Sunday, April 26, 2015

Footprints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along
the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from
his life.
 For each scene, he noticed
two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonged to him, and the other
belonged to the LORD.



 When the last scene of his life
flashed before him, he looked
back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along
the path of his life, 
there were only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened
at the very lowest an saddest times
in his life....




 This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it.
"LORD, you said that once I 
decided to follow you, you'd walk
with me all the way. But I have noticed
that during the most troublesome
times in my life, there is only one set of
footprints. I don't understand why,
when I needed you most, you would 
leave me."



The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
 During your times of trail and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you". 



Arthur unknown



Whatever trail or sorrow we may face in life. When we think all others have forsaken us, we can be certain of this, that our LORD will never leave those that belong to HIM. As we walk in HIS light and follow HIM, have faith that HE is with you. 

Ephesians 5:14 ...Christ shall give thee light.


~Footprints of Jesus that make the pathway glow,
I will follow the steps of Jesus, where ever they go".  ~
Hymn

Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Staycation and Vacation




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It's finally Spring, the sun is shining!
Warmer temperatures!
And I have the fever to Get out and Go!

The rest of the month my hubby and I are
going to have a Staycation and a Vacation!

What is a Staycation....you asked!
 According to Forbes on the internet a Staycation
is a fancy word for spending time off at home or
in your general area without spending lots of money, doing things that you would do on a vacation but staying close by and taking day trips. The trick is to enjoy yourself by deviating from daily routines,like washing clothes.



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 Do the same things you enjoy when you're on a vacation. Go to a Zoo!



Relax!
Take a nap in a hammock

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Take  day trips to your favorite town.
 In this trip we stay 2 days.





That's what we are doing for the next week or so...
Then this is where you will find me on "Vacation"!




My favorite Florida Vacation town!!!

See you "after" my Staycation and Vacation!

Be Blessed!
Sylvia

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cherry Blossom Festival and Tea




 Every year in March, the town of Macon, Georgia comes alive with Cherry Blossoms!

For the last 33 years, it has held it's International Cherry Blossom Festival.The event last for 10 days. 
On Saturday,my hubby and I met 2 of my sisters to attend. They live in this quiet southern town. It's also the town I lived in where I met and married, a little over 51 years ago. We got my hubby to take photo's of us.






 There I am on the right.



The street is lined with trees between Mulberry St. and Cherry Street. It is so beautiful!


 Pretty soft pink blossoms!




 There are over 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees planted around town. It is by Congressional Records referred to as the Cherry Blossom Capital of the world. You can read about it, just click on the link below:


There is so much to do and see. We spent several hours walking and looking.  They even went back on Sunday.

The town is filled with Pink Cherry blossoms everywhere, they even have a "Pink Trash Can" ! Just what every girl wants,right?


Isn't it cute...!


In honor of the Festival, I am using my  Cherry Blossom teacup my daughter, Gina, gave me a few years ago.




I love the details on the flowers and the spoon is so delicate.


Just a little blurred...sorry!




I am having an Orange and Cranberry scone along with my cup of Green Tea.






Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Living Water


And Jesus said,

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"Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again,
but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst" 
~John 4:13,14~


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"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after
righteousness for they shall be filled"
~Matthew 5:6~

 
Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tea Break


Better to be deprived of food
for three days
than of Tea for one.
 ~Chinese Proverb~


 Today I am using my new teacup for my morning tea break.
It's a little smaller than a regular tea cup but larger than a
demitasse cup.
 I think it is so pretty with the flower inside the cup.




 The back stamp is Hammersley & Co.
Bone China
Made in England

 I love the soft blue on the plate, and gold trim.





Do you ever mix tea flavors?
I sometimes like to add mint to mine.
Today I added a bag of peppermint to my
Green Tea. I always try to have some since my granddaughters love peppermint tea.

One day when I was at the grocery store, looking
in the refrigerated section, where the croissants are,
I couldn't believe what I saw, ready made, strawberry scones. I bought a pack to try. They were really good, maybe not as good as homemade,but good. Then nothing is better than homemade, right! I really thought I had taken a photo of the package to show you but I couldn't find it in my files...guess I didn't!
Don't you love flowers as much as I do.
This is one of my new finds. The back-stamp is
 Royal Winton,
Grimwales LTD
Made in England
 Summertime 1995

I research it online but couldn't find this exact one.

   Pink roses are always welcomed at teatime.




At my table, sit with me
I'll pour coffee or some tea;
Perhaps we'll share our tears and laughter,
And be friends forever after.



While there's tea, there's hope.
~Sir Arthur Pinero~
 Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Waiting and Watching Patiently



I have this picture on my wall
that my sister gave me some
years ago.
I have looked at it so many times and loved it
for it's beauty. 
This morning, I looked at it differently!
I saw a woman waiting.  Looking out the
window, waiting there looking at something
or waiting on someone.  She was patiently
waiting. I wondered if she was watching
her children play, or maybe her husband
working in the yard, or maybe just admiring
God's beauty, in her garden. Maybe there was
something heavy on her heart that she was seeking
an answer for.





Have you ever prayed about something
and wondered, 'why hasn't my prayer been
answered'? 
Maybe our Father is trying to teach us to
be patient and wait on his timing.


Psalm 37:7 tells us to "Be still before the
Lord and wait patiently for him". 


Have you ever felt so tired 
or  "burned out" as some may say,
that you think you can't keep going?

 I'm sure we all have at times. 
We can grow tired of waiting.
Our mind and our bodies can
get tired from manual labor and 
mental strain.

Isaiah 40: 28 says
 "the Lord does not become weary or tired".
Verse 29, tells us that "He gives strength
to the weary"

As we wait on the Lord and trust in Him
for our needs, let's wait patiently on Him.
 As women and believers, we sometimes
feel like we are called on to do so much,
for our family and others, that we can 
become weary and tired from our load of 
responsibilities. Let's  trust our heavenly Father
 for strength and courage to handle our daily chores.
As the lady in the photo waits patiently and
watches over her home and families needs,
let us do the same, as unto the Lord God.
He will give us strength and rest for our
walk with Him.


Isaiah 40: 31
" those that wait for the Lord will gain new
strength,they will mount up with wings like
eagles, they will run and not get tired,
they will walk and not become weary."

  Dear Lord, when we become tired, remind us
of your inexhaustible stength. Help us to to be
patient and wait on you and your timing,in all
things. Amen

Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia