Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday Morning...........

Good Sunday Morning Dear Fellow Bloggers~~~
I am so sorry that I haven't been the best about my blogging abilities lately. Sometimes life just catches up and before you know it another week has gone by, leaving me questioning where it went!
I have been busy, needless to say, but then I have been dealing with the unexpected nuisance of allergies. My husband and I went out for a motorcycle ride on Thursday evening. The weather had been so beautiful, but, little did I realize that the pollen was so incredibly high and EVERYWHERE.
I normally don't have allergies, but I am guessing because of the major assault to my upper respiratory tract, (like a powerwasher blowing in my face and up my nose), that it was plenty enough to cause major irritation to my throat, sinuses, and eyes. By Friday morning, I was very congested and puffy. By Saturday, much the same but more sneezing and a scratchy throat. You know it was bad, especially since I didn't even go to a VINTAGE garage sale advertised on the next street over! I was afraid all of the stuff would be so dusty, that it would irritate my situation further. Besides, I just didn't have the "umph" in me to get moving.
So today is Sunday, and I am feeling better...still sneezing and the throat a little scratchy, but nowhere as congested as I was.....
It is rainy and cool today, and we are suppposed to go to church at 10:30, but I am staying home to read my bible instead. I am currently in 1 Samuel, as I am reading the bible in a year. It is AMAZING, and further reminds me of the unquestionable forgiveness, love, and patience the Lord has for those who truly trust and believe in Him. It also reminds me of His angels who are constantly ministering and protecting me. They must be an awesome sight to see in their full glory, however they can, and have, ministered in the form of humans....
This scripture, and many other instances in the bible, remind me of that-

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2.

Isn't that amazing?

I am hoping you have a wonderful and blessed week, dear blogging friends!
xxxooo Ruth

26 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you so much for coming by. Your words are so beautifully written...I love the gardens you visited. Laurie

Ms Dragonfly said...

just came across you in someones comments. best wishes :)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love that verse! I am sure I have even met some angels in Blog Land ; - ) Rosie

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Amen & Amen. Hope you feel better as the week goes on. Sometime when I feel bad or down I just remember what a miracle God performed in me, by saving my soul. Just by bowing a knee and confusing he is Lord our lives are transformed, all because of his grace.

Thank you for blessing me, with your visits, to my blog. I can't wait to see what other wonderful things, you're going to post.

Hugs, RoseMarie

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am sooo sorry to hear about your allergies! I am currently receiving allergy shots twice a week...so I know what you have been going through!

Have a great week!
Hugs,
Penny

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi there, have missed you lately. Sorry about the allergies, must have been bad for you to miss a garage sale with the word "vintage". Hubby and I ride a motorcycle too. Hope you are feeling better. God is sooo good!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Donna Lynn said...

I love your blog post, so sorry about your allergies, the pollen has been bad here too! Thankfully the rain has kept it down somewhat, (oh my I said thankfull and rain all in one sentence!), I have been complaining about all of our rain...count your blessings and all of that! Thanks for coming over and leaving a comment, I love this new blogging world, don't you?
Donna Lynn

CIELO said...

Hi Ruth, sorry to hear you were not feeling good; such a pleasant trip should have been a fun thing, not an event for allergies…. But hopefully you are feeling much better now. Thank you for stopping by my house in the roses, I would love to see a photograph of your favorite dessert at our “Dessert Carnival”. Everything is this house is so lovely, I’m pretty sure a dessert coming from you is another thing of beauty to see.

Have a lovely day

Cielo

miss gracies house said...

Sorry you are feeling so poorly-it must be bad to not to the sale!

Good words of encouragement! god is faithful!

Feel better soon,
Rene'

stacycakes said...

i wanted to go to that vintage carage sale as well,but i was too busy!!xox i need to pick up the desk this sunday!

Jen r. said...

You must not be feeling good if you passed up a vintage sale ;). at least the bible is so worth hanging around for.... Thanks for your visit..I hope you are feeling better...! Jen R

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh you poor thing. I know that allergies are not fun :( Hope you are better today.


Hugs,
Dena

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, I so hope your allergies are better. Tis the season! It's bad here too. Love the verse you shared.
hugs,
Celestina
La Rea Rose

Holly (Nickname) said...

You are all so sweet to come visit me.. I hope you are having a beautiful and blessed day!!
Thanks~
XXXOO
Ruth

vivian said...

hello! I hope youre recovered from your allergy attack by now.. I dont have allergys, but I watch my husband and daughter suffer with them every year.
Youre such a faithful girl reading your bible. I too love that verse. I try to remember verses like that when I'm dealing with some of the people I deal with at work.. that I would rather not deal with!
I need the reminder now and then! perfect timing dear...
hugs
vivian

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I love Hebrews 13:2. I love to have others in my home and that verse reminds me that breaking bread with others is what God intended. Cindy

Katherinellen said...

Holly,
Thank you so much for your sweet notes. I hope you are feeling much better....My prayers will be with you! I am going to put you in my favorite blogs. Thank you for the sweet note about my sister...I'm proud of her. Also, I will have to tell you about the experience we had in March...going to see my sister(Amy) in Tenn.(Trip on Spring break) It's about the Angels story and picture.....Maybe I will share it on the blog one day. Love your blog...will visit daily...May the Lord bless you and your family....Hugs Kathy

Katherinellen said...

Thank you for putting me on your favorite blog.....Looking forward hearing from you soon! Have a great weekends. Kat

Donna Lynn said...

I am so missing your posts! Are you OK, I get a little worried when posts aren't made each week, hopefully you are just busy! I stopped by Flicker and looked at your pic's, YOUR HOUSE AND DECORATING IS AMAZING!!!! Wow, you should be in a magazine too!
Hope you are having a great weekend, it is May 3rd by the way...
Big Hugs to you Ruth!
Donna Lynn

Rhondi said...

Hi Ruth I am having a giveaway. You might want to stop by. Rhondi xo

Tara said...

Holly

I am sure you are feeling better by now...sometimes allergies are adult onset...that happened to my hubby who now has to mow the lawn with a surgical mask (leading us to call him lawn doc!)

Suzy said...

Hi Holly,
just stopped to wish you a nice sunny Sunday. I hope you allergy is letting you enjoy nice days outside.

Enjoy, Suzy

bj said...

Hi, Sweet Holly Berry....I just am stopping by to say how much I like you and that I feel like we are old friends....If I could, I would take you for lunch tomorrow and buy you a pretty rose...just for being you! You've always been so kind to me and helped me a lot with decorating ideas and just being helpful in all ways....and always so encouraging.
Many thanks, friend,
bj

Bek said...

Sorry to hear about your allergies. I have just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it. Love the verse you quoted.

Bek

Jodi said...

Allergies! Ugh. I feel your pain. Hope this week is better. Love the scripture! Thank you for sharing! Thank you for the nice comments in regards to my deleted blog. Much appreciated. Have a Happy Week!