Thursday, December 25, 2014

::Merry Christmas::

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The  Prince of Peace."
~Isaiah 9:6
May we take time to remember the awe and wonder of this glorious day!
Merry Christmas and Gods blessings from our family to yours!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thankful Homemaker: Thoughts to Ponder as You Celebrate Christmas {shared post}

As I'm writing this post I am in the midst of the busyness this season seems to bring about.  Baking, cooking, and wrapping.   I continue to pray to the Lord to remind me to have the heart of Mary and not get caught up with the attitude of Martha in all that needs to be done....."

Please go over and read this post!
It really blessed us and it was a great reminder of what
our focus  s h o u l d  be this season!
Really, it is to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the world!
How. wonderful.
Blessings to y'all on this lovely evening!
Maggie Faith


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy :)

We are so happy that our picture issue is fixed! Thanks to our personal IT person....whom we are blessed to call daughter/sister, Jessica! Thank you!!
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A couple weeks ago, we were blessed by this sweet package that came from our dear friend, Mrs.Stephanie!
There was lovelies inside...and it was a sweet blessing (and surprise!) to receive!
Thank you so much...we are enjoying using all the goodies! :)
In fact....we made them our table topper for this season!
As we come into this season....may we take time to reflect on the true meaning and reason for this wonderful celebration!

Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
What is your favorite Christmas song?
Enjoy this wonderful season~

Monday, December 15, 2014

just because

Just because life is short....and death is certain... I am surprising my dear Mom with this
post simply to say  
"I love you and thank you for your wonderful Godly example....your willingness to give a hug, share a smile or say a prayer...YOU. bless. me."
What will you do today....
{just because}?
Remember..."yesterdays gone, and tomorrow may never come, but we have
//this moment// today"!
cherish the moment~


Thursday, December 11, 2014


G r a t e f u l n e s s:
 is receiving all things from the sovereign hand of God and finding the benefits in each one.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights with whom there is no variableness neither shadow of turning."
~James 1:17


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving & Birthday!


O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

~psalm 107:1
Happy 83rd Birthday!
photo credit C.T. thanks :)
My sweet Dad has a double celebration today...
Thanksgiving & his birthday!
A special Dad, Grandfather
for him we are so thankful!
We pray that today is a special Thanksgiving for you & yours as well...
Remember, we are to be thankful every day and for "all" things!
 1 Thessalonians 5:18King James Version (KJV)
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Let me tell you somethin'...

  We miss you & think of you so much
So many things have happened in the last two years that we would love to tell you...

I know that your passing has taught all of us so much,
not to put off things,
enjoy the camping trips (no matter) smile,
enjoy the fishing & stories,
Enjoy having Lo agree with me on NO "bate in the coolers", Hum
I know you'd laugh,
do not pet dogs running around the camp areas (ha),
enjoy the hunting,
hug some one even if "you will see them later",
enjoy the zoo differently,
listen to the story again,
hug a lil-tighter,
look at the fish again,
eat the 'catch'....
finish quilts,
make fried tater's,
We are so enjoying and laughing at Jo in her "Bob ways",
enjoy Dad, Grandpa every time we can...
enjoy Rob singing Elvis a lil-more -smile,
and laugh at the many times we hear Rog 'tell it again'!
You know ever time we hear him say "let me tell you something"
Bob, we think of you and just days ago he got his first deer in years and we know how you & he would re-live that story time-n-time again at the June camp out!
We love & miss you and are thankful for the hugs, stories, love & memories!
To me you are always "Big Bob"!
Thank you for the memories.....
For the time we "had"..... we are thankful!
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.
~ 1Thessalonians 5:18

Saturday, November 22, 2014

::Thankful Challenge::

With this week being 'Thanksgiving' we would like you to join us in doing a thankful challenge!
We have 5 days....everyday (we are going to write them down)
think of 10 new things you are thankful for...
each day bringing a new 10 to the list, that's a total of 50 blessings!

"Enter his gates with
{t h a n k s g i v i n g}, and into his courts with praise:
be {t h a n k f u l} unto him and bless his name."
~Psalm 100:4~

The Lord has been SO good to us and given us SO many blessings...
lets "count are many blessings name them one by one!"

Blessings to everyone on this lovely Sunday~
Maggie for the family

{it seems to be that we are having a issue loading pic's to the that is why there is a lack of them right now! hopefully, that will change...SOON! =)}

Friday, November 21, 2014

thoughts on "Hospitality" {A Must Read}

Please take a moment to go to RH and read yesterday's post!
It is so encouraging, thought provoking, and a challenge to do better in the area of hospitality...something our family {LOVES} to do!
(and we always love to hear different tip's or ways that we could do better, and this post certainly did not disappoint us! *s m i l e*)
But what should our focus be when hosting...well, you will have to click on the link above to find out! =)
Enjoy your visit...beside this, they offer lots of encouraging Christ-honoring post's from different ladies each serving in various area's of the United States with one purpose...Glorify God and raise..."Homemakers"! SO  //e n c o u r a g i n g//.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday~

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Hey everyone...just wanted to let you know that you need to go over to "Sister's Cottage" and see what my sis Jessica has to say! Super thought provoking, challenging, and encouraging!
Enjoy your visit...

 p.s.[leave her comment to let her know what you think;)]

Sunday, November 16, 2014

...this is love...

