Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy Homemaker Monday ~ February 27, 2016



The weather.... bright and sunny... a few clouds on the horizon... 48°. 

Right now I am... enjoying a quiet house.



Thinking... about about just how good God is and how to make peaceful spots in my home.

A quote to share...


“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” 

Corrie ten Boom  

On my reading pile... 
  • Kenneth Hagin's Bible Faith Study Course
  • 31 Verses to Write on Your Heart
  • The Elusive Miss Ellison
  • Grow in Grace

Favorite blog post last week...
Some encouragement from Aunt Ruthie.

Something fun to share...
I think this looks fun. I'd like to do it with my girls before Easter.

Blog hopping...
I'm reading through these blogs from beginning up to the present.

On the menu for this week.... 
It's not fully planned yet, but I'm thinking about these things. I'll round things out with salads and veggies.

On my to do list...
  • Bible Faith Study book
  • School records and planning
  • Balance checkbook
  • Polish my shoes
  • Laundry

In the workbasket...
Looking forward to this week..
  • sewing
  • reading
  • church
  • homeschool co-op
  • lunch with a friend

Looking around the house... Everyone is studying or working, so it's quiet. There's laundry to catch up on. Gasp!

From the camera...
My little Tiger knows how to relax.


On my prayer list...
  • Peace of Jerusalem and Israel
  • Safety and wisdom for our President, Vice-President, and leaders
  • Salvation for family members
  • Direction for my kids for their futures
  • My husband
  • Praying for Kristen, my friend Cheryl's niece. She's expecting a baby, has a blood clot in her lung, and has developed tachycardia. Please pray, too. 
Devotional... Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brothers and sisters, 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."
NKJV

Be blessed of the Lord,
Laura


Joining with Sandra at Happy Homemaker Monday.


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40 comments:

  1. 48 degrees - that's my kind of temperature! That Easter Egg Basket craft looks fun. Tiger certainly does look relaxed. Have a great week!

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  2. Thank you for visiting my blog Laura. I'm so glad you left a comment so that I could visit you on your lovely blog. I really love this post. It has such a sense of peace about it. Hugs, Shirley-Ann

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    1. Thank you, Shirley. We all need a peaceful place. ~grin~ Glad you visited.

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  3. It is fun to read our own old blog posts- they're like a diary and I often see things I don't remember.

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  4. A lovely and interesting post, my friend.. Love your kitty.. xo

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    1. Hi Faye!
      Long time no write. I'll be over for a visit in a few minutes. I was thinking about you just yesterday.
      Take care, and God bless you!
      Laura

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  5. That pix of Tiger is priceless. It sounds serene today - well you know other than laundry, but that's always going to be there right? Kinda like dishes.

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    1. Won't be long 'til we have fewer of both. Kids grow up.
      Their childhood passes quickly. Kinda sad about that.
      I've got to grasp now and not cling to then.
      God bless you!
      I'll be over for a visit soon.
      Laura

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  6. Your menu looks amazing, so yummy. Love the kitty pic laying in the sun :)

    Love the Easter eggs idea, what fun.

    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for talking back. ~smile~
      Thank you for hostessing!
      Enjoy your week,
      Laura

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  7. What a dear post. You are so precious. Love Tiger napping in the sun.

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    1. You are precious my dear. Wonder what our fur babies would think of each other....
      ~smile~

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  8. Praying for Kristin, and her baby.

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  9. Great post and like I mentioned last week, I used this format a bit for my month in review post. I think I will join Tiger today!

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    1. Sounds great to me Ginger Dawn! I'm thinking about doing this weekly but with my own set of questions. I've got a week to think about it. ~smile~

      Blessings,
      Laura

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  10. Aw, your kitty cat looks like he is loving soaking up that sunlight! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. He's reached the age where sleeping and soaking sunshine are his favorite activities! Good to hear from you Jean. I'll pop over for a visit.
      God bless you,
      Laura

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  11. Good Morning, Mrs. Laura,

    Philippians 4:8 is one of my favorite Bible verses.

    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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    1. Good morning Mrs. B,
      It is a treasure!
      Happy week,
      Laura

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  12. Hope you have a blessed week.. and accomplish much on your list.. The menu looks wonderful [That chicken soup... yummmm , I want some.ha].
    I too, am praying for Tristen,baby and family.
    Loved that you are praying for the peace of Jerusalem, as our Lord said we should.
    Tiger is beautiful..
    Have a blessed week.

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    1. That will probably be Thursday night, Judy. Come on over!
      Thank you for praying.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  13. Hello, How Lovely to read your thoughts on how good God is and to hear the sounds of the birds-one of the sounds that helps me feel close to him. Lovely blog and post. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. p.s. don't ya just love Aunt Ruthie?! ; )

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    1. Hi Row,
      Yes, I do love Aunt Ruthie. We live about an hour and a half apart. Who knows? Maybe we will meet one day.
      Thank you so much for your sweet words. They lifted me up tonight.
      Be blessed!
      Laura

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  14. Wonderful (and motivated) post! I never have a problem *doing* the laundry, it's folding and putting away. After I've accumulated my 3rd or 4th laundry basket, it's time to get the iron out:\
    Still praying for Kristen, please continue with the updates.

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    1. I didn't get to the ironing. I had good intentions. I did get three or four loads of laundry folded and put away. Kristen is Cheryl's niece. Cheryl's blog is Homespun Devotions. You can get the most up-to-date information there.
      http://cherylsmithministries.blogspot.com/
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  15. What a neat idea to read a blog from beginning to ending. Just a few days ago I went back through my blog. Such a neat idea. I may do this. Have a super day.

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    1. I've been blogging since 2007, so it's taking me some time. It's bringing back wonderful memories. Have a wonderful week!
      Laura

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  16. Thank you SO much for keeping dear Kristen on the prayer list. She needs prayer so desperately. It just means the world to me, sweet friend. Sending you much love and gratitude...you touch my heart.

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    1. I'll pray again tonight Cheryl. "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
      Love to you!
      Laura

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  17. Sounds lol me a great like a great list. Your menu sounds yummy. Is the photo you posted that chicken jalapeño popper soup? Do you have the recipe for that? It looks delicious...

    Have a great week my friend!!

    Thinking of you,
    Amy

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    1. Yes it is. I got the recipe out of the Trim Healthy Mama book, but here's a pin I found for it.
      https://www.pinterest.com/pin/284219426461418159/
      Happy week!
      Laura

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  18. That apron will be gorgeous!!! I soooooo need to learn to sew!! I'm missing out on all the beautiful possibilities!!

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    1. I'll bet there are tutorials on YouTube. Also, there are easy patterns that have very clear instructions at the fabric store. Ask a clerk for help finding them. You can do it! I did a review of a sewing course awhile back. Rosie teaches how to make doll clothes, but the skills are the same as needed to make full size items. Check it out.
      http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2013/01/learn-how-to-make-doll-clothes-with.html

      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  19. Laura, I love the picture of the old books. I too collect older books and love to read them. :)

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    1. My son took that picture. He, too, has a love of books.

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  20. I'm so enjoying this warmer weather. Your little tiger is adorable!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      I've given up on snow. I'm enjoying the budding trees and spring breezes. Thanks for talking back to me. ~smile~
      Laura

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