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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The day after the storm...


Good Evening my dears... 
A lovely sunny day here today after yesterday's storm.. 
We had snow and then rain so it was pretty icy out there this morning... 
I did not venture out but Terry and Dustin went to watch one of our grandsons play basketball... His birthday is on Monday and he will be 14.. Where has the time gone? 

I wish I could have joined them but my throat is still a mess.. ugh... 
Oh well.... I am sure he enjoyed having his uncle and Grandpa there.. 

I went to let Sammi out the back door and there was such a racket in the apple trees out back.. I looked and the trees were full of grosbeaks..

They were snacking on the apples.. I think.. 
Or trying out the icicles... grin.. 


I ran to get my camera and headed for the sun room so I could get a better pic and tripped over the footstool in my rush and of course they heard the racket and took off... 
Yes... I am a klutz..grin..

As I waited for them to come back I checked out my plants in there..

                                                                         

The ivy and geraniums are doing great.. 
Plants have a way of lifting my spirits..
Do they have that effect on you?  

I was very pleasantly surprised to find that there were a couple of new babies.. Yeah!!


Three new Aloe Vera  plants... 
I guess the birds aren't coming back..
I don't have a lot of patience, I guess... 
Another day.... 

The sun is starting to go down on this last Saturday 
in January, 2012



Terry should be home soon and  I need to start getting supper ready.. 

I did make an apple pie today.. smile.. 


My dear Mother made me four batches of pie crust to freeze.. 
She loves making it and I detest doing it.. grin.. 

Anyway, sweet ladies the lamps are on and the fish and lemons are in their packets.. 
Do you ever make them?


Another lovely day drawing to a close... 

Tomorrow is the Lord's Day... 

I guess I won't get to church.. I would not like to pass this virus along to anyone ... Especially, to any of the elders..

The wonderful thing about God, though. is that He will be right here with me at home, too.. 
When I bow my head or get down on my knees He is right there.. 
He is available.. And waiting for me to call on Him.. 
I love His presence..

I heard a sermon one time that talked of how Jesus is standing in the shadows.. Just waiting for us  to whisper His Name.. 
But so many times instead of reaching out to Him we reach for a book or a TV remote or perhaps our laptops.. 
He just waits there so patiently for our hearts to reach 
out to Him..

Sometimes, I imagine Him standing in the corner of our bedroom by the window..  Just waiting for me to call on Him..
Or when I am alone and needing Him I can just feel Him there..
smile..

He is such a faithful God.. Right? 

Thanks for dropping by and being a part of my life this way.. 

And God bless you for all the dear encouraging emails and comments that I have received this past week.. You are all so dear to my heart..
Love and Prayers

Standing somewhere in the shadows you will find Him.. 
And you will know Him by the nail prints in His hands..  

23 comments:

  1. You have such a pretty view from your window and a lovely yard. I love the old wagon! It was a beautiful day here too after the storm. I wish you a blessed Sunday and hope you are feeling much better tomorrow. Blessings, Pamela

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  2. Beautiful photos Faye & beautiful words as well. I hope you feel better soon! Blessings, Shirlee

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  3. I really enjoyed your photos and your post ;) :) I think that's really sweet that a loved one makes you some pie crusts to put in your freezer :) :) Oh, and the apple pie sounds really yummy. If I lived closer, I'd happily eat a slice for you ;) :)

    My dad is staying home from church tomorrow, because he wants some more time to rest/recover at home before he starts going back to church. He is doing so well, and it's a miracle of God :) :) I'll be staying home with him, in case he needs anything. However, we will definitely catch a church service on-line!!!

    We'll be back at church after tomorrow ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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  4. I think your post was beautiful tonight. And your photos are beautiful, too.
    How wonderful of your mother to do the pie crust for you.
    I hope you get well very soon. You might like to read this story of what I
    think is a miracle. Pass it along to anyone who is ill or lost and needs to be lifted up and believe. I received this in my email from a blogging friend: http://loveofquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/freedom-and-jeff.html

    Hugs,
    Susan

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  5. Beautiful photos...what a lovely view.

    I had strep throat and finally the naturopath said colloidal silver...gargle and swallow. After two doses of antibiotics...this is the only thing that worked.

    Have a blessed Lord's Day.

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  6. Sorry you aren't feeling well. Your post was so lovely. AND, yes, I do have a wonderful reaction to the first colorful flowers of the spring. They make me so happy. You are so right, God is within and available at any time, any place, any where. Blessings.