We have this really neat book here at our home titled
"The Power for True Success", I love reading out of it, as it has LOTS of different character qualities broken down into a study favorite one recently has been to read the one about
l o v e. (the foundational quality) So, with all of that being said, I had to share it with YOU....our sweet readers!! *anything in italic  is from the book* I am just giving you my highlights.....I wish that I had time to type the whole study!! It is just THAT GOOD, my dear friends. (!!!)

"Love is giving to the basic needs of others so that their authorities get the credit...God gets the glory...and we have the
joy of eternal rewards.
Genuine love is giving without expectation of personal gain.
Love is the only badge of discipleship that the world recognizes..."By this shall all men know that ye are MY disciples, if ye have love one to another." (John 13:35)
Love is enjoying the fellowship of another by
laying aside personal rights.
Love is seeing in others what Christ saw in them when he created them." 

Wow. that is the part that really gets me....
I believe that when Christ created us He
looked and saw treasures,
 priceless. treasures. Now......when I look at others, am I looking at the outside only and seeing a person as __________
(fill in the blank) and not truly seeing what treasure lies on the inside of that person, many times (in my life) this is the case. When I read this, God really spoke to my heart and said " learn to love people with a pure, no wrong motives, no hidden agenda type love." It seems that since this has been brought to my life that the Lord has given me many opportunities to just  l o v e. To just sit and give people my undivided attention to listen to what they have to say to me to just. simply. love. like. Christ. This is what I am working on in my life right now, and I ask y'all to pray for me!!

Well...thank y'all for reading! I pray that you have been
blessed by this!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
Love in Christ~
"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
-Revelation 4:11

Sunday, November 9, 2014

We Have a WINNER!

Congratulations to...
*Mrs.Pam* from
"Where Your Treasure Is"
We would encourage you to stop by and say hello to her...we have been blessed by her blog and getting to know her.
She has a lovely home on the web filled with tips, yummy recipes that we have been able to make, home-making and encouragement!
Why don't you take a visit...?

We would like to thank everyone else who commented and also would like to disclose that there is a total of.........
*drum roll please* :)
13 candy bars in the mug!!
Thank you all for guessing and may you all have a blessed Thanksgiving enjoying some of your favorite foods!

Psalm 100 
 " 1.Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with  ::thanksgiving::, and into his courts with praise: be  ::thankful::
unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."

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Don't forget!! You only have a couple hours left before the winner for the giveaway will be picked!!
If you haven't already.........hurry and get your name in!!!
*getting so excited*

I am wanting to say that this pic is not very good of the items and just a lil-hint those are mini Hershey bars and they are stuffed in the mug!
If all else fails and your regular camera will NOT work....use your daughter's cell! Smile

Many of you that know me, know that I lost my older sister a few years ago...
and every fall/Thanksgiving I made some craft and or decoration that she would look forward to.
Then last year I made the fall things for my younger sis Meme and for her lovely Thanksgiving table...
This year I have been doing crochet cotton wash clothes and a yummy fall hand soap...
along with I am adding a sweet mug and some warm drinks and chocolates eat!
Now, here is the thing
She loved owls and I saw this sweet lil-owl dish towel I made the wash cloth to match.
The lil-welcome sign is a sweet Hobby Lobby find!
I would love to send this set out to some one to give it a nice home for the Thanksgiving time!
All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me
1. How many lil-Hershey bar's is in the mug
2. A favorite that you love at Thanksgiving!
3. Please be a reply comment
4.Be a follower
We will be picking the winner on Wednesday!
Thank you for waiting......
Blessings to all~ Lori

Friday, November 7, 2014

Guess what

*The give away is coming, we can not post the pic's due to camera difficulties? Lord willing tomorrow.....Pray the camera is not broken! Thank you ~

A give away tomorrow.....

It's going to be a blessings~  

What are we...

"Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of."
~Charles Spurgeon

Psalm 7:17
 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
Blessings have a wonderful weekend

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with {wings as eagles}; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint."
~Isaiah 40:31

(photo credit: C.T.---thank you for letting us use your picture!)
Have a blessed Wednesday evening y'all!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prayers needed *Praise Update*

From Clayton's Grandmother

We have witnessed a miracle and answered prayer!
Our Grandson has been found and he is healthy.
I do not know the whole story, but they allowed him to call me!

My heart is full of gratitude and my faith in God did not waver.
Scared and the longest 24 hours of my life.

