Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Monday, October 26, 2015

HOW DO YOU WALK?


copyright(c)2015 Daneille Gray Snowden
2015 

HOW DO YOU WALK?
A word by Daneille Gray Snowden



Did ya know how WE walk those who see and follow us will walk the same (basically).
When my adult son would be walking; from a distance he appeared as if his dad was there (instead it was him): i.e.- posture, swag and pace.

 As one who has surrendered their life to Christ; how do you (& I) walk? Those following us, do they see Jesus in the places we frequent? What we eat? Drink (stressed here), language that comes out of our mouths (where the heart speaks); our social, our work...and on?

 LIVE out your life:  so close to Jesus that others can also live out their lives fully, holy (yes holy) and prosper. When we look at our children, family & friends & see them living out their lives in completion to God's plan BECAUSE.... WE LIVED THIS LIFE STYLE OUT BEFORE THEM - it's worth it all!

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Galatians 5:7 "You were running [the race] well; who has interfered and prevented you from obeying the truth?"
v. 25  "If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit]."
GOD FAITHFULLY EQUIPS:
 Ezekiel 36:26  "Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

LOVIN MY MUMS!

copyright(c)2015 Daneille Gray Snowden
2015 
LOVIN MY MUMS!

I giggle as I write this, for my New Zealand friends call their mothers: Mum and I know other countries do as well. So, yes; I agree, we all should love our moms/mums!
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But, this is a very short little heart felt blog about one of my favorite flowering plants; Fall Mums! They speak FALL with all their luscious colors, don't they!
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When my children were wee little, we lived by Amish country, where our home school group scheduled every year to visit a mum farm. Now, these mums were HUGE! I remember my first time, I just stood and stared for about 5 minutes as I felt greatly overwhelmed. But, with my excited emotions taking over my feet, quickly I got a shovel and began digging up my sweet flowers.
When I got home, we planted them in my front yard along my walking path; and faithfully they popped up every year. I believe because of the amazing Amish farmers skills, we were able to attain the best quality of fall mums one could buy; i.e. - why they came up every year. That is not suppose to be the case. In order for that to happen, mums should be planted in the spring and gently cultivated.
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So, again this year my husband brought home a pot of yellow mums to add to our fall décor outside.
This year, I decided to repot them so they would grow and become hardy (and last longer).
  When we all purchase our mums from a store (not a farm like I use to); we find the poor things are 'root-bound'. The roots have no place to go, plus in my case here there is very little soil. Many folks just keep their precious plants in these disposable pots and find their plants only last a few weeks. Please, let me encourage you to RE-POT asap! Just get a pot that is a little bigger than the one it is currently in, add good healthy soil, loosen the roots and place them in. Voilà! Ya got a healthy mum that will keep you happy for several weeks to come!
Now make sure your mum gets at least 4 hours of sun each day. The brighter the color, the more sun it needs. Hey, we can take that to a personal application couldn't we? We want to not only shine bright, but be colorful and well pleasing -- then we must spend more time in the presence of the Son (of God) and feast in the soil of His Word.
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Remember to water, at least 1x a week. Not over abundance, but decent. And when a bloom has died; just snip it off so more can bloom. It saves energy and causes the nutrients to reproduce and flow into more blooms.
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So, this year I am going to bring my mum in after the frost. To do this, I must put it in a cool (32 - 50 degrees F), very dark place so it can hibernate. Keep the roots most (by checking on them weekly with a bit of watering). Then, I will slowly acclimate the plant back into the outdoors in the Spring (making sure there is no more freezing weather).
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Like I told you earlier, I was able to winterize my mums from the Amish country. To do this means
continuous care through out the fall, spring, and summer. It can be done! Use the Old Farmer's Almanac for guidance on when and where to plant. They are awesome to give you great information about this.     
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Probably like me, you LOVE the Fall and embrace the colors, crisp mornings, changing leaves, and the yummy food delights it all brings. I sure hope ya all enjoy this season together as a family first. Create memories that will be treasured in your children and grandchildren's hearts for life. Make a scarecrow together, create fallish décor all around. Go to an apple orchard and a pumpkin patch; I treasure those days that were filled with laughter and fun.
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Today, we are going to put up our yearly scarecrow family, with the hay bails, pumpkins and mums. Then, make a new craft together as well.
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Send me a comment here and on facebook of your pretty mums and fall décor! Take care and C YA ON THE NET!


2011 - note we were remodeling. :)
2015