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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme - Ghostly Tell Tales


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Ghostly Tell Tales

1.   Believe in ghosts, spirits, or the supernatural?

Ghosts - no.  Spirits as in angels or demons - yes.  Spirits as in we all have a spirit - yes.  Supernatural - as in ghosts and witches - no.  

2.   Ever had a supernatural experience?

Again as in ghosts and witches - no.

3.   Favorite horror film?

I don't really like horror films.  Too much tension!  I remember watching the really old horror movies as a kid and I spent most of my time with my face hidden behind a pillow.  I'm basically a really big chicken when it comes to scary or very intense movies.  lol

4.   Finish this line: Silently I walk in the moonless night 

every time my puppy needs to go pee in the middle of the night!

Cathy

Monday, October 28, 2019

My Weekend

My weekend simply said:

Starbucks with hubby - Yummy



Harry Potter #7 Part 1 - Only 1 left and our marathon will be completed



Hallmark Christmas Movie Premieres with hubby and Lucy - Loving these already



Loom-Knitting a hat - one completed (except working in a couple ends and adding a pom pom



Beautiful skies on Sunday - blue with clouds early in day then bright blue in the afternoon and pretty sunset (although I could only see a bit of the view)





So how was your weekend?

Cathy


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thankful Thursday

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I have taken up the challenge put our by my husband two weeks ago in his sermon.  The challenge was to start a Gratitude Journal.  So these things are coming from the journal, although there are more in the journal than I am putting here.

**I love this verse that came up in my Bible reading on Friday morning:  Romans 8:38-39 "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." 
I'm so thankful that this is true.

**On Saturday I walked a 5K in our neighborhood.  I'm so thankful to be able to do this and I hope to do it more often.

**We saw a lot of hot air balloons this weekend.  It always makes me so happy to watch them. 

**Lesson learned this Sunday:  "If you base your identity on what others think of you, you are worshiping them.  God's opinion is the only one that matters.  It only matters what God thinks about me."

**Lunch Sunday afternoon with hubby's parents and his brother's family.  I'm so thankful that his daddy is still able to go out with us each week.  His health isn't the best, but he keeps on going.

**Hubby and I had some goodies from Starbucks on Sunday also.  It was so good.

**I think I've said it before, but I'm so thankful for being able to get audio books from our Library.  I listed to "The Christmas Secret" by Donna VanLiere while at work.  Makes the day go so much faster.

**Enjoyed a video chat with Kerri and Colton (sometimes) Monday night.  Colton is so funny.  Sometimes he'll talk and others not so much.  But it's always good to get a look at him.

**So thankful Colton does not have to have surgery.  He has a small cyst on the back of his leg, but the surgeon said it will dissipate on it's own and if he was his grandson he would not do the surgery.  He said if they removed it, it would be very likely to come back, but if left alone it should go away.  His mommy just has to keep an eye on it and if it grows any just go back.  I'm believing God's going to take care of it.

So there are some of the things I'm thankful for.  I'm finding that the little things are sometimes the very best things.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tuesday4Meme - Over & Over Again


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Over & Over Again

1.   One Movie You'd Watch Over & Over Again?

White Christmas - I've probably watched that more than any other movie in my life.

2.   One Book You'd Read Over & Over Again?

"Pretense" by Lori Wick

3.   One TV Series You'd Watch Over & Over Again?

NCIS, Rizzoli and Isles, Star Trek Voyager and Next Generation and Babylon 5

4.   One Song You'd Listen To Over & Over Again?

This can continually change, but probably "It Is Well" and most Disney music.

Cathy

Monday, October 21, 2019

My Weekend


We had a nice weekend.  Fairly quiet, but just the way I like it.  Early Saturday morning I went out for a walk and ended up doing a 5K in our neighborhood.  It's been awhile since I walked that far and it really felt pretty good.  Below are a couple pictures of some fall leaves.  I love being outside this time of the year.



After my walk, hubby and I went out for lunch and made a quick stop at the grocery.  When driving back through town on the way home, we passed our train station and the train was parked there.  This is a big tourist draw for our town.


That afternoon we visited my sister and took her to the store.  Below is a picture of a beautifully decorated fireplace they have there.


On the way back home, we passed several hot air balloons and then again saw them out Sunday morning and early Sunday evening.



So what did you do this weekend?

Cathy

Friday, October 18, 2019

Friday Photos

Just some photos from my phone I've taken in the past week.  
Sky as I was walking into work on Thursday morning

Sky as I was leaving work on Thursday afternoon


I love this verse and the background is one of the photos I took Thursday morning

Mailbox flag in our neighborhood.  I so love the colors.


