“And the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together…” —Isaiah 4:5 I have always loved the story of Immanuel coming to this planet. I share it more than many others in many ways, perhaps because so many of my loved ones do not see the Glory… Read More God With Us
I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can… Read More Time is Filled with Swift Transition
God is truth. This changes things for me.
I pray that God will give you His perspective today on the situations of your day.… Read More A Different Perspective
These words are from one of my favorite hymns… “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” .
I am holding onto that Hand… From the moment I wake up in the morning, until the moment that sleep enters body, I can truly feel God’s hand on my life. I don’t know why these difficult times are here, but I am striving to learn from them; holding onto Joy as tightly as I possibly can; & Jesus… pressing into Him like never before. … Read More The Heart of Courage
“Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.” _Janice Maeditere While most of my friends and family were shopping for bargains on Black Friday, I chose to stay put and put China and dishes away, organize my son’s closet (he’s away on s Duck Hunting trip) and listen to an… Read More Opening our Hearts
My ears perked up when he mentioned that there might be some “floral dishes” in there somewhere. I have been searching for Red and White Transferware for my Christmas Dinner Table for years in Thrift Shops. … Read More Jackpot On My Front Porch
This breakfast will give you energy to last your whole long morning, give you inspiration to move a whole room full of furniture, give stamina to redesign and restyle your living quarters… Read More The Recipe for Energy
Here at Bluewillowcottage, we strive to live life with all our might each day and let the rest take care of itself.
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I don’t have to tell anyone that in real life, work is NOT always fun — sometimes the boss isn’t fair, customers are rude, and hours at work seem to drag by. I expect kids to complain a bit about their chores, but I don’t tolerate it in extreme. I recommend you let them vent — but only for 2 or 3 minutes, then nip it in the bud. … Read More How to instill a Work Ethic in Your Children
The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour