With God, all things are possible
    Sometimes you don't realize how thoroughly blessed you are until you've either come across difficult times, or walked a mile in the shoes of someone who has.  I think back in my life, and I've always been greatful for everything I've ever had.  To many, it may not have been much, but to me, it was everything.
    I make bracelets, because it's something I really enjoy.  I took several to church on Wednesday to show my dear friend Carolyn.  While looking at them, another lady (Marcel) chimed in about how beautiful they were, and how she'd like to have one.  My heart is generous, so it was nothing for me to give her the bracelet she admired.  She paid me!  I wasn't expecting that at all.  I don't like to sell things at church, but ended up taking her money because she refused to take it back.
    Feeling bad, I came home that evening and created a nicer bracelet, plus a set of earrings to match.  The bracelet I'd given Marcel wasn't even worth the money she paid for it, and I wanted to give her something nicer.  In my mind, these bracelets aren't worth much to me, but they are worth something to those I give them to.  So, there... I do get something out of these bracelets, I get to build a connect with someone and a beginning of a friendship.        
    Well, here's a picture of the bracelet.  I hope she receives as much pleasure from wearing it as I did in making it and giving it to her. 

God bless!
The Constant Cooker
We recently started going to a local church; more or less our community church.  There I had the opportunity to meet an extraordinary woman by the name of Mrs. "C".  Upon my first visit, she indicated that she was nearing 80 years of age.  My second visit was a brief one as I dropped off a few items.  We didn't quite have the time to talk, so I promised another visit on a later day.
Memorial Day, 2012 my three children and I headed over to Mrs. "C"'s house.  Of course I called to let her know we were on our way, and low and behold, when we arrived she had scratch made chocolate chip cookies, drinks and fresh tea waiting on us.  I helped gather the goodies, as we made our way to her very relaxing, front porch which was cooled by the breeze and shade of huge old oak and pecan trees.  From the kitchen, located at the back of the house, to the front door, Mrs. "C" showed me her home, as well as pictures and personality traits of her four beautiful children.  While sitting on the porch, we ate the delicious, warm, chocolate chip cookies.  She told me she had been a Home Economics teacher.  Of course when I heard that, I inclined, "Wow!  You must really know how to cook then!"  She kindly informed me that she made everything from scratch and NEVER used prepackaged items.  Here this lady is, beautiful on the inside as the out... and my mind whirling; "The things I could learn from her!".  Knowing now that she could cook, I thought, "God really works things out, what a wonderful resource for my cooking blog!".  Then, I asked, "So, I guess you can sew too?".  DUH!  This magnificent creature taught home economics!  Of course she can sew, and probably do a bunch of other home making things as well!  My initial goal wasn't to learn things from her, but to get to know her on a spiritual, personal level.  She reminds me of my own grandmother.  She is extremely kind, and giving.  She welcomed us into her home as if she'd known us forever.  She's grandmotherly, proper and reminds me of a time in life which has LONG sense been forgotten!  I can't wait to get to know her even more than I do now!  If I could just be quiet long enough to let her talk!
After we talked, mostly about myself, we walked about her yard and tasted her plumbs... saw her green apples and figs, and sauntered over to her blueberry patch where we filled ourselves on huge, plump blueberries! 
I hated leaving, but promised another visit.  She even offered to come by my home to help my daughter Reese and I perfect our sewing!  God is so good, and He brings you what you need, when YOU least expect it!