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.










Sunday, December 26, 2010

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AND AN ANGEL FROM FRANCIE

XOXOXOXOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXOXOXOXO
WE  DIDN'T  FORGET  YOUR  PLAIN  M&M'S  AMY
YOU  ARE  ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS  AND  WILL
ALWAYS  BE  REMEMBERED  AND  LOVED  DEEPLY
MOTHER  AND  DADDY


MERRY  CHRISTMAS

EVERYONE.

EVERY  YEAR  FOR  CHRISTMAS

AT  THE  RAGAN  HOUSE, 

GRANDPA  RAGAN  WOULD

GIVE  EACH  GRANDCHILD

A  BAG  OF  PEANUT  M&M'S.

THE  TRADITION  WAS 

CARRIED  ON  EVERY  YEAR

UNTIL  HE  PASSED.

WE  CARRIED  IT  ON  AT

OUR  HOME  BUT  AMY 

ALWAYS  RECEIVED  PLAIN

M&M'S  AS  PEANUTS 

CAUSED  HER  MIGRAINES.

CHRISTMAS  DAY  IS

GRANDMA  RAGAN'S

BIRTHDAY.  THEY  ARE

CELEBRATING  CHRISTMAS

IN  HEAVEN  TOGETHER.

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY

JESUS,  MY  SAVIOR

AND

GRANDMA  RAGAN.

HUG  AMY  FOR  RICHARD

AND  ME   AND

DON'T  FEED  HER  TOO 

MANY  CHEETOS.

I  HAVE  SO  MANY  THINGS 

TO  POST...I  AM  RUNNING

BEHIND.

THANK  YOU,  ALL  MY  DEAR

FOLLOWERS  THAT  I  CALL

"FRIEND"  FOR  CATCHING

MY  TEARS,  FOR  STICKING

BY  ME,  WHEN  I  WAS  TOO

GRIEVED  TO  POST...FOR  BEING

SUCH  AN  INSPIRATION...FOR

PRAYING  FOR  ME...FOR  THE

E  MAILS  OF  LOVE...YOU  MEAN

MORE  TO  ME  THAN  I  CAN

SAY.  AFTER  THE  NEW  YEAR,

I  WILL  BE  HAVING  A 

GIVE  AWAY  FOR  MY 

FOLLOWERS  TO  ENTER.

IT  IS  A  THANK  YOU  FOR

YOUR  SUPPORT  AND  THE

LOVE  YOU  HAVE  SHOWN  ME.



I  WAS  SO  VERY  FORTUNATE  TO  BE  A  PART

OF  THE  12  DAYS  OF  CHRISTMAS  ATC  SWAP,

HOSTED  BY  THE  LOVELY  MS.  WENDY.

I  WAS  SO  HONORED  TO  BE  A  PART  OF

A  PROJECT  WITH  11  TALENTED  ARTISTS.

EACH  ARTIST  WAS  GIVEN  A  DAY  AND

YOU  MADE  12  CARDS  AND  MAILED  THEM  TO

MS  WENDY.

WHEN  THE  PACKAGE  ARRIVED  FROM  WENDY,

I  WAS  BESIDE  MYSELF  WITH  JOY.

THIS  IS  A  PICTURE  OF  THE  BEAUTIFUL  BOX

MS.  WENDY  SENT  OUR  ATC'S  IN.

SOME  TOOK  THE  TOP  OF  THE  BOX  OFF

AND  HUNG  IT  ON  THEIR  CHRISTMAS  TREE  AS  AN

ORNAMENT.


MY  PICTURES  ARE  NOT  VERY  GOOD  BUT  OH

WHAT  A  SURPRISE  WHEN  I  OPENED  THE  BOX

AND  SAW  HOW  MS.  WENDY  HAD  PACKAGED

THESE  BEAUTIFUL  ART  PIECES.  THEY  WERE

WRAPPED  WITH  A  LOVELY  RIBBON,  WITH  A  TAG

AND  BEAUTIFUL  BEADS.  EACH  ATC  HAD  THEIR  OWN

POCKET  THAT  STORED  OUR  WORKS  OF  ART.


IN  THIS  PICTURE  YOU  CAN  SEE  A  CLOSEUP

OF  HOW  EACH  ONE  IS  CONTAINED  IN  A  POCKET.


THE  FIRST  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY:

ANGELA.....