Snail crossing the path where I walked on Monday

Here's another view.  I don't know what made me see him as he is so small.
Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Cathy

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thankful Thursday

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Things I am thankful for:

** Homecoming Sunday at church --  We had a wonderful morning service and then lunch afterward.  Let me tell you we have some excellent cooks at our church and lunch was delicious.  Plus it is just so precious to spend time with these brothers and sisters in Christ.

**  I'm thankful for this friend, who does so much for our church and so many other people.  She decorated the tables with pumpkins and these chalkboard signs that she made.  And now she's planning to have a class in December and teach us how to make these signs.  I just love this friend and her husband.  They are just the best.


I think this is my favorite one.


**Sunday Afternoon Naps -- After church and dinner we went home and took an afternoon nap.  It was so wonderful and quiet in the house.  I think Sunday naps are my favorite.

**Monday Holidays -- I love getting a Monday off, which gives me a 3 day weekend.  Unfortunately, hubby had an early morning doctor's appointment, but even that turned out to be good.  First of all and most importantly, hubby got a good report.  Thank you God.  But while he was at his appointment, I took advantage of the walking path they have behind the facility.  It was a beautiful, cool morning and the geese were floating in the water and I just enjoyed a quiet walk.






**Homemade Chili -- Hubby made chili last night for the first time this season and it was delicious!!  The weather is just perfect for chili and I'm sure we'll be having lots this fall and winter.  In fact, I brought leftovers to work with me for lunch.  Yum!

**Bible Study - I'm so enjoying our women's Bible study right now.  We are doing Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore and Kay Arthur.  The at home lessons are really good and I feel like I'm learning so much and reinforcing things I already know.  I'm so thankful for the speakers and I'm very thankful for each one of the ladies that are doing the study with us.  I learn so much from them to as we discuss and share our stories with each other.

My husband challenged us in his sermon on Sunday to start a gratitude journal.  I've been thinking about this all week and finally got out one of my old notebooks that I had only used a few pages of and brought it to work yesterday.  I think I can start with these items and I know there will be many more things to add as I try to spend time each day thanking God for all He has done and is doing and will continue to do for me.  I feel like I am so blessed!  

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you will consider doing your own Thankful Thursday post and link up with Rebecca Jo at Knit by God's Hand

Cathy

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme



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Autumn This Or That

1.   Pumpkin Carving or Apple Picking?

Pumpkin.  I really don't do either but I do remember a school trip to the pumpkin patch with my youngest back in the day.  

2.   Yankee Candles or Roaring Fireplace?

Both.  I love a good fire in the fireplace, but I don't have a fire place, so I enjoy candles instead and Yankee Candles are my favorite.  I love the scents that smell like you are baking.

3.   Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider?

Hot Chocolate definitely with lots of whipped cream.



4.   Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie?

Pumpkin with lots of whipped cream.  I happen to like a little pumpkin with my whipped cream.  Are you sensing a trend here.  lol

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are having a great day!

Cathy

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thankful Thursday

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I have to be honest.  This is kind of how I feel today.  However, I refuse to stay this way.  That is why I'm choosing to be thankful.  Because even if I'm out of sorts, God is worthy of praise and I can praise Him by being thankful. So here goes.  

Some simple things I'm thankful for this week:


**Time to crochet and catch up on some TV shows with the hubby.  This is his blanket and it is gradually coming along.  I definitely need to get some better light to show off the really pretty colors in this blanket.  My daughter says I need a white light.  Gotta get to Amazon soon.  



**I'm thankful for these really cute decorations in our church.  One of the ladies got these and some beautiful mums and also candles and decorations in the windows.  They are so pretty and make our church look so nice.  I'm really thankful for this lady and all she does for the church.  Actually I'm thankful for all our people.  Always so ready to give and do and pray.  We are blessed to be together as a family.



**There's another lady at church that takes care of the flower beds.  She and her husband are wonderful with flowers.  This is a mum that was given at my mom's funeral in 2015 (I can't believe she's been gone 4 years already).  As you can see, there are tons of buds and some are already opening up.  This thrills me every year that it's still here.  My mom would have loved it.


**Audio Books - I'm thoroughly enjoying listening to this book while I'm working and I'm definitely getting into the Christmas mood.  lol

Photo is from the Internet


 So what are you thankful for this week?

Cathy

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Questions?????

Photo from Internet?
How do you respond to comments on your blog?  Do you respond to every comment?  Do you respond on your own blog?  Do you respond by e-mail?  Do you go to their blog and comment on one of their posts instead of responding to what they said on yours?

