Friday, April 28, 2017

Looking for a Thrifty Week?

Hello!

If you're looking for A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage, please come back next week. I had some difficult circumstances this week that kept me from doing much of anything around the house. Hopefully, I'll be back to normal next week.

It's been a week of blessing though. If one pays attention, there's always a blessing hidden even in the hard times. I may share about it later, I'm just not ready to talk yet.

I did get to do some neat things this week.

Monday night my husband and I went to my current favorite restaurant— Chik-Fil-A courtesy of one of my dear readers. Thanks so much Sandi. It was a treat! I got #1—a Chik-Fil-A Sandwich, cottage fries, and a lemonade. Yummy!


Tuesday a good friend invited me to go along with her to take our daughters and another of their friends to... drumroll please... Pioneer Woman's Mercantile in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. It was a long drive, a bit over two hours, but it went as quickly as our tongues. It had been awhile since we'd had a visit. ~smile~ The countryside is gorgeous in Northeast Oklahoma. We arrived just in time to stand in a long line outside. Fortunately, there was shade—at least at first—and a nice breeze. I wouldn't like to be there in the summer heat. We waited in line a couple hours, then enjoyed a nice lunch in the Mercantile. It is definitely a destination. Don't go unless you have plenty of time. We had a great time. Thanks JuLinda!

Amy, Jazmyne-the birthday girl, and Hannah

Wednesday I had some tests done. Not fun, but it's a blessing that I now have insurance so I could do it. Thank you God!

Thursday night I enjoyed a banquet with my daughter's Koinonia Christian club at a local college. Emily was one of the students selected to speak about her experience this year with the club. Thank you Emily!




Well, it was a busy week filled with activity and new experiences—and as long as I am here, I guess a new experience would be exciting. ~grin~

It's been a week filled to the brim with prayer, praise, worship, Bible, and sharing the love of Christ with others.

Blessings to you all, I should be back next week with thrifty week 100!

Enjoy now!

Trusting in God,
Laura



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"LORD, it is nothing for You to help, whether with many or with those who have no power; help us, O LORD our God, for we rest on YOU, and in Your name we go against this multitude.
O LORD​, You are our God; do not let man prevail against You!" 
2 Chronicles 14:11

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​"...and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied on the LORD God of their fathers." 
2 Chronicles 3:18b
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32 comments:

  1. We LOOOOVE Chick Fil A, too!!! I can't wait for their peach milkshake to come out for summer!!!

    I'm totally jealous that you got to go to the Merc!!!!!! ❤️ Ooooh what fun!!!! Definitely on my bucket list of places to visit!

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    1. That sounds delicious! I'd not heard of it before. I've only been eating at Chick Fil A since election time. I'd been there once or twice, but in the process of volunteering for the Republican campaign in our state, I ate it several times and got hooked. In fact, the night of the election, after I finished working at a poll, I stopped into a nearly empty Chick Fil A and enjoyed a meal. It's been crazy busy every time I've gone since then.

      Enjoy the Merc when you go!

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  2. I enjoy reading your blog. Nice honor that your daughter was the speaker for the Kiononia Club college banquet. May God bless you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Gla! So good to hear from you again. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
      Laura

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  3. I always enjoy hearing from you and your faith is uplifting Laura!

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    1. You're so sweet Jackie. I hope you are well!
      Be blessed!
      Laura

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  4. God Bless you Laura, and may He wrap you in His loving embrace. I'm keeping you in my prayers! A hug to you dear lady. Karla

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    1. Hey Karla!
      Thanks so much for praying. I truly appreciate it.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  5. You are right, there is a blessing in every single day

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    1. Today it's a frozen lemonade from Sonic! ~grin~

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  6. Praying, praying, praying for you, sweet friend, and sending you lots of love and hugs!

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  7. Trudy Abernathy NeillApril 28, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    Sorry to hear you have some unsettling events going on. I found out yesterday I must have surgery very soon....temple artery surgery and sure not looking forward to that. I ponder at times and am reminded of Job.....wishing you well Laura.....Trudy

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    1. Father God, I pray for a complete and perfect procedure and healing for Trudy Lord. You are able! You love her! You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3) Thank you Jesus for the stripes you took for our healing. Blessed be the name of the Lord. I plead the blood of Jesus over Trudy from head to toe and praise you that this came to pass and all will be well. Amen in Jesus' Name!

      Hugs to you sweet Trudy!

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    2. Trudy Abernathy NeillApril 28, 2017 at 5:56 PM

      thank you Laura....surgery is at 10:30 am this coming Wed. at St. Francis Heart Center in Indy. I appreciate your sweet words. I am held in the palm of HIS hand. xo

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    3. I will pray Trudy. You are on my prayer list.

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  8. Sounds like a great week, minus the doctor visit.
    Hoping all goes well with that!

    The mercantile sounds wonderful, but I would not like the long lines. I have seen some of her dishes! The colors, and flowers are very pretty. They are expensive here, even off pallet sales. They don't come up often on those.

    You must have been very proud of your daughter. The pictures are very nice, very pretty young ladies you have.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Laura!

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    1. It wasn't on my dime Annie. ~smile~ A blessing from God and my friend. I bought only a cup that Amy asked for. She so rarely asks for something. It was a joy to bless her.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  9. so glad that you had a great week- it's always good to be out and about. No worries about thriftiness all the time! Have a great weekend

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. You are amazingly thrifty!

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  10. It was definitely our pleasure to invite you and Amy along to the Merc. Jazmyne is my right hand gal and helps keep our household running. It was fun to see her excitement at being there. It was well worth the expense. I fortunately had a few months to save for it.

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    1. You had such wonderful pictures of the girls. I just didn't know if you'd want me to share them on-line. Thanks again.

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    2. Then I'll put a pic of their pretty faces on today!

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  11. Looks like you did have a fun week! I was super busy playing catch up after not having internet for two weeks.
    I had a ton of reviews to write and post and organize!
    I hope the new week brings you more Joy and peace.
    See you on Monday for HHM.

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    1. It was a very pleasantly distracting week. I'll be doing some catching up soon. I'll get news Monday about my tests. Be blessed!

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  12. It sounds to me that you had some very sweet things to be grateful for. I pray that all goes well with your medical visit and such a blessing to have insurance. I loved how you shared that we can always find blessings even in the hard times. I find that to be so very true. Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

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    1. Thanks so much Teri. We've been without insurance for a long time. God worked this out just in his perfect timing.
      Be blessed,
      Laura

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  13. Hello dear friend! sorry about that difficulty in your life but, yes, a blessing can always be found. Sounds like there were some good blessings. Huggles.

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    1. Yes. Have a great week Michelle. I do hope you're not having flooding problems. Our creek has covered our lower field—probably a hundred yards out of its bank. Our house is on a rise. God's protection to us all.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  14. Laura,
    I'm sorry you had a difficult week. I'll be praying for you. We love Chick-fil-a! Unfortunately the nearest one for us is in Phoenix :(
    You were blessed to be able to go to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Sounds like a lovely place!

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    1. Thank you Regina. I appreciate your kindness. I'll bet you'd enjoy the Mercantile. Chick-fil-a is hard to beat. I love their Christian stand, the atmosphere, the customer service, and the food!
      Thanks so much for praying. God will bring me through this no matter the results.
      Be blessed!
      Laura

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