Thursday, August 29, 2019

Life In Black & White


My beautiful, free-spirited, granddaughter...she is my heart beat.  My very own personal gift from God.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fall Exploded

Anybody with any sense knows, Fall begins on my birthday, which is the middle of August!  In my little fairy tale world, it does, anyway!  If you don't believe me just looked what happened!


Fall literally exploded  onto my kitchen table!  It is time, my friends, to put away the summer things and bring on the beautiful rich colors of Autumn!  My favorite season, by far!  I have two more huge tubs,full of more orange, red, and gold, decorations, too.  I can't wait to get started tomorrow morning!


My cute little  salt & pepper shakers, a couple of bobble head cuties, and pumpkin coasters.


I crocheted these coasters, when I had my craft booth at a local antique mall.  These didn't sell so I put them in with the Fall decorations.  I'm thinking I would like to make a banner, using a couple of them, to hang across the fireplace.  Wouldn't that be cute!


I found this cute little sign at Dollar General, the other day.  I try my best to not purchase more Fall and Christmas decorations but somehow, one or two always jump into my buggy and I end up bringing them home.  They may or may not have help getting into the buggy...

I'm going to go find more Fall decorations in my storage building and start having FALL FUN!
Grace & Peace,
Pam 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sunday Morning Southern Gospel





Well, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
Gotta make it to Heaven somehow
Though the devil tempt me and he tried to turn me around


He's offered everything that's got a name
All the wealth I want and worldly fame
If I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now


Well, I started out travellin' for the Lord many years ago
I've had a lot of heartache and I met a lot of grief and woe
But when I would stumble then I would humble down
And there I'd say, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now


I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
Gotta make it to Heaven somehow
Though the devil tempt me and he tried to turn me around


He's offered everything that's got a name
All the wealth I want and worldly fame
If I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now


Oh, there's nothin' in this world that'll ever take the place of God's love
All the silver and gold wouldn't buy a touch from above
When the soul needs healin' and I begin to feelin' His power
Then I can say, thank the Lord, I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now


Oh, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
Gotta make it to Heaven somehow
Though the devil tempts me and he tried to turn me around


He's offered everything that's got a name
All the wealth I want and worldly fame
If I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
No, no, no


Oh, I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
I've gotta make it to Heaven somehow
Though the devil tempt me and he tried to turn me around


You know he's offered everything that's got a name
All the wealth I want and worldly fame
If I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now
If I could still I wouldn't take nothin' for my journey now



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Morning Sunday Gospel(a bit late)

Over the course of my 56 years, I've had many, many trials, disappointments, and burdens, handed to me by this journey called life.  Many times, I've tried to fix things on my own, not asking anyone for help or support.  I made the situation even more difficult by not reaching out to someone, anyone, who might be able to help...if nothing else, they might have been there to encourage me.  Many times, not only did I not ask a single soul for help, I didn't even trust God to handle the problem.  I was on sinking sand!  Once I finally reached my breaking point and pulled myself up onto the solid rock, that is my Heavenly Father, everything fell into place.  Now, I'm not saying the trial, disappointment or burden, magically disappeared, but once I firmly planted my feet on the solid rock and put all my trust in God, they became easier to bear and figure out what to do.  Are you going through a period of trial?  Disappointment?  So many burdens that you can't see any way out of?  Plant your feet on The Solid Rock, Jesus Christ!  Read the words to that old hymn, Standing On The Solid Rock!  As usual, I've included a video at the bottom.

Grace & Peace,
Pam
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Through my disappointments

Strife and discontentment
I cast my every care upon the Lord
No matter what obsession
Pain or deep depression
I'm standing on the solid rock



I'm standing on the rock of ages (standing on the rock, on the rock of ages)

Safe from all the storm that rages (safe from every storm, all the storm that rages)
I'm rich but not from Satan's wages (rich in love, I'm rich, not from Satan's wages)
I'm standing on the solid rock



Even though He's gone now
I don't feel alone now
With comfort came the Spirit of the Lord
Now with His word to guide me
From temptations hide me
I'm standing on the solid rock




I'm standing on the rock of ages (standing on the rock, on the rock of ages)
Safe from all the storm that rages (safe from every storm, all the storm that rages)
I'm rich but not from Satan's wages (rich in love, I'm rich, not from Satan's wages)
I'm standing on the solid rock



Now I'm pressing onward
Each step takes me homeward
I'm trusting in my Savior day by day
And close is our relation
Firm is its foundation
So on this solid rock I'll stay




I'm standing on the rock of ages (standing on the rock, on the rock of ages)
Safe from all the storm that rages (safe from every storm, all the storm that rages)
I'm rich but not from Satan's wages (rich in love, I'm rich, not from Satan's wages)
I'm standing on the solid rock
I'm standing on the solid rock

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Kitchen pics and 56!

Somebody, and I think it was Linda, commented on my kitchen curtains awhile back.  I promised to show a picture of more than just a sliver of them.  While I'm at it, I thought I would show y'all some of the other things in the kitchen.  Just FYI...my decorating is an ongoing thing because of my "unstable personality", as my sister calls it!  So...anyhow...


Here are the curtains.  This window is one of my favorites.  It is where I watch deer play out in the field.  It is also a favorite of the barn cats!  Can you see Fiona giving me that look?  That's the look that says, "If you don't come feed us soon, I will be forced to claw your eyeballs out...Old Lady!".  LoL  Actually, she is a wonderful hunter and I try to keep her happy because...well...she's a killer!

