Wednesday, May 12, 2021

A Great Read from "A womans soul" . Saw it on facebook.


My Daughters dog Bentley, 
 Watching for his Daddy.........

Hello Sweet Friends,

Just saw this on facebook and just had to share it

 with you because it really warmed my heart

 and made me smile...........So think it just might

 do that for you as well........and I do think we

 can all learn a lot from  

Well worth the read..................Enjoy!!

Blessings,  Nellie


Here's the surprising answer of a 6 year old child.
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that dogs' lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,
”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
• Take naps.
• Stretch before rising.
• Run, romp, and play daily.
• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
• Be faithful.
• Never pretend to be something you’re not.
• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
That's the secret of happiness that we can learn from a good dog.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Scripture Sunday

Happy Happy Mother's Day

Sweet Friends, 

and Welcome to Scripture Sunday,

Hope all you Mom's have 

A Really Sweet and Lovely Day 

with your Family!

Here is the verses for today!!

She is clothed with strength and dignity; 

she can laugh at the days to come.

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful

 instruction is on her tongue. 
 She watches over the affairs of her 
hold and does not eat the bread of idleness. 
 Her children arise and call her blessed;

Proverbs 31: 25-28 NIV

Blessings Abundant

This Mother's Day!


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Thankful Thursday May 6, 2021, Pics are from a past Mothers day table

Sing to him, sing praise to him;
 tell of all his wonderful acts. 
1 Chronicles 16:9 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

How are yall?  Feeling like Summer weather

 where you live???

It has been like August here this week. 

 So hot,  and had a lil bit of rain........and

 looking forward to more rain if these temps

stay up, as it helps cool things off some.

Sooo not ready for this yet, but ready or

not here it comes.  Ohhh Boy!!

Pictures today are from a past Mother's Day

table I came across,  so since Mother's day

is coming up thought it might inspire some

one to set a pretty table for their Mom.

So on with my Thankfuls...............


Thankful for the TBN "Better Together" Show.

I know I have said it before, but it is just such

an inspiring show and I just gain so much

 encouragement and inspiration from it.

It's like a bunch of girl friends sitting around

talking about their faith and experiences.

If you haven't ever watched it,  you are

really missing out...........if you want to

check it out......

Go to

or just click here.


Thankful for a good day at church,

and a fun time out to lunch with

our friends, as it's been awhile.

Neat too, that they are letting us

stand around and chat a bit now

after service, as that hasn't been

allowed in the building until now.

We were allowed to talk outside

in the parking lot if we wanted.


Thankful for something I never really thought

about, that Pastor James Merritt from Georgia

said in his sermon on bigotry on Sunday.  He

said does anyone know what color skin that

Adam and Eve had?  and of course, everyone

 said NO, and he said exactly, that's because

it doesn't matter to God. 

Never really thought of that before,

 but I believe it is so true, God knew

 He would be creating African people,

Chinese people, Cuban people, English 

people and Alaskan people, Indian

 people and on and on it goes...........

So if it doesn't matter to God,

  why in the world would or should

 it matter to us.

Loved that Question....cause it is

a great question.


Thankful for the opportunity to encourage

 a younger woman who is going through 

a rough patch right now.

Thankful for 7 new cards I completed
and hubby will add to our shop this week.

Thankful that my friend with the 
 broken legs got a good report at the Dr.
 this week.  She accidently hurt her leg 
a little bit last week, and they were 
concerned about it, so the Dr. did an
 xray and everything still looks good. 
She has been through so much, and
 is in good spirits happy
about that..

Thankful for a new food item we found at the 
grocery store this week.  It is by Green Giant,
they are frozen zucchini fries, and they were
really great with a hamburger, baked beans
and watermelon.  It feels like Summer outside
 already, 99 degrees on the porch, so decided 
on a Summer meal.  It was all delicious!

Thankful that Tuesday May 4th, was
 my 12 year Blogaversary, and very
Thankful for what a great enjoyment
it has been in my life; to meet others
folks who enjoy the same things, for all
 the inspiration I gain from each of you,
 for the pictures I have that I can now 
use for making cards, that I would not 
have had, also for being like pen pals with
 some of you...
It really has been a delightful part of
my thanks to all of you who
have blessed my life in so many ways.

Thankful that we got to go to Lil Darlings
end of the year program today and to celebrate
the end of the school year with her and our Son
 at Olive Garden for lunch.

Thankful we got to spend the rest of the day
with her, as Dad had to get back to work 
until later in the day.  Thankful we will
get to have her all day every Thursday
now for the end of  Summer.

Thankful for a nice time out shopping with hubby
for Mother's day.  I actually found some nice blouses
that I think will work.  Didn't feel like trying them
on cause it was a hot day and I felt all sweaty and
yukky,  So much easier for us to just go together,
and that's part of the gift really.

