"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12:9

Friday, March 7, 2014

Daydreaming Again!


Good Morning Coffee1
Good Morning!  Oh how I wish we could really sit and talk over a cup of coffee or tea, or coke if that is your preference.  But since that isn’t possible this is the next best thing.
Yesterday I spoke of praying and wanting a new home.  Well I have been “pinning” lots of ideas for a new place.  After moving as much as I have in 35+ years I kinda know what I would like to have in a home.  Check out some of these ideas I have pinned.
I love barn doors!
barn door1
 
I love old cabinets in the bathroom, would really like to have something like this in mine.  What ya think?
cabinet in Bath
What about a butlers pantry? 
butlers pantry
Those are just a few things that I would love to have in my new home, one thing I noticed about these pictures is I must like WHITE.   However, I’m realistic and will most likely not find these things in any home I can afford, so I will be more or less doing some DIY’ing. 
What would you like to have in a forever home?
On another note, hubby and I are taking the previous owners to the agency we bought to dinner tonight.  We absolute love this place and can’t wait to have dinner there again.
Federal-Grove-Bed-and-Breakfast-in-Auburn-Kentucky-42206-5108
This is what their website has to say:

Federal Grove History

In 1785, General Jonathan Clark (eldest brother to William Clark of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) was awarded 10,000 acres of land for his Revolutionary War service. The land grant had to be taken west of the Green River in Kentucky. His first stop was here at Federal Grove where his daughter, Eleanor and Son-in-law, Benjamin Temple would in 1805 establish Federal Grove, a 1,700 acre plantation. At the peak of Federal Grove in 1840, the farm had grown to over 2,000 acres, had 26 slaves and a sizeable wheat, corn, and livestock operation. At the death of Mr. Temple, Eleanor left Federal Grove and later sold the property to Captain Harrison Wood.
Captain Wood re-named the settlement Woodville and established a general store, blacksmith shop and one room schoolhouse on the site of current Federal Grove in the late 1850’s. As the Civil War unfolded, it is said that Captain Wood fled for Texas in fear of his life. Although there were never any battles near Federal Grove, it was a major thoroughfare for traveling soldiers of both Union and Confederate forces. As they traveled they simply took anything they needed along the way.
In 1871 a young gentleman farmer by the name of James Monroe Hall purchased Federal Grove and the property remained in the Hall family until 1991.
Blessings,
Cindy

Thursday, March 6, 2014

WE Did it

Finally!  My sweet hubby has had a dream for a long time and that is to own his own Insurance Agency, and after much patience and prayers, God  opened the door and now it is a reality.

god answers prayers

  Last Friday we took possession of a existing agency as the new owners.   This has been a long process.  It took us literally years to find a agency for sale where we wanted to be. Close to home so we could be near my family.  But we feel that God opened the door and to such a perfect place.  We find that God answers our prayers when they are persistent and believe he will.

This has been a long time coming, and I haven’t felt at liberty to speak about it until now.  After many attempts and let downs, we had grown weary of it ever happening.  However there was always a little voice that keep urging me to not give up. So thankful that I listen to that little voice.   So back in October when we felt that this venture was possible, we were asking God’s direction.  Our biggest prayer was that this was God’s will for us. 

JesusBearCindySo I am embarking on a new venture too, as well as my son (see yesterdays post).  We are in the process of relocating our office space, per prior arrangements to the sell.  We have signed a lease on a new space and will start the moving process in a couple of weeks.  We still have things to get set up in the new space, phone, internet, etc.  .  I’m excited about our new space, it has a large reception area(my space) and several offices.  At the moment we will only be using 2 of the 6 offices. 

Hope to share some photos with you as things start taking shape. 

The last several years have been  a plan and wait state, and now we are ready to see what God has in store for us.  We have also been praying about a new home.  Unfortunately with the move back to Kentucky in ‘12, we have been renting a small duplex and all of our household goods are in storage. We continue to pray that God will find us the right house at the right time.   I’ll be honest and admit that at times it has been hard to not just “do” something, but I know and believe that God’s plans are far better than anything I could ever put together so the waiting game continues.  God’s timing is perfect.

So as you can see, I’ve had many things going on around here since relocating back home. Hence the  lack of blogging.  I really didn’t feel I had anything to share, I figured you would get really bored with more “waiting”post.  

Blessings

Cindy

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It’s a bittersweet day

Derek's going away party

 

This morning my youngest son embarks on a new adventure.  He is swearing into the U S Navy, and leaves for boot camp in  the morning.   As proud as I am of his decision to serve our country, I hate to see him go.   He has been planning this for months now, and now that the time has come I still am not ready for him to leave.

This past weekend my sister, mom and I drove to Maryland for his surprise going away party.  It was so much fun and so many family and friends turned out in support of him.  He really is a special kind of guy.  Such a giving, caring and loving spirit.  He blesses me.

The party was such a surprise for him, but seeing that we drove up (12 hours) for it was a bigger surprise. I am blessed that I got the opportunity to share in this event with him.

derek and cake

I had such a great time with all my kids.  Being so far away I miss so much, but I cherish each time I see them.

me and the kids

During my visit I got to spend some great one on one time with my grandson Kyle.  Oh how precious he is.  He is 15 months and he really has taken on a personality all his own.  He is trying so hard to talk and if his eyes could talk I wonder what he would say.  He has such expressive eyes when he gets excited.  My nephew who is 5 went up with us, and Kyle did his best to stay up with him.  His little legs were practically running to stay up with him.  Oh so cute.  Each time I look at him, I see my children all over again.

 

me and Kyle

 

So today, as I sit here,  I reflect on my blessings, God has been so good in his provisions for me and my family.  Today I will continue to put my kids in God’s hands, and be reminded of his promise.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Could you all remember my son in your prayers as he embarks on this new journey?

Blessings,

Cindy

Deuteronomy 6: 6-7“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

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