Friday, November 30, 2012

Divine Weapons

Choose Your Weapon!

The Word tell us we have weapons not of  this world.

Praise God!

We are in need of back-up, to know someone has your back,
is very reassuring!

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to
demolish strongholds.
2Corinthians 10:3-4

And your back-up is:
The Glory of the Lord!
For the Lord is your rear guard.

As we come out of the season of Thanksgiving,
and counting your blessings.
May we move into this Season
of Comfort and JOY.
Choose JOY!

Blessings, Roxy
 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Funny Girl...

Now This is Funny

I Really needed a good laugh!

Sometimes a girl just needs a good belly laugh :)

It is a proven fact, laughter is good medicine...
They're our some people that look like they may need a spoonful
Of good medicine.

I really do enjoy a good cup of coffee!

You can find so many facts supporting the benefits of 
Drinking it for health support now days.
But I think just the ritual of making a pot of coffee,
is soothing and comforting.

The world has so many things that want to bring,
worry and stress upon our hearts and home.
So if we can find some comfort and peace
And maybe a good laugh over a cup of coffee;
This my friend is a good thing...

A  cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up
the bones.
Proverbs 17:22

Blessings, Roxy


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Taking Pleasure

"You Say It's Your Birthday"

Happy Birthday!

This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it.

I must admit I have had more pumpkin pies for my
birthday  with candles in it then I can count.
Because my birthday has either fallen on Thanksgiving day, 
or has been in the same week,
my whole life.

I have always had to pray my way through the
holidays.  I believe there are just some
things attached to birthdays, and holidays.

But praise God he has given us freedom,
and the ability to overcome.

It is not like something bad happened to me.
It is more like a false expectation, I put on it!

So, I rejoice knowing that I can walk in freedom
And enjoy this Birthday,
because of His grace.

Also, I have been learning to take pleasure
in the holidays.

Every year has been more of a release,
to be in Him.
And not allow my hold to a false
expectations to take control.

Being transparent has helped.
Let us not hold ourselves in high esteem,
but rather humble ourselves.
That He may exalt us in do time.

Blessings, Roxy

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A living Example

My Oldest Grand Daughter an my Youngest Grandson
 
 
Big sister is reading to her little brother.
 
I must admit it makes my heart feel so full, to see the love and care she is showing her little brother.  We live in such a day that we do not give the example and the home life to teach this to our children anymore.  With older siblings off to school or the wee ones in day care.  But thank God more and more families our working at keeping the family together.  And it is our biblical duty from the scriptures to help mentor, our daughters and encourage them in their pursuit to stay at home.
 
And to also thank our sons for allowing them to do so.
 
I realize we all can not stay at home!
But as I have said many times it is where your heart is !
 
May we all pursue to keep the home fires burning.
May our children say: There's NO place like home.
No matter how old or how far they live away:)
 
Blessings, Roxy

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Gobble- Gobble!
 
Happy Thanksgiving
 
I am taking this time and counting my blessings!
 
It is so important to give thanks,
it truly opens the heart.
 
You cannot be counting your blessings,and
be un-thankful at the same time.
So choose blessings!
 
Count your blessings:
Name them one by one,
 
1.God choosing and loving me.
2.Having a husband that serves Christ.
3.Having family.
4.Having friends.
5.Being a grandma
6.Being able to study God's Word.
7.Having a home to live in.
8.Being healthy and strong.
9.To be able to worship freely.
10.To be able to love others.
 
He blesses the house of the righteous.
Proverbs 3:33b
 
Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kitchen Skills

  Making Pies
 
This picture just brings back such a sweet idea
of home and family.
 
I  myself can never get past the wholesome heart,
that was always intended for the family.
 
And it did take heart!
Not the (only myself) attitude.
 
These skills were not just there by osmosis,
but rather taught and practiced in the home.
 
As women, wives and mothers,
we have a custom and heritage we must keep alive!
PIES
 
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Cherry pie
Pecan pie
 
The list could go on and on!
Don your aprons ladies...
Baking season has begun:)
 
Each one should use whatever gift he
has received to serve others.
1Peter 4:10

Blessings, Roxy
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
 
These are just delicious!
You gotta try them.
 
They are so moist and flavorful!
Just use your own pancake mix recipe,
add 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice.
Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree.
 
They cook up light and fluffy.
Spread fresh butter on top, and
pour on warm maple syrup.
 
Say grace and thank God,
for your food!
 
Eat and enjoy His wonderful bounty!
 
God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need,
you will abound in every
good work.
2 Corinthians 12:9
 
Blessings, Roxy

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Goose Hunting

His First Goose Hunt!
And I don't mean Dad's!


Golly this goose weighs a ton!
This boy has a marks men's eye...

He got up at 5:00 am to put out decoys,
he was ready and down before the sun came up.
 
He is an amazing shot!
So proud of him...
 
Our family loves to hunt!
 
They smoked it and made goose jerky out of it.
It was so good!
 
 
I went with my oldest grandson, and we
did our hunter safety class together
last year.
 
I believe it is important to train up the next generation
to be sportsmen like, to know safety and to respect
our wildlife.
 
