Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time for Change


I've said before that I don't like change ,but now I'm afraid I must retract from saying so. As I'm now so very ready for a change to come in more ways than one!
As it is Autumn at last.....I would love to see and feel a change in the weather.  Cooler temps would be ever so lovely.
This is my favorite season. ...Autumn, I mean.  Although, it still feels very much like summer here in my neck of the woods.  Our nights and mornings are much more comfortable though.  Which has been very refreshing.


Autumn always brings around fond memories for me. Of family time together.  Church hay rides, caramel apples, cake walks, roasting hotdogs and so much more. I'm trying my best to think on those good memories, and not of misfortunes, pains of grief that are still so raw and tender.  Depression is deep, but there is a faith and a love that is so much deeper, so true.........more true than anything else in my life.


Faith and relationship in my Heavenly Father, that is where I draw my strength from! I'm looking forward to many wonderful changes coming into my life in what remains of my future.  I'm looking forward to growing even stronger in my faith in God. I'm anxious to know what he has planned for me. I'm thankful. .....and doing my best to think on good, true, just, honest,lovely things.


Friday, September 23, 2016

In all Things

Give me a new idea," I said,
While musing on a sleepless bed;
"A new idea that'll bring to earth
A balm for souls of priceless worth;
That'll give men thoughts of things above,
And teach them how to serve and love,
That'll banish every selfish thought,
And rid men of the sins they've fought."
The new thought came, just how, I'll tell:
'Twas when on bended knee I fell,
And sought from HIM who knows full well
The way our sorrow to expel.
SEE GOD IN ALL THINGS, great and small,
And give HIM praise whate'er befall,
In life or death, in pain or woe,
See God, and overcome thy foe.
I saw HIM in the morning light,
HE made the day shine clear and bright;
I saw HIM in the noontide hour,
And gained from HIM refreshing shower.
At eventide, when worn and sad,
HE gave me help, and made me glad.
At midnight, when on tossing bed
My weary soul to sleep HE led.
I saw HIM when great losses came,
And found HE loved me just the same.
When heavy loads I had to bear,
I found HE lightened every care.
By sickness, sorrow, sore distress,
HE calmed my mind and gave me rest.
HE'S filled my heart with gladsome praise
Since I gave HIM the upward gaze.
'Twas new to me, yet old to some,
This thought that to me has become
A revelation of the way
We all should live throughout the day;
For as each day unfolds its light,
We'll walk by faith and not by sight.
Life will, indeed, a blessing bring,

A. E. Finn 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Simple Pleasures


Sharing some simple things that bring me "joy" in my daily life.

   A thrift store find....pretty tea cup and       saucer.

A beautiful old Historic home in a nearby town.

A sweet bunny that visited me one morning.

And a beautiful Redbird

A favorite pair of shoes 

Church service on a Sunday morning

Chai tea

I hope you too find joy in the "simple things of life".  Blessings

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A new doll friend, Charlotte

Thank you all so very much for your kind and true comments. I truly treasure your friendship. I went home for the week of my birthday. It was wonderful just to be "home".  My girls and Son in laws spoiled me with goodness. I truly am blessed, despite the turmoil! God is good all the time...all the time God is good. The doll above I purchased from eBay. She is handmade by a doll artist that I am not familiar with. She even came with her very own teddy bear and tiny doll that is made in such detail I was amazed. I can't remember her name and being the doll is at my house I can't go check. I do know she is signed .... Charlotte by Pig Pen Dolls
, then the doll maker's name and place of residence. I'll share it again later. I will say I got her at a very good price compared to some other dolls by the same maker selling on eBay. Well, I'm about to be out the has an appointment today with her doctor. I pray your day is lovely....blessings to all. Shelley  

Friday, July 29, 2016

This To Shall Pass

When I left my other blog, "Simply Shelley" I did so because I believed my life was going in a different direction. A new chapter in my story was beginning.  I felt sure this new chapter would be one of "Quiet Abundance".  So many changes had taken place in my life since I first begun to blog back in 2006. My youngest son grew up and left home.  My time of babysitting grandchildren had passed, due mostly to my health.  I was without a husband after almost 40 years of marriage.  I found myself  wondering .....What's next?  With all that said, I never dreamed of the heartache and chaos that was to be ahead for my family. We never know what our tomorrows hold. We can plan ahead and always hope for the best, but I have found it is so much easier to live one day at a time and do my best to trust God with my tomorrows, my todays, my everything!  We never know. ...things can change for the good or the bad in the blink of an eye.  Our whole life can be turned upside down.  Only God can turn it right side up again! Things may still be a bit shaken up, but day by day. ..things begin to come back together.  You feel yourself feeling a bit "normal" again.  You adjust to the changes. You learn to deal with the situation at hand. For me and my family. ....we could not have survived the storm without  the "Lighthouse" guiding our ship on to safety.  Thank you Lord Jesus for calming my spirit so that I could ride out the storm in my life. Did things turn out as I had prayed they would, as I had wished they would have ? No they did not, but I'm trusting God my Father that. ....

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 

My storm hasn't passed but there is a calm.  A peace that feels very much like a Quiet Abundance. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mobile Cottage Tour

Thought I would share a tour of my little mobile cottage, how it is looking these days. These were from my two weeks spent at home recently. I'm sharing these from my YouTube channel.  Hope you enjoy. Blessings everyone, from my home to your's.