Welcome to Day 26 of 31 Extraordinary Days to Be…  Or…simply: Be…
Together, we will learn to Be… to live fully and beautifully in our “skin”
and in our homes and beyond.  If you missed The Introduction or you’d like
to follow the entire series, you can find each post listed here.

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“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things,
but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love.

Jean Vanier

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Day 26 Challenge:  Because God loves us with an extraordinary love, we too can love others with that same love.  The freedom to be and do comes from receiving his love.  Have you received his love?  Are you freely lavishing that extraordinary love on others?



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Catch up on all that’s Extraordinary…

this week at An Extraordinary Day:


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Here’s a rundown of  this week’s posts…


It was another Extraordinary Week on the blog!

This week began with some pretty amazing photographs.  It’s not so much that I’m a good photographer…it’s that God paints some amazing pictures for us to capture digitally.  Day 21…The squash dinner was really amazing.  I hope you’re able to make it too.  Day 22…Some secrets are so fun to have…this one sure is.  Day 23…We all love pretties don’t we?  Day 24…I am pretty happy with my wreath.  The freezing temps have drawn a lot of moisture from the leaves, but they’re still look good on the wreath.  Day 25…The photo I used for the Mother Teresa quote was a fascinating old barn.  Many times I would take photos there.  Shortly before I moved the barn was torn down to make way for a new house.  Glad I was able to ‘save it’ digitally.


I’m still collecting ideas on how to be encouraging.
I’d be thrilled if you’d pop over here to add yours: 51 More Ways to Be Encouraging.
We have about 20 More Ways…on our way to 52!
Would you pop over to the post and leave a few of your suggestions?


Humbled and blessed. What a lovely blessing to have been featured at these lovely link parties:

Do Small Things With Love    ~    Imparting Grace    ~    DIY by Design   ~   Carolyn’s Homework

Please be sure to pop over to these extraordinary spots!!

On a Personal Note.

Brrr…it’s been a cold week!!  I ‘m so grateful when the sun shines.  It makes the cold so much more bearable.  I know we’ll get used to it, eventually.  The first cold blasts and flurries are always an adjustment.  Then again…any flurries stretch me. [wink]

For those of you who are praying…the first step was positive….now we’re playing the waiting game again.  Wouldn’t it be lovely if we’re able to move by Thanksgiving?

Since I lost AdSense, I haven’t much income on the blog.  My fingers are crossed that I’ll have the dollars I need to pay for another year of hosting and my domain name.  If you’re so inclined…there’s a donate button on the side bar….thanks!!!!!


Wishing you an Extraordinary weekend!


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Sharing with these Extraordinary spots:
Someday Crafts + Rose Chintz Cottage + From My Front Porch to Yours + A Delightsome Life + No Minimialist Here + Stone Gable + Live Laugh Rowe


  1. Gail says

    You already know, if God wants you to continue blogging, He will provide the means. You KNOW this. He’s rather amazing, gracious, providential that way.
    With praise and thanksgiving, I will pray for you, your move, your blog income.

    • Diane says

      He is pretty amazing!!! Thanks for your encouragement, Gail!! 🙂

  2. Mel says

    First of all, OH yes……..horribly loved and spoiled by G-d. I think I’m His favorite. *laughing* Mind you, that’s just for this moment–that all could switch to ‘He likes YOU best!’. I’m one of ‘those’ kids. 😉 But for this moment….. HUGELY loved and it’s amazing I should be the recipient of that, given the notsobrilliant choices I’ve made along the way.
    And I’d like to think I give it away fairly well. Though I’m not always sure some of my recipients ‘feel the love’ when it means I care enough to help them be accountable to a set of principles/beliefs that are claimed for their own. Rest assured, that is one of THE most loving things My Creator does for me–thank goodness.

    Yaknow–I’ll pray, cuz it’s what I do. And I know you’re praying …..and listening.
    Web logs make it very easy to track the ‘hits’ and ‘see’ what days/posts show the most traffic — And I know that you started this web log for a reason. Sometimes those reasons evolve–and sometimes it’s tempting to evolve the reason.
    I trust you to stay ‘faithful’.
    *sending prayers and hugs*

    • Diane says

      I love that you know your Abba Father spoils you. 🙂 Being the apple of his eye is the place to be. I’m just glad that he’s so amazing that I can claim equal status. [wink] I love it even more that when he forgives us that’s it…done. Never to be remembered again.
      You do realize how blessed you were to have someone mentor you and keep you accountable. Whoever your ‘recipents’ are…I hope they know how amazingly blessed they are to have you in their life in that way.
      Thanks for those prayers. You know how very much I appreciate it. 🙂
      If you have a sense that things are evolving…let me know. Sometimes we don’t see what’s obvious to others.
      Receiving those hugs!! 🙂

  3. Babette says

    Hi Diane
    I just want to give you a word of encouragement! Don’t Give UP!!! 🙂 I love your posts you are such a blessing and an encouragement to others. I know God has Good plans for you, and He has a plan and purpose for everything. I pray many blessing upon you and your family. God will make a way where there seems to be no way! I love that song and many time I sing it to remind myself. I keep having hope that someday we will have a home of our own again. In the meantime, we have to keep on going and knowing God’s purpose and plans are always on time. Lots of love and hugs to you. 🙂
    God bless you!

    • Diane says

      I love that song too, Babette. It’s been a long time…I’ll have to try to remember it and sing it. 🙂
      Thank you for your encouragement. You are always so sweet and kind. Truly, you are a blessing.
      Thank you too for the reminder that HE IS ALWAYS on time! 🙂

  4. Carolyn says

    Hi, Diane!
    I only started following your blog in the Spring of 2013 so I can’t compare it now w/how it was a yr ago. I do know that it is what I look forward to in my inbox! Your comments, challenges to think about things, your wonderful photos, & your amazing crafts are always an inspiration! Oh, I mustn’t leave out the sumptuous recipes & the delightful table settings & seasonal décor ideas! They have inspired so many ideas for me to carry out in my own little corner of the world.
    Praying for you & your godly hubby during these waiting days & weeks. God’s purposes are being worked out as He continues to orchestrate people, events, timetables & entities! All is well!!! He is your Home.

    • Diane says

      Thank you for your words of encouragement and wisdom, Carolyn. You are right…God *is* working out all the details. I need to rest in the knowledge of that. 🙂

  5. Sandi says

    One thing I know, when one’s heart is poured out for Him, He will answer in His time. Your post today is lovely and i really enjoyed the quote. Do not get discouraged. The Lord is in your corner and so are your readers in blogland.


    • Diane says

      Sweet friend…thank you for your words of encouragement. [hugs]

  6. Kathy says

    Hello Diane, your posts are always an encouragement – I see your smiling face and know you’re striving to be a blessing and honoring to God – I believe you’ll find a way to keep this going – blessings to you! do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

    • Diane says

      You are so kind and encouraging Kathy! Thank you for taking the time to pop over! May your day overflow with joy and grace! [hugs]

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