Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thankful Thursday - September 21, 2017. Fall decor from the past....


 How priceless is your unfailing love,
 O God!  People take refuge in the
 shadow of your wings.
Psalm 6:7 NIV



Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope this finds you ready to greet 
Fall........as tomorrow is the big day.

  I am so ready for some cooler 
weather but that won't be happening 
here in Florida for at least another 
month probably.  I have been busy
this week getting ready for Fall,
and having a lot of fun doing it.
Will show you next week.

Thought I would show you some
pics from Fall's past today....

So on with my post.......


I am thankful...



#1
that we were back at our church
after 3 weeks of being away, 2 wks.
at my daughters and 1 week due to 
the hurricane.....so it was great to
 be back at our home church of
36 years......


#2
that our furry grandaughter dog 
Rosie is off all her meds now, and
is doing just fine. We are all very
happy about that.........







#3 and 4
so thankful... that Jose has passed
 us by and Dee and Jerry as well, and
also thankful that it looks like Marie
 is gonna take a similar path only
 further out in the ocean, which is
great for us, but feeling horrible
for all those in the islands that got
hit again......so many places and
things to pray for these days!!





#5
for the fun of Fall decorating and
having a house to decorate after
last week.  Have really been
enjoying it as I haven't done much
decorating since Spring.......
and it is sort of therapeutic after
seeing all the pictures of mass
destruction on TV.....and a
neighborhood full of debri left
over from Irma.





#6
for My paternal grandmother,
 Nellie whose birthday would 
be tomorrow the 22nd, I have
very fond memories of her,
as she was always so good to
 me.....she has been in Heaven 
with Jesus for about 28 yrs.now.


#7
for one of my dearest friends,
Vicki, whose birthday is the
22nd of Sept., as well...
She is truly like a sister and 
just one of the best friends I
have ever had for almost 35
years now.......Just wish we
lived closer...
Happy Birthday Vicki,
Love You Gal.....






#8
for a new cookie find at our
local Publix market.  They are
cream cheese pumpkin cookies
and they are yummy and are really
great with a cuppa Joe........
Unfortunately the Meyer lemon
ones I mentioned last week are 
out of season until next
 summer.....boo hoo!  lol


#9
that I am about finished with my
 Fall decorating, so will be hopefully
packing up the spring/summer stuff
 and packing away the Fall containers
Now just time to enjoy it...
  whoo hoo!







#10
for a really good movie we watched
 that is based on a true story.  It is 
called "The case for Christ" and we 
rented it off of Amazon in case you
 are interested in watching it.


#11
to hear everyone in our area has
their power back, it took a week
or more for some of them, and
thankful for the men who do all
that hard work to get it back on.
Our next door neighbor is one
of them.
God Bless them all!






#12
for all the rescue teams, those in the 
military, christian ministries and 
fema and anybody that is actively 
involved in helping those in the
 worst hit areas.  I read where 80%
 of the relief aid is coming from
 Christian ministries, I think that
is so Wonderful!!

If you are wondering where to
give.....Samaritans purse is a
really great place to give........


Thanks for joining me for another
week at Cozy Place......


Always glad to have you come
visit.............

Love, Hugs and
and end of Summer 
Blessings,

Nellie


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Scripture Sunday





Happy Sunday Morning 
Sweet Friends,

After going through Hurricane Irma
 at the risk of life and limb to myself
and my family, and to so many others 
here in Floridait really made me think
 about how very blessed we are to know
 Jesus, and to know our eternal destination
 will be heaven.  I also know there are 
many who don't have that assurance and
don't know Jesus, but would maybe like
 to know Him. So the thought of how
many people could have died here in 
Florida and also knowing the hardship
 many people are facing gave me a very
 strong desire to share some scriptures 
that would be helpful to anyone who is
desirous of a relatonship with Jesus.

It is a group of Bible verses that 
will help you understand how to
 start a personal relationship 
with Jesus Christ!


For all have sinned and fall short
 of the Glory of God.
Romans 3:23

We have all done things that are 
wrong, like lying, stealing, cheating, 
cursing, gossiping, hatred, discord 
and the list could go on and on, 
but most importantly God calls 
these wrong things SIN.  

So we have to be willing to admit 

that we are a sinner. We aren't
sinners because we sin,  we were
born with a sin nature......


The Wages of Sin is death...
Romans 6:23A

We will all die physically one day,
but there is also a spiritual death
which alienates us from God for
eternity, and the bible talks about
a place where lost people will be
in torment forever, unless they
accept the truth of what scripture
teaches about Jesus.

Understand that according to a Holy
God we all deserve death for our sin.


 For God so loved the world that 
he gave his one and only Son,
 that whoever believes in him shall
 not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 




But the gift of God is eternal life
thru Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23b

This eternal life is a free gift from 
God to you and to me, it is called 
Salvation. You can not earn this gift,
 because it is not based on anything
 that we can do, but is based on what
Jesus has already done, but we must
make the choice to believe and
recieve God's free gift.

Ask God to forgive you for all the

wrong/sinful things you have done
in your lifetime and then ask God
to make you His child, so that
you can know Him personally.


