Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Kissing the Blarney stone can be a daunting task. After all you have to go all the way to Ireland. My little friend put on his best green jacket and found his way to the Blarney Castle, hoping to see and capture a leprechaun , or at best kiss the Blarney stone. You see he knows a certain lady mouse that he has been trying to win her affections to no avail, but he heard that if he kissed the Blarney stone he would become skilled in flattery. He searched high and low for the leprechauns, finally seeing some playing among the ferns he quickly kissed the stone and left the castle. As he approached the leprechaun he began to speak, such wonderful flattering words came out of his mouth. In no time he was able to get close enough to capture the little guy. Once he had a hold on him he said, " Now you must show me where the hidden treasure is". Ah! at last and so it is true......with the treasure in his nap sack and the sweet words of flattery on his lips he is homeward bound to win the hand of his true love.
NOW SOME IS FOLKLORE, SOME IS FICTION, BUT MOST IS JUST FUN.
And yes I do have a goodly amount of Irish blood, how about you?
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
"… you are that one’s slaves whom you obey …" (Romans 6:16).
The first thing I must be willing to admit when I begin to examine what controls and dominates me is that I am the one responsible for having yielded myself to whatever it may be. If I am a slave to myself, I am to blame because somewhere in the past I yielded to myself. Likewise, if I obey God I do so because at some point in my life I yielded myself to Him.
If a child gives in to selfishness, he will find it to be the most enslaving tyranny on earth. There is no power within the human soul itself that is capable of breaking the bondage of the nature created by yielding. For example, yield for one second to anything in the nature of lust, and although you may hate yourself for having yielded, you become enslaved to that thing. (Remember what lust is—"I must have it now," whether it is the lust of the flesh or the lust of the mind.) No release or escape from it will ever come from any human power, but only through the power of redemption. You must yield yourself in utter humiliation to the only One who can break the dominating power in your life, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ. "… He has anointed Me … to proclaim liberty to the captives …" (Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 61:1).
When you yield to something, you will soon realize the tremendous control it has over you. Even though you say, "Oh, I can give up that habit whenever I like," you will know you can’t. You will find that the habit absolutely dominates you because you willingly yielded to it. It is easy to sing, "He will break every fetter," while at the same time living a life of obvious slavery to yourself. But yielding to Jesus will break every kind of slavery in any person’s life.I made this ATC yesterday but did not post it since it was my oldest sons birthday, and when I read my devotion this morning I thought they went together well. So the thought for today, "BE ALL YOU CAN BE, FOR GOD"
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
So today he is 47, HAPPY BIRTHDAY son. wish we could be together. He is in Illinois and I am in Florida. Living so far away from my children is one of the hardest things in my life to deal with. I think the Amish have the right idea. There is a large settlement of Amish in central Il. and a place called Rockhome Gardens where they sell homemade items. Also a farm that you can visit to see how simple they live. The part I like the most is how they build several houses all together, one for the grandparents, another for mom and dad, then as the children marry they build one for each of their families. That sounds like a good arrangement to me. My husband and I have no living parents but we have 4 children with families so I guess that would be 5 houses on one piece of land.
So now you know what I was doing on March 13, 1960, how about you, was 1960 a good year for you ?
Monday, March 12, 2007
They had brought a wonderful carrot cake and I (without knowing what they were bringing) had made a big bowl of fruit, kiwi, grapes, strawberries, bananas, all so good for you.
Wish my camera had been working, my next mission, is to get it fixed.
The first ATC has a frame work made of a plaster substance, then the dragonfly was stamped on, the purple paint applied, glitter colors used on the dragonfly. I trimmed the whole piece with a fabric flower trim.
The second ATC I did because that song was going through my mind all day and I knew I had the moon face so........the only thing is the blue and gold wings do not show up well. And of course the baby picture is of me.
So that's it for today, and since most of the day is shot I think I'll go outside where it is about 78, the birds are singing, the sun is shinning, and the hammock is calling me.I have a new magazine to read, if I do not fall asleep.
Do you have a favorite resting spot at your place ? Do you ever get to use it?
Sure hope so, BE BLESSED
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
I have not been in the house much in the past few days.... I did this over the past week end. Of course my cat inspired this thought as she spends a great deal of her time looking out the window at the birds. And boy do we have a lot of them. We have three bird feeders hanging in the trees in the front and side yard where we can watch them from the front porch. Our yard has been in need of some fill and over the past week end we had a few yards of top soil brought in. So now you know why I have not been in the house. All of that had to be spread out and then treated and finally grass seed put down. Now comes the fun part, trying to make the birds understand this is not their own special smorgasbord. I filled all of the feeders and moved them away from the area, hopefully that will help.
We have three acres so there is always something to do in the yard. I really enjoy it and hope to get some things planted before it starts to get hot. We are making some changes in our driveway area, cutting out a new place to back around so we will not have to go on the grass. I plan to take some pictures and will try to post them in the next few days.
I guess by now we are all ready for spring, I know a lot of you have said you can't wait to get out in the dirt. If that is the case with you I hope you are having some beautiful sunny, warm days and finding the time to get out and enjoy. Officially spring starts on the 20th but here in north Florida I think it is here now. BE BLESSED
Friday, March 2, 2007
You could purchase this magazine for $1.00 a year when it came out. It was published by The Butterick Publishing Co. It not only had the latest fashions but was full of articles and recipes. There is no color in the magazine, only on the cover pages. It has some very interesting advertisement. The women of that day, as today were always trying to find some beauty secrets. I read an article called, "How to Look Younger than You Are". Some of the paragraphs titles were, A Fretful Face Always Looks Old, Simply Rules for a Beauty Rest, Fresh Air is All-Important. Why ladies did you know, using your chin to help position the veil of your hat causes wrinkles? I like this one, The woman who will always remember to keep the corners of her mouth extended upward, instead of permitting them to droop--who will never allow a frown to come between her eyes---will be able to preserve an expression of youth and cheerfulness all through life.
Although I love the fashions of that day ....I'm sure thankful that is not what we are wearing now, how about you?