Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends, Hope this finds you having a great week. Mine has been good....not a lot going on physcially since hubby has thrown his back out, so we are sort of taking it easy, until he is back up and running normally......think he is about there, which is good..... cause we still have windows to unboard, and the yard needs mowing and we have to clean our porch and put it back together, so we will have plenty to do in the next weeks to come to keep us busy........lol Pictures today are from Fall's Past at Cozy Place.............
I am thankful
for a nice time with our son,
Scott and lil darling on Friday
evening, as Megan had to be
away, so we watched lil one
then when Scott came to get
her after work, we all had
dinner together. Which was
nice, as we hadn't seen him
in a few weeks.
#2 and 3
that Hurricane Marie has now passed us by, as well, as Dee and Jerry. and now.... hopefully soon we can finally unboard our windows and put our porch back together soon, now just have to wait until hubbies back has fully recovered from hurricane clean up.
for a nice lunch at Cracker Barrel
after church on Sunday. Always
love their food and checking out their gift shop as well. They have all their Fall and Christmas things out.
to hear that a sweet young man
that goes to our church is so happy
with his new job up in Ohio (where
he did an internship). He loves his
family and really did not want to go,
but he and his parents both felt it was
the Lord's will for him, so he went
and he is just so happy and absolutely
loves his job, and they are treating
him very well too, some of the ladies
are even bringing him food. lol
He is just the nicest kid and is very
smart and very nice looking as well.
So happy for him and his parents.
that a young couple from our class
that has a baby and one on the way,
has found a new place to live and
was able to find a car, as their's had
broken down, and they definitely
needed a bigger place to live.
#7 for my dentist and dental office staff. It is an all woman office, and they are all so warm, caring, personal and friendly, so it is just a lovely experience to go there. The Dr. always asks me about my grandaughter, as she has a lil one the same age, and they are not rushing and hurrying and take the time to talk and get to know their patients. It is just so refreshing and I never dread going to the dentist, since I have been going there for about 5 years or so now. They are all very accomodating and do their best to keep you out of pain too.
#8 and 9 that I now have no more silver fillings in my mouth leftover from childhood....but have to say I am thankful for how long they lasted.....over 45+ years. Amazing! #10 for a chocolate milk shake from Chick-fil-a .....It was scrumptious! Can't tell you how long it has been since I had one. We always get frozen yogurt smoothies, but my feet were to tired after shopping, so was just gonna get us some sandwiches and remembered they had milk shakes, so that was my treat for being a good girl at the dentist!! lol
#11 for our first pumpkin pie of the season. I love pumpkin pie and so does lil darling........about to have some for breakfast. yum! #12 that we may have found the new washer/dryer we are looking for, hoping so, as that will be one more detail off our retirement list. lol
Thanks for dropping by Cozy Place......it is always appreciated......... Is there anything you are Thankful for today?? Keep your light shining brightly......
Love, Hugs, and the last of September Blessings, Nellie
Item #1 Use small signs or tags that you already have or make your own. I used a sign I already had and I also made one......You can make them in photo shop, printmaster or any card package or if you are great at writing or drawing by all means use that talent.
Use a blank Christmas wreath
and put whatever you want on
it......I just simple stuck flowers,
faux apples, berries and nuts in
the wreath, I never use glue, then I can take it all off and do some- thing different with it the next time.
I used to sell wall accessories years ago,
and we were taught that the most important wall to decorate, was the first wall you see when you walk in a room. That would be what they call your Impression wall.....
So when you come in our front door,
this is the first wall you see.....and quite honestly this wall has been a enigma for me for 35 years, and just this past Spring I finally had it done in a way that I was thrilled with. See Below.......
As you can see the layout is much the same but just changed it up for Fall............
Use most anything that has Fall
colors; Here I used books and
Use Fall printables - there are free
Fall printables all over the internet,
Just type in free Fall printables and
you will have lots of choices, and if
you have been blogging long you
probably know most of the free
printables are offered by other
bloggers, so take advantage of
this free art.
or make your own as I did here.
I designed my own Fall printable
to go over a picture that had a
brass frame, then printed it on
shiny photo paper.
Use double sided tape.
I just use double sided tape and
attach it to the glass on each
corner and in the middle between
each corner, then center it and stick,
and you have yourself some
new art work.
and Here is what it says......
I will try and see if hubby can help me
find a way to make it available to yall
too, just in case you are interested.
Use fresh or faux flowers in
any Fall colors. Flowers always
bring the outside inside, as well
as pinecones and natural elements.
Use scrapbooking paper.
They come in an array of colors
and patterns and look beautiful.
Year before last, I bought a set of
watercolor pictures for my birthday
but I bought them with a purpose in
mind. The pics themselves, inside
the matting were exactly 12" X12"
- the size of scrapbooking paper.....
I knew that way I could purchase
pretty scrapbook paper and would
have a new picture or pictures,
by using my tape method.
Here is a close up of the scrapbook
paper, it is hard to see in the picture,
and it looks way better in person
that these picture makes it look...
The background is a gold foil and really looks rich.
Here is the bottom of the plant stand/
table....I should just call it a table as
that is the only way I have used it
Use candles....especially in
the Fall and Winter.
