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Monday, September 26, 2016

The Simple Woman Day Book

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For Today...September 26, 2016
Outside my window...

Cloudy and  very cool...  My kind of morning!  hahahaha

I am thinking...
about how desparately  our nation needs to be crying out to God for mercy...
 I attended the  Nancy De  Moss's Cry Out Women's Conference  simulcast Friday night and it was  awesome.  To subscribe to their 40 day prayer  vigil  go here!

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I am thankful...
 to live in a nation  where   for now we are free to assemble to honor and pray to  God, the Father,  Creator of heaven and earth!  May we ever have the right to share openly  about our amazing Savior and lover of  our souls!

I am wearing...
my pjs and  comfy terry!

I am creating...
I have  the autumn bags out and want to  start  decorting some..  but I must finish my Beth Moore Study homework first!  Only I  lesson to go!
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I am wondering...
if this  stuffy head, cough,  and  swollen feeling throat is going to  dissipate ...  Please  pray  with me that it will... I dont need  a full-blown episode this week!!  Could just be allergies!!

I am reading...
II Timothy
Jesus Calling  Devotional 
I have already read  The Convinient Groom and   Surrendaer Bay.... from this series...   They were   so great...  these to go... 

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Our author, Denise Hunter has taken the following scripture"

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you;

in his love he will no longer rebuke you,

but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Then she has written allegories  that highlight   each section of the verse
...  understanding how  Jesus is the lover of our soul and the church is His bride...    each of these books takes a section of the above verse and creates  a  romantic tale of finding a true love that exhibits  much the same kind of  qualities that  we  find in our  Lord...  In the Convenient Groom..  it was  about a kind and loving friend  who saves  our heroine  from great humiliation and loss.. how he too  sacrifices himself  in the probability that things will not  turn out  in his favor but he gives himself  for  the  woman he loves with all his heart  with little hope of  returned  feelings...  our  damsel  must learn  a lot about  humility    before she can see what she had and almost lost! I cant wait to  get into  book one and   read on!!!!

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I am learning...
to  try to make the most of each  realm of my  existence each day..
  physical...  mental...  spiritual!

I am hoping...
to do a  good job  as small group leader  of our Bible Study class on Tuesdays... I want to be on top of my game  in how Im feeling....  This  study, "Entrusted" is  on IITimothy and is  fantastic!!

In my garden...
not much color.. the mums are  full of buds but  slow to open.... bet they will this week because  it is cooler and  more moisture...
 just a little rain helped the grass green up some 
 The afternoon sun is so  pretty as it  dapples  the ground!

 Hubs is so cute when he  plays gardener.. in his  cool straw hat!
The Angel Wing Begonia has   been  a brave   and valiant    plant blooming all summer in the  dry, dry heat! 
 Our first week of Autumn has  proven    there are  better days a comin'!

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In my kitchen...
Tonight  we are grilling steaks out  with a  beautiful   tossed salad  redolent with  fresh grown tomatoes from our friend's garden!

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A favorite quote/scripture for today...

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          A peek into one of my days... 
Saturday, Hubs and I  went with our senior group from church to 
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a dinner Theater  for 
a fabulous dinner  and 
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  I guess  Motown was just about my favorite music  in the 60's  The Tempatations,  Four Tops, and my all time favorite  Marvin Gaye!     We might have been a bunch of white heads,  but  our feet were gettin it!!!  And we  were lipsyncin!!
 Rollin' our arms and twistin' in our chairs!   
 Rollickin'  great tme!!!! 
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From the board room... Pinned from my board...
Maybe you'd like to know more about me.... 
THis is  Just my Style!!!
In my dreams!!

Pickering Hill: Mysterious, mellow, marvelous Old World decor. Diane Burn Interior Design:


Post Script
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Special Sale at Pier One Right Now

I am loving these great finds.. I am defintiely off to P1 in the morning..

Grand Bazaar Embroidered Napkin   $2.98 ...$5.95 REG 
 Such rich colors

Hemstitch Yellow Napkin

$3.68....$4.95 REG 
 Hemstitch napkins are so elegant... love the bright yellow

I really like this wreath hanger for my English tudor door..

Fleur-de-Lis Wreath Hanger 

$11.96 SALE.....$14.95 REG 
 Is anyone else into antlers like I am... I wish I knew a hunter well enough to go beg!! I would love a couple of these on the table!

                          Gold Antler Tealight Candle Holder 

$6.95 ea

I may get to weasel breakfast out of our  trek to the mall!  HEHEHEH

Autumn List

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"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, 
bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. 
And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such 

superb colour effects as from August to November."

- Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

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Looking out my window  I am thinking  about all the autumns  I have  enjoyed since I began blogging... It is  so cool to have   the seasons  archived.. for me on photo bucket...  so I have the seasons at my fingertips.
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I remember this taken a couple of years ago..  I loved that  blue-green pumpkin.... I saw one yesterday at Food Lion...  photo IMG_5556_zpspaohntpi.jpg 
shucks. I should have gotten it then... And I   also see my holiday tree needs  attention!
 The sideboard   will be decidedly more dramatic  when I  haul out my gingko leaves I purchased at Pottery Barn last year..  I love those....
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I must say I love the drama of fall!!!
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I am reminded when the darling young man who installed our  shutters   walked through the  house he said, ' Wow, you sure do like to decorate"  To this day I dont really  know  what exactly he meant by it,  but   so what.. I do!!!And that wasnt even during the  glamorous allure of autumn..  just the dog days of summer!  Hahahaha!!! OH, yes, I'm ready to  deck the halls for ...Fall!!!SO I now have a detailed list   for the next couple of days!!! 1. Pick out a  colorful pumpkin
2.  Autumnize the holiday tree in the doorway
3. Rummage through the  autumn   bins downstairs and   haul out  stunning leaves to  highlight  the rooms with  golden glory!
4.  Time to  put the blue  china away and bring out the  black transferware... I love that for Autumn.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Welcome to another edition of
the Wednesday Hodgepodge! 
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1. Thursday (September 22) is the first official day of autumn in this part of the world...how will you welcome the season? I know some of you have been celebrating way too early, but it's official now so permission granted. House Beautiful recently listed ten ways to make your home smell like fall (you can read the list here) What's a scent you love this time of year and how will you add it to your home?

Well, I have already confessed to being an early bird here!But I make no apologies..  I love fall!!!!  The dog days of summer  were depressing!!

But now,  being almost legal...  I  am  so looking forward to the cooler days when I can break out the ginger cookie recipes and  do some  baking...  all those  spicy aromas  of pumpkin pies,   and  cinnamon rolls...because with the cooler weather we feel like walking off the calories!  yayayaya!!!
Before you know it  I will be looking to purchase a bag of scented wintry  pine cones and   winter spice  sachets.
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2. Apple pie or pumpkin pie? Apple cake or pumpkin bread? Warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte?  My hubby rules this time of year.. He is a pumpkin pie fanatic..  I have already purchased the ingredients... I  dug through my recipes and found my grandma's apple cake recipe so I'm ready to  attempt that one, as well...never made her recipe before...  I sort of am afraid of destroying  the memory of her exquisite cake ....and I love warm apple cider...  I love to keep a slow cooker  going on special days  scented with a stick of cinnamon!
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3. Do you suffer from what is sometimes referred to as an afternoon slump? What helps ward it off before it hits and/or tell us what helps you shake it off once it's here?

If I  lie down for instance to watch my early afternoon  serial.... I confess I still watch DOOL... I sometimes  fall asleep  for  only about 15 minutes....  a power nap really and  I always wake up  rejuvenated and  perky...  it happened today so here I am working on  this!  HEheheeh!
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4. Ladies-how have your friend
ships with women inspired you or made you a better person? For the men here today- how have your friendships with men inspired you or made you a better person?
My very best friends  for the last  decade or since I retired  are women of faith... I know from Bible Study or  prayer groups... They inspire me to  keep going... stay the course.... get connected.... keep up with  my godly practises of prayer,  Bible reading, and  study...iron truly does sharpen iron. 
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We prayer gals on  retreat in 2013!
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and enjoying  a  Valentine Tea party..
5. Are you a people pleaser? If you said yes, do you think that's a good or bad thing? If you said no, do you wish you were more of a people pleaser? 
I would say I used to be a  people pleaser... I was pretty concerned about my personal image...   what others thought of me... as I have  matured I  have to say I am not so much any more...  for example,  in Bible study groups  when I hear error,  I am  sometimes rather bold in    pointing out the  error...  not  to  embarrass or  cast  someone in a bad light but to make sure that  truth is  highlighted and   made clear...  One example recently  was in a class where a   beginner  was  stating that  seeking  help from a   spiritualist  ( fortune teller)  had helped her to  understand about her mother's death...  A couple of us were  rather  quick to  explain  how  that would  not be the best choice for seeking  information of a spiritual nature.. but rather  seek God  and His Word  for Truth.  I don't think she was particularly happy with our response  because she had felt that  the answers she received were  valid...  but even  powers  of many kinds  can  tempt us with things that sound good!

6. The seasons are a-changin'...share a favorite song relating in some way to change (not necessarily seasonal change, it could be change of any kind).
Well, the first song I thought of was a seasonal song and I will share it because I loved to hear my mother  play it on the piano and sing it .  She loved it so!
7. What do you wish would never change? 
I have to say  that I  wish our country had never changed  to the  extent that it has in the last decade or more.... In my humble opinion it just appears that  an agenda has  overtaken  our society and  brought with it degradation, poverty, immorality, and peril, and  uncertainty...if only we as a nation could reclaim that which has been lost  and  return  to one nation under God!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

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