She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Quiet Weekend

I awoke this morning to a lovely scene from my front window ~ autumn displayed in all its glory. I walked out onto the front porch to take this photo and within moments a brisk North wind blew in, filling the air with leaves. It was magical! With the wind, the cold air settled in making it a perfect day to stay indoors and enjoy a fire and some homemade chicken soup that I cooked up for yesterday's supper.

I am feeling energetic today and have recovered from this weeklong fight with a cold. Unfortunately, Jeff & boys are all sick now, but I'm nursing them while I fit little projects in along the way.

Today I hope to complete two stitching projects, and begin reading the book of Jeremiah. I've been reading Janelle's journal, Thoughts from My Heart, as she studies Biblical prophecies from the book of Jeremiah. I am ashamed at my lack of knowledge of scriptures in this area and have decided to begin a personal study as I read along with hers. I am anxious to begin that as well. And maybe, some time today, I hope to make my dear husband a pecan pie with the nuts gathered from his trees. I just know that would make his day. Everyone needs a little pampering now and then.




Hope that you're enjoying this blessed Saturday,
Lea

19 comments:

Lulu said...

what a beautiful pic outside your door...Gods hand for us to see..

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Just beautiful Lea!!! :> )
~Karin

ohiofarmgirl said...

It really did look like a beautiful fall picture off a calendar. Wish I could have seen the leaves blowing...I always love that so much.
You have such wonderful information...thanks for sharing. Dianntha

Karen said...

Lea, I love the picture - it's a peaceful reminder of the wonders of our Maker!

The soup and the pie both sound just great....would you pamper me for just a day?

Karen

Shannon said...

Lea you have such a peaceful and beautiful place to call home, Thank you for sharing. I am so glad you are feeling better and sorry to hear your family is not feeling well. How lucky they are to have you pamper and care for them :0) I have truly been enjoying your blog and also have found inspiration in your new study, I too am a bit ashamed of my lack of knowledge with the good book. I took my very first bible I recieved when I was 8 years old off the shelf from where it sits and have begun reading it again. I can remember knowing it by heart and being able to tell you the books in order without missing one, sadly I can't say I can still do that. So Thank you for your inspiration as I begin a new study of my own.
Many Blessings~ Shannon

Dawn said...

WOW! Beautiful picture indeed!

When we lived in Germany, God sure gave us some beautiful scenes of fall as well. Here in Texas, leaves have changed color, but not to pretty. : /

It's that time of year..year of the sickies and it's nation wide...or about to be...ugh... stay away from me all you with cooties! LOL. :-)~

satan doesn't want us to study and know God's Word. We must be willing and have a hunger to learn, to know, to thirst for the Living Word daily!
I forgot where it says in the Bible, but the verse 'study to show thyself worthy' always pops in my mind.
We as saints of God have to know what we belive, why, and where it's at in His Word.

I hope you and your family have a super weekend regardless of the sickies!

Blessings,
Dawn

Linda said...

I am so glad you feel better - but sorry about the guys. My cold has not blossomed at all so I am thankful it is not stopping me from making cards and doing my chores.

I hope everyone feels well in not time!!

lindanuts said...

Truely a beautiful sight.....
Our trees are all naked!
Really sorry to hear of the menfolk's condition. It is not fun to besick...Glad you are well enough to care for them and your soup ought to go a long toward their recovery. Yum!
:) Linda

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

What a beautiful scene just outside your front door, what a blessing.

Sorry you have had sick one. The chicken soup should hit the spot.lol

Have a great day. connie from texas

tam said...

Loved your post both the photo and words-beautiful! You are truly blessed!
Sorry to hear your family is now well and I hope all will be recovered soon!
Pecan pie was my dad's favorite and mine too!
Tam :D

Marion said...

Beautiful pic!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!!

Brenda said...

Lea, That is such a beautiful and peaceful picture, thank you for sharing it. I just love your site and could spend hours here. I'm glad you are feeling better and I hope the rest of your family gets well soon. The chicken soup should be a big help. I,too, have picked up the Bible and began reading again, I have been feeling like something was missing in my life and I know now what it was. Thank you for being such an inspiration !
Hugs, Brenda

Cary said...

Thank you for the recipe and esp. the crock pot version! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better, but sorry to hear that your family isn't well! It's the reverse around here. Everyone has been sick and now I am! Oh well, maybe the chicken soup will help!:)

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful picture and beautiful words. Blessings, Kathleen

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Glad you are feeling better. Have a Blessed week..m.

marie said...

What a beautiful scene and what a blessing to have it right outside your home!

God's creation is awesome!

PS. Hmmmm! Pecan pie!

Katy said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Lea and that you have lots of energy back!!! That is so wonderful! I am sorry all your men are sick though! I wish them a speedy recovery and hope you have a wonderful week! :)

Nancy M. said...

Fall is a beautiful time of year!

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Just in time to take care of others!

Janelle said...

Sweet Lea,
I'm lonesome for TN at this time of year - lived outside Nashville for a lil bit, and fall was my favorite - the paintings the Lord would give us daily with the changing of the leaves were breath taking - thank you for sharing those pics!
I'm so glad that you're reading along in Jeremiah. I just ask the Lord to speak through me each day - to reach out to those who have known him and wandered away, and to those who are searching for him for the first time in their lives.
The passage about studying God's word is II Timothy 2: 15 - "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth". That's the NIV version - The KJV says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth".
I pray that the Holy Spirit will pour out a hunger for His Word to all who are hungry - now more than ever, we believers need to know God's word, so when we are faced with various trials in life - we use His Word as our Sword - that's what HE used against Satan, and that's what we must use too! He will provide you with the right scripture at the right time, no matter what you're going through - happy times or trials - his Word is His love letter to us all...
You are a true blessing in my life, and I am so thankful that the Lord crossed our paths..

Shalom,
Janelle