Friday, June 29, 2007
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter
Monday, June 25, 2007
Reach out to Jesus
Is your burden heavy as you bear it all alone?
Does the road you travel harbour danger yet unknown?
Are you growing weary in the struggle of it all?
Jesus will help you when on His name you call.
He is always there hearing every prayer, faithful and true.
Walking by our side in His love we hide all the day through.
When you get discouraged just remember what to do,
Reach out to Jesus He's reaching out to you.
Is the life you're living filled with sorrow and despair?
Does the future press you with it's worry and it's care?
Are you tired and friendless, have you almost lost your way?
Jesus will help you, just come to Him today.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
well last weekend i was able to indulge for the first time in years!!! but do you think i could find one??? well, after wandering around town, i stumbled on one right in front of my nose and right across the street!!!
this weekend, i thought i'd take my bike - just so i could expand my search further, and go faster!!!
when i left home, i did notice a yard sale that was only 5 houses from our place, but i didn't want to go to that one ... i "sort of" know these folks and i don't want to get too friendly because they like to "pop in" ... having a husband with chronic pain means that he doesn't do well with "pop in" visitors ... so i went for a lengthy bike ride, but alas couldn't find any other sales ... i mentally gave in and said, "ok Lord, i'll go see what they have ... " ...
of course that is where i found a plate for my eclectic dinnerware collection (the theme is english countrysides or other pastural pics) ... the lady of the house even went into her own cupboard to get this plate for me ... it cost a dollar ... and made me happy ...
i guess i was meant to stop there ... and by doing that, it was me who ended up being blessed!
that was my saturday highlight ... *smile* ...
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
i spent a lovely day in the city, visiting family ... on the way back the clouds were amazing! “Sing to God, sing praise to his name, extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the LORD— and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” (Psalm 68:4-5)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
through the years, she was an example to me of what a Godly woman was ... how she lived ... treated her family ... and the grace she showed even in the spotlight of that media glare ...
i've read many of ruth's books ... even my little style of the "three dots" inbetween thoughts, i borrowed from her ...
she would have made an inspirational blogger ... and charmingly witty as well ... but MOST important, her love for Jesus shown through in all she penned and in the way she lived that "celebrity" life ... humbly, before the Lord, giving Him the glory ...
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
what i have found so interesting about the lovely flowers this plant produces - is how quickly they come - and go - ... i mean you could pretty well blink and the blooms have dropped off and died ... that's only a slight exaggeration!
when you capture the flower in full bloom - it is breathtakingly lovely ...
but you must pay attention ... otherwise, the blossom just withers and falls - it's loveliness never to be gazed on again ...
it seems the Lord has been bringing flowers and the brevity of their life - to my notice ... especially in the last 2 years ... i seem to notice their beauty more ... and also the lack of effort they require ... they would still blossom and sway smilingly in the wind, even if no one noticed but the birds of the air ...
take time .... take time ... to notice what is around you ... enjoy the moment ... and give all the praise and glory to God ...
Sunday, June 10, 2007
i took the following pics today ... which i wanted to share with you guys ...
i am thankful that the Lord showed His kindness towards me by making the salt mines i toiled in, such a pleasant place!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
it was a rainy day in the park ... these are scenes from the office, taken today ... i was wondering, do you think the salt mines were shedding a few tears 'cause i won't be working there anymore? a bit of whimsy on my part ...
we all know there is a time and a season for everything ...