Monday, May 20, 2019

How To Be The Best House Guest...

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Are You A Wonderful House Guest?

We read and talk a lot about being a wonderful hostess;
But, I think we hear very little about how to be a thoughtful guest!

Times have changed, as years ago, it seemed like there was more company.

 And I might ask when was the last time you had
Overnight guest in your home?

Do you even have a guest room, or just a comfortable space
For someone to stay in?

 This post may not interest some of you.
But, I always like to think that when, after my husband and I leave
Someones home, they will say; Now, that was a very nice visit!

The goal is for them to one day to want to invite you back!
Or to want to come visit you at some time!

You probably have all heard that saying;
"Company is a bit like fish, after three days it begins to stink"

So firstly, I will open with this thought.
Do not overstay your visiting!
Short but Sweet...

That is, even if you are just having dinner in someones home!
The host may need to get up early the next morning.

When staying overnight in someones home,
 Always let your guest be aware of how long you plan on staying.
To make sure it does not impose upon their life and plans.
Give them an idea of your schedule for what is in the plans for each day!

Ways to be a great house guest!

Be aware of their schedules.

Show some interest in their home and their design and style.
Their hobbies and their family and even their work!

Keep the bathroom clean!

Help clean the kitchen, dishes and such!

Keep the room you stay in clean and tidy, make the bed!

Help with the meals!

Buy some of the groceries!

Give the hostesses some personal space;
Everyone needs a little bit of that!

Just relax and enjoy their hospitality and home.

Leave a note thanking them! 
Or a small thank you gift!

Clean up what you have used while visiting.
(Take the sheets off the bed)

Don't forget to take some pictures!

Showing Hospitality is a wonderful thing!

It's always nice to create memories and see new places and
Spend time with old friends and even make new friends!

Do you have any tips for being The Best House Guest?

Blessings, Roxy








Saturday, April 27, 2019

Just A Little Bit...

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Just A Little Bit

As I have aged and grown in many things;
I have realized that it's always the little bits here and there that stand out!

Finding pleasure and joy in the midst of trials and testing.

When we no longer take for granted the little bits!

Someone offers you a huge slice of chocolate cake;
And you reply back, well maybe just a little bit!

We all can get overwhelmed with all that's  on our plates.
But when we move forward and try to do just a little bit;
It will become manageable!

When I was younger,
 I was able to vacuum and clean my whole house in a day!
Now days it may take me all week, because I will see
 Another
project that needs to be done.

I love to embroider, and I love to sew, and to read
And I love to paint, and to bake, Fellowship with others!
This time of year I love to plant my flowers and veggies.
But None of us can do it all!

Be kind to yourself as you slow down a little bit
(pun intended)

We should not be robbed of life's joys!
No matter how tough times were, I always did a little bit to
help me keep myself in a creative state!
If you become drained of all your resources, you will have nothing to give!

When we allow the good and healthy things into our lives;
We will have something to refresh others!

Remember...
Just a Little Bit
Can go a very long way!

Just make sure the Little Bit is something that brings glory to God!

Enjoy The Little Bit Today

Always, Living From Glory To Glory
Roxy xo




Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Reaching Higher...

Reach Higher...


Looking at the bright side...

Hello, Do you know my intent in writing these blog posts?

By nature, we can be quick to judge or become critical;
But as we all know we should be slow to condemn others!

Life is not easy and sometimes we can say or write something
That can be taken wrong, because it was poorly written or stated wrongly.
My intent is always to make us reach higher!

This is to say;
I aim to encourage others!
I also warn others of possible danger!
To  train all women single, divorced, widowed, young and old!
I also desire to help and guide those that want to be helped!
Forgive me for any offense you may have taken!

Grace to you
Grace to me

Over the years I have been rebuked, corrected and received backlash;
To never write again is an option!

But, I choose to continue until I complete this ministry!

I have never intended to bash or hurt or to be unkind to any one!




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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Beware Of Toxic Relationships...


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 Toxic Relationships

Why I believe Godly character is the most important issue in our world!

We are no longer self disciplined in anything
We seem to be so selfish!
And people want to control others in everything!
Also the drama is unbelievable...


Between the school system and being single parents,
(Revised statement)
Schools can no longer really help kids deal with their emotions
Single parents do not have the help at times or a break to be refreshed!
This  statement was written, but I never intended to bash single parents!

Not allowing morals and standards, and no work ethic.
We're in for some relationship issues that will crumble our society!

Let's face it, sports are more important than church!
The phone tucked into your butt pocket or bra is your life...
The kitchen table is now a raised table or bar stools!

You know how tough it is to not even being comfortable in your own skin?
Walking on eggshells in your own home!

I am counting my blessings I do not have these kinds of relationships.
But I could have them if I would of allowed it way back when.
I never even heard the term toxic relationship, but its a buzz today!
Why???

Because, we are spoiled children and no longer disciplined, we won't
Learn from our mistakes!
We want to be in every bodies business and we think we should
To know about every one's personal matter's!

Where is the wise counsel??

Once again, I can only encourage you to self examine your attitude
And actions in all relationships!

We have a heart issue!

Here is what this behavior might be characterized by
Emotionally and Physically damaging effects
Panic attacks
Insecure feelings
Isolation

Some things a person may do to another that are not healthy;
Toxic behavior
Control over all the finances
Trying to control your thoughts and feelings
Verbal Abuse
Dominance
Control
Manipulation

I am not enjoying writing a post on this subject;
But I think that if I can expose this terrible manipulating issue,
Why not try to help someone see a red flag early in a relationship!
Because marriage is hard enough without being toxic from the beginning.

Working on being sound in mind and behavior is a lifelong endeavor!

Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove;
Matthew 10:16
~Combine the wisdom of the serpent with the harmlessness of the dove~

May we pray for those that are struggling in every situation!
This life can be so very hard!
My intent is to help, not to be critical!
I also try to be gentle...



Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bloom Where You Are Planted...

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Sunshine

Why do we need sunshine?
What if the sun would grow dull and turn black?
What if we could no longer see things clearly?

The brightness as a noon day!

Sometimes when I can see and feel the darkness growing stronger;
It does grieve my heart.
Most days I refuse to look at the grim conditions and just plod on!

But there are times when we can see all too clearly what the ramifications are doing.

What happens to a society that sees everything as acceptable?
When they believe that nothing is wrong or immoral;

What is a moral issue in our day that breaks your heart?

What can I do to make where I live and abode be filled with light?
"We must flourish like a flower"

A flower can flourish in a city sidewalk, where only a crack of soil is exposed!

Our lives are very much like a flower;
We can grow in the toughest conditions;
We can bloom anywhere!
We can send out a sweet smelling fragrance!
We can be but a small fragment of beauty!
Even though a flower bloom lasts a short time;
It can bring great JOY in the moment...

When we go through a tough season of pain or drought or lack of sunshine;
We can become weak of heart;
That is why we must gird up our loins of our mind!
Be mindful of the moments, life is but a flower.
But I truly believe some of our moments will never fade away,
Or will be forgotten, if we will but keep close to our heavenly Father.
Tend the garden of your soul!
Look for a streaming light of sunshine every day!
Continue to plant seeds of love!
Repent often, and pull up those nasty weeds of doubt!
Water your garden with God's Holy Word!
Refuse to live in darkness!


We all have a choice daily!
So make it flourish like a flower.

So remind yourself often and remind those you love;
Take the little quote that has big dividends;

BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED

Trust me, when or if the Lord decides to relocate you,
You will continue to flourish wherever He moves you!

Sending you all a big Hello and Happy Day...

Living from Glory To Glory

Roxy












Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Pretty But Has No Substance...

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Pretty But Has No Substance
Sweet But Has No Longevity

How do we truly get to know another person's heart?
 If we are not careful we all can be deceived!

We all want to remember there are many honest and good in the hearts
Of many people we know and run across in our days.

But what I think when we see so much scamming and dishonesty;
We can become disheartened!

Because I can't deal with or work on another person's heart!
I must continue to stay focused on thinking and doing right!

May are words not just be sugar coated, but filled with truth spoken in love!

