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, January 16, 2011

THE GENTLEST OF HANDS...Keepin' SPRING in my heart

I  belong  to  the

BLISSFULL  ATC  SWAP.

Each  month  we  have  a  new  theme.

JANUARY'S  WAS:

SNOW  AND  WHITE.

I  can  post  my  ATC  now  because  Robin  my

ATC  SWAP  Partner  has  already  received  her

card  from me.


I  loved  this  graphic  when  I  saw  it.

It  made  me  think  how  God  always  has  his

umbrella  of  love  over  us,  even  when  it  does  not

seem  like  it.


I  titled  my  ATC,

"SHELTER  FROM  THE  SNOW!"

God,  throughout  the  bible,  talks  about  his

precious  creatures.

He  even  says  that  he  knows  every  time  a

Sparrow  falls  and  how  much  more  important  are

we  to  him  than  a  sparrow.


This is the envelope  that  I  made  to  send  my

ATC  card  in.  Try  as  I  may I could  not  get

the  snowman  to  line  up  at  the  pocket.


PRAYER  REQUESTS


Before  we  go  over  our  prayer  needs  I  would

like  to  share  something.


Just  this  week  alone  I  have  heard  several  people

state  what  a  hard  time  they  were  going  through

and  didn't  want  to  be  a  BOTHER...they  did  not

want  to  be  a  bother.  That hurts me.


We  all  blog  for  different  reasons:  Art, Quilting,

Sewing,  Home  decorating,  Candle  making,

Cooking  and  on  and  on...

BUT

WE  ALL  CARE  ABOUT  ONE  ANOTHER,

ESPECIALLY  WHEN  YOU  ARE  GOING  THROUGH

A  HARD  TIME.


I  love  this  quote:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"A  friend  is  one  to  whom  one  may  pour

out  all  the  contents  of  one's  heart,  chaff  and

grain  together,  knowing  that  the  gentlest

of  hands  will  take  and  sift  it,  keep  what  is

worth  keeping  and  with  a  breath  of  kindness

blow  the  rest  away."

~Arabian  Proverb

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I thought  that  was  the  most  beautiful  quote  I

have  ever  read.

I  believe  it  is  now  my

"FAVORITE",  as  quotes  go.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PRAYERS  NEEDED:

1.ANGEL  DAWN: 10  year  old  precious  girl  battling
cancer.  She  is  very  weak  and  has  feeding  tube

2.  ALEX:6 year  old  sweetie  battling  cancer

3.  JACK:9 year  old  handsome  guy/cancer

4. LEILA:Amy's  bff  who  is  still  battling  cancer
and  is  becoming  so weak and thin...they  also
had  to  put  her  father  in  a  nursing  home
because  health  is  so  poor

BONNIE:A  long  time  friend  battling  cancer/
trying  to  help  her  mother  who  has  colon
cancer and  trying  to  raise  a  grandson...both
her  children  have  died

6. DEBBIE  H(our  mosaic  magpie):treatment
thyroid  cancer

7.  DEBBIE/HOUSE ON THE LAKE:Laurie  her
sister said she was home from the hospital but
will have to go back in 2 weeks for results of the
lymph nodes extracted during surgery

8. SCOTT and Terry:cancer back 2nd time

9.  Mary:cancer

10.  PAM:cancer the 2nd time

11.SHAUNA:pray  the  chemo  will  continue
to  work  and  she  will  get  stronger

12.  C man and Mrs. D

13.JESS and  Lance:she  is  having  hyperemeses
pray  baby girl will be okay

13.  JOANNE:young  mother  had  a  stroke

14.  CINDY:Mari  said  her  cousin  is  better

15.  LORETTA'S  MOTHER:Guarded health

16.IRENE:My MIL/90 years young/falls

17.  BABY  AMELIA AND JACOB

18.  LEXIE

19. ERICK

20. KRISTIE

21.  RICHARD  and  DORIS:Richard very poor heart

22. BELLA:healing from knee surgery

23.  RAINA:Continue to heal from surgery

24.  JOHN

25.  MONTE

26.  AUNT  PATRICIA

27. DAVE

28. DEENA

29.  WILL

PLEASE  PRAY  FOR  ALL  THE  FAMILIES  AND
VICTIMS  IN  TUCSON, ARIZONA.

FOR  THE  FLOODING  IN  AUSTRALIA  AND
BRAZIL...MANY LIVES LOST IN BRAZIL

HAITI...THE CHOLERA OUTBREAK

MAXXIE:A BEAUTIFUL DOG WITH LIVER PROBLEMS

FOR  EVERYONE  NEEDING A JOB

FOR THOSE WHO NEED INCREASE IN YOUR BUSINESS 

FOR  ANYONE SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION...
PLEASE TELL SOMEONE AND GET HELP.

