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Signed, Sealed, Delivered...I'm His! Eph1:1-14 Message

My ride over the golden mountains.


My precious ride---through----the golden mountains.

The "cabin" in the woods that awaited us!

If you know know how I felt about THIS table arrangement waiting in the cabin! Nobody planned this but God!! He knew I would need my sunflower reminder that it is not by might, not by power but BY HIS SPIRIT!!!

How great is our God! I have been sitting in His presence all morning, hearing His sweet voice and love for the women who are on the way here to Hidden Mountain Retreat. He planned this weekend for them before they were created in their mothers womb! Imagine That! I am so excited to be a part of it and so humbled by His amazing love and grace.

It is truly NEW every morning!!

Come and See!!
What ministry or non profit do you support that literally rescues babies from death every day in Tampa Bay? So far this year close to 300 babies have been saved from abortion.
Would you like to see?

What ministry do you support that shares the saving love of Christ with thousands of women and their families every year?
Would you like to see?

What ministry do you support that insures loving Christian homes for those newborn babies rescued from death through adoption?
Would you like to see?

What ministry do you support that reaches thousands upon thousand of women and men all over the Nation with Biblical healing and restoration after they have bought the lie of abortion?
Would you like to see?

What ministry do you support that tells the truth about sex outside of marriage and risky relationships in every High School in Tampa Bay?
Would you like to see?

What ministry do you support that preserves and protects the sanctity of human life in a greater way than Life Impact Network?
Would you like to see?

By the Way...Grammy and Dove Award Winning Artist Rebecca St James will be there as well!
Come and See!

Will you show your support for this critical Christian alternative to abortion?

Come and See!!

November 5th Ala Carte Pavilion Tampa

The Life Impact Network Annual Light of Life Gala is just a little over 2 weeks away.

Please make your reservation today by clicking above. Life depends on it.
We need your support.

Sweet Tea has Left the Building!

Hi Friends, Please come over and visit me at my Everyday Bouquet!

It's a brand new blog recently created by my talented first born son Tim, AKA "Remodeling Guy!"

I hope you like it! I love it!! Once I figure out "wordpress" I may actually REALLY love it!

In the meantime please stop by and say Hi!

Sweet Tea will still be here when you come back, just reserved for my "Nesting", decorating, things like that that I hardly have time for! They deserve a special place don't ya think?

Follow Me to a Flower Garden!

Good Morning!

How would you like to help plant a garden today??

One of my darling son's "Remodeling Guy" is creating a flower garden just for me.

We would love to have you visit today and be part of a Growing new Blog!

Give us your feedback! Watch it Grow! We have lots of surprises in store!

A Perfect Day!
It is Funny what makes you count your blessings!!

I am soooo happy today!! I am in MY kitchen, at MY home, cooking a late breakfast that included this!!

Hot pumpkin bread with Williams-Sonoma Pecan Pumpkin Apple Butter!

I feel so blessed today. Peaceful. Content.

My college girl daughter is home for the weekend. I am cooking everything that she asked for, so we may have dinner more than once this weekend. Later today, I am babysitting my youngest G-Girl, Bella. She is only a year old! I love that! The rest of my family that is here in Tampa are going to see "Toy Story" in 3D (YUK--I get sea sick thinking about it). The others are healthy and happy creating things like this.... in the adorable town of Punta Gorda, Florida

I was out of town at speaking events 18 out of 30 days in September. Even though I could stay connected to my family by IPhone, Texts, Email, Facebook and now Twitter, I missed my HOME so much. I could not wait to cook!! Last night we had my famous Garbanzo Bean soup and Crispy Hot Cuban Bread with TONS of butter.

This is what I had for breakfast last Saturday! Not bad but not my home! It is, as you may have guessed, Texas style waffles served in the Fairfield Inn Lobby/Restaurant.

As I have been cooking and pulling out Fall decorations...It made me think.....

Just what does a "Perfect Day" look like???

The following comment came from the personal blog of Thomas Nelson CEO, Michael Hyatt, when he posted the details of what he considered to be a “Perfect Day” from his life.

My experience was what Eugene O’Kelly calls a perfect moment.

I read O’Kelly’s book, Chasing Daylight, this past weekend on the recommendation of my dear friend (and coach) Dan Meub. It was, as they say, “a quick read.” I started it on a flight to Orlando and finished it before I got back. Few books have had such a profound impact on me in such a short time.

O’Kelly was the former CEO of KPMG, one of the largest accounting firms in the world. He had a great life, a wonderful marriage of 27 years, and two adoring daughters. He loved his job, and he loved his golf.

As with most CEOs, his life was very busy. Over the course of a decade, he had managed to have a weekday lunch with his wife just twice. His calendar was booked 18 months in advance. He routinely worked 12-15 hour days. Most of his waking moments were spent thinking about the future.

However, all of that came to screeching halt when suddenly, at age 53, he was diagnosed with late-stage brain cancer. His doctors soberly told him he had maybe three months to live. He quickly came to the conclusion that recovery was impossible. A miracle was unlikely.

Over the next 90 days, he determined that he would die well. In true CEO-fashion, he created goals for himself. He made a list of important relationships he wanted to “unwind.” By this he meant that he wanted to bring closure to those relationships and communicate how much each person had meant to him. He also learned to meditate. And, most importantly, he tried to create as many “perfect moments” as he could.

According to O’Kelly, a perfect moment is an experience with others when time stands still. It is a time full of the present, when the past is left behind and the future is set aside. It is a special time of focused attention and heightened awareness. Interruptions and distractions are consciously excluded. Cell phones are off. Hearts are wide open. All that matters is this moment—the people I am with and the conversation we are having now.

What does your "Perfect Day" like???? I would love to know.

I WILL be back to Blog world this weekend as I am writing a new Bible Study I want to tell you about and recruit your help with!

Seize the Day friends!!

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