"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, April 11, 2014

Medicine for the soul with a little help from my friends....

(Please it is excellent.)

Thank you Joyce for my flower - isn't that gorgeous?

Even Tweedy Bird is going old!  Must have done too much wallpaper removal in his life time!
Can you believe it is a 3 week wait to get help!  lol

You may not like this but it is true!

Somehow this looks like me these days - just saying....

Remember the song - Count your blessings name them one by one, count your many blessing seeing what God has done!

Tell me one of your blessings.

My blessing for today is my blog friends - what would I do without you - and I thank God for you!  I talked to a couple of you yesterday and we talked about how much our blog friends mean to us and how loved we feel.

Shhh- Don't tell your parents. we do that.

I LOVE this one.

Hope that is milk!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is a story where a man complained to God about his problems.  So God took them off his back and sent him into a room and said he could pick out someone else's.
He came out with his own!

This is soooooooooooooooooooo Disco.

I think this is my guardian angel!  lol   She has been overworked these days of late - I thank God for her.  She has been busy really all my life - but especially the last few months.  Thank you guardian angel!

 This is one of my motto's. At least balance it out a bit.

Poor baby - I will!  

I love this man - I think he is one of the truest preachers that was ever born!
My personal opinion is that God does not will us anything bad.  His goal for us is always something good, but because life has bad things in it - some times they hit us!  
We get bad things and bad things happen to us. 
God's will - will finally be accomplished.



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“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands- a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.”


Ms. A said...

Love the Billy Graham quote.

Art and Sand said...

Lots of fun and thought provoking quotes today.

The Billy Graham quote is the hardest for me this week. Last Sunday, a sweet, kind, incredible school administrator, loving father (a 7 year old girl) and husband and good friend, only 38 years old, was struck and killed by a car at 6 a.m. while he was jogging in training for a marathon. The driver, who was drunk and on drugs.

No one in our community can understand why Chris - who medaled on the US Deaflympics water polo team and took his high school students to Sierra Leone to actually build a school they had earned the money for - is dead.

Our community is reeling with such sadness, the school where I worked with Chris is devastated, Chris's wife and daughter are in shock.

But, we all tell ourselves that the last thing Chris would want any of us to do is to hate.

Paula said...

My blessing today and everyday is being able to drive down country roads and see wild animals. Lots of good stuff here today, thanks.

Cathy said...

I loved the movie "God's Not Dead". So awesome!

Beautiful flower and poor little Tweetie Pie--so sad. :(

Great quote by Billie Graham.

Have a great weekend.

Vee said...

Amen! Share it, Sister!

My heart goes out to the family and community living with the loss of Chris that Art and Sand spoke about. May they know comfort right in the middle of their grief.

Sandra said...

a lot of chuckles in this one...and poor tweety, no wonder i look old, i am about his age.

Sandee said...

I'll see that movie at some point. Yes I will.

I have so many blessings. I'm saying thank you all the time for all my blessings. My husband is my biggest blessing. My family. My friends and you're one of those. Thank you for being a special part of my life.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

Terra said...

These quotes are so bright and dear, and I thank you for sharing them. I should somehow bookmark this post and read it often.

Anonymous said...

such a wonderful selection , you are such an inspiration, I hope everything is going well for you and your days are happy and bright,

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So good to see you counting those blessings today! I'm thankful that today I can help my youngest son out by babysitting, my reward is some precious hours with one of my little grandsons. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Lovely flower. Gee I feel a little lit Twitty most days! I've been working on joy lately. Amber is always about ugly and I won't listen anymore, we must say joyful things in the house. I love the dog in bed asking for us to chase the cat! Thanks for the inspirations.

Ginny said...

I am surrounded by awesomeness not made by man's hands and after 45 years am still not tired of it. I DO remember the little blessing song, and now forget the words, I will look them up. The dahlia is AWESOME!! How is the move going? I hope you get some down time every day, just for you! LOVE the hungry Disco lookalike!

Sr. Ann Marie said...

Tweety Bird looks like I feel!

Betsy Adams said...

Hello on a gorgeous, spring day in TENNESSEE. Wow---after the long and bitter winter we had this year, Spring is even more inviting and lovely.

I've been thinking about you --and all of the stress and pressure you are in... YET--you continue to share the JOY... I admire you for that... Hope those wall-paper people get there soon!!!

We are now home 'again' --after our 5th trip since the end of February.... Seems as if we visited five different states --although the trips weren't planned for that reason... ha... BUT--as I always say, it's great to be home... I did publish a blog post today--so check it out when you have time. Have a wonderful weekend.


Beth said...

Lots of things for us to think about in today's post.

I feel blessed each day that I am able to get out of bed!


Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I read the book, now I want to see the movie..the promos look good. I love Billy Graham too- he is a very blessed man.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi sweet Sandie,
I have been thinking about you a lot, my dear friend.
Today, I write just a few words,
but I'll be back again to write more. I need to let you know that I TRULY LOVE MY BLOGGER FRIENDS!
I pray that all is well with your house, and with everything in your life, Sandie.
Is your house worth a half-million dollars, or less?...
I am sure with that kind of money, you can buy another lovely home. I know houses are VERY EXPENSIVE IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.
That is WHY, I'll buy a little country home in a much cheaper State, with cheaper taxes. Of course, I am searching in nice Southern States, so we'll be neighbors one day, if that is God's will. I love the beach in SOUTH CAROLINA. You know I AM A RETIRED LADY.
Well, I say bye for now, dear.
All the Best,

jack69 said...

Always a joy to drop by Chatty’s house.

Wow, the bird done wore hisself out on Wall paper. I CAN BELIEVE IT.
Help? awww shucks, just rip it off. LOL (I know, you wish it were that simple)
Love the Guardian angel, but most I love the lift, that girl just gets me, I don’t think I have ever saw a picture that shows exuberance so well.

My Blessing? My Sherry of course…

Love from SOUTH Carolina.. Headed for our mail call…

Andrea said...

As always, I love your post, Sandie!! ((((((hugs))))))

Yes, Billy Graham.... what a beautiful man of God.

And our blogging friends!!! Oh yes, very special gifts to us on our earthly paths! What would we do without.... us? *lol*

Love you~ Andrea

Inger said...

It wouldn't be Friday without you. I loved that Happy photo. It really made me happy too. I hope you are able to pace yourself and not overdo. Sending hugs.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The flower is gorgeous! Have a great weekend Sandie:@)

betty said...

I totally agree what you said about God in your last paragraph here, Sandie; in fact hubby and me were talking about things similar this morning. I too admire Billy Graham and its neat that his son and now grandson are carrying on the tradition so to speak of preaching/evangelizing. A great legacy indeed!

Love the wine one about no good story starts with a salad, LOL.

All great ones today!

and yes, I do want to see that movie!


Lee said...

Oh! My! What a stunningly beautiful dahlia that is.

How very sad it is the story Art and Sand wrote about the young father who lost his life...such a tragedy...such a waste.

Have a great weekend, Sandie. :)

Merlesworld said...

Very inspiring it lifted my day.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...
Love the little girl and the camel. That always makes me chuckle when I see it on your sidebar.

Lots of good stuff on your post today.

Thanks for sharing. Susan

Grammy Staffy said...

Thank you for all the smiles and thoughtful messages. I love your blog. I'm thankful for blog friends too. What have you decided about moving? Are you coping OK? I've been thinking of you with best wishes.
Hugs, Lura

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Wonderful post today, as always. You have a way to make everything seem just a bit better. I am so grateful to have met you. It is comforting to visit with you and to see your visits.
Blessings my dear and try to rest and take care of yourself. Catherine xo

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Wonderful post today, as always. You have a way to make everything seem just a bit better. I am so grateful to have met you. It is comforting to visit with you and to see your visits.
Blessings my dear and try to rest and take care of yourself. Catherine xo

Granny Annie said...

My godchildren used to spend a lot of time at my home. I fed them chocolate. One day their mother called me and said, "It is okay for you to feed them chocolate, just be sure you keep them there until it wears off."

Sandie, I sign up to receive your post comments from everyone in my email and it is amazing how many people share how much you mean to them. Hope you always know how many people remember you in their prayers and are always appreciative of the joy and love you spread and want the best for you in all things. I am one of them:)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

A joy to drop in to see what you have for show and tell and quotes, funnies. Late as can be as Friday we went shopping . No snow to worry about up driveway. Ya. I can see grass. Today is warm. Soon no coats or hats.

Sorry about your second friend who said sadness of Chris who was taken suddenly. My prayers go out for wife and family. Sad death so young.

Love ya Girl.


LOVE them all. But the guardian angel is closest to my heart.

Denise said...

You are a blessing to my heart, love you.

mail4rosey said...

Milk's not clear, and he's smoking too! what a sly dog. haha pun so intended. :)

That flower in the first picture is a beauty!

forgetmenot said...

More words of humor and wisdom--loved them all !!! I think your blog gives a lot of people a lift for the day--you are doing some GOOD work. Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

Retired English Teacher said...

You've been on my mind. Billy Graham's quote is so true. God Bless.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A very beautiful post Sandie.,,
very beautiful!

From my part of the world- to you,
we send love

Katie Clooney said...

Every one of these cute little photos struck a chord with me, Sandy. Love the pug in bed sick. Too funny. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So many laughs Sandie!!
The first flower IS lovely!! Those colors!! I love anything having to do with Billy Graham!! I DO want and need to see the movie - "God's Not Dead!" I've only heard great things about it!! Hope that things are going well with you and getting your house ready!! I'm at the point that one day- I want to move - the next day - I want to stay in our house. Wish I knew what I want to do!!
Have a great week Sandie!!

