Monday, October 23, 2017

Do You Have To Initiate Everything...

 


Amazing!


Elks bugle
Tarzan used to bugle

Can You Hear Me?

My Husband tells me all the time that if you want to fellowship;
or have company or have someone to do something with;
You must be the initiator...

The way I look at it, most the time it's no problem.

But it is becoming so hard for others to do anything outside
Their daily schedules in life to life.

Finding time to fellowship with others is getting harder!

So the priority is God first
(Prayer, Bible Reading, Prayer)

My Dear Hubby
(Making time to cuddle and to chat)
Making good meals
Keeping the Home in good order
These things make his life easier!

So sometimes we just need to keep things to a dull roar...
I no longer want to initiate everything!

Stay close to home and only keep the
Friendships that are worth making time to show them
That they are special to you and worth the time and effort you make!

Using our days wisely is very important!

A friend told me this morning;
Everyone gets on the treadmill every morning;
And some may never get off.

But remember some things are so worth initiating!
Ask for wisdom in this...

Blessings, Living From Glory To Glory

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How To Be Polite In Your Home And Society...

Emily Post and Etiquette, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

~Etiquette~


The code of polite behavior...

Manners
Polite Behavior
Attitudes that reside in your heart

These are really all character traits!
The Good and The Bad and The Ugly

There are books written on this subject!
But I tend to think they are not on the Best Sellers List

There was a time when children that had parents and grandparents
That took the time, to not only use good polite behavior;
But taught it to their children and grandchildren.

This does not mean we teach our children to do whatever
 An adult might tell them.
But to choose wisely, between using appropriate words and actions!

There was a time that when using good manner,. Was considered
A sign of good standing in a culture of worth.

It seems that because the focus on self worth and how special
We all are to perceive ourselves;
We would be the most kind and polite society in the world!
Self- centered and Selfish come to mind.

Children's first words tend to be such as
NO or MINE

But we all know that the magic words are truly;
PLEASE and THANK YOU

We should all be using these;
And also the words
EXCUSE ME
PARDON ME

Even our tone of voice, has become a bit of a snarky comeback!

Many have become impatient with others!
Many will not even take the time to RSVP to an invitation sent!
Many will not even take the time to return a phone call!

In a world that has technology at ones finger tips;
We can send Emails, Ecards, Photos, RSVP's
A quick Text...

Look, it's not all about you!

It is never too late to educate ones self on good manners!
Being Polite will never go out of style...

Lets help each other!!
Help your children (Old or Young)
Help Your Grandchildren

~Use Your Very Best Manners For Your Family And Home~

When you walk away from someone you have just spoken with,
Try to only say things that are kind and to speak of all the faults!
We all have them!

~If you have nothing nice to say, please say nothing at all~

Being polite is a heart issue!

What might be a good manner that you are working on?

Truly Thankful For Each And Everyone One Of You...

Living From Glory To Glory Blog











Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Grand Mothers Blue and White Stoneware...


Blue and White Antique Stoneware, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...


Vintage Blue And White Stoneware...

I have so many memories from this set of canisters;
They were all in my Grandmother's kitchen!
They were all used everyone of them!
There are 16 of them!
There is smaller ones for the spices and one for rock salt.

I have had this set from the first year I was married!
I once had a friend's sister come out to the house;
And she had an antique store in Kansas.
She told me she has never seen a complete set of this canisters!
Only two of them have a chuck missing on the top.
But I still have the little broken pieces of them!

I think many of us have such fond memories of those special things either from 
Our grandparents or our parents' homes.

I love my things that have sentimental value...
I find comfort in them!

I do not think I would be very good at having to live a lifestyle of
Less is More...
No, not me!

I love my books and my doilies and my tablecloths!
I have more tea cups and tea pots, then you need!

I love having seasonal decor and decorations to display!

Living in a warehouse for many is so popular!
Not me, I prefer a cottage and a home that is filled with love!
And my stuff...

Pretties are important to me!
Not that I couldn't live without them.
But since I can have them, I enjoy them!

As I believe you can make a home lovely with pretty things!
But clutter and just junky stuff is not good for anyone.

I ask myself;
Do You love this?
Does it carry wonderful memories?
Is it worth, the space it takes up?

P.S. Just a thought;
Do you ever go back to a blog and to see if the author has
left a reply to your comment?
I now have a new comment section with a reply response;
So I may be using it to respond!
Tell me what you think!!