Sometimes we just need something we can sink our teeth into!

I try not to add too many things onto my plate now days!
Because I want to taste and savor what is important.

Just about everybody is on some bandwagon anymore.
Pick a few things that are important and put your energy into that!

People in the past or in your future that have been just fluff;
Let those things take a back seat!

Keep your eyes open for the faulty heart issues.
Controlling and manipulating hearts!
Their agenda, their way, You will always be wrong!
Because they are always the victim.
Leave them alone
Deal with your own heart
Don't read scripture and apply it to them!!

We must focus...

Taking care of ones own heart and HOME
Is your true calling...

As Always, I desire to live and have my being in Christ...
Hugs, Roxy






Monday, March 25, 2019

Two Become One...

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Wedding Bells

What is your responsibility for a couple that is getting married?

You get an invitation in the mail; and you might think, "well, can I go?"
What gift might I bring?

Will it be a fun wedding?
Will they serve free food and an open bar?

But the real responsibility for attending a wedding is to take part!

To wish them well is great!
To give a gift to bless them is wonderful!

But remembering to pray for them is the best gift of all!

Why we must help them to stay married and to learn how to
Be a Good Husband and A Good Wife...
It honors each other and brings glory to God!

To understand the seriousness of making a vow?
A covenant to God?

Who here thinks marriage is easy?
It's work, and the only work that will provide long lasting benefits!

She will have to learn to do many new things!
He will have to learn to do many things!

But the biggest challenge is learning to not put oneself first any longer!

We live in a world of selfies...
Truly, whether it be any social media, people love to take pictures
Of themselves...
Look At Me!!!

I find it a bit too much!

If there is no benefit for me then I am not interested!
"You have heard the saying- Well, that's enough about me;
Now, tell me what YOU think of ME..."

Getting married is a good thing!
Staying married is even better!
Pray to marry the right person!
Get wise counsel!

I can promise you this; no matter who you marry or when you marry;
You will still have to stop the selfish me syndrome;
And look to one another needs.

Then comes the children
Then they grow up and leave home.
Some become selfish and never look back;

And once again, it will be the two of you!
Have you made the effort to become one?
Its daily work!!
But it's really not all about you, Now is it??

Our Grandson is married now and we will pray daily for them!
We will do all we can,  to help their marriage succeed!

As Always, Loving and Living
But praying, to live my life for His Glory!

Any advice for the newly wedded couple?
Leave a comment and I will send it to them!
You never know the impact of wise words...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

If You Do Not Have Anything Nice To Say Don't say Anything At All...

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Be An Encourager

To encourage means to in-courage...

We all need to be encouraged!

I want to remind myself of this important biblical teaching.

I was remembering my Mother saying to all of us as we were growing up;
"If you do not have anything nice to say, Don't say anything at all!"

I have had to remember this often in my life!

Why...
Because Life is hard and people can be difficult;

And sometimes I just want to tell these difficult people
What I truly think of their self-centered behavior.

In our day to day life we do not always get what I call a do over.

Sometimes we only get one shot to do the right thing!!

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One of Satan's greatest weapons he uses is discouragement!

Knowing the enemy's tactics is a powerful thing.

How might this tool be used in the life of each of us?

When we become weary or ill, we have less resistance to discouragement.
When we are targets of hurtful words.
When we are made fun of and they make jokes about the way you talk.
When people ignore you!
When the finances become tight
When everything seems to go wrong
When you have a long spell of bad weather
When you do not have your quiet time

When you just need God to send an In-courager to you!


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I always remind myself of how David encouraged himself;
But, we all know that we are given the examples in the Word;
To encourage one another!!

These are a bit like the days of Noah;
But, I choose to live each day doing a little more encouraging
to others when I am able to do this!

We all must carry on!
Make a nice meal or dessert!
Enjoy the moment!

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~ DO NOT ALLOW THE ENEMY A FOOTHOLD ~

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As Always I desire to live in a way that is pleasing to my Lord...

God, please help me to remember that if I do not have anything nice,
To say may I not say anything at all...

Always, Roxy