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.










Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KEEP SPRING IN YOUR HEART


GOOD  MORNING  MY  FRIENDS!!!

PLEASE  TAKE  A  LONG  STEMMED

PINK  ROSE  BUD  WHEN  YOU  ARE

FINISHED  LOOKING  AROUND.

THE  BEAUTIFUL  COLOR  AND  THE

WARMTH  OF  THE  ROSEBUD 

 REMINDED

ME  OF  HOW  UNIQUE  AND 

BEAUTIFUL

EACH  ONE  OF  YOU  ARE.  

 I  AM  SOOO

VERY  HAPPY  YOU  DROPPED 

BY  TO  SEE

ME.

IT  MAKES  ME  FEEL  SOOOO 

VERY  HONORED

TO  START  MY  DAY  OUT  WITH 

 A  VISIT

FROM  YOU.

THANK  YOU!!!!!!!




I'M  LATE...I'M  LATE...

SO  MANY  THINGS  TO  DO...

SO  MANY  THINGS  ON  MY  PLATE!

HAVE  YOU  EVER  BEEN  LATE  ???


ISN'T  THIS  HAT  STUNNING.

I  KNOW  THERE  IS  SNOW  AND  ICE  EVERY  WHERE

AND  SO  MANY  FLIGHTS  CANCELLED,  IT  IS  DIFFICULT

TO  IMAGINE  HOW  THEY  WILL  EVER  CATCH  UP

BUT

THIS  YEAR

THIS  JOURNEY

THIS  PLACE

THIS  SEASON

MY  MOTTO  IS:

"KEEP  SPRING  IN  YOUR  HEART"

I  USE  TO  HATE  WINTER  BUT  THIS  YEAR

I  FEEL  LIKE  A  LITTLE  GREEN  SPROUT  PEEKING

THROUGH  THE  SNOW,  JUST  WAITING  FOR  WARM

SOIL  TO  DANCE  IN.

THANK  YOU  MY  BELOVED  AMY  FOR  BLOWING

ME  SUNSHINE  AND  SPARKLES  FROM  HEAVEN.

YOU  ARE  SOOOO  VERY  PRECIOUS  MY  BELOVED

DAUGHTER  AND  YOU  SHALL  NEVER  BE  FORGOTTEN

AND  OUR  LOVE  CONTINUES  TO  GROW  DEEPER.  YOUR

DEPARTURE  HAS  LEFT  A  HUGE  VOID  IN  SO  MANY

LIVES  BUT  I  KNOW  YOU  ARE  FOREVER  SAFE  IN

THE  PRESENCE  OF  JESUS  AND  BASKING  IN  HIS  SUNSHINE.

I  HAVE  COME  TO  REALIZE...DUH...I'M  SLOW  IN  MY  THINKIN',

YOU  ARE  NOT  COMING  BACK  NOR  WOULD  I  EVER  WANT  YOU

TO  RETURN  TO  ALL  THAT  HELL  OF  ENDLESS  SUFFERING 

BUT  LIKE  A  TRUE  MARINE  YOU  KEPT  A  SMILE  ON  YOUR

FACE  AND  NEVER  COMPLAINED.  I  HAVE  NEVER  MET

ANY  ONE...ANY  ONE  AS  BRAVE  AS  YOU  BABY  GIRL.

GOD  IS  NOT  GOING  TO  ALLOW  ME  TO  SEE  YOU  BECAUSE

ONE  GLIMPSE  WOULD  NOT  BE  ENOUGH...I  WOULD  BE 

BEGGING  FOR  ONE  MORE  TIME...ONE  MORE  TIME.

BUT  ONE  GLORIOUS  DAY...

ONE  GLORIOUS  DAY...

I  WILL  BE  WITH  YOU  AND  JESUS

FOR  EVER  AND  EVER

AND  WELL...UNTIL  THEN, 


I  FOUND  THIS  QUOTE:

"TO  LIVE  IS  THE  RAREST  THING  IN  THE

WORLD.  MOST  PEOPLE  EXIST,  THAT  IS  ALL."

~OSCAR  WILDE


I  KNOW  THERE  WILL  ALWAYS  BE  A  HUGE  HOLE

IN  MY  HEART  AND  I  WILL  CRY  AND  STILL  GRIEVE

FOR  YOU,  I,  LIKE  YOU  AMY,  WILL  ONLY  PASS  THROUGH

THIS  LIFE  ONE  TIME  AND  GOD  DOES  HAVE  A  PUR-

POSE  FOR  ME.

