Saturday, October 12, 2019

Scripture Sunday

Happy Sunday Morning 
Sweet Friends,

Here is the scripture for today!

Let us not become weary in doing good,
 for at the proper time we will reap
 a harvest if we do not give up.

Galations 6:9 NIV

What a great reminder...
to keep on keeping on cause
at times we all do get weary.
I like that it says,  We will...
not we could or we might,
we will reap if we do not
give up.  Love that!

Have a lovely and restful day!


Friday, October 11, 2019

Thankful Thursday October 10, 2019, Fall Table #4

 For the LORD takes delight in his people;
 he crowns the humble with victory. 
 Let his faithful people rejoice in this
 honor and sing for joy on their beds.
Psalm 149:4-5 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Good Friday Morning....hope you
are enjoying Fall, we have been
away and we got just a touch of
Fall a few times and have seen
in the weather that we are gonna
be dipping into the mid 60's at
night soon......So excited about
that!!!  It is time for sure!!!

As I said in my post yesterday
we have been away since last
Wednesday, and just got back
this Wednesday. Went to visit
our daughter and son-in-love
in Charleston S. Carolina.
Had a lovely time as always.

Pictures today are of another Fall
 table past. This one was for my
daughter-in- loves birthday dinner.
If you missed Table 3, and would
like to see it just click here.

So on with my post......

Thankful for a safe and uneventful
trip to our daughter Dee's and her
hubby Jerry's house in Charleston.
This was our something we were
 looking forward to that I mentioned
in a post last week.

Thankful that if the weather had
to be hot... we got to spend time in
the swimming pool.

Thankful for  getting to try 
cauliflower crust pizza for
the first time.  It was really
delicious and I could not tell
it was cauliflower, but the
only draw back is the crust
was tough.

Thankful that our daughter made
us our fav coffee cake she makes
everytime we come.  It is made
with cream cheese and fresh
 strawberries.  So Yummy!!

Thankful we finally got to see their
beach cottage in person, along with 
changes they have made. it really
is so cute and charming.

Thankful for some Home Goods and
 TJ Maxx shopping time with my 
girl.  That is always fun especially
when we only get to do it 2-3 times
a year,

Thankful for a fun time framing
up some pictures for her, and also
brainstorming decorating ideas for
their cottage together.

Thankful for the fun of eating chocolate 
covered donuts for breakfast, but only
 after a breakfast sandwich.  lol
We rarely eat those, but me and my 
son-in-love really love chocolate 
covered donuts but we all enjoyed
them for sure.

Thankful for a fun and long golf
cart ride just Dee and I, in the cool 
Fall air...It was finally
feel like Fall, even if it was just for 
one evening. (as the guys had fun
watching football)

Thankful for many games of yahtzee
for the 4 of us.  Lots of fun and laughs.

Always thankful for any amount of
time we get to visit with our loved
ones.....we got to stay a week this
time.......and I felt more ready to
come home too.

Thankful for a good and safe trip
home and altho it was uneventful
physically, it was rather eventful
emotionally and spiritually.
You can read about it here if 
you'd like or if you missed it.

Thanks for coming by to check out
another week of blessings
 at Cozy Place.

Hope you have a really lovely weekend.


Keep your light shining brightly,
and your American Flag flying

Love, Hugs and
First of October Blessings,


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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Why we should fly the American Flag!!!

Good Morning Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you doing well.

Know it's not a patriotic holiday
or anything but
I am feeling very inspired today
since we just got back from a very
restful and special time with our 
daughter, hubby and furry grand-
son dog.

This might seem a bit of a strange
post but I just feel so inspired to write
it down and thought yall might glean
some encouragement from it as well.
So hope you will continue on.....

On our trip home from Charleston,
once we got into Florida I started 
noticing American Flags all along 
I-95, Most were huge flags
waving in the breeze, and looking
so beautiful even against the back
drop of a gloomy overcast day. 

With each flag I saw, my heart 
began to be encouraged, excited
and emotional, and I began to
wonder why it was having such
an impact on me at this moment,
not that it doesn't always make
my heart swell with patriotism
but this was way above the norm
so I began to ponder that wonder.

I realized that for me...
 Our American Flag is such a 
symbol of Love for God and
Country and the American way
 of life, and religious freedom along 
with so many others freedoms that
 I have always known, loved and
 enjoyed my whole entire 67 yrs.
of  life.