Everything always looks better with some candlelight.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 6:7 NIV
Greetings Sweet Friends,
Hope this finds you ready to greet Fall........as tomorrow is the big day. I am so ready for some cooler weather but that won't be happening here in Florida for at least another month probably. I have been busy this week getting ready for Fall, and having a lot of fun doing it. Will show you next week. Thought I would show you some pics from Fall's past today.... So on with my post.......
I am thankful...
that we were back at our church
after 3 weeks of being away, 2 wks.
at my daughters and 1 week due to
the hurricane.....so it was great to
be back at our home church of 36 years......
that our furry grandaughter dog
Rosie is off all her meds now, and
is doing just fine. We are all very
happy about that.........
#3 and 4
so thankful... that Jose has passed
us by and Dee and Jerry as well, and
also thankful that it looks like Marie
is gonna take a similar path only
further out in the ocean, which is
great for us, but feeling horrible
for all those in the islands that got
hit again......so many places and
things to pray for these days!!
for the fun of Fall decorating and
having a house to decorate after
last week. Have really been
enjoying it as I haven't done much
decorating since Spring....... and it is sort of therapeutic after seeing all the pictures of mass destruction on TV.....and a neighborhood full of debri left over from Irma.
for My paternal grandmother,
Nellie whose birthday would
be tomorrow the 22nd, I have very fond memories of her, as she was always so good to me.....she has been in Heaven with Jesus for about 28 yrs.now.
for one of my dearest friends,
Vicki, whose birthday is the 22nd of Sept., as well...
She is truly like a sister and
just one of the best friends I
have ever had for almost 35
years now.......Just wish we
Happy Birthday Vicki,
Love You Gal.....
for a new cookie find at our local Publix market. They are cream cheese pumpkin cookies and they are yummy and are really great with a cuppa Joe........ Unfortunately the Meyer lemon ones I mentioned last week are out of season until next summer.....boo hoo! lol #9
that I am about finished with my Fall decorating, so will be hopefully packing up the spring/summer stuff and packing away the Fall containers Now just time to enjoy it... whoo hoo!
#10 for a really good movie we watched that is based on a true story. It is called "The case for Christ" and we rented it off of Amazon in case you are interested in watching it. #11 to hear everyone in our area has their power back, it took a week or more for some of them, and thankful for the men who do all that hard work to get it back on. Our next door neighbor is one of them. God Bless them all!
#12 for all the rescue teams, those in the military, christian ministries and fema and anybody that is actively involved in helping those in the worst hit areas. I read where 80% of the relief aid is coming from Christian ministries, I think that is so Wonderful!! If you are wondering where to give.....Samaritans purse is a really great place to give........
Thanks for joining me for another week at Cozy Place...... Always glad to have you come visit............. Love, Hugs and and end of Summer Blessings, Nellie
at the risk of life and limb to myself and my family, and to so many others here in Florida, it really made me think about how very blessed we are to know Jesus, and to know our eternal destination will be heaven. I also know there are many who don't have that assurance and
don't know Jesus, but would maybe like to know Him. So the thought of how many people could have died here in Florida and also knowing the hardship many people are facing gave me a very strong desire to share some scriptures that would be helpful to anyone who is
desirous of a relatonship with Jesus.
It is a group of Bible verses that will help you understand how to start a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God.
We have all done things that are wrong, like lying, stealing, cheating, cursing, gossiping, hatred, discord and the list could go on and on, but most importantly God calls these wrong things SIN. So we have to be willing to admit that we are a sinner. We aren't sinners because we sin, we were born with a sin nature...... The Wages of Sin is death... Romans 6:23A
We will all die physically one day, but there is also a spiritual death which alienates us from God for eternity, and the bible talks about a place where lost people will be in torment forever, unless they accept the truth of what scripture teaches about Jesus. Understand that according to a Holy God we all deserve death for our sin. 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
But the gift of God is eternal life thru Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23b This eternal life is a free gift from God to you and to me, it is called Salvation. You can not earn this gift, because it is not based on anything that we can do, but is based on what Jesus has already done, but we must make the choice to believe and recieve God's free gift. Ask God to forgive you for all the wrong/sinful things you have done in your lifetime and then ask God to make you His child, so that you can know Him personally. God demonstrates His own love for us, in the while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Jesus died on the cross for us to pay sin's penalty for all of humanity and that includes me and you. He bought us out of slavery to sin and death! The only condition is that we believe in Him, and what He has done for us, understanding that we are now joined with Him and that He is our life. He did all of this because He loves us so much. His love is what saves us, not religion or church membership or our own goodness........cause we can never be good enough on our own.... Whoever will call on the name of the Lord, will be saved. Romans 10:13 Call out to God in the name of Jesus! If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteous- ness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:9-10 If you believe that God is knocking on the door o your heart as Him to come into your heart. Behold I stand at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him. Revelation 3:20A Is Jesus knocking on your hearts door??? If so, hope you will take the steps you read here, as it is probably the most important step you will ever take, and it will be the best thing you have ever done for your life. Walking with God is not always easy, but it is a very blessed life....as I have known the Lord since I was a teenager and have been walking with him for over 50 years, and would not change a thing........... If you have any further questions Please feel free to email me at Nelliescozyplace@gmail.com. Love and Blessings Galore, Nellie Sharing with: Starfish Cottage