Saturday, April 29, 2017

Breakfast Dates

Some couples have date nights. We have breakfast dates. Just a quick drive to the Basement Bistro at our local hospital. Good food for a low price. A chance to talk and catch up. Works for us!

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33 ESV

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Night with Harbor Women

Another great Friday night with the ladies. I appreciate the Women's Ministry events at Harbor Church.

Especially blessed to hear from tonight's speaker about the seasons of life. Jan and I have been friends for many seasons in our friendship spanning 25 years.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:25-26 ESV

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lunch with Family

It was great to have my older daughter surprise me by showing up at the MS Walk. Here is a photo of our lunch after the walk.

Pictured: Our daughter's boyfriend and our two daughters.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, Kath!

Happy birthday to my middle sister! Wish we could celebrate together!

Pictured: Back in the day, with my sister in Taiwan.

She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27 ESV

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dinner Gets Done

I need to work while I can. Get the pork roast in the slow cooker in the morning. Prep the cabbage salad before my nap. That's how dinner gets done!

Pictured: Previous batch of cabbage salad. Used the same Mark Bittman recipe today for great results.

She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 ESV

Monday, April 24, 2017

Just For Me

I can feel the love. Someone saved out the black jelly beans. Just for me. Thanks to my mother-in-law!

Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love incorruptible. Ephesians 6:24 ESV

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pray on the Spot

I love how my friends at Harbor Church offer to pray for me. And are willing to stop and pray with me. On the spot.

Pictured: Image of my friend on the Harbor Church website.

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, Ephesians 1:16 ESV

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wears it Well

My husband wears it well. He is honored to have his dad's Carhartt jacket.

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 ESV

Friday, April 21, 2017

Cherish the Ladies Concert

We had some amazing musical talent in our small town tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed the Irish music group, Cherish the Ladies. With thanks to my mother-in-law who shared one of her tickets with me.

Pictured: Before the concert tonight

to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. Psalm 92:2-3 ESV

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Our Front Yard

I say it every spring. I love seeing the buds and signs of new life. Right in our front yard.

yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18 ESV

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ollie Love

My mother-in-law has a sweet new housemate.  His owner moved away and couldn't keep him. He is a five-year-old Pomeranian-Bichon mix. He seems to be the perfect dog for her.

Welcome to the family, Ollie!

Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19 ESV

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Perfect Book for This Season

This has been the perfect book for this season in my life. Growing Kingdom Character by Tom Yeakley was promoted as being for leadership development. But the character development has strengthened my faith. I like the content in the chapters, followed by lots of verses to look up. Plus I have my cohort of three women, who have become good friends.

Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 2 Corinthians 1:9-10 ESV

Monday, April 17, 2017

Chocolate Macaroon Love

How many people does it take to pipe macaroons? It took four this weekend. I started the recipe and had trouble with the ground almonds clogging my piping tip. My husband went to the store for ingredients for a second batch. (Almond meal works great!)

My younger daughter drew a template to place under the parchment paper. My older daughter stopped by and showed us how to pipe the dough, then tap the cookie sheet to get them level. And that's how you get chewy, tasty gluten-free treats to take to church on Easter Sunday.

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 ESV

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

How does the resurrection guarantee peace, joy, and hope? Listen to Pastor Seth Winterhalter's sermon here.

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And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? Luke 24:5 ESV