Month: February 2019

living small

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3 Contentment Cottage is founded on these words from Psalm 84. “Even the Sparrow Finds a Home” You may be asking, “Why?”Because in the overall scheme…

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what to do

Rain! Wonderful, beautiful rain! The Lord will open to you his good treasury the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands, Deuteronomy 28:12 We’ve prayed for rain (and snow in the mountains) for months. California has been in a drought for years. Last summer was the…

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a gift

“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it but to delight in it when it comes.”  – Charles Dickens Hope your day has been Happy, happy, happy. Living in the worship and awe of God will bring you many years of contented living. So how could the wicked ever expect to…

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Saturday brunch

❤ Grace and peace on your weekend Dear Hearts ❤ This morning, as I write to you, there is a stream of sunlight shining across my desk and steam from a cup of coffee swirling Heavenward. A lovely, quiet, time to reflect on plans for Saturday. First things first though. A bite to eat. A…

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dancing daffys II

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. _Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journal – Thursday 15 April 1802 Spring has arrived in Central California,…

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here’s your sign

Grace and peace on this funny Friday morning Dear Hearts. ❤ I wonder…do you think God has a sense of humor? O, I’m fairly certain He does. Take the Facebook fiasco that’s been going on in my computers for the past couple of weeks. I’ve been messing with my ‘News Feed’ off and on for…

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big girl panties up

Good Morning Dear Hearts Grace and peace upon your day It looks to be a pull up your big girl panties and DEAL WITH IT day around here. I’ll be busy, but I’ll check in with y’all later. It’s time to do some deep cleaning – with glasses on – and that’s going to take…

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re writing

It’s been such a long, long time since I’ve actually written a post! I mean a real, written post. A blog post. For most of the past year my writing has been of the Facebook sort. Now that my direction has been re-focused to the Blog, I find myself with something akin to ‘writer’s block’…

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pump up your praise

Those of you who know me have almost assuredly been instructed to ‘Dedicate Your House to the Lord” at one point or another. It’s something we’ve done at every home God has provided for us since 1977. It’s something we’ve done for family and friends, churches and businesses. It’s something God always honors. But occasionally,…

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