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Weekend Blessings

Happy Fall! It's finally beginning to cool down in Phoenix. While it's not yet sweater weather, I'm so grateful for morning temperatures in the low 70's. What a welcome relief from the triple digits of a long summer.

I stopped by Trader Joe's (a favorite of mine) to pick up a few items and couldn't help but take some photos of the colorful flowers and pumpkins. I love anything pumpkin!

This weekend I actually spent some time in the kitchen. Since Greg works from home, he often fixes dinner during the week. I love to come home to discover what he concocted for us to eat. He never uses a recipe but has a creative knack for using leftovers.

But this weekend I took over and made several recipes from Pinterest.
Chicken Dijonaise is a quick skillet recipe that is so easy and low calorie too. It took me less than 20 minutes and got a thumbs up from both Greg and me. You can find the recipe by clicking on the link under the photo above.

I spent two hours on Friday evening watching a live webcast with Kay Arthur. I've done many of her Precept Studies and they helped me to learn to study the Bible in depth. But I have to say that she looks fabulous for 80 years old!  She continues to be energetic and beautiful inside and out. And she has a passion for getting people into the Word of God. The conference's topic was "How to be Holy in an Unholy World".

Living in a world that is constantly changing with 24 hour news coverage can be scary. How easy it is to get tough in order to protect ourselves. I love the graphic by Holly Gerth.

When I learn to trust God fully, I can live with a soft heart in a hard world  I can live by faith in an unholy world.

As I choose to cultivate a heart of gratitude, I continue to write down my everyday blessings.

#1104 Beautiful weather in Phoenix
#1105 Pumpkins abounding in this season
#1106 Amazing teaching by Kay Arthur in the comfort of my home
#1107 Words of encouragement from a dear friend I admire (thank you Georgann)
#1108 A rare weekday dinner with friends
#1109 The smiling faces of children in our preschool class
#1110 Amazing 3D mascara (I will be sharing more about this soon)
#1111 Yummy new recipes to try

I hope you have a wonderful week!  Will you make the choice to write down your everyday blessings? It makes all the difference as you focus on the good and lovely and pure.

Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. Pretty colors of fall! We need to get a pumpkin! Haven't yet this year.
    The chicken looks yummy!

  2. Hi Debbie! My husband does all the cooking here too, and he cooks from his head and from recipes. I am so lucky to have him. I am Irish, and we are great people, but not so hot cooks!
    Such a cute cookie! We have those around here at Panera.
    Happy Monday!

  3. I may have to check out that recipe, it looks really good.

    Holly's graphic is awesome! She is so talented!

    Wishing you a great week!

  4. Oh I am grateful right along with you on the warmer weather being behind us though it is suppose to get near 90 today! But it cools off soo much at night it doesn't really matter. LOVE Kay Arthur! Recipe sounds great,..will give this a whirl. Enjoy your day Debbie!

  5. Recipe looks great--must make that soon! Hope your week is great also, Debbie.

  6. Debbie, You are amazing. 1111 blessings. Tanks for being such a good role model to young and old. I keep learning from you, and boy, do I need it.
    Wish you well in every way, my friend. yours Fel

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