morning prayer…

Sunrise at Presque Isle Erie, Pa


O God of light, the dawning day

Gives us new promise of your love.

Each fresh beginning is your gift, Like gentle dew from heav’n above.

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pumpkin patch

it’s the monday giggles…


and autumnn is falling quickly upon us!

I love, love, love, love, love Fall! 

I love the cooler temperatures that force us into jean-jackets and warm sweaters. I love plaid ponchoes and crochete-shawls draped over the shoulders.  I love the colors of the changing leaves and the sounds of “swish” & “crunch” walking through them beneath my feet. Not to mention the glee at jumping into a huge pile raked all together and the giggles from friends as they pick out the remnants left behind in my leaf-tossed hair!


And of course it won’t be too very long until we sip on fresh-pressed local cider from Fuhrman’s before heading off to discover a resplendent pumpkin patch!

(A most magical place to be reminded of a forum by the great Philospher, Linus.)


Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” Linus


And I can’t help but to think, “Isn’t it so too with our God?”

Most Christians agree that sitting with God

is excellent therapy

for a troubled mind.


Dawn Marie

God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all of the dirt off. Then, He cuts the top off and scoops out all of the yucky stuff. He removes seeds of doubt, hate, greed, unforgiveness, etc. Then, He carves a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see!

Are you letting your light shine?

I do so verily hope you will join me in making THIS autumn one you will endeavor to

Shine for Jesus!

What will you be carving this year?

Here’s a few suggestions from me!

(Except let’s turn those Minion frowns upside-down!)


( Giggles!)

A Pumpkin-Carving Prayer

(To be used while carving your pumpkin!)

{cut off top of pumpkin}
Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you.
{remove innards}
Remove the things in my life that don’t please you.
Forgive the wrong things I do and help me to forgive others.
{cut open eyes}
Open my eyes to see the beauty you’ve made in the world around me.
{cut out nose}
I’m sorry for the times I’ve turned my nose at the goodness you provide.
{cut out mouth}
Let everything I say please You.
{light the candle}
Lord, help me show your light to others through the things I do!


hugs n’ blessings for all the light you bring to me and countless others!


(This link was previous broken…sorry for the inconvenience to those who visited earlier.  Extra hugs n’ blessings to you for returning!)

it’s a 3hugs&blessings thursday kind of day-lee-o!

“You inspire me!!”

…and since I’ve been so grateful for all of those who take the time to stop in, stroll around my site, and hopefully leave with a smile (or two or more…) I want to give some well-deserved attention to 3 bloggers who do the same for me! (thank you, thank you, thank you!!)

I always leave their site with a refreshed spirit and a mile-wide smile on my face and in my heart!

I hope you feel just as blessed as I after scroll-strolling through their site and want to follow them along, (as I do!)

I love everything Vincent Egoro at Live Your Greatest Life has written!  A very few of my recent favorites are:  Don’t Forget to Forget! And God Has Chosen You! And Enough of Just Hoping!  But truthfully-truly there is not a thing he has written which has not left me inspired by it’s completion.  I almost wish there was never a period to be found in his writings.  He offers me a run-on-sentence for living…(in accordance to the holy word of God.)  I teased him once with a comment I left for him following another well-written post….that it was written from God’s lips to Vincent’s pen…as it was exactly what the Holy Spirit desired for me to hear.

Doodlemum is no ho-hum of a blog to follow!   A rendering of sketches she uses to display her life in lovely scribbly-doo’s which are not so shy of gallery quality!  So often I am fondly reminded of similar displays in our own home of “life-lived-out abundantly” activities!!  A few of my favs:  Looking Back!  To Bedtime and Beyond!  Wear something casual..

And lastly…but not in the least place (ever,)  my dear blogging friend Faye who has TWO sites she wonderfully manages  Sacred Musings and Passionate Creative Christian.  Faye and her sage wisdom always inspires me and often helps bring a calming salve to my sometimes weary-soul, exactly when it seems to be in need of some brightening up!  I know you will be just as inspired with all that she does ‘down under’ to spread His love!

Please and thank-you for scroll-strolling to at least one of these sites!

And I hope you will continue to stop back as I am certain to recommend more!

3hugs n’ blessings to all the inspiration we receive, which encourages our love to grow!