Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thankful Thursday September 29 and October 6 2022, more Fall pics from the Past.


So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7 NIV

Greetings From Messy Florida 

Sweet Friends,

Wow.....Since we live in Florida.....

a lot has happened since I posted last, 

 so since I couldn't post last Thursday,

cause our power went out on Wed. evening

before the storm even came anywhere

near us, so just decided to combine 2 weeks

 worth of Thankful Thursdays. So hope

you don't mind......

Pictures today are from Falls in the


So on with my Thankfuls......

Before the Hurricane


Thankful for a great day with lil darling,

doing school work and visiting and having

fun when we could and she also was able

to have her lil friend next door over again.

So while they were playing we got to visit

with her Daddy a lil bit.


Thankful that as a believer in Jesus, that

 he sent his holy spirit to take up residence

 in my life, and the life of every believer.

 So when God says He is with you always, 

 He truly is......


Thankful for hearing about a miracle that

we and others diligently prayer for.  Some-

one's hubby had an intestinal blockage and 

it was looking like they were gonna have to

 have surgery, but God.....they did a CT scan

with contrast to see where they would need

to do the surgery and the contrast removed

the blockage, so NO surgery necessary!!

Truly a miracle!!  God is so good!!

and He is out of the hospital and doing



 Thankful to have finished up the cards that were in process 3 more down.  I am working on Pastor appreciation cards, and we have a lot of


Thankful for a new series we found called "Raising Bates". It is about a Christian family who has 19 children, and we love it.  It's an amazing series so far, we have watched about 4 episodes now.  We love watching these series with so many episodes cause we are always excited to see what is going to happen with their families next. They are also uplifting, clean and have good story lines.


Thankful to finally have our house back

in order. Finally got all the Spring/Summer

things and leftover Fall things put away,

and the house all cleaned up.



Thankful that we have most of our hurricane

preparations done. Think it will now come

over us as a Tropical storm as the path

has changed a bit.  Will see, as it seems to

keep changing.

After the Storm


Thankful that we took our Hurricane

preparations seriously when our power

went out Wed. nite about 9:15pm, before

 the storm was barely headed our way.


Thankful for reg. candles and candle holders,

 LED candles, kerosene lanterns and flashlights.

They were all pressed into service.  We found

that LED battery candles make great nite

 lights. They were such a blessing the 4

nights we were without power.


Thankful for a early Thurs. morning text from 

our Son, saying the hurricane had taken another

track going across Florida and was going out

 to sea by 2 pm. on Thursday. We thought we

would be facing another whole day of rain

and winds.  Even tho, we did get some it

was not nearly as bad as it would have 

been had the hurricane come over us even

as a tropical storm.  That thing was massive,

and the reason we had so much rain even

tho we were so far away from it.


Thankful that we slept well every night 

and we were not hot at all.  Which is

Amazing in and of itself.


Thankful that most days were not that 

hot either cause we had so much breeze.

I have to say I was dreading our power

going out because I remember all too 

well what it was like in Hurricane Charley

years ago.  It  it was unbelieveable hot,

 muggy and miserable. But this experience

 was so much better and we PTL for that!


Thankful that our whole family fared well

during the storm.  Our son and we all

lost power on Wed. nite and didn't get

it back until Sunday.  Scott go his back

sometime during Sat. nite, our wasn't

back till 7:30 Sunday evening. My Sister-

in-law Susan never lost power, and our

Daughter and Hubby only lost it for 

about 5 hrs. or less.


Thankful that none of us had any damage

to ourselves or our homes.  Only some

trees down back in our woods, and 

broken limbs and yard debri for all

of us.


So Thankful to have our power back

mostly because we were having to

use a cooler, once we were finally

 able to get ice, cause the first few

days there was none, and we are

def. thanful for the ice & cooler too.


Thankful for so many friends that 

called to check on us, which made

us feel very loved, and we were

grateful to be able to give them

 good news about our whole family.


Thankful that we were able to go

to church on Sunday, then out to

lunch with our Son and lil darling

then spend the afternoon with them

at his house since they had power.


Thankful to have been able to save most things

 out of the freezer since we could put them

 in my SIL  Susan's freezer.

Thanks Susan!


Thankful to have emptied out our

fridge before the power came back

on, so all we had to do was wipe it

out a lil so we can start putting 

things back in.


Thankful for our grill which we were

able to make some dinners and some

breakfast on.............


Thankful that hubby thought to pull

our window shades in the living room

to help keep the sun out, so the house

stayed cooler............I liked the light

coming in so we could see, but it

was better to not have the Sun bring

in the heat tho.


Thankful for all the people who work

for our Power Company that work so

hard to help us all get our lights back

on....they are truly unsung heroes.


Thankful that the Lord spared my nephew 

today from what could have been a fatal

car crash. He and a friend were on their

way to work and were in the turn lane

at an intersection when the light turned

green, but for some reason the driver

hesitated and all of a sudden a big log

truck full of logs flew through the inter-

section and would have T-boned them.



And Last but definitely not least,

I am thankful to the Lord for His

protection and watch care over our

entire family.


Well, that is finally it for Cozy Place

the last 2 weeks,  This was the 

Hurricane Edition!!  lol

Thanks for checking in


Hope you have a lovely rest of the week.

Love that we feeling like Fall in 

the mornings, and hoping and praying 

it sticks around for



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1 comment:

sistersusiesays said...

#1. What joy there is even in the friendship of youthful friends! Memory makers!
#2. As the song says, "What a Friend we have in Jesus..." Praise GOD He is always with us no matter what life's circumstances presents.
#3. Praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow!
#4. What a great gift to our pastors to receive your beautiful cards!
#5. Praise the LORD for great stories on TV!
#6. YEA for all things finished! Now sit back and enjoy!
#7. Yes, thank the LORD I a long time ago took anything that was loose from outside!
#8. Praise Almighty GOD, He blessed me to keep my power on!!!
#9. The LED street light never went out either, praise GOD! It is solar powered.
#10. I really enjoyed the bright sunlight with not even a breeze afterward!
#11. Yes, the LORD gave me good sleep. Every now and then the loud rain awoke me!
#12. Thank the LORD for coolness!!!
#13. Thank the LORD for His blessing of my power staying on!!!
#14. Thank you for the trimming you did on my trees! Praise the LORD they picked up the debris quickly!!!
#15. I remember in Key West when we had to use coolers for our fridge things!
#16. Yes indeed, it's great to report good news of GOD's protection over us!
#17. Yes, praise the LORD our church had the power too, (GOD's power!)
#18. By all means! I'm glad it had plenty of room for your things!
#19. Great!!!
#20. Great anytime to use the grill, but especially at this time!!!
#21. My windows are doubled paned, but it still lets some heat through.
#22. Yes indeed. I have been constantly praying for the LORD's safety and blessing over them!
#23. Praise Almighty GOD for His intervention upon their safety!
#24. Yes! I still constantly throughout the day, praise the LORD for His abundant care upon us!!! Love you, Susan

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