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

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Break Time


I'll be taking a bit of a break from blogging.  Lots of life is happening right now and I need to let some things go.  I may still come around and visit, but I won't be posting for a bit. At this time, I don't know how long that will be. Please don't worry. I'm fine, but again I just need a break. Take care and know that I appreciate each one of you.

Cathy



Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bits of This and That


We had a nice quiet weekend, just the way I like it. We were mostly home where I just did normal things like cleaning some, laundry, a little cooking, finished a book and started another, but really nothing special. We did watch the the National Memorial Day Concert and loved it like we do every year. I especially like the biographies that are acted out by some stars and then we got to see the actual persons themselves. This is always a favorite part of mine. I also love when they play and sing the anthems for each branch of the service. 

Below are a couple of pictures I took this weekend. 





Below I am attaching the pre-recorded copy of Sunday's Sermon.

Hope you had a nice weekend and thanks for visiting.

Cathy

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Share 4 Somethings - May 2024



My May edition of Share 4 Somethings, where I'll talk about the things I loved or disliked, accomplished, improved upon or something that needs improvement, and noticed throughout May. Link-up is here. Link-up is here.

Loved or Disliked: I really loved our ladies Bible Study, which I've mentioned several times before. I love these ladies and enjoy talking about the things of God with them and also just talking about life with them too. I learn so much from them and am constantly being encouraged by them.

I also enjoyed Mother's Day. I heard from both girls and then I loved going out to spending time with my MIL and and my husband's brother and wife and youngest son. So much great conversation.

I also love these beautiful roses given to me
 by a sweet lady at church who grew them herself.

I disliked some of the storms we had, but I am so thankful we were kept safe through them all.

Accomplished: I got my annual mammogram done and all looks good. I'm almost 8 years cancer free. Thank you God. This is my annual reminder to all who read this...Don't forget to get the "girls" checked cause you don't want to be like me and only have one "girl" to get checked. And no, they don't give discounts because you only have one to get mashed! lol

Improved Upon or Something that Needs Improvement: I really need to get out and do some yard work. My bushes need to be trimmed again. I have a spot in the back yard I need to plant some grass seed. I also bought some sandpaper and black spray paint, because the rockers on the front porch need to be painted again. Let's see if I can get these things completed before the next Share 4 Somethings.

Noticed: This morning as I walked with Lucy, I noticed these flowers in the neighborhood. 

 

Thanks for visiting. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Cathy



Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday Favorites - Friday Photos

 


Linking up with Andrea and Erika again this week.

We drive past this pond quite often. Yesterday, while stopped at a red light, I asked hubby to take a picture. I think this is such a pretty place,

I just had to have a Starbucks yesterday and let me tell you it was delicious!

I got this planner/journal at the beginning of the year and I really like it.
 I use it more than any planner or journal I've ever had. I'm pretty sure I'll
be getting one for next year, too.

I'm just starting to use the weekly calendar pages a little more.
I keep track of appointments and blog posts, etc.

Each week has a page for sermon notes. And now, I attach the
 sermon handout to that page and it's quick and easy if I
want to look back for something from the sermon.



Thanks for visiting.

Cathy


Thursday, May 23, 2024

Thankful Thursday

 


Things I am thankful for this week:

* Our Ladies' Bible Study was finished last night and I believe we all enjoyed it a lot. In fact, they want our fall study to be by the same author/speaker and I plan to accommodate them.

* Kelli gave me a Bible study for Mother's Day. It is Kristi McClelland's "The Gospel on the Ground". We plan to start it next week.

* I had my annual mammogram appointment yesterday and all is well. It's been 8 years now and I am so blessed.

* We've had some really beautiful weather...I'm enjoying the sunshine and even the rain. Temperatures haven't been too bad, but I'm pretty sure summer is here to stay and it will be getting hotter and hotter...

* That's why I'm very thankful for air conditioning. lol

So tell me what you are thankful for. I'd love to know.

Cathy