Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

There’s no reason we have to make it difficult, right?

via Throwback Thursday ~ Pastoral Propriety with Church Ladies, and 7 Ways Women Can Help — Michelle Lesley

Scripture Reading: John 16:25-33 “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Jesus has just given His disciples some troubling news: “Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be […]

via PEACE IN THE MIDST OF TROUBLE — Life Changing Truths from Shelton Sanford


Lots of ideas of how women can minister to others while still obeying Scripture.

via Let Me Count the Ways: 75 Ways Women Can Biblically Minister to Others — Michelle Lesley

My Sister the Artist

A whilw back my grandson came through and ask..”Bebe..What is that?” He was looking up..on top of the hall book case and saw this.

DSCN1937You may be wondering too. This is a piece my sister did while in art school at Mississippi Southern.(Univ.Southern Mississippi  today) She called it “a habitat for small animals”. You know how animls find what they need to establish a safe home for themselves and their young. Here is a closer look.DSCN1939.JPG

Can’t you just see a momma rabbit and her young finding this a safe place? Becky was the real artist in our family. She was studying art education and because of her health challenges was in need of open heart surgery before going into practice teaching. The doctors in Houston, while world renowned, were not able to give her her wish. She was only 23 years old when she left us and it left a hole on our family. These holes get patched but never filled. Today she would have been 70 years old…Is hard to imagine. Here are a couple more of her works.DSCN1949DSCN1944

Dear Reader: It all started with my neighbor Vickie. She texted me Monday afternoon, as a summer thunderstorm rumbled through Summerville bringing us lots and lots of rain. Since we are both gardeners rain makes us very happy. Vickie texted “Rain, yeah!” and I texted back: “I know! I am SO HAPPY! I was dreading […]

via God’s Gifts of the “Scents” of Life — Chapel of Hope Stories

Time for a Little Fun

This week marks the first year anniversary of my late husbands passing. It is still strange to refer to him as ‘my late’. It is one of those categories you don’t think about and when it happens it is kinda of a shock to use the term. Some days it is like it all happened yesterday and others like I am in a not so happy dream . I still occasionally grab two cups for breakfast only to realize this is just crazy. To top it all off it has been raining on and off all week with more for the next week. I usually enjoy the rain and watching the weather is something ‘we’ enjoyed. Comes from so many years farming I guess. But this rain ,at this time, has made me sleepy and I know it can be a sign of depression and I just can’t go there. So….I made a couple of fun cards. I don’t do funny very often but these stamps are for a project I am working on trying to get together sale items. Well..these won’t be part of the deal. They are too time consuming but fun never the less. A couple of dear friends have a birthday coming up and well….here goes.

The one with the window  is upside down on the inside .lol  Should have just left it side fold instead of top fold..  Live and learn.

For the past year I have been receiving Daily Email Affirmations from Wilcox Funeral Home. They are something I have looked forward to even though some of them are way out there in spiritual thought. Maybe later I will share some of the more thoughtful quotes. Until then…remember…This is the Lords day…Rejoice! leave a comment so I know you have been here. Just say Hi