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Screen Door


Do you remember the day when everyone had a screen door? Your momma would scream, "Don't slam the screen door." The day when once you went out you had to stay out a while because "You aren't going to run in and out that door all day!"

The screen door created a barrier and an invitation. The screen door was primitively made of wood pieces, screen, and a little hardware. It kept out the pesky yet allowed families to enjoy the in and out of neighborhood living.

One of my favorite memories is of my mother hollering out the door, "Phyllis May, time to come in."








Fresh Find: I love this vintage wire fireplace guard! Isn't it amazing!!!







Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:3-4
Fresh Find: Really fun pet bed/mat!

Some Bunny


These bunnies in our yard, the momma bunny and at least two baby bunnies, remind me of the story and song, Little Bunny Foo Foo. I did not remember that the fairy was going to turn him into a Goon! LOL






AND, what about this version for kids? Seriously? This would scare me to death! I like the book version much better!!! Be careful what you let your kids watch!!! 




Fresh Find: What a refreshing yet vintage way to journal our thoughts in this memory book






Not much newsy in my life but let me tell you some tidbits. Judy Ditmore, the Texas State DAR leader, helped connect me to two Revolutionary War soldiers. Awesome blossom! She was a tremendous help to me since everything genealogy makes my eyes cross! LOL

For our 41st wedding anniversary, Sir Clinton presented me with a most beautiful silver and turquoise Bible Box. Cherish is the word.





The squirrel whisperer trapped number 33 today with at least two waiting in the wings. I tell you that if you think you have one, you have eleven of the furry tailed rats! Kind of like the Dove, they multiply in the blink of an eye!



For the first time in my sixty+ years of breathing here on earth, I am watching an entire TV series via Amazon. No commercials! What a way to watch. Luvin' it!

But nothing, nothing compares to spending an entire day outside with God!


Today, as I sat in the backyard reading, I was taken into the soaring patterns of the Hawks.



Today was a "be still" day. In Psalm 37:7 we read, Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! When I'm still, I prosper because I find myself in Him, and he adorns my world with the close proximity of His creation.
















 Fresh Find: Savannah bee honeycomb! Sweet!






Call Me


Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all feel sorrow. Remember this song?




Today I was reminded that people are not honest. People tell lies. People hurt people. People hurt those who they should embrace. People believe what people tell them instead of finding out the truth. Why is it that people won't take the time to love others for who God created them to be? 

God created each one of us with great care, different by design. He gives people the ability to love beyond barriers, yet the people can't grasp the kind of love he teaches.

When we have pain, when we feel sorrow, we do need someone to lean on. For me, it is Jesus Christ. He is my best friend. I pray you have a sweet relationship with the only one who is always there when you need a friend. He says, "Call me."


Psalm 91 tells us:

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
    I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
    not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
    not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
    drop like flies right and left,
    no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
    watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
    the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
    harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
    to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
    their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
    and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
    “I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
    if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
    I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
    give you a long drink of salvation!”



God grows his people even when they can't see the good he will deliver. Through our hope, there is always a tomorrow. Stay in Him, grow from the pain, the sorrow, and share with others the Way, the Truth and the Life.




Fresh Find: Letters to Baby! Wonderful idea!!!



Little Heart


Once upon a time, there was a little heart. The little heart beat about 4,800 times per hour, which is about average for hearts. It beat and beat all the while enjoying its pounding sound. One day the heart felt something sharp enter into its chamber. It beat faster trying to figure out how to handle the pain. After some time and the pain had subsided, the heart beat a little slower. It worked hard to cover the hole with bright red paint. Then it happened again, this time, a hole was created that was a little deeper, and the pain was so intense. The little heart pumped and pumped. It painted over the holes with thick red paint trying to save itself. Its pounding sound slowed, the beats became less frequent and very irregular. The heart struggled. It skipped along, finding its way the best it could. It kept a watch trying to protect itself from the great hole maker. Suddenly, there it was. The sharp pain entering from a different angle and the heart was weary, too weary. Over and over again through time, the little heart felt the pain. Weaker and weaker it became. The healing paint kept being shattered from the force of the painful holes, and the heart lost the pounding of life it once enjoyed.


The moral of this story is: If you poke enough holes in the heart it will drain to empty.



Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”


1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.






The heart found itself empty.Through the pain, it had forgotten the Golden Thread woven into the cavity wall. The Golden Thread helped the heart bloom again. The little heart, once filled with holes, grew into a big heart with a special shimmering thread to share.


Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.




Fresh Find: What a pretty Olive Wood spreader!!!





Yesterday I was out praying over Plainview. Today, I was home all day reflecting.  Both bring me great joy because of who leads me in my days.


Change. I have shared before about the changes that I have and am making in my life. I'm not sure if you have taken the two prunes daily challenge to improve bone loss, but you certainly should try it. I went from horrible bone loss and a 280.00 a month pill just to keep what I had to the top of the scale with good bones. (I am not a medical person and share because it has helped me and several others in our little study.)

There are several other changes I have made, as well. But, today I want to share about the importance of water, regular water.

I enjoy coffee. I was drinking too much coffee. I drink soda rarely, and I don't care for fruit juices or Gatorade type drinks. I like cold unsweet tea but I am not supposed to drink tea because it does not allow iron to adhere to my cells. I like milk on cereal. This does not leave many options. I like water, but I did not drink that much of it. 

When I was in Wimberly on our FBC73 girl's gathering, I made one purchase. I bought a beautiful black S'well container. It was my goal to have it with me in the car to drink water during the times I was out and about.

I have dry eye disease. I'm currently using drops. It is my goal to not need drops for my dry eyes through the drinking of water. My skin was looking old on my arms, especially, too. We won't discuss my face. LOL My legs were looking bad, as well. 

Since I have been drinking tons more water, things are looking much better. I can only imagine hoe refreshed my organs are!

I know it is hard to make ourselves drink water instead of soda, tea, or coffee, but folks, we gotta!!!

It took a black S'well bottle to help me change my pattern. 

Whatever container you use, fill it, drink it, let your body float in it!


Today as I enjoyed home, God blessed my eyes.


 Our body thirsts for water like our soul does for the Living Water.




Fresh Find: S'well bottle.





Praying Over Plainview


I often go out and drive around Plainview. Mostly, I take pictures. On a rare occasion, I video. I love the community where God has placed us. I would be untruthful though if I led you to believe it is my home. My home is in the grace gift of Salvation through my relationship with Jesus Christ.

As I pray for the spot where God has placed me on his created Earth, I come with a willing heart to serve. I find an urgency in knowing I'm here but a short time, and many need to know his unfailing love. I find joy and peace in knowing that I call Plainview home, yet I know that my Eternal home is my true home. I want others to know this same joy and peace.

Today, as I drove through Plainview and prayed for its people, its churches, its leaders, it businesses, etc., I felt an overwhelming sense of calm as my eyes to see focused on the beauty and blessings God is providing us here. Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!



(This is rather long, but so worth it! LOL)




We had quite a little wind burst around our area last evening. I was in the "woman cave" and came upstairs to several patio items that had been blown over. This morning I saw this billboard.




The wind is interesting. Two directions of wind are even more interesting. Circular winds can create great havoc. Breezes are good!

I love this scripture: 

For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name. Amos 4:13



Fresh Find: A really great phone holder for bicycles or other uses.