Savannah Holly (Monrovia)
Our Savannah Holly‘s have finally produced berries after about 5 or 6 years of growth. I planted two of them beside the circular driveway on the “Back 40” (acres), as I laughingly call it. It’s the back part of our small acreage that is not 40 acres. 🙂 It’s my silly way of labeling things. Anyway, I was so pleased to see the plants producing so well and it was just in time for Christmas.
Speaking of doing well, Steve is improving every day. God be praised! He no longer has to put bandages on all the port holes the surgeon put into his chest and his left leg is much, much better (that’s the one that had the vein removed for the bypasses). His color is good. His speaking voice is stronger. He’s eating good. He’s walking, but still with a limp, again from the vein removal. Please keep praying for him, though, if you would, because he’s suffering from latent aches and pains from the surgery. Thank you! God answers prayer! We’ve had so many wonderful people from our Church bring food, haul us around on errands, prayed for us, asked about us, etc. There’s nothing like a loving Church family. I am so doubly blessed to not only have eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD but to have found a Church that is truly Christian in thought and deed. Jesus loves us and wants us to be happy.
This time last year, we had a nice blanket of snow all over SouthEast Georgia. Right now, it’s 67 degrees and overcast. I’m wishing it would cool off and dry up. Our poor dirt road is an unholy mess. It’s so bumpy it rides like the surface of the moon. The good news is I think our District finally has good representation. Spoke to the new guy who took office on January 1st a few days ago, and he seems to be on the ball. We are all praying for a paved road and better representation. Like I said, God answers prayer, just in his time frame. LORD give me patience and give it to me right now! lol
I pray that y’all will have a blessed and safe day. Thank you for stopping by!
After much prayerful thought, the LORD guided me during one of my Deborah walks (my term for walking & talking to the LORD in the wilderness, just as the Judge Deborah did), that my word for the year needs to be:
Courage to witness for Him in all circumstances.
Courage for when the inevitable medical bills start to roll in that I may seek His wisdom as to what to do.
Courage to serve others for Christ that His name will be glorified.
Courage to always be kind, even when I don’t want too and would like to slap a knot on some people’s heads. lol
So, just like the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz, I need COURAGE.
Have you been guided to pick a Word Of The Year yet? How did you reach that conclusion, if I may ask? Not being judgmental, I’m simply trying to learn to hear His sweet voice in all I do. I seek Him in prayer but probably should read the Holy Scriptures more for inspiration. I am sadly lacking in the gift of Scripture Recall. I so admire those who can quote Him so easily. But, I’m late to the party in a Christian sense and playing catch up in my life.
Thank you for listening. I pray your day is full of hope, joy, and the right kind of courage.
I’m still praying about what my Word Of The Year should be. My brain is temporarily fried from all the hullabaloo that’s happened around here lately.
It’s been a crazy last few days of December. For those of you whom don’t follow me on FaceBook, my husband had emergency triple bypass on December 21st. LORD be praise, he was released on Christmas Day. He’s now doing well, it’s only his left leg where the vein(s) were removed for the bypasses that are causing any pain. The staff at St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, Florida, have been splendid. They are angels in nurse’s uniforms in my mind. God bless them. My Holy Father has been so good to me, to us, through all that’s happened. I feel His loving presence in everything we do. He truly does provide for all our needs, even before we know we need it.
For New Year’s Eve, we usually attend a family style cookout up in Baxley with dear friends, but this year we’re staying home (of course) and plan to have a very quiet evening. I think that’s the safest way to ring in the New Year after open heart surgery. 😉 What are your plans? Whatever they are, I pray that you all have a very Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year’s.
May the LORD bless and keep you! Ride safe my friends. ❤
Something wonderful just happened to me and to our family!!
As I hung up the phone a moment ago, it felt like I had just had a personal conversation with the Holy Spirit. Today, after I don’t know how many years of estrangement, there seems to have been a reconciliation between my husband’s sister and myself. It took the death of their father on Wednesday to bring it about. It reminds me of what happened after my own poisonous father died in 2006. Standing in the Sunday School class a few years after it happened, something inside me “snapped”, all the anger, hate, and ill feelings seemed to simply fade away and I felt a wash of the Holy Spirit. Suddenly, all dad’s venom, hateful words and cruelty have been replaced by my Holy Father’s kindness, love and forgiveness. I felt like He had drained the puss from all the mental wounds after dad’s passing. The same thing apparently has happened for my dear sister-in-law. I know the scars will always be there for both us (not against each other, but what our parents did to us) but I pray we may we use those scars to help others come to Christ and live more fully in His light. YOU TOO CAN BE HEALED! But it takes the love of Jesus Christ to do that. Trust Him, and He will supply all our needs.
So, God answers prayers folks! It may not be to our timing or our specifications, but HE answers prayer. When He does, it’s wonderful.
After the phone call, I remembered to fall on my knees in praise and thankfulness for His glorious works. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Thank you for letting me share this with y’all. I pray your day is blessed and special too.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” [Romans 15:13]
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]