With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 10/18/09 - 10/25/09

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Praise You in the Storm

Storm on the Sea of Galilee, by Rembrandt

I posted this Casting Crowns song Praise You in the Storm a while back but because it is such a powerful and heart moving one, I felt inclined to post it again.
Take notice of the Bible verses at the end of the video...

Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
Psalm 107:28-30
May you be blessed and encouraged by this once again.

You may also enjoy this Bebo Norman praise and worship song titled
I Will Lift My Eyes.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Show and Tell Friday ~ Vintage Pattern

My mom was an avid seamstress and a perfectionist. Every seam was over-locked and every button securely attached. Our little fingers would be sore pushing those buttons through the tight buttonholes but those babies were never falling off.

Her hard work paid off as the items she made lasted
through generations of use.
This Little Bo Peep pattern was originally made for my sister
(notice the 1952 date.)

Here I am wearing the Bo Peep costume with a neighbor ghost and a cousin wearing a pirate costume made originally for my brother in 1952. His grandson wore it last year.
Removing the cummerbund, adding a vest and big bonnet, a slightly different costume was created for the following year.

My daughter, Jill continuing the tradition.
Our thespian daughter, Jamie wore the costume in a school play.
Here is my sweet granddaughter, Keri Jill, feeling pretty special in
Mom-Mom's Little Bo Peep costume.
She even found her lost sheep ♥
This costume, along with many others my mom has made, has been loaned out to many cousins, neighbors and friends through the years. Though threadbare in places and less crisp than before, it is still making the rounds. This year, when my daughters friend told her that her little Gracie wanted to be Bo Peep for Halloween, she replied...
I have a costume!

Cindy at My Romantic Home has lots more Show & Tell Friday to share.

Memorizing Psalm 40

Our pastor reminded us of Psalm 40 and my sweet friend Phyllis, inspired me to memorize it. For almost twelve years, Phyllis has been seriously committing Scripture to memory. She shares on her blog On Wallin Pond a great way of helping accomplish this goal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Eerie & Beautiful

Puttering in my home, I heard an eerie high-pitched drone growing louder and louder. The noise drew me outside. Filling all of the high branches of the trees were hundreds of squawking black birds. As I rounded the corner of the house they suddenly flew off. All of the clamoring sound was gone... that fast!

Then my eye caught the beautiful jewel-tone colors of the hydrangea bushes. The cooler days turned the fading bloom colors into vivid shades of autumn. I gathered three huge vase-fulls of these giant flowers and plan on enjoying them through the coming winter days.

I'm heading over to for more Outdoor Wednesday... want to come along?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Sweet Potato Biscuits

Joining those baking with Dorie, this weeks recipe was was chosen by Erin of Prudence Pennywise.  I am not a big fan of eating or baking biscuits, so I was apprehensive about giving these a try.
The recipe uses canned sweet potatoes for convenience but says fresh ones can be used if desired.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

his hands

He loves to hold my hand.

Sitting in the car,

Standing side-by-side in church,

Walking down the street.

I love his hands.

Big. Warm. Strong.

He holds my hand


He holds my heart.

I'm forever in love.
Happy 34th Anniversary to the Love of my Life

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine
Song of Solomon 6:3


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