January 29, 2018

I always liked you….

 

This was a sign-off on a card I recently received from an acquaintance at church.  I cannot tell you how many times during these days I have smiled as I thought on those words.  She obviously has the gift of encouragement!

Years ago, I began blogging hoping it would be a means to conquer introversion.  I longed to reach others with the wonders and grace of Jesus Christ; to share what awesome things He has done, how we can find him in the finite and infinite portions of life.  Then I got entwined with many life changes; hopefully I can restart now as my Honey and I journey through our retirement years.

How encouraging to reach others with, “I always liked you.“  More importantly is to reach others with Jesus’s love, forgiveness and salvation, He always loved you!

“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  For one will scarcely die for a righteous person – though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die – but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”   Romans 5:8-9

A Fine-feathered Friend…..

November 10, 2009

Luke 12:6  6Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  (7But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows!!)

A bird was used by God to deliver a message and make CERN successful!  Tons of money has been spent creating the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) to equip scientists in their search to find “The God Particle”.  God has put forth His hand to help.  He provided the answer!

A “piece of baguette” (bread, to you non-French speakers) brought the LHC to a halt this past week.  It was dropped from ‘the heavens’ by His precious messenger.  Now, if these scientists will do the proper research they will find that Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, IS the God particle they are seeking. 

Silly men.  AWESOME GOD!!!  What a sense of humor He has!!!

Dirt….

May 20, 2009

there is nothing quite like its healing properties. 

I finally have been able to get my fingers dirty again!  My aching knees can prove it!  Six weeks is a long time to be away from a garden as it transitions from winter to spring; from under snow to the tulips are blown.  I missed seeing their colors, but there are lots of other perennials out there just waiting to pop.  And passing by the nursery…there are lots of annuals in need of a good home!  😀

I’ve spent the six weeks transitioning too; transitioning our fourth parent with ALZ into better care.  Independence is no longer a viable option.  What this disease does is heart wrenching and unstoppable.  But it is a reality of life and so must be faced and dealt with as best one can.

That was last week, this is today.  Today, I will go out and get dirty pulling weeds, moving plants, listening to the birds sing.  My partner will be munching on the rocks I uncover, finding them to be her own special treasure.  Today, I’ll be in my favorite spot, in the garden, walking and talking with God.  I’ll be on my knees and while there, I will be praying for you.

YEAH!

These came to me years ago from someoneorother on one of those pass around emails, no matter, they still make me laugh!

  1. When your dad is mad and asks you, “Do I look stupid?” don’t answer him. Michael, age 14.
  2. Never tell your mom her diet isn’t working. Michael, age 14.
  3. Stay away from prunes. Randy, 9.
  4. Never pee on an electric fence. Robert, 13.
  5. Don’t squat with your spurs on. Noronha, 13
  6. When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair. Taylia, 11.
  7. Never allow your three-year old brother in the same room as your school assignment. Traci, 14.
  8. Don’t sneeze in front of mom when you’re eating crackers. Mitchell, 12
  9. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac. Andrew, 9.
  10. Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time. Kyoyo, 9.
  11. You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Armir, 9.
  12. Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. Kellie, 11
  13. If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse. Naomi, 15
  14. Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick. Lauren, 9.
  15. Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat. Joel, 10
  16. When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she’s on the phone. Alyesha, 13
  17. Never try to baptize a cat. Eileen,8
  18. Never trust a dog to watch your food. – Patrick, age 10.

Hello world!

March 20, 2009

This old dog is about to learn a new trick…blogging! 

Maybe.