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Get Your House in Order: Internal Progress

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"You, dear children, are from God, and have overcomethem, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."  1 John 4:4

Thank you for this September, Lord.  So many new things learned. So much to do yet learning to step back  so you can step up. Nothing is impossible with you.  Nothing.
What a blessing!
Day#277 September's end
This is the last day to throw your name in to win this precious ornament, I got them on Friday...even more amazing "in person". Follow the simple steps below!

In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I am giving away this special " LLS Huck Raccoon Ornament." by Patience Brewster

If you would like to try and win him for your tree this year all you have to do is: 1) Go to the Patience Brewster page and look at all the beautiful Christmas ornaments 2) Comment here with your favorite and you will be put in the drawing between today and September 30th. Winner will be announced on October 1, 2015.

Get Your House in Order: Fall Reflection

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"I planted, Apollos watered,  but God was making it grow and gave the increase." 1 Corinthians 3:6


"Life starts all over again 
when it gets crisp in the fall."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Day#276 Colors of Fall Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Every Night

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"You have been filled by Him." Colossians 2:10

Is there any one thing that you do before you go to bed every single night (besides say your prayers, of course)? I have to have the coffee pot ready to brew, ready to "fill my cup" bright and early. If I think about it in the afternoon I will go ahead and get it ready. For some reason, it gives me peace. And a little excitement knowing it will be there in the morning. I do love that hot, strong coffee. 

And I love the quiet house, the time set aside to read my bible, sip my coffee and journal (and warm up my c up into coffee intermittetantly..haha). I sure am enjoying reading and rereading John 4 about the woman at the well in Samaria. So much to take away from this one part of the chapter (verses 1-26). "..but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14 The water from th…

Get Your House in Order: The Anchor Holds

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"This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's sanctuary" Hebrews 6:19 (NLT)


The anchor holds. It keeps the ship in place. At a resting or stopping place. The anchor holds. The weight of it falls far into the sea and the ship stays in place. Until the anchor is lifted and the ship resumes it's pace, it's speed or it's cruising along the waves. The anchor holds. The rope holding the anchor is connected to the ship securely. It has to be. Whether it is for a short time, a crisis or and extended period, the anchor is the needed stability and the anchor holds. 
Without an anchor, the ship cannot stay in one place for long. One swift wind is all it takes to set motion. Possibly in a wrong direction. Definitely at risk for off course. Drifting aimlessly.  Every ship must have both an anchor and a captain. The captain knows the territory. And the anchor holds.
This has been swirling around in my mind all weeke…

Get Your House in Order: Saturdays

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"When my heart is overwhelmed,  lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2


Day#273 Easy Does It
Blessings, Suzanne
P.S. Don't for get about September's Giveaway......
In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I am giving away this special " LLS Huck Raccoon Ornament." by Patience Brewster
If you would like to try and win him for your tree this year all you have to do is: 1) Go to the Patience Brewster page and look at all the beautiful Christmas ornaments 2) Comment on the  Blessings, Suzanne: Get Your House in Order: Cancer Awareness & Giveawaypost with your favorite and you will be put in the drawing between today and September 30th. Winner will be announced on October 1, 2015.

Get Your House in Order: Happy Fall

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


Happy Fall, Ya'll!
Day#272 My favorite time of year

Blessings, Suzanne
P.S. Don't for get about September's Giveaway......
In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I am giving away this special " LLS Huck Raccoon Ornament." by Patience Brewster
If you would like to try and win him for your tree this year all you have to do is: 1) Go to the Patience Brewster page and look at all the beautiful Christmas ornaments 2) Comment on the  Blessings, Suzanne: Get Your House in Order: Cancer Awareness & Giveawaypost with your favorite and you will be put in the drawing between today and September 30th. Winner will be announced on October 1, 2015.

