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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Place of Escape

This is my place of escape on a hot summer afternoon.

At Harmony Hills August is generally a month when one wants to find a cool spot to relax.











The flowers begin to wane in the heat and the garden like myself takes a bit of rest.

I gather a few good books - a cool drink and find the glider .  It sits in a shady spot which is perfect when there is a breeze. 

On my reading list is Max Lucado's "Unshakable Hope".   I have read his books for years and always find them so inspirational.  This one is no exception.

For a light mystery that always ends well and a good who-done it - Mary Higgins Clark is a favorite.  "The Melody Lingers On" appears to be a quick, fun read.  Will let you know.

Last have chosen an author that is new to me- Diane Chamberlain - "Her Mother's Shadow" looks like it will be a fascinating read that takes place on the "Outer Banks" of North Carolina.
 
Well friends maybe you will share your place of escape with me.

Have a blessed week.

Hugs 

Debbie
P.S. This is my first post written on the new e-blogger.  It was a challenge but managed to navigate .  For this not so techie person - will say this post took a bit longer than usual.  Hope next week it will be easier !😊    

" ...but through knowledge the righteous escape."  Prov. 11:9b









 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

July's Finish

Well sweet friends this week marks July's finish.

This month has brought us breathtaking sunsets...











delightful daylilies
fragrant phlox...













abundant squash and zucchini... 

plenty of green beans to snap...













and delicious Lodi apples for sauce and baking.

As July winds down and makes its final finish this week - hoping that all of you are enjoying a lovely end of the month.

See you in August - God willing.


Hugs
Debbie

"I have fought the good fight.  I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."  2 Tim. 4:7 (NIV)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Do You ever wonder...

why the sky is blue...













certain flowers flourish in the heat...













others not so much.













Why a butterfly selects the common clover for its nectar...



or one type of tree bears apples...


and another peaches.











Finally what makes this a cat












and this a dog?

Silly questions for sure.  Yet if we had the answers to these - then perhaps we just might have wisdom to solve the bigger concerns that this life holds.

Thank you for letting me share my wondering with you.

Have a blessed week.



Hugs
Debbie

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Doubt & Fear


Whenever moments of doubt and fear come (and I am certain most of us have experienced those moments)...

I take a walk outdoors and "Look-Up".


There one can see the hand of the Creator.  The magnificence of the heavens never fails to bring peace.



So if right now your hearts are a bit doubtful and full of fear...take a moment with me and "Look Up".
The one who created this beauty is more than able to bring us safely through our worse storms.

God Bless - Have a beautiful week and keep "Looking Up".

Hugs

Debbie

"Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.  "You of little faith, he said, "why did you doubt?"  And when they climbed into the boat the wind died down."  Matt. 14:31-32  

Sunday, July 5, 2020

July

Dear friends hope your July has started off well.

Summer is now in full swing at Harmony Hills.  We are in the 90's and the forecast is telling us the heat is to keep us company for the next week or so.









 Like this male cardinal I will be spending more time in the shade...













enjoying all the visitors that come and go...

painting what is in bloom














and catching up with a bit of extra baking.

Would love to hear what you will be doing in July.

Hope you will share.  Have a great week.

Hugs

Debbie

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not men."  Col.3:23 (NIV) 




Sunday, June 28, 2020

Time

If you are like me there are moments when you would like time to stand still.










Summer days are some of those moments.
 
Green fields...
                     
                           flowers blooming...









raspberries ripening...

make me want to hit the pause button of time.











Like this little fellow may we all be still and savor moments that bring us joy.











Have a blessed week. 
Hugs!

Debbie

"But I trust in you, O Lord; I say "You are my God."  My times are in your hands;"  Psalm 31:14 - 15a (NIV)



Sunday, June 21, 2020

Faithful

These three flowers are always faithful friends...poppies, cornflowers (bachelor buttons), and larkspur.

They take no care and every year they reseed themselves and bloom the month of June.

I like faithful - don't you?  Not only in flowers but relationships as well.

This past week my hubby and I celebrated 43 years of faithfulness.  A bunch of living has happened but always our love has remained constant.

Like these petals it takes time for love to mature.  It grows and blossoms during times of trials.  It flourishes as long as one thinks of the other first.











The more care that goes into meeting the other's needs the more joy abounds.












Love is a faithful friend that keeps a marriage strong.

Speaking of faithful...thank you for always stopping to visit.   It means so much.   Have a blessed week.

P.S. To all the fathers out there - hope you had a great day.

Hugs

Debbie

"Be faithful , even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."  Rev. 2:10 (NIV)


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