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Sharing With Love….♥
((¯`♥´¯)) Nothing says “lovin” like something from the oven, ✿.*.¸.*¨`*•..¸✿ Especially when Grandma bakes it. It’s a HOT APPLE PIE right out of the oven and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 🙂 I can smell the aroma of the Apple pie as the Autumn breeze brushes past the window sill.
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees” ~
Corrie Ten Boom
Autumn Sunsets are beautiful indeed ~ God’s Masterpiece ~♥
‘The power of God will take you out of your own plans and put you into the plan of God.’ ~ Smith Wigglesworth
“The heart of man, though small, is big enough for Christ to live in, if man will only make room for Him.” ~ Billy Graham
More easy, yet beautiful,
Autumn decorating ~ Gorgeous ~ “A Wicker Basket Full of Fall” ~ This
one is filled with bittersweet, branches, moss, and ivy, with the giant gourd and flowering kale~! ~♥:)
“The most simple way to stay encouraged is to feed your heart on what He is doing, not on what He hasn’t done. If you can’t see what He is doing, feed on what He has done in the past.” ~ ~~Bill Johnson~~
“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ~ Mother Teresa
“When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.” ~Sam Ewing
~ Beautiful Bountiful Baskets of Autumn Leaves ~♥
“Being easily offended is not a fruit of the Spirit nor a spiritual gift. It is not a sign of spiritual maturity that leads us to separate ourselves from the unclean world around us. Offense is our first clue that we’ve turned our love off and we need God’s help turning it back on so we can represent Him in this world.” (Danny Lee Silk)
“God will take things that are wrong and He will turn them around and make them right in our life” ~ Joyce Meyer
God has great plans for you! You just need to start seeing yourself the way He does. ~
MAY THIS AUTUMN SEASON BE FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL AND BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! 🙂
“Soften my heart…
O God of living waters,
that the shower of Scripture
I am about to read
may enrich the soil of my soul.”
Simple Pleasures of a Beautiful Garden!…
“There is power in
we focus on the greatness, love, mercy, care, presence, and power of God; we
are lifted above our own limitations.” ~ Author Unknown
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1
“Always remember the beauty of the garden, for there is peace.” ~ Author Unknown
“God doesn’t require us to succeed; He only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa
“Make peace with Him, and then you can be a real peacemaker in the home.” ~ Billy Graham
“God will never give up on you, so you don’t need to ever give up on Him.” Joyce Meyer
“Delayed answers to prayer are gaining interest. But when God says “no” it’s because a bigger “yes” is to follow.” ~ Bill Johnson, Redding California
“There has to be something inside that says, “I’ve got more to do!” Hope keeps you going when the storms of life hit.” ~ T.D. Jakes
♥“The true way to live
is to enjoy every moment as it passes,
and surely it is in the everyday things around us
that the beauty of life lies.”
~Laura Ingalls Wilder~
Wishing you a day filled
with sunshine, laughter and love.
To stay upbeat about life, accept that you won’t be perfect all the time, and neither will the people or things around you.” ~ Joyce Meyer
“If The World Had A Front
Porch . . . . .”
Beautiful people don’t just happen ~ The most beautiful people I have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. I’ve come to the realization that beautiful people don’t just happen!
“Don’t grieve too long with Disappointment or you’ll miss the Appointment God has for you. (And yes, He really has an appointment for you).+” ~ Bishop Paul Lanier
WELCOME TO THE GARDEN OF MY HEART!
PLEASE STAY FOR A WHILE…
YOU ARE SO WELCOME HERE
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Life is stressful, and difficult… We all need time to enjoy the simple
beauty of life…
You will find that here… so
relax, and unwind here in the garden!
Oh, and don’t forget to visit often I so appreciate you!!! We all need time to enjoy the simple beauty of life. You will find that here ~ So Relax, and unwind here in the garden! Oh, and don’t forget to visit often. I so appreciate you!!!
Thanking the Lord today for the beauty of His love ~ For His healing touch ~ For never letting go of me and never giving up on me. God, You are so good. Thank You!
Shared With Love…♥ “God has a plan for
you and He has heard your prayers; you may not realize how close you are to your breakthrough.” ~ Joyce Meyer
Good Morning Sheila’s Heart Friends! It’s an overcast kind of start to our day here in Atlanta. Hoping for some sunshine along the way though. I hope your day is filled with smiles, love, and happiness…. You deserve the best! ♥♥ As you go about your day, remember to “pay it forward”…. Life is such a gift!!!!
Proverbs 23:7 ~ As he thinks within himself, so he is.
