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Monday, March 11, 2019

Every Day Is A Blessing


I went out to the Art Barn 
and brought in my box of hexies.

 

I figured that I could start
sewing them together . . . 


for a good project while watching TV
with my Steve.


I want to thank all of you 
for your prayers 
and your thoughtful good wishes.


Our news isn't good . . .
but our faith is in the Lord
and we know that He will walk with us
every step of the way.


 I am strong and of good courage,
I do not fear nor am I afraid,
for the Lord my God,
He is the one who goes with me.
He will not leave me nor forsake me.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Again thank you for your prayers.
The Lord knows our needs 
and He is gracious and merciful.

God bless you all
and thank you for your friendship.

Connie :)


63 comments:

  1. Cute mouse! :)

    Love the verse. Powerful! God is so good.

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  2. Oh Connie- You know I read your comment "the news is not good" but remember-our news was "not good" either and now we are three years cancer free. I do believe in miracles and that is what I will pray for with Steve (and you) in mind.

    Love your box of hexi's....great colors! xo Diana

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    1. I believe in miracles, too!
      We had a miraculous Lord.
      Thank for your prayers and our friendship.

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  3. Bless you both as you face this journey together, my thoughts are with you.

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  4. I will continue to hold you both in my prayers...

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    1. Thank you, we appreciate every prayer that is said in our behalf.
      God is always listening.

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  5. This looks like a wonderful project to keep your hands busy.
    Prayers continue. Here's a verse that I find comforting in hard times:
    When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
    and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
    When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
    Isaiah 43:2

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    1. Thank you Mari . . . You are a sweet friend and an encouragement.
      God is good and always watching over us.

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  6. Keeping you and Steve in my prayers. Your hexagons are so cheerful looking... an excellent project while watching the telly and praying. God bless...

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    1. Debi, thank you your prayers, they mean so very much.
      We are both very touched and grateful.

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  7. "He will not leave me nor forsake me." Those strong words should give us all strength and courage. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. I love the hexies! My mom left behind a shoe box stuffed full of flour sack hexies. They are a work of art as they are. My daughter loved them so much that I gave them to her to add to her collection of vintage sewing things.

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    1. It's wonderful that your daughter has her grandmother's handiwork. I know they are treasured.
      Thank you for your prayers, there is much power in prayer and we truly appreciate your love and friendship.

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  8. I will continue to say prayers for you and sending a great big hug.

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    1. Thank you so much, every prayer is a blessing.
      You're a dear.

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  9. (((HUGS))) in this difficult time for you both. God truly is good.

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  10. Continuing to pray for daily strength and grace. God is very present; may you sense His love each day. Your hexies look beautiful. That's a great project for watching television.

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    1. We woke up to giant snowflakes falling. A great day to stay inside and we can, yesterday was filled with appointments, but today we can recoup and stay home. Thank you for your prayers we can certainly use them and appreciate your thoughtfulness and love.

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  11. I cannot think of a better stitching project than sewing pretty hexies whilst you sit there with your beloved Steve. Sending you many hugs of love♥

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    1. We woke up to big snowflakes falling from the sky. We have two days to stay inside anyway and recoup from yesterday's doctor appointments. The good news is that our weather is suppose to start warming up later this week. It would be so nice to have some days warm enough to sit outside on the porch. Thank you for your blogging friendship.

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  12. Continued prayers and thoughts on behalf of your husband and yourself.

    Your box of hexies is so pretty, and an impressive example of your handiwork.

    ~K.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. We can certain use them and appreciate each and everyone that is praying in our behalf. God is good and He is always listening. We are getting huge snowflakes falling outside today, so a good day for stitching my hexies together and enjoy old black and white TV shows with my Steve.
      Again thank you.

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  13. Lovely hexis, such pretty colours.
    I used to read psalm 121 to my husband when he was so very unwell in hospital. Prayers continue Connie.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I looked up Psalm 121 in my bible and read it this morning. God's word is always a comfort, He is always watching over us and loves us all so much more than we can ever know. Thank you for your prayers and love.

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  14. You are always in my prayers. That mouse is so cute.

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    1. Thank you Ann, you are so sweet and we appreciate your prayers and thoughtfulness so much.

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  15. Such a soothing project to work on. You remain in my prayers, God is indeed good.

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    1. Thank you so much. The prayers that are going out in our behalf are a blessing and comfort to us both.
      I am blessed because I seek refuge and put my trust in the Lord. psalm 2:12

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  16. Hi Connie, I am praying for you and Steve. God knows what you are going thru and will be there always . Ted and I are going thru a cancer battle here and I know that when we love someone, their bad times are ours also. The power of prayers from our families, church fellowships, and even strangers has helped us so much. I am so grateful for my blog family too. Sending hugs your way and prayers up to heaven for you and Steve. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, I know that you know what we are going through. The good news is that the Lord is always right here with us, every step of the way. Thank you for your prayers, I am praying for you and Ted as well. The Lord is listening, He will never forsake us.

