Saturday, November 16, 2019

Taking a Break to see if I want to continue

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I am taking a break from here.  I am not sure if I want to continue or if my blog is another thing that is just a thing of the past.  I love to read other blogs and I love posting but sometimes I just feel no one is reading and if no one is reading then I can just get an old fashioned notebook and journal that way.  I will miss blogging but it seems no one will probably miss me anyway. 

Until I don't know....

Monday, November 11, 2019

Day 9, 10, 11 of a Month of Thankfulness and Week 2 of Making Your Home A Haven!

My candle is lit, my music is playing and my bible is open to be read throughout the day! My day 9-11 thankfulness is I am thankful for forgiveness, our ladies at my church and Veteran's day and all the vets who gave up so much to give back to our country and us.  I thank the ones who went and came home, the ones who gave all and the ones still giving.

Week 2 – Challenge for Making your Home a Haven!

Keep your candle going and add to it soft music every day in your home. Choose worship, classical or another form of peaceful music that helps you focus on the Lord.
My candle and soft music literally change the atmosphere of my home.  While the rest of my home may be messy, my candles keep on burning and my soft music keeps on playing.  Morning, noon and night they serve me. My candle serves me with a flickering warm light, a pleasant scent, and a reminder to turn to God as my source of strength and help.  My music serves me with a soothing sound.  They don’t make messes, they don’t need managed, they just simply bless me and my family.  I hope it blesses you too.
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Until next time,

Friday, November 8, 2019

5 things Friday, What I am thankful for in A month of thankfulness!

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1) God who died for me to live
2) Billy, my husband who has put up with me for over 33 years
3) My 3 kids by birth, Jonathan, Amanda and Stephen
4) My 2 kids by love, Hannah and Anthony
5) My five little grands, JJ, Nene, ZZ, Jet and Devin

I am so blessed by God and the family He has given me so for today these are my 5 on Friday!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday Thankful from A Month of Thankfuless and Handwritten Letters

As I was thinking about what I am thankful for today, my little granddaughter excitedly asked could she go check the mailbox.  I was thinking, wow she is so excited to check it when I know it will only have bills, advertisements and junk mail of various types.  I cannot remember the last time I got excited about getting the mail.  I would love to open and see a handwritten letter from a friend in there.  I started thinking though when is the last time I wrote one.
I opened a blog I like to read sometimes and she too was writing about handwritten letters.  She wrote about how no one writes them anymore but the joy we have when we receive one.  I cannot control if I receive one but I am going to start writing more and sending them out.  This is the perfect season when we can't get out as often.  It will be a blessing to sit at night and write to some friends.  I pray that it will bring joy to their faces when they open their mailbox and see a letter from me.
The more I have thought about it the more excited I have gotten for this adventure.  Maybe I might even one day or my granddaughter might open my mailbox one day and it will have gone from a sad one full of junk to a happy one with a letter back from a friend far away or even near who has joined me in this adventure of writing letters again.
When is the last time you sent a handwritten letter or note?  Fall and winter seems to be the perfect time to maybe dust off the paper, pick up the pen and send some joy to someone.  

Until next time,
PS I am thankful for handwritten letters 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday Thoughts and Day 5 of A Month of Thankfulness

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I am thankful that God is the God of second chances, and third and fourth and that He never gives up on us even when we give up on ourselves!

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Until next time,

Monday, November 4, 2019

A Month of Thankfulness and Making Your Home A Haven Bible Study and Challenge 2019

Today is Day 4 of a month of thankfulness and the beginning of Making a home a haven challenge!

Day 4 I am thankful for my children---I am blessed with 3 by birth and 2 by love.  I cannot imagine my life without any of the 5 of them. God has been so good in my life!

Day 1 of the challenge is:

Week 1: Gratitude – November 4th

Start a daily Gratitude List.
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Go buy an extra-large candle and light a candle everyday in your home.  Each time the glimmer of the candle catches your eye, stop and pray.
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Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.
 (Psalm 136:1)

Until next time.....Pat 

Taking a Break to see if I want to continue

I am taking a break from here.  I am not sure if I want to continue or if my blog is another thing that is just a thing of the past.  I ...