Seeing all those many flags waving
 so grandly in the breeze made me feel
 a sense of all is right with our country
and that there are so many people
who love America and the American
People and the American way of life
just like I do.....
 or there would not be so many flags 
out there in the midst of this
anti-American narrative that is going
 on these days.
 Sadly I think some people have become 
afraid to even have a flag on their house
 or in their yard. Seeing all those flags
 made me realize we need to fly our flags
proudly every day, as they might 
just be the encouragement to some
one else, that it was to me.

Then this morning I was reading
in a lil book that a friend gave my 
hubby years back, called
"God Bless America, Prayers and 
reflections for our Country."
 I read a page or 2 every day, and
 guess what my reading was
 for today???

"The Star-Spangled Banner"
It shared the words of the song,
but also tells about how it came to
 be written.
You might have heard the story,
but I am sure there might be some
who haven't heard it, so read on.

During the war of 1812, the British
captured the city of Washington,
setting fire to the Capitol bldg. and
the White House.
In the blaze of cannon fire, Francis
Scott Key, a lawyer living in George-
town, could still see the flag waving 
over Fort McHenry.  When the bomb-
ing suddenly stopped during that night,
he had no way of knowing if the flag
was still there or if the American strong-
hold had fallen to the British....
but at dawn the American flag became
visible, still intact over the fort.
Key was inspired to write a poem.
His brother-in-law took it to a printer
and copies were circulated around
the city.  "The Star Spangled Banner"
was adopted as our national anthem
on March 3, 1931.

The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's
early light, what so proudly we hailed
 at the twilight's last gleaming,
whose broad stripes and bright stars
through the perilous fight, O'er the
ramparts we watched were so gallantly
streaming, and the rockets red glare,
the bombs bursting in air, gave proof
thro' the night that our flag was still
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner
yet wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home
of the brave!

Oh, thus be it ever when freeman shall
stand between their loved homes and 
the war's desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the
Praise the power that hath made and 
preserved us as a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause
it is just and this be our motto:
"In god is our trust!"
and the star-spangled banner in triumph
doth wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home
of the brave!

by Francis Scott Key

Some people would say oh, this is all
just a coincidence,  but I don't believe
 that, I think it was an encouragement
 from the Lord.
Hope this brought some encourage-
ment to your heart today, as this
whole experience did to mine.

Just now it came to me that flying the
 American Flag was like a hidden symbol
 to every other Proud American that loves
our country that.....
Hey, I am not alone in this battle. It is 
sort of like when the early Christians 
used the Ichthus or fish symbol to 
encourage one another.

 So have a great day and encourage
 others today by putting your flag out 
and if you don't have one....get one
 and fly it proudly. 
 It really is important, and don't forget
just one person can make a difference.

Love, Hugs and
Proud American Blessings,


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Scripture Sunday

Happy Sunday
Sweet Friends,

Here is the verses for today!

The fear of the LORD is the 

beginning of wisdom, and 

knowledge of the Holy One

 is understanding. 

For through wisdom 

your days will be many,

and years will be added

 to your life.

Proverbs 9:10-11 NIV

Have a Blessed Day!


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thankful Thursday October 3, 2019, Fall tables #3

Worship the LORD with gladness; 
come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100:2 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,
Welcome to October!
Boy, did September fly by quickly
or is it just me that thinks so??

So how are ya??

We are finer than frog hair,
as my hubby likes to say.  lol

Been a good week, have some-
thing we are looking forward 
to and will share it with you
next week.......

Pictures today are of another Fall 
Table past, think it was a brunch 
table probably.....

  So on with my post.

Thankful for a trip to Sam's club
and dinner out at Carrabba's Italian.
Delicious as always.

Thankful for MacDonalds hot 
fudge sundae's.  They are delicious,
cheap and just the right size.

Thankful we got to watch our furry
Granddaughter dog, Lola for 4 days
  We haven't seen her in awhile, so it 
was fun loving on and enjoying her
  She is just the sweetest and most 
lovey lil dog.

Thankful that our contractor came
 this weekend....finally.  He did 
caulking and painting. We are so
ready for this shed to be finished.

Thankful for some yard work
in our back yard, we got done 
this weekend.
Just getting started, but looking
forward to doing it once it gets
a lil bit cooler. It was overcast
so that made it not so bad.

Thankful for some other berries
we have in our backyard, that
are so pretty.  We had to prune
them, so brought some branches
in and made an arrangement,
not sure how long it will last
but figured I would enjoy them
for as long as they last. I just
love all sorts of berries but
 especially those that grow wild.
They are just so neat, and like
finding lil treasures. We have
always had these berries but
I have no idea what they are
called but we had a bumper
crop this year.

