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Amazing Grace.  Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I have already come.  'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.

Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers.

My step-father passed away two weeks ago. My mom is now twice widowed. She has come to live with us during these initial days of grief.

My mom is disabled and can’t drive.  Ed and I are working very hard to make her home safe for her so that she can live on her own. There are so many things that need to be handled concerning her physical environment and financial state. Most of it is falling on my shoulders.

Hospice, death, and the aftermath causes one to re-evaluate priorities and callings. My husband said it well awhile ago when he said our lives seemed like a laundry basket turned upside down.

I am overwhelmed with all there is to do.

Fortunately, I know the Hope that I have in my heart. I know the One who orders my days and will see me through until the end. I know I am held in His hands and can hide under His wing.

“‘Tis Grace that brought me safe this far, and Grace will lead me home.”

How Fun! Vol. 9

purple mums How Fun! weekly things that make me smile Link-up partyHow fun!”  I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week.  Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:

Black, blue, purple winter berries

Winter berries on a neighbor’s tree in January

New books to read:
Home by Julie Andrews  And why not continue the Mary Poppings theme?  lol
The Inklings by Harry Lee Pope  This book looks fascinating.


You have to check out these amazing quilts! Lori is an online friend of mine and I have admired her work for quite awhile.  She is truly an artist.  Sew French


I will be having a give-away on February 14.  To be automatically entered, just sign-up for Beauty Observed’s monthly newsletter by entering your email in the sign up box here. The winner will be picked on Valentine’s Day.


What we are eating next week:

  • Saturday Waffles, bacon, and eggs.
  • Sunday Cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes. I made cabbage rolls for the first time ever last weekend.  Oh my goodness, were they delicious.  I froze half and we are eating them this weekend.
  • Monday Spaghetti, broccoli (frozen)
  • Tuesday Whole roast chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans
  • Wednesday Spinach salad with apples, bacon, and walnuts
  • Thursday Pork loin, red skin potatoes, carrots (from raw)
  • Friday Homemade chicken noodle soup

Baking this weekend: Iced cranberry raisin bars

Amazing grace winter red berries with thorns Through many dangers, toils, and snaresSpread a little Light this week!  Share this above meme on your favorite social media site, or email it to a friend. Click the image to see it at full size.

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Have a great weekend!  Remember Philippians 4:8.  “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

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