Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let's Talk Thursday

It has truly been fun getting to know other blogger's and even things about our own friends that we didn't really know! So with that being said...let's do it again!

So today is called "Getting to Know You" and I am going to spotlight one blog this week for you to pop over and take a peek at!

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I will ask the questions and give you my answers and then you simply reply with your answer. Fun way to get to know others.

1: What has been the most embarassing moment for you (so far) in life?

2: What was your favorite song as a teenager? (If you can remember) LOL!

3:  What is your favorite season? Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

4: What is your favorite type of shoe to wear:
A: Flats of any kind
B: Flip flops
C: High heels
D: Shoes with some height but not tall

5: If you could only pick one place to live would it be at the beach or in the mountains?

6: What movie genre are you usually drawn too?
A: Comedy
B: Romance
C: Action
D: Horror
E: Documentaries or foreign films

7: Favorite food dish?

Only 7 questions for today so let us hear your answers....

Here's mine:
1: I came out of the restroom of a restaurant with toilet paper hanging from my pants!
2: One that comes to mind is "I wanna hold your hand" by the Beatles.
3: Well in Florida the answer would be none! Too hot all year to me. But my answer would be Fall.
4: Shoes with some height but not tall.
5: Awe...the mountains 
6: Romance 
7: Fried chicken, hands up!

Now I want to spotlight a blog for you this week. If you like cooking, different ways to fix meals and some really awesome recipes then hop over and visit Aim. Love her recipes!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Being a Parent

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 Someone sent this to me about a year ago and as I was cleaning out some files I came across this. Worthy of sharing today.

Being a parent means...

To be brave enough to be the bad guy once in a while.

To aim at being a wise Mom or Dad and not to become their 'best friend'.

To have the wisdom to not always let them win at chess so they can taste failure.

To use the rod with wisdom and not in anger.

To be humble enough to admit when wrong and ask for forgiveness.

To not make all the choices but to help them make the right ones.

To make them independent even though that means letting go.

To love unconditionally as it is their birth right to be loved.

To show appreciation when they do little things so they feel valued.

To ask for their opinion and be willing to change yours if theirs makes more sense.

To pray for and with them every day, earnestly.

To be bold enough to give them a standing ovation even if the world remains seated.

To speak kindly yet firmly, without resentment, sarcasm or impatience.

To give them the confidence to laugh at themselves.

To sit quietly and listen although you have a million chores to do.

To make them grateful for God’s blessings so they won’t nurture a grumbling heart.

To give them the courage to stand for their principles yet to be wise enough to pick their battles.

To comfort them with an open door that will stay open irrespective of what they’ve done.

To measure their success not in academic marks but by how close they’ve reached God’s standard.

To make them ‘good and faithful servants’ to whom our Lord can say – well done

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. 

Happy Wednesday!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Toots-Yard Sale Loot

I just so happened to be driving down the road when I spotted this little yard sale! HEE-HEE!

Of course I had to stop! RIGHT????

Spotted this cute little tea cup and saucer for 50 cents! Just had to have it.

Isn't this just too cute? Haven't decided what I want to do with it yet. I bet I come up with something though. Only 50 cents!

Spotted this jewelry box.

My first thoughts; This thing needs a good cleaning.

The more I looked at it the cuter it became! It sort of had that vintage look to it and the ideas for use started flowing.

I really liked the latch. And...for $1.00....hey, if it winds up in the grandbabies play room then the grandgirls will be tickled.

This little "Family" stone was actually sitting inside the jewelry box. So when I went to pay the young woman for the jewelry box I handed her the stone and said, "This was inside the box". She said, "Well, looks like you've already got some jewelry in your box". That was all she said.

I didn't think any more about that comment until I got almost home that day. Funny how the Lord uses little things like this to speak to our hearts. "Family"---Jewelry---Jewel!

That is exactly what my family is...They are the jewels of my life! How blessed I am indeed.

I hope you are feeling blessed this week my friend. God is good and I love the way He uses the little things of  this life to show Himself mighty!

Have a good week!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy