Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

1. My guiding word for 2018 is _____________________.

2. A house is not a home without ________________________.

3. I look forward to _____ this year.

4. I really need to _______ , because ______.

Here are my responses:

My guiding word for 2018 is faith. When all is said and done, that is what we are left with.

  • Faith that He will get us through the current, seemingly endless, storm.
  • Faith that He has not forgotten about us.
  • Faith that the mountains that need to move will be moved.
  • Faith that we will eventually get to go back home.
  • Faith that things will get back to normal or we will adjust to our new normal once again.

A house is not a home without family in it, without love in it.

I really look forward to David getting to go home this year and us NOT having to do this whole routine again.

I really need to get caught up on my daily devotions and Bible readings because I am falling apart without them.

A hospital environment, with its constant interruptions, is just not at all conducive to serious Bible study and prayer. I can’t hold onto a thought here. Focus is completely gone.

But here, maybe more than anywhere, Bible study and prayer are needed. I need to find a way to fight against the tools the devil is using against me, trying to pull me away from my Heavenly Father.

I need to hold onto the faith that He won’t let me fall.

Happy New Year, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowingand McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_Badge

Here are the fill-ins:

1. I can’t wait to see_________________________ open my gift to him/her.
2. I have had the same __________________ for _____________________.
3. I would not mind if Santa were to bring me ________________________.
4. On Christmas Eve, I always ____________________________________ .


Here are my responses:

I don’t have an answer for the first question as we aren’t able to do any gift giving this year.

I have had the same color eyes for my whole life. Well, okay, maybe they were blue for the first week or so. However, if they were like our Davey’s, the brown was set by the end of the first day.

I would not mind if Santa were to bring me a healthy husband, but that is not his department. So, how about a new house? He got one for little Natalie in the movie Miracle on 34th Street.

On Christmas Eve, I always wish that the whole bit about Santa Claus was true, even though I know there is no jolly dude in a beautiful red velvet suit waiting to descend into our house with a bag full of goodies.

There is a better gift, though, given about two thousand years ago for all of us – the gift of Jesus Christ. That is what this season is all about and all that matters in the end. Kids outgrow Barbies and Tonka trucks. They never outgrow the love of Christ or the gift of His birth or His sacrifice.


Merry Christmas, y’all!

 

Image Source: Pixabay
https://pixabay.com/en/nativity-scene-manger-jesus-mary-1939479/

 

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Snowy Morning Collage

Howdy there, folks!

Most of the time, my Instagram photos post automatically on PS Annie!, but for whatever reason, my multi-picture post didn’t come through yesterday. So, I’m posting a collage here for you all to see what our backyard looked like yesterday morning. Unfortunately, it was all melted away by noon. But, it was absolutely wonderful while it lasted!  I haven’t seen anything as pretty as this snow around here in ages. 🙂

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©8 December 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friday’s Hunt

Friday’s Hunt can be found over at Eden Hills.  How about joining in the fun? Click here to learn more about it.

The prompts for this week are:

  1. Starts with W
  2. Dense
  3. Texture

Starts with W:

Wound Care Waiting sign. We are here three days a week for now.

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Dense:

This doesn’t usually happen until around March in our yard, but it looks like we finally have a Fall leaf fall here!

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Texture:

This is part of my blanket, which has a beautiful fox on it.

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_Badge 

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. The best part of last week was ____________________.
  2. The worst part of last week was ___________________.
  3. _______ is a Winter project that I will be working on.
  4. A holiday gift that I always buy for someone is ____.

Here are my responses:

The best part of last week was that David didn’t get admitted to the hospital, so didn’t lose his leg.

The worst part of last week was still worrying about his foot and what will ultimately happen with it.

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©9 November 2017 Suzanne G. McClendon

One winter project I am working on is knitting and crocheting hats and scarves, some for family here, but others for our church back home in South Carolina.

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There is no Christmas gift that I always buy for someone because we are not always able to buy Christmas gifts.  It would be nice to be able to have such a tradition, but the commercial side of this season isn’t what it’s all about.  Our salvation was bought by Jesus, but, thankfully, we do not have to buy His love or redemption.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

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