Tag Archives: Inspiration

01 Dec


2013 (12-1-2013) Christmas Chapel


THERE WERE MORE Christmas gifts to open, but my wife, Kate, announced, “Okay, everyone, time to get ready.” Kate is the rector at our small Episcopal church, and she had to lead a morning service.

I gritted my teeth. Why, I wondered, can’t we be like normal families? Everything is different in a clergy household. Sunday is a workday, holidays are workdays. Saturdays are sermon-perfecting days, and every week seems to bring some fresh reason why the rector needs to be out several evenings in a row. I’m not always good-natured about this situation. We got dressed, and our son, Benji, climbed into his stroller. Walking along the quiet streets, I had to admit it was nice to be outside ~ cool air, bright sun, hillsides tawny with winter-brown grass.

A couple dozen people gathered in the sanctuary. Those wonderful Bible verses were read: “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way.” We gathered around the altar for Communion. I looked around at everyone’s warm, happy faces. Taking the bread and wine, I felt foolish and glad at the same time: foolish for begrudging this wonderful life at the heart of God’s work in the world; glad that my church community, and Kate, loved me anyway.

Teach me to be thankful at all times, Lord.


This article is a Preview from the 2014 Edition of Daily 2011 (12-4-2011) Colorful Christmas Bellsuideposts and written by Jim Hinch. The Daily Guideposts is a book of 365 uplifting devotionals.

Christmas is the season of joy; of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united.”

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06 May

Open the Garden Gate – Join Me For Coffee!

2013 (5-5-2013) The Greatest of these is LOVE - large banner for blog

“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

2013 (5-5-2013) Coffee in the garden picture


It’s a perfect day for coffee in the garden…
Please join me ♥♥
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….…)… …((* ✿ Good Morning , wishing ALL✿            
……((….…♥) a beautiful day!✿
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2013 (5-5-2013) Birdhouse  and beautiful flowers


♥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!
`*.¸.*✻ღϠ₡ღ¸Love, from the ♥




*Psalms 119:11 – Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

2013 (5-5-2013) Lots of wisteria growing


Where hope grows, miracles blossom.
~Elna Rae~




“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
~ Colossians 3:2
Nothing satisfies like Jesus !…♥

2013 (5-5-2013) LOVE BANNER - strawberries - large banner for blog

Faith Full ~ If YOU could view yourself through the eyes of Jesus, YOU would know how precious you truly are ♥

2013 (5-5-2013) wooden bird house - blue bird and church

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)~


2013 (5-5-2013) little boy walking down path -

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)

2013 (5-5-2013) beautiful little table set up for tea - May Day



♥ Hope you have enjoyed your time at the table with me drinking some coffee, or tea on this gorgeous                               
☆`•.¸¸.✻MAY DAY´´¯`•.¸¸.٭✻.☆
♪. ♫



Garden of My Heart

 “Say good-bye to the things that are stealing your peace and joy and get on with God’s plan for your life!”

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26 Apr

Sprinkling Inspiration Everywhere!

   ~ Sprinkling inspiration everywhere!~     2013 (4-26-2013) little girls having a party and lots of fun


2013 (4-26-2013) Garden picture with garden bench in it - posting 1 for today


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.”

2013 (4-26-2013) beautiful cottage with all kinds of flowers - posting 2


 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.      

2013 (4-26-2013) picture of bird on gate with lots of purple flowers - Billy Graham comment 


                                      “Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”
~ Billy Graham



 2013 (4-26-2013) Picture of a beautiful garden - stepping stones - iron trellis - posting 4

“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.”

2013 (4026-2013 ) tulips - purple and pink flowers(¯`·.¸*❤*¸.·´¯) . •❀
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)

2013 (4-26-20130 Thomas Kinkade picture of Savannah

 ~ “Savannah Romance” ~ by Artist, Thomas Kinkade ~ ♥

 2013 (4-26-2013) your comments make me happy



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