Previously on my blog I started each post with a scripture, quote…something inspiring. This song, this old hymn still is one of my favorites, speaks so clearly and strongly today. Just posting a few of the verses that especially speak to me.

How Great Thou Art:

Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the world Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Chorus: Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home what joy shall feel my heart
Then I shall bow in humble adoration and there proclaim
My God, how great Thou art

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
How great Thou art


Onto my flowers, they are thriving here! Having a great Michigan summer, beautiful weather, and just the right amount of rain (with my watering added!). Here are just a FEW of the many flowers we have. We are still working on our landscaping and loving it! I have planter boxes on our deck rail which makes it cozy and bright while we sit on the deck!

AGAIN… a long break between posts!

So have been feeling “nudged” to get back into the blog and sharing posts….life, memories, and thoughts.

Amazon. Why do I write AMAZON? Oh boy…it’s a lifesaver and a addicting shopping place! What deals…but oh so easy to just click, click and 2 days later the box (or boxes…usually boxes) show up! I’m going to share the items I REALLY liked that we have ordered. Yes, some things do get sent back, but not these. These items are all great products!!

This George Foreman counter top griddle just arrived. Our outside grill was just not working out great, didn’t want to pay the price for a new one, so decided this just might “fit the bill”. We have grilled hotdogs and it did great. VERY easy to clean with lift off grill top. UPDATE: Just grilled Marinated Chicken tenderloins. Grilled wonderfully. This is a keeper!

This Gazebo we bought for our deck is great! Pretty easy to put together (need two people) and comes with the bug netting. Zippers on the netting are on all 4 sides which is a great addition. We love it. It was hard to find a 10 x 10 that we needed for our deck. This also fits the bill. The legs have a plate attached that you can screw the legs to the deck. We also bolted one side to the deck railing. So very sturdy.

Love my phone case. Very durable, sleek, and great fit to the phone. I have an android phone and it works great with it. I also love the bit of glitz is has!

We purchased this last year and arrived before Christmas. We love it. Shipped fast and packaged great. Easy assemble and disassemble for storage. Sturdy and comes with stakes to keep it upright.

I had been looking for quite awhile for a bookcase type shelving unit. I knew I wanted one without a back, not real tall. Just couldn’t find what I was looking for. Wanted something with a bit of style. Then when browsing this came up…a plant stand/shelf. It was perfect. I ordered it. Came packaged great, easy assembly, sturdy, and the size and look fit perfectly in the space I was looking to fill.

Winter Wonderland

First, is a scripture that is near and dear to my heart. Those words: Fear not, I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will you uphold you. What loving and encouraging words. The words “fear not” are in the KJV – 74 times. Oh how HE cares for us.

Well in Michigan we are in a winter wonderland this winter. It’s been about 5 years since we have seen so much snow continually. Saturday was non-stop snow turning everything into a winter postcard. Today is another day of non-stop snow. Of course, more than was predicted! With the fire in the fireplace, our cats curled up asleep, we watch the snow coming down!

New Year, New Intentions, New Purpose

With my new dedication to my blog, comes a purpose with it. Along with sharing of events, memories and goals in my life, I will be sharing of “treasures” of help, that has especially touched me, or came at a time in my life it gave encouragement and hope.

I found this graphic on a site with the scripture I love. This scripture I have used and referred to for many years. I love the words ” the LORD himself goes before you…imagine, HE is going before us to help us in our journey. His love for us is mighty and forever.


Below is a video of our new home. We started building in the summer of 2020 and moved into the house in February of 2021, almost a year, a year that has flown by. We are enjoying making it our home.

The video of our home has sound if you want to listen to the soft music that goes with it.