Thursday, January 14, 2010

On My Mind Today



Now with the green walls and stenciled steps, I am thinking nice thoughts about our stairwell. The more I change this house, the better I like it.


I am thinking I'm glad that my friend, Donna, is driving all the way out here to visit me. I've not left the house in ever so long (it seems) so a visitor this morning will be grand, especially such a kindred spirit as Donna.


I'm thinking God be praised for all the sunshine we are to have today... and I'm grateful we have enough birdseed for the birds outside those windows you see in my header, my favorite one of all-time. A moment in my home frozen in time.


I am thinking happy birthday to one of our oldest, dearest friends, Pete, far away, but never far in the land of the heart... and I'm sending healing thoughts and prayers outward for my sister's young daughter-in-law who may have leukemia.

And I am thinking and praying for all the people of Haiti and how blessed I was this morning to see a group there singing praise songs with arms uplifted--and how only God can inspire people to do that in the midst of ruins. And I am believing my prayers and my donation to the Red Cross will help, at least a little. No, more than just a little. I must start thinking bigger.



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And while I'm at it, I'm also thinking how nice it was of you who told me you also liked my header. Thanks!

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"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines and calamities. This is but the beginning of the intolerable anguish and suffering [only the first of the birth pangs]."
Mark 13:7-9

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debra,
A wonderful post,as always.
I too like your new header,but I also loved your farmhouse picture!
Elizabeth

Judy said...

I want to sit at the table with you.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I love this header, Debra. Such a nice feeling to your house, such a friendly home like feeling. Well done. We are so blessed. I am praying for the people in Haiti, as well as donating. What a terrible situation.

Donetta said...

I just love that stencil job! So beautiful! I hope that I get to see that image of praise in the ruins.
Fondly

Pearl said...

I'm loving that new header also and your home stairs are just beautiful, your home gets better all the time. I love to watch it come to life for you. Warm regards, Pearl