Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday .. The Flood 09

A few weeks ago as most of you know .. Many counties in Georgia were devastated by floods. Parts of the county I live in were hit hard .. many roads are still closed today due to damage.

This is a story of Faith.. and of a message that was preached at our church the Sunday before the flood. This photo below is of our Church.. and was taken just 2 hours after our Pastor spoke of God’s promise to Noah. I had been sick for over 2 weeks at that time and missed Church for the second Sunday in a row.. so I missed the message. As I was on my way to my Doctors office for my breathing treatment .. I passed by our Church and this is what I saw. A huge rainbow over the Church. Course I stopped and snapped a few pictures and when I got home Jeff told me that it was a sign .. he wasn’t sure of what but he called our Pastor and shared the photos and story with him.


See the beautiful rainbow… well what you can’t see is the river located just behind the Church.. just beyond those trees runs The Yellow River. An hour later the skies opened up again and began to pour.. poured nonstop for the next 36 hours.. The Yellow river turned mean and nasty.


The River was raging … water was rapidly rising.. and roads suddenly became flooded.


That’s the corner of our Church in the photo below .. and Jeff is walking around checking on the rising water.


The water rose and continued to rise … feet by feet .. minute by minute .. til the road behind the Church and the lower parking lot was covered.


Only inches away from the playground it was spared.. but the small Church building.. used as storage and for food ministry wasn’t so lucky.

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Another shot of the flooded road behind the church and the edge of the playground.


Today all of the water is gone .. but the road was damaged and is still closed. On the day Jeff & Ashley went to the Church to take all of these photos ..  I didn’t go .. because I had seen the rainbow that covered the Church just days earlier .. and that was all the promise I needed that the Church would be spared… and it was.


This next photo I shared with everyone a few months back.. It’s the Porterdale Mill Apartments and the Yellow River runs directly beside it.


This is what it looked like after all that rain.


The river was so loud .. it sounded like a train.. I can’t imagine how scared the people were living in those apartments were.



The next 4 photos were taken from the patio area that overlooks the river.


This is a photo of the area where we sent a friends ashes down the river.. This is what it normally looks like.


That same area .. as close as we could get.. after the rain.

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God’s Promise in the Rainbow:
“Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”
(Genesis 8:20-22).


Happy Wednesday Y’all … Be sure to check out Susan and all the others participating this week at A Southern Daydreamer.




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween


On Hallowe’en the thing you must do

Is pretend that nothing can frighten you

And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run

Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.


Happy Halloween Y’all ….

May it be filled with Safety & Fun.. Hugs, Debbie

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tablescape Thursday … Chicken Ware


Hey Everyone .. It’s been a while .. I know I’ve been such a slacker here in blogland. Hopefully I have kicked that sickness that has had me on deaths door for over a month. On my return back I didn’t want to do a post about all the stuff that has happened since my last post .. I’ll share those details later. I wanted to jump right back in on a couple of my favorite parties.. Tablescape Thursday & Foodie Friday.


This is our table from last month.. The day I had put it together I was feeling really good .. but afterwards things went down hill for me and this stayed set up for 3 weeks. Lucky for me though just before packing things up..  it was perfect setting for me to snap a few shots of some peppers a friend sent me. Aren’t those peppers beautiful.. They were grown by a great friend of mine Kristin .. who has the greenestestestest thumb around.


  • Sunflowers .. Hobby Lobby
  • Rooster Vase .. Fred’s
  • Candles .. Target
  • Wooden Candles Holders.. Sprayed white .. Goodwill find


  • Gold Napkins .. Bought those along with other colors for .99 cents a pound at this awesome place in Covington called OHCO .. Twice a year they have a sale .. everything is by the pound for 99 cents. I ended up with 10 sets of 8 in 6 different colors for .99 cents. DEAL DEAL DEAL!
  • Ceramic Weave Napkin Rings.. Goodwill
  • Placemat .. Wal-Mart
  • Flatware .. Oneida


  • Chicken Ware .. David Carter Brown Collections .. “On The Farm” … Goodwill
  • Brown Dinner Plate .. Naturals by Culinary Arts .. Kroger
  • Green Dinner Plate .. Goodwill 


  • The Green dinnerware shown on this one .. is also Naturals by Culinary Arts. I didn’t realize I didn’t have a photo of this one chicken until I started loading the photos .. and those other green ones were packed away.


This next one is my favorite of the set.




  • Green Stemware .. Goodwill


  • Rooster Glassware .. Found these at Kroger on clearance .. for 3.25 for set of 8.


What’s for dinner? Cornbread.. Hot and fresh outta the skillet. Yum ..


With that cornbread …


Fresh butter beans from Suzie’s garden and some of those canned tomatoes I put up earlier in the summer.


Dessert … Homemade Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream .. made by my sweet husband.

Here a few pics of those beautiful Peppers Kristin grew..


There were yellow ones.. red ones.. green ones.. purple ones.. and orange ones.


Those oranges ones .. the Habaneras .. those we don’t eat lol but I do love their beauty.


Are Y’all ready for Fall… I can’t wait to play catch up and see what all I’ve missed this past month.. I know with all you wonderful creative folks.. I’ll be Ooohhh and Ahhhhh like crazy.

Be sure to Visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch and Gollum  @ Designs by Gollum for more treats this week.

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Hugs Y’all,


*Liz .. thank you for all the messages.. Bless you my friend .. you brighten my days.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Met Monday & Thrifty Treasures

It’s Met Monday & Thrifty Treasures time.. What a great way to kick off the week .. and my return back to blogland. For those that missed me.. Thank YOU Thank YOU Thank YOU for the emails and messages. I have been one sick gal I tell ya… I started out with a simple lil ole sore throat that turned into Swine Flu.. then I ended up with Pneumonia. For 18 days straight  I was like the walking dead… I thought for sure my time was up. Now all that’s left is a lil hacking cough.. but all is good.

I’m sharing a few things I picked up before all that sickness and a finished project I teased y’all with before going awol on ya.

On my last Met Monday post .. I shared with y’all this cookie jar. I had planned on sending this one off to Goodwill, but decided I’d try a lil chalkboard paint on it.


Taped off the area I didn’t want chalkboard paint on .. and viola .. Finished jar on the right. Also on the right is a candle stand that was being used to hold a birdcage and it suffered a crash on the fireplace..

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With a little Gorilla Glue .. yeah that’s all I had in the house.. and a fresh coat of flat black .. it’s good as new again.


When I saw this next piece at Goodwill for $2.74 I knew it would be perfect to replace the clay candle stand as the birdcages new stand. Sprayed it black .. and of course I didn’t get a picture of it after I added the gloss black.. but trust me .. it’s darling. And that Rocking Horse in the background .. he’s in the middle of a morph .. so look for him in an upcoming post.


I found these small pumpkins and gourds at Dollar General for .99 a bag and the small pumpkins with the leaves and flowers for .99 ea.


Arranged them in the birdcage..


My Sweet Husband gathered up some of my fall stuff from outta the garage.. that basket has been Morphed so many times.. I can’t even count.


Finished basket..


I love this little scarecrow pumpkin .. He lights up!


Isn’t he just the cutest.. So Fall!

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I didn’t have enough to do the front and back of the basket the same .. so I started adding these jack-o-lanterns.. which will be perfect for Halloween .. all I have to do is just turn the basket around.

Next .. time to toss out the daisies ..


Ahhhh Welcome Fall!



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Hugs Y’all

Have A Blessed Week!


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