Welcome to my Porch

Refreshing moments!

Marcia Strykowski

We all have our favorite activities and places and one of mine is spending time on my back porch. Porches seem to be an extension to a home where the dreariness of day-to-day tasks can be left behind. Our porch was built on ten or so years ago, first only screened, and then later the windows were added into the same slots for a maximum outdoorsy feel in all kinds of weather. I designed it to be a round porch which is tricky to get into one picture so I merged two (hence the warped beam which in real life is straight).I liked how the ceiling looked with wood between the beams except as they are wont to do these days, it was stamped with bold lot numbers. We put up with this look for a few years but my longing for a sky ceiling became stronger. Trouble is I didn’t want to lose the beams, didn’t want to do it…

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The Tiniest Books

Aren’t these Littles the cutest ever?

Marcia Strykowski

After enjoying your comments on myTiny Bookspost, I decided to do a post on even tinier books. These first pictures show books I’ve had since childhood. All are hardcover with book jackets. First up is the Christmas Nutshell Library by Hilary Knight. This cute little boxed set includes 4 tiny books, each 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. They were published in 1963 by Harper & Row and are unpaged (meaning no page numbers). Titles are A Firefly in a Fir Tree, Angels and Berries and Candy Canes, A Christmas Stocking Story, and The Night Before Christmas.There are also wonderful collections of Maurice Sendak books in the Nutshell Library series. My next book is A Pocketful of Proverbs by Joan Walsh Anglund (also unpaged). This 1964 tiny book with case was published by Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc. It is 3″ x 4″ tall.Next up is…

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Simple Songs of Truth



The Foundation The Foundation

Play for me! Strum on silvery strings!

Old golden hymns of ancient Truth…

Soul calming song, fly on Dove wings!

Remind me of all eternity’s worth!

Tell me of the miracle only Love brings!


Spirit’s joy, lifted by Heaven’s mirth!

Saintly song across the ages still rings…

Encircling all of history’s wide girth!

Jesus the Name a saint eternally sings…

Calling the lost home to a new birth!


Soft and low Jesus is calling; faith swings,

Life Door opens! Church of one Faith…

Ancient cloud of witness with us sings!

Healing words approving His Truth;

Faith transcends, Jesus in all age’s rings!


So strum and sing of Messiah’s birth!

Rock of Ages to you believer still clings…

Glory come down! A Pearl of worth!

Revive us again! Hope in praise springs!

Light the dark! Simple songs of Truth!



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  I’m having an awesome time walking in this 52 Week Devo from Margaret Feinberg, oh, I do highly recommend you get into it.  Simple truths, light reading, power packed.  Plus, included is the newest thing since childhood to sweep the world, yes, you guessed it, Coloring…Oh my, I’m loving this!  

I invited a friend, Bonnie, to join me right away when I got my copy & she did, then another friend, Amy, we invited had already been praying for something just like this.  All 3 of us are very excited about it!  Plans are to meet weekly however I created an exclusive fb group just for us to post in just in case we’re unable to physically meet.  Technology allows for so many of our varied schedules to keep us on track.  I do believe this technology we have today is a tremendous gift for our Father God, to greater further His kingdom.

Won’t you join us?  Get your own copy at Amazon, very reasonable.  Oh, I made the 3 of us Journals, similar to the 1 in the photos.  Go to Flourish Partymob on Facebook to get in with a load of ladies all coming together…plus use the hashtag #flourishdevo every time you post about it, that way everyone can see your posts.  This is a good thing sweeping the globe.
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