ANGELA  IS  GOING  TO  BE  THE  HOSTESS  OF

DRESS  UP  THIS  YEAR.  HER  BUTTON  IS  ON  THE

RIGHT  SIDE  OF  MY  BLOG.


THE  SECOND  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY:

BLANCHIE...



THE  THIRD  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY:

MOI...SIMPLY  DEBBIE...



THE  FOURTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

FRANCIE....




THE  FIFTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

OUR  LOVELY  HOSTESS

WENDY



WENDY  ALSO  HOSTS  THE

BLISSFULL  ATC  SWAP



THE  SIXTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY...

TERRI








THE  SEVENTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

KARLA


KARLA  ALSO  CREATED  A  STUNNING  SWAN

FROM  A  VELVET  MILINERY  LEAF  AND  BEADS.

THANK  YOU  KARLA


THE  EIGHTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

MARLENE

MARLENE'S  CARD  IS  SO  SWEET.   SHE  IS  FROM

CANADA  AND  I  DON'T  HAVE  A  URL  FOR  HER.

YOU  DID  A  WONDERFUL  JOB  MARLENE.


THE  NINTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  MADE  BY

SANDI


I  LOVED  ALL  THE  CARDS  BUT  SANDI'S  WAS  MY

FAVORITE.  I  HOPE  YOU  CAN  SEE  IT  UP  CLOSE.

WHEN  I  LOOKED  AT  HER  CARD  I  COULD  SEE

THE  DRUMMERS  DRUMMING  AND  STANDING  IN

WHAT  LOOKED  LIKE  FROZEN  FOG.

IF  I  HAD  BEEN  A  JUDGE  AND  (ALL  OF  THESE  ATC'S

ARE  NOT  JUDGED  AND  THEY  STAND  ON  THEIR  OWN

AS  BEAUTIFUL  ART  WORK)

...BUT...I  WOULD  PICK

SANDI'S  AS  MY  FAVORITE  AND  I  HAVE  NOT  EVEN

HAD  THE  PLEASURE  TO  MEET  HER.

BEAUTIFUL  JOB  SANDI.  YOUR  ATC  JUST  SPOKE

TO  ME.


THE  TENTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

DANA


I  WAS  PROUD  TO  BE  PART  OF  THE  ART  PROJECT

CREATED  BY  DANA...

THE  TRAVELING  POSTCARD.

THE  POSTCARD  TRAVELED

8,548  MILES.


THE  ELEVENTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

ELECTRA


DON'T  LET  THE  TITLE  OF  HER  BLOG  FOOL  YOU...

SHE  IS  A  LOVELY  BLOGGER  AND  TALENTED  ARTIST


THE  TWELTH  DAY  OF  CHRISTMAS  WAS  CREATED  BY

ROBIN



I  WANT  TO  THANK  WENDY  AND  EACH  ARTIST

FOR  ALLOWING  ME  TO  BE  A  PART  OF  YOUR  GROUP.

IT  WAS  SO  MUCH  FUN  AND  I  AM  HONORED.

I  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  DOING  MORE  THINGS

WITH  YOU  IN  2011.


DECEMBER  ATC  ANGEL

FROM  FRANCIE.


THIS  BEAUTIFUL  ANGEL  WAS  HAND  PAINTED

BY

FRANCIE



I  LOVE  HER  FRANCIE.  SHE  IS  SO  STUNNING

AGAINST  THE  BLUE  BACKGROUND.

AN  ANGEL  TO  TREASURE  FROM  AN  ANGEL


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I  WANT  TO  GIVE  A  SHOUT  OUT  OF  THANK  YOU

AND  APPRECIATION  TO

JUNE


IF  YOU  HAVE  NOT  VISITED  HER  ADVENT

BLOG,  PLEASE  VISIT  HER.  SHE  HAS

PROVIDED  BEAUTIFUL  FREE  GRAPHICS

FOR  THE  25  DAYS  OF  CHRISTMAS.

YOU  WILL  BE  BLESSED.

THANK  YOU  JUNE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


PRAYER  REQUESTS


THERE  ARE  MANY  URGENT  PRAYER  REQUESTS...

SHAUNA...CANCER...INSURANCE  WON'T  PAY  FOR

IV  CHEMO  BECAUSE  IT  IS  EXPERIMENTAL...

