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Prayer of the Week - 11/11/12




I don't believe I've ever thought to thank you, God, for this wonderful friend.  I do thank you for creating her and letting her enrich my life this way.  Thank you for all the months we've known each other and the confidences and hope and troubles that we've shared.

Thank you for the understanding we bring to each other, for the patience we have with each other's faults, for the advice, and even the scoldings
 we are able to give each other without either of us taking offense.

Thank you for the help we have been to each other, in this way, and so many more.  Thank you that because of her I am a better, happier person and that she has grown as a person too because of me.

Thank you that she would give me anything in her power, time, money, work, possessions, encouragement, sympathy, whatever my need and that she knows I would be as quick to respond to whatever her needs might be.

Thank you that we can laugh together, cry together, rejoice together.  When we do come together it is always the same.

Lord, bless and keep her, this person you fashioned and filled with qualities that have meant so much to me.  Thank you, Lord, for my friend.



Thought of the Day - 9/30/12

If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
~~ Oriental Proverb ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/29/12

Find a guy who will pick up every piece of your broken and shattered heart and put it back together again, keeping one piece for himself and replacing it with a piece of his.

Thought of the Day - 9/28/12

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2

Thought of the Day - 9/27/12

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Thought of the Day - 9/26/12

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~~ Maya Angelou ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/25/12

Only trust someone who can see these things in you:
The sorrow behind your smile,
The love behind your anger,
and the reason behind your silence.

Thought of the Day - 9/24/12

There are always consequences for your actions.

Thought of the Day - 9/23/12

The road to adulthood is long.  Make sure your kids have a great map.

Thought of the Day - 9/22/12

If you wait to have kids until you can afford them, you probably never will.

Thought of the Day - 9/21/12

If you want to play, practice.
If you want to win, practice harder.
~~ Author Unknown ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/20/12

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
~~ Mark Twain ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/19/12

If you set the example, you won't need to set many rules.

Thought of the Day -9/18/12

If you haven't all the things that you want, be thankful for all the things that you don't have that you didn't want.

Thought of the Day - 9/17/12

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead, and a place to sleep . . . you are richer than 75% of this world.

Thought of the Day - 9/16/12

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exhange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple.  If you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~~ George Bernard Shaw ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/15/12

If you do your best, don't mind the rest.
~~ Irish Proverb ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/14/12

If you don't know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.
~~ Henry Kissinger ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/13/12

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying?
If you cannot solve the problem, then what is the use of worrying?

Thought of the Day - 9/12/12

If you came home and found a strange man teaching your kids to punch eat other and trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him immediately out of the house. But, here you are, you  come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it.

Thought of the Day - 9/11/12

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in (times of) trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Prayer of the Week - 9/10/12

Prayer of Devotion


Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, For all the benefits thou hast won for me, For all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer, Friend, and Brother, May I know thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, And follow thee more nearly: For ever and ever. Amen.

 
St. Richard Chichester (1197-1253)

Thought of the Day - 9/10/12

A popular person is one whom many people want to be friends with, but a friend is someone with whom you share secrets and intimate thoughts.

Thought of the Day - 9/9/12

If I make friends with someone, it's because of the way I'm treated and because I'm accepted, faults and all.

Thought of the Day - 9/8/12

A lot of times, people don't necessarily like their friends.  They just hang out with them because they're afraid of being alone.  One really good friend is worth a dozen superficial ones.

Thought of the Day - 9/7/12

You can't do things based on what other people are going to think, because that's going to lead you nowhere.
~~ Rose McGowan ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/6/12

Often we try to blame friends for treating us badly or not providing the love we need.  But, ultimately, we are responsible for loving ourselves enough that our friends can't help but love and respect us, because we won't tolerate anything less.

Thought of the Day - 9/5/12

How many times and for how many years I have looked into the eyes of another asking, "Will you love me?" Yet no one can give me what I have not given myself.

Thought of the Day - 9/4/12

Any test of friendship involves a choice.  We can respond in a way that brings us closer together, or we can respond in a way that pushes us apart.
~~ Sandy Sheehy ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/3/12

Really good people are few and far between -- don't let them go because of dumb mistakes or misunderstandings.  The best friendships allow for a little flakiness.
~~ Mindy Morgenstern ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/2/12

I never think of what others might do for me without giving equal thought to what I might do for them.
~~ Joline Godfrey ~~

Thought of the Day - 9/1/12

I have learned that to have a good friend is the greatest of God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange for payment.
~~ Francis Farmer ~~

National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month



Jo-Ann Stores and Joann.com are hosting a month long sewing party.  View a new sewing project every day at Pinterest during the month of September.