I  DON'T  WANT  TO  JUST  EXIST.   I  WANT  TO  LIVE  AND

IN  ADDITION  TO  THE  THINGS  GOD  HAS  FOR  ME  TO  DO,

THERE  ARE  THINGS  I  WANT  TO  DO  AND  SEE.

ANOTHER  DUH,  DUH...I  DIDN'T  FEEL  I  HAD  THE  RIGHT

TO  LIVE  BECAUSE  YOU  WERE  22  YEARS  YOUNGER

THAN  ME.   PARENTS  ARE  NOT  SUPPOSE  TO  BURY  THEIR

CHILDREN.

I  KNOW  IT  IS  THROUGH  YOU  AMY,  AND  THE  PRAYERS

OF  THE  ANGELS  HERE  IN  BLOG  LAND  THAT  I  HAVE  MADE 

IT  TO  THIS  POINT.   LORETTA,  I

SAY  THANK  YOU....MAYBE  SOME  DAY  I  WILL  MEET  YOU

UNDER  THE  WILD  CHERRY  TREE.


THIS  PICTURE  IS  FOR  SOME  OF  MY  FRIENDS  WHO 

ARE  LIVING  IN  FEAR.  YOU  HAVE  LOST  YOUR  JOBS,

THEY  ARE  GOING  TO  FORECLOSE  ON  YOUR  HOME,

AND  YOU  JUST  DON'T  KNOW  WHAT  LIES  A  HEAD  OF  YOU

ON 

THE  ROAD  OF  LIFE.

IT  IS  TRYING  TO  SAY  THE  LEAST  WHEN  YOU  LIVE  WITH

GREAT  UNCERTAINTIES.

DEATH  LITERALLY  COMES  IN  MANY  FORMS...

THE  LOSS  OF  A  JOB

THE  LOSS  OF  YOUR  HOME

A  DIVORCE

A  LIFE  THREATENING  ILLNESS

TO  GO  BLIND

SO  MANY  THINGS.

I  HAVE  DRAWN  COMFORT  FROM  THIS  SCRIPTURE

OVER  THE  PAST  MONTH,

"I  HAVE  TOLD  YOU  ALL  THIS  SO  THAT  YOU  MAY

HAVE  PEACE  IN  ME  HERE  ON  EARTH.  YOU  WILL

HAVE  MANY  TRIALS  AND  SORROWS,  BUT  TAKE

HEART  BECAUSE  I  HAVE  OVERCOME  THE  WORLD,"

SAID  JESUS.

~JOHN  16:33

BE  ENCOURAGED  MY  FRIEND  THAT  IS  HURTING.

BE  INSPIRED  BY  SOMETHING  OR  SOMEONE.

KNOW  THERE  ARE  PEOPLE  WHO  CARE  ABOUT

YOU  AND  ARE  CHEERING  FOR  YOU.

TAKE  A  LONG  WALK  AND  LOOK  HOW  BEAUTIFUL

NATURE  IS  AND  HOW  STRONG  IT  STANDS  THROUGH

ALL  THE  SEASONS

BE  FLEXABLE...KNOW  THAT  MAYBE  GOD  IS

CHANGING  YOUR  CAREER  PATH  AND  THERE

ARE  BLESSINGS  WAITING  FOR  YOU



PRAYER  REQUESTS


BELLA: IS  HAVING  SURGERY  TODAY.  SHE
IS  THE  GRANDDAUGHTER  OF  MARY,
FROM  ISABELLA'S  CLOSET.

DEBBIE:FROM  THE  LAKE  HOUSE  IS  HAVING
HER  CANCER  SURGERY  TODAY.  HER 
FAMILY  HAS  HAD  CONTINUOUS  PRAYER
AND  HOPE  WHEN  THE  SURGEON  OPENS  HER
UP,  THERE  IS  NO  CANCER

MY  AUNT  PATRICIA:FELL  OUTSIDE  AND  NO  ONE
FOUND  HER  FOR  OVER  AN  HOUR...SHE  LANDED
ON  LEG  SHE  JUST  BROKE  LAST  YEAR.  THEY
THINK  SHE  MAY  HAVE  HAD  A  LIGHT  STROKE.

