encouraging Bible verses

Spending the day working on an open house this past week, I was delighted to spot a grand bathroom with some very useful aging in place options including two seats in the master shower along with a plastic bar (I'm not sure if it was an actual grab bar. Always ask your builder/owner if you are buying a house and want grab bars if they know if they are actually installed safely as grab bars.). It was on the second story, though. I would have been thrilled to see a shower in the bathroom on the first floor as well. That and the bedroom right next to it would have made an excellent "mother-in-law suite." 

I did take some photos of it which I shared in an article I wrote at my ActiveRain real estate site. Later that day, I was thinking about creative ways to share a Bible verse, "The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down." with my grandkids and y'all. I thought of this photo and decided they would make a good combination. Then I decided to have some fun with yet another of my grand iPhone moible apps. I hadn't yet tested Path On and thought this would be a fun opportunity. 

Using real estate pictures of aging in place options to share the Word of God with my grandkids and others


















What do you think? A cute way to make a good point combining this Scripture and the shower with built in seats? And Path On passed my test. I think it will be a great app for grandkid pix AND real estate needs. Have a blessed and beautiful day, in AND out of the Sandwich Generation! 🙂 

P.S. I'm linking up to Pink Saturday and Spiritual Sunday this week as well as my ActiveRain site. 🙂 


Remodeling a Small Bedroom to Turn a Sickroom Into An Encouragement Room


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine Proverbs 17 22 sm

Let's not just talk about love; let's practice real love. 

1 John 3:18 (MESS)

Welcome to a very special Miracle Party post at SandwichINK Real Estate Info, which is being hosted by Kelee Katillac and Guideposts Magazine! Kelee is a fellow blogger with a gift for giving, along with awesome creative design skills. She heard about Colette Gauthier, recently diagnosed with cancer, whose doctor had just told her that she had a 5-15% chance of survival.

Kelee teamed up with Guideposts and a great team of helpers  and used their wonderful talents for remodeling a small bedroom in Colette's rental house, turning it from a bleak and dingy sickroom into a beautiful and encouraging bedroom which "dramatically helped her through chemotherapy. The restored and renewed space filled her with hope." The video, which documents the story and shares plenty of delightful and encouraging bedroom decor ideas, and the room itself are "great visual reminders that healing is possible for our homes and lives….that miracles do happen!"

What an uplifting story and video (it may take a couple of seconds to load):

Wasn't that terrific! But wait, she's not done! She wants to do it again for others! And you can help her make a big difference very easily. Just pop over to The Katillac Shack and leave a comment. 1 Comment from you earns a $1.00 Donation from Design Gives Back in your name to be given to the next makeover project for someone-in-need. And if you visit the four other blogs listed there, that $1 will turn into $5. Plus, if you sign up for Kelee's free email, you'll increase the amount of the donation even more.

For many of us in the Sandwich Generation, busy caring for elderly parents, helping with the grandchildren, and watching over their yard and real estate needs, finding ways to reach out to minister to others can be a struggle. But this is something most of us CAN do quite easily. AND be blessed ourselves in the process. Blessed by the giving AND blessed by the fun contests Kelee is offering as part of her MIRACLE PARTY in conjunction with Guideposts Magazine. And don't forget to visit Spiritual Sunday as well, for more Miracle Party joy-full fun, along with wonderfully encouraging Bible verses and delightful praise and worship musicJoin us, won't you 🙂 


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine Proverbs 17 22 sm

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." 

Luke 6:38 (NIV)