Personally, I do a bit of all those above.  Just curious to see how you all do what you do and wondering if I need to change how I do it.

Thanks for any answers.

Cathy

Monday, October 7, 2019

My Weekend

Hubby and I had a really nice weekend.  Friday night after work, we met the in-laws and went to Firehouse Subs for supper.  I so enjoy these Friday nights spending time with them.  They are such wonderful people.

This is them from almost a year ago
Saturday I slept in and then we met by sister and her husband for lunch at Red Lobster.  So good and so fun sitting and chatting with them.

We left from there and ran some errands and then washed the van and stopped at Starbucks for an iced drink.  Again, yummy!

Car Wash selfie
We went home and I did a load of laundry for my younger sister of her fall clothes that I had been storing for her as she no longer has room for off-season clothes.  Finished that and went over and visited with her for awhile and we did some rearranging of pictures on her walls because she had some more she wanted hung.

We then stopped by my nephew's house that he is renovating to see how that is coming along.  They are doing so awesome and he and his new wife are going to have a really cute place when it's finished.  I am so happy for them.

That night hubby and I watched the 4th movie in our Harry Potter Annual Marathon and had pork sandwiches from the left over pork loin hubby had cooked earlier in the week. I also did a little crocheting and reading this day.  My kind of day!

Sunday we had church both morning and evening and met the in-laws and hubby's brother's family for a quick lunch.  So nice to be together.  We used to do this fairly regularly, but this is only about the 2nd or 3rd time this year.

So that's my weekend in a nutshell.  Sounds like all we did was eat.  lol  How was your weekend?

Cathy

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday

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My husband started a new sermon series Sunday on Worship called "A View from the Mountain".  He mentioned that worship is saying "Thank You" and that is what I'm doing today and what Rebecca has us doing every Thursday.

His main point in Sunday's sermon was "Don't let what's wrong with you, keep you from worshiping what's right about God."  I love this so much.  So many times I am down on myself about something I've done or said and I just don't feel like worshiping God.  But truly, everything is right about God and I need to worship him whether I feel like it or not.  He is so worthy!

So, things I'm thankful for:

**a husband who is my pastor and who can help me stay focused on the right things.

**a wonderful church family, who has supported us and helped us in the good times and in the bad times.

**a great ladies Bible Study group that keeps growing, both in number and also more importantly growing spiritually.  I love these ladies and I know I can ask them to pray for me about something and they really will.  That is a wonderful thing.

**some really beautiful sunsets lately, which means God has let me live another day to see them.  There have also been some really pretty sunrises too, but I haven't gotten a picture of them this week.





1 Thessalonians 5:18  "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

So, what are you thankful for today?

I'm also thankful for you who visit me.

Cathy

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday Medley

We have a new person, Katsumi, running the Wednesday Medley.  Click here to go to her blog and link up.  Thank you Terri for running the Medley for so long and thank you Katsumi for taking it up now.
1. The first week of October is National Mystery Series Week. Do you sleuth alongside Nancy Drew or Miss Marple? Fan of Nero Wolfe? 
No, I've never been a big fan of reading mysteries. However, I did like Trixie Beldon as a kid.  Did anyone else read her.

2. The first week of October is also National Chili Week. Do you plan on celebrating with a bowl of red? Have a top secret recipe to share?

Hubby makes the chili at our house and it is excellent.  I do not know the recipe and as soon as it cools off a bit more, we will be having some.  He's already been talking about it. 

3. October 2nd is National Name Your Car Day. Does your car or did a family car have a name?
 
Nope no names for our vehicles.  

4. Today is also National Walk To School Day. Did you walk to school with your friends? Take a school bus? Ever have someone carry your books home from school?
 
I walked a few times home from school, but very few.  I was in the 5th grade and yes I did walk with my "boyfriend".  Actually, he was walking backward while we were talking and then turned around and ran into a telephone pole.  I remember I laughed (not a very good girlfriend, lol).  Mostly though I rode a bus.

5. And it is National Pumpkin Seed Day. Do you like pumpkin seeds? Do you carve the pumpkin and roast the seeds? Do you buy packaged, prepared pumpkin seeds?
 Or more of a pumpkin spice person?
I do not eat pumpkin seeds and I'm not a big fan of pumpkin spice.  I do like pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls though.

6. Please tell us something interesting about your week. 
So far it's been a pretty quiet week.  Just work each day and then home in the evenings, except last night was Bible Study.  I so love our group of women.  It is always so encouraging being together.  I've also been doing a little crocheting in the evenings.  Hoping to spend a little more time tonight doing this.  I've got 2 blankets I'm working on and want to finish.

Thanks for visiting.

Cathy