Waiting for Fall

I Thank God... Day 28

Can’t wait to see trees like this again!

Pixabay eggs


“With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.

The past has shrivelled and buried deep,
All yesterdays. There let them sleep.

Nor seek to summon back one ghost
Of that innumerable host.

Concern yourself with but to-day,
Woo it, and teach it to obey

Your will and wish. Since time began
To-day has been the friend of man;

But in his blindness and his sorrow
He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.”


Author unknown

From the Character Classic Tiger and Tom
ISBN 1881545083

Have a wonderful today!


Pumpkin Patch Blessings

Pumpkin Patch Blessings!

It’s the first sign of fall here at the cottage.

I reviewed this book, and I’m hosting a giveaway at

Harvest Lane Cottage. Ends 8/24 US

christmas-present Pixabay 7-16I just love making homemade Christmas gift. Do you? Waiting until November or (gasp) December just won’t due if you’re trying to create gifts yourself. I’ve written a nice, long list of gift ideas over at Harvest Lane Cottage this week.  I invite you to read more at Christmas in July ~ Handmade Gift Ideas.

Enjoy these last few days of freedom before school time starts again!


Be Soft!

Prov 15 1 soft answer branmade hlcfb wp '16

Spring beauty draws us into worship of the God of Creation.

He’s a Good Good Father.

Enjoy this beautiful weekend God has given you.

Love those who love you.

Love those who don’t with the love of the Father.

My Grandma Mamie was a sunshine spreader!
I moved to this small Missouri town over twenty years ago. I moved from a big city and thought I was moving to Mayberry! 

I have a personal friendliness campaign. Small towns are supposed to be friendly, but they will only be friendly if we are!

Smile, open doors, offer to help others, talk to people— cashiers, people in line, receptionists, other shoppers, the librarian, the man who makes your sandwich, the gas station attendant — everyone! 
Everyone needs a friendly word, or smile, or even a prayer. 

Don’t be afraid to ask someone if you can pray with him or her, then do it right then if possible. It’s a wonderful encouragement, and prayer works

God bless you, have a wonderful week. Remember to share the love of Jesus with others.
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