So back to the curtains...I don't like normal(go figure) so I made these with the red on the bottom and the yellow cherry valances make me happy.  The window over the sink is the opposite.  Yellow on bottom - red on top.  I don't know what it is about my kitchen but all of my houseplants love to hang out in there. 


This is the corner next to that big window. It's a bit cluttered at the moment but I will get around to doing something about that in a day or two.  See that big white sign? I'm not sure it will get to live there forever but I love it. My daughter gave it to me for my birthday.  Yes...friends...I had a birthday on Sunday.  56!!!  Man, I know it was just a couple of weeks ago, I was turning 21!  Has it really been that long?  It certainly doesn't feel like it...that is until I get out of bed!  Then I feel every year and every ache and pain that goes with them!  Aren't those flowers just lovely?  My precious granddaughter gave those to me.


Those two girls always spoil me on my b'day.  I always say I don't want or need anything but I know it doesn't matter what I say, they are going to go overboard every year! 


A few years back, we remodeled this big ole eat-in kitchen and we decided to removed some of the cabinet doors, leaving open shelves.  This little nook was that aggravating, too small cabinet, that I am too short to use, that is above the stove.  I never have understood putting cabinets over the stove.  Anyhow, I use it to put some pretties on.  Right now, it isn't much but the seasons are changing and this is one of my favorite little spots to put a few cute Fall and Winter decorations.


This counter was home to our microwave but the poor old thing quit working and I decided not to replace it right away.  I'm not much on using one because I am naturally suspicious and believe "nuking" anything is unhealthy and possibly governmental population control(see above reference to unstable personality).  Just kidding...maybe...either way, I don't like microwaved food.  Most of the time the only thing I used the blasted thing for was to heat up coffee(nasty) or make that awful popcorn.  Anyhow, I got off on a bunny trail, didn't I.  So back to the counter.  It isn't big enough for anything else so I put this stuff there.  See that egg.  That is one of those itsy-bitsy eggs from my granddaughter's itsy-bitsy chickens.  I still get the biggest laugh when I find one.  Oh!  I found out that plant is actually an Easter cactus rather than a Christmas cactus.  As best I can figure, the only difference is in the blooms. 

If you are still hanging on after all this crazy rambling...well, bless your heart.  I sure do appreciate it! 

Grace & Peace,
Pam

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Southern Gospel

I've seen a lot of lighthouses, this week, on many of the blogs I read.  I thought it appropriate to end the weekend with this beautiful old song.  As usual, you can scroll to the bottom to listen to Vestal Goodman and The Happy Goodman's, sing while you read.  Remember the true "Lighthouse", Jesus Christ, as you go about your week.  

Grace & Peace


There's a lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
And when I'm tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more


Everybody that lives around us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships they don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old lighthouse
That stands there on the hill


And I thank God for the Lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
For Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be




Friday, August 9, 2019

Apology, Rainy Morning, and Christmas Stress...




I must apologize to Jan, Linda, and Mevely317.  Somehow, I lost the comments y'all made on my last post.  I don't know what happened but, with me, you just never know what I did to cause a calamity!  I just wanted y'all to know I saw them, I read them, and I appreciate each one.



It is a rainy morning around here.  Now you wouldn't think, after all the flooding we had in May, that we would need rain.  We probably didn't need a lot but things are drying out and we did need a little.  Not to mention it has been hotter than Hades,around here, so the clouds and rained cooled air have been a blessing. Of course, when the sun comes back out, the humidity will try and kill us. 



I am sitting here thinking about Christmas.  Yes, I know, but I really need to start buying and making gifts but for the life of me, besides the quilts for the grandbabies, I can't seem to come up with anything.  If only my family were book lovers like myself but they aren't.  Nope...not a one of them.  It seems I end up gifting the same things year after year.  Coffee/coffee accessories for my son in love, gift card to a sporting goods store for my son, wine/wine accessories for my daughter, and way too much for the grands.  My poor Mister usually gets clothes and some other little something that he really doesn't like or want. Do you have that problem?  I despise Christmas for this one reason.  If it wasn't for that, I would be so excited to decorate, bake, and go to all the parades but I end up so stressed and overwhelmed that I barely even put up the tree.  Probably wouldn't if it wasn't for the grandbabies.  I'm already starting to feel the pressure.  UGH!



Isn't this flower just the sweetest!  It is a teensy-weensy bloom on one of my spider plants.  They are so pretty and this one caught my eye because of the red brick background.  It may get framed so I can enjoy it even after the blooms have faded.

Grace & Peace,

Pam

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Life In Black and White, life in general...


Life, in general,has been busy this week!  I have tried, all week, to get in here and post something.  It all started Saturday night when the grandbabies came to spend the night.  Then on Sunday, my Mister and I, decided to go for a Sunday drive.  Something I love but never do anymore.  We have become such home bodies.  Monday, I had a doctor's appointment, Tuesday the grandbabies were here, and Wednesday, I had errands to run.  Today, I have a dentist appointment. I am wiped out! I never go, go, go, these day!  So, with all this running around, I haven't had time to post and when I did have a few minutes, I just sat and stared at nothing.  Do you have weeks like that?  I am going to make myself a promise to stay at home all next week...of course, that promise with undoubtedly get broken but I am going to stay home more than this week!  I'm old, y'all! 

Grace & Peace,
Pam