Friday, December 29, 2017

Why Is Everything So Hard...

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Early Morning Sunrise was breathtaking...


Why is everything so hard?

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The reason everything is so hard is so we might learn patience!
And so we will build spiritual endurance and strength...

After a long period of trials you acquire inner stability!
Every step forward requires an ice pick to grab and pull yourself up!
But notice it is being plunged into the ROCK...

When things are tough and do not go smoothly, we must stay steady!
This world is filled with many slippery slopes.

We are all walking and moving in different directions,
Yet, we are all doing the same thing;
LIVING LIFE

In my own small way I try to encourage those I have
contact with daily.

Don't get me wrong, there are days I want to lay down on the
Floor and kick and scream!

But mostly, I may shed a tear and I get myself going with
Prayer, and I quick shower and a lot of lipstick (smiles)

I can still hear the geese honking over the house this morning!

Look your world is not coming to an end!
But rather your striving and clinging to the only thing that matters!

I am just so thankful for the moments or seasons where things
are going smooth or are a bit peaceful;
I have learned to treasure these times of (calm) before the (storms)

If life was easy and always bright you would be weak in your faith!

Easy Peasy is just a word
But there is HOPE in the very air we breath...

Living From Glory To Glory

Saturday, December 23, 2017

God Works The Nightshift...

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Have you ever worked the night shift?

Well, every new mother than has a newborn has worked the night shift!

I am so thankful that God works the night shift...
It brings me great comfort!

How many nights were you all alone?
 Or in a hospital room all by yourself?
Have you ever been home alone?
 Maybe you have had to drive through your town all alone in your vehicle
Where all the homes are dark, and all the business are closed.
It is a bit eerie!

But not everyone is sleeping!
Some are driving straight through the night to get to their destination.
There are doctors and nurses working in the corridors of a hospital.

A cop works the night shift!
A baker bakes its bread in huge ovens during the night.
A young soldier has guard duty and must stay alert on his post!
A student must study all night to be able to pass his finals.

God Works The Night Shift...
~All that night the Lord drove the sea back~
Exodus 14:21

"It's much easier to trust God when the sun is shining"

Our God never slumbers or sleeps;
We can take great comfort in knowing that while we sleep
He is always guarding us and watching us!

If you are struggling with anything in your life;
Encourage yourself in knowing this!
Even while it is night, He is working on your behalf!


Give your troubles to him in the dark!
Roll your burdens upon Him...
He sees in the dark, it is as day to Him!

Go one dear ones in boldness and confidence
This is what I have been realizing
For God that holds the universe watches over me!
~Every move YOU make~
He is near...
Emanuel
"God With Us"

Keep your Lantern's trimmed, and filled with oil'

You are never alone,
Blessings,
Living From Glory To Glory



Thursday, December 14, 2017

Snow Wonder...


It's No Wonder...

Wonder where (not underwear you silly goose)
All the Time Goes?

Have you ever been so very sick during a holiday season?
Well, if you ever have, you will learn this one thing;
You will do only what you can do and it will have to be good enough!

Many times we will have something that will hit ourselves;
Or another one of our loved ones. And then we have to stop and take stock!

Sometimes you may have to eat just plain old canned chicken noodle soup
with crackers and cheese!

Some of you ladies are so great at making holidays and birthdays 
such special occasions. I have always felt a bit lacking sometimes.

But a quick detour on a roller coaster ride of health issues,
Can make you quickly realize what is needed and what else is fluff.

Life can be filled with great joy and sorrow
side by side...

I have been so weary and tired, yet by God's great Grace
A new day comes and a bit of strength returns!

My focus has changed in so many areas anymore.

As you run your race, as we both well know it's what we must do;
Keep your eyes on the prize...

Don't look at your feet for you will surely stumble!
Just hold tight to the Baton you hold in your hand!

Oh, and if you feel a bit lonely at times it is completely normal,
For this is not our home!

Oh, and if you are moving a bit slower some days no worries;
Even if you drive over the speed limit, they will still
Pass you like you're sitting still!
Take those extra few moments to get your motor running!

