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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Prayers for our Friends In The South

We are so Blessed today
  awakened to the warm cheery rays of Sunshine
Flooding is still a major concern,
especially near the swollen streams and creeks.
Tablerock Lake is way above flood stage,
the open gates at the dam is
still creating flooding downstream,
causing many people to leave their precious homes.


We ask this morning to keep in your prayers
our beloved friends in the South, 
Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia 
Deadly tornado's have ripped through their lovely
communities leaving destruction and sadness.

Theresa over at Time Worn Interiors
and
Jen at Taylors Farmhouse Attic

Both of these wonderful blog friends have already
posted on the devastation of the tornado's
near their homes, friends and family.
I am sure there will be more.....
Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of you

May our Heavenly Father wrap
His Arms around you, 
May His unending Love comfort you
May His strength give you courage
We ask this in your Holy Precious Name.  Amen


I am the  light of the world
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness
But will have the light of life
                                                                    John 8:12
Connie

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who Will Stop The "Rain"

Long as I remember
The rain has been falling down
And I wonder, Still I wonder
Who'll stop the "Rain"


6 days of rain in Southwest Missouri
10 inches and counting....
Sun came out this afternoon and we thought it was over
Not so, it is storming again this evening
and the rain is "falling down"....

We are safe but others are not so fortunate.
Here are pics of the flooding in our area






RV park flooded
 Loose dock in Branson


 Branson, Missouri
Docks and boat slips on Tablerock Lake



 Branson, Missouri
Missouri rain keeps falling down
And up ahead is another town
I'll go walking through
With the rain in my shoes
Searching for you
in the cold Missouri "Rain"

Keep all of us in your prayers
I know rain is a blessing 
I think we have been blessed plenty enough.
                        Connie

Saturday, April 23, 2011

An Easter Blessing

May the Glory
And the Promise
Of this joyous time of year
Bring Peace
And happiness to you
And those you hold most dear


And may Christ
Our Risen Saviour
Always be there by your side
To Bless You
Most abundantly
And be your loving guide


May Christ The Risen
King of Kings
Fill all our days
With life's good things

                        Connie

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Planning Easter Dinner

 
What are we all having for Easter Dinner?
What are your Easter traditions old and new?

One year we took all the grandkids and their parents
for a ride in a  Big Yellow School Bus...
This was a hoot for the little one's that were not in school yet
and their parents relived days gone by.
Squeals of laughter bounded down the gravel roads...

Easter Dinner Menu
Sweet Maple Ham
Spicy Meatballs
Savory Cheesy Potato Casserole
Refreshing 5 Cup Salad
Tangy Garden Pasta Salad
Warm Buttery Rolls
Friendship Bread
Olives and Baby Dills

Luscious Strawberry Angel Food Desert
Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies for Amber

Easter Egg Hunt 3:00 PM
Don't Be Late

Ordinary Days are Special Days
                                                                       Connie

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunday's Message...You Never Walk Alone

You'll Never Walk Alone
When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk On .... Walk On
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone.....
                                                                                   Rogers and Hammerstein
Do not be discouraged
For the Lord you God
       Will be with you wherever you go
                                                                           Joshua 1:9        
Palm Sunday Blessings
                          Connie

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Surprise Package and Free Photos Blog

Good morning family and friends
What a beautiful morning it is...
birds are cooing
sun is warming the soil
new spring blossoms 
are putting a smile on my face....

I have 2 things to share today
I received a surprise package from Brenda over at The Rusty Thimble
Brenda is a talented artist, she is always creating
adorable prim items for us to purchase on her blog.
Brenda treasures her followers, she is generous, with a warm heart
every month thanking her friends with lovely handmade giveaway's.

Brenda sent me one of her "new creations"
Morning Dove bird sitting on a wood thread spool.
Rusty wire with bells round the neck and look at those cute wings
made out of a piece of crochet doily.
  
Handmade ditty bag with vintage photo attached
tucked inside was some Sweet Annie.

A vintage doily primmed to perfection
and a "old" cheese box with great patina.
 
