Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Just Because The World's Floundering Doesn't Mean We Must

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."   ---Jeremiah 29:11


Gee, blink your eyes a couple times and suddenly a week's flown past since your last blog post.

Even today I don't have a ton to say, but here's what I shared at Facebook:

So true! And that's why I keep 'kickin' it old school' around my house and life as much as possible. Some things are still within our control, you know. 🙂 Never been a better time to create a version of what we miss!


Stay inspired to create, ok?
Pray for this negative and ugly world, but don't let the chaos influence you.
Remain positive. Loving. Hopeful.
And remember, greater is He who is within us. He's larger, stronger, more real.

All the time.

(Thanks, Lynn, for sharing this at Facebook! I spied it after writing this post and couldn't believe how perfect it was.)


Oooo.... if you love cottage living (and sweetness and peace), this video will inspire you crazy-bigtime. In places, Our Cozy Cottage reminded me of Susan Branch's Martha's Vineyard book (time for my 6th reread perhaps?).

Seriously lovely stuff in the video. Made my day (they have others as well).


Prepper hint:

Each week create a dish or two soley from your prepper pantry supplies for the sake of experience and practice.

I do this by making:

Chili and rice
Stacked chicken tacos (using canned chicken)
Chicken, rice and vegetable soup (ditto)
Macaroni and cheese with tuna
Canned fruit topped with half a Jiffy cake mix (recipe here)


Okay, are these colorful button Christmas tree ornaments adorable or what? You can either make your own or purchase them here.


“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

[The Autumnal]”
― John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose

"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


Betsy said...

I did the same with my blog. I blinked and it was an entire week since I had posted. Even though life has slowed hasn't. Does that even make sense?
We watched the debate last night. And then it went directly into the people, (I won't call them news people), explaining to us underlings what was said. I don't think they watched the same debate as I did. We had to turn them off and go watch Andy Griffith. I miss those days and that Meme is perfect.
Take care Debra.

Angela said...

Those little ornaments are just adorable! I really enjoyed the video and that is a very good prepper hint- one I have been meaning to do. Happy fall!

Pam said...

Yes, the weeks seem to be flying by faster and faster. My mom warned me this would happen as I got older, but I really don't understand it. Debra, thanks for the link to Our Cozy Cottage--loved it!