Monday, January 6, 2020

Changes for 2020 ~

It was a cold frosty day as I walked along the creek
on our quiet mountain road.
I snapped these photos trying to capture the beauty
of the icy covered creek.
Why, even the willow branches were graced with ice crystal's.
A beautiful sight for sure!
Winter is my favorite season and I believe we can enjoy
it's beauty if we go through our days with a right heart attitude.
God's creation with all four season's is magnificent 
and each season has a purpose that unfolds amazing beauty
for our everyday enjoyment.
Thank you God!

"To every thing there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven."
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1 ~

There is One who keeps the world (and our lives) in order,
that is God.
He is the One who causes all things to happen in their "seasons"
and gives everything a "purpose".
I see the season's changing in my own life.
With much quiet time and prayer with the Lord,
and contemplating over a few of my own personal reasons 
I have come to the decision of not continuing with my Blog.
It will be a change for sure, but I believe God has a purpose 
for my stepping away ~ from the computer especially.
This month marks three months short of six years when I wrote my first post here
and it was such a huge step for me!
I sincerely believe that God directed me to Blogging 
and had a purpose for my life with this Blog, at that time for certain.
God has certainly been the center of each posting,
all 201 postings infact. 😊
Having this Blog has allowed me to share with so many of you
my love for Jesus and it has been pure joy!
I have met and made some wonderful friends establishing 
some very beautiful friendships that I pray will continue
outside of this Blogging community.
While I will not be posting, I will continue to leave my Blog live
allowing God to use the postings He has faithfully guided me to share
in the hearts of those who may visit here.
My prayer is that readers will be blessed as they visit.
I see God taking me in a different direction now
and while I'm one who tries to do it all, I just can't, and God knows I can't;
therefore His plans and His purpose for me, are changing.

Thank you, for faithfully following, visiting and connecting 
with me through your most delightful comments.
You have been awesome!
These last six years with my Blog have changed my life
in more ways than one, and ALL my praise goes to God!
"Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises 
unto our God; for it is pleasant 
and praise is comely {beautiful}."
While I'm looking to spend my time going down different avenues, 
you may very well see a visit from me from time to time as I know I'm going
to want to swing by and see not only YOU, but your beauty.

~ ~ ☆ ☆ ♡ ☆ ☆ ~ ~

Each season has a joy it brings and with it's own song it sings ~
Each season represents a new cycle of life
as a reminder of God's loving grace.
God is so good to us!
As we allow Him into our lives, He will guide us lovingly, 
step by step in the direction and down the paths 
He has precisely chosen for each and every one of us.
God's purpose and plan for our lives is always for our very best!
Thank you God, for Your love towards us!



Elizabethd said...

I will miss your thoughtful posts, Debbie. But, seasons bring changes and life continues. Blessings on this New Year.

Patti said...

I will miss you, Debbie, but I can totally understand. God leads us down different paths at different times in our lives.

In my nearly 14 years of blogging, I have stepped away several times. I have always thought the backing away would be permanent and have deleted my blogs, and then a year or 2 later, I return to blogging and wish my blog was still there. I'm glad you will be keeping your blog, even if you won't be writing on it.

May God bless you abundantly in this new season of life, as you step out in obedience to what he has put upon your heart.


Regina said...

Debbie I will miss you so very much!😢😭😭😭😭😭😭
I've enjoyed reading your blog. I'm not sure how I found you. I'm sure glad I did. Please do drop in once in awhile. I miss Stephanie too but I understand needing to step away.
Take care and don't be a stranger.

Evelyn Bray said...

WE will miss you and your words of wisdom and beauty Debbie-dear! I pray God blesses you!

Anne Payne said...

Debbie, You sweet friend!!! You've once again encouraged me through your wise words and submission to God's will in your life. I'm going to miss your posts but completely understand. I'll be emailing you soon. Much love!!!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Debbie - I am saddened by the fact that you will no longer be posting but so understand how God leads each of us in different directions. We just have to go where and when He calls us. Please continue to email me and let me know how you are doing sweet friend. I will miss you. Hugs!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my! I feel like I have just become somewhat acquainted with you. I will miss your uplifting posts, but I know you must do what you feel is best for you at this time.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I will miss your posts, but I'm so happy for you in listening to what God is calling your to do. Thank you for sharing your words, wisdom, pictures, and scripture with us, dear Debbie. God bless you and a Happy 2020 to you and your hubby. Much love is sent to you, and we will remain friends.

Granny Marigold said...

Thank you for all the inspiring posts in the past. You will be missed. Blessings, G.M.

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Debbie, I'm so sorry to see that your blogging is coming to an end but you have already touched so many lives and will continue to through this blog. That is a blessing! Love Kelly.

happyone said...

Sorry to hear you won't be blogging anymore. It hasn't been that long since I discovered your blog.

Joyful said...

I'm so sorry you won't be making any new posts dear Debbie. I've enjoyed reading and seeing the beauty in your words and photos. I do hope we can continue to keep in touch as the Lord enables as you are a dear sister in Christ. Much love to you and many blessings as you journey down new paths in 2020. xoxo

Margie said...

Happy New Year, Deborah.

I'm sorry to hear that you're going to stop blogging, but I'm glad that you're keeping the old posts up. One of the things I like about blogs (over social media) is that you can access archived content.

I'm sure our paths will cross again!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Well, Debbie, things change and I applaud you for following your conscience and I'll sure miss you but hopefully our paths will cross somewhere along the way. Hugs to you!

hobbyloes said...

We all will miss you dear Debbie. It was always a joy to read your posts.
We must follow Gods will.
Wish you a wonderful and blessed New Year!