ANGEL  DAWN:10  YEAR  OLD  PRECIOUS  GIRL/
CANCER...VERY  THIN  AND  WEAK...HAS
FEEDING  TUBE

ALEX:6  YEAR  OLD  PRECIOUS  BOY/
CANCER

JACK:9  YEAR  OLD  PRECIOUS  BOY/
CANCER

SCOTT AND  TERRY:CANCER/2ND  TIME

MR.  C AND  WIFE  MRS.  D

BONNIE:CANCER

LEILA:CANCER...VERY  WEAK

MARY: CANCER

DEBBIE  H:TREATMENT  FOR
THYROID  CANCER

PLEASE  PRAY  FOR  THE  VICTIMS  AND
THEIR  FAMILIES  FROM  TUCSON,
ARIZONA  AS  THEY  RECOVER,  AND  BURY
THEIR  LOVED  ONES.

RAINA  IS  DOING  BETTER  FROM  SURGERY
BUT  STILL NEEDS  PRAYERS

WILL

ERICK

JACOB  AND  AMELIA

LORETTA'S  MOTHER

HEIDI  POCKETBOOK

IRENE,  MY  MIL

ME..SIMPLY  DEBBIE:I  FELL  EARLY  SATURDAY
MORNING  WHILE  FEEDING  MY  CAT  AND  I
THOUGHT  I  HAD  BROKE  MY  RIGHT  LEG
BELOW  THE  KNEE  AND  I  HAVE  A
LARGE  HEMATOMA  AND  A  LARGE  BRUISE
ON  MY  LEFT  OUTER  LEG...MY  GLASSES
CUT  MY  NOSE  BUT  I  AM  BETTER.

TED:MY  DADDY  SLIPPED  ON  SOMETHING
THAT  WAS  FROZEN  IN  THE  YARD  AND  HUNG
HIS  ARM  ON  BIRDHOUSE  ON  A  POLE
AND  HIS  UNDER  ARM  AND  RIB  CAGE  IS  COVERED
IN  BRUISING.

I  THOUGHT  IT  ODD  THAT  ON  SATURDAY,  MY
AUNT  PATRICIA,  MY  DADDY,  AND  ME  ALL
FELL.

PRAY  FOR  OUR  MILITARY  AND  THEIR  FAMILIES
WHOM  ARE  IN  HARMS  WAY  AND  OUR  INJURED
SOLDIERS  AS  THEY  RECOVER.



 



HUGS  TO  ALL  OF  YOU  MY  SWEET  FRIENDS

I  PRAY  YOU  FOUND  SOMETHING  ON  MY  BLOG

THAT  HELPED  YOU  TODAY.

AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE  BLOG  AGAIN.

HAVE  A  SUGAR  SWEET  DAY.

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

7 comments:

BLISS angels said...

Debbie dear sweet lady watch out for the ice... no broken bones to anyone... here hopes for a early spring, warm thoughts and hugs wendy

Annesphamily said...

Hi sweet lady! I hae missed you and know you took a break. I am so happy to see you here. Please keep in touch. Lots of prayers going out all over the place! my hubby is dropping his older brother off at the emergency room. He is dependent on pain killers. We can not deal with him. They will have to do womething. Can you beleive an addict has to make an appt. to get into rehab?????? The story is long and painful. Pray for all of us please.
On a lighter note Happy New Year to you and I hope it will be a grand one! May God richly bless you sweet friend. Hugs and Much Love Anne

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Bless your sweet heart...You are such an inspiration!!!
XO

Chatty Crone said...

OH DEBBIE - I AM SO GLAD THAT WHILE YOU ARE FEELING YOUR GRIEF - YOU HAVE ALSO DECIDED TO LIVE AND USE THE LIFE GOD HAS GIVEN YOU TO LIVE - THAT IS THE HARDEST THING TO DO IN LIFE - TO FIND AND LOOK FOR JOY IN THE MIST OF GRIEF. NO YOU WON'T SEE AMY FOR AWHILE - BUT SHE IS WAITING FOR YOU - YOU ARE STILL LOVING HER - SHE DOESN'T HAVE THE PAIN ON EARTH - MAYBE YOU CAN DO SOMETHING IN HER NAME- WHILE HERE ON EARTH.

LOVE,
SANDIE

Sue said...

Beautiful thoughts Debbie! Your heart always shine forth. I like the idea of keeping spring in our heart.
Hugs, Sue

ShirleyC said...

Praying for all of you, and I hope everyone is on the mend. This is a beautiful post, and you are such an inspiration for so many.

Mya said...

Debbie, I am so sorry that you hurt yourself and hope that you will be okay. Yes, it is strange that in one family so many of you fell. If your aunt dis have a stroke I hope she recovers completely. That fall was bad enough.
We were lucky with the weather because we did not get the dreaded sleet and freezing rain that usually causes us to lose power.
Wish I could say the same for all.