787. So, Natalie knowing nothing about Milano…

books a one day and one night stay near Il Duomo. Little did she know that the Hotel Manzione was in the heart of the city’s famous fashion district. In fact the street our hotel is on runs directly into the street where you see names like Prada, Gucci, Dior, Cartier, Valentino, and on and on it goes!

Thank you Lord for helping us and blessing us in so many ways.


786. Up and up and up we climbed…

With its many artists setting up easels each day for tourists the Place du Tertre is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, many penniless painters including Picasso and Utrillo were living there. 






Au revoir belle ville de Paris. Vous allez me marquee. Ooh la la! Je t’aime! 

Thank you Lord for blessing us with a visit here and for keeping us safe from harm on our journey!

783. Imagine if you will chocolate covered cherries…

with the very best chocolate and  cherries you have EVER had. Now imagine that same taste morphing into to-die-for chocolate ice cream with those fabulous cherries and topped with chantilly whipped cream, and you will know what to order at the bistro where we ate today. And just so you know what it should look like when it’s served, et voila, check out the photo above. This thing was so unfreakingbelievably FABULOUS!!! Je t’aime Paris!!! Mais, now to nap before the twilight dinner cruise along the Seine. Au revoirr, mes amis!

God is sooooooo good!

781. We walked our legs off again today…

It was a fabulous day here in Paris, and after dinner we took our last walk of the day down to the Seine to watch the boats coming and going. Our hotel is only about 3 blocks from the Seine, and we are loving its location and little balcony! Bonne nuit pour l’instant! God is good, and I praise His holy name!

779. I’m leaving on a jet plane but know that I’ll be back again… -Adapted from lyrics written by John Denver

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. -Winnie the Pooh


All our bags are packed we’re standing here at the door, and though I hate to say goodbye, the taxis waiting; he’s blowing his horn… -Edited and adapted excerpt from lyrics written by John Denver

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” -Psalm 91:14 

**We are off to Paris, but I hope I’m getting this posted on by blog via my iPhone.

33 I Ams …

Welcome to Poetry Cottage

Beach 2

I am wanted.
I am needed.
I am loved.
I am beautiful.
I am cherished.
I am watched over.
I am protected.
I am here.
I am meant to be here right now.
I am chosen.
I am not forsaken.
I am not abandoned.
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
I am covered.
I am the apple of His eye.
I am on the side of the Victor.
I am the head and not the tail.
I am worthy.
I am forgiven.
I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.
I am not consumed.
I am restored.
I am redeemed.
I am seated at the right hand of God in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
I am found.
I am no longer blind.
I am a child of God.
I am a son/daughter of the living God.
I am not to fear.
I am not to be afraid.
I am…

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