Today’s thought – How Can. . . ?

basketfullI love this CAT – and his attitude!

Good Morning

Romans 3:3
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Unbelief says,
“How can such and such things be?”
It is full of “hows”;
but faith has one great answer to the ten thousand “hows,”
and that answer is–GOD!

Exodus 3:14
And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.

Remember the ‘I AM’ . . .Today
with my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Chats on the Deck

“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

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My Buster doesn’t look as cozy as Opal, but this is where the Farmer found him.
Buster was sleeping on the Farmer’s childhood rocking chair
that is hanging upside-down from the freezer in the breezeway between the sheds.

Do you like avocados?

I love avocados and guacamole.
I think my favorite way to eat avocados
is on a bacon and tomato sandwich,
bread toasted, no lettuce and add a little mustard, please.

Have you ever gone on a roller coaster?

Small ones when I was a kid,
I don’t have any desire to ride a roller coaster now.

Do you do cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or needle punch?
Picture 001I’ve done all but needle punch.
Counted cross stitch is by far my favorite.

Do you cook with gas or electric?

I cook with propane.
The downside of using propane is that it blackens the pan bottoms.

Tell me something good, pleasant, or uplifting. Please.
feb24 023Spring IS Coming!

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January 10, Today’s thought – Light

jan8 004 Jonquils tell of coming Spring.

Good Morning

Let There Be Light

And God said, “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)

The first words we have on record of God speaking
are highly instructive.
“Let there be light”
means far, far more than mere sunshine.
In fact, the sun and moon were not made
until the 4th day of Creation,
yet Light was already so.
What, then,
did God mean when He said, “Let there be light”?
To find the answer,
we need to look elsewhere in the Bible
to see if there is any “light” shed upon this mystery.
The first thing we discover is that the Bible tells us —
“God is light” (1John 1:5).
The same author later writes twice that “God is love”
(ch. 4:8, and 4:16).
Thus we can surmise that “light” and “love”
are spiritual synonyms;
interchangeable with one another
without compromising the express meaning of either.
With this in mind,
we look back at the Genesis declaration
and conclude that when God said,
“Let there be Light,”
He was in fact saying —
“Let there be a revelation of My love!”
And there was.
In fact,
everything that occurs in creation and in the Bible
from that moment forward is in complete compliance
with that unalterable decree.
And the implications of this for us today are profound.
What would each day hold in store for us
if we walked through every situation
looking for how this or that could reveal
something of God’s love to us.
And just maybe, once we began to see this,
we ourselves could learn to reveal God’s love to others around us.
Let there be light! —
the single most powerful sentence you could ever say.

Walk in God’s Light and Love . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

August 21, Today’s thought — The Edge of our Need

Buster and the tigers

Good Morning

When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee;
and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 43:2

God does not open paths for us in advance of our coming.
He does not promise help before help is needed.
He does not remove obstacles out of our way before we reach them.
Yet when we are on the edge of our need,
God’s hand is stretched out.
Many people forget this,
and are forever worrying about difficulties
which they foresee in the future.
They expect that God is going to make the way
plain and open before them,
miles and miles ahead;
whereas He has promised to do it only step by step
as they may need.
You must get to the waters and into their floods
before you can claim the promise.
. . . J.R.M.

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday — June 10, 2012

The rules are simple:

Anyone can participate.
You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (we have so many new participants each week, this is the only way I know to be inclusive).
Have fun!

Without further discussion…here are my interpretations this week:

Many miles have been spun on this merry-go-round, made by the Farmer.

If I can’t see you – you can’t see me, silly cat!

black and white
I love to work cross word puzzles!
Having a good crossword dictionary makes all the difference!
This one a gift from daughter #3, copyright 1940, with its pages blowing in the wind of the fan.


Spots on socks!

A paper pattern for my current quilt project.

To see others’ scavenger finds, click here.

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Wordless Wednesday — Cat Door?

Join us as we try to cut down on the chatter on Wednesdays.

In and out

(Please excuse the blur – he is fast!)

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Wordless Wednesday — cat hair balls

It is Wednesday and it is time to be wordless.

Buster and Grizz

Look over the shoulders of other wordless ones here

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Yarn Along — March 14, 2012

I was attacked by a severe case of startitis!

I was knitting along very happily on the Anjou and the Slice of Pi, when it hit.

Alpaca Sox Shawl by Emily Devlin

Now I have to knit a little and knit a little there, here a row, there a row. Oh I love each and every row!

Slice of  Pi is blooming beautifully.

This is where my pretty ones sleep, right next to my chair.

Busterford Jones has taken over the basket when Grissabell isn’t in it.

I’m listen to A Widow’s Story, A Memoir by  Joyce Carol Oates, the story of her life after the sudden death of her husband. The topic isn’t pleasant (what word to use), but the author’s ability to describe the roller coaster ride of a widow is very well done.

Joining Ginny at Small Things. If you visit, you’ll find many beautiful works in progress – some are even finished.

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Wordless Wednesday — Cat Curl

Shhh…….I’m wordless on Wednesday!

His name is Busterford Jones

Join others’ silence here.

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Wordless Wednesday – Attitude

On Wednesday’s I’m practically wordless.

Busterford Jones

See other’s  wordlessness here.

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One Thousand Gifts and a Scripture

Adding to my One Thousand gifts:

101.  This cat, Busterford Jones, who moved to Cozy Acres scared and untrusting, has adapted and become the #1 lap cat. I get this look if the computer is in his way.

102. Ideas from a quilt show.

103. I am very thankful for my mom. She is such an example of the Proverbs 31 woman. Thank you.

I am very thankful for my home.

104. This cozy spot where I write, knit, read, eat, doze, hold cats, rock babies, gaze out the door, pray and weep.

105. This is the cozy spot where I create .

106. This is my cozy kitchen most of the time it is neater than this but I love the way the light played in this picture.

107. Here is the Farmer’s cozy spot.

108. And COZY, though it may be, I am thankful for indoor plumbing. Please excuse the camera strap.

I thankful for memories, still, of cruise taken in 2009, with these dear-to-my-heart people.

109. On our way to dinner in New York City.

110. Checking out New York City.

111.  Quebec City

112. A carriage ride in Quebec City.

113. A real gift- to be able to cruise with the Farmer.

114. The trip of our life time ‘from sea to shining sea’ in 2007.

115. A favorite memento from ‘the trip’ – The Story Teller, purchased in New Mexico.

And a Scripture:
. . .   trust . . .  in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 1Timothy 6:17

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