I put the little cheese box on my Buttery
tucked inside a blackened wax Bunny
and mini pillow tucks
I set this adorable Morning Dove on prim doily
with my Box and Baskets display
tucked in a hummingbird's nest as well
I then leaned the prim ditty bag on an old apple basket 
with rusty chick feeder filled with candles.
Thank You Brenda

I want to share a Blog that offers free photos
I found these while searching on Scraps With Mary
 Mary is my Sister, lives in Wisconsin and has been scrap booking for years
She just started blogging in February. 
Stop by and visit her blog

Here
is the terrific blog I found with the free photos
Blanca is her name
Her photos are breathtaking
How neat it was to find this while shearching my little Sis's blog

Thank you again to Brenda
Hugs to my sister Mary
Prim Blessings to you all
Thank You
for visiting today....
Connie

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday's Message...Let Us Be Silent

Let us be silent
That we may hear
The whisper of God....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thrift Store Finds....In Branson, MO

Looks like everyone is finding some great Thrift Store items. 
I went to Branson, MO (Music Capital USA) to take in a show
but got side tracked,
found three Thrift Stores all in the same block.
Most people go to Branson to take in the shows and shop the outlet malls.

Humane Society, Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Club Thrift Shops
is where you will find me, what a fun time.
Here are some of the goods that came home with me.


Lots of crocks, bottles, wood bowls
wood hanging rack and a cross stitch picture


Another cute wood cabinet with drawers
three wood candle holders ready for paint
vintage stitchery dated 1953...love this...


"wow" a chalkboard, I have wanted one of these
sculpted fabric picture on the top from 1986
think I will replace this with a vintage quilt piece or a mirror
PLUS
Wood spice rack with all 12 spice bottles with labels in tack
I know Tonya would really like this...lol
Tonight I sanded all the wood items, except for the spice rack,
they are ready for paint....and priming.

Cassandre
The Voice Of An Angel
What an excellent musical show
Cassandre's voice truly sounds like an Angel
Click on  Cassandre above to hear her sweet voice.
I use to work in Branson,  35 minutes away
I sometimes miss the glamor and the wonderful talent
but not the "traffic"

As always,
Thank you for visiting,
 May the Voice of the Angels fill you with Peace....
                      Connie

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Experience His Beauty

Through His power all things were made...
things in heaven and on earth
things seen and unseen
                          Colossians 1:16

When you see the beauty around you...
let each detail remind you...
to lift your head in Praise!

Peace Be With You
                      Connie

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pay It Forward Surprise Goody's

The Easter Bunny came early....
I was so excited today, came home from work
and there was a package for me!!!
My good friend Tonya sent me such amazing goody's
Tonya, they are all so special, I simply love them.

Thank you for the wonderful Pay It Forward Gift's
Made with love straight from your heart
Look at all these Prim Gift's....
Rice Eye Bag... for my headaches
Rag wrapped eggs, I had my eye on these, girlfriend
Wooden jar covered with fabric with message of Peace
Tonya's specialty, 3 hand dipped grubby candles
tied together with homespun and twine
These are the best smelling candles ever....
Prim black paddle
Prim black candle holder with the
cutest small nubby candle
Vintage doily and pip berry bundle

Now The Fun Part
Displaying My New Prim Goody's

I put the darling eggs into this wooden file box
set the bundle of candles in front of a ticking pillow tuck
and set the little handmade jar next to a spindle wrapped with cheesecloth
So..... Prim Easter Gathering

The minute I saw the paddle and candle
I knew where it was going to be displayed
The candle, doily and pip berry bundle sits on the
oh so Prim Paddle
they are displayed on my newly aquired
slant top desk

The rice bag sits next to my chair
ready to use after a hard night at Walmart....
 
 Check out Tonya's blog
She creates amazing Prim gatherings
Sells then on Ebay and on her blog
Writes from her heart 
and
Always puts a smile on my face


Thank you Tonya
Thank you Friend
You Have Touched My Heart
 
Don't we look chic in our Easter Bonnets....
Prim Blessings
                                      Connie