Sunday, September 24, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Thankful Thursday September 21, 2023, more fall decorating part 3


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 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you have had a lovely week.  We have, and

 we are happy to see we are cooling off a lil bit 

here in Florida in the evenings and early morn.

Still in the mid to upper 80's, but we will

take what we can get.  lol

Pictures today are more Fall decorating for 2023,

  So this is part 3.

So on with my Thankfuls......

#1 and 2

Thankful for a lovely dinner out with our neighbors

at Long Horn steak house, and they even treated us

to dinner.

Thankful for this sweet couple, they are the best

neighbors and friends. They are the ones that

bring us that delicious veggie soup every so often.

Love them so much!!


Thankful for a good school day with lil darling.

She had a lot to do today,... and got everything

done we could and will finish on Monday, we

 were all pretty tired at the end of the day. lol  

A good tired tho.............


Thankful that when our power went out just

 as it was getting dark on Monday evening,

 that all our candles that are battery operated

 and timed had just turned themselves on,

 so we were not in the dark or having to

scramble to find things. Another great 

reason for us to love them, they are very

useful as well.


Thankful that we got to work outside again

on Saturday, and pretty much finished up

all our bushes.  Just need to do my rose bush

and fertilize it next time.


Thankful for a great day at church, we had a

special guest this morning that we all love.

He usually comes once a year....his name is

Marquis Laughlin, and he does a dramatic

recitation of the scripture.  He is doing the

book of "Revelation" this year. It was awesome,

plan to go back to night to see the other half.

He just makes the scriptures come alive for us.


Thankful our friend with the broken kneecap

was able to be at church today and we were

actually able to go out to lunch with them.

It was great and she looks great, still in

recovery tho, but coming along well, but

still having trouble sleeping cause of pain.

It was so nice to be able to spend some

time with them.



Thankful to recognize and see a young man

who went to our church growing up 20 yrs.

or more ago.  He looks almost the same as

he did as a kid,  but is 40 yrs. old now.

He is such a wonderful young man, he

is married and has 4 girls, and he said 

they were all angels.  He was always a

 great kid back then, and seems to be the

same now..... It was lovely to see him.

He was was involved in the youth group

and stuff with our kids as well.


Thankful we had another good school day with

 lil darling and we got everything done, even 

what was leftover from last Friday,  so had

 time to have some fun.....she wanted to learn

to make a card,  so had time to work on

 that too, and she did so well.  


Thankful that we got to see a kid who grew

up in our church and who has been acting

as a Youth Pastor in our church for a couple

of years now, as he was finishing up his schooling

......He was Ordained as a Pastor Tuesday night. 

 We are so proud of he and his wife (she grew

 up in our church too),  She is our previous

Pastors daughter, and they have 3 lovely

children. It was a really good service, and

 a time of fellowship after to congratulate

all the men who were ordained as well,

there were 12 of them, and they will be

at a number of different churches in 

the Southeaster district.  

Living Rom


Thankful for a great conversation we had

with one of the Pastors who attended from

Tampa.  He told us this wonderful testimony

about his neice, who is also the churches

Worship leader.  He rec'd a call from her

husband via voice mail) that she was in the

 hospital and was in ICU. in very serious 

condition, so the first thing he did was call

 his prayer team and then went to the hospital. 

 She had blood in her lungs, her kidneys, stomach

 and one other place can't remember, anyway

she was also put on a respirator. it turned out 

to be severe Lupus attack. Anyway, she came

out of it  and was taken off the respirator,

but they said she would need to be in the 

hospital longer and  have to have dialysis

 the rest of her life, people continued to pray 

and the next day she got out of the hospital

 and was 100% with no further problems 

and no dialysis, and has been fine every since.

Praise the Lord, God is still in the miracle

business..........Love hearing these stories.

So encouraging.....


Thankful that even tho lil darling got up

not feeling well and had very large swollen

tonsils......Mom took her to Dr. and she did

not have Strep throat and even tho her

throat hurt she wasn't feeling bad otherwise.


Well,  that's it for Cozy place this week

Glad you came for a visit


Hope you have a Terrific Thursday

and rest of the week.

Love, Hugs and

Mid September Blessings,


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Sunday, September 17, 2023

Scripture Sunday


Jesus is Eternal..............