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  17. Connie, Dennis and I have been praying for you and Steve, even not knowing exactly what we are praying for. However, the Lord knows and He is faithful. Reading some of the comments here, I can tell that you have a lot of friends that are lifting you in prayer before the throne of our Lord most high. I was reading Psalm 121 today. It was my mother’s favorite verse. It is so applicable here. I’m glad you are keeping your hands busy with your beautiful, beautiful hexies. Stay warm and dry today. The snow is really coming down here too. Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, Thank you so much for your prayers and your blogging friendship. I haven't read your blog in forever because I cannot back click from your anonymous comments and get there. If you read this please send an email with your blog address and I will put it in my favorite list . . . I thought that it was already there, but I can't find it there either.
      Can you believe all this snow and it's the middle of March? Our spring is coming very late this year.
      Again thank you so much for your prayers, Steve and i are very grateful. Jesus is Lord though the good times and the sad.

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    2. Here you go Connie. I have missed you over at my blog, but just thought you were busy. We ended up with 7 inches of snow yesterday and last night. At this rate it will be June before it’s gone! Much love and blessings,
      Betsy
      http//:Betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

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  18. Such lovely colourful work to keep your hands busy and your creative flowing through difficult times.
    You are often in my thoughts, Connie.

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    1. Hello Sandra, thank you so much . . . I'm not blogging much these days, but I do want to keep up with my dear blogging friends. We appreciate all the prayers and good thought coming our way . . . it's a wonderful feeling knowing that we have people who care:)

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  19. Dearest Connie, I hope it is somewhat of a comfort to you and Steve to know that many are keeping you both in love and prayer.
    xoxo

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    1. Melanie, it brings us much comfort and joy, knowing that prayers are going up in our behalf . . . the Lord is listening.

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  20. Seems I am always late and last...Connie I think about you every day and remember you both in my prayers. That is the prettiest box of little hexies I've ever seen. The fabrics are beautiful.

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    1. Hello sweet friend, thank you for your prayers, they warm our hearts and bring us much comfort. The Lord is listening and our faith is strong. It's wonderful knowing that we have friends and family praying for us.
      Thank you again.

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  21. Your hexies look lovely. Glad you have a project to bring you a little peace through a hard time. Sending prayers your way.

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    1. Having a project helps; I've always been one that needs busy hands. My Mamma was like that too.
      Thanks so very much for your prayers, they are a blessing.

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  22. The hexi's are so colorful and bright! I'm going to have to go to YouTube and figure out how to make them. I've always loved the shape for some reason, and they remind me of my aunt who always had a box of them at her sewing table! I continue to pray for you both. Your faith is so strong I'm sure that the Lord will listen to all of the prayers! xoxoxo Marilyn

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    1. He listens to every prayer that comes His way, short, long, simple and send with love. He cares and is watching over us; we know that we are not alone and never will be.
      You might look up the hexie shape in nature. Everyone knows that it is found in the honey bee's comb, but you will be surprised to see that it is repeated in thousands and more, things created my our Dear Lord. No wonder we are drawn to it.
      Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts, we are comforted knowing that we have caring folks praying for us. The Lord speaks of the two greatest commandments being: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
      Mark 12: 30 and 31
      We feel the love, thank you :)

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  23. Praying....
    the scripture...it is so true (as they ALL are)...I always thought of myself as strong...not so when I lost Bill...
    I felt so weak...never lost faith..and never could have made it without God carrying me thru most of it. It will be the same for you. I wasn't strong...but with God's loving arms around me, I'm still here...I made it thru...and so will you, if need be.
    I just burned a cookie sheet full of cookies and now I have to get rid of the terrible smell...I am such a goofus...:)

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    1. You, sweet friend are not a goodfus.
      Sending you an email.

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  24. Continued prayers for both of you. Each day is a gift and our God is awesome. With Him all things are possible.

    Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Amen and thank you. You are so right, with Him all things are possible.

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  25. Beautiful colors. Prayers continue.

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    1. Thank you so very much . . . your prayers are greatly appreciated.

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  26. Hi Connie- thinking of you both. Glad to see you doing some relaxing quilting there Connie. Best Wishes. KEV.

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  27. so nice to have a good project that you can do and still spend time with Steve. it is looking great. May God bless you both with good days together!

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    1. Thank you Connie and thank you for the sweet card that arrived in the mail.
      Handmade with love and caring, your prayers are greatly appreciated :)

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  28. Hi Connie, i have faith in god to guide you ,sending my thoughts and prayers. Looks like your geared to create another beautiful quilt. Its such a calming craft .

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    1. Hello Lisa, We are so grateful for your prayers, God is good and He is watching over us both :)

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  29. We are keeping you both in our prayers. I hope you'll be able to keep sewing for your own good and take care of yourself too. I know you want to do everything for your sweet husband. Lots of hugs to you both, Diane

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    1. Good morning Diane, All the prayers that are being said in our behalf are a calming balm and bring us both so much comfort. Thank you so much.

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  30. ...just back by to say I am thinking of you....xoxo

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    1. BJ your friendship and sweet email correspondence has been a true blessing.
      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers, my heart goes out to you, as well, and you are also in my prayers.

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