Rescue workers and dogs and even a helicopter helped in the search!
I will forever be grateful for all your prayers and love you all
extended to myself and our family;
But mostly for praying for our grandson.

Urgent prayers needed...
My sweet friend Mrs Roxy at

(this is what she has posted, so far)

 Our Grandson is missing in the Colorado Mountains
He is lost, we need prayer now!!
Please Pray for him!

He has been missing for over 12 hours now! It has begun to snow!

This mornings up date...

 God Help us!!

This is day two still no sign of him!

Horses will be able to go in at first light!
He is only 13 years old...

Pray for the rescue people
Pray for him to be found
Pray he is not hurt
pray please I need your prayers

The chopper will start searching at 9:00 AM

Please keep praying.....

Thank you
His Mother is now on her way up to the mountain; she needs prayer also
His Daddy and Grandfather have been searching all night
Hundreds of rescue people, no sign as of yet

Psalm 121:1-2
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

~ for our family Lori

Monday, October 13, 2014

To our Canadian friends...

Happy Thanksgiving

Our thought's, love and prayers are with you all today.
Along with you, we will enjoy having a smaller version of Thanksgiving dinner here in the USA!
we are thankful for our friends to our north and look forward to seeing them one day!
"Enter into His gates with {Thanksgiving},
and into his courts with praise:
be {thankful} unto Him, and bless His name."
~Psalm 100:4~


Saturday, October 4, 2014


We glorify God by the fruit that we bear when we follow His ways!
Keep seeking His will and face and always press on towards Jesus Christ!
"Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face evermore." ~Psalm 105:4


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

quote {fall beauty}

"Live as if Christ died yesterday,
rose again today,
and is coming back tomorrow. "
 - Martin Luther
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 // some fall lovelies for YOU //


"While all thy wonders are displayed where err I turn my eye,
if I survey the ground I tread,
or gaze upon the sky!"
Soak up the ::fall beauty:: my friends!
God is good!
{Posted by: Maggie}
Picture lovely mother!

Monday, September 29, 2014


Sister's (love)

1 Corinthians 13 King James Version (KJV)
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


"Rejoice in the Lord always; and again, I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise..........
{think on these things.} "
Philippians 4:4-8
Photo credit:
Have a wonderful blessed Sunday!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Thought...

{photo credit: Abiding Radio}
"The Christian life is not a quest to keep a list of rules,
it's about Jesus,
treasuring Him with all our hearts,
loving Him more than anything else."
~Tim Knaus
                                                                       {fall beauty}
♫ Oh, victory in Jesus! My saviour forever...He sought me and bought me, with His redeeming blood! He loved me ere I knew Him, and all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory....beneath the cleansing flood! ♫ 
This quote sparked the question...
"do I love Jesus more
than anything else?"
Then... I read that chorus and knew
that I did!
Jesus has truly sought and bought me with His blood and now,
all my love is due to HIM! I pray that answer is a positive YES for you as well, my friend!

Blessings on the rest of your September!
{Thank you so much, Mom for all the lovely pictures that you were able to take while on your sabbatical with Dad...they are lovely!}

Friday, September 5, 2014


"Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God:
{I have put my trust
in the Lord God,}
that I may declare all thy works."
~Psalm 73:25-28
God bless you all~

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Catch up pt. 1

Wow. I realized today that our last "family up-date" was at the end of May! My, how the time flies...and lots has gone on! :)  So....without further a do here is some of what we have been up to!

Piano recital
Fathers day camping
Strawberry season
Daddy & Momma date lunch
And grass mowing :)
This was the first piano recital for me ever...
it was a great experience!

 Due to LOTS of rain in the beginning of the season, the strawberries did not last long! Above:
a mornings work...COMPLETED! :)
(we pick for a local farmer, meaning all of his pre-picked orders!)

Should I jump?!?!

For camping...yep, we I forgot the camera! Oops! So, this is a pic from last year...but you still get the idea! *smile*

This was a special afternoon for Daddy & Momma! They went for a walk so...some of the younger siblings and I brainstormed and got to work prepping things...from the the the food it all came together so gorgeous and Dad & Mom had a lovely time!
Sweet tea, chicken salad & green salad made the perfect lunch! (oh yeah...and chips!)
Family zoo trip
Vacation Bible School
Matthew's birthday

The zoo is always a family highlight each year!
We love looking at all of the animals and learning *fun* facts about them together!
Mr. Rhino says "hi' to the camera! :)
Thank you to, Lizzy for taking all the pictures!
Lovely peacocks roam the area!

We also got to experience feeding goats! They were SO cute and friendly! Thanks Jodi :)

 And the giraffes among many other wonderful
animals that God created!
And for today that is all!
Stay tuned for....
Vacation Bible School
Matthew's Birthday
Gardening...and more ;)
"The Lord hath done great things for us;
whereof we are glad."
~Psalm 126:3
By His grace & for His glory~