Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Whatever the need, whatever the situation, "he giveth more grace"
(James 4:6). ..."
taken from Legacy of a Pack Rat by Ruth Bell Graham ...
to you my dear blog buds ... i wish a new year that is so full of God's grace - for every and all situations - that your cup will continually run over ... so you may glorify HIM, who redeemed us ... that the world will know we are different and children of the Most High ...
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
at christmas ... we became giddy kids ... and went all out ... the picture below was from our second christmas in the cortina (the style of house) ...
it took 3 burly men to stand that tree up ... we didn't have carpets yet, so we were able to put wires on the bottom and nail it into the floor so it didn't fall over ... the cats loved it! though it may have confused them a little ... *grin*
decades later we've had a wide variety of trees ... fake, real, card trees, potted plants ... and we've celebrated christmas with family, away from family, with friends and just the 2 of us ...
above is our first condo "tree" ... along with our fearless feline (we miss him SO much) ...
leo and i have spent 35 christmas' together ... not knowing what each one will bring ... or what we will keep as a memory ... we just remain thankful for each one ...
and still - every year - we get that tingly christmas feeling ... that anticipation of "something wonderful" about to happen ... i think that is the coolest part about christmas ... and that in turn always always always, speaks of God's gift of love to us!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
first you double or triple all the clothes you have on underneath your coat ...
add a vest over the layers, for a little extra ...
a touque on your head is a must ...
lastly, secure a scarf around your face - the mummy look ...
then with only eyes showing, you are ready to head out the door ... which is a bit frozen and you have to tug on for a while before it finally opens ...
this is how i have been dressing for the past few days ...
with the windchill, it is a bone chilling 40 below ... brrrrrrr ... and ho ho ho !!!!
Winter is the time for comfort,
for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
here is yesterday's reading ... may you be blessed by it!
"He is faithful that promised." (Hebrews 10:23)
God's power will keep God's promises! Promises for the soul, promises for the body, promises for others, promises for our work, promises for our business, promises for time and for eternity: these are all ours! It is not your weakness that can defeat God's promise, nor your strength that can fulfill the promise: He that spoke the Word will Himself make it good. It is neither your business nor mine to keep God's promises: that is His grace.
The signed check is given us. How foolish if we fear to present it! Never yet has one single check been dishonoured! "He is faithful that promised."
We may pray much over a promise, and yet never obtain it. Asking is not taking. Beseeching is not claiming.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Saturday, December 06, 2008
i got some good news last week ... my cholesterol is now perfectly NORMAL!!!!
i was glad that a change of diet was all that was needed ... i was eating too many lean cuisine type meals ... leo doesn't eat normal at all - and the aroma of something cooking can actually make him nauseous - therefore i got lazy in preparing meals for myself ... the result - elevated cholesterol ...
now that i'm back on track, i can enjoy some Christmas treats ... not too many - but some!
YAY! thank you Lord!
Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
There had been no peace on earth since Adam fell. But, now, when the newborn King made His appearance, the swaddling band with which He was wrapped up was the white flag of peace. That manger was the place where the treaty was signed, whereby warfare should be stopped between man's conscience and Himself, man's conscience and his God.
Monday, December 01, 2008
-20C, it doesn't have to be "official" here in our little town - it's here!!
thought i'd just update you on leo's doctor situation ... in case you were wondering ... he has an appt. in january with yet another newbie physician ... this will be his 3rd NEW doctor in 2 years ... tho' i must give thanks on this point - each one has added something positive to leo's overall care ... we keep praying ... and the answers always seem to come in the oddest ways and means ... must be "God thing" ... His ways just aren't our ways!
blessings on you!