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Written by Sue, Sunday, April 29, 2012       cloudy maybe a shower or two, 70's temps.
Romans :3:23-24~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in his blood.
This is what I was before I became a Christian, filled with things that were spoiled , rotted, and not useful at all....... Yesterday, I went to the garage and found the freezer door, just like this, all was spoiled and lost! I didn't give up and throw the freezer away,I could have washed and cleaned it just like it was but that wouldn't work as the spoiled food was still there rotting, no I decided to get rid of the spoiled things,  once those spoiled rotting things were gone, I would clean it and it would once again be useful for me.



Psalms 51:7~Cleanse me with hyssop and I will be clean, wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
We got busy, emptied it, washed,  dried it and it became clean, smelled of a wonderful fragrance and useful,  just like what Christ did for me and you when He shed his blood on a cross. If God had left the sin in my life, it would have become even worse, but He knew he had to get rid of it first, so by confessing my sins, and asking forgiveness, He took them away and cleansed me, and I was whiter than snow, and it doesn't stop there......



Just as we took the rotted food away and disposed of it, God takes our sins away,  and remembers them no more. So the next time satan wants to put guilt on you by reminding you of your past sins, say to him "what sin?"
Isaiah 43:25~"I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.


We thought of blaming this incident on these three because they are always hungry and looking for food, but knew you wouldn't believe us , because they are way too sweet. The freezer door didn't catch, and therefore slipped open. So we have decided to follow God and blot it out and remember it no more. Just being a little more cautious, and double check the door. ~smile~ May you enjoy this most blessed day and rejoice in the "ONE" who gave it.


Your friend in Christ,
Sue
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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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