Get Your House in Order: We Must

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“O God, You are more awesome than your Holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.” Psalm 68:5

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"
-Corrie Ten Boom

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
1 Thessolonians 5:16-18

Day#271 Lord, teach us to pray Blessings,
Suzanne

P.S. Don't for get about September's Giveaway......
In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I am giving away this special " LLS Huck Raccoon Ornament." by Patience Brewster
If you would like to try and win him for your tree this year all you have to do is: 1) Go to the Patience Brewster page and look at all the beautiful Christmas ornaments 2) Comment on the  Blessings, Suzanne: Get Your House in Order: Cancer Awareness & Giveawaypost with your favorite and you will be p…

Get Your House in Order: Still Waters

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"He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters." Psalm 23:2

Day#270  As He leads....

Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: In the Clouds

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"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23


There was quite a buzz at the ballpark tonight about the beautiful rainbow, that appeared in the midst of the clouds. I had walked to the car to grab Luke's water before the game and was taken back when I looked up and saw it! I really just wanted to tell everyone I passed to LOOK UP, and make sure they saw it's beauty. I didn't of course. But wow, right there in the middle of what looked like a black cloud was a rainbow, sunlight and a blue sky peaking out above the clouds.
Isn't that just like the Lord? To remind us of His faithfulness, in any and all circumstances....why yes, it is! What a blessing!
Day#269 Signs and wonders
Blessings, Suzanne

P.S. Don't forget about the Patience Brewster Ornament Giveaway....
In honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I am giving away the special " LLS Huck Raccoon Ornament." If you would like to try and w…

Get Your House in Order: Cancer Awareness & Giveaway

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“He will command His angels concerning you to guard you carefully.” Luke 4:10

A few weeks ago I was reminded that September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month (Leukemia and Lymphoma) and encouraged me to use my blog to help raise awareness. I am always willing to give a voice to those fighting and winning against cancer. To me cancer never wins. I will never understand the painful process or the impact and loss it causes but I rest in knowing that...ONE DAY there will be no more cancer. Period.

You know how sometimes you read a blog or a book about someone's life and you are just blown away with their story? You connect with so many parts of their lives and you gain insight and inspiration immediately. As was the case with the story, art and website of Patience Brewster, you must take a look for yourself at their page!

Patience Brewster reached out to me about writing about a post, after reading some of my cancer stories on Blessings, Suzanne. Patience designs Christmas ornaments (had m…

Get Your House in Order: Saturday Projects

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"For we know that if our earthly house of (this) tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." 2 Corinthians 5:1

Saturday was a workday at the Moore household, both inside and outside! The previous owners swingset was torn halfway down last weekend by none other than two mighty fifteen year olds (way to go Abby and Taylor!!!) The rest of the structure was hooked to the jeep and pulled down by Jeff yesterday. I did not see that happen, but I did watch as the "jungle" was pulled apart in one minute and taken to the road..behind the jeep. Family cheering loudly as Daddy backed the jeep in the driveway to start on the swingset! haha! I proceeded to walk down the street, while the other took place. I have my reasons, just kidding. It sure was nice to see that on the ground when I got back from my walk! 

 We have a clean canvas. A very rocky one, that doesn't have one patch of green on it...but it will! Lot…

Get Your House in Order: The Fam

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"For where two or three are gathered together in my name,  I am there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

Day#266 Gathered

Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Gathering

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"He said to her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole;  go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." Mark 5:34 (KJV)

Much of the house looks just like this scenario right here. Gathering up pieces that may possibly go on the wall or placed together in a room. Once the wall is scraped, primed and repainted. Or not. maybe it will just go on up until we get to the painting process. Because we are also gathering a plan of how, costs and when. Gathering is a process. A necessary one.