Enjoy!
Relax!
De-Stress!

~laugh till you cry~


As Always, It is By Grace...
Love,
 Living From Glory To Glory

If You are interested in how to make these adorable Snowmen
Here is the link;

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Why We Need To Have Boundaries, And How To Make Them...

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Boundaries...

Why are so many people powerless to set boundaries?

Most the time is because we do not want to hurt another person's feelings;
Knowing your own personal boundaries will keep you healthy!
Knowing what is my stuff gives me freedom!

There are things and people that will try to diminish you!

Learning to be able to tell others what "YOUR  BOUNDARIES ARE"
This is key...

Have you ever heard someone say, well they never told me that!

People cannot read your mind!
You also can not assume!

We must learn are own comfort and safe zones.
Being able to say I am not comfortable with this;
Behavior
Rudeness
Manipulation

Knowing your boundaries helps you,
And in the long run, it helps others!

We are not responsible for other adults boundaries.
But if you do not take care of your own perimeters
You will open the gate to wolves!

No one can do certain things for us!

People will try to lay all their burdens upon you!
We are all called to carry our own burdens!

So many people are just plain irresponsible, and then we are backed into a corner,
If only you will say enough and NO to certain things!

Look, it's your home and your life;
Believe that you have a right and an obligation to keep certain things out!

The reason a good fence has a gate you can open is so you can let the
GOOD IN
And keep the
BAD OUT

If you don't, you might as well put a revolving door on the front of your home.

God limits what He will allow in His Yard!
He guards His house and will not allow evil to live there.

I learned many years ago to set boundaries!
We do not have to be a door mat for everything that comes along.

Our Words will have to be our defense for setting boundaries!
NO...
That behavior is not acceptable
Drinking
Smoking (cigarettes, pot)
Foul language
Touch
We can say these things with a voice of ownership!
Mean what you say

Passivity will never set boundaries, but will keep you stuck and  you will become resentful!

I had a problem years ago with someone who always brought their dog
Huge dog and he always would pee on my floors!
I finally told them nicely that it was not going to work for me any more.
Guess what, they never came back;
They were mad at me forever!
Yes, it was sad, but that was the beginning of finding my voice and knowing
My limits and my boundaries...

Being honest or truthful will hurt someone!
But the truth will set you free.

Preserving our own soul from wolves that desire to kill us!
Being aggressive for the right to keep our homes safe and our hearts healthy!

Stress and saying yes to everything makes one weak and vulnerable!

Take heart, we are more than overcomes!

I am thankful that in this season of my life I have very few people who
try to manipulate or diminish me, we have a sweet family and friends!

Keep watch and learn how to set healthy, safe boundaries for yourself!

Blessings To All
And To All A Safe And Healthy Life...


Living From Glory To Glory


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What Will Your Hands Be Remembered For...

 

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What will your hands be remembered for?

What do you have in your hands?

If I would just stop and take a moment to look down at my hands
Throughout my day, I would have a better account for my time.

My hands may appear to be idle if I have them folded in prayer;
But, that is one of the greatest purpose of our hands.

Some days my hands are dried out from washing so many dishes;
But, I give thanks for the people to cook for and the foods we eat!

My hands have colored with a little child and no worries
about staying within the lines.

I have massaged many achy backs and tension headaches.
The power of touch is healing in itself!

How many times have you poured something to refresh a loved one!
My cup overflows...

How many words were penned with your hands,
Letters of encouragement are needed.

I wear a wedding ring that reminds of a promise
To love and to cherish...

Holding another persons hand that needs assurance and support!
By holding a drowning person's hand, you will save a life...
Theirs and Yours

Hands to steady a beginners first step, to helping balancing
And elderly one from falling...

May your heart be full with what you hold in your hand...

I leave you all with this thought;
~Be Kind~
 For Everyone Is Fighting A Hard Battle...

As Always, I thank you for visiting this Blog
May it inspire and challenge all of us, if only just a little bit!

Love,
Living From glory To Glory



Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunny Disposition...


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Sunflowers...

~Hello Sunshine~

I have noticed that many people really respond to a sunny disposition!

