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Cozy Things To Welcome Autumn

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With Fall's arrival this past week I found myself doing cozy things. The last gladiolas of summer begged to be picked. The cooler days made us hungry for cornbread baked in an iron skillet. (Somehow it tastes better done this way.) Spent more time in the studio because the evenings are arriving earlier.   Afternoon walks provided lots of treasures to gather. These will be fun to sketch. The wildflowers this time of the year are lovely to cut and dry.  They make delightful arrangements to hang or display in baskets.   Lastly a pleasant book to read before bedtime makes a good ending to a day. These were some of the cozy things I did to welcome autumn. Maybe you will share yours too. Take care and have a blessed week. Hugs Debbie "...the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old."  Matt:14:52 b (NIV)  

Quiet

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 ... "He will quiet you with his love"...Zeph. 3:17 (NIV) ..."In quietness and trust is your strength"... Isaiah 30:15 (NIV) "The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools."  Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) "Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life"...1 Thessalonians 4:11a (NIV) Praying each of you finds some quiet time this coming week. Hugs Debbie ..."He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul."  Psalm 23:2 (NIV)

Alexander Campbell's Home

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This past week hubby and I took a short road trip to view Alexander Campbell's home.  It is located in Bethany West Va. Alexander was born Sept. 12, 1788 in Broughshane, County Antrim, Ireland. He was a minister that was ordained in the U.S. and joined his father Thomas Alexander in establishing what is known as the Restoration Movement. Through this movement three major groups were formed.  They are called Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ. In addition there are International Christian churches as well in Europe, Canada and Australia.  There are tours offered at certain times to go through the mansion but it was not open for viewing the day we visited.  We were able though to enjoy the grounds and see his library.    This building was where Alexander spent his time studying and writing his sermons and books. The  marker at the right was posted in the window of his study which spoke of fifty-nine volumes he wrote. We also visited the family cemetery th

Last Holiday

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Tomorrow marks the last holiday of summer in the USA.   Unfortunately not everyone will have the day off.  For those of us who do - we will celebrate the last hurrah of the season. Labor Day officially became a federal holiday in 1894 although the first time it was celebrated was in 1882. As American workers we can thank the labor unions who fought for the right to a 40 hr. work week with vacation and paid benefits.  It cost many their livelihood and even their lives.  Because they cared I get to enjoy the legacy they left behind.  I am grateful.  Will be remembering them tomorrow  - hope those of you who enjoy the day off will remember them as well.  Have a blessed week. Hugs Debbie "They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness."  Psalm 145:7 (NIV)