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, December 5, 2011

THE CHRISTMAS CROSS




I  have  wanted  for  a  long  time  to  redo  my  living  room/dining

room  combination.


I  have  finally  picked  out  my  fabrics.   I  will  also  be  changing

the  curtains  in  my  kitchen.   You  can  see  the  kitchen  from  the

dining  room  table.


I  will  show  before  and  after  pictures.  





I  want  to  thank  all  my  blogging  friends  that  have

stood  beside  me  during  these  last  two  years.

It  was  sooooo  very  difficult  to  accept  Amy's  death.

I  was  up...I  was  down...I  wanted  to  go  to  her  grave

and  then  I  didn't  want  to  go  at  all.  I  talk  to

her  all  the  time  and  I  didn't  want  to  go  to  a  cold

grave  to  talk  to  her,  when  I  am  surrounded  by  her

memories  here.


My  son  and  d-i-l  moved  to  a  different  state.

There  was  a  major  change  in  my  family  dynamics

and  for  a  while  I  felt  as  if  I  was  a  lady  without

an  island...

I  learned  a  lot...

LIFE  LESSONS...

FAITH...

PRAYERS...

TEARS...

When  Richard  and  I  went  to  Aunt  Jeanne  and

Dr.  Mikes'  for  Thanksgiving  she  sent  me  home

with  4  borrowed  books  by  one  of  my  favorite

authors...

MAX   LUCADO.

THE  CHRISTMAS  CROSS

was  my  favorite.

I  have  put  it  on  my  Christmas  Wish  List.

I  have  read  it  three  times.

When  I  told  her  how  I  had  read  children  books

to  Amy  all  of  her  33  years  on  earth...Aunt  Jeanne

smiled...kindred  spirits.  I  read  to  Richie  through

grade  school  and  then  my  little  man  read  to  himself.

He  was  busy  with  soccer  and  drama/speech.


The  other  three  books  by

MAX  LUCADO 

are  for  children.

BECAUSE  I  LOVE  YOU

YOU  ARE  SPECIAL

and  this  was  my  favorite  children's  book

THE  OAK  INSIDE  THE  ACORN


I  PRAY  GOD  BLESS  EACH  ONE  OF  YOU.

YOU  ARE  SOOO  VERY  SPECIAL.

HAVE  A  WONDERFUL  AFTERNOON

AND

LOOK  FOR  THE  SIMPLE  SURPRISES  IN  YOUR

DAY.

HUGS  AND  HUGS


4 comments:

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Dear Debbie ... you keep me humble. Praying for traveling mercies and I know you will BE a blessing where ever you go and praying you will receive blessings too.
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Chatty Crone said...

I know is has been terribly hard - can't even imagine.

I do love Max though -as a writer.

love, sandie

Rebecca said...

Debbie...I love Max Lucado. His words speak to my heart. He is able to share the word of the Lord in a way that makes my spirit melt into gladness. Thank you for sharing~

Do you think that you and your hubby will be down to the city anytime soon? I;d love to have you both in our home for a meal to celebrate the birth of our Savior~

Let me know...maybe we can chat and work something out~

Blessings and love to you and your family. Love, Rebecca (and her Mr. AGPMan)

Mollye said...

merry Christmas Debbie. Wishing you God's Blessings and Joy!Love Mollye