When you feed the sweet spot of being a happy person,
Being happy is not always a natural disposition.

I try daily to make a choice to have a good disposition;

I wanted to share a thought I had today about just putting on a fake smile
Or an attitude that is just plain put on.

Are you just pretending to be happy or loving?

May, I suggest that you might review your words and heart attitude;
Because I think we need to know we are being true to real gratitude!

I remember the movie called Angry Birds
Not really sure what it was all about;
But I know that I am seeking to overcome the doom and gloom
That prevails our culture

Where is your sweet spot?

Being present in each season or day and make the decision to
choose a sunny disposition.

I do not want to be in a position that I have many regrets;
Of missing all that truly matters.

I send out this letter to all that desire to be filled with hope and grace!

Everything does not have to be perfect!
But your heart and disposition must put off the fragrance of love!

Being challenged in times of business or stress or sickness;
Does not need to rule the resolve to be Sunny in all situations!

Not by power, or might, but by my Spirit
Thus sayeth the scripture...

~Christ being formed in me~

Humbly, growing in grace and endurance and love...

Living From Glory To Glory

Blessings...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Feast Or Famine And Autumn Has Come Again...


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Fall...

~Falling for Fall~

There is just something so inviting about seasonal wreaths!

Decorating for each season is a very easy way to keep your home
Interesting and homey.

I found some beautiful, rich burgundy and gold swirl placemats to use
for my dinner table. I love to use tablecloths and placemats in my kitchen.
And if you use a formal dining area, it is just so beautiful.

The leaves are changing and falling off!
But they do not seem to be the least worried over the change.

When all your children have grown up and have left home,
To start their own families it is what we hoped they would of achieved.

So when you have those special times when the whole family comes together;
It is always what we call a full house ...

We have full beds and makeshift beds on the floor.
We have large quantities of food and goodies.

We are either feast or famine!

Learning to adapt and to overcome all changes is so important!
I know longer spend my time micro managing others...

I have seen over the years we are in these two modes
The Famine is the most common;
Everyone is busy working or unavailable.
They days of families getting together for a family meal often is
not so common any more.
The nucleus family dynamics have changed!
You may even feel lonely, as you miss the family closeness.

The Feast mode comes during holidays
Birthdays
Seasonal get together's
Times of transitions

There are so many things you can do to enjoy each mode;
Set your heart and mind first of all!
Choose to enjoy each mode!

Enjoy the famine time to rest and to enjoy quiet things

Enjoy the feast mode, with all the business and laughter and messes!

But always allow for yourself and your spouse a bit of space!
We need that, but I can say when everyone leaves:
The house is way too quiet!



As Always...
Living From Glory To Glory




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Keeping A Watchful Eye, Or Shall I Say Eyes...

 
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Seriously---Seriously


Now is the time to make sure you have your eyes in your head,
And looking in the right direction...

You remember the saying:
"I have eyes in the back of my head"

Well, you better be using them!

Things are ramping up...
The North wind will be blowing!

But we must keep our eyes on the SON

One thing you can be sure of in the days of Apostasy;
They will become more and more apparent!

As a Mother and Grandmother, I take my role to heart!

Making sure I pray for their safety and for them to walk away
From lies and deceptions...

But this world is filled with smoke and mirrors;
We are not seeing what is really there anymore.

It just teaches me, to be watchful!!

Be aware of your surroundings..
Evil purposes lurk in the very places we might have felt safe.

Keep Your Heart With All Diligence

Pray for all your loved ones to be in the TRUTH...

Error and Deception are trying to lead many astray...

One Prayer I have earnestly taken to heart is this...

Lord, Please open my eyes to any lies or deception or false doctrine
That I may be believing or trusting in!

The Great I Am will answer a prayer like that one!

Just sending out a bit of WARNING here Dear Ones

As Always,

Living From Glory To Glory
~By His Grace~






Monday, October 30, 2017

A Pathway Of Right Or Wrong...


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The Path Way Of Bliss...

Walking the path less traveled can be a bit freeing yet intimidating.

It's obvious that I do not fit in...
Well, just maybe I am not supposed to!