Thankful for something that made us smile and laugh
while we were out shopping.  This wee lil girl that
was probably less than two was acting like Mommy.
She had a shopping bag over her shoulder and was
walking out of the store looking like a very serious
shopper.......It was just so adorable.....

That's it for Cozy Place this week.....

Thanks for coming by.....

Have a great rest of the week.

Love, Hugs and 
Spring Blessings to you,


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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Scripture Sunday


Happy Sunday and Happy May

Sweet Friends,

Gosh, can hardly believe we are in May

already. Hope May is good to you! 

 Well, here are the verses for today!

For, “All people are like grass, and 
all their glory is like the flowers of the field; 
the grass withers and the flowers fall, 
 but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV

And happened to come across this
verse this morning, so thought it
went with the verse I already used.
Since it speaks about God's word,
The Bible, as well.....

All Scripture is God-breathed and is 
useful for 
teaching, rebuking, correcting 
 training in righteousness, 
so that the 
servant of God may be thoroughly equipped
 for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

Thank the Lord for His word
and that it lasts forever.

Blessings for a lovely Sunday,

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Thankful Thursday April 28, 2021, Spring/Easter Table 2021

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,

 by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

 present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well today.

We are doing fairly well, but April has

been full of ups and downs that we are

navigating, but we will get through them,

because we know where our help comes from.

and the verse above is a constant reminder

 and help for us.

Pictures today are from our Easter Table,
but it could be a lovely Spring table as well.
Found these gorgeous paper goods at Walmart
 They are from the Pioneer Woman collection.
I thought they were so pretty and also easy!
But I do like to dress them up by using
normal flatware and pretty glassware, which
makes for a pretty table too,

So on with my Thankfuls......

Thankful for an opportunity to share our 
marriage story, which is quite rare these days.
  We had an interview with one of our former
 Sunday School Students from some years
 back when we used to teach marriage classes.
  She is taking counseling classes and was 
asked to interview a couple who she knew 
that had a solid marriage.
So since we have been around awhile
and she figured we must be getting close
to 50 yrs. we would be a good choice.
And we just passed our 50th Anniversary
last November, so what an honor.

Thankful for what a wonderful stroll down 
memory lane it was for us, and it was quite
 enlightninto see some of her responses to
 how things were 5 decades ago. Also
made us realize some interesting things
about it that we had never really thought
about before too.  So it was a great
experience, and hope we gave her all
the info she needed to write her paper.


Thankful to for her thoughtfulness in bringing

us a gift of 2 new marriage books we have

never read.  Which of course, she certainly

did not have to do.  So that was sweet and

she is a very sweet lady too. 


Thankful that we were able to get our roofer

out here as we got a leak in our roof from

all that rain we had earlier this week.  It's the

same fellow that did our shed a few years

ago. He surveyed the situation today and

thinks it is coming from our chimney as the

boards have warped up there,  so he has to

get materials,  so hopefully he will be back

tomorrow or Monday.  So happy he

is still available or we wouldn't know

who to call......

Thankful for how diligently my husband
is working on a new feature for our customers
of our card shop. It's gonna be great,
and hopefully we can implement it soon.

Thankful for a good time with our Son and 
lil Darling on Sunday.  We got take out
 from Tijuana flats and played games. 
 Fun time as always!

Thankful to know God is in control of our lives
and the ones we love.  As we are praying and are
 heartbreakingly watching someone we love dearly
 go through a very rough time, and soon it will
be another person too, 

Thankful for a delicious and easy new recipe
I happened to see on yummly.  It is garlic shrimp
pasta. Made it tonight for din din and we loved it.
Thinking the leftovers will be even better. 
Absolutely love making one dish and being
able to have it for 2 dinners.

Oh yea, here is the recipe in case you are

Thankful for some yard work we got done in
the back yard the last 2 evenings.  Amazing how
just a lil trimming up makes such a difference.

Thankful for the way we can go to bed discouraged
and asking the Lord to help us,  and get up the next
morning after a good nights sleep and it's like the Lord
has made everything looks so much better.
  He never ceases to amaze me.


Thankful for God's beautiful Seasons and nature;

 like blooming Ginger and Jasmine and Wild flowers

 in my backyard, a pretty red cardinal hopping around in the

trees, and the pretty Spring green of the trees and all the 

pretty new growth everywhere, and a flock of Sandhill

cranes flying in formation.

 So Beautiful is all her Glory.


Thankful that my Daughter and her hubby are able 

to do a lil get-a-way weekend to a Lakeside cabin

 near Asheville, NC this weekend. 

Well, that's it for Cozy Place this week.

Thanks for dropping by.....

Have a lovely rest of the week,

Love Hugs and
 Last Day of April

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Scripture Sunday


Good Sunday Morning

Sweet Friends,

Here is the verse for today!!

Gracious words are a honeycomb,

 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Psalm 16:24 NIV

So let's all speak some Kind and 

Encouraging words to someone today.



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