He has bent His bow and made it ready.
Psalms 7:12
 
Wait for the first light to shoot!
 
Blessings, Roxy

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Home Sweeet Home

Pretty Fall Material
 
There is just something about material,
that just fills me with such a longing
to create.
 
I believe it is what our Creator, had in mind
all along.
 
There is real power in the way we present,
ourselves and our homes.
 
We are to be the example to the world,
not to follow after the worlds example.
 
Our homes should reflect His heart.
 
When you make the effort to make all things
beautiful, clean and tidy, it will
reflect His peace and order.
 
She makes coverings for her bed; she is
clothed in fine linen and purple.
She makes garments and sells them, and
supplies the merchants with sashes.
Proverbs 31: 22,24
 
I am not saying every women should
know how to sew,
but I am saying you can make an effort
to make your home welcoming.
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unique and Lovely


Unique Gift Wrapping
 
Here is a photo of last years birthday gift
from my sister.
 
I actually feel as excited over the way she wraps her
gifts, and the way she presents them, as
the thoughtful gifts she sends.
 
Last year each gift was wrapped in a lovely old
doily, tied with jute and a orange ribbon.
 
These doily's were also
sentimental as they belonged to
our mother.
 
I was just thinking of this as a great idea
to use, as we are so close to
the gift giving season.
 
 
There was also an idea that I used one year.
I bought a bunch of very inexpensive fabric,
and I sewed up bags to put gifts in.
I tied them with ribbon, and added a gift tag.
The tag was made out of brown paper
sacks cut out in a cute design.
I traced out the designs from my cookie cutters.
 
I know we all want to use our
resources wisely.
 
I think we can also give gifts of
things that already belong to us. Such
a much loved plate or bowl,
a treasured tea cup.
Think outside the media gift ideas!
 
Ask God for creative gift ideas!
 
To the man who please Him,
God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.
Ecclesiastes 2:26
 
Blessings, Roxy

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Elegant Tea

Simple Tea
 
Even the most modest tea pot and cup,
served with a lace table cloth,
makes it fit for a Queen.
 
The simple but elegant!
 
Never under estimate a cup of tea.
 
Take time and be still.
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Monday, November 12, 2012

Recycled Mittens


Mitten Weather

I was just going through some of my favorites,
 and I found this on recycled mittens.
  We all know very cold days and snow are ahead for some of us.
 
We really are praying for snow as we have
been in a terrible drought.
 
We have been so busy doing some home make-overs, that
it has been a challenge to find time to do anything else.
 
I love to sew and to craft and to make things lovely
for my home and family.
 
Hope this web sight  will inspire some of you
to try your hand at sewing mittens:)
 
Here is the sight, just click on it!
                                                        
                                                                    Blessings, Roxy


http://studio5.ksl.com/?sid=4456414&nid=61

Friday, November 9, 2012

Kitchen Blessings

Sanding and priming .
See my new stove?
This is what started the make-over:)

I had my drawer fronts refaced,
what a difference it made.

My sweet grandson!
I painted the island a completely
different color.

See my chicken's?
I love the wains coat we glued in the center
of each cabinet.

The brick board added the cozy
touch it needed.
See the red top rail?
 

See my antique oatmeal canister?

My long counter top.
Love the brick board.

My chandelier is my most favorite touch!

My heart has been so full of His love and grace!
 
This the most beautiful kitchen I
have ever had!
 
I feel blessed beyond
words!
 
Blessings, Roxy
 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Whistle While You Work

I really love to iron!
 
Ok, your all thinking this girl needs to get a life!!
 
I like to get all the tops and bottoms,
that I may be wearing soon.
Also, I iron my aprons!
I like them to be clean and fresh and (not wrinkled)
 
And I put up my ironing board in the kitchen,
it is usually up in my/spare room/
sewing room/ect.
 
But I do enjoy being in the heart of my home.
I can listen to worship music, or a teaching tape.
Also maybe get a post started:)
And to watch what I may have cooking on the stove.
 
My sister can- not believe that I love to iron.
I told her one day maybe,
it's the only thing I can control
wrinkles!
 
We must be diligent,
and focus on what is really important!
Our time with the Lord
Honoring and respecting our Husbands!
Making our houses a Home...
 
I am so blessed!
I love to be a part of this,
amazing community of Bloggers.
 
Do Not Forget to VOTE!
(For those who live in the U.S.A.)
 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Honoring Others


 
Showing Honor
 
I was just thinking how fast the holidays
are approaching, and to realize that another
year has gone by.
 
This is a picture of a surprise lunch
Birthday party given to me
last November.
 
I was turning 55 years young.
So that means in a matter of weeks I will be turning 56.
 
So what I have been thinking about
all this last year was the kindness,
and love, and I honor that was
shown to me!
 
It still brings tears to my eyes,
and a lump in my throat.
 
I believe in showing honor to those God,
has given us :
Family, and friends,
mentors, and Pastors.
 
We can show honor in so many different ways.
As you bless others, you yourself
will be blessed.
 
Maybe we can start now asking the Lord
for ways that we can show honor to others.
This holiday season could be a time to
really let others know what they have
meant to you.
 
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10
 
Blessings, Roxy
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