ONCOLOGIST  GAVE  HER  ORAL  CHEMO  AND  FOR

THE  FIRST  TIME  HER  TUMORS  HAD  BEGAN  TO

SHRINK.   SHE  IS  A  YOUNG  BEAUTIFUL  MOTHER

AND  HER  LITTLE  CHILDREN,  HUSBAND,  AND

SISTERS'  NEED  HER.   STAY  STRONG  SHAUNA.

TERRI  AND  SCOTT...HIS  CANCER  HAS  RETURNED

ANGEL  DAWN...CHILD  WITH  CANCER

ALEX...CHILD  WITH  CANCER  OF  KIDNEYS

AND  LUNGS

JACK...CHILD  WITH  CANCER

BONNIE...CANCER

LEILA...CANCER

DEBBIE  (MOSIAC  MAGPIE)...CANCER

MARY...CANCER

ERICK

WILL

RAINA  (HEIRLOOM  GYPSY'S  DAUGHTER)...HAVING

SURGERY  JANUARY  4,  2011

SANDY...RECOVERING  FROM  KNEE  REPLACEMENT

SURGERY

IRENE...MY  MIL  FELL  ON  CHRISTMAS  EVE

AND  NOW  HAS  13  STITCHES  IN  THE  BACK

OF  HER  HEAD.  SHE  HAD  A  COUPLE

OF  BUMPS  ON  HER  HEAD  SO  THEY  DID  A  CT

SCAN.

JOHN

LORETTA'S  MOTHER

DEBBIE  B

TED  JR...DIABETES  AND  LOW  WHITE  COUNT

NATURALLY  THIS  WOULD  PUT  FEAR  IN  ME

AS  BOTH  TIMES  AMY  HAD  CANCER,

A  LOW  WHITE  COUNT

WAS  THE  ONLY  THING  ODD  WITH  HER.

THOSE  NEEDING  JOBS

THOSE  NEEDING  A  HOME

MOI...MY  BLOOD  SUGARS  ARE  TOO  HIGH

THE  ORPHANS  IN  RUSSIA  AND  CHINA 

WAITING  TO  BE  ADOPTED

HAITI...THE  CHOLERA  OUTBREAK

OUR  SOLDIERS  IN  HARMS  WAY...

SO  MANY  OF  OUR  BLOGGERS  HAVE

CHILDREN,  HUSBANDS,  AND  FRIENDS

FIGHTING  FOR  OUR  FREEDOM...

FREEDOM...A  LOT  OF  PEOPLE  DO

NOT  UNDERSTAND  THE  PRICE  THAT  IS

PAID  FOR  THEIR  FREEDOM

MERRY  CHRISTMAS  SOLDIERS



AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE  BLOG  AGAIN.

BUT  THE  ANGELS  SAID  TO  THEM,

"DO  NOT  BE  AFRAID;  I  BRING  YOU  GOOD

NEWS  OF  GREAT  JOY  THAT  WILL  BE  FOR  ALL

THE  PEOPLE."

~LUKE  2:10


MERRY  CHRISTMAS  TO  ALL  OF  YOU  AND

YOUR  FAMILIES.

HUGS,

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

18 comments:

Charlotte said...

Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the prayers to everyone! I'm sure Amy is proud of her mother!

Chatty Crone said...

You always take the time in your busyness to think of others.

I bet Amy doesn't have migraines in Heaven - can eat all the m&m and Cheetos she wants.

Can you imagine Christmas being celebrated in Heaven?

Whew!

Love,
sandie

DeeDee said...

Debbie

Everytime I stop by I am so very inspired...the love you spread heals hearts..I so inspire to be more like you....the ATCs are so wonderful...you have made many friends....I thought of you thru the holidays...I lost my internet for a time..but god blessed me with a good freind and he returned it back for a few months for me...

Merry Christmas to you and Mr. Simply

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I was thinking of you and hoping that you had a blessed day...thank you for being such a blessing to me in 2010...sending much love your way,
Cindy
XO

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Debbie, It was so sweet of you to drop by The Vintage Nest with a nice comment and Christmas wishes. I hope you had a really nice holiday. We drove to spend the holiday with my youngest in NYC but the snowstorm/blizzard drove us out earlier than we had planned to leave. It snowed all the way home but we made it safe and sound...thank the good Lord. We, too, have a tradition of giving the boys a huge bag of M&M's in their stockings and even though they are all grown up they still get their M&M's...one with peanuts and the other without. Happy Happy New Year.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Dear Debbie as always a beautiful post. I too enjoy the ATC swaps. All needing prayer are on my list. I am looking forward to a new year of creativity and visiting and reading all the wonderful things going on with my blogging friends. Happy New Year to you and yours.
QMM

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Friend Debbie,

I want you to know I have been thinking of you and hope you had a Wonderful Christmas!!
I saw on Dorthe's blog that you were hoping to receive a sewing machine...did you???
Let me know how your Christmas went ok?
You can see on my blog some pictures of our Christmas down here in snowy Georgia.

