Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter's solitude

Winter has its own special brand of solitude.  The blanket of snow brings a quiet to the season.

It allows one to be still...

To reflect on what matters...

To study God's handiwork in nature...

and of course time to "look up".

Even with all of its challenges there are many wonderful blessings that come with winter's sojourn.

Hope all of you are enjoying this quiet time of the year.

" quietness and trust is your strength."  Isaiah 30:15 b (NIV)

Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, January 14, 2018


When a winter storm is on its way here are some of my necessities.

Something hot to drink...

A warm fire...

and last but not least something good to read.

What are some of your necessities?  Would love to know.

P.S. - To those of you who are enjoying summer weather and warm temps...could you send some my way.   

Have a lovely week.

God Bless 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Blank Page

Well friends it is another new year...a blank page awaits.

New challenges are all a part of what could be written on this page.

Last January my "perfect word" was became my focus and what I held onto during my Dad's illness and death.  It continued to sustain me as we moved forward to meet the changes that come with losing someone dearly loved.

With the coming of 2018 I believe God's perfect word for me is "new".   To explain how I know this is the word for me would be too lengthy to post - so to keep it simple I didn't choose this word it just kept showing up until I knew it was the one!
Funny how God has a wonderful way of letting us know certain things at certain times.  Guess we just have to be listening!

What new things may be coming
is yet to be discovered.  Looking forward to seeing what will be written on that blank page.

How about all of you ?   Is there a "perfect word" you will share?  Hope you will - I would so love hearing yours. 

Before I sign off will leave you with a scripture that seemed to confirm my "perfect word" for 2018.

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."  Isaiah 43:18-19.(NIV)

God Bless


Friday, December 15, 2017

White Christmas

We are dreaming of a White Christmas...

it looks like we may have one just like we used to know...

The tree tops seem to be glistening...

and we are sure sleigh bells were heard in the snow.

Yes it looks like our dream of a White Christmas may come true.

(This will be the last post of 2017)   Wishing each and everyone of you sweet friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   Hope all your dreams come true.

God Bless


Sunday, December 10, 2017

That Time of the Year!

Friends it is that time of the year again... Christmas is just fifteen days away.   Christmas Carols are being sung...cookie baking is being done...and of course shopping.  Hope all of you are enjoying this special time of the year.   Have a blessed week!   Hugs Debbie 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Super Moon

December certainly brought a lovely gift...  a super moon.   Hubby and I enjoyed an evening walk beneath this beautiful light.  What a great way to start the Christmas season.   May all of you enjoy it too!   Have a "Super" week. 

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Last of November

It is the last of November friends.   Most of the leaves have fallen...harvest season is at an end ... deer hunting has begun.

Soon it will be time to prepare for Christmas and a New Year.   Seems like life happens way too fast.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could slow down and make the moments last?

I have just started reading a book "One Month to Live" by Kerry and Chris Shook.

It is based on the thought that if you only had one month to live what meaningful thing would you do each day.   I think it will be a perfect read for this time of the year.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the craziness of the holidays that we lose touch with why we are here and what is of importance.

Tomorrow another birthday will arrive.  It sets one to do some pondering.  While life has many ups and downs it seems vital to hold onto what matters.  In the big scheme of things as brother James penned in the scriptures ..."what is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."  James 4:14b   Upon that thought hoping everyone finds time to do what is meaningful this coming week. 

Hugs Debbie

Winter's solitude


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