Sandi said...

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19

Betty said...

I will be sorry to see you stop blogging. I have enjoyed your blog so much. Sometimes I leave a comment and sometimes I don't, but I have read every post. I have been going through so much in the last few years and at times lost my faith, but the past year I have come back to my faith and your blog has helped me to find my way back. I still have a way to go, but I want to Thank you for blogging and for keeping it up. God Bless You.

Chris Lally said...

Your uplifting, heartfelt posts will be missed, Debbie, but I trust you are entering a new season filled with His abundant grace. God bless you and your family:)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such beauty seen on your walks sweet Debbie! How I enjoy the pictures you share, your gentle wisdom, and insights from the Lord! Your blog has been a highlight to visit and enjoy, and will be very much missed, but I completely understand that following the directing of the Lord is the most important thing to do! You will be missed very much! I do hope you will drop by a for a visit now and then, when you can. I truly know just how busy life gets for us. It is a struggle to keep it balanced. You and your family continue to be in my prayers, much love to you sweet friend, your words, grace, joy and gentle wisdom will always be remembered, never forgotten! Much love to you!

Rose L said...

I so enjoyed the photos. I know you will be missed in this blogging world. Maybe you will one day be led back to us to do a special post on occasion!

Pom Pom said...

Aw. I'll miss your blog, but I understand!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I am sorry to hear that you are going to discontinue your blog. I do understand, however, and will be praying for you as you pursue whatever direction the Lord is leading you into. Please at least give us an update or something so we will know what you are up to! We will be missing you, but know that God has good plans for your life and He will still be using your gift of writing and sharing His love with others in one way or another. God bless you, and thank you for being a part of my life here the past couple of years that I have known you.

Brenda said...

Hi Debbie,
you have put both lovely pics and good writing on your blog and it is good that you leave it on for others to read. I love winter too, it is a season where new life is forming within the plants, even though we often do not see it until the spring. May the new life that our Lord is forming within you blossom as we go into the Spring, and may whatever He brings you to do blossom abundantly.
God bless you for your sharing.

Sue said...

Dear Debbie, I am so sadden to read that you will not be blogging, but I am so thankful to have met you through your writings, and of your beautiful photos. I know that God used you so many times to bring encouragement and that you have been a voice of hope to so many, I am one of those.
I am happy you will be leaving your blog up, for us to come and and be refreshed and there will be many who will visit for the first time, thus your voice will continue to proclaim your love for the Lord and for all who read!

What a shining example you have been to me and others, I treasure your friendship, and hope you will stay in touch with me.
Much love to you,

Debby Ray said...

When I saw the title of the post, I was pretty sure that's what you was going to tell us. I don't have to tell you how much I will miss your beautiful posts, glorifying our Lord in each and every one...combined with your beautiful photos of the beauty that surrounds you. You have been such an encouragement to me during the years, dear and that precious girl of yours! I admire your obedience to however the Lord is directing you. I do hope you stop by every now and again, dear Debbie...I will surely miss you in the Land of Blog! Sending much love and many blessings...and BIG, BIG {{{HUGS}}}!!!

Creations By Cindy said...

Dearest Debbie, most of us do not like Change but I have found that most often, change is needed. When God ordains the change then I know that He has a reason and a plan. Your blog has served as an awesome avenue to sharing the love of Jesus. Your blog post has not been done in vain I can assure you. I will miss your posts. I will miss you. But, I too know that some things need to change in our lives and when we fully surrender those things to the Lord we ofte wonder...why did I wait so long. Love you sweet lady. Please send me your mailing address. ( Hugs and blessings to you and Happy 2020. May God richly bless you above and beyond.

M.K. said...

You will be missed in the blogging community! Your sweet spirit and gentle words have been an encouragement to so many people. May God continue to bless and guide you as you follow him earnestly!

Jean | said...

Debbie, I wasn't sure how long you'd been blogging. I think I found your blog a few years ago through your daughter's blog. Sorry to see you stop, but I do understand. And I'm glad you're going to leave it up (and might even post once in a while if the mood strikes?). My 10th blogiversary is this month, and I've done lots of thinking about it and just posted "An Announcement." I hope you'll read it and give me your feedback.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi dear sweet sis, well wasn’t well last month so doing some catch up, and found your post in my neglected email.
I was very sad to read you were going to cease blogging.

I did wonder if you’re well, and maybe that’s why.. however have noticed blogging isn’t as popular as it once was too... more Instant with Instagram and FB these days.

In spite of my wondering I know you’re following the LORD in this and know too the Lord’s way is best!
And so wise to follow His lead in all things. May God bless and keep all your family,

Thanks for being a blessing over a long period now, and sorry I didn’t comment more, and I pray earnestly that God will bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

shayndel said...

It was very nice to meet you here through the blogs, and to see all the joy that you express in your posts and as you share about your faith and love for the LORD!
God Bless you in all the new things He has for you!! May you continue to bring lots of joy to others as you Shine your Light in Christ.
Sending much Love♡

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I would like to say that it was nice to see how you blossomed while blogging. But I do understand the need to do something new as everything takes time and energy and must be covered in prayer. I think blogging is changing and I am trusting God to give you a wonderful new paths to discover! In Christ, Roxy
Hugs, Roxy
PS You may want to shut down the comments after awhile so you do not get any junk!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Little did you know then how important your newly found time for prayer would be - with Covid right around the corner.

This year has been just awful. I am glad to know you are such a strong prayer warrior. We need them now more than ever!

I miss you - just wanted to say hi, and let you know you are thought of often.

Big hugs. And a ton of prayers.

Thanks for your wonderful blog all these years.

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