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  7. I love homemade apple pie. How nice to find crust in the freezer, too. Hope that sore throat goes away. Lots of tea with honey should help. xo

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  8. Hoping you are feeling much better soon! Beautiful pictures.

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  9. Blessings for your recovery, I hope it is quickly. I have a very bad time with sore throats, since my youth. No fun that's for sure.
    How lovely though, you have a flower garden inside to bring you joy.
    I love the thought, He is waiting, for me! Thank you.
    Lovely photos, dear Faye!

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  10. Dear Faye,

    I always love visiting you here. I know I have probably said it before. I do wish we were neighbors. It would be great fun. :)

    Your pictures are always lovely. And the Spirit is there when you bare your testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus. What a lovely way to end my Saturday of housework and begin my day of worship. Thank you for your sweet spirit.

    I will pray that you feel better soon. Have a very blessed Sunday. Take care, Janet W ((HUGS))

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  11. Take care of your throat. I hope you're feeling better soon :)

    I have heard we have grasbeaks here, but I have yet to see them. How nice to have so many all at once!

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  12. Hope your throat feels better soon ! Lovely photos . I havent seen our Grossbeaks this year which is strange last year we had 3 of them hanging around the yard feeding ! Have a good day !

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  13. Very sweet post. I hope you feel better soon!

    p.s. I hate making pie crust too.

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  14. Faye, I love your photos of the old buggy in your yard....on another note, thanks for the blog today, you should have been a preachers wife....haha, think Terry would want to start a new career.....haha..love ya Tam

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  15. Lovely pictures, I can see the sheen on the snow..it's pretty on the trees and grass...not on the roads and sidewalks...how colorful your geraniums, so pretty and vibrant, their beauty this time of year stands out doesn't it? I've been thinking about getting an Aloe Vera plant. Always burning myself on the oven, that's how we know supper's done here...:)

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  16. Awesome post and beautiful pics. Would luv to have a baby from the aloe pant. C u soon! U would make an awesome PW - so talented in mre than one area!

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  17. Missed you this morning...hope you're feeling better! As far as plante are concerned, I have a green thumb...of death! LOL... I only have 2 plants and they don't look great- yours look so happy.
    -L-

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  18. Hi, Faye,
    So sorry to hear you're sick. I am too...no fun! I didn't make it to church today either. I really miss not being there. I'll be praying that we'll both be better soon.
    Your grandson and my Katie are nearly the same age. She will be 14 on February 7th. Yes, I often wonder where the time has went! It doesn't seem like that long ago.
    Your pictures are beautiful...I really like that old buggy.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.♥

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  19. Hi, Faye, I will be praying that your throat is better soon. Such pretty pictures that you posted. I do love plants. They make me happy. I want to add an aloe plant to my plants and have babies too. :)

    I hope you have a great Sunday evening.

    :)Vicki

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  20. Hello Faye,

    Hope you are feeling better. I as well missed you this morning at church. I have no plants growing here, but I do have a little miracle growing in the oven :P Hopefully, I will get to meet this little bundle of joy and hold in my arms, before the week is over. Have a wonderful week.

    Love Ya,
    Char

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  21. How precious to remember the faithfulness and tenderness of the Savior just waiting in the shadows to commune with us! Thank you Faye it has been a pleasure to visit and enjoy the view from your cozy home!
    Christine

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  22. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope it's better by now. Your plants are doing wonderful! I noticed today that the daffodils in my yard have about a 2" sprout on them and my Crabapples have buds but we haven't even had a winter yet. I hope they survive. They seem to be confused what season they are in, hehe.

    I am so very thankful that Jesus is always there for me. No matter where I am, I can call on Him and He is there. SO much comfort in knowing that He will never leave us. Thank you Faye, for the picture of Jesus standing in the shadows. I've never thought of it like that before. I always love a new perspective. Also, it is good to use on my little guy who is afraid to sleep in his room because of all the shadows. I can't wait to talk to him about this! =]

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  23. You need my Pat-in-Pan piecrust recipe (bottom crust only)! It's so easy for those times I feel too lazy to make my delicious recipe for rolled piecrust, plus it's perfect for the crumb pies I'm magnetized to-- simply for this pat-in-pan crust. HA! Recipe's on my blog!

    Sure enjoying your site!

    Signed,
    Kelley in Manila, Philippines

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