Cell Phones-A Funny Poem About Technology and Modern Times

It’s Friday Night which means it is time for poetry in Five!  The word this week is Patience (note, I went to the FMF facebook page to get the word and I guess Patience was the Tuesday word, which I didn’t notice until now.  I already wrote on Patience so, my apologies fellow FMFers for having the word wrong).  My 5 min. ran out about halfway through the poem today, but I was having fun with it so I continued on.  Hopefully my readers have a sense of humor and will laugh at this (I love making you guys smile!), because this week’s poem is meant to be funny, satirical and a bit hyperbole.  I went the direction of relating patience (or lack thereof) to the challenges of living in a modern … Continue Reading

God’s Doing Something New With Me-Poetry in Five

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It’s Friday , which means it is time for my Poetry in Five Series!  This is where I link up with my favorite writing prompt community to write for five minutes on the word of the week.  I have a goal of writing more poetry (as it is one of my main loves when it comes to words), so I give myself the extra challenge of writing a poem (and a rhyming one if possible).  Today’s word is NEW.  These words were inspired by a conversation I had with a lady who is going through a very hard time right now.  Having each gone through some very trying times in life, we talked about new beginnings and the miracles that have been present every step along the way!   Today’s … Continue Reading

Everyday Miracles-God Sent Me a Heart!

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Sometimes people want to know where my joy despite the tough stuff comes from.  Why am I so perky?  How do such serendipitous things find their way to me? etc.  It really is because of the presence of God in my life.  This is part of my testimony and I know it’s something that not everyone relates to, but I have to be authentically me.  I experience little everyday miracles frequently, and I know that is because of 1. God’s love & grace and 2. My awareness of them.  I am willing and open to receiving them,  noticing them, hunting for them (being a blessings hunter, which you can read more about that on my website’s About page), asking God for them, thanking God for them, and making sure I … Continue Reading

Cat Nap Time-Adorable Photos of My Kitties Sleeping

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Need a break from your day?  One of the cozy little things that relaxes me is watching my cats nap.   I am sharing several photos of cozy little cat nap scenes from around my home today.  Fluffy (the smaller, fluffier one of the two) and Mickey (Fluffy’s baby, who is larger than her tiny Mama!) are our two cats pictured below.   I rescued Fluffy just 2 years ago when she was a pregnant feral kitty who had just gone in to labor.  She and her (big) child are a very tight knit family and they sleep together every night, nap together, and well…do most everything together!  They also like to curl up with me to take naps and sleep with Matt at the foot of the bed at … Continue Reading

Are We Ever Really Ready? A Poem About Letting Go

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For those of you who love my poetry and look forward to seeing what I concoct with the word of the day on these Five Minute Fridays-I’m sorry it’s been awhile!  For weeks I couldn’t find FMF and thought it was on a hiatus, but I just learned that it has moved to another website.  So, I have my word of the day.  Today’s word is READY.  A rhyming poem is what came out, as I thought to myself “Are We Ever Really Ready?”  Changes are not always easy, and with Fall coming quickly upon us, we must bend and change a little along with the seasons.  I hope you enjoy today’s inspiring poem!     Are We Ever Really Ready?   When is the butterfly ready to emerge from … Continue Reading

Tip of the Week: How to Prevent Jam Or Jelly From Crystallizing

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It’s time for a Tip of the Week!  This is where I share random stuff I know to help make your life easier.  Today’s tip is handy for anyone who is interested in canning or making jams, jellies, preserves, etc.  Have you ever tried to make a jam and wound up with hard sugar clumps in the jar later?  I have fortunately never had this happen, but I know several people who have.  So, today I am sharing “How to Prevent Jam or Jelly From Crystallizing!”     It all has to do with temperature and timing.  If you have ever wound up with undesirable sugar crystals in your jams or jellies, you probably added the sugar when your mixture was too hot.  The process of adding sugar to hot … Continue Reading

Cozy Cottage Weekends-My Victorian Scatter Garden Seeds Bloomed!

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Happy Labor (free) Day!  I decided since it is a long weekend, that Monday counts as part of my Cozy Cottage Weekends feature :).  What was the last thing YOU did to surprise yourself?  If you don’t surprise yourself with little gifts of delight, I highly suggest it ;).  Awhile ago in my Summer Update post (which you can see HERE if you missed it), I talked about some old fashioned Victorian scatter garden seeds I had tossed in the empty planters in our front yard.  It took them awhile to grow from teeny tiny seeds, but they have been in bloom for a few weeks now!  That seed packet was one of my most recent ways I gifted myself a fun surprise…   The fun part about doing an old fashioned … Continue Reading

The Time I Fed My Family Coreopsis Mashed Potatoes!

Coreopsis has a feathery leaf that is similar to dill.  The flowers are the same color too as you will see in the next photo.

Ah, it’s been awhile since I welcomed you all in to a sneak peak at my cozy cottage life, as part of my cozy cottage weekends feature!  Today I am taking you back to my first Summer at the cottage when we first became home owners (just a year ago).  Open the cottage gate, grab your cup of tea or coffee and come sit with me for a spell as I tell the tale of “The Time I Fed My Family Coreopsis Mashed Potatoes” !       I had always wanted to own a garden.  I had always wanted to grow herbs.  The Summer of 2013 I got my wish, as God provided a home for us that came with both already built right in!  I felt I must … Continue Reading

A Summer Update from Rebekah

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Hello inspired friends!  You may have noticed that it’s been a couple weeks since I last posted something here.  This Summer I have been finding myself up to my eyeballs in projects.  As busy as I have been though, I have also made time for PLAY and of course living inspired, which is pretty much a daily practice/way of life for me.  I thought it may be nice to write a sort of casual Summer letter to you all to keep you updated on the goings on my way!  In fact, I just added a diary style section to my blog/website called “Letters from Rebekah”, which will be under the cozy cottage tab on the website.  I thought this would be a nice, informal way to connect with all of … Continue Reading

Lost- a Poem and the Story of Amazing Grace

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Five Minute Friday is here, and this week I am back to bringing you a rhyming poem in five!  Linking up a day late, as I was working hard on a project yesterday.  Today’s word is LOST.  This poem ended up evolving into using the sea and sailing as a metaphor for life.  I am excited to share it with you!  If you are in need of encouragement today because you are feeling lost or burdened by your troubles, I hope you will take comfort in these words.  I am including the powerful story of the spiritual song Amazing Grace as part of today’s story.       Lost   When you’ve wandered off the path and don’t know where to turn, When the waters are no longer calm and … Continue Reading

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