WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Monday, January 4, 2010

WARM THE WINTER MONTHS IN A SPECIAL WAY

ONE KIND WORD CAN WARM
THREE WINTER MONTHS.
~JAPANESE PROVERB
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GOD IS UPON ME; BECAUSE THE LORD HATH
ANOINTED ME TO PREACH GOOD TIDINGS UNTO THE MEEK; HE HATH SENT ME
TO BIND UP THE BROKEN-HEARTED, TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES,
AND THE OPENING OF THE PRISON TO THEM THAT ARE BOUND
(2.) TO PROCLAIM THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD, AND THE DAY OF
VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD; TO COMFORT ALL THAT MOURN;
(3.) TO APPOINT UNTO THEM THAT MOURN IN ZION, TO GIVE UNTO THEM
BEAUTY FOR ASHES, THE OIL OF JOY FOR MOURNING, THE GARMENT OF
PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS; THAT THEY MIGHT BE CALLED
TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD, THAT HE
MIGHT BE GLORIFIED.
~ISAIAH 61: 1-3


I SHOULD NOT HAVE A WINTER FOR YEARS TO COME WITH ALL

THE BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS YOU HAVE POSTED FOR ME. YOU HAVE

BROUGHT ME A JOY YOU WILL NEVER KNOW, THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.

THIS BOUQUET IS CALLED A WINTER BOUQUET BY FTD. I THOUGHT IT

WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND I WISH I COULD SEND ONE TO EACH OF YOU

THAT HAVE BEEN SO KIND TO ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR

SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS ABOUT MY NEW BLOG.

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A CHICKEN SO THIS YEAR I ADOPTED

A PENNIWIG CHICKEN AS MY MASCOT. HER NAME IS GRACIE ANN
AND SHE CAN EVEN CHANGE COLORS DEPENDING ON HER MOOD. WHY,
DOESN'T EVERYBODY CHANGE COLORS WITH THEIR MOOD SWINGS...LOL
GRACIE ANN "PECKS".....
BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW CHICKENS CAN'T HUG or can they.........hmmmmm
SIMPLY DEBBIE

28 comments:

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Debbie, Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope this year comes full of blessings to your family. If you go to my blog, you can see pictures of my kids. Hugs, Evelyn

Carmen C. said...

Debbie, Lovely post my dear and I LOVE Gracie Ann, what a cutie:)That bouquet is awesome, thank you for sharing it! Hugs, Carmen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Debbie, I love Gracie Ann... Glad she has become a part of your life... She is a cutie.

Thanks for the bouquet of roses. You probably know by now how much I love roses.

Let's spread those KIND WORDS... Maybe it will help warm us all up... It's FRIGID here in TN... I needed that kindness.

Hugs,
Betsy

Chicken Boys said...

Change is a good thing. It's not always easy. It's not always what we want. But it makes us better for it. Hugs, flowers, butterflies, and chickens for you.
~Randy

someplace in thyme said...

Gracie Ann is a doll and I love her. I am happy to see you have a new blog, a new year and another day......like we said many times in the past, one day at a time.......still hard, but none the less, necessary. We are here for you always. I love the roses, you are far too generous, it is I that should be giving you roses, I love them so, thankyou so much. I will be following you and looking forward to seeing Gracie Ann change her colors, Char

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Debbie! Always remember how very much God loves you; and how very much our friends, old ones and new ones, love and care about us more than we realize!.. Blogging has so very often restored my faith in people; and time and time again, it reassures me that the world is NOT the dark and ugly place it can sometimes feel like. I count the friend I found in you, and in so many others this past year, as wonderful blessings!.. I wish you the very BEST in the year ahead! God bless, and Happy New Year to you "Simply Debbie"! ((hugs)) ~tina

The White Farmhouse said...

Thank you so much for visiting so I could find you! Love the new blog. What a great way to ring in the new year. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad that you have found the strength to carry on. Sometimes that is the hardest part. I lost my mother to cancer. Even though I am glad that her suffering over, my selfish side still wishes for one more hour with her.

Sheba is not a harlequin. I wanted to get a harlequin. She is all black with some white patches. She is an awesome dog. She has the best personality and is so patient with her "partner in crime" aka my 3 year old.

Here is hoping that this year, all your chickens are happy colored!

Donna said...

Debbie, Thank you for letting me know you started a new blog. I love it. I know your pain so well. I am like you...I can't wait to the day I see my sweet Amber in Heaven as you do your sweet Amy. Can you imagine what a glorious Christmas they had this year! It gives me comfort to know we will see each other again. I think of you daily ... we will keep in touch. May the New Year bring you happiness.
Blessings & BIG HUGS,
Donna

GWENDOLYN said...