~Just a little touch of beautiful~~♥~love and Blessings~♥♥♥~
“Write it on your heart that the ones you love are life’s most precious gifts.“
“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”
~ Billy Graham
“Take time today to pause every now and then, take a deep breath of that moment, and know that God loves you.
He will whisper “I love you” in a 1000 different ways.”
My “3” little grandchildren are the joy of my heart. They will always be a part of my garden pictures because they are indeed little sweet flowers in my garden! Their love, joy and exuberance for life comes from the purest of heart.
Take a deep breath, sit back and relax on the beautiful soft cushions ~ AND…enjoy a candlelight dinner with God’s beautiful ocean creation surrounding you! 🙂
~ Rise and shine and give God the Glory ~ This is the day that the Lord has made ~ I WILL rejoice and be glad in it ~ It’s a brand New Day with New Beginnings and the Lord’s mercies are new every day!
~ Peaceful Cozy Garden Charm ~ Perfect ~ I’m crawling right into this picture ~♥
~My Backyard Summer Flowers ~
Mother Teresa ~“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
LOOK WHO I FOUND IN THE GARDEN SWING ~ Grandchildren Sydney, Daniel and Emily! Three of the most loving joys of my life! 🙂
~ On a Warm Sunny Day in the Country, Robin Redbreast is relaxing atop the old Fence ~♥
~ ♥♥♥ ~ “He is your friend who pushes you nearer to God.”
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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11, KJV ~ Verse of the Day
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND …A Time of Remembrance! And…to realize the freedom that we so readily enjoy in America comes with a very dear price. Men and Women have put themselves in harm’s way to ensure our freedom and liberty. Some have paid the ultimate price of sacrificing their life.
John 15:13 ~ “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
“I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because He inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.” ~ Psalms 116:1-2
At times we all need to be reminded
to take the time to cherish our day…and
be grateful for the little details of life and
make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings!
At just the right moment, He steps in and proves Himself as
our faithful heavenly Father. ”
~ Charles Swindoll
artist: Marjolien Bastin
“God wants us to be something more than ordinary people… The only thing that God has for man is to be extraordinary.” ~ Smith Wigglesworth
Mothers hold their children’s hands
for a short while, but their
hearts forever. *✻ღϠ₡ღ
“A mother’s influence is irreplaceable. The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry…” ~ Billy Graham
“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
~ Louisa May Alcott
Artist: John Sloane
The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The color yellow makes me happy! 🙂 Actually, I painted my kitchen a few years ago in yellow just because it felt like a sun shiny kind of day when you sat down at the kitchen table to drink a hot cup of coffee on a winter’s day.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~Mother Teresa~
“If we want peace, we must be God pleasers not people pleasers; and we must choose to follow Jesus on a daily basis.” ~ Joyce Meyer
“God has promised that He will never leave you or forsake you. No matter what you go through in life, you don’t have to go through it alone.” ~ Joyce Meyer
It’s a perfect day for coffee in the garden…
Please join me ♥♥
….…)… …((* ✿ Good Morning , wishing ALL✿
……((….…♥) a beautiful day!✿
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♥As you begin your day….
Look around, and focus on
the small blessings that you
may take for granted each day!
We all have so much to be thankful for!
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*Psalms 119:11 – Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Where hope grows, miracles blossom.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
~ Colossians 3:2
Nothing satisfies like Jesus !…♥
♥ Faith Full ~ If YOU could view yourself through the eyes of Jesus, YOU would know how precious you truly are ♥
I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine. It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He gives me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is suffice ~(Artist: Sam Timm)~
Always TRUST in the Lord! He has wonderful plans for your life if you allow Him room to be top priority as Lord of your life. He desires to prosper you in ways that you can not even comprehend. He wants to give you hope and a future that will be fulfilling…TRUST HIM!
“Prayer is the risen Jesus coming in with His resurrection power, given free rein in our lives, and then using His authority to enter any situation and change things.”
~ (Ole Kristian O. Hallesby)
♥ Hope you have enjoyed your time at the table with me drinking some coffee, or tea on this gorgeous
“Say good-bye to the things that are stealing your peace and joy and get on with God’s plan for your life!”
Romans 15:13 ~ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in Hope!
Sharing With Love ♥
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“Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.”
I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but still I can do SOMETHING
and just because I cannot do everything…
I will not refuse to do the something
that I can do!.*•♥*¨`*•ღღ
Let your light shine – whether you’re a candle in a corner or a lighthouse on a hill.
“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”
~ Billy Graham
“The garden of the world has no limits
Except in your mind.
Its presence is more beautiful than the stars
With more clarity
Than the polished mirror of your heart.”