This verse makes me think of an old hymn

that says:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face,

and the things of earth shall grow strangely dim in the

 light of His glory and grace!  So very true.

Have a peaceful day filled full of 

eternal perspective,

Hugs, Nellie

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Thankful Thursday Sept. 14, 2023, Fall decorating 2023, part 2

Therefore I will praise you, LORD, among the nations;

               I will sing the praises of your name.

Psalm 18:49 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope this finds you well and Happy (blessed).
We are well and happy over here as I finally
finished up my Fall decorating yesterday.
Love doing it, but love enjoying it even more!!  lol
At least we can feel like it's fall indoors even
when it is so hot and humid outdoors.  lol
Hope it is cooler where you are and that you
are able to enjoy Fall outdoors too. It is a bit
more fallish in S Carolina where our daughter they are enjoying it!!

Pictures today are of more Fall decorating 2023
at cozy Place.

So on with my Thankfuls......


Thankful that hubby found a new way to put a subscribe 

button on my blog, since google decided to remove it

a while back.  It's been a few weeks, but I kept forgetting

to tell in case you didn't notice, check out 

my right side bar at the top, and subscribe or 

resubscribe, if you'd like.


Thankful that I am finished with my Fall decorating

so now we can just sit back and enjoy it all!  It's a

lot of work,  but fun work and I am always happy

 that I took the time to do it.


Thankful for my first pot of Beef Stew for the

season, I am a lil earlier than usual, but wanted

to take some to my friend who is recovering,

as she loves beef stew.


Thankful that a friend who lost his wife to

cancer, is now engaged to someone that he

can love again. He's a great guy!!

A little tweaking turned into the image below.  lol


Thankful for our Sr. Pastor, and all the years

he has been with us.  We got the sad news 

yesterday that he has kidney cancer, and they

just found out last Friday, so they don't even

have all the details yet. Praying that the Lord

will be with him and his family through it all

 and that of course, he will be healed. 


Thankful that our old Youth Pastor just 

returned to us this past week, and it was

already in the works for him and our other

Youth Pastor to be working in different

capacities than before, and would be

 transitioning our Sr. Pastor into retirement.

Guess that might be sooner than we expected

but we see how the Lord has clearly taken

care of it, so that our Sr. Pastor has that

load taken off his shoulders while he goes

thru this other challenge. If you feel so led

please pray for he and his family. His name

is Pastor Brad.


Thankful for a good school day with lil darling.

  We did the normal day and worked on helping

her do a Shoebox diorama about the "Civil War" 

and also about Harried Tubman.  I learned

some things along the way too.  lol


Thankful for battery operated candles. They

enhance my decorating so much, but without

the work of having to light them every nite.


Thankful for cute reels we see on facebook

that make us laugh like this one.

Click here to see it.  or type it in yourself,

  So Precious and so funny!


Thankful for all the yummy fresh peaches I have

been enjoying for months now. One of my fav fruits.


Thankful to get out and work in the yard some

trimming bushes, as it has been awhile. Still

very hot here, so had to be out there at 7:30

to stand it.  Was back inside by 8:45, that's

about all we can humid out there.

I do love working in the yard tho, so can't

wait for some cooler weather.


Thankful I finally found some pretty fresh

Fall flowers at Publix grocery store.  Looked

at Sam's and Walmart and didn't like any

thing they had.....wierd colors,  I thought

anyway.  Was the last nice finishing touch

to our dining room table. Don't you just

love fresh flowers? They just make 

my heart Happy!!

Just a sneak peek until next week. lol

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

Glad to have you here.

Have a Wonderful rest of the week.

Love, Hugs and

Mid September Blessings,


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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Scripture Sunday


Hope the Lord is building your house hold today,

He has been building ours for well over 40 yrs. now.

and when I was reading this I was mostly struck by

 the thought that we should be praying for the Lord

 to watch over our city.... where we live.

 We pray for our family, friends, church family

 policemen and first responders (of which we have

 a number of in our church) but never thought

 to pray for the Lord to watch over our city. 

 We pray for the

Lord to keep our home and the homes of our

 family and friends and neighbors safe, but will 

surely add our city and surrounding ones to that

 prayer now.

Love God's word and how it is continually

teaching us truth...........and especially for such

a time as this..... that we are living in.....

