Sunday, April 17, 2022

Easter Messages for Every Day


"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24 KJV

Easter is one of the holiest, most important days of the year to those of us who are Christians. This is the day that Jesus arose from the dead which is, of course, a miracle.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."-John 3:16 KJV

"If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there." -Clarence W. Hall

Christianity teaches kindness and love for all of creation.

When I was a child, in Sunday school, I remember singing these words of the children's hymn: "Praise Him, praise Him, all you little children, God is love, God is love."

Jesus was the messenger, spreading God's important message of love to the world. He said, "Love one another, as I have loved you." -John 13:34 KJV

So, the main message of Easter is love.

"Infinite Love Is the Only Truth: Everything Else Is Illusion." -David Icke

Other thoughts about Easter:

"Easter spells out the rare beauty of new life." -S. D. Gordon 

"'Twas Easter Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled the air with fragrance and with joy." -Henry W. Longfellow

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Small Business Feature-

Versatile Creations

Today, I'm featuring a really neat beauty shop, Versatile Creations, which is near the town of Glade Spring, Virginia. Most of the people in this area are friendly and down-to-earth. The owner of this shop, Tammy, is no exception. She is pleasant and easy-going. And, she cuts hair really well with seemingly no effort. What's more, her prices are very reasonable.

Also, she has a ton of flea-market-type items for sale for only 50 cents each! What's more, the last time we were there, Greg got to sit in her massage chair to help his aching back. A visit to her shop is really more like an adventure! So, if you need a hair cut, etc. just check out this unique little shop. Bet you'll be glad you did!

Positive thought:

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This beautiful (50-cent!) ceramic plaque is one of the flea-market items from Versatile Creations which we now display in our kitchen for inspiration.

Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, May 1, 2022, Becky

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

First Mini Blog Post!- "Heroes"


This is my first-ever mini blog post. I decided to make some changes. I wanted to write more often, but I really don't have the time to write a full-length post more than once a month, so I thought that a shorter, mini blog post would be the way to go.

I will be writing a mini post every other week. This is my first mini post, but from now on, I'll be posting on Sundays. Please look for my next post on April 17 which is Easter Sunday. The post after that one will be on Sunday, May 1, and so on.

Today's post is about heroes. I got the idea for this post while Greg and I were watching the old 50's television show, "Superman," starring George Reeves. Superman stood for ""Truth, justice, and the American way."

 We really love that show because it has morals. Good always overcomes evil in the show, which is the way it should be in real life. Almost all of the old shows were like that. (We hardly ever watch any of the new shows since they don't, as a rule, support our values.)

Superman was definitely a hero. So, then, what is a hero?

Here are some thoughts about heroes:

"I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people." -Maya Angelou

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve

"Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary." -Gerard Way

"I believe a hero is a person who is unafraid to stand up for what is right." -Greg Arnott

A hero might be a person who tries to help and even encourage others.

What is your definition of a hero?

Small Business Feature: Buddy's bar-b-q


Buddy's bar-b-q is a chain of restaurants in East Tennessee. Besides barbeque, they also have sides, including hush puppies (one of my favorites!), dessert, as well as other delicious items. They even offer Easter meals which you need to order by 4/12/22 this year.

A Carry-out Meal from Buddy's (Which Is Consistently Good!)


We always try to support small business, and any business that has our values both in the brick-and-mortar stores, as well as online stores.

Positive Thought: "...when you feel like hope is gone, Look inside you and be strong, And you'll finally see the truth That a hero lies in you." -Mariah Carey
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, April 17, 2022, Becky