Just because everyone else is doing it;
Does not make it right...

Discernment is considered old fashion!
Women are being led astray
Men are being led astray

Where are those that are willing to speak truth!
Why are we following the others to the ways of the world?

We have way too many influences that will lead you astray!

Many will do something wrong and then they will do it again!
Why, Because they got away with it!
Why, Because we do not want anyone to tell us what to do!
"RIGHT"

Well. you should be glad and count your blessings if
Someone in your life or your family sees a character flaw;
Or they see you going down a slippery slope.

We no longer want to be corrected!

Maybe it does feel really bad to be corrected;
But, I would rather be corrected than to be considered a fool!

Look, I no longer want to fit in with the in crowd or the higher echelon!

The great thing is that I can sleep at night knowing I did the right thing;
Or that I spoke the truth in love;
And I let the truth lead me in the right path!

It is not my job to convert anyone or to change their hearts!

I get to mind my own business and lead a quiet life;
Until the lie or the deception creeps up on my front porch.

If you ask for wisdom and the Lord gives it!
Do not try to reason it away with what the whole world is doing!

There are only two ways;
Right or Wrong


Living From Glory To Glory








Monday, October 23, 2017

Do You Have To Initiate Everything...

 


Amazing!


Elks bugle
Tarzan used to bugle

Can You Hear Me?

My Husband tells me all the time that if you want to fellowship;
or have company or have someone to do something with;
You must be the initiator...

The way I look at it, most the time it's no problem.

But it is becoming so hard for others to do anything outside
Their daily schedules in life to life.

Finding time to fellowship with others is getting harder!

So the priority is God first
(Prayer, Bible Reading, Prayer)

My Dear Hubby
(Making time to cuddle and to chat)
Making good meals
Keeping the Home in good order
These things make his life easier!

So sometimes we just need to keep things to a dull roar...
I no longer want to initiate everything!

Stay close to home and only keep the
Friendships that are worth making time to show them
That they are special to you and worth the time and effort you make!

Using our days wisely is very important!

A friend told me this morning;
Everyone gets on the treadmill every morning;
And some may never get off.

But remember some things are so worth initiating!
Ask for wisdom in this...

Blessings, Living From Glory To Glory

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How To Be Polite In Your Home And Society...

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~Etiquette~


The code of polite behavior...

Manners
Polite Behavior
Attitudes that reside in your heart

These are really all character traits!
The Good and The Bad and The Ugly

There are books written on this subject!
But I tend to think they are not on the Best Sellers List

There was a time when children that had parents and grandparents
That took the time, to not only use good polite behavior;
But taught it to their children and grandchildren.

This does not mean we teach our children to do whatever
 An adult might tell them.
But to choose wisely, between using appropriate words and actions!

There was a time that when using good manner,. Was considered
A sign of good standing in a culture of worth.

It seems that because the focus on self worth and how special
We all are to perceive ourselves;
We would be the most kind and polite society in the world!
Self- centered and Selfish come to mind.

Children's first words tend to be such as
NO or MINE

But we all know that the magic words are truly;
PLEASE and THANK YOU

We should all be using these;
And also the words
EXCUSE ME
PARDON ME

Even our tone of voice, has become a bit of a snarky comeback!

Many have become impatient with others!
Many will not even take the time to RSVP to an invitation sent!
Many will not even take the time to return a phone call!

In a world that has technology at ones finger tips;
We can send Emails, Ecards, Photos, RSVP's
A quick Text...

Look, it's not all about you!

It is never too late to educate ones self on good manners!
Being Polite will never go out of style...

Lets help each other!!
Help your children (Old or Young)
Help Your Grandchildren

~Use Your Very Best Manners For Your Family And Home~

When you walk away from someone you have just spoken with,
Try to only say things that are kind and to speak of all the faults!
We all have them!

~If you have nothing nice to say, please say nothing at all~

Being polite is a heart issue!

What might be a good manner that you are working on?

Truly Thankful For Each And Everyone One Of You...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Grand Mothers Blue and White Stoneware...


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Vintage Blue And White Stoneware...