Blessings and Hugs,


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Friday, September 8, 2023

Thankful Thursday September 7, 2023, Fall in the Family room 2023

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that
 cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship
 God acceptably with reverence and awe,
Hebrews 12:28 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,
How ya doing today??  Are you starting to
decorate for Fall yet?? or is it still too hot
for you to think about it??
It is 93 degrees here today, but I decided
even tho it's hot, once it turned Sept. that
I would start or else I wouldn't have it
up very long, so wanted to at least have
a few months to enjoy it.

Pictures today are of our newly decorated
Fall look family room. Still working on the
Living and dining room. Feeling more like
Fall inside our house at least!  Doing the
happy dance cause I just love the changes.

Nite time

So..........On with my Thankfuls....

Thankful our Grandson DOG got a good result on his
test today.  The nodule has not grown at all.
So Thankful Dee and Jerry did not listen to those
first vets and sought a 2nd opinion.

Thankful we got to visit with our friend again,
and she is doing a lot better.  She had her last
home physical therapy and will have to start
going out to get it next week. She also made
dinner for the first time since her accident,
but had to pace herself of course.  So she
is coming along.......

Thankful we got to have a sleepover with lil darling
and then had a good breakfast and a good day of schooling, and got finished a lot earlier as she didn't
 have as much work as normal, guess do to the Labor Day weekend.


Thankful that all my Coastal/Summer decor is taken down and packed away till next summer.  
Now gotta work on the family room and dining room cause we still have Spring/Summer decor in there.

Thankful for our new water filtration device.
It's a pitcher with a filter in it, and you can either
pour the water or use an easy spigot at the bottom
of the pitcher.  It is called "ZeroWater" and it
comes with a tester so you can test any water,
and when you test truly has Zero
contaminants.  We tested our tap water and
it was like 315,  then tested our other filter which
needed changing and it was the same and after
he changed that filter it was still like 265 or
something like that, and then tested the water
in our filtered pitcher and it was 0.....and we
love the water and have been drinking lots

of water cause it tastes so good.  Reminds me
of restaurant water at some places, and I always
drink a lot of water at most restaurants,
 cause it tastes so good.
It filters out fluoride, chlorine, Lead, and
 much much more.

I get no kickbacks or compensation for staying
these things, I am just truly a satisfied customer
and would higly recommend it,  and it is not
expensive, which is great too!  lol

This was lil darlings idea of putting the 
house inside a half pumpkin, on the other
side it just looks like a pumpkin

Thankful for Long Horn Steakhouse, as right
now they seem to have the best food and the
best servers of most places that we go!
Always enjoy going there, and don't think
we have ever had a bad meal there either.

Thankful for Rotisserie Chickens from SAM's,
they are a great price and they come in handy
for making many dishes. Not always easy to
get them these days tho........but happy when
we can...........

Thankful all my Spring/Summer decor is all
packed away till next year.

Thankful that it is beginning to look a little
like Fall in here now. Lil darling is home
from school today cause she was coughing
quite a bit and had been feeling bad, so she
 is staying with us today, and we are doing
some school work, but before she started we
got the Fall decor out, and decorated the
mantle.  We love doing that together!!

All these pics are the results of Tuesday....

Thankful for all the fun we had today
decorating for Fall.  She has so many good 
ideas.....and we got a lot done. She is already
 a good decorator, so can't wait to see when
 she grows up what her home looks like. She
 gets it honestly from both sides of the family.
Told hubby I wish I had her the rest of the

Thankful for an unexpected find I never even
thought of............a phone grip/stand for my
cell phone.  Have hardly used it yet, but love
it.  I am always having trouble with were
to put my hand/fingers on the thing cause
we can't tell exactly where the microphone
is, so my daughter whom I talk to the most
is always saying Mom you must be covering
the microphone cause I can't hear you!
So this new lil change hopefully should
solve that problem!!  
Just happened on it at the Dollar tree!
A great find!!  PTL

Note: Just talked to my daughter for about
an hour, and no interruptions.  Yay!!


Thankful we were able to find 2 T-shirts 
for lil darling with hot pink in them to go
 with some shorts I had gotten for her. 
Almost everything is peach colored now. 


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

Thanks for coming by......

Have a Wonderful rest of the week.

Love, Hugs and
Early September Blessings,

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  May you have a light filled day, Hugs, Nellie