hello on a wednesday





1.  The colors are bright and beautiful here.  I’m pretty sure we are at peak now, color-wise.  It is sad to think that very soon the trees will be bare, so we are taking every opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty while it lasts.  I love this time of year.  The colors are my favorites; eggplant purple, dark blue, pumpkin orange, dark red.  A wardrobe in these colors, please.

2.  A picture of Sarah Joy, from a year ago. 

3.  Thousands of leaves in the woods; this one got photographed.

4.  I went to a new Bible study this morning.  IT WAS AWESOME, and I thank my sister for inviting me.  I can’t wait to go again next week.  If you are looking for a group to join, you can click the link to see if there is a Community Bible Study meeting near you. 

5.  Last year, I was walking constantly, trying to rid myself of an awful depression that had taken hold.  On one of those many walks, I noticed a big leaf falling from the sky and impulsively tried to catch it, and did!  It felt so good to do something playful.  I think it was the first leaf I ever caught from the sky.

6.  Anthropologie display picture; I loved the children’s chalkboard (by the arm chair)…this store is full of eye candy.

7.  Anthropologie is selling a new style egg crate; look at those colors!  I’m looking forward to when my flock of hens starts to lay eggs for me.  I miss fresh eggs.  Also, I looked through the cookbook and would like to get it someday.

8.  Sweet, quirky fun for Seinfeld fans.  click here


This old hymn is in my heart today:

“I’ve Found a Friend”

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love, and thus He bound me to Him;
And round my heart still closely twine those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine, forever and forever.

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! He bled, He died to save me;
And not alone the gift of life, but His own Self He gave me!
Naught that I have mine own I call, I’ll hold it for the Giver,
My heart, my strength, my life, my all are His, and His forever.

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! All pow’r to Him is given,
To guard me on my onward course, and bring me safe to heaven.
The eternal glories gleam afar, to nerve my faint endeavor;
So now to watch, to work, to war, and then to rest forever.

I’ve found a Friend, O such a friend! So kind and true and tender,
So wise a Counselor and Guide, so mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well what power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, shall earth or hell? No! I am His forever.

-James Small, 1863



0 thoughts on “hello on a wednesday

  1. I’ve attended CBS for several years and have found it to be a wonderful Bible study. I’m so glad you and your sister are going, too. Thanks for your lovely blog! I live in SC now and the autumns are just not as pretty as the midwest and northern states. I live vicariously through your pretty pictures. Take care, Maria

  2. What a delightful post. I love that song. I don’t think we have sung that in church for awhile. Maybe I will have to put a request in our songleader’s mailbox at church. 

  3. I just started going to a Community Bible Study this year. We studied Amos first, and just now started Isaiah. I’ve always wanted to study Isaiah. I love that hymn. I remember singing it in church when I was just a little girl.

  4. your part of the country is magazine-ish. such distinct seasons …. i’m loving it through the computer screen all the way across the country, thank you : ) happy weekend to you!!

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