Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving ~ Giving Thanks for Gods Abundant Blessings

Another Thanksgiving ~ Another Year to be Thankful for the Blessings in our Lives.
No matter what road you have traveled this year .. no matter what the journey, be it filled with Joy or filled with sorrow "Give Thanks"
This Year has been full for us here at Sweet Magnolias Farm. It's been a year filled with both Joy and Sorrow. If you truly live life to the fullest you cannot escape the overflowing Joy and Happiness it can posess ..Nor can you escape the deep and certain sorrow's that will make their way throughout your journey of life either.
Both the Good and the Bad are part of living. Life is like the vows of a marriage
 " For Better or Worse".
But the beauty of both is that you can "Give Thanks" in both.
Today as I do each day of my life .. I once again Give Thanks for each thing that has come my way thus far this year.
From The Love of my Family ... the Joy of Friends ... the sweet unconditional Love of our Sweet Flossie ... A place to call home ... The warmth of a bed .. the comfort of a full stomach... the luxury of transportation ... good health ...Blessings of our Business Growing and so much more... to the Sorrows of a critically ill family member ... the deep concern of my Dad's health ... and other personal sorrows ....
I give thanks for them All !
Each one transforms my life .. each one helps me to be more thankful, more understanding, more compassionate, more giving, more loving, more of everything that is good and truly isn't that what we all would like to be more of everything that is good.
 As you enjoy Going back Home ... this Thanksgiving ..
Visiting Grandma's House ...
Spending it With Good Friends ...

Gathering at your own table ... as we do here at the Farmhouse ...
"Let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name" (Hebrews 13:15).

It' not difficult to find just the simplest of things to be Thankful for ...

 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm 107:21

Thank You to all our Blog Followers .. we are so thankful you enjoy our blog.

Thank You to all of our Friends that support us throughout the year with kindness and encouragement.

Thank You to all of our customers who have supported our small business we appreciate you more than you'll ever know !

Thank You to my Family who has Loved, and Supported me through my Journey in Life.

Thank You to all the Doctors and Nurses and Medical Help that each day care for people like My Dad and give of themselves to see that he is refreshed from sickness to health ... and for the caregivers that take care of critically ill patients .. you all have the true heart of giving.

and Lastly and Most Importantly.

Thank You Lord for all the above

Wishing you all a Beautiful Thanksgiving .. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

You Can Help ..

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them.
For 35 years, Samaritan's Purse has followed Christ's command by aiding the world's poor, sick, and suffering.
Samaritan's Purse is already in the Phillipines giving Aid in every way possible ..
It's hard to imagine as we sit in the warmth of our homes ..or take a warm shower , sleep in a warm bed or have a warm meal .. what it really means to not have any of those comforts and to not see a future with them  let alone the simpler things such as a pair of shoes or a hair brush or shampoo ...
To live through such a catastrophic event must be overwhelming to every sense of the body and mind and the desire for help must be so great.
Sweet Magnolias Farm supports Samaritan's Purse by Franklin Graham, it's a wonderful organization that has been trusted for years and has the heart of a servant to do for and help others.
As I have said before ..helping doesn't mean giving hundreds of dollars means offering up what you can ..and that means even if you can spare $1- then you have helped someone else ..and what a great and beautiful thing that is to help someone in need ..
You can click HERE  to be directed to the Samaritan's Purse Online Donation page..
They have a Phillipines Emergency Relief box  just put in your dollar amount and then click add and it will direct you to a checkout page where you can pay by CC, or via your bank account or it allows you to send payment.
Wishing you all a Beautiful Sunday Afternoon .. and a Happy Veterans Day and a Lovely Week ahead !

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Hello Dear Sweet Friends ...

Well .. Hello you all ...
It's been a while since I've posted and there's good reason !
As the above say's I've been having Courage .. trying not to be afraid and definitely not being dismayed because Amen to the fact that the Lord is with me wherever I go !
I mentioned several months back about my Dad being ill .. Well since my Parents and I share a home we share every bit of our lives together like a good old married couple .. the good and the bad ..
So Dad had to have as the Dr. put it a Major Major surgery ... and what was supposed to be about a 3 to 5 day hospital stay ..ended up 8 days and then after less than 48 hours of being home... back to the ER with Fever and Chills for another 6 day stay in the hospital while they treated him for an infection...
So all that to say my days of blogging have been on hold for a really good reason ..
Right now we are just catching up with work and home and hope to be back to posting in the next few weeks ..!
I've missed chatting with you all and look forward to doing so real soon again ..
Oh and Yes Dad's doing good now .. He has about 6 weeks of recovery left ahead of him but he's healing and that's the important part he can eat again after 6 months of nothing but ensure and white bread .. that's making the man smile ..would me too !
Wishing you all a Beautiful Week and a Happy Fall !