Monday, August 10, 2015

A Special and Blessed Day






"And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove!
for then would I fly away, and be at rest."
Psalm 55:6


Today is a specially blessed day! It is my birthday!


I don't feel a day older than yesterday! My daughter's asked me yesterday how I felt. I told them it wasn't the age that bothered me, it was that I am not as strong and not able to do all the things that I have enjoyed doing all these years.

"And even to your old age I am he; and even to gray hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you."
Isaiah 46:4

I claim these verses to be true today, as we that are God's children can trust Him to be with us and carry us each day as we grow older. Each day is a blessing and with a thankful heart, I praise God for all the times He has carried me. 
My blessings are too many to name. When I started to blog I prayed about what to name it, "A Grandma's Blessings" came to my mind. As a wife, mother and a grandmother I have received so many blessings. To share each and every one would take another lifetime. As the days go by there are so many changes and challenges we face. 
Face them with courage and faith.  
There are some times and days that are good and some uncertain. As time goes on I will not be posting as often, I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know so many wonderful ladies and reading your blogs.  I'm not saying goodbye,  I just need some time to focus on things that are near and dear to my heart.

May God Bless you and your Day
as He is Blessing mine!

Sylvia


Sunday, August 2, 2015

Butterfly Sunday







The butterfly is a beautiful thing, but once it
was a Cocoon then a Caterpillar, not very pretty,
but then it was changed, turned into a beautiful Butterfly!

One day like the butterfly as believers, we shall
be changed! 
Our life may be filled with struggles and troubles
but we do have hope. We can choose to give up or
fight with courage and faith.  As the butterfly fights its way out of the cocoon it changes into a beautiful thing, we too must fight the good fight of faith to become what we will be.

Philippians 3:20-21
"For our life is in heaven; from where we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body"

With courage and faith let us continue in times of trouble and adversity, knowing that these trials will make us stronger. Let me encourage you not to give up but to fight with courage and faith!

John 16:33
"In the world you will have tribulations," "In me you may have peace" 


Dear Lord, give us peace in all the turmoil around us, help us as we place our trust in You, for you are our strength." Amen

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Sylvia
 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Make Each Day Beautiful





Make Each Day Beautiful

Sometimes it takes 
a really beautiful day
to wake us up to the wonders
of the world around us.
A blossoming flower,





 a sunny sky~



sometimes
these are the only things
our eyes look for
and value as worthwhile...

But there is so much more
to life,
so much more to enjoy,
if we can learn to see 
with our hearts as well
as our eyes...


 To be aware of each day,
each experience,
as a separate wonder
of it's own,
to meet each challenge eagerly
and grasp each moment
with a sense of newness
and discovery~
this is what living 
is really all about.

Enjoy this Beautiful Day the Lord has blessed us with, before long fall will be here. I am looking forward to cooler air and the beautiful colors we'll
be blessed with.

 Be Blessed!
Sylvia

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life's A Peach and Bees Sting





I took this photo at Dickey's Peach Farm
a few weeks ago. I love to visit there and 
get some of there peaches. They also have
peach ice cream!

But first let me tell you what happened to
me this morning.  I was watering my hanging
basket that was next to my fennel. All of a 
sudden I felt a sting on my arm.






I hadn't notice that my fennel was covered
with these little stingers!!
 Bumble Bees!

 photo from about.com



I guess I'll take notice from now on!


Here they are on my fennel.
It's been over 5 hours and it still hurts.



When we got home from church yesterday
my new neighbor and friend, Lisa, had left
me a half dozen of the prettiest and largest
peaches, at my door. She had gone to Dickey's!
(boy am I glad I had told her about them)



We had eaten 2 of them that day, with only 4 left
I decided to make a peach cobbler. (I had to pamper myself a little, after all I had a sore arm)




 Here's how you make it.




Cut up your peaches. I used 4 but they are
large. If they are small use 1 or 2 more.

Melt 1 stick butter.




 Mix together
1 cup flour,(I use self rising)
1cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk






 That's it !! 
Just pour the mixture into the butter, but don't stir!




 Drop the sliced peaches onto the mixture, don't stir!
The dough will rise to the top.
Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until brown on top.







Extra good with vanilla bean ice cream!



Enjoy and
Have a Blessed Day!

Sylvia

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Sunday, July 19, 2015