Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

vintage Thanksgiving
Sending Thanksgiving wishes to you, my dear friends, with a heart full of thanks and gratitude for the blessings God has given to us.
Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
Psalm 95:2

Monday, November 19, 2012

By The Sea

A few days ago my sweetheart and I decided to run away for the day.  It didn’t take us long to figure out where we wanted to go - we headed to the Oregon Coast.  As we talked about our day trip we knew we wanted to see a different part of the coast than we’ve seen for quite some time – and it was such fun!  We headed to a sweet, little town where we had lunch overlooking the waves.  A leisurely drive around that town seemed in order since the rain cut short our walk on the beach.  Along the way we found some sweet cottages that made my heart long for a beach cottage of my own.

If I had a home at the beach I wouldn’t need a sign above the door to remind me where I am!
I would love to have a home where every room has a view of the sea. . .PB165019
And weathered wood siding with white trim.PB165085
It could have a with a big porch – and lots of gingerbread!PB165112
And lots of room for good books and places to sit by the fire and chat with friends.PB165126
Or, it could be blue and white with porches and shutters and trees that seem to hide it away from passersby.
PB165134Nearby there would be little cottages for folks from far away who come to visit.  Cottages with names - like these.  There’s ‘Comfy’. . .PB165115
And ‘Cozy’. . .PB165113
And ‘Care-Free’!PB165117
It’s just a dream – but dreams do come true, you know.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blessed Quietness

Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.
Blessed quietness, holy quietness,
Blest assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me,
And the billows cease to roll.
What a wonderful salvation,
Where we always see His face!
What a peaceful habitation!
What a quiet resting-place!
Blessed quietness, holy quietness,
Blest assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea, He speaks peace to me,
And the billows cease to roll.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!  Isaiah 26:3

Song: ‘Blessed Quietness’Written by Manie P. Ferguson, 1897
Scripture:  New Living Translation

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sleeping On The Job

It’s hard to get good help these days!  What’s a girl to do when the ‘hired help’ is caught sleeping on the job?

Our daughter and her children have temporarily moved into the home of a friend while she gets some things straightened out so she can get into her own place.  Since our guestroom is empty now we decided it was the perfect time to make some changes before we put the furniture in again.  My sweetheart decided to correct the placement of electrical outlets that have always been a problem. Extension cords have been a common item in this room.  While he worked last evening – with the electricity off so he wouldn’t hurt himself – he set up a work lamp powered by a long extension cord to another part of the house that still had power.  Joey decided to investigate and once he discovered that the light was also a great source of heat – it was all over.  No help from him!PA314943It wasn’t long until he was in la-la land – ‘lights out’ - sound asleep.  Nothing seemed to disturb him.  All was well with the world!  Next thing you know he will want me to put the heat lamp in front of his bed!PA314946