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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

Revisiting an old post but love these dishes

My Tablescape is very simple, yet I find it what I call "Low Country Charm" . Instead of High Tea, we're having low tea. First of all let me say that my grandfather built my table and benches for me in 1994. It is so heavy it took about four men to get the table in the house. It isn't anything fancy but my papa built it just for me and I love it and will always treasure it. Anyway, was going to put a table cloth on it but to be honest I just wanted it to be simple and I wanted the wood to show. Besides it takes two tablecloths for this size table unless I want to make one! First of all I must share a little history about these dishes. In 1984 we lost our home to a fire. At that time that was probably the closest thing I had ever come to that was in the sense of experiencing a death in the family. Those of you that have went through that will know what I mean.... Anyway, an elderly lady that lived about 5 miles from me came to see us one day bringing a

Red Lights And Stop Signs!

There isn't anything any worse at times than to be running late, in a hurry and you get STOPPED by a red light. Or, we are just about to make it on time but here we drive up to that STOP SIGN.  URR!  I don't know about you but I need some Stop Signs and Red Lights in my day at times. If I am not working outside the home I am working inside the home and just need a break from doing things...Regardless of whether I am answering the phone on my job or sitting for hours at my sewing machine. We all are busy people! I don't know anyone that isn't busy! Our busy schedules need to interrupted with a little leisure or time of reflection.  Sometimes we just merely need to STOP and breathe!  Take a minute out for yourself and away from the busyness of life.... There are two ways of making it through our busy life. One way is to STOP thinking....the 2nd one is to STOP and think! Many of us live the first way! We tend to fill every hour with activity.  Let us Stop


I love Pinterest! Matter of fact you can look on the right side of my page here and follow me on there!!! Hint..... I've added the links for you to check these sites out! So wanted to share some of my Friday favorites with you from Pinterest. Hope you enjoy! Movie Night Party! (I love me some popcorn) Super Cute Idea for back of a chair! Looking for a Housewarming gift? Cute idea for your daughter or granddaughter's sleepover! Love some ribs but really LOVE it when I cook things in my crock pot! Looking for home inspirational decorating ideas? I love this one!!!! http://clarendonlane


I'd had several ladies ask me about the flip flop cake I done for my oldest granddaughter's birthday so I found the link for you. This cake is so simple and can be decorated anyway you'd like.  I used the template from the link. Everything on the cake was editable except for the silk flowers. I used twizzlers for the straps and candy to decorate the sides of the flip flops. My granddaughter was having a luau party so needless this say this fit right in with her theme and really did turn out cute.   Here is the link:

It Don't Get No Better Than This!

There is nothing any better to me than to sit down with my cup of coffee in hand and read, journal, study Bible study and just relax. Love it! I have many devotionals that I pull from but one that I use on a regular basis is "Experiencing God" by Henry & Richard Blackaby. I've not only taken this study but have taught the workbook. This is a book or workbook study that I think every Christian needs to take. I have the paper back book of this as well and I use it so much for devotionals. I've referenced to it so many times that I actually know the page numbers of some of the things I want to go back and look at. This morning while doing my devotional I came across something that just sort of jumped out at me! I've read it many times already but this morning it LEAPED off the page! God is so cute like that isn't He? He knows what we need when we need it.  With coffee in one hand and my book in the other God began speaking to my heart..... The piece I

Need I say more!

Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,  before you were born I set you apart;   I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”  Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Psalm 139: 13-18  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.   I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awa


I just wanted to share a few "EYE-CATCHTER'S" this week as I was blogging around, browsing on Pinterest and just GRAZING. Hope you enjoy looking too! This would be an easy DIY item!   Isn't this just the cutest idea for baby shower? I just feel in love with this decoration. Looks like boxes wrapped in fabric maybe with ribbon and floral pieces. Looks so simple! Too cute for the back of a chair! And it's different! I love different! This really caught my eye! Love the music notes! Could be done easy I would think! I really loved this tablesetting and the centerpiece.   Ooh, Blue, White and Yellow! This is so simple but what really caught my eye here was the use of various size cans spray painted!!!! Shower Curtain rings to hang your scarves on! What a cute Idea!!!!    Hugs...