Blessings, Roxy
Living From Glory To Glory









Monday, October 9, 2017

Are You Feeling a Bit Like A Dried Out Rose...


Dried Roses, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Dried Roses...

I am having my Blog updated this week on a few new things!
My designer has just added a few more Roses to my header!
Do You Like It?
Really can you ever have to many Roses
(Don't even answer that one)

When I have been given a bouquet of Roses;
I take super good care of them, change the water every other day!
I add a little bit of sugar to the water!
But when I first get them, I give them a little bit of a snip off the bottom.

I think you can always do a little bit of dried rose decorating around your home!

Sometimes I like just placing a dried rose in front of a photo;
Especially our wedding photo and our two grown child's wedding photos!

I have a few in my china hutch that are extra special that I have saved!

But sometimes they just start to look dusty and faded;
So then I have to throw them away.

Do you ever just buy yourself flowers?
I do once in awhile.
I find that arranging flowers in a pretty vase inspires me!
Sometimes they are fresh and other times they are wild ones.
And I so enjoy dried Roses, but I enjoy the ones you purchase Fake
Plastic ones at its best, they look so real now days.

I wanted to mention if you're ever interested in a great Web designer;
Look at this  Shabby Creations Shop!



Are you weary and feeling a bit dried out yourself?

Well, write a list for yourself!
Write down all the things to help you have a better routine:

Here is mine, I just wrote out this morning.

Ride My Exercise Bike

Practice Piano

Take A Walk

Work On Crochet Projects

Eat Very Few Carbs

Drink Enough Water

Check Blood Pressure

No Salt

No Dairy

Sounds boring, but having a list to remind one's self is wise!

I didn't list my Bible reading because that and other things I do
with no problems. These are established routines!
 It is these are pesky things I must do to stop myself
From Drying Out...



Friday, October 6, 2017

What Is Your Life Reflecting...


Fall Reflections, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...

Your Life Is A Mirror...

I have been thinking about my reflection, not only my past, but the future!

Reflection can be a powerful tool for the future!
You have all heard the saying "Love is blind"
But what it really means is that we can see the good in others,
Even when they might not see any worth in themselves!
Or just the opposite; they are puffed up and self righteous.

I have the opportunity to reflect something of value.
What you see and hear and do in this life will have a reflection!

What you look like will eventually reflect more of the heart then your appearance!

I am hoping for the softness of my character;
Hues of bronze and golds...
Shimmering hopes of tears of happiness;
Joys that bring light to my eyes;
Not a darkness, but open to the fragments of truth I glean!

Why is the world drawn to dark and dreary?

Throw open the curtains and pull up the blinds;
Refuse to live in the dark!

Even a very small beam of light can and will make a difference!

All the different arrays of spectacular colors show us that
Each of us is given off a reflection!

Don't think of the dark!
Rather, think of the Heros who live each day to be a help;
And a blessing to others.

I might just be a little Aspen leaf turned golden yellow on a 
Very tall tree, but I matter...

I will be the very best at what and who I am!

Shine and be the quiet tinkling of words of love and encouragement!

~Shine On~


Sunday, October 1, 2017

May Others Ask "What Is The Occasion" When entering Your Home...


Autumn Decorations, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

Embracing The Future...

See my little squirrel on my mantel?
My sweet new addition to my mantel;
Actually, almost everything up on it for my fall decor is new.

I had in my mind to jazz it up a bit this year!
Everything that is usually on it, I moved it to the kitchen hutch!

The honking geese flying over the house tells me that
Fall is coming...

Geeses Flying, Living From glory To Glory Blog


Life has moments of spiritual exaltations,
But God balances them with daily toils.

Lord, may Your Word, cultivate love in my heart!

In these days we must warm our homes and hearth
with all the things that bring hope and joy!

Current Bush, Living From Glory To Glory Blog...


You can take a strand of twinkly lights and place them,
About the living room or kitchen and bring a happy ambience.

It's time to wash all the throw blankets for keeping cozy!
Get the blankets you use on the bed, washed and ready for cooler nights!

Looking at the shorter days ahead and not getting prepared,
will cause you not to be ready!
I want to be girded up and have some ideas for a few crafts!

I have some material for some new curtains in my living room.

Looking at everyday tasks and responsibilities,
we see that not all of them are not enjoyable.

