~from William Cowper’s I Will Praise the Lord at All Times~
What! has autumn left to say
Nothing of a Saviour’s grace?
Yes, the beams of milder day
Tell me of his smiling face.
Light appears with early dawn,
While the sun makes haste to rise;
See His bleeding beauties drawn
On the blushes of the skies.
Photo Backstory: Two weeks ago on the day after I returned from the ACFW Conference, my mother was rushed to the emergency room. She’s 82, suffers with emphysema, and had come down with a dangerous case of pneumonia. For more than a week my sister and I haunted her hospital room. I captured this photo from the window of that room last Sunday, the day she finally turned the corner and began recovering. Mom’s now back at her nursing home, enjoying her Yankees games and Bingo pals
This week I’m linking up with Word-filled Wednesday, This and That Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Hearts for Home, Legacy Leaver, Beautiful Thursday, Simply Link, Favorite Things, Weekend Whatever, and Scripture and a Snapshot, Your Sunday Best.
UPDATE: A winner will be emailed soon!!!
****Now it’s time for Come to the Table, our EVERY OTHER WEEK blog link up party! In spite of the glitch I experienced this past weekend when my blog disappeared for a bit, I hope you are brave enough to try this again
Grab your favorite beverage, pull up a chair, and join us for a chat. You are encouraged to share a post of your own and then linger as long as you like over the other encouraging posts linked here. What kinds of posts? . . .
Old posts, new posts,
Giveaways, review posts,
Joys or sorrows or hopes for tomorrow . . .
Bloggers, link what you will—as long as it is Inspirational or Family Friendly. Then try to comment on one or two posts in the group. It’s encouraging!
GIVEAWAY: And did I mention there’s a PRIZE? To start us off, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Email Gift Card to one commenter.
The more posts you comment on, the more times you’ll be entered in the giveaway! You have until next Tuesday to get all your commenting in.
The winner from last week’s hop is Gwendolyn Gage! I saw her name in the comments of many posts. Congrats, Gwen. Be sure to email me, and I’ll send you the gift card.
The hop will go live EVERY OTHER Tuesday night. Whether you use the button below or not, please make sure you link back to reneeannsmith.com! This helps promote the community and allows these great posts to be shared.
HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK HERE EVERY OTHER WEEK FOR THE LINK UP PARTY!!
***NEWS! I may actually have the blog button working! If you copy the code from the grab box and paste into the HTML form of your post and then immediately publish or update without switching back to Visual, the button should . . . or, um, MIGHT appear! (Crossing my fingers.) Here goes . . .