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