Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wellness Wednesdays: Reflection, Fashion & Home


This is a somber week.  All of us have no doubt reflected on where we were and what we were doing 17 years ago on 9/11.  We have watched and heard many speeches about that horrific event.

The daughter of dear friends, and our son's "sister" friend was running late that morning and was in the subway when the towers where she worked were hit.  She was able to get out of the city.  She survived.

Our nation is also facing one of the strongest and possibly the most catastrophic hurricane to hit our shores this week.

Ten years ago when Katrina destroyed New Orleans, our son, a rehab hospital administrator, was trying to help 45 people under his care, not only survive the flooding but flee the city.  He had at least four critically ill patients and God opened the exit door for all of them to reach safety three days after the storm hit.

God made a way where there seemed to be no way in both these cases.  Had Ginger not been late, she might not have survived that horrible ordeal.

Had God not made available a vehicle large enough to carry 45 people out of the city, there might have been a very sad and tragic outcome.

What can we do to be God's instrument to remind the world that God still cares.  He still hears and answers the prayers of His people. 


Now, on a lighter note.

FASHION


I have been doing a Monday blog post on outfits that can transition from summer to fall and where I live, even into winter.  These outfits come from Hudson House here in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Here are a few of the outfits I've shown so far.  Would you wear any of these?


 I am sure the long white shirt will see many outfit options in the months ahead and I can't wait to show you some of them.




In a previous post I mentioned reading the book, "Atchafalaya Houseboat."


It is a fascinating book of a young couple who chose a life of solitude on a homemade houseboat in the back waterways of south Louisiana.  It is a book well written and will transport the reader into an unfamiliar world of wildlife and hard work.  You can check it out HERE on Amazon.

This is a link to a short video introducing the book.

And if you have time, you can watch the video of their life, narrated by the author Gwen Roland.  It is being shown on PBS in our area.


And that leads me into the next appropriate topic.

LOVE YOUR HOME


 Are you decorating for Fall yet?

I haven't done a single thing but it's not because of a lack of inspiration.  Blog land is abounding with ideas and suggestions to help us get into the mood for cooler weather.  Where I live, cooler temperatures will be most welcome.

Here is a weekly "Fall Home Tour" link up that you might enjoy:

A Stroll Thru Life: 2018 Fall Home Tour

 I look forward to getting all my Fall stuff out of the attic after returning from our trip.  This is my favorite time to decorate my home.  How about you?


“This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Dick and I will be traveling for the next three weeks and I will blog again as I am able.  


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5 comments:

  1. A very somber week indeed. Thank you for sharing those stories. God is so good to make a way for us and give His protection. I will check out that book to add to my wish list. I have so many books I want to read and Bible studies to do. Good travels to you and your husband. I love all the outfits pictured and would wear all but the jacket with buttons. I don't think I would wear it as well as you.

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  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. So pleased to meet another lover of fashion & Jesus. I really loved the flowy floral top in your outfits. Gorgeous! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    Debra
    stylewisebydebra.net

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Elizabeth. I will never forget 9/11. I was teaching at that time, and watching the TV with my students (16 and 17 year-olds). They were scared and so was I! I really enjoyed reading your post. I will be back!

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  4. So much great stuff in this one post, Libby. I think I need to update my look, so I appreciated your lovely fashion section.

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  5. That book about living on a houseboat in the bayou sounds fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

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