Verse of the day...

~ “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” ~ Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Good Morning.....

This life is full of ups and downs. There are moments when it seems as if you're touching the hem of heaven because they're so dazzling. And others when it seems you stand on the brink of hell because they're so heart wrenching.

We can tend to feel far away from God in both. When times are good, we forget how much we need Him. When times are hard, we wonder why He has forsaken us. And yet both of... those responses are only our humanity talking.

Neither height nor depth...will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

God's affection for us is the same at the highest and lowest moments of our lives. The heights of success and the depths of despair cannot separate us from Him. His love is the one constant we can count on no matter what.

Take comfort in this..... Whether this is your best day on earth or one of your worst, you will never be alone or unloved. Not even for a moment
Hugs...Love & Blessings

Monday, February 10, 2014

Busy... Busy... Busy.....

Spent my day crocheting.....
getting project done for gifts and orders....

This is a lovely red .. Box Stitch Ear warmer for my daughter...

These are Valentine Fingerless Mitts......

This is a Valentine Cup Cozy......

Started a pair of Bright Fingerless mitts....

and a pair of slippers......

hugs... love... & blessings...

Friday, February 7, 2014

And today... I am .....

~ Thankful for.........
.:: Coffee!
.:: my mom getting a clean bill of health from the doctor today!
.:: getting 4 miles in today! WooHoo....whew
.:: memories! I love you daddy! Miss you!
.:: more coffee!
.:: crocheting!...
.:: family!
.:: friends!
.:: tv shows on DVD's fun to watch seasons whenever I want!
.:: yarn on sale at Michaels!
.:: and more coffee!
.:: raspberry vinegerette dressing!
.:: not being addicted to 'flappy bird'
.:: Christian Radio!
.:: God! Without Him I am lost! His love is amazing!
 } "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." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8b
.:: WOW.....
Let's be honest. None of us loves perfectly.
Thankfully, our gracious God knows that we are incapable of loving others on our own. The only way to truly love is to let Him love through us. When we come to Him, knowing we are broken and sinful, we will find grace to be changed! Thank you Lord!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!
hugs... love... & blessings...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thankful for................

... 2 hour late start for school!
... fresh cup of coffee from my Keurig!
... 4 wheel drive!
... the beautiful Wintery sunrise this morning!
... strawberry yogurt!
... getting a few more things crocheted yesterday!...
... snow days!
... another fresh cup of coffee!
... my heal feeling a little better today!
... morning prayer!!!
... forgiven debt!!!! God is amazing!
... having the afternoon to spend with my mom!
... Doctors... Mechanics... Fireman... Police officers... etc. God Bless you all!
... living in a small town/community! The love outweighs the gossip!
... yet another fresh cup of coffee! Love my Keurig!
... God showing us everyday how much He loves us! We just need to pay attention better!!
... “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. (Luke 12:29-31)

Hugs... Love... & Blessings to you all today!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

No School................

Snow Day at the Carlton house!!!

The boys relax......

I stayed busy crocheting..............
Valentine Slouchy Hat.............

and a School color Ruffle Scarf........

hugs... love... & blessings...

Monday, February 3, 2014

A good day to be ...........

~ Thankful for.......
- Coffee!
- time with my beautiful daughter!
- time with 3 of my silly little grandbabies!
- lots of crocheting done between my daughter and I! We sure had those hooks flyin'!
- being able to at least get half my laundry done! Maybe my washer will play nice tomorrow!
- my snackmaster! Love kitchen gadgets!
- more coffee!...
- the new shower head in our shower! Ahhh....nice!
- my heel hurting enough to keep my mind off my raging headache!
- staying home today!
- a case full of movies for the grand kids to watch!
- hand lotion for my poor dry hands!
- some more coffee!
- God never forgetting me when others so easily do!
- I am worn out from sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears. My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies. Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer. (Psalms 6:6-9)

Love... Love... Love from me to you!
hugs... love... & blessings...

Sunday, February 2, 2014

~Thankful for......

... Coffee!
... the beautiful sunrise this morning!
... only losing one earring!
... getting some fun crocheting done!
... the boys really getting their Server moving!
... my glasses! Whew ...makes it easier to see!
... coffee!!!
... small sweet voices in the back seat of my Jeep? Haven't had that for a long time! Grandbabies are awesome!...
... Game Boy's and DS's!
... a heart for God!
... my beautiful daughter picking up KFC for her kids and her brothers! Love you Jamie!
... more coffee!
... God's awesome word.....
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. (1 John 2:15-17)

Hugs... Love... & Blessings!

hugs... love... & blessings...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Today I am..............

~ Thankful for........
= Saturdays.
= Coffee!!!...
= an awesome time of worship last night at the Paul Baloche concert! God tugged on my David's heart a little more last night than usual. Hallelujah!
= my sweet friend Amy for inviting me to the concert! It was awesome spending time with her!!!
= the lovely soft dusting of snow. Reminds me how incredible God is.
= my mechanic!!! My Jeep is running great! Patrick's is next for some work!
= getting 2 miles in yesterday!
= Patrick & Michael having fun at the Winter Dance last night.
= coffee!!!
= being able to spend my day crocheting......or knitting!
= my new slippers! They are nice and cushiony so my heel doesn't hurt so bad when I walk!
= appreciation of my crocheted or knitted things! It does my heart good to see my creations being worn or used!!!
= my beautiful children!!! Mommy loves you to pieces Melvin... Christopher... Jamie... Patrick... Michael... & David!
= my Keurig!!!
= Gods awesome love ... mercy ... & forgiveness!
.......For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5, 6)

Have the best... snowy... beautiful Saturday ever!!!