Sunday, December 31, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Time Anniversary

Can you imagine anyone getting married
this close to Christmas. I'm sure lots have and
we did. Yes, today December 20, 1963.
That's 54 years ago today!

This photo was taken a few months after we married.
With 6 children, my parents couldn't
afford to give us a wedding, so there were no
photo's. This was probably taken with one of
those throw away cameras. 

Isn't my hubby cute, my have we both changed.

This is us in 2009

I believe this was in 2012

This was taken a few weeks ago.

There's been lots of good times and some
not so good, but by the grace of God we'll
keep counting the years!
Today we will spend most of the day at his
doctors appointment an hours drive away.
We'll have a nice lunch in one of our favorite places to eat,
then drive the hour back home.

Since our Anniversary comes during the week,
I had a little get together with family, although some couldn't come,
because they work on the
weekend also.
I made, or bought :

Red Velvet Cake

Place setting

Mini cupcakes

I made Piggy in the Blankets
3 Cheese Quiche

Cream Cheese Cake
and I made
Peanut Butter Fudge
I got the recipe from
Diana at 
you can get her recipe
by clicking on her name.
It sure was good and easy
to make.

Have a Blessed Day
Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas , Unto us a Child is born

Thank you father for sending your son
to be born so we can have your peace
and life. Thank you that He will rule
in both peace and righteousness.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas at My House

Christmas is just a few days away!
Are you excited!
I am, my family all gather together 
at my daughter's house on Christmas Eve,
and have fun the whole day, eating,
playing games and exchanging gifts.

I have enjoyed decorating and getting
ready for Christmas this year.
Here is a few more photo's.

Living Room Mantle and Tree

Front Door Wreath and Guest Room

Bedroom Mantle

Guest Room Bed

Front Porch at night

I hope I haven't bored you!
Madi says "Merry Christmas"

The Reason for it All,
Jesus Christ!

Have a Blessed Christmas
Linking to Breathing in Grace Friday Foto Friends

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


He humbled himself and left his home in Heaven.
He came to earth as a baby, yet still holy.
He so loved us that He was willing to die for us,
so we could have life ever lasting.

Oh how great a Love!

The highest lesson a believer has to learn is humility.
I am learning this myself. This December 20th my hubby and I will be married 54 years. We were  young when we married, I had just turned 18 and he 20.
We have been through many highs and lows in our marriage. Like life, marriage is a journey with each other, holding each other up and encouraging one another in sickness and health.  I am having to do this with my hubby more so now, he has COPD and has had it for years. It is hard, but by
the grace of God we will get through this one day at a time.
I said that so you may understand that even if I don't post often, and I know you understand that it takes time to blog, you are all in my thoughts and I miss you. He needs my Time and attention and I want to do all I can for this man that I Love.

" Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."
Matthew 23:12 ESV

In trials and weakness and trouble, our Lord seeks to bring us low, so we may learn that His grace is enough, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

"Humble yourselves therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time he may exalt you."
1 Peter 5:6

I will post a couple of photo's of my Christmas decorations.

My guest room

This is before I put the tree skirt on.

My table setting.
We had fun with this on
facebook . I took Diana's idea from NanaDianatakesabreak  and ask what plate would they like for theirs, at my Christmas Tea Party. Everyone wanted the Cardinal and the stocking.  

Table centerpiece

"Believe" garland on mantle in guestroom.

There's more but I haven't had time to put them
on my computer. I will try to do so and post them soon.

Have a Blessed Day!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sunday Morning Inspiration

"He will cover you with His feathers & His
faithfulness will be your shield".
Psalm 91:4

Hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for
Christmas. I am having some health problems
but  getting better, still have to keep going, not
enough to keep me from doing what I have to 
do though.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am Thankful for all God's Blessings!
The gift of God's Love.
Thankful for my family.
My friends.
The special ladies I've met and come to 
know and love here in blog land.

Time with all my family on this special day!

There is so much to be Thankful for!

"Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name,
make known his deeds among the people.
Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him,
talk ye of all his wondrous works."
1 Chronicles 16:8-9

I want to wish everyone a very 
Happy Thanksgiving
A Merry Christmas!

There will be 14 for Thanksgiving Day at
my house. My girls are bringing the food
and I will do the dessert,
I am so blessed to have such thoughtful
and loving daughters!
God is so good!
I may not be posting as often but will try
to find time to visit and read your post!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017


"This is the Day which the Lord
hath made;
we will rejoice 
and be glad in it."
Psalms 118:24

Have a Blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Be Grateful and Thankful

Next week is Thanksgiving!

This year is going by so swiftly.

Let's be grateful and thankful for 
all we are blessed with, God's Love,
family and friends.

"A person with a thankful heart is ONE who's
had an experience with The Lord Jesus Christ,
that has absolutely Transformed their life." 

Charles F. Stanley

Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Charity Island Lighthouse

In Michigan in the waters of Lake Huron, is an island called Charity Island. On this island stands a Lighthouse. The Lighthouse has stood for many 
years and provided navigational aid and as a safe
harbor for those sailing the waters.  The island received the name "Charity" because sailors believed it was there "through the charity of God".

We have to navigate through storms of circumstances sometime in our lives.  Like the sailors that needed guidance on those stormy waters, we sometimes need and seek a safe harbor. 

"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven"
Psalms 107:29-30

We don't ask for the storms that comes into our lives but they can cause us to appreciate the guidance and refuge that God provides. He offers us the light of His Holy Spirit and His Word to guide us during those times. It is a safe harbor of His love, from those storms that we seek. He alone can be our "Charity Island".

"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7

Today we can become confused or doubt when we read or hear others talk about things that they believe that may be different from what we've been taught and believe to be the truth and can  cause a storm in us. Always seek the truth in God's Word, the bible, and through prayer. We can always find shelter in His love.

Heavenly father, help me to seek your light to guide me and keep me through those storms in my life. Amen

Have a Blessed Sunday

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

I think this week was the last time
to see the fall leaves, although they
haven't been as bright and shiny as in
the past years, they were still a sight 
to see.

I love winding roads and this day was a blessing!
Driving through the park and seeing the leaves and I stopped at the overlook and got a photo of the sky.

On Saturday my family, all that could, went to the nearby town for my daughter's birthday. We had lunch at an Italian restaurant then shopped for awhile. The mall had up a huge Christmas tree.

The trees were pretty there also.
It rained all day yesterday so most of the leaves have fallen (onto my car)!

Have a Blessed Day!