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, February 8, 2011

EVERY THING CALLED LOVE



LET   ME   TELL  YOU  ABOUT

THE  BIRDS


AND



THE  BEES


AND



THE  FLOWERS


AND


THE  TREES


AND



THE  MOON  UP  ABOVE




EVERY  THING  CALLED


"LOVE"

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I  "LOVE"  and  collect  bumble  bees.

That  is  not  unusual

since

Debbie

means

"bee"

or 

"seeker  of  the  sweet."

When  it  comes  to  sweets  I  am

like  a  blood  hound  that  can  smell  a

cherry  or  peach  cobbler  10  miles  away

with  out  the  wind  blowing.

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My  sweet  Mr.  Simply  bought  me  the

adorable  bumble  bee

in  the  photograph  above.

It  made  my  day

and

Mr.  Simply's  night.

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My  first  introduction  to  the

bumble  bee  was  when  I  was  about

five  years  old.

I  don't  remember  the  incident  but  my  parents

tell  me  about  it  from  time  to  time.

I  saw  a  bumble  bee  under  our  big  apricot  tree.

My  parents  heard  me  screaming  and  came

running  out  side.

My  daddy  forced  my  hand  open  and  there  was

a  bright  yellow  and  black  bumble  bee

with  his  stinger  stuck  in  my  palm.

Between  crying  and  sniffles,  I  said,

"I  only  wanted  to  be  his  friend!"

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Life  can  sting  us  some  times.

Life  can  betray  us  some  times.

Life  can  hurt  us  some  times.

It  can  bring  loss...

It  can  bring  illness...

It  can  bring  us  poverty...

Depression

Loss  of  Hope...


(9) But  he  said  to  me,  "My  grace  is  sufficient

for  you,  for  my  power  is  made  perfect  in

weakness."   Therefore  I  will  boast  all  the

more  gladly  about  my  weaknesses,  so  that

Christ's  power  may  rest  on  me.

(10)That  is  why,  for  Christ's  sake,  I  delight

in  weaknesses,  in  insults,  in  hardships,  in

persecutions,  in  difficulties.

For  when  I  am  weak,  then  I  am

strong.

~2  Corinthians  12 : 9 - 10

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THANK  YOU  to  all  who  prayed  for  Korbi

and  Leila's  family.  I  am  going  to  make  a

little  book  and  place  all  your  sweet  comments 

in  it  and  give  to  Korbi  to  share  with

Leila's  family.  I  will  also  make  one  for

Mother  M.

I  know  it  will  bring  them  comfort.


PLEASE  REMEMBER  TO  PRAY

FOR

Shauna  and  Debbie

and

Mosaic  Magpie,  aka  Debbie  Hembree,

whose  husband  is  in  ICU.





and  keep  you  safely  in  His  precious  arms.

You  are  so  sweet.  I  pray  for  YOU  every  day.

Have  A  Sugar  Sweet  Day  in  spite  of  your

circumstances.

Angel  Hugs

Simply  Debbie

15 comments:

Donnie said...

What a sweet post. You must have been a little cutie and quite precocious to catch that bee also pretty fast. Hope today is a good one.

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Debbie!
Thank you for the sweet comment this morning!
I may put some of the ostrich feathers in my etsy shop this week. They are fabulous. Even at 50% off they were a little pricey. Love your blog. Bumble bees and birds....ahhhh Spring!
Blessings~
Kim

Tete said...

Oh Debbie, I did the same thing with a honey bee when I was about 2, but I remember it. I learned real quick that you watch bees and don't hold them.
As you know, Korbi and Mrs M will be surrounded by people for only awhile, and then they will go back to their own worlds. Time will stand still for them as they grieve and most of it they will have to do on their own. Korbi is going to reach out for her so many times in the middle of night when no one is watching. It's going to take time and a lot of it. It's going to take the grace of God some days for them to just put one foot in front of the other. Some of their friends won't understand the moods and will stop coming by. Some won't know what to say, there is nothing to say and they won't know that, that just being there says everything. Some days they are just going to need their space so they can curl up in God's arms.
They will find that Leila dying wasn't the hard part, it's living without her.
You know all this...and you will be a comfort to them. Your lives will never be the same without Amy and Leila, but it's not supposed to be. Finding a way to go on and to enjoy life like they would want you to do is a long road. But it will come.
You are a testament to God's love and promises and your faith in Him.
God bless your heart, Debbie, just for being you.
Hugs and prayers- Tete

Terra said...

How cute that your name means "bee" and you collect them. My name means "earth" and I have long helped to conserve wildlife, and also to garden, two earth things.
Your bee your husband gave you is adorable.

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Debbie,
What a nice post - your husbans sounds like a sweetie, the bees is adorable. You letter should be nearly there...finally!
Have a wonderful day,
Mimi

The Boston Lady said...

Debbie, it's such a pleasure to stop by your blog and learn something new about you or something inspiring about someone else. I really like the sentiment that our weaknesses give us strength. Its so true. Warm thoughts to all you mentioned in your post. Ann

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Debbie...so glad you stopped by to see the Headvases. I've missed you and your thoughtful posts! I will visit more often. It's such a blessing to visit you. Have a great day!

Sue said...

Hi Debbie...thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower...I hope I can make you laugh when you stop by...You have a very lovely blog...SO sorry to hear that you lost your daughter at such a young age....I can't even imagine the pain you must have felt as I have a daughter who is 35 now and I can't begin to think what it would be like without her in my life....Hugs, Sue.

DeeDee said...

what a very cute post Debbie... your as cute as a littel bumble bee to me..

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog tonight. Yes, this storm is surely headed your way, but right now it is stuck over Kansas and not going anywhere.

I was reading a bit on your blog. You have experienced a lot of pain and suffering this year (and last). I sincerely hope this is the end of the turmoil for awhile.

Tolegranny said...

What a sweet message.

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet post. You are a sweet "bee".

Nezzy said...

Oh honey this is just the sweetest post! Guess what I'm singin'...Baby, I'm singin' it proud and strong too. I have now self~control and it just doesn't take much to get me goin'! Heeehehe!

God bless ya and have a fantastic day sweetie filled with birds, bees and lots of lovin'!!! :o)

CHERI said...

What a precious childhood memory about the bumblebee:) Happy Valentines Day!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
I just saw your comment on DeeDee's blog and had to come over and see what was going on...I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend...what a terrible loss...and you more than anyone totally understand the pain her family is going through so I am certain that God is using your gift--the gift of friendship--to help them through this healing process...
Sending big hugs your way, dear friend,
Love,
Cindy