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Fulfilled ...

Sunday as I was reading scripture the words fulfilled kept popping up off of the page.  It got me to thinking.  What is fulfilled?  I guess when I think of fulfilled I think of something completed or done.  Fulfilled means full, filled up to completion, too. 

Isn't John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”) all about fulfilling the promise of God's love for us?

What wonderful news. 

Acts 13:32-33 “And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors, and God has now fulfilled it for us, their descendants, by raising Jesus. This is what the second psalm says about Jesus: ‘You are my Son. Today I have become your Father."

He said he would and he did!  He fulfilled; he filled up his words with truth... because he is the truth.  When God says he will fulfill something, he will always fill it up completely.

We can't begin to promise things like God does.  What we can do is strive to be Godly people with character.  Someone that others find a place of peace, rest, and love because Jesus lives there.


Fresh Find:  I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo want this clock.  LOVE, LOVE it!!!


October Baby ...

"You saw me before I was born."  Psalm 139:16


Today I went to the Fair Theater to watch a viewing of the movie, October Baby


What a wonderful movie.  The haters are gonna hate and feel free to say horrible things without even considering the human experiences of those involved in the story.  What is seen is the magnitude of the ripple effect through our life choices. There are many angles and levels of emotion that this movie covers.


From where I sat...

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To the seats below...

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Fresh Find: Like the simplicity of this potty chair!


Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee ...

I don't share things from my facebook page from others often, but I really like this story and message.



Grandmother Says... Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; "Which are you?"
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, "Tell me what do you see?"
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they got soft.She then asked her to take an egg and break it.
After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.
Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The granddaughter smiled, as she tasted its rich aroma. The granddaughter then asked. "What's the point,grandmother?"
Her grandmother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity--boiling water--but each reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened.
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her granddaughter.
"When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"
Think of this: Which am I?
Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength?
Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff?
Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart?
Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you.
When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest do you elevate to another level?
---author unknown


Fresh Find: I like the simplicity and usefullness of this side table.


Roller Rink Day ...

The Plainview Roller Rink was the place to be on July 13th each year for my birthday party.  We laugh now about the number of skating parties I had, the five year diary that I got each year as a gift...and more, but they were fun.

I love to skate but am a little afraid of it in my old age.  I really want to start an old ladies skating group though.  That would be fun.


Fresh Find:  Pretty neat frame for that special t-shirt!


Silence ...

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Heading over Hale County this afternoon ...

I stopped to be still...spend time alone...find silence.  Beautiful fly over!


Mother Teresa in "No Greater Love" said:

“We cannot find God in noise and agitation.

Nature: trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence. The stars, the moon, and the sun move in silence.

What is essential is not what we say but what God tells us and what He tells others through us.

In silence He listens to us; in silence He speaks to our souls. In silence we are granted the privilege of listening to His voice. Silence of our eyes. Silence of our ears. Silence of our mouths. Silence of our minds. … in the silence of the heart
God will speak.”


“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” ― Mother Teresa


Fresh Find:  How about deep in the heart of Texas decor?  Cute!!!


Heavy ...

Today is one of those heavy, heavy days where the prayer requests are so great that the magnitude seems to weigh on me.  I told Clinton at dinner tonight that I just don't know how Jesus did it for us.  He carried the weight of our sins.  I barely can handle multiple prayer requests without stumbling...yet, he carried our imperfection to the cross.  I cannot fathom this type of love.

Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.


Job 35:5 says: Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.


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Fresh Find:  What a cute sugar dish!!!  They have salt & pepper, too.


Meet Nettie ...

Meet Nettie.  She is a painting by Joseph Garnett (thus Nettie).  I think she is a-mazing!

I've mentioned before my dream of a beach house.  You know, the quaint little house where we walk out and just a few blocks down the lane is the beach?  The white house with the turquoise leather sofa and white sheers blowing in the breeze through the opened windows. A porch swing where we sit and read and say hello to the kids hurrying down to the sand and water.  This will hang on the wall there.  In my dreams.  LOL


Fresh Find: What an awesome key fob!!!




Good Morning Sunshine ...

This morning our stained glass window from the original chapel of First Baptist Church welcomed me.  The glass is mostly green in color.  Not this morning!

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A light snow was visible when we looked out to a new day...

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Most people never realize that brokenness is actually a gift from God that demonstrates His awesome and unyielding love.  I came across this pdf document on brokenness by Charles Stanley.  You might want to use it in your Bible Study time.


Have an awesome week!!!

Fresh Find:  Remember embroidered yearly calendars?  Love this!!!