Friday, September 4, 2015

Not a coincidence


Good morning Folks ~ Here it is another Friday already, the first Friday of September. This year is certainly zipping right along.

Thank you again for all of your support. It uplifts more than you can imagine.

It is still very hot and humid down here, but I feel hints of fall coming. Yesterday as I was working outside there was a lovely breeze from the north and I just stood there, closed my eyes, enjoyed and thanked God. It was in the mid to high 80’s yesterday but with the humidity, it feels like the low 100’s. I worked outside for around 3 hours, mowing, trimming overgrown shrubs and vines, raking and bagging. Working in the shade was nice, in the sun, not so nice. Still LOTS more to do, a little at a time.

Last night I was browsing through You-tube movies, and one came up that caught my eye, and it was ‘perfect’ for me right now. It is called ‘Do You Believe?’ It is a Christian movie, one I’ve never heard of. As I watched, I was deeply moved, and then the ending blew me away, so to speak. It was an affirmation of what I had written in my last post. A smile broke out on my face and joy and thanksgiving filled my heart.  I am always amazed, and shouldn’t be, at how God speaks to me, letting me know He loves and cares deeply.  It was definitely not a coincidence. The movie is almost 2 hours long, but moves along and keeps your attention. For any who wish to watch, here is the link, Do You Believe?

Now for a few shots around Plum Cottage gardens.






Have a lovely day and weekend whatever you do, wherever you are.



Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~ Terri Guillemets

As a gardener, I'm among those who believe that much of the evidence of God's existence has been planted. ~ Robert Brault,

Learn to be an observer in all seasons. Every single day, your garden has something new and wonderful to show you. ~ Author Unknown


Rue said...

Good morning, my friend :)

I hope you're feeling much better and that the storms you were worried about have dissipated.

Your flowers are so pretty. Don't work too hard!


Susan said...

I don't believe in coincidences but believe that everything happens for a reason, and messages like this one are meant for us, especially when we are in need of them. You are so right about hints of fall in the air and around us. Most of us don't see them because it is still so hot, but we are just weeks away from a little bit less humidity. Hurray! I, for one, can't wait!!! Have a nice weekend.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thank you for a link to the movie. I went there to see what it was about and it sucked me in right from the beginning. I don't have time now, so I'm going to see if it's on "On Demand" so I can watch it on TV with Terry.

You are so right. These Serendipitous moments are NOT a coincidence...I firmly believe that. You are so special Rainey. So very special.
xx, Carol

BeachGypsy said...

Oh I love the photos on this post!! So very pretty!! Glad you are feeling better!! God is good!

Nancy J said...

I hope the cooler days stay for a while. Your hibiscus is stunning, what are the pink flowers? Looks like a bulb? And your lady, a beautiful addition, adding so much serenity to your garden.

Jane said...

I concur that it wasn't a coincidence. As always, beautiful flowers. Have a nice holiday weekend!


Darcie said...

I love what you said, in the precious post about your home being a nest. So endearing, and so true. So many people have houses, but I wonder how many people really have homes.

I will have to see if I can look up that movie, my problem is usually more of a struggle to find time to watch it.

Have a lovely Labor Day, my friend.

Debbie Harris said...

Awww... Lorraine, this was a sweet post today. :)
Isn't God wonderful, good and gracious to us with our every day needs?
We do stand amazed at times, yet we know better. *smiles*
I think I will have to check out your movie. We are always looking for a good movie on those nights that we just want to sit and relax.

You were a busy gal in your yard, and I bet you feel wonderful for having done it all.

Have a beautiful weekend as well.

Blessings ~ Debbie

L. D. said...

You flowers show that they love that humidity. They are beautiful. Our neighbors across the street now have property in your state. They came home to see the State Fair and then they took off again. I keep wondering where they are and if they are in a condo next to a golf course. Take care and stay inside until that heat goes away.

Ruth Hiebert said...

God works in such wonderful ways to bring us blessings each and every day.can't even imagine working outside in such heat and humidity. We have had heat and humidity recently and I tend to stay indoors and not work too hard.Have a great weekend.

Julie said...

Love your quote by Robert Brault! I have always believed this!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Lorraine, The movie sounds so good. So glad you are feeling a bit better and enjoying your garden. Yes,God shows us in many ways he's with us in all ways.
Lovely flowers shots. Have a nice holiday weekend.
Hugs and Blessings, cm

MartiDIY said...

I am always so amazed that you can have so many blooms this time of year, but I guess you have a lot more rain too.

Last week it was our usual hot and fairly humid, but below 50% I think, and we met a woman who had moved here from Florida. We talked about our camper and how we were going to start traveling to places we might want to retire - cool places so we can get away from this heat. She was amazed, she thinks the weather is perfect here, not to hot, and not humid. Afterward, I told Hubby I am never going to Florida if she thinks our climate is pleasant and dry.

gld said...

Three hours! you are beating my piddly l-2 hours.

Take it easy in that humidity. We are supposed to enjoy some lower temperatures next's hoping.

denimflyz said...

Dearest Lorraine,
I have not forgotten you, have had many things happen, I lost mom June 25th, and I have had several more eye surgeries on my eyes, I have not been on the computer much, as I couldnt see well.
I am having problems logging into my blog, so until I can figure it out I will try to keep up.
take care

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh I especially love that 4th flower photo! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

hard to believe it's September...the first week has passed and Autumn will be here in 2 weeks.


Hello Dear Lorraine. I know what day today is and that it's probably been emotional for you. Just know that I'm hugging you and I'm praying you'll find rest in the Heavenly Father's divine comfort today.

aims said...

Hello Lorraine! I've dropped by to see what you are up. Have read back many posts and my heart truly aches for you!
Still - your plum cottage is beautiful and DH will always be with you. In your heart and hovering near by - lending his support when you need it - his love always.

Thinking of you~~~

Deborah Montgomery said...

Isn't it wonderful when the Lord speaks to us in such a special way? I love your pretty flowers; they sure respond to your loving care of them. xo Deborah

BeachGypsy said...

Just stopped in to see how you're doing today Lorraine?

Tante Mali said...

Good morning Lorraine,
the pictures of your lovely flowers are so beatiful. I'm sure you're taking more than good care of them as it's so hot at your place. Your post sounds so positve hope you feel better!
A big big hug for you my friend

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Dear Lorraine, please forgive me for not commenting in a while.
I read some and comment little lately.
I for one
could not make it with the Lord and my continual prayers that go on continually day and night. Sometimes I wonder how can anyone go through this life without this.
I know I am guided, protected and constantly prayer for wisdom.
I know what to do, pace myself and accept this aging process
but I do not like it. So much I like to do, want to do and do not well when I am not doing :)
Take care, your special words always speak to my heart...
It truly feels like Fall in my area and will be in the 50's some nights soon. Hopefully a bad Winter not in my future. I want to stay in my cottage and go no where else :)

Debra Howard said...

I love Godincidences! He is just so good like that ;)