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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,

{Tuesday Tidbits and Winner of Giveaway}

Well I hope that you all are enjoying your week so far. Right now I am smelling some fresh collards out of my garden cooking and I am so ready to EAT some! Oh I have to show you my new sign a sweet gal from my Ladies Bible Study class gave to me. I just love it! It's going in the Buck Room. Last week I posted that one of my blogging friends would have the opportunity to win this Poppy Tea set by simply answering one question to the hodgepodge. I must say that I truly enjoyed reading all of your answers to the questions. It's a great way to get to know one another for sure. So I decided instead of putting all the names in a hat to draw from that I would use the good old faithful online name generator to pick a winner and the winner is............. From Everyday Living http://everydayliving.me/   Pam does some of the most beautiful tablescapes ever. Here's her latest.... Romantic Table for Two ... Makes me want to

{A little Hodgepodge Fun and Giveway}

Happy days are happening with the REVAMPING , REMODELING , DE-CLUTTERING my little room!  I found things I forgot I had! LOL! The process is slow but at least it's in the works. YAY! So for the GIVEAWAY I have FOUND something in my closet......remember the closet from last week?????? Well, apparently I was going to give it as a gift and never did, so ONE of you LUCKY gals get to have this cute Poppy set. The set includes 4 tea bags holders still in the box. A tea book , serving tray with 4 snack trays . AND all you have to do to be entered in the drawing is comment today on at least one question from the hodgepodge. It's just that simple.  Before we get into the hodgepodge today I want you to know that I have been doing other things besides cleaning up my little room. We've been making sausage .    Drinking hot tea from my new tea cup that a sweet gal from church gave to me. Reflecting on my new FOCUS WORD of the year..

{Looking for INSPIRATION}

I'm looking for inspiration to start on a project at home! Maybe you can help me. Sometimes it just helps to talk it out....you know what I mean?    Web image My motherinlo ve used to say that everyone needed a project to do and for the last several years I have been revamping , replacing and remodeling a few things here and there. I've heard it said that if you truly want your project to be exactly how you dreamed it would be then you must be PATIENT ! O UCH! But here I am in a brand new year and ready to tackle another h ome project.    Web image I have four bedrooms in my home. One in which of course I sleep in. One is the grandbabies "Play Room" which so desperately needs to be organized and some things tossed. One room my man calls the "The Buck Room" because we have deer mounted on the wall and the decor is totally a hunting theme in which we both love. But then I have "My Room" which has turned into a disaster and all by m

{Happy New Year and my 2017 Focus Word}

I hope that your New Year has started out wonderful and that you are counting your blessings no matter great or small from 2016. We spent New Years in Georgia hunting, eating and shopping! The hunting wasn't all that great but the eating and shopping was! Of course eating and shopping is always great huh?  Needless to say that none of us stayed up to see the New Year come in. But, we surely praised the Lord for another New Year .   With a New Year brings the unknown for us all. We never know what tomorrow may bring and honestly, that's a good thing. But with the New Year it does bring a new Focus Word for me. Th ere is nothing magical about having a focus word . It just simply gives me something to think about or to focus on. I will find myself looking for my focus word in the Word of God, on signs, billboards, sermons , Bible studies and more. It is amazing at what the Lord will show me through a simple word.  The stories that I could tell you at how the Lo