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Coloured Pencil ...

It is time to start thinking about my coloured pencil choice of color for 2013.  Each year I select a color to keep in my Bible to underline and highlight what God reveals to me through the reading of his Word.  I don't keep up with what color I use through the years just use that year's color as an identifier for the current year.  I believe it will be red-orange for 2013!



My very favorite little stocking.  I made this one Christmas when I was very young.  Maybe 50 years ago!!!  Love it still :O)


Fresh Find:  Everyone should carry a pack-away bucket!!! Comes in black, too!


Season of Love ...



Isn't it true and I've said it a million times...this world is NOT about us.  It is about others and how we can help them find joy in small and large ways.  When we keep the focus on others, what we are feeling from the heart is transferred to them in spirit.  Our suffering is minimized when a giving heart opens.

Fresh Find:  So excited about these Toy Boarders!  Like army men of old, but new fresh boarders!!!


First Christmas ...


This is not a good picture but it is the only one I have of me (in my robe) on our first Christmas together.  We were living in that brand new (no one else's germs) efficiency apartment.  Like our mantel? 


Fresh Find: Was in Evalene's Gifts & More today and they have some really great things! 1401 South Columbia Street, Plainview, TX 79072 (806) 296-9393  They do not have a website so you will have to stop by to see what all is there.




Beautiful Water ...

I have a fear of large bodies of water.  I've mentioned this before on this blog.  We traveled to Niagara Fall a few yeas ago.  I really had to talk myself into getting close, but I did and it was beautiful.  Water is a very powerful creation. Remember Noah?


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God Placed a rainbow way up in the sky,
A beautiful symbol so true.
It's lovely colors of heavenly hew,
send showers of blessings anew.
My rainbow I cannot tell what you mean to me,
with your lessons of faith, hope, and charity.
If I could pattern my life,
On your great service and love.
The pot of gold I'm sure to find above.
My rainbow symbol of promises ever true,
inspire me to live just as you.


Fresh Find:  I think this daybed frame is beautiful!


A Laugh ...


This picture always makes me laugh.  Our son gave this to me another Christmas. We do enjoy the Grinch in our family with joy, knowledge, and appreciation of the story ending.  Our hearts grow with the Christmas season.  I do believe the Wonder Woman here is a total hoot, so not me.  What I do like is that she helps others.  Anyway, a special gift from our son to me.  I cherish it. It is in our collection of art.

Fresh Find:  These little embroidered personalized charm/necklaces are really cute! 


Light Fun...

I have had such fun creating light fun.  Shooting pictures of the Christmas tree with my camera lets me be creative!


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Each one is so different and unique...loke Christmas light snowflakes!!!

Fresh Find:  I hate snakes, but for some reason I really think this is cool! Leaping snakes!!!  LOL



Beautiful Little Kids ...

Beautiful little kids and those who loved them so much that they gave their lives to teach were taken from loved ones today in a senseless attack on an elementary school.

It is being tagged the hallway massacre.  What comes to my mind is this; Psalm 31:9 "Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief."

We cannot understand the torment of the mind of the shooter or shooters.  I am sad for the pain and emptiness he/they must have felt/feel.  Their extended families are suffering so deeply today.  God, be with them.

God, be glorified as the days unfold for the families of those who were gunned down today. Hold them especially close and be their healing hope.

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

Colossians 1:16,17 - "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."
Psalm 73:28 - "But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Thy works."

God holds the answers to our world's problems.  God holds the comfort for these families.  God holds the direction we need to create change. He is our all in all.

My eyes are upon him in my grieving for lives lost today. 


Fresh Find:  Cute little deer paper clips for that office!


Bags ...

Many years ago my mother made Christmas bags.  The bags are all sizes; big to small.  They are made of double knit.  Anyone who sews will know when double knit first came out.  Great to sew with, great to wash and wear.  Great for Christmas bags, too.  Several, several years ago my family stopped exchanging Christmas gifts.  A few years later we inherited the Christmas bags.  Every year I am so blessed to have them.  They are such fun to pull out and use.  So easy and very sentimental. too!  Our family was "green" before "green" was cool!  Go, red and green!



Fresh Find: This sweater is really rosy!!! I like!



12.12.12 What an awesome day to celebrate a birthday!  Our sweet Miss A is four years old today.  It is hard to fathom that it has been four years yet I feel like she has been a part of my heart forever. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet angel girl!!! 




Fresh Find:  FINALLY, a calendar for families with kids and a life!!! ;o)