Friday, February 26, 2016

Our Prayers Never Die

If you heard a crazy lady squealing with delight yesterday, it was me !!

I finally hung my new curtains and I love them!  The pictures do not do them justice.

They just make the whole room brighter.

I had a wonderful time at GLOW Wednesday, the ladies made my birthday so special.
I loved when they brought out my cake, the candles were the number candles and I was seeing the 'back'  which looked like 17.  I was laughing, telling them I would take that age!!

You know what?  I really wouldn't, I've already been 17, I'm happy to be 71.

shhhhh...don't tell anyone I said that !!

They gave me the most beautiful cross with a beautiful story to go with it ~

We've been meeting at the same restaurant since last summer and we have had the same waitress all these months.  She is a wonderful young woman and we've adopted her!  Yes, we have.   With great sadness I tell you that her hubby was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in November.  Of course he's not able to work but he has been making these beautiful crosses.  It's very hard to see, but there's a crown of thorns draped on the top.  This cross will always be very special to me, not just because it's so pretty, but because of the very special people it will always remind me of  ~ AND  because it's a beautiful reminder of the shed blood of my Savior, Jesus Christ.

We also had a great study from
The Circle Maker,
sharing a few lines from Chapter 3

Our prayers never die

You've got to define the promises God wants you to stake claim to, the miracles God wants you to believe for, and the dreams God wants you to pursue. Then you need to keep circling until God gives you what He wants and He wills.  That's the goal.

Well developed faith results in well-defined prayers, and well-defined prayers result in a well lived life.

The more faith you have, the more specific your prayers will be.  And the more specific your prayers are, the more Glory God receives.

Potential is God's gift to us; what we do with it is our gift back to God.

And I love this one...

Success is living life with such authentic integrity that those who know me best actually respect me most.

Linking With Deb at
Breathing in Grace for
Friday Foto Friends

Until Next Time
Living, Loving, Laughing
Walking with the Lord.


  1. Love your pretty red curtains,Mary!

  2. What a very beautiful cross, and so meaningful with the knowledge that it was made by hand by a friend.
    Lovely curtains!

  3. Your curtains do look so nice and brighten the room. The cross is extra special and will be a great reminder of times spent with friends.

  4. Oh, I just love those curtains!!! They look so good! Your home is so....homey!!! ;-) And, that cross. What a precious birthday gift, but the meaning and where it came from is so special. I know you'll never forget that. Thanks, Friend, for linking up and ALWAYS being so supportive of me in my "moods". ;-) HOPE you and Mr. D have a great weekend.

  5. Beautiful meaningful and wonderful. Thank you for sharing that. And yes! I love your curtains too! Bright and cheery red checks! Delightful! Glad you've had a wonderful birthday week with family and friends. You are a blessing to so many. Thank you for being a part of our life here in cyberspace as well!

  6. In love your new curtains! It really is amazing how just a simple change like that can make the entire room feel new! The cross you received is just lovely, as is the story behind it. I said a prayer for your friend's husband.

  7. I do love your curtains! So pretty. The cross is beautiful and what a beautiful reminder of friendship.

  8. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet friend...and I loveeeeeeeeeeee the curtains, did you get them from Country Curtains?

  9. Happy birthday! I love that cross and I know you will treasure it. Those curtains are so pretty! I will have to think about check for my kitchen windows, now!

    Grace & Peace

  10. That is a beautiful cross and such a thoughtful gift. I'm sure you'll treasure it for a long time.


  11. A simply heart-filling, encouraging post. Your attitude is Life!

  12. Great curtains. So pretty. The cross is beautiful.

  13. That is quite a cross, how lovely a gift. And those curtains are sure to make all who see them smile.


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