own set of struggles right now.  For some it is financial and for others it is relationships that are bumpy.

Whatever the struggle you are going through, don't give up.  The Lord will help you.  He may not do it the way you want but he will give you strength to get through it.

All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.    by Helen Keller