getting ready for Christmas

The name of my house is “Contentment Cottage” because, like Apostle Paul, “I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances God allows.” This morning our devotional reading included the following, written by J.A. Marx. It perfectly explains my position on Spiritual House Cleaning…something I’ve […]

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give Thanks

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever! The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. In God we have boasted continually, and […]

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spring was a nice day

The weatherman was right! Spring was a nice day—today is cold and rainy. It’s a good thing yesterday was sunny and bright. Otherwise my walk with the camera would have been altogether too late. Rain, and the possibility of hail !!O NO !!, will shatter […]

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calendar by e

Twenty-seventeen is nearly upon us. That means a blank book; an empty calendar. Being a detail oriented organizer, this means I must have a new calendar before the New Year arrives. This afternoon it is complete so— I’m sharing it with you and wishing you […]

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not a horrendous event

Good Morning and Blessing upon this last week in October! We read the following article during our ‘quite time’ this morning and since Pastor Jack Hayford writes so.o.o eloquently, on any subject—and since we happen to agree with him on this subject—I’m sharing it with […]

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afraid to ask

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Halloween— But Were Afraid To Ask. Times were simpler when I was a girl, back in the 1950s. The Halloween party for our church youth group was the most anticipated event on our autumn calendar. We got together in […]

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1953 Remembered

  Mama finally agreed – after much begging, pleading, and probably a temper tantrum or two on my part – that I was BIG enough to go Trick or Treating alone. I was nine, after all! Well.. actually I could go with my cousins and […]

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