If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Friday, January 30, 2015

Lucy in the Sky

Half-Past Kissin' Time

Just thought I'd show you some miscellaneous pictures of Lucy and also the sky for my Friday Fragments.  These are all pictures from this week.

Lucy, the night before getting groomed

Lucy on the ride home from the groomers.  I could not get her to look at the camera.  It's like she knows what I'm doing.

Finally I got her face.  She really didn't get to much hair cut off.  Just neatened up.  I don't like when I can't see her eyes.

This is from Thursday night.  We were leaving my brother's house and the sky was beautiful.  Unfortunately my camera didn't pick up all the colors that were there.

Here's another one from the same night.

Love blue skies and when the moon is out during the daytime.  This is from just outside my office.
So, what are your plans for the weekend.  It sounds like we could be having some pretty bad weather this weekend, so it may be a stay at home weekend for us.  I don't know if we'll get to have church or not.  Whatever you do this weekend, be safe!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thankful Thursday


It's time to think about things I'm thankful for.  If you'd like to play along click the button above to link up at Knit by God's Hand.

1.  I'm thankful for another sale at my Etsy Shop Simple Treasures by Cat.  It's been slow getting started, but I'm having fun making stuff and I've almost sold enough to take out my "seed" money and put it back in savings.  My main goal is to have fun and to at least make enough to pay for my yarn and other items I use.  Everytime I get a sale, I get so excited I can hardly stand it.  My poor hubby is just so supportive and patient with me.  Gotta love that man.  There's a link in my side bar if you'd like to check out my shop.

2.  Referring back to #1, I'm thankful for my hubby.  He is always so supportive and encouraging in all my little ventures.  Let me tell you, I so appreciate that.  He always believes that I can do anything I want to (even when I don't believe in myself).  Let me tell you young single girls....make sure you get a man that builds you up and doesn't tear you down.  It's worth all the tea in China.

3.  I'm so thankful our winter weather hasn't been too bad here in southwest Ohio so far this year. We've had some snow, some ice and some cold weather, but it has been so bitter as last year, nor has any of it stuck around as long as last year.  Thank you Lord.

So, what are you thankful for?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When did someone last suggest you 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell someone (or want to tell someone) to 'chill out'? Or, when did you last tell yourself to 'chill out'?
I don't remember when the last time was that someone told me to chill out but it is probably something I need to tell myself a little more often.  Although that isn't a phrase I use too often.  It would be more like relax, calm down, it'll work out.  I can get pretty excited when things don't go smoothly and I need to learn to relax.

2. What most recently caused your heart to melt?
My puppy makes my heart melt every time she gives me those sad puppy dog eyes when we leave the house.


3. "An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." G.K. Chesterton
Your thoughts? When did you last experience either an adventure or an inconvenience? How did you see it at first, as an adventure or an inconvenience? Does it feel the same in hindsight?
I really have nothing for this right now. 

4. A Wendy's Frosty, root beer in a frosty mug, or a frosted chocolate cupcake...of these three, which one is your favorite 'frosty' treat?
A frosted chocolate cupcake.  Yummy!!

5. Would you say your life so far this year has been more like a circus or a symphony? Explain why.
Both.  Like a symphony in that hubby and I have had some fairly relaxing evenings and weekends lately and that is so soothing to me.  But like a circus, in that we've had doctor's appointments for us and for family, a memorial service for my aunt, plus work, etc.  

6. Since it's a 'snow day' here, what's your favorite song containing the word 'white'?
White Christmas

7. If you had to leave the city you currently live in, what would you find the hardest to leave behind?
My family.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
The below scripture was in a recent Devotion I'm using.  I really love these verses.  They make me realize just how much God loves me..."how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.  Love it.

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:16-19 NLT) 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up

It's Monday! I'm not sure I'm ready for it, but it's here anyway!

It's been a fairly quiet weekend. We cooked supper at home on Friday and just spent the evening there. I'm getting so more and more I want to be home and not out running all the time.

Saturday we went to lunch and Walmart. Then we went to 2 different furniture stores looking for a chair for hubby. He wasn't sure whether he wanted a recliner or just a straight back chair with a foot stool. He finally found a recliner he loved. We wanted it in a different fabric, so it will be 4-6 weeks before he gets it. But I'm glad he picked one out and it's in progress. Now we have to decide if we are going to keep the rest of what we have or get a couch and another chair. I may end up going back and getting a couch (or love seat) to match what he just got. Who knows? Too many decisions!

Sunday was church and then out to dinner with the in-laws. Very nice time.  It started snowing late Sunday evening and by Monday morning we had about an inch.  I'm so glad that was all.

I love puppy paw prints in the snow.  This was Sunday night around 10:00pm

Drive into work.  And why yes, we do have a Mickey head on our antenna (did you really expect anything less).

And that's the wrap-up of my weekend. How was yours?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thankful Thursday


Today is Thankful Thursday.  And while I know I should be thankful everyday, it's nice to take a post once a week and dedicate it to my thankfulness to God.  Click the button above to join in.

One of the things that most often reminds me to be thankful is the sky.  I love looking at the sky, day or night.  It's beauty is beyond compare.  When the sun is shining and the sky is blue, it makes me think of God.  Or when it's night and the stars and moon are out, it makes me think of God.  I think of creation and how awesome an artist God is.  So today the thing I am thankful for is God's beautiful artwork in our skies.  Below are a few pictures I've taken this week.

It was a grey day, but when I went out with the dog, the sun was shining so brightly, I just had to take a picture.

I had just walked out of work and the sky just grabbed my attention.  Look at that color!

Here's another angle from the same day

Both this and the one below are from my backyard.  If the sky is blue this time of the year, I just have to get my camera out!