But I am asking the myself;
"How can I spark JOY in my heart and bring JOY to my Father"

Last year I was not prepared for the long, cold days and evenings.
So I am trying to refocus and make a list of things to do!

Our men will have to chop and split and stack firewood!
I will be putting up my warmer curtains!

Begin where you are and build upon each day in this month!
You will be able to look back and see the wisdom in being prepared!

May others look at your home and JOY and ask;
"What Is The Occasion"

Everyday is a holiday...

Thank You All for loving me with kind comments!
And for seeing value in this blog!

Because He Lives...
Living From Glory To Glory Blog






Monday, September 25, 2017

Listen To Your Husbands Warnings Concerning Others...




Flowers are always blooming somewhere!!
Our brothers and sisters in Christ can be anywhere in the process of blooming!
Growing and blooming and just looking pretty is what flowers do.

Flowers are oh so glorious!
God has made so many different varieties and have placed them together;
To make one glorious garden...

Yet these gardens have flowers that just plain stink!

Don't Be Deceived, Living From Glory To Glory Blog

This time of year we have this flower that is all over the place;
We call it stink weed and it is a real flower;
But yet it really stinks!!

Sometimes we just can perceive fall is in the air because of this very stink flower.
But I think of this flower not as a flower per say;
But rather a weed.

I have learned a few things about perception;
I always laugh when I read that little saying on my side mirrors of my car.
Objects may be closer than they appear...

After a few more evenings that dip in temperatures everything
will be turning brown and crunchy.

So the moral of this story is going to be about:
Let's not be deceived, by looks!!

We all have been taken back, when we either smelled something
That looked delicious and found it to be unpleasant.

We have all met someone or knew of someone that we thought was
So very special and desired to be friends with them.
To only find out later they were not at all as they appeared to be!

This is where I want to teach a little piece of wisdom that I have learned!
Remember back at the first time when you met someone that you
just thought they were really special, and your very own Husband
Said you know, I am not too sure about the girl;
There is just something about her that seems wrong!
WARNING

But at first you didn't heed his advice;
Look back...
He was right all along!

I want to say this, that our husbands want us to be protected!
So if and when he gives you this check, tell him this;
You know, honey, I will be watchful and keep my guard up.

My Hubby has been right about every person that has come into my life;

 That they were not going to be who I had preconceived them to be!

But now I listen and I watch and wait!

As a keeper of the home we must guide it daily;
And that requires us to be wise in who you share your
Lives and personal information with!!

Better to be slow and cautious...

Building friendships will cost you something!
Be wise!!



Blessings To Y'all
Roxy
Living From Glory To Glory



Friday, September 22, 2017

Anxiety Verses Faith...


Run For The Gusto, Anxiety verses faith, Living from glory to glory blog...


Run for the gusto...

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God
~Psalms 20:7~

Anxiety verses Faith

Seems like a no brainer;
But as you are all well aware of the days we live in;
I think they are what the Bible calls perilous days...

But, we still must take control over what we see and hear;
Over exposure will cause harm to a person's soul
(Mind, will and emotions)

Are you working each day to keep your heart and home in
Complete trust in the Fathers provisions?
We must do the work and not become lazy!

I am learning to live in an hourly dependence on God!

He will give us strength!
He will give us wisdom and our resources!

Remember....
~What is truly needed~

Do you want to be reminded of the murders and the wars?
Do you want to hear and talk of all the suffering and pain?
Innocence is lost through worldly thinking in its ways!

You want to run with the big guys?
Or
Stay in a place where you are able to pray and to make
A real safe haven in a world that has gone evil!

Look, if you want what the world wants;
You can go work for it...
Take all your precious hours and days and get it all!
After all, whoever dies with the most toys wins; "right?"

So we have a choice here
We can live in anxiety and suffer the ills of your health and miss
The sweet opportunities God gives you,
 Because you have
 Chosen the hustle and bustle of the chariots on the highways and byways.

But Faith, if you will but trust in this perfect design
Of the harmony of body and soul as you allow the Holy Spirit,
To lead and guide you hour by hour!

You will find rest and will be able to run with gusto for what really matters!

Always, I share my heart and my desire is to encourage you in
Your journey and walk with Christ!
Yet, to be able to have the strength to run with gusto!

~~~~~~~~~

~Gather all the lovely and sweet things thy Lord has provided for you~

Sending you all a Happy Blessed Day
Love,
 Living From Glory To Glory