new Lilla Rose clip for May .. Love is

I love this business, not only do we get great products, but so often they are even God inspired 🙂

The newest available while they last Love is … This keepsake heart with words of endearment designed for that special someone at Mother’s Day or anytime. With highlights of rose gold, this Flexi of the Month will bring pleasure to all who adorn its charm. Love Protects, Perseveres, Believes, Endures.

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read more about Why I sell Lilla Rose clips here


surrender and salvation

There has to be surrender before there can be salvation, today is a good day for both ~ Penny Raine

lessons in life

The two most important lessons in life

#1 learn to recognize the voice of God

#2 listen and obey that voice above all others, no matter what anyone else says

~ Penny Raine

message of the cross is ..

“ For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)


spring days and daughters

3 things noted today that I am thankful for 🙂
#1 – 3 yr olds are incredibly fun partners for spring cleaning
#2 – microfiber cloths will clean crayon marks
#3 – my daughters are by far the hardest working individuals I have ever seen, anywhere, like seriously

goals and peace

what were the goals you set back in January for 2016? your priorities, your most important things? are they the same as His goals for you?

How are you doing? I have found that when my goals are His goals and my daily scheduling aims in that same direction I am not only more successful but have more peace.
But oh my how hard it is to let go of some of the things we find important, often those same things about which He says, “it’s ok I got this one, let me do it”

we are worth it

~ to Him, we are all worth it ~
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:6-8)

cows and happiness

happiness is… being able to call the neighbor and tell him his cow is in my yard 🙂

because it is the same neighbor who calls me all the time saying my cows are in his yard,

so thankful to have good neighbors

lovin that coconut oil

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listening and treasures

I spent a good part of my Saturday sitting in a mule drawn wagon (more on that in a bit here) with one of my granddaughters on my lap. She is a soft spoken little girl who doesn’t talk up a storm like some do. When she says something it us usually worth listening to, she will tell you the sweetest things, and she notices things most of us miss. Children are precious that way anyway, but it is even more fun when they are soft spoken, but you have to pay attention. You must pay attention or you will miss it, and it is valuable. Another thing I noticed yesterday was that there are so many things so close by that I have never noticed. We live in a county that was founded in 1807, over 200 years ago. There are some absolutely beautiful homes here that I have passed by hundreds of times but never noticed. Until yesterday.

I learned 2 really important things yesterday.

#1 to listen, I think listening, really listening, is a lost art, folks just don’t do it, and they miss a lot

#2 to stop, slow down and see the beauty and value of the things around you