God demonstrates His own love
for us, in the while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

Jesus died on the cross for us to
pay sin's penalty for all of humanity
and that includes me and you. He
bought us out of slavery to sin and
death!  The only condition is that 
we believe in Him, and what He
has done for us, understanding that
we are now joined with Him and that
He is our life.  He did all of this
because He loves us so much. His
love is what saves us, not religion
or church membership or our own
goodness........cause we can never
be good enough on our own....


Whoever will call on the name of the
Lord, will be saved.
Romans 10:13

Call out to God in the name of 
Jesus!

If you confess with your mouth Jesus
as Lord, and believe in your heart
that God raised Jesus from the dead,
you shall be saved; for with the heart
man believes, resulting in righteous-
ness, and with the mouth he confesses,
resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:9-10


If you believe that God is knocking
on the door o your heart as Him
to come into your heart.


Behold I stand at the door and knock,
if anyone hears My voice and opens
the door, I will come in to him.
Revelation 3:20A


Is Jesus knocking on your hearts
door???  If so, hope you will take
the steps you read here, as it is
probably the most important step
you will ever take, and it will be
the best thing you have ever done
for your life.  Walking with God
is not always easy, but it is a very
blessed life....as I have known the
Lord since I was a teenager and
have been walking with him for
over 50 years, and would not
change a thing...........


If you have any further questions 

Please feel free to email me at 
Nelliescozyplace@gmail.com.


Love and Blessings Galore,

Nellie


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thankful Thursday September 14, 2017, more Fall flowers


 “Every word of God is flawless;
 he is a shield to those 
who take refuge in him.
Proverbs 30:5  NIV


Greetings Sweet Friends,

Hope you have been having a good 
week. This week has been much 
better than last week for sure.....much 
more relaxed and we are incredibly
 thankful to have Power!
This is definitely new for us......as we
are typically without at least 5 -7 days.

Just can't quit saying.....that we are
 incredibly grateful to have us and our
 family and friends go thru this horrific
storm and come out of it okay. From
what we have seen so far, our area
doesn't seem to have taken as hard
of hit, thank goodness!  Course, we
have only see a few areas....mostly
tree debris, have only seen 1 tarp
on a house.....but know there are lot
 of people without power still. Have
 to say I am a lil disappointed as we 
really wanted to be able to help some-
one else out this time, since we have 
power and in the past we haven't and
 someone has always helped us out, 
 but I have called, emailed and asked
 and gone to homes of total strangers,
where there was no power but no 
takers, and they say they have every-
thing they need or there power comes
back on and I think most people are so
 thankful and relieved that we weren't 
killed or injured or our houses didn't
 take a hit that they have a great attitude 
even tho they have NO power. So...
that is amazing and makes me so
proud of our community.

The first part of this week was 
quite crazy, but it has been quite
serene the rest of the week.
Thank Heavens!

Well, gonna get on with my
 Thankful list..............

Thought I would add some
more Fall flowers....







I am thankful


#1
I was able to prepare a number
of meals prior to the storm just
in case the Lord decided not to
answer our prayers about the
power, but he did....so meats did
not go to waste, and I haven't 
had to worry about heating them
on the grill, and they have been
quite handy, as we have been 
exhausted after this whole ordeal.


#2 and #3
that we came thru the storm
well, with a peace in our hearts 
and no damage to our home and
very lil damage to the yard, and
and our power stayed on which
has never happened in the 36 yrs.
we have lived here (know I said
it before but we are just totally
amazed by it) and it was the 
same for everyone in the
 family.





#4
that they send you tornado
alerts on the cell phone, so
you can take shelter. We had
quite a few as Irma was
 arriving.


#5
for our sweet neighbor who
came over and helped us cut
up all the big limbs that fell 
off our big maple tree.


#6
that we got most of the clean
up done today (Tuesday)
 Our front yard had debris  from
 all our trees everywhere.  So
 have to do more tomorrow,
 but want take near as much
 time.




#7
that so far everyone we know
about has done well in the
storm with very lil damage.


#8
for all who prayed for us and
for Florida, and for all those
who contacted us afterwards
to make sure we were okay.
What a blessing!
Many Many thanks!


#9
that our grocery stores opened
up again today,  (Wednesday).
Although, we heard there were
a lot of empty shelves, as they
had to throw out a lot of stuff.





#10
for a fun time with lil darling
today......(Wed.)


#11
for some Meyer Lemon cookies
 hubby discovered and brought
 home from our local Publix 
grocery store before the storm.
  They are so delicious..........


#12
to be in A/C around the clock,
when we would typically be
burning up in these 90 degree
temps, for warm showers, instead
of ice cold ones, not having to
get our food out of a cooler, and
 being able to see without flash-
lights or candles and that once the
 storm was over, it was pretty much
 back to life as usual in some ways,
 altho I think we are a lot more con-
templative of what an awesome
God we serve..... and even more
appreciative than before, of all 
that we have, but also knowing
that we could live without it
if we needed to.....it is definitely
not the most important things
in life.








Well, that is it for our week
at Cozy Place..........


Glad you could come by.
always nice to know you
were here.


Keep your light shining
brightly!




Love, Hugs, and
Hurricane Recuperation
Blessings,

Nellie


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