Love and Hugs,

Susan
xxoo

craftymarta said...

Debbie, I just find you via Olivia's Romantic Home. I read the comment you left her ( i don't know if you are supposed to do that, is almost like reading somebody's mail) and I thought I have to see this lady's blog. I was right, I love how your faith shines thru in your writings. I enjoy looking and I'm going back for more. Blessings, Marta.

mo said...

Hi Debbie, Your post is beyond inspirational. I didn't know about Amy until your comment today. I knew in my heart the design was meant for someone. I just knew it. It is hard to describe. The design of the butterfly just flowed so beautifully. It was for you. Merry Chrismas Debbie. *hugs & petals* mo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Olivia said...

Debbie,
First, thank you for the wonderful encouragement about my cooking! My hubs came home from work sick so the only thing he had was some lemon honey tea, oh well, maybe he can try my deelish shabfabulous chicken today! What a fabulous swap, such talented ladies out there in blogland! Oh, Christmas is so fun and full of darling memories, I love the m & m tradition, too cute! Oh, it feels good to be encouraged, the kitchen is just not were I feel confident! Thank you again sweet friend!
Big tight squishy hugs,
Olivia

Angela said...

Thank you for your visit. It is wonderful to find new blog friends and to get to know fellow believers!!

Dezinaworld said...

Hi Debbie, your blogs are always so lovely and so interesting. Dont ever change my friend.Oh and thanks for the lovely words about my advent. I mainly came by to thank you for the lovely words you wrote on my blog about my mum. thank you, they mean a lot to me.
I would like to wish you a wonderful New Year and may it be full of peace,love,health,happiness and warmth
hugs June x

Olivia said...

Well sweet friend, update on the cooking. I made fabulous burgers tonight and the hubs did not touch my casserole. Oh well, I will pretend it is because he is sick, I have to give him a break bc he works in italian restaurant and I think he wants to come home and eat meat and potatos. Anyhoo, I painted away today and the kids are all snuggled in a tent in a garage with my new heating blanket lol. It is in the fifties tonight so I let them.
Have a lovely new year.
Squishy tight hugs,
Olivia

CHERI said...

Hi, Debbie...so nice to meet you! Thanks muchly for signing up to follow my blog...I'm going to do the same for yours:) So sorry that we have to be members of the same sad club, the club for mothers who have lost their children. I am so glad you have remained strong in your faith. I lost my faith for awhile after the loss of our daughter but my sweet husband wouldn't let me give up and thankfully I found my way back. I haven't had time to check out everything about your blog but love what I've seen so far. Wonderful job...and so uplifting. I look forward to visiting you often and hope you will do the same. If you ever need to "talk" feel free to email me. I pray 2011 will bring you many blessings and much joy.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Dear Debbie....I just wanted to stop by and say "Hi" and wish you a Happy New Year!
I am sure your beautiful Amy is smiling down at you and this wonderful post!
Warm Hugs,
Jil
xo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Happy New Year!!! Wishing you and your husband a wonderful and blessed year ahead!!!
I love your blog header--it is awesome!!!!
XO

Mari said...

HELLO DEBBIE :)
I WANT TO THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR HEART FELT PRAYER YOU LEFT ON MY BLOG FOR MY DEAR COUSIN CINDY, SHE HAS BEEN IN A DEEP COMA FOR THE LAST PAST SIX MONTHS!! ITS BEEN VERY HARD ON MY FAMILY, WE ARE VERY CLOSE, RAISED MORE LIKE SISTER'S THEN COUSIN'S :) ALSO I WILL KEEP YOUR FRIENDS IN MY PRAYERS AS WELL :) I PRAY GOD WILL KEEP THEM SAFE IN HIS LOVING EMBRACE...

WISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR:)
HUGLETS~XO~MARI