"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, January 23, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 23

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My post from yesterday was our cat getting in my way while trying to get some nature shots. When I looked more closely at the picture I was struck by what I saw and it made me cry!

 Do you see what I see?


Sunday, January 22, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 22

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I was outside trying to get some nature shots but someone insists on getting in my way. As you can see by my posts, I love my furbabies.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 19

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FAITH F - Funny A - Amazing I - Imaginative T - Theatrical H - Hilarious and so many other beautiful things! I love you, Boog!!

 

I LOVE YOU

Dear Jesus,

I am sitting here writing this letter with a heart full of thanksgiving, and praise for You, and a desire to tell You and the rest of the world, just how much I LOVE YOU!!!

*I LOVE YOU because You have been with me my entire life, through good times and bad.
*I LOVE YOU because You have comforted me in times of great sorrow when I thought I would never be happy again.
*I LOVE YOU because You have encouraged me in times when I have been down and felt that things couldn't possibly get any worse.
*I LOVE YOU because You have filled my heart with joy by blessing me with a wonderful family.
*I LOVE YOU because You have made me smile by sending MY CRAZY FRIENDS into my life!
*I LOVE YOU because You have given me a Godly husband who loves You, and his family with all of himself.
*I LOVE YOU because You have shown Your trust in me by loaning us three beautiful children, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren.
*I LOVE YOU because You loved me UNCONDITIONALLY even when I didn't love myself.
*I LOVE YOU because You are a merciful and forgiving God and even though we may stray from our walk with You, You patiently wait for us to return. And when we do, You are there with Your loving arms outstretched, waiting to embrace us and welcome us back.
*I LOVE YOU because YOU LOVED US so much, that you willingly gave Your precious life on the cross for us!

Thank you, FATHER, for all that You have done for me!! I LOVE YOU!

Your Daughter,
Laura


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 18

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Spending Wednesday evenings in The Boiler making smoothies, hot chocolate and iced coffee for the Youth.....PRICELESS!!!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 17

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Oh, what a tangled mess your necklaces can make when you sneeze and drop your jewelry bar before hanging it back up!


Monday, January 16, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 16

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I used to look at my dog and think, "If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking!" and she would look at me like she was saying, "If you were smarter, I wouldn't have to!" ~Fred Jungclaus


Sunday, January 15, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 15

365/15 I have been in bed a good chunk of today with sinus issues so I took the time to get caught up on my Jamberry listening and watching training videos and booking parties. I \\am so blessed to belong to such a PHENOMENAL COMPANY and and even more PHENOMENAL TEAM and THE MOST OUTSTANDING TEAM LEADER anyone could ask for! Their love, support and encouragement for one another is beyond words.

THANK YOU, JAM DARLINGS......YOU ARE JAM-AZING!!!


 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day14

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A dear, sweet friend of mine told me about a Christian Women's Reading Challenge and I knew I just had to participate. I absolutely LOVE to read but have not done much of it over the past few years so when my friend told me about this, it just seemed like now was the time to get back to it, and what better way to do that than to read books that were going to really give something to me, give me things that I can really take away and use in my life right now, not a whole bunch of fluff.

So, this is the start of my collection. There are different levels that you can choose from so I am starting out on Level One, choosing to read only 13 books for the year. If I get through these and feel I can do more, I'll bump it up another one. I pick the level I want to strive for. The categories are:

  • Christian Living 
  • Biblical Womanhood/Marriage 
  • Christian Parenting 
  • Theology Biography 
  • Time Management/Homemaking Skills 
  • Money & Finances 
  • A Christian Classic 
  • Church History

*If you are not a parent or are not married, there are other fantastic book suggestions from the other categories you may choose from. If you'd like to join me in this challenge, you may find the list or categories and reading suggestions using this link: Christian Women's Reading Challenge

Friday, January 13, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 13

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Today was Mouse's first Music & Movement For Tots class.  She LOVED learning about different instruments and how to play them, and was able to identify each one.  She really enjoyed their free movement time as well as the other things they are learning.  I'm so blessed to be a part of this with her and happy she is looking forward to next week's class!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 12

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It was a beautiful day to be outside today. Our temperatures were just in the low 20's and snow 2 days ago and now it's 71*.  Can you say CrAzY!!!!!  While Daddy & Kiddo were cleaning up the yard and taking things to the dumps, 'Lil Bean and I played outside. Future mowing buddy in the making!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Just A Few More Days

Devotions and morning prayer time with my girls while enjoying our tree for a few more days before it goes back to the shed!




365 Photo Challenge Day 11

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Chubby has been with us for four years now. He is one of the sweetest cats. And just look at those eyes!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 10

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This precious little girl....she has had me wrapped around her tiny fingers from her very first breath. My granddaughter.....my heart!    




Monday, January 9, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 9

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God!" Philippians 4:6 It is so easy to let our daily schedules bog us down and overload us with stress and frustration, but PRAISE THE LORD, He is always there to take that fear and anxiety away, if we'd only let Him!


Sunday, January 8, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 8

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This Willow Tree piece was a gift from My Skippy Man a few years ago. It has gone through some very rough times; being knocked off the shelf and having my head being broken off on two or three occasions but each time it is glued back together. This reminds me so much of how our marriage has been. We have had many rough patches with lots of ups and downs but each time, through much prayer and turning it over to God, we have been able to glue us back together!


Saturday, January 7, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 7

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When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say just.....
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe


(this was supposed to be a video but I am having trouble uploading it.  I will post it once I get it figured out)