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Month: February 2017

Bright, Bright Sun Shiny Day

By Libby Williams / February 28, 2017

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”  John 8:12 Do you remember the last time you were distraught over something?  How did you encourage yourself?  Or did someone…

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5 Ways to Bring Cheer To Your Home

By Lisa Rippy / February 24, 2017

Cheer. That is such a wonderful word to describe a home, isn’t it? Cheerful. Cheering. Cheeriness. Cheerly. When used in the form of a noun, it means “optimism, happiness and confidence.” An example of cheer as a noun is, “His dad was full of cheer as he watched his son play…

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Where the Seed Falls

By Libby Williams / February 23, 2017

Matthew 13:3-9 “And he spoke many things to them in parables, saying:  “Behold, a sower went out to sow; And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.  Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they…

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The Fabric of our Lives

By Libby Williams / February 22, 2017

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.  Psalm 139:14 While preparing for a Spring women’s retreat; I began to think about the fabrics we wear and use; the cottons, the polyesters, the wools, the nylons and…

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Casual, Elegant, or Blissfully Beautiful Bohemian

By Lisa Rippy / February 21, 2017

When you think Bohemian, is this what comes to mind? \ Color layered with color, natural elements, plenty of patterns and textures? All coming together for one “look at me” assembly?  Or maybe something more along the lines of … Again, plenty of colors, textures, patterns, but at least now…

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A Porch With a Purpose

By Libby Williams / February 21, 2017

“And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people.  And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch.”  Acts 5:12 When you have time; read all of Acts 5 to enjoy the whole story of Solomon’s Porch. Porches have a purpose.  Some…

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Celebrating Our Us

By Lisa Rippy / February 20, 2017

Us. For Rip and me, that two letter word is more than the trending use of it that we see in TV programs or hear in songs. For Rip and me, that two letter word holds more weight, more meaning, more value and more truth than any word that we…

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3 Tips for Working With Patterns

By Lisa Rippy / February 17, 2017

In my earlier blog post, “My Predictions for 2017 Decor’ Trends,” I shared some of what I see coming in 2017 – just having a little fun with some personal predictions. Some being, 1) seeing more hues of blue, 2) plenty of textures, 3) very eclectic decorating styles, 4) more use…

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In The Middle of the Storm

By Libby Williams / February 16, 2017

“Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.”  Exodus 19:16 “God’s been good…

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Bringing Fresh Life To a Home

By Lisa Rippy / February 15, 2017

As I walked into the Markle’s home, I was greeted by a homemaker who I could clearly see loved making home. The way she mixed trending with traditional, floral with funky, rustic cottage with classy chic was just interesting to me because it really helped me “get to know her.”…

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