To be sure, at some point in time, store bought stockings were hung at Thistle Cove Farm, but not lately. Lately it's more the hand knit variety, purchased from far flung places such as Romania, Hungary, Ukraine to be used as "stockings were hung by the chimney with care". There have been ... Read More about The Stockings Are Hung, Winter is Here…
For a long while I've told myself I'm stopping daily, at 4 p.m., and having something to eat and drink. It can be simple - hot or cold tea, decaff coffee, juice, a glass of water or milk but stop and take a break. If I'm going to eat an evening meal, I want it early because I've learned the hard ... Read More about Christmas Season ~ JOY
Today, the second Sunday of Advent, reminds us of God's love for us. "O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping ~ Love Came Down at Christmas
~ bizzy, Bizzy, BIZZY! ~ "...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart. ~ Louise Bogan ~ It takes time to live well because ... Read More about Do Less ~ Give (BE) More
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6 ~ "Christmas is the day that holds all time together." ~ ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping ~ Keeping Christmas
"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34 "I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving; thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping – ThanksLiving!
"The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long." ~ Walt Whitman ~ ... Read More about What’s to say that hasn’t been said?
"Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is attained by living a righteous life." ~ Proverbs 16:31 (This was written Sunday, October 27th but, for unknown reason, it didn't post.) Today is another momentous event: Mom is 85 years today and celebrating, with 91 year old Dad, their 68th wedding ... Read More about 85, 91, 68
"Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken." ~ Psalm 55:22 ~ "Any concern too small to be a prayer is too small to be a burden." ~ Corrie ten Boom ~ "The burden of intelligence: you can always imagine all ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping ~ Burdens
Once Summer is full blown and it's hotter than the hinges of Hades, the canning kettle comes out to add to the hellish mix. Folks, who among you cans or otherwise puts up food for when the snowballs fly? I've been canning for more than fifty (50!) years and still love it (else, I could be just plain ... Read More about Homemade (is there any other kind?) Peach Cobbler