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Fresh Mercies


It's going to be one of those weeks - the busy kind. The kind that have you meeting yourself coming and going. The kind where you hit yourself in the head for being a procrastinator. The kind where you have to make a list every single day to make sure you don't forget to do each very important thing…

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Create!


Oh yes, I am a huge fan of Pinterest, no doubt. LOTs of great inspiration to be found. But when I find myself doing more pinning than creating, that's when I have to step back a bit. Somebody has to create that next awesome 5 ingredient casserole recipe, or try that fabulous art journaling technique…

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You just have to laugh...


When it's 104 degrees outside, and you're a heatwave hostage, you just have to laugh...and color! Feel free to grab my little coloring page as my gift to you for your personal use - and get coloring before your crayons melt! 
(click the image, then right click and "Save As" - then just print and enj…

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Savor the Summer!


It's the weekend - what'cha got planned?
Will you play in the water, 
or play in the sand...?
Or lie in meadow, gazing at the sky
pretending you're a butterfly, flying up high...?

Will you open a paint box
and make a glorious mess...?
Or color outside the lines
without one ounce of stress...?

Will you scale…

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Don't Worry...Pray!

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Many thanks friends for your prayers as the Dyer Mill wildfire burned a few miles north of our home near Plantersville, TX. I am happy to report that we had a glorious, slow moving, soaking rain yesterday (first one in months) which helped the fire situation immensely. Though…

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Father's Day Freebie(s)!

In celebration of Father's Day this weekend, I designed this word art based on Psalm 112:1-9, which is full of beautiful promises for the important dads in your life. It is my gift to you for your personal use, and I hope you will use it as a blessing. It would be great to use for card-making or as …

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A Little Piece of Quiet

Hey Y'all...

I'm at that strange, quiet place between projects...


You know the one...the time when you have a gazillion things you need to, but you just finished something kinda major and want to just enjoy a bit of nothingness...a little "piece of quiet"...


I think that's appropriate for a Sunday, do…

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Holy Land Homecoming: a Retrospective (part 2)

(view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives)

It Happened One Thursday


On Thursday night, the first night of the celebration of Passover, Jesus and His disciples gathered in a room in Jerusalem to share the Passover meal. Afterwards, they walked across the Kidron Valley and up the Mount…

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Warm thoughts...

...for a COLD day...
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A cup or two to warm you,
Precious hands to hold...

Bunny slippers on your feet
for when your toes are cold...


Lots of layers over you
when outside you must go...


And God's Love deep within your heart
warming others that you know.


May His Love warm you throu…

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Hibernating in Summer


Formula for "Summer Hibernation":
99 degrees and 95% humidity
Yes, it is hot and humid here in the Houston area, and if you're like me, the relentless muggy heat drives you indoors for keeps, and like Winter in parts North, one turns to indoor activities to pass the days.

So, I've been snuggled up at t…

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50 by Fifty: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Boy, have I been putting off this post! In case you're new to 50 by Fifty, I gave myself a challenge to lose 50 pounds in a year (average 1 pound per week)...by my 50th birthday to be exact. I started on my 49th birthday in March and got off to a good start. I lost 10.6 pounds in about 10 or 11 week…

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Set Me Free

 
One of my all time favorite Casting Crowns songs sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation I found on You Tube. I pray it will encourage you, motivate you, change you...
 
I love posting about the sweet, pretty side of life, and I will continue to, but I cannot continue to pass by the hurting…

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Sometimes...

...I just have to post random images...

...because I don't want to look at my almost 1 week old post for one more second...

...and I don't really have anything to report or say at the moment...

...so I'll just let the images say a few things...


...about what makes me smile...


...and what gives me hope...

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50 by Fifty Friday (um, Saturday)


A little late with my update, but after finishing our taxes yesterday (yay!), sweet hubby and I, Maddie our dog, and my Mom and Dad took a little road trip to Brenham, TX. Goodness gracious, the weather was GORGEOUS! And there were LOTS of bluebonnets and other wildflowers blooming all along the way…

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Good Friday & 50 by Fifty


We have a small dogwood tree growing on our property, and it is in full bloom now. I have always loved dogwoods...their blooms are so beautiful and showy in the Spring. I also love the Legend of the Dogwood, which tells of the symbolism of the tree and its blooms as it relates to Christ's crucificti…

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Remodeling Reminiscing...


Hello friends! Since it was a year ago this week that we downsized our life and moved into our remodeled mobile home cottage, and since I have a number of new blog followers, I thought I would do a little walk down memory lane and share some of my favorite before and after photos from our remodelin…

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Happy, Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!

For faith,
family, 
friends,
and
freedom,
I am forever grateful...



I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful, joyous Thanksgiving holiday!! May the love and grace of God fill your hearts and homes anew, and may gratitude freely flow!




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Living Water: Siesta Fiesta Cookbook Update

Hello Friends!
It's been over a year since I participated in the Siesta Fiesta Cookbook Cover Contest, and I thought I would share a little update on what has happened with the cookbook sales since then. What you may not know or recall is that all the proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks (above t…

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The Week in Review

Hello friends!

It has been a busy week around here...sorry for being away for the better part of it. I really needed to get a new digital kit finished for my Digital Boutique, which I just did yesterday - hurray!! It's a little Fall mini clipart kit called "Happy Fall Y'all" featuring a couple of fr…

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The Princess Principles

Hello Friends!
Well, I persevered through the technical difficulties I mentioned yesterday and I am so happy to *finally* share something with you that I have been wanting to do for FOREVER - this is what I'm calling an "e-Devotional" for women based on an article/devotional that I wrote several y…

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