National Sewing Month is the official host for the month. There are free projects, educational articles, and how-to directions for the whole month.




2012 National Sewing Month Sew for the FUN of It! Contest

What do you consider  a fun sewing project?  Is it a new party outfit, a bed for your dog, or a wild & crazy shower curtain?  This year, NationalSewingMonth.org is sponsoring a contest. No categories, no limitation - sew what YOU consider fun.  Check out all the rules and guidelines here.

The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month "in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation."


Get Involved in National Sewing Month

  • Teach a family member or friend to sew.
  • Volunteer your time and teach sewing to a local youth organization, like Girl Scouts or 4-H Club.
  • Join your local chapter of the American Sewing Guild.
  • Take a class at a your local craft store.
  • Create your own sewing circle of friends - it's fun to sew with others.

Please share your crafts/sewing projects by sharing a link via the comments section.

Happy sewing.


 

September Holidays

Month:
  • Classical Music Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Fall Hat Month
  • International Square Dancing Month
  • National Blueberry Popsicle Month
  • National Courtesy Month
  • National Piano Month
  • Chicken Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Little League Month
  • Honey Month
  • Self Improvement Month
  • Better Breakfast Month

Each Day:
 
1 Emma M. Nutt Day - The first woman telephone operator.
2 VJ Day - Surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri formally ends WWII.
3 Labor Day (First Monday of month)
9 Grandparent's Day (First Sunday after Labor Day)
9 National Pet Memorial Day (Second Sunday in September)
13 Uncle Sam Day - His image was first used in 1813.
16 National Women's Friendship Day (Third Sunday in September)
21 POW/MIA Recognition Day (Third Friday of September)
22 International Rabbit Day (Fourth Saturday in September)
22 Oktoberfest begins (Date varies)
28 National Good Neighbor Day 
28 Native American Day (Fourth Friday of the month)

Thought of the Day - 1/31/12

Grant yourself a wish this year, only you can do it.

Thought of the Day - 1/30/12

A handful of passionate people are more powerful than a million merely interested.
~~ Author Unknown ~~

Thought of the Day - 1/28/12

We are drawn to each other because of our similarities, but it is our differences we must learn to respect.

Thought of the Day - 1/27/12

The only people who you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.

Thought of the Day - 1/26/12

Winter, spring, summer, or fall,
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there,
You've got a friend.
~~ From "You've Got a Friend" by Carole King ~~



Thought of the Day - 1/25/12

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
~~ Mother Teresa ~~

Thought of the Day - 1/24/12

If you gave me something I need more than you do, you've given me a gift. If you've given me something you need more than I do, you've gifted me with love.

Thought of the Day - 1/23/12

If you don't have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over.

Thought of the Day - 1/22/12

If you could kick the person responsible for most of your troubles in the backside, you wouldn't be able to sit down for two weeks.

Thought of the Day - 1/21/12

Be miserable, or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
~~ Wayne Dyer

Thought of the Day - 1/20/12

If you can laugh with a person, you can work with a person.

Thought of the Day - 1/19/12

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying.  It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
~~ Dale Carnegie ~~

Thought of the Day - 1/18/12

If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

Thought of the Day - 1/17/12

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death; you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

Thought of the Day - 1/16/12

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
~~ Chinese Proverb ~~

Thought of the Day - 1/15/12

If you are not big enough to lose, you are too small to win.

Thought of the Day - 1/14/12

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.

Thought of the Day - 1/12/12

Sometimes one smile means more than a dozen roses.

Thought of the Day - 1/11/12

There's a time for compromise.  It's called "later."

Thought of the Day - 1/9/12

Calories only exist if you count them.

Thought of the Day - 1/7/12

Smile before bed.  You'll sleep better.

Thought of the Day - 1/4/12

Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

Thought of the Day - 1/3/12

My heart overflows with a good theme... my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Psalm 45:1

Thought of the Day - 1/1/12

Every day do something that will bring you closer to a better tomorrow.

I Am Back . . . Please Join Me

Thanks to so many that have left me comments and personal emails regarding my whereabouts.  I appreciate all the concerns.  Sadly, my health has taken a big turn for the worse this past year.  Also, since I started homeschooling my children (and remember, I am single mother) it has been very difficult to find time for me and things I want to do.

But, here I am.

I have LOTS of family news, book reviews, Christmas ideas, quotes & 'other thoughts of the day," health updates, and all kinds of cherished thoughts to share with you.


Please accept my sincere apologies for being MIA.  Now onto blogging...

 
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