Friday, July 22, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #73

Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am honored by your visit.  Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!

Can you believe the weekend is here again? Can you believe I've written seventy-three of these thrifty week posts? I never imagined when I started just how popular they would be. Well my need to be thrifty hasn't changed, so I'll just keep on sharing my thrifty weeks. It's so neat when you share how you've been thrifty, too. We all need to save money, so any frugal tips are welcome.

I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.

Here's my thrifty week:

  • I stayed home nearly all the time!
  • I sent supper leftovers with my husband for lunches.
  • We ate tomatoes and lettuce from our garden.
  • I made plans to reuse some of my children's school books for the next child in line.
  • I received two books, a set of grocery bag carriers, and a pair of sunglasses in the mail for review.
  • My son's friend gave us big bag full of ripe, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers.

Well, that's my thrifty week. 
What are you doing in your home this week?

Focus on your blessings!

...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!


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"Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will."
- Jonathan Edwards, 1703-1758 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Let's Pray for A Third Awakening in America

"Pray as though no one else is praying."

Word from the Holy Spirit 
through Jack Hayford
at Azuza Now worship rally in April

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift ~ Baby Bibs

I sewed baby bibs this week. I had some leftover fabric from a couple of dresses I'd made. I bought some cotton batting with a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby and a gift card I got for my birthday. 

I will have gifts for my baby niece, a friend at church who is expecting, and extras for my gift box.

There's something about sewing that is so calming for me. It's as though God meant for me to do it. Sadly, I have neglected it for most of my life because I always thought there was something else I should do. I hope to make it a new habit. A habit of joy.

Blessed to be a Blessing

Tuesdays at Our Home - Titus 2 Tuesdays  Tuesdays with a Twist 
 Wholehearted Wednesdays  - Classical Homemaking Homestead Blog Hop    A Little R & R  
Raising Homemakers - A Wise Woman Builds Her Home 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

You are Loved. Don't Give Up!

For God so loved YOU 
that He gave His ONLY son
so that when 
YOU believe in Him 
YOU shall be saved.

That's my interpretation of John 3:16 for you this morning.

God's not waiting for you to be perfect.
God's not waiting for you to have your act together.
God's not waiting for you to wash away your own sins.
Those things are what Holy Spirit does best.

Come now.
Humble yourself.
Give your life to Jesus right now.
Just as you are.
Right now.

Even if you've already prayed for salvation,
you still need Jesus right now.

Whatever in your life is causing 
pain or strife or confusion or agony,
give it to Jesus.
Pray and leave it to Him.
He is willing and able to take the weight* of it for you.

Now is the time to worship.

Be blessed friends.
If there's anything I can pray with you about,
please leave a comment.
If you'd rather I not publish it, please tell me.

Father God, bless these dear ones reading this.
Make their salvation sure.
Show yourself strong and loving in their lives 
no matter what their needs. 
In Jesus Christ's Name by the power of the Holy Spirit.

*Matthew 11:8

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