Pam at Grey Like Snuffie hosts ABC’s of the Word to focus on a scripture in which the week’s letter is highlighted. This week’s letter is X.. Pam has indicated "thinking there aren't scriptures to choose from for this letter SO, how about if we share a scripture that holds X extra meaning for us right now. For whatever reason... share the Word that He has brought to life for you recently." *clipart letter X "The day appointed for the Jews to do this in all the provinces of King Xerxes was the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar." Esther 8:12 NIV "The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them." Esther 9:2 NIV When an irreversible royal decree would have all the Jews destroyed, a providential turn of events made it possible for the Jews to defend themselves. [The book of Esther is unusual since it does not refer to any name of God. So while there is never any acknowledgment that the turn of events were under divine direction, yet one can assume that God worked out all the events so that the dramatic outcome was a blessing to his exiled people.] For more ABC’s of the Word visit Pam at Grey Like Snuffie.
" 'Yes, I am coming soon' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." Rev. 22:20 NIV
It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope— the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" Titus 2:13 NIV)
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward
Pitchers in Fruit & Vegetable Motif
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Welcome to Oak Rise Cottage, the Home of an Incurable Collector!
In this blog I will be sharing my ventures into the worlds of a collector with multiple enthusiasms. At Oak Rise Cottage there are collections such as items with pineapple motif, blue and white dishes and fabrics, tablesetting components, books in both regular and miniature editions, fruit motif items, Christmas holiday accessories, and so on...The pineapple evokes a hostess' love of sharing house and home with family and friends. Guests to Oak Rise Cottage share the collector's bounty -- based on my view that the house should express the personality and interests of the owner.
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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, daughter, big sister to 3 sisters and 1 brother, aunt to 7 nephews and 3 nieces, godmother to one boy, one girl, grand-aunt to two grandnieces, four grandnephews, friend to dear ones scattered across US and abroad. I am also a collector with multiple enthusiasms; and lately web logger. My loved ones are often referenced in my posts. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts about my collections, thrifting and thrifted decor, and inspirational thoughts.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting." This quote is from a postcard I keep on the side of my refrigerator. It shows a white bird soaring against a blue sky.