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Hope~...Confident expectation, waiting with anticipation.
Written by Sue, Sunday March, 6, 2011...


When I planted this daffodil bulb, my hope was  to see a beautiful bloom, so I watered, fertilized and waited with anticipation for a beautiful bloom! And here is the result, a beautiful well formed and colorful bloom.


Hope does not dwell on the past.... Once the bulb was planted, I didn't dwell on the what ifs, I knew I had done what I was suppose to do, so I waited... Let's play what if! What if I had planted the bulb, and had not watered, fertilized and toiled the soil, and I just sat around and rung my hands saying "I wonder if it's going to grow, I wonder if it will have a bloom?"

If a bulb planted and nourished in the deep dark soil, can produce such a beautiful bloom, can you imagine what we become when we are planted and nourished in God's purest soil?

I want my hope to grow, don't you? and in order for that to happen I have to nurture it by continuing daily to trust and abide in Christ, .... Thus the transformation into one of the most beautiful flowers in God's garden. This is His desire for us ( His children).
No matter what we face in life, and we all do, there is one truth that holds true...God loves us and He wants to take care of us. How Awesome is this?

"Heavenly Father, my hope is you, today, please help me nurture this hope, by trusting, reading and being obedient to Your Word, and please help me to let go and let you be the Master gardener in my life."

Blessings,
Sue
Isaiah 40:31~ But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


comments are off today that you may rest, and be blessed in Him.


edited: oops! I made a mistake and my very dear friend Vee let me know. I forgot to turn my comments off. You see I usually turn my comments off on Sunday, so that you might be able to come by for a visit, and then go to visit the  next door neighbor's home, and therefore, you get to rest, and enjoy more blogs. I love comments, and look forward to hearing from you more than you will ever know. I treasure each of you so much, but felt as though you could do more visiting if they were off on Sunday.
Thank you Vee!!

1 comments:

Vee March 6, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Not quite...thanks for this good word!

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~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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