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Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday’s Gratitude and Updates!

(Hello new followers!  I am so glad you are here.)

First, I have to report, the first meeting of the Shi-anne Social Club went well.  We fed eight extras….ate our homemade ice cream after supper in the garden, watched the lightning bugs…

I had posted, we were going to take this slow….nothing heavy, just gradually open the doors of ministry, praying the Holy Spirit would guide our efforts.

Oddly enough, God’s Creation turned the conversation to the more serious.  Have you noticed how far south the moon is sitting in the night sky?  Even if an earthquake moved us three or so degrees off our axis…..the world is really sitting at an odd angle…REALLY.

So while sitting in the garden, eating ice cream, the moon’s appearance caused the conversation to get a little more serious.  People are curious.  Their imaginations have been pricked by the  
we were able to talk about end times…. Not a lot, but a little….baby steps.   

(We don’t want to scare anyone away.) ;)

God is moving…

(And yes, I thought about the fact we started this new venture on Shavuot/Pentecost wasn't planned, at least not by us.)

BTW, here is a question for you….

What comes at the end of time

And at the beginning of eternity?

Before you get the idea this is a spiritually heavy question, remember I spent last week with two of the granddaughters visiting…..the 11 y/o is full of riddles. ;)  Answer is at the bottom of the post…the way bottom, by my signature.

Linda over at Prairie Flower Farm is hosting a new giveaway…starting TODAY.  I don’t know what she is up to, but if her new header picture is any indication….it’s something RED and lovely!

Also, if you want information about Purses with Promises…click on P w/ P.  The more the merrier!

I am trying to keep last Friday’s Fasting and Fearless Friday post updated …..God is doing great and mighty things!  Come and be a part!

~ My Gratitude List ~
 (I'm just starting on my 1000 or so things I am thankful for.  You are welcome to join me!)

  1. dirt, the smell, the feel…the new growth it brings!
  2. watching lightning bugs with the five y/o grandchickie
  3. making jelly with the eleven y/o grandchick.
  4. sharing quiet time with HIM
  5. sitting in the garden at the end of the day with my other half
  6. friends who bring blessings, neighbors who can use a part of those same blessings
  7. a warm relaxing bath
  8. waking up to the smell of coffee, knowing someone who loves me is going to bring me that first cup
  9. walking barefoot in freshly plowed dirt
  10. the smell of green onions from the garden
  11. finding not one but two pints of green tomato relish in the cabinet, when you thought you were out.
  12. watermelon, ice cold….a little sea salt….heaven!
  13. friends who want to make a difference in the lives of hurting people
  14. rainbows
  15. a good Bible study
  16. watching a four y/o and a five y/o study the way a baby frog hops
  17. strawberries
  18. wild roses blooming along the country roads
  19. the nine month old grandchild attempting that first step
  20. surprise mail from a friend
  21. rain
  22. a good report
  23. music and the memories it can bring to mind
  24. homemade ice cream shared with friends
  25. the smell of sandalwood 
the answer is "E"


  1. What a wonderful list Cheryl. sea sald on melon? hmmmm now that is something that I am gonna try.
    Have a great Monday

  2. What a great evening you had. I would have loved to have been in on those conversations.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  3. I am thankful for these words spoken over me:

    We are here, like Joshua and help lift your family in prayer...never doubting! Because the Word is true.
    ...brought tears to my eyes today..thank you precious sister.

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