Friday, June 17, 2022

June This And That (And 'Many Beautiful Things')

The saddest folks are the hiding ones. Our happiness increases, hugely, when we freely share what God makes certain our heart heard and our eyes discovered.


Lilias  Trotter

1.) Oh my. I found not one, but two beautiful documentaries, both you can watch free(!) My main reason for enjoying documentaries is they're nearly always true stories about people who pressed through hard times.

a.) Many Beautiful Things. Watch the trailer here. View the entire documentary at Youtube here, (but it can also be found other places).

b.) Waterman. The trailer is here and you can watch the full movie at the PBS network, where we signed up for free.

                           Duke Kahanamoku

I can't even explain how much I loved both of these and you know? Only those who never give-up on locating wonderful films these days will find them.

'Seek and you will find. You have not because you ask not.'

2.)  Never feel embarrassed that your peaceful places are not the same as others'. Only you know what keeps your mind intact, steady, what calms the storms which whip up inside your head.

I've had a lifetime of resting in the oddest places, so I know this to be true.  シ

3.)  So we've put moving out-of-state on hold for awhile (long story) and we found the perfect house nearby! But, alas: huge power line structures back the yard, so we're passing on this one.

But check-out the shed which Naomi could've made into a tiny house. Place a large-ish window in front and wouldn't it be adorable?

But again, oh well.

Yet, speaking of shed homes, here's one of the cutest I've ever seen (and that's saying something). Much respect for the older woman who did lots of the work!

4.) Oh! And my other favorite part of that house we passed on? This small family room could've been mine-all-mine. (Don't worry, Tom would've had even more rooms than I.)  シ

Boo hoo. (I confess it's a stretch of my faith to believe for another such place, but stretching one's faith is a good, growing thing, after all.)

5.) We had the most gorgeous Spring I ever recall in our 29 years here, but the past two days? This has been me:

6.) With food prices skyrocketing, it's wise to check out books or videos about extreme budgeting for meals. This was an inspiring video along those lines. 

(I've noticed convenience meals have taken the most insane leap, so the lesson there? Return to cooking your own from-scratch meals and save tons of money.)


8.) Well, the plug-directly-into-an-outlet type of scented wax melters just weren't working for me. They saved space--not sitting on a countertop--but they kept dying.

So! I bought this type, below, made room on the counter, and it's lasted for months (looks nicer in-person)-- 

Color me extremely pleased. You can find it at Target (tho' like everything else, the price increased) and ones like it elsewhere. It requires 'special bulbs', but I found them cheaply at Amazon.

9.)  And as I shared at Facebook:

"I was at the gas pump Saturday and while I was standing there, I saw a very old man in a beat up van proceed to put $6 dollars in his tank. Before he drove away, I asked if I could fill up his tank for him. He almost cried! Broke my heart. We must take care of our elderly!" ❤ ❤
---MichelleC @ChelleRenay

10.) And you know how 1 Thessalonians 4:13 ends like this?  --

" not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope."

 May that be said of us these current wild days, as well as this below:

I don't care what's going on; always God is greater and Light constantly shines brighter than the darkness!


Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be. 


 "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Debra N said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, and what an encouragement! Thanks for helping people you don't even know. :--)

Betsy said...

Hello Debra: I stopped by this morning when your blog was posted but not accepting comments yet, so here I am again! Lots of good stuff in here again today. Love the idea of Naomi's tiny home shed. I would love to have something like that. I enjoyed living in our camping trailer last year the most in all of our married life. Loved meeting new people in the RV park and being "Grandma" to all of the children in the park. Lots of people coming and going as happens when people are vacationing, but we had a surprising number of medical personel, doctors and nurses, living there temporarily too while they worked at local hospitals.
Things seem to be speeding up for sure as promised in Revelations, but We keep our eyes firmly fixed on the LORD above and put our trust in Him.
Blessings and hugs,

Pam said...

I was excited to see your post, Debra. It's like a gift. Thank you for the links to the documentaries. You find such great stuff for us!! I also appreciate how you keep on believing, even when some doors seem to close. Your faith helps you hold tight, knowing in an instant, God can do something miraculous. Wow, I watched the youtube video of the woman who bought the repossessed shed and fixed it up. All I can say is where there's a will, there's a way. She did so much of the work herself--boggles my mind. Also encourages me to hang in there. Even when we grow older, there is much we can accomplish, with God's help.

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

Debra, I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but just now getting to reading blog posts that I'm so far behind on. As always, I totally LOVED reading your blog post. So much positivity which of course, these days we all need some of that for sure!

I haven't as of yet looked at the tiny shed home but do plan on it. I've loved the whole concept of tiny homes since I first saw one of the shows on TV about them. Would love to live in one ... of course I doubt that will ever happen but if it ever would, I'd have to make some hard decisions on what things I would keep or not keep because I'd have to get rid of a lot of stuff (but NOT any of my yarn! LOL)

Love your comment ... "I don't care what's going on; always God is greater and Light constantly shines brighter than the darkness!" This is so true and with so much horrible news coming from every which way these days, this is definitely something that we need to think of!!

Have an awesome day and thank you for your dedication to your blog. 💕💕