✫¸¸.·´¯`♥ “May I create beauty by what I say. May my words bring comfort to those who are hurting, wisdom to those who are lost, hope to those who need encouragement. May my words bring the Word of Life to others.”
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Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
It is not proud. It does not dishonor others,
It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
~Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
~ “Savannah Romance” ~ by Artist, Thomas Kinkade ~ ♥
“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine…”
Artist: Rebecca Latham
When I share with you on “The Garden of My Heart” ~ it is for the purpose of trying to spread some happiness, joy, smiles, uplifting words, messages of Hope and Faith and things that mean something special to me. So, take your glass of sweet iced tea, open the garden gate and walk with me as you encounter the beautiful sweetness of a garden experience!
Always know that Jesus loves you more than you’ll ever know. There’s just nothing you can do to ever change that. He’s always as close as the mention of His Name ♥
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.”
~ Max Lucado
My mother was THE BEST COOK in the South according to her family, neighbors and church friends. She was born in 1916 and grew up as the eldest of “10” children. She knew how to work on the farm, help care for her younger siblings and assist with the cooking. No wonder she KNEW how to create delicious meals from the garden veggies and mouthwatering desserts from scratch. She had lots of experiences. She was a Master Cook in my opinion. She was a wonderful lady that taught me the life lessons of being a good homemaker for my family. It is my joy to share some of her special recipes with you here on “The Garden of my Heart.” She was indeed a beautiful rose garden planted in my life until the day she went home to be with the Lord.
Fresh Apple Cake Recipe!
Ingredients: 2 cups sugar, 3 large eggs, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1 1/2 cup salad oil, 3 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp salt, 3 cups diced, peeled, cooking apples, 1 cup flaked coconut
*Mix together sugar and oil. Set aside 1/2 cup flour; add rest of flour to sugar mixture with soda, salt and vanilla. Combine apples, nusts and coconut; toss with remaining 1/2 cup flour. Add fruit to batter. Turn into greased & floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove from pan-while cake is warm and drizzle glaze over the cake.
*Orange Glaze for fresh Apple Cake
1 can frozen orange juice, concentrate, undiluted 6 oz, 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 tsp grated orange rind, 1 Tbsp flaked coconut
In a sauce pan, warm juice; add sugar and stir until dissolved. Add orange rind and coconut and glaze cake! (Delicious)
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?
God’s beautiful creation never ceases to amaze me. Seeing this house covered in colorful flowers of all varieties stirs my grateful heart. Just think ~ God has allowed us to be a part of something so breathtaking as His magnificent creation!
“Look around you: Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone! Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir – and singing!” ~(Song of Solomon 2: 12)
Trusting God brings life. Believing brings rest. So stop trying to figure everything out, and let God be God in your life.” ~ Joyce Meyer
~~~ TRUST in the Lord with all your heart, acknowledge Him in all your ways, lean not to your own understanding, and He will direct your path! Sometimes it’s so easy, sometimes it’s so hard but one thing remains: His Love, His promises, His faithfulness ~~~
~ Oh the Charm of this Southern Country Porch ~ I feel like crawling into this picture right now ~ won’t y’all join me? The Sweet Iced Tea is all ready and waiting ~ we’ll rock our cares away, share about the goodness of God and just enjoy the peacefulness that surrounds us outdoors. ~ ♥
You are a letter from Christ ❤
(2 Corinthians 3:3) ~ you show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
In the scripture passage above, the Apostle Paul compares Christians to mail, describing them as a letter from Christ.
What a comparison! As Christians, we’re sent out like so many letters to the world. We are addressed to the people in our lives: to our next-door neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers, our families–to everyone that we encounter in the course of a day.
And we are to be the kind of mail that everyone hopes for: not junk mail or bills, but a personal message bringing the gift of good news. In fact, the good news we carry brings the ultimate answer to the bad news we face in the world every day.What a comparison! As Christians, we’re sent out like so many letters to the world. We are addressed to the people in our lives: to our next-door neighbors, our classmates, our co-workers, our families – to everyone we encounter in the course of a day. And we are to be the kind of mail that everyone hopes for: not junk mail or bills, but a personal message bringing the gift of good news. In fact, the good news we carry brings the ultimate answer to the bad news we face in the world every day.
Written by ~ Rebecca Conner
~ “The Old Stone Church in the Wisteria Garden” ~ Soul Stirring Charm and Beauty ~ sets my mind wondering of all the memories it holds ~ ♥
Sharing With Love…♥
A photo of my own little peaceful flower garden in my backyard where I go for solace, a time of reflection and to quietly read devotionals and be alone with the Lord.