GOD  BLESS  OUR  MILITARY  AND  ALL  THOSE
SERVING IN HARMS WAY. WE PRAY ANY WEAPON FORMED
 AGAINST YOU WILL NOT PROSPER, THAT GOD'S
ANGELS OF PROTECTION ENCAMPETH AROUND YOU
AND HE GOES AHEAD OF YOU TO MAKE THE CROOKED
PLACES STRAIGHT. WE ALSO LIFT UP YOUR
FAMILIES IN PRAYER AS YOU ARE SERVING OUR 
COUNTRY.
WE SALUTE YOU SOLDIER. 


AND  KEEP YOU UNTIL WE BLOG  AGAIN.

THIS IS A SCRIPTURE  FROM  THE  BIBLE  THAT

KEEPS  SPRING  IN  MY  HEART

~~~~~~

"The  greatest  love  a  person  can  have  for  his

friends  is  to  give  his  life  for  him."

~John  15:3

~~~~~~

AND  THAT  IS  WHAT  OUR  SAVIOUR,

JESUS  CHRIST,

DID  FOR  ME  AND  YOU.

~~~~~~~


HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY

HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

10 comments:

ShirleyC said...

I love your card, and the reason in the message.
I think the pocket is pretty neat. Makes it more interesting.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a special atc and how perfect with the birds for Robin.
I was touched by all the souls who are struggling ,especially with cancer, It really makes you realize how lucky we are. Prayers being said for all that are suffering!
hugs Lynn

Bellesanbeaus said...

I love coming here and reading your posts...seems like I have been gone from blogging so much longer, not to have gentle spirits like you in my world! Thank you for being our umbrella with gentle hands! The ATC is awesome...you did a wonderful job sugar! Big hugs Beth

Doris Sturm said...

Hello Debbie...I love your snow and bird ACT...I miss the snow. It's all over the world, except here...but I also appreciate the sunshine we've been having and the honey bees that have been buzzing - reminders/messengers of the impending Spring.

That Arabian Proverb is very lovely indeed. No wonder it's your new favorite.

It's nice to visit with you again, Debbie, and I will pray for all those brave and precious lives that are battling the big, bad C.

Blessings to you and yours,
Doris

Babbs said...

Oh sweet Debbie!!! I am THRILLED you found me!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!! I have thought about you and all the girls I blogged with, and it's hard finding everyone again, SO glad you found ME!!! I know, I was Eclectic Pink Rose for the longest, and I thought I would just use my middle name coming back, but you can call me anything you like as long as you call me!!! ;) and this time I'm staying!!! My schedule may not allow me to visit everyone every day or blog everyday, but I'm staying!!! :) I hope you are well and happy and I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner!!!!! PINK!!! and PRECIOUS!!!! YAY!! I'm following you as always and lifting that prayer list right on up!!!! HUGE TEXAS HUGS TO YOU!!!! ♥

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Wonderful card Debbie. Praying for many of the things on your list and adding some others. How compassionate of you to keep up with all these loving folks and keeping us joined in the name of Jesus.
QMM

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Debbie,
Loved your cute lil card you made and the whole message behind it, and I thought the envelope was cute too!

Wonderful quote as well! We all go thru some sort of tribulations all the time, and it is good to have a good friend with a empathetic, non judgemental ear that will sift the things we say and know when or if
there is some truth we need to hear and also be willing to deliver it if need be or just listen and empathisize.

Prayed for everyone on the list,
there is just so many people everywhere that are afflicted in
some way, we have quite a number
on our prayer list with cancer as well.

Good News is we recently heard of a dear friend of 40 yrs. Monica who was healed by the Lord, we are so happy for her and her family, and so happy to see someone who has beat it, oh also, Kirk Douglas beat his too!!

You have a wonderful week hon,
Good to see you post,
Blessings, Nellie

MosaicMagpie said...

DEBBIE,
THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING ME ON YOUR PRAYER LIST. I HAVE RECEIVED MY TREATMENT AND I AM DOING WELL. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE REMOVED ALL OF THE CANCER AND ANY FURTHER TREATMENT WILL BE MINIMAL. IT IS THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THAT GREAT UMBRELLA THAT SHELTERED ME.
THANK YOU MY FRIEND FOR BEING A PRAYING FRIEND.
DEB

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for visiting My Dream Canvas and your lovely comment. I am so glad I discovered yours as well. Its really beautiful and touching. I don't think the umbrella would be too heavy...unfortunately I don't have one!! Take care, Anu

Mya said...

I hope that the people on your list know that there are many people that are praying for them, and I hope we all include a prayer for the countless numbers that we have not heard about.

Your card is soft and caring - I think the way you are.