My Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Lowell and Laura July 30, 2017

Thank you to everyone who is praying for me. I’ve been writing at Harvest Lane Cottage for quite awhile, and I wrote about my diagnosis of breast cancer.

I am more than halfway through chemotherapy. I should be finished by mid-September. I have never looked forward to fall like this before!

Be blessed, and visit at Harvest Lane Cottage to keep updated.

Sincerely,

ஐღ Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage ღஐ 

…doing what I can with what I’ve got

where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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Cherry Pits, Erma Bombeck, and Jehovah God

I remember a quote from Erma Bombeck.  You’ll remember her from the seventies.  She said, “If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I aways in the pits?”  A lot of us can relate.  That’s what made Mrs. Bombeck so popular.  She was famous for her witty way of stating the obvious.

God is famous for stating the not-so-obvious.  It is He, Jehovah God, our father, who through the Holy Spirit, inspired Paul to write, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.

Unfortunately, that verse does not not mean that everything that happens to us is good.  Quite the contrary.  It doesn’t even mean that all things work together for good for everyone.  It means He uses whatever the circumstances are to work for those who love Him, the ones He called for His purpose.

So, we have to trust Him even when we don’t feel like it, even when we cannot see any way that He can make things good.  Trust, it all comes down to trusting Him and being patient for His perfect will and His perfect timing.

So, next time I’m pitting cherries again, I’ll remember that He is Good all the time, not just when we’re eating the cherry jam.

Trust and Obey for there’s no other way…to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.

Blessings,

Laura

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Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

Forgetting What is Behind….

“With every rising of the sun

Think of your life as just begun.

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The past has shriveled and buried deep,

All yesterdays. There let them sleep.

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Nor seek to summon back one ghost

Of that innumerable host.

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Concern yourself with but to-day,

Woo it, and teach it to obey

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Your will and wish. Since time began

To-day has been the friend of man;

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But in his blindness and his sorrow

He looks to yesterday and to-morrow.”

………………………..

Author unknown*

 

Have a wonderful today!

Laura

 

 

*From the Character Classic Tiger and Tom, ISBN 1881545083

The Top Ten Wedding Shower Gifts That No One Else Will Bring

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Bridal shower and wedding season is upon us.  Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit awkward when you gave or received a duplicate gift? Do you ever find yourself wondering what gift to give the bride—especially if this is the sixth wedding or shower you’ve attended this summer?

I’ve got some terrific ideas for the bride that will be appreciated, enjoyed, and no one else will duplicate! Remember… she’s a bride for a day and a wife for life!

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The Wife’s Influence on the Home

“In the last analysis, home happiness depends on the wife. Her spirit gives the home its atmosphere. Her hands fashion its beauty. Her heart makes its love. And the end is so worthy, so noble, so divine, that no woman who has been called to be a wife, and has listened to the call, should consider any price too great to pay, to be the light, the joy, the blessing, the inspiration of a home.”
J.R.R. Miller
Dear ladies,
Does it seem a heavy burden that Reverend Miller puts upon wives? I’ve read several things that he has written. Some paint such an ideal picture of a wife, I wonder if perhaps some of his quotes might be discouraging to wives. I think his intention was to encourage women in their high calling—to show what can be and maybe ought to be. There is truth in his writings, but they can make a woman feel burdened down with perfectionism. Read more….