Did some research online and
think they are called "Yaupon
Holly",  they really look more
Christmasy than Fallish but 
they are pretty so that's all

Thankful for all of God's 
amazing creations, people,
animals and plant life etc.
All His creativity is just
so amazing and fascinating.

Thankful that my nephew and
his wife think they found out 
the culprit to why she hasn't
 been feeling well almost the 
whole time since they got here.  
They are temporarily renting a
 house and they found mold.
So hoping cleaning that up
will solve the problem.

Thankful for more cards
added to our website.  We
are 81% of the way there

Thankful for nachos from
Applebees, they are just on
the appetizers list but they
are really good. We have
had the chicken and the
beef, my fav is the chicken
but the beef are great too!

#11 and 12
Thankful that we got to
have lil darling all day since
she was out of school this
week for Fall break. We had
a great time with her, and
Thankful that at the end of the
day she even got to see her lil 
friend next door and they were
both thrilled, as it has been quite
 awhile since they have been
 able to get together.

Well, that's all folks.........

as Porky Pig would say!!  lol

Thanks for your visit......

Hope you have a Lovely
Friday and Weekend,
Keep your light shining

Love, Hugs and 

October Blessings,


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Scripture Sunday

Happy Sunday
Sweet Friends,

Here's the verse of the day!

anxiety weighs down the heart,
 but a kind word cheers it up.

Proverbs 12:25 NIV

Be sure to speak some kind words
and cheer someone up today.

Have a lovely and restful day,

Hugs, Nellie

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thankful Thursday Sept. 26, 2019, another Fall table from the past #2

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
 let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Psalm 96:11 NIV

Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you are having a great week!

Ours has been good, rather quiet
and uneventful, which is fine. lol
We are having just a slight bit of 
coolness at times, early in the morn
 and in the evening as our temp are
 starting to come down ever so slowly, 
but it is an exciting promise of  
things to come, for sure.

Pictures today are from another
Fall table from the past.
 Think this one was actually
 a Thanksgiving Table.

So on with my Thankfuls.....

Thankful to hear in the news
that they busted over a hundred
people in Ohio that were involved
in Sex Trafficking of Children.
Unbelievable who some of the
people are, that were involved.

Thankful we found a playing
card holder for lil darling, as
we were playing go fish last
Thursday and it is just too
hard and frustrating for her
 to hold the cards in her lil
 hands. So this should solve
that problem.

Thankful for a lot of loose
ends that we got tied up or
finished on Saturday. Which is
 always a feeling of satisfaction.

Thankful for a really good
sermon from our Pastor on
Sunday, that really resonated
with me.  

Thankful for a fun lunch out
with our friends, and her Dad
and another sweet lady on Sun-
day after church to Applebees.
  Haven't been there for a long
 time, and was nice to have her
Dad join us again, as he has
been gone all summer, and also
the other lady, she is such a
sweetie too.

Thankful to find out we still have at
 least one Tea room around our area.
 Lil darling went to one they had for
 a birthday party for her lil friend. 
 So happy to hear that as it has been
 years since I have been to one....
and really thought there were 
none around anymore.

Thankful for a good report at
the dentist this week.  Always
nice to get those good reports.

Thankful that I really liked
the dental hygienist I had this
time, and could schedule with
her for next time as well.. My
 experience the first visit at the 
new dentist was not so good, 
and hoping that lady was just 
having a bad day and not that
 way all the time.

Thankful for a sweet Thank You
card from our Pastor and family
who recently moved away.
Thankful to have their address
now,  so we can keep in touch.

Thankful that all the hurricanes
and tropical storms on the east
coast at least, have gone out to
 sea, after Dorian and Thankful it
 looks like Tropical Storm Karen is
 going to fizzle out too, as of this
mornings update.  Whoo Hoo!

Thankful for the great work
of Samaritans Purse and thank-
ful they are helping those poor
people down in the Bahamas, 
that have so much devastation.
It is amazing how they go all over
the world helping people. If you
 are looking for a religious organ-
ization to donate to during these 
horrific situations, we highly 
recommend them, as most of your
money goes to their work and
not towards administrative fees.
You can see the breakdown of
where your money goes on their
website at

Note:  I get no compensation of
any kind for talking about them,
I just think they are an amazing
organization that spreads the
love of Jesus with their love
and helping hands.

Thankful that President Trump 
spoke at the UN earlier this week
and that his first agenda was standing
up for freedom of religion and against 
religious persecution globally.
God Bless this Man....


Here's to another week at 
Cozy Place.

Glad you could stop by.

Have a great Friday and weekend, 
 keep your light shining brightly.

Love, Hugs and 
end of September Blessings,


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