Monday, October 13, 2014

Slumber * autumn nesting delights

You KNOW that autumn's arrived in all its wondrous, life-giving glory when ...


you spread a treasured patchwork quilt on the bed and tuck in the heaviest flannel sheets


and gently drape yet another quilt on top ... that old frayed and raggedy one


you fling open the window wide and breathe the freshest, crispest air deep into your lungs


eyes close peacefully as you burrow into the soft nest of pillow and warm bed coverings, breathing deep as you pray yourself into the slumber that slowly takes hold of soul, mind, and body 


His angels smile as they silently orchestrate and protect the rejuvenating sleep of His beloved


and the sacred benediction of the moonlit night's stillness overshadows all else



 
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Each and every comment you're leaving during this autumn nesting delights series puts you in the running for one of the two giveaways of Myquillyn Smith's book, THE NESTING PLACE
 
I'd so love to know that you've been spending time with us during this beloved transitional season.
 
The details of the giveaway and links to all the posts are here.
 
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visiting with Holley

22 comments:

  1. Quilts make everything cozier!

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    1. You, my dear professional quilter, should know!

      Thanks for being patient with me after I deleted your comment ... that you came back to try again is real grace! Especially so early in the morning!

      I hope this day is one filled with strength and song ...

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  2. You make me warm with your words, but it has still been 80 degrees here, with lows in the 60's. :)

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    1. Just forget the quilts and flannel sheets and enjoy the wide open windows, Sarah!

      ;-}

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  3. Beautiful, Linda! We are having a glimpse of fall here in TX. Mother Nature likes to tease us--it will be in the 80's again after today. SIGH!

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    1. Summer just can't say good-bye this year, can it ... but no complaints here because I still get to wear flip-flops smack dab in the middle of October and I love it.

      And that's ok. Winter's chill will be here before long and we'll look back on these weeks with fondness.

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  4. I did that...........and today it's 80 degrees!!! But I do so love the heat so I'm loving the last few days of it. There is something so homey and comforting about cozying up in front of the fire, making apple dumplings, pumpkin picking etc.......I'm even learning to love the w w w w winter.................

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    1. Apple dumplings. YUM! Valerie - will you share your recipie with us here?

      ;-}

      Please?

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    2. Sure.........but I really don't use a recipe. I just watched my Grandma. I peel and core the apples. Stuff them with cinnamon and sugar (I just wing how much of each) and put a pat of butter on top of the sugar. Then I wrap the dough around it and brush it with milk and sprinkle some sugar. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (1/2 hour?). Mike likes to make a vanilla sauce to add on top!!

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    3. Like a pie crust kind of dough?

      Can you tell I'm not exactly a whiz in the kitchen?

      ;-{

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  5. Ha! Me either! Mike is a much better cook then I am. Yes, I use a basic Betty Crocker pie crust recipe. I have heard you can buy the dough already made so that would make it much easier if you don't want to mess with making dough. Just remember to lay the apple on the dough before you fill it with sugar because it will just fall out the bottom (done that too many times then I would like to admit). Next time I make some I'll make an extra and you can try it!!

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    1. Grandma knew how to do it right in the kitchen, didn't she ... thanks for keepin' it simple for us, Val!

      ;-}

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  6. So very beautiful and comforting, Linda--both your words and the visions it inspires. I think that heaven will be a lot like these lovely, crisp fall days. :) Love ya!

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    1. You're bringing to mind that line from Silent Night ... 'sleep in heavenly peace.'

      What a day that'll be!

      Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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  7. This makes me miss the north so badly! Living in a tropical area, we don't get to nestle until December or January. Your post gives me something to really look forward to...beautiful!

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    1. I hope you'll dream up some lovely tropical nestling visions ... that's sounding good right about now, Crystal!

      Enjoy!

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  8. Ahhh...great way to summarize this season. Although reading this makes me sleepy. So serene :)

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    1. Night, night ... sleep tight, wherever you are!

      ;-}

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  9. I love cozy blankets in the fall, warm sweatshirts and rainy weather. Im your neighbor at Holley Gerth!

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    1. So many neighbors never come to call ... so, welcome! I'm glad you're here. And the Vulnerable Prayers has me intrigued.

      I'm coming by to visit!

      ;-}

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  10. I love burrowing and it's why it's so hard to get up in the morning when the weather changes. I love the thought of burrowing and nesting in God's arms even more-peace, safety and love fill His embrace. Blessings!

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    1. Yes, Mary! And He's always there, ready, willing, and able to keep us close, safe, and filled with His peace. What a wonderful Savior!

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Welcome to the table, friend!

This is where we gather and hang out. I'd love for you to pull up a chair and jump right into the conversation. Or simply say 'hello.'

l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...

Linda

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