Friday, January 7, 2011

More than Common and Grounded in Love

A road trip by heavenly design... 

I just spent the best part of this week with 
Debra from Common Ground 
at her lovely home in Missouri. 
 Debra and I became friends through our blogs...
 but we became sisters through our Lord Jesus.

I needed some down time and a road trip at this moment in time... 
  Debra was gracious enough to open her home and arms to me.
 I was treated to warm southern hospitality by her and her husband. 

Their lovely home is held together by the love they have for each other and built on a foundation of love for Jesus their Lord and Saviour.

Debra and I sat most mornings sipping coffee and talking about our lives... where we came from, where we are now, what we knew to be true, where we failed,  how we survived but mostly how the Lord has led us down a path that neither one of us would trade for anything.  A path much in common.

We ate, laughed, cried and prayed together. 
Two women the Lord put together and bonded in His love.

And of course their was shopping...

Shopping in Debra's space...

Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap... Luke 6: 37

Thank you Debra, my cup runneth over.



  1. sounds like you both had a wonderful heart-filled time together...Blessings to you both!

  2. What a blessing you are to me, we'll do it again, I promise! I can't wait to see what the Lord will be doing next!
    (Gee, I'm short!)

  3. He works in crazy mysterious ways...yet here we see the LOVE here in your friendship. God is good and has created a friendship a witness for others to see the good in the crazy world I am so happy to see this in these.I love both of yours blog and wish you and your family a wonderful new year.

    Smiles & blessings,

  4. two lovely ladies together, my what a blessing. I can only imagine the time you had! The Lord is awesome as are you both...


  5. Sounds like a delightful time together. I'm loving those Green doors to that Shop! *swoon*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Two very sweet ladies, I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful time together, it's so great at the friends ships that are made thru blogging! I'm with Dawn.. I love those green doors to the shop too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    hugs~~ Daphne

  7. How sweet that you were able to spend this time together! I love both your blogs and can easily see how you would find a spiritual and creative connection. Debra looks great in that photo and her house ...always a favorite. You know, I just saw for the first time that Last Supper art and the lambs all around. Love that! Take care.

  8. I always enjoy seeing photos of Debra's home, it's just gorgeous, just like her! What a wonderful time you both must have had. Theresa xoxo

  9. Well girls, I had to admit I jealous! I'm so happy you guys had a blessed visit with each other! It's so much fun to meet someone you've only talked to through the blog! To put flesh and blood with type! Ha! Did that make any sense! lol! Debra has a lovely home! Thanks for sharing your experience! Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Beautifully shared trip which I enjoyed thoroughly. We all need a getaway with friends and yours looked perfect.
    Hope you continue enjoying your new year this way.

  11. Wonderful!!!! You two girls are both talented and so sweet!!! What fun you must have had, now come on and show us what you made or bought, I want details!!!! I saw the gorgeous ribbon and lace goodies you have in your studio Rebecca, the two of you together must have been Creation Heaven!!!
    Margaret B

  12. Rebecca ~
    This so very much brings
    tears to my eyes ~
    I just love how the Lord
    binds us together and
    we are sisters in Christ ~
    Debra's home is beautiful
    and I can only imagine
    how wonderful your time
    must have been together ~


  13. Rebecca~ What a beautiful post and wonderful compliment to your friend... So happy you 2 spent such a great time together~

  14. I love Jesus and that green door!!!

  15. What a beautiful post to remember and honor the sweet moments spent with friends!

  16. lovely...I, too, am in need of a journey somewhere...thank you for inspiring me to leave my house and explore somewhere...
    just lovely pictures and story.

  17. How delightful for you two to get together! Debra is truly all that you stated. ♥O

  18. The two of you are some special ladies it was meant to be that you meet.
    I'm just glad to be able to see it here!


  19. Ah! What a sweet post. Sounds like you two beauties had a great time together! Loved seeing all the pics ...Debra's home is awesome!
    Have a blessed day!
    Tammy :-)

  20. What a haven Debra's friendship must be to you and her home and hospitality are uncommon in today's busy world. Wonderful example! I amso glad you enjoyed your time away.

  21. Hi Rebecca, I read Debra's post so had to come by and say hello. How wonderful that the two of you have become friends and spent this time together. What a blessing.

    Today I also posted about a blogging friend... but we live across the country from each other : ( .... yet email is instant!

    ~ Violet

  22. Beautiful photos, I'm particularly smitten with those fabulous green doors!

  23. Hi Rebecca,
    How lovely to have met and found such a wonderful friend with whom you share so much. .....and, what a wonderful home Debra has. Your time together must have been so special.
    Thanks too for your lovely comment.
    Have a lovely Sunday. XXXX

  24. This is such a lovely's so wonderful when blog friends can meet! I love your beautiful blog~ your Christmas photos are so fun! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

  25. This must have been wonderful Rebecca. Down time with Debra would certainly be an amazing experience. She has such a beautiful heart and is full of wisdom and grace.
    I am glad to here that you enjoyed yourself and hope that you have made it home safely.
    You are such a special spirit, and a joy for me to know. Thank you for all your prayers in my behalf. I feel them everyone!
    love you...

  26. Dear Rebecca,
    So wonderfull for you two, to spend some happy and beautifull dayes together.
    Must be special, to meet like that-and find out one can actually talk-and understand -feel something special for one another. I`m happy for you two, to me very, dear laydies, you have been able to share your life and hearts .
    And thanks for the beautifull photoes from Debra `s home, sweet friend.
    Hugs,and love, Dorthe
    p.s. a little something, will fly from here, this coming week,:)

  27. Hello Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for your beautiful visit and wonderful comment that only added to my day, you are way to kind.

    Wow!! you had a beautiful visit with out Debra from her not so common ground :)

    I adore her, and thank you so for sharing more of her and her beautiful home with us.
    It was so wonderful that the Lord could put two wonderful people together as he did with you too!
    LUKE 1:35 Holy is the son of God.

    So beautiful that walking in faith would bring the two of you together and not just a beauitful friendship but a sister bond.
    It truly was a blessing that you were able to find passion and pray on your visit.

    I just think Debra is a doll, I just don't know how she does it all, and answers emails with our questions on her camera and the help we need in our choices in what to look for in the quality of such.

    I am so proud to call her a friend as well and beautiful bloggy friend and one through him.
    Debra bought my "SANCTUARY" sign from my peaceful esty! She ended up with the one of mine that was featured in Romantic Homes Magazine. I was ever so excited that she was the one with the featured piece.

    Have a beautiful blessed week to come.

  28. Oooop'S
    Wow!! you had a beautiful visit with out Debra from her not so common ground :)

    I meant to say with OUR not with OUT :)


  29. REBECCA! I LIVE IN MINNESOTA!!! Thank you for coming by today and THE HOME YOU FEATURED IS STUNNING! THAT SHOP IS STUNNING! Wow...this blogging and visiting new people is FUN!

    I thank you for your kind words and I hope that our paths cross again!


  30. Wonderful moments for two wonderful souls - purrfectly meant to be that your paths should meet.

    A special thank you Debra for sharing your home with Rebecca; and to Rebecca for sharing it through these wonderful photos! But I got to tell you that "she" about peed her pants over the brown transferware pitcher with the nesting bird. I guess I should censor posts before letting "her" see them ;)

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


    Romeo and "her"

  31. Don't ya just love it when women get together! Looks like fun. Did you buy any fun stuff? I found some old Christmas baubles the othe day at a store in Noblesville and they reminded me of you. I'm not sure if I'll use them on my tree or craft with them. Next time you come to Tipton, you'll have to take a day and go shopping in downtown Noblesville.

    Cindy Bee

  32. Looks and sounds like a lovely time!

  33. Sound like you two had a very special time together. The pictures a wonderful and the two of you are so blessed to be special friends.

  34. Dearest Rebecca!

    I lived in North East Minneapolis, just right over the Hennepin Bridge! I am clear on the other east end from Apple Valley, but sure, I know the spot! You were here when we had all that snow fall. WOW!

    Well thank you, thank you so much for coming by and may your new year be filled with great accomplishments!!! Anita

  35. Oh look how cute Debra looks! A beautiful person inside and out...just like you Rebecca!!! I'm so very glad that you got to spend time with her and get away for a bit, your time together sounds amazing!

    I wish you a joy filled 2011, may the good Lord continue you bless you abundantly my friend!!!

    Big hugs ~

    :) T

  36. I read and enjoy both of your blogs and am happy to see that you had a great time together. I have received inspiration from both of you and and thankful for how the Lord draws people together even through our blogs. Amazing.

  37. He is so good to us. I love how He knits our hearts together through His love!
    Blessings to you.
    xoxo, Rebecca
    BTW I have another blog (?! yes, even with triplets plus one, I seem to have the time to do two blogs) you can find me here

  38. How nice to meet a blogging friend. Debra's home is beautiful. Loved all of your pictures. Hope to see you soon. Susan

  39. What a lovely post. How nice that you could visit with Debra. I only know her through blogging. How blessed you are to have connected with her on a deeper level. I haven't found that extra special connection with any of the many christian bloggers yet, but now that I've read your post, I will be praying for one. I feel blessed by just reading about what you have.


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