Friday, May 24, 2019

Lipstick Plant Love

I am excited about another plant propagation. I started with one leaf from my niece's lipstick plant. After about a month in water in the windowsill, I had roots. Now it is thriving! I need to find a place to hang it.

And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. Genesis 1:11 ESV

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Lennard K Boat House Love

Have scooter, will travel. I enjoyed getting out for dinner last week. First time in two months. We drove to a waterfront restaurant in Allyn. Good food in a beautiful setting. With the best company!

the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 ESV

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stand on Two Feet

I can stand on my own two feet. For short periods of time. The crutches help support me. I start physical therapy in a couple weeks. I am making progress, little by little!

Pictured: It's been a long time since I had two shoes on my feet!

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 ESV

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

What's Inside

It will be interesting to go through security checkpoints now. You can see the metal in my foot in the X-ray.  And my husband's reflection as he took the photo. He's been a great caregiver and assistant these 8 weeks!

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD! Psalm 31:24 ESV

Monday, May 20, 2019

Cast Off

Now the real recovery begins. The cast is off my foot. Almost 8 weeks after breaking and dislocating my ankle. I can slowly start putting weight on my foot. Baby steps it is.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16 ESV

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Back in Church

It's hard to believe I missed attending church for two months! It was good to be back today. Thanks to my husband loading and unloading the wheelchair for me.

the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God. James 2:23 ESV

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Baby Turns 50

I remember when my baby sister turned 40. How did we get to 50? So many precious memories over the years with my two sisters.

Pictured: Welcoming baby sister, 50 years ago.
With thanks to our middle sister for scanning photos before our Dad's memorial service.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8 ESV

Friday, May 17, 2019

Blooming Again

I checked my blog to see what was going on one year ago. I posted about the iris from our former neighbors. And this morning my husband sent me a photo of the same iris blooming again.

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! Luke 12:27-28

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mother's Day Jackpot

I received some thoughtful handmade cards and a custom word search for Mother's Day. My son made one with an Instant Pot on the front and sweet message on the inside. Works for me!

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 ESV

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Scooter Love

My friend's knee scooter is saving my life right now. That might be an overstatement. But it makes all the difference for me being home alone.  I can scoot in to the kitchen and get some lunch. Works for me!

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8 ESV

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

One of These Days

I don't even know where to start. What am I going to do when I get off this couch? I miss doing housework! I look forward to washing dishes. Putting things away. Trying new recipes. Tackling home organization projects. One of these days...

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! Psalm 90:17 ESV

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mother's Day with Daughters

How am I blessed to have such a loving family? Here's a photo from yesterday with our two daughters.

Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother's Day Picnic 2019

Happy Mother's Day to my mom and my mother-in-law! And thanks to my family for loving me well.

Pictured: Mother's Day picnic in Tumwater, WA with three of our children and my mother-in-law.

Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you, and your righteousness to the upright of heart! Psalm 36:10 ESV

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Get Outside

It was a little windy, but I enjoyed having tea on the porch. Thanks to my daughter's encouragement to get outside.

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 ESV