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

linking to Roses of Inspirations

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

America Rose is Climbing






This spring I bought an 'America' climbing rose and planted it to grow over my arbor. I am enjoying watching it grow, so I thought maybe you might enjoy seeing it's process. The color is so pretty and 6 blooms right at the top!

Here it is when I first planted it.


It has grown up the side almost to the top.


I also bought a pink hydrangea at the same time, I was hoping it would stay pink, but it looks like it may be coming back blue and that makes me 'blue'.  I love both but I already have a blue one on the side of my house.



Have a Blessed Day!

Sylvia
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hope for Tomorrow






When you hear that someone has 'Cancer" it doesn't matter where it is found, Cancer is Cancer, my heart goes out to that person. My Mother had breast cancer and my husband had throat cancer just last year, so I understand what it is to deal with this awful disease. My Mother passed away in 1980, praise God my hubby is cancer free but still has to go every 3 months for check ups.

I am asking that if you would go to Bj's blog at Sweet Nothings and read, then share the link there. There is a lady Heather Von St.James, that was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2005 and given only 15 months to live. With treatment she is still here today!!  She has a mission to make awareness of this terrible cancer .

Thanks,and 
Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia