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Cheri

Texas is more than a state, it's a state of mind. Living simply, loving much. I ❀️my family and the great outdoors God created!

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Family History - Small Town Main Street πŸ‡¨πŸ‡±. My grandparents use to own a business in this very building, and they lived in the space above it. My dad tells the story of when he was 4 years old....he would walk down to the general store with his dog (Laddy) on a rope, and trade his dog for a bottle of Dr. Pepper. The owner would tie Laddy to the counter and hand my dad his soda. After he finished drinking his Dr Pepper, he'd begin crying because he wanted his dog back. Luckily, the owner was a kind hearted man and would give Laddy back to my dad....EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!!! πŸ˜‚ . . . . . #smalltown #small_town #smalltownusa #smalltowns #mainstreetusa #texastown #aubreytexas #southerntown #downsouth #southernlife #smalltowngirl #familyhistory #familystories

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When I took this picture, the most quoted Psalm (23) came to mind. "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul." This is a good reminder on the first day of a busy week. Sometimes God has to "make" us lie down...."lead" us beside quiet waters, so he can restore our frazzled souls. . . . . . #restore #restoration #peaceofmind #peaceful #peace #psalms #mondaymorning #mondaymotivation #bibleverses #inspirationalquotes #inspirational #23psalm #countryscene #countrylove #meadows #meadowwalker #meadow #southernusa #southernlove #godspromise #godslove #god

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Unwelcomed visitor! I came across this photo from several years ago. Imagine my reaction when I walked out our back door and saw this guy at eye level! . . . . . . #countrylifestyle #country_life #countrylife #countrylove #surprise #snakes #snake #ruralliving #ruralusa #rurallife

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"There is a shade of RED for every woman." Audrey Hepburn RED. It's the color of passion. Red roses, red lipstick πŸ’„, red polish. I've always been a passionate person, so it's no wonder it was my favorite color as a child. Once when my dad bought a new house, he offered me the choice of picking out my own carpet. I chose RED! Can you imagine the whole house with army green shag carpet (a popular color in the 60s) and then at my door jam, BAM!... Fire engine red!!! But my dad granted my wish and the house was completed with my red carpet in place. Then he backed out of the sale!! I always wondered how they sold that spec house with the bright red carpet? Looking back, my dad was crazy to agree to that, but I'm glad he did because I've always remembered it! 😳😊 . . . . . #redmood #red #thecolorred #red_mood #audreyhepburn #quotablequotes #funquotes #justforfun

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Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. β˜€οΈ . . . . . #flowerpower #flowers #sunflower #sunflowers #iloveflowers #thinkpositive #positivevibes #positive #positivethinking #blessings #blessed #blessedπŸ™ #sunshine #gratefullife #upliftingquotes #quotablequotes

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Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning! (Even Monday morning πŸ˜‰) A beautiful promise from Psalm 30:5b . . . . . . #landscape #morning #morningsunrise #sunrise #lovelysun #morningmotivation #mornings #bibleverse #godspromise #biblepromises #countryview #countryscene #country #jesussaves #godslove #countryside #inspirationalquotes

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It's a red moon kind of summer. . . This beautiful moon was much prettier in real life. You can't always capture God's splendor with a camera. . . . . . . #moon #moons #fullmoon #redmoon #nightsky #beautifulworld #itsabeautifulworld #scenery #moonstruck #lovelyshot #moon_shot #skyline #sky #sky_shotz #best_shot #best_shotz #bestill #bloodredmoon

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"Said the Robin to the Sparrow, 'I should really like to know, why these anxious human beings run about and worry so?' Said the Sparrow to the Robin, 'I think that it must be, that they have no Heavenly Father, such as cares for you and me!" .......I realize this is a female cardinal, but this old poem (that my mother taught me as a child) popped into my mind when I saw this picture. I haven't thought about it in years, and I'm surprised I remembered all the words! . . . . . . . #birdsofinstagram #birdwatchersdaily #birds_adored #birds #birdwatchers #birding #birdingphotography #birders #birdlovers #birdlove #christianquotes #godspromises

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This "Praying Monk" at sunrise, seems fitting this Sunday morning. This rock formations on top of Camelback Mountain, has always been a favorite of mine. I took it from my hotel window with my phone, so not the best quality. Have a blessed day! . . . . . . #pray #monk #praying #prayingmonk #arizona #arizonamountains #mountaintop #mountains #azmountains #azlove #camelbackmountain #coolrocks #rurallandscape #rockformation #rockformations

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"It's all in your perspective" is what I learned from a pizza boy. (SWIPE to see before and after pictures). I've had to adjust to some major changes this summer. Our youngest son moved out of state, and my family's homestead (over 100 acres that's been in my family for 120 yrs) was sold off to a housing developer. It's been an emotional rollercoaster. The EXACT DAY my son moved away, the builders began knocking down the huge oak trees in the woods that backed our house (including my son's tree house that he & his dad built together years ago 😭😭), leaving us feeling lost and helpless. My 99 year old grandmother played in these very woods at her grandma's house, and my grandkids played in the same woods at my house. Now they're gone😭 My once peaceful homestead was filled with birds chirping, and now....LOUD earth-moving equipment 7 am-7pm every day! It's been very hard, since I spend much of my time outdoors - the sights and sounds a constant reminder! God used a pizza delivery guy to show me that it's all in my perspective. When the guy was handing me the pizza, he kept telling me how beautiful our property was and how lucky we were to live here. It was then I realized that I always focus on the back of our property, where all the devastation is, rather than on what I still have. So I decided to change my perspective!! It's been a season of growth, as I've learned that being "content" in my situation, isn't the same as being "happy" about it. "I have LEARNED to be content no matter the circumstance." Philippians 4:11 . . . . . . . #tireswing #perspective #country_life #rural_love #rurallife #rurallifestyle #rural_life #countrylivin #countryliving #country_living #countrylifestyle #rural_usa #ruralamerica #southernlove #texas #homestead #homesteader #contentment

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My husband took this picture years ago with our little point & shoot camera and his telescope. He focussed on the moon with his telescope, and then put the lens of the camera to the lens of the telescope, and "snap"! It worked πŸŒ› . . . . . #moon #moonlight #moons #moonlovers #moonlover #space #stargazer #skygazer #moongazer #spacelovers #nightsky

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"Do not lay up for yourself treasures on Earth, but lay up for yourself treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matt.6:19-21 My grandma was the epitome of this verse! She was the most godly woman I've ever known, who gave away whatever she had to those in need. She's in heaven now....along with her treasures. ❀️ . . . . . . #christian #bibleverse #bibleverses #biblebeliever #countryside #countrylivin #godandcountry #rural_love #rurallandscape #barn #oldbarn #rural_usa #farm #oldfarmhouse #rurallifestyle #countrylove #jesuschrist #biblequotes #countrydrive #countrydrives #heaven

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