Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Some Thoughts for Today

"A Christian lady was always so bright and cheerful that everyone wondered at her joyous spirit. "But, sister,"  said a friend, "You must have some clouds in your life." "Clouds?" she replied. "Why, of course. If there were no clouds, where would the showers of blessing come from?"

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
-Romans 8:28

 "It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes."
Psalms 119:71


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Giveaway Winners!

Thank you so much to all of you who entered in my giveaway! I know there are digital counters for giveaways online to use, but I decided to do things the "old-school" way with handwritten papers with each name put in a basket. :)  

The names drawn were...

Sister in the Mid-west and Cheryl! Congratulations to you both! 

To each one of the rest of you who entered, please know your comments always mean 
a lot to me, and I really wish I had a way to do something for all of you. :) Thank you all so much for taking part in this with me! 

Friday, May 6, 2022

A Little Woodpecker - And last few days to join the giveaway!

 I had a unique encounter with this cute little Woodpecker the other day. 
I was sitting outside in our porch swing, with a tree directly behind me. I suddenly heard the flutter of a bird's wings behind me, and turned to look. As I did so, I startled this little Woodpecker and it immediately flew away... I watched as the poor thing flew straight into our garage window! It made quite the thump when it hit, but it was able to fly to a nearby tree where it sat very still. I walked over, and could tell the little bird was still stunned from it's hard hit on the window. 

It turned to look at me, but let me come very close. I hurried back inside to grab my camera, hoping it would still be there when I returned. I was glad that it was! It was such a pretty Woodpecker, and smaller than most I've seen! 

It let me take several pictures before it seemed to have recovered some and finally flew away further up in the tree. I was thankful the Lord allowed me to see this pretty bird up close, I always love seeing the amazing variety in His creation. 

 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. 
 -Psalms 111:4

For any of my readers who might not have yet entered my giveaway, there are only three days left to join!  Thank you so much to all of you that have entered already, your comments have each meant a lot to me!  I look forward to seeing who the winners are. :)