Oh Debbie,
I don't know exactly what it is... but this blog has touched my heart and softened it just in the few minutes I have been here. You are a blessing and I look forward to visiting here often.
hugs!
Gwen

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh Debbie I am so happy that you started this site. I love it. Something about it is brighter and happier.
Love your chicken you adopted and even named. How cute is that. Now how does that color change work. lol Yesterday at work if Gracie would of been with me we would of both changed to RED....it was one of those days.....
Miss talking to you and hope to hear more from you this coming year.
Those roses are awesome
Love
Maggie

Claudia said...

Debbie, I love your new blog - good for you! A fresh, new blog for 2010. I already have you bookmarked and will visit often.

xo
Claudia

Loretta said...

Hi Debbie,
What a wonderful new blog for the start of what I pray will be a wonderful new year for you and Richard. I love Gracie Ann and here's a little peck * just for her! I am sensing peace in your words which is something I have prayed hard and long for. Blessings to you my friend as we journey through this new year together. Big hugs, Loretta

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I now remember a saying of my mother's:
I love you a bushel and a PECK and a hug around the neck!!!

So maybe that is the kind of PECK that Gracie Ann is going to give...

That chicken I drew is actually just my very poor rendition of one created by a wonderful gal named Darlene. She blogs at Chicken Scratch Farm and is she ever talented at scrappin, painting, baking, and more!!!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh Debbie you are sounding good and I am so proud of know you. Love the chicken. Blessings
QMM

Lisa said...

Hi Debbie! It is so nice to see your new blog! I just love it. Your chick is cute!!!
Hugs and prayers, Lisa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the new blog, Debbie! It is lovely, and that is a mighty cute chicken. Love the bouquet, too, and if I send you one in return to let you know how much you are loved and appreciated. And you are! :-)

XO,

Sheila (who loves that scripture and the Japanese proverb, too!)

Buttercup said...

It's cold here, but I am all wrapped up in my new cuddly slippers and your kind, kind words and I am staying warm. Blessings, dear Debbie. Know that hugs are coming to you from New York.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie, I love your new blog, I love this post, and the scripture just blessed me so, I haven't read that scripture in a while.I also love Gracie Ann. I feel such a peaceful spirit here. I am so looking forward to all that God is going to do to and through you this year.
With much love,
Sue

Bernie said...

Love your new blog, simple yet elegant.... a fresh new start to a New Year. Think of you so very often Debbie, remember one step at a time, one day at a time......all will be well my dear friend......:-) Hugs

Ginger said...

Hi Debbie:
I saw on your other blog you were under the weather...me too. But I am up and about once again and hoping to blog some this week. I tried to post a comment but my computer was too slow to load the comment section.
I like the title of your new blog and the header picture.
Gee, If I knew you wanted a chicken I would of sent you one of mine, lol. I never knew they had such personalities, I get a kick out of ours.
I hope 2010 is good to you and your family.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Debbie, such a nice place to visit.
A chicken mascot from Penniwig will be fun to watch as posts go by!

IsabellasCloset said...

Debbie,
Thanks for stopping by my blog..
Sadly the pain of loosing a child never goes away. My heart truly goes out to you!
My Daughter Nikki passed away Dec. 10, 2003 she was 30..my heart still hurts so very much from missing her.
They say our children are in a much better palce but I am selfish and want my Daughter here with me....but I also did not want her to suffer..it's all so very hard.
My thoughts & prayers are with you and your precious Daughter Amy.
Hang in there..~Mary~
PS you have a very lovely blog :-}

~*Michelle*~ said...

I am so happy I came to visit you! Happy New Year.....may this year bring you to places you never dreamed were possible.

xox
*~Michelle~*

ps. if you are ever in Connecticut/New England....come on over and visit with our chickens. :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hi Debbie. I like your new blog.
Thank you for the beautiful flowers!
Sue

ginny said...

Hi Debbie, I love your new blog...It is fresh, simple, and easy on the eyes!
Hoping this year will be filled with unexpected blessings for you and yours. I understand the need to start a new blog, and to begin again fresh and new like white pristine snow. God bless your journey and may He fill your soul with healing love and warmth.
Happy New Year...Happy new beginning...love, ginny

SparkleFarkle said...

A "Click" on a beautiful, upper-left corner burtterfly at Penniwig's brings me this way! Happy New Year! Love your blog; love your style! *about to "click" Simply Debbie's "Follow" button* <--So nice to make new friends-- a delightful way to start the new year!

SparkleFarkle said...

(About my previous comment:) I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I will keep you tucked into my Good Night prayers. How incredibly insensitive of me for putting my excitement of finding a new blog-read, first. Please forgive me? It's not the foot I should have started out on. My deepest apologies to you for my unintentional disregard. I have truly blundered and I am sincerely sorry.

Chatty Crone said...

Dear Debbie,

You should never have another winter - but you know you probably will - and God will be with you then as he is now.

I am sure you know the Footprints poem - hopefully you know he is carrying you now.

Love your new hen.
Sandie