I was reading back in my journal from February/March and I noticed that I had begun the gathering then. For the move. For the changes. For strength to start over on new projects. Not just house projects but all kind of life projects. Projects requiring me to be in the presence of the Lord before the presence of people. Gathering His word so I am equipped for all kinds of trials and also all kinds of rejoicing! Carefully choosing and deciding each day how I will spend every single resource He has…

Get Your House in Order: Look for Change

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"He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi  and purge them as gold and silver that they may offer to the Lord." Malachi 3:3 A few snapshots on my way back from Montgomery today!  It's been so busy lately and I am looking forward to having some time to do some "writing posts" soon. I've missed it. So stick around, there's some changes coming to the blog coming soon:) 
Day#264 Driving quietly opens up creativity Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Seasonal Storage

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"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7 Going from a pull down attic to an attic I can actually organize is like Christmas to me!  And Thanksgiving. And Valentines Day. And Easter. And Patriotic, etc...I have the holidays covered, so glad to finally have a space to put the "bins" where they are easily accessible..smile!  Doesn't take much to make this girl happy, huh?
Day#263 Waiting long enough gives you space Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Flashback

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"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Corinthians 1:2

I miss these days;)
Outdoor afternoons...waiting on the lightning bugs!
Day#262 Nothing beats being outside when the sun is out
Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: His Goodness

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"I remain confident of this :  I will see the goodness of the LORD  in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13
Day#261 He is good!
Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House In Order: Good News

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"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world  but through Him might be saved." John 3:17

Day#260 Amen.
Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: The Gate

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"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;  give thanks to him and praises to his name." Psalm 100:4



Day#259 Uncovering the gate Blessinsgs, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Never Forget

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"Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand." Ephesians 6:13

September 11, 2001 14 years later... will never forget 
Day#258 God Bless America Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Only God

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"For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you have sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden. But the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven." Deuteronomy 11:10-11
Day#257 Looking forward to having a red tree out my front window...
What a blessing!
Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Laundry Space Before

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"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
 Just what you were wanting to see, right?...the laundry "space"!!! I wouldn't quite call it a room, a  closet maybe but not a room. I spend minimal time as possible here anyway. And in all it's glory, it typically looks like it's pictured!

We have not quite figured out how to position the washer and dryer either, so they "dance" aka are very loud when running..haha! I like that it is located in the hall and is easily accessible to two kiddos that are soon to trying out these dancing wonders:) Talking big, I know, but we are moving toward them doing their laundry. Abby has started ironing a little, that's a start! And besides, laundry and ironing are not my strengths. It's my least favorite chore, but one that is not going anywhere anytime soon!

Maybe if we spruce up the space a bit, add a little …

Get Your House in Order: Growing

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"I keep asking the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father,  may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better." Ephesians 1:17
Day#255 Open the eyes of my heart
Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Perspective from Cancer

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"For in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:28
Sometime back, I signed up for a website that connects people currently diagnosed with cancer to boards where they can ask questions as they go through the process. I have not been on there as much as I would like to, but I check in from time to time. They recently sent me a survey questionaire to see if I qualified for a study. I had some extra time (and lots of coffee) this Labor Day morning so I pulled it up ...the first question got me! And then I saw the last option...

My cancer is now in remission
And I praise the Lord as much today as I did the first time I heard it! I pray that I am more alive in Him than anything and that no matter how many years down the road I get, I never stop thanking Him for this life on earth. And I look forward to eternal life with Him forever! For now, I will continue to be a voice for those in the fight...to keep going (you can do this), praying to the Father and to encourage friend…

Get Your House in Order: Sunrise

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"The whole earth is filled  with awe at your wonders;  where morning dawns,  where evening fades,  you call forth songs of joy."  Psalm 65:8
Day #253 In awe Blessings, Suzanne

Get Your House in Order: Special Thanks

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"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

As I was picking up the millions of pieces from the ceiling, I opened up my hands and realized it had shaped a heart in my hands.(of course this is a re-enactment because I couldn't take the picture..haha). 

It  reminds me of all the people God has placed in my life, throughout my forty-two years....each of them pieces, that make up my heart. All ordained by His hands. 

I want to thank each one of you for reading and sharing this year as I committed to post every day. It has by far been the busiest and hectic year, requiring the greatest of adjustments. However, coming here has become part of my daily routine. And I look forward to it.

Wherever you are, know that I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! And join me in singing my favorite VBS song "He's got the whole world in His hands." Just kidding. But it's the truth. He really does.…