Showing posts from February, 2020


In the business of living it often is a challenge to find time to rest. We fill our days with to-do lists and rush about seeking new opportunities to inspire and motivate us. We are busy doing one task while our minds are moving on to the next chore. It has become a way of life to see how much work one can get done in a given day. We are so focused on what lies in the future that we miss the wonderful miracles that are happening now.  Perhaps that is why God designed a day of rest.  Resting is necessary for optimum health...mental and physical.  It restores us and gives us time to take in the daily gifts that are waiting for us to unwrap. Hope each of you will find some time to rest today.  Have a blessed week. Hugs Debbie ..."Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls."  Jeremiah 6:16 b 

Three P's

Today I am sharing a painting done in January... a photo taken on a winter's walk... and a favorite hymn on prayer - done by Alan Jackson - hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful week. "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."  Matt. 6:6 (NIV)  

Valentine's Day

Whew it is hard to believe Valentine's day is just around the corner.   Where did January go?? The winter has been kind here in my "neck of the woods".  Not much snow.  The temperatures have been - for the most part - above normal for this time of the year. By February 14th one can see that the days are beginning to grow longer. This does not make me sad :)! The above photo is of last year's poinsettia re-blooming.  For many years I have kept these flowers alive but have never successfully had one bloom red again.  How appropriate - just in time for Valentine's day.  Hope everyone has a lovely one. Hugs Debbie P.S. I want to thank each of you who visited last week and left an encouraging word.  God Bless! "Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered.  It keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the trut

Encouraging Words

Today I would like to share some encouraging words. There are many of us who have at some time or another hit a rough patch in life.   Most likely all who are reading these lines have encountered a challenge or two along the way.  It is hard when we are looking closely at our circumstances and trials to think of "looking up".  I am  reminded of Peter in the Bible...He sees the Lord walking on the water and at first he is frightened.  When he realizes it is Jesus - he becomes courageous and steps out of the boat - begins to walk on the water toward Him.  As Peter becomes aware of the wind and the waves he looks down and all he can see is deep water and darkness.  At that point he begins to sink and fear for his life.  He calls out "Lord save me".  Immediately the blessed hand of the Lord reaches out and lifts Peter up. We too may have been bravely "walking on water" when suddenly the storm billows of life cause us to look down and lose our faith.