Mevely317 said...

Half-way through, it struck me what a blessing you are to all of us! No doubt, your attitude's been a huge assist to your family during the renovations. (Is hubby's knee any better, I hope?)

We're so bad about making time to watch movies or TV; for some reason, I keep mixing up 'Heaven is for Real' and 'God is not Dead.' Which do you like better?

Love ya!

Eva Ason said...

I love your posts they're always so uplifting, things we easily forget is to just stop and look around is. Thank you for the reminder.
This weekend went all too fast but it was a good one. Hope you have a good week and happy easter to you and your family.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Your post is filled to the brim with goodness, love, laughter and positive joy!
Thank you for brightening up our world!
Billy Graham-a great man filled with the spirit of the Lord.
With love,

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Wow, that tweedy-bird is bad off, wow. Many of these thought are what I have been dealing with. Thanks for your prayers and well wishes. The procedure I had done is fine now, well accept when I bend to pick something off the floor, or sitting up out of bed or laying into bed. Man, what a journey. Procedures are a nice way of saying, we will take care of that but you'll be in pain, I've decided. yuck.

Sharon said...

Great post. Thought-provoking and fun. You asked for us to name one blessing - I'm going to give a big shout-out to my family. In the last few months since my dad's passing, I have learned to appreciate them even more.

That one picture that you said reminded you of Disco - well, that looks JUST like Marty!! Oh, our dog buddies...what would we do without them?!

Keep up the good work with the wallpaper - hope the glue removal isn't warping your mind (any more than it already is!! LOL!)

Love to you and yours - GOD BLESS, and have a wonder-full Easter Day!

Lynn said...

I agree - it's so wonderful to have blog friends!

Melanie said...

The begging dog reminds me so much of Lilly...spoiled mutt!:-)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

One of my blessings is the invention of drugs to help us when we are unwell.........have not heard of the movie God's not Dead but will ask my niece to see if she can find it and download it for me.

Terri D. said...

Catching up! I love your Friday posts!

Betty said...

I like the one about the man complaining to God about his problems and then coming back out with his own. That's so true. There always seems to be someone with worse problems than our own.

Small Kucing said...

A good one.

Poor tweety....speaking of....My son just got hooked with that show now

Debbie said...

This one is just chock full of wonderful stuff. (I must be getting more dippy than I thought because I saw the title and thought that I had already read this one. It was completely new to me. I need to get OFF my mulberry bush because I don't know whether I'm coming or going.)


I loved the one about the wine and the story, and I loved what you said about your blog friends. I do not know why I let myself get distracted because 100% of the time that I leave Blog Land, I leave happier, stronger, and uplifted. I can't say that about any other thing except spending time with family. (Can't even say it about my church right now, in fact.) Bloggers are the BEST.

My blessing for today? Hmmmm... There are several. We have a man coming to look at my painted carpet today to see if it can be patched. "They" say that if anyone can do it, he can. If he can't, then I'm just blessed to have tried.

(And I can not remember if I sent you this tip via email, but my best wallpaper stripping "tool" is a plastic ice scraper for car windows. They are hard to find around these parts, but my mom had a bunch of them. They word WONDERFULLY. Also, I dilute fabric softener in very hot water and saturate it when I do mine.

After all these years of stripping, I still have one room to go. I keep looking at it and walking away.

Huge blog friend hugs to you as you do all of this, Sandie.

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Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Well, darlin', I'm tellin' you now! :):)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great post, Sandie. And I love the little girl laughing. As far as Billy Graham's quotation, we know that God is sovereign and God is good. How he reconciles the things in our lives, good and bad, is a mystery to us. That's where faith comes in. We can drive ourselves crazy asking 'why?' but we only see the knots and lines on the back of the tapestry. God sees the pattern he is making on the front.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - oh Chris' family must be full of grief and completely not understanding .. that is awful and so so sad.

You - life goes on despite the wall-paper! I hope the little things help along the way ... Andy, Disco and your family ..

Big Hugs and look after yourself .. and have a peaceful Easter - Hilary

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi there, sweet friend! How are you? I've been on blog break and now trying to catch up, but this rotten cold that hit me has slowed me down. I've missed a lot of what's going on in blog land. I remember you said you all were downsizing. Have you found another house yet? I hope all goes well with your move!
I love Billy Graham and do think he is one of the greatest evangelists ever.

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Sandie, I feel blessed each day by the wonderful people in my life, whether they are people I see in person or online. I always feel uplifted by your positive viewpoint.

Tweedles -- that's me said...


Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I am stopping by to wish you a blessed and very happy Easter weekend my friend. Hugs, Catherine xo

Anonymous said...

I have an app on my iPhone called Happier where people share their happy moments. I love it. I find it very inspiring.