I have so many memories from this set of canisters;
They were all in my Grandmother's kitchen!
They were all used everyone of them!
There are 16 of them!
There is smaller ones for the spices and one for rock salt.

I have had this set from the first year I was married!
I once had a friend's sister come out to the house;
And she had an antique store in Kansas.
She told me she has never seen a complete set of this canisters!
Only two of them have a chuck missing on the top.
But I still have the little broken pieces of them!

I think many of us have such fond memories of those special things either from 
Our grandparents or our parents' homes.

I love my things that have sentimental value...
I find comfort in them!

I do not think I would be very good at having to live a lifestyle of
Less is More...
No, not me!

I love my books and my doilies and my tablecloths!
I have more tea cups and tea pots, then you need!

I love having seasonal decor and decorations to display!

Living in a warehouse for many is so popular!
Not me, I prefer a cottage and a home that is filled with love!
And my stuff...

Pretties are important to me!
Not that I couldn't live without them.
But since I can have them, I enjoy them!

As I believe you can make a home lovely with pretty things!
But clutter and just junky stuff is not good for anyone.

I ask myself;
Do You love this?
Does it carry wonderful memories?
Is it worth, the space it takes up?

P.S. Just a thought;
Do you ever go back to a blog and to see if the author has
left a reply to your comment?
I now have a new comment section with a reply response;
So I may be using it to respond!
Tell me what you think!!


Blessings, Roxy
Living From Glory To Glory









Monday, October 9, 2017

Are You Feeling a Bit Like A Dried Out Rose...


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Dried Roses...

I am having my Blog updated this week on a few new things!
My designer has just added a few more Roses to my header!
Do You Like It?
Really can you ever have to many Roses
(Don't even answer that one)

When I have been given a bouquet of Roses;
I take super good care of them, change the water every other day!
I add a little bit of sugar to the water!
But when I first get them, I give them a little bit of a snip off the bottom.

I think you can always do a little bit of dried rose decorating around your home!

Sometimes I like just placing a dried rose in front of a photo;
Especially our wedding photo and our two grown child's wedding photos!

I have a few in my china hutch that are extra special that I have saved!

But sometimes they just start to look dusty and faded;
So then I have to throw them away.

Do you ever just buy yourself flowers?
I do once in awhile.
I find that arranging flowers in a pretty vase inspires me!
Sometimes they are fresh and other times they are wild ones.
And I so enjoy dried Roses, but I enjoy the ones you purchase Fake
Plastic ones at its best, they look so real now days.

I wanted to mention if you're ever interested in a great Web designer;
Look at this  Shabby Creations Shop!



Are you weary and feeling a bit dried out yourself?

Well, write a list for yourself!
Write down all the things to help you have a better routine:

Here is mine, I just wrote out this morning.

Ride My Exercise Bike

Practice Piano

Take A Walk

Work On Crochet Projects

Eat Very Few Carbs

Drink Enough Water

Check Blood Pressure

No Salt

No Dairy

Sounds boring, but having a list to remind one's self is wise!

I didn't list my Bible reading because that and other things I do
with no problems. These are established routines!
 It is these are pesky things I must do to stop myself
From Drying Out...



Friday, October 6, 2017

What Is Your Life Reflecting...


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Your Life Is A Mirror...

I have been thinking about my reflection, not only my past, but the future!

Reflection can be a powerful tool for the future!
You have all heard the saying "Love is blind"
But what it really means is that we can see the good in others,
Even when they might not see any worth in themselves!
Or just the opposite; they are puffed up and self righteous.

I have the opportunity to reflect something of value.
What you see and hear and do in this life will have a reflection!

What you look like will eventually reflect more of the heart then your appearance!

I am hoping for the softness of my character;
Hues of bronze and golds...
Shimmering hopes of tears of happiness;
Joys that bring light to my eyes;
Not a darkness, but open to the fragments of truth I glean!

Why is the world drawn to dark and dreary?

Throw open the curtains and pull up the blinds;
Refuse to live in the dark!

Even a very small beam of light can and will make a difference!

All the different arrays of spectacular colors show us that
Each of us is given off a reflection!

