Sunday, January 10, 2021

2021 & January Pastimes


Happy 2021 friends.  I hope that all of you have had a good start to the New Year.  Thought I would share a few of my January pastimes.

This book by Dr. David Jeremiah looked like a great book to begin the coming year.  I have already read several pages and find it to be very uplifting and inspiring.





Have been doing a bit of drawing and painting the past few days. 

It is good to once again find some time to pursue some creative endeavors.





Speaking of time I found myself working on this 1000 piece Nancy Drew puzzle.  My brother selected this Christmas present for me. (He always knows what I love!) 

This gift brings back many wonderful memories of growing up.  Carolyn Keene's " Nancy Drew" mystery books were a favorite series of mine.  I am sure at one time or another have read most of these titles.  It is a great way to spend a quiet January day.

Perhaps you will share a few of your January pastimes with me.   Would love to read what each of you are doing as your 2021 unfolds.

Take care and have a blessed week.

Hugs

Debbie 

"A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones."  Prov. 15:30

  

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A Wish


 Sending everyone a wish for a Happy New Year.

May God Bless You all as we ring out the old and ring in the new.  

I am ready for a new year how about you?



Hugs!

Debbie



"To be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."  Ephesians 4:23-24 (NIV)


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Silent Night


 The Christmas carol "'Silent Night" seems to be a favorite of many.  I know it is mine.

I hope you will enjoy hearing this special song performed by "Celtic Woman" .






Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Hugs 

Debbie

"And there were shepherds living out in the field nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to the "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)   





 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Believe


Everyday we are given a choice to believe.

We choose to believe that when we turn the key or hit the ignition button our vehicle will start...

flip a switch on the wall and there will be light...

or dial a certain set of numbers on the phone and get connected.




Yet most of us have experienced moments when those things have failed for one reason or another.

Still we do not quit believing.  The car will be fixed, the power will be restored and the call will connect.  We just have to keep on trusting.





This Christmas season may challenge our beliefs due to all that is happening in the world.

Let each of us continue to hold in our hearts the knowledge that in the end good will trump evil, joy will replace sorrow and love will overcome hate.

On a lighter note I believe that coffee always tastes better with a cookie or two.  How about you?

Have a blessed week.

                                                                                  Hugs  Debbie

"Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?"  John 11:25-26

 


Sunday, December 6, 2020

First of December

The first of December brought us snow.









 Several inches covered the ground




and trimmed the tree limbs  white.








In the afternoon sunshine it made a pleasant sight.








 Seeing that first bit of winter made me decide I would do a bit of my own trimming.

     Nothing like a bit of snow to spark the Christmas Spirit.   Hope you all have

                                         a blessed week.   Hugs  Debbie

"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.  The virgin's name was Mary."  Luke 1:26-27 (NIV)

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Give Thanks

As November comes to a close taking a moment to give thanks.
 

 For an early sunrise...







Fall's final leaves...








a sunny afternoon walk...






the years we had this beloved pet....(Scooter you are missed).


and last but not least  for each of you who bless me with your lovely visits.  

God Bless!


"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."  Psalm 107:1 (NIV)



Sunday, November 22, 2020

Thank You!


God Bless and thank each of you for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with deep sadness that I report we lost our nephew this past week.  He was a wonderful guy and his passing has left a huge hole in the hearts of all who loved him.

There are certain things we don't understand this side of heaven but the One who gives us life does.  

Thank you again for all your comforting thoughts and prayers.

Hugs

Debbie

"Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.  We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him." 1 Thessalonians:3:13-14

2021 & January Pastimes