Thursday, August 31, 2017

Think on These Things



Hello friends, I trust you are having a good week. My heart has been so heavy from thinking of all the suffering brought on by Hurricane Harvey.  I haven't been watching the news, but hear talk of stories concerning lost of life, etc.  I have been fighting, trying not to fall deeper in the depths of depression.  I am of no good to myself or anyone in such a state!
But it is hard when such disaster is so close to home. I pray for all, those who have lost so much,for those who have extended help, who have put themselves in harms way to rescue people and animals in threatened situations.
Where there are stories of dread and sorrow, there are also stories of miraculous survival.  I will try to think on those things and to be thankful.


Thank you all who were concerned for me as I live in Texas. Only about 300 miles from Houston. We are feeling mild effects from the hurricane here. A drop in temperature, most welcomed!
It has been a bit of respite from the usual heat we feel at this time of the year.

There is always something to be thankful for. Sometimes it may be hard to see, but even in the darkest circumstances.........there is light at the end of the tunnel!

God is in control, may his will be done! Phillipians 4:8




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chit Chat. ....this and that


Yesterday was kind of different with the eclipse and all. I didn't go out right at the time of it,but did venture out a while later.
Nature seemed to be confused a bit to me. Most of the birds were quite, while a couple, what seemed to me, were fussing a bit. The crickets were
singing, although the sun was shinning brilliantly.

Birthday gift from my daughter Regina.
I spent the day indoors though  weeding through books. In my downsizing attempts, I have allowed myself one lone bookshelf.  So I can only keep the number of books that will fit the shelf. I have a fancy for books. They have been one category of "stuff" I have had a bit of a problem "letting go" of!
The other is my dolls.
I love my babies 😀
As a matter of fact I bought myself a "new to me " baby off ebay for my birthday, which was on the 16th.
I am 58, and Yes, still very much a doll fan! But I think those of you who have been with me a while at this blog know that about me.



I intend to embrace my doll hobby, as it makes me happy. And I have other things which I enjoy as well that I plan to embrace more than ever. I just want to live what life I have left here joyfully. Of course, being a Christian, my first desire is to be 100 % in the will of God. I will do my best to be so.
I may fail miserably, but God knows me!
I am so thankful for his grace and mercy which is new every morning. Thank you Lord for loving me despite all my shortcomings. I give you the glory, and desire to glorify you in all things.


So what are some of your favorite hobbies?  What makes you happy? I'll be sharing some more on that subject here soon. I have many things that bring me pleasure. I just need to begin remembering what they are, then following through with the thought.
May you have peace and joy in your life.

God bless


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Smiles


My youngest grandchild Audrey is getting big. She will be three in September.  Seems like she was just born. I haven't gotten to spent a lot of time with her as my son works out of town. It's always a blessing when I do see them though. I have two other grandchildren with September birthdays. Jalyn which will turn fourteen and Jaxon is turning eight. Time moves on........


These are my eldest son's children, Colton and Vivian. Christmas will be three years since our family has seen either one of them.
I can only imagine how much they have grown.


My beautiful granddaughters Kalyn and Jalyn.


Sweet vintage Raggedy Ann mug. Gifted to me from a friend.

Bless

Friday, August 11, 2017

Goodbye to a Faithful Pet

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I hope you all have a great weekend. Enjoy whatever it is you will be doing. Almost time for the kiddos to be heading back to school. Before we know it,the holidays will be coming around.


My how the days and months have passed seemingly so quick this year. In just a few short days I will be turning 58 years. Whenever did I get so old? I guess, I should be old,I am a great grandmother for goodness sake! Smile ☺


She is such a nosey little thing.
I am thankful I have her though. As we had to say goodbye to my sweet faithful Lab , Jessie.  She had cancer and it just got the best of her. I will miss her forever. Having Tasha has made it a bit easier to cope.


Jessie was such a wonderful pet and companion. Almost 11 years we had together.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Simple Sunday

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.







Blessings on you and your house.

Shelley 🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡



Friday, July 28, 2017

Chit 🏡 Chat


I have been quite unfaithful to this blog as of late. I miss posting here, and then waiting for faithful followers to read and comment. I find myself busy about the internet on other sites, such as facebook, ebay, etsy, and other harmless, but not as beneficial and and serving as this blog has been to me!
I found out this week I have had a secret follower for some time now.
My grandson Isaiah confess to me that he comes here from time to time and reads through my posts.
He is 19 now and finds it comforting to come here and reminisce. He said to me.......I know that might  sound a bit corny (uncool) but...... 😊
I said. ....No, not at all. I'm flattered that you follow my blog.

That got me to wondering how many of you come here, anticipating fresh words left from me,but find instead a post from days, or maybe even weeks ago.
It is disappointing I know because I have visited blogs myself that I so enjoy, just to find an older post from months or even years ago.
It leaves sort of a empty feeling, for me anyway .



I have some thinking to do. As to what is most important to me at this time in my life. As to what is most beneficial. I will continue to blog, and more regularly I hope. I want to be a blessing. More than anything else. I want you to visit here and leave feeling pleasant, peaceful, and blessed.
More of this next time,  thank you all my dear followers for your faithfulness to this blog through the years.  Blessings, Shelley





Friday, June 9, 2017

As The Seasons ~ So is Life



Some things change,some things seem to never change. Like the smiles on an old "Raggedy" doll.  I'm glad some things remain as they are. I will trust God to help me with the things that do not!