Don't think of the dark!
Rather, think of the Heros who live each day to be a help;
And a blessing to others.

I might just be a little Aspen leaf turned golden yellow on a 
Very tall tree, but I matter...

I will be the very best at what and who I am!

Shine and be the quiet tinkling of words of love and encouragement!

~Shine On~


Sunday, October 1, 2017

May Others Ask "What Is The Occasion" When entering Your Home...


Autumn Decorations, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

Embracing The Future...

See my little squirrel on my mantel?
My sweet new addition to my mantel;
Actually, almost everything up on it for my fall decor is new.

I had in my mind to jazz it up a bit this year!
Everything that is usually on it, I moved it to the kitchen hutch!

The honking geese flying over the house tells me that
Fall is coming...

Geeses Flying, Living From glory To Glory Blog


Life has moments of spiritual exaltations,
But God balances them with daily toils.

Lord, may Your Word, cultivate love in my heart!

In these days we must warm our homes and hearth
with all the things that bring hope and joy!

Current Bush, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...


You can take a strand of twinkly lights and place them,
About the living room or kitchen and bring a happy ambience.

It's time to wash all the throw blankets for keeping cozy!
Get the blankets you use on the bed, washed and ready for cooler nights!

Looking at the shorter days ahead and not getting prepared,
will cause you not to be ready!
I want to be girded up and have some ideas for a few crafts!

I have some material for some new curtains in my living room.

Looking at everyday tasks and responsibilities,
we see that not all of them are not enjoyable.

But I am asking the myself;
"How can I spark JOY in my heart and bring JOY to my Father"

Last year I was not prepared for the long, cold days and evenings.
So I am trying to refocus and make a list of things to do!

Our men will have to chop and split and stack firewood!
I will be putting up my warmer curtains!

Begin where you are and build upon each day in this month!
You will be able to look back and see the wisdom in being prepared!

May others look at your home and JOY and ask;
"What Is The Occasion"

Everyday is a holiday...

Thank You All for loving me with kind comments!
And for seeing value in this blog!

Because He Lives...
Living From Glory To Glory Blog






Monday, September 25, 2017

Listen To Your Husbands Warnings Concerning Others...




Flowers are always blooming somewhere!!
Our brothers and sisters in Christ can be anywhere in the process of blooming!
Growing and blooming and just looking pretty is what flowers do.

Flowers are oh so glorious!
God has made so many different varieties and have placed them together;
To make one glorious garden...

Yet these gardens have flowers that just plain stink!

Don't Be Deceived, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

This time of year we have this flower that is all over the place;
We call it stink weed and it is a real flower;
But yet it really stinks!!

Sometimes we just can perceive fall is in the air because of this very stink flower.
But I think of this flower not as a flower per say;
But rather a weed.

I have learned a few things about perception;
I always laugh when I read that little saying on my side mirrors of my car.
Objects may be closer than they appear...

After a few more evenings that dip in temperatures everything
will be turning brown and crunchy.

So the moral of this story is going to be about:
Let's not be deceived, by looks!!

We all have been taken back, when we either smelled something
That looked delicious and found it to be unpleasant.

We have all met someone or knew of someone that we thought was
So very special and desired to be friends with them.
To only find out later they were not at all as they appeared to be!

This is where I want to teach a little piece of wisdom that I have learned!
Remember back at the first time when you met someone that you
just thought they were really special, and your very own Husband
Said you know, I am not too sure about the girl;
There is just something about her that seems wrong!
WARNING

But at first you didn't heed his advice;
Look back...
He was right all along!

I want to say this, that our husbands want us to be protected!
So if and when he gives you this check, tell him this;
You know, honey, I will be watchful and keep my guard up.

My Hubby has been right about every person that has come into my life;

 That they were not going to be who I had preconceived them to be!

But now I listen and I watch and wait!

As a keeper of the home we must guide it daily;
And that requires us to be wise in who you share your
Lives and personal information with!!

Better to be slow and cautious...

Building friendships will cost you something!
Be wise!!



Blessings To Y'all
Roxy
Living From Glory To Glory



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