Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ready for a Birthday Hike

It was the perfect day for a hike to Mt. St. Helens. Our daughters, daughter-in-law, and son met up with my husband's brother in honor of my husband's almost birthday. There will be more pictures to come!

Pictured: My husband and daughters ready to start the adventure!

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. Psalm 37:30 ESV

Monday, October 19, 2020

Bible Study Outside

I might as well take my Bible outside and enjoy the fresh air while I watch the pup. Works for me!

These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9 ESV

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Harbor Church Studying Acts

Harbor Church Olympia is going through the book of Acts. Today's sermon was in Acts 12, where Peter is in prison on death row and an angel breaks him out. Chains fall off. Gates open. Guards don't notice. What a dramatic answer to his house church's prayers! In fact, they were so surprised that they couldn't believe he was at their door. What am I praying fervently for? Do I trust God to hear me and answer?


the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. Psalm 146:8-9 ESV

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Walk the Line

Our pup has to check the perimeter. Maybe it's because her dad is a livestock guardian. She walks or runs along the fence line every day.

Pictured: Boots keep her paws clean so we don't have give her a foot bath all the time.

Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:2 ESV

Friday, October 16, 2020

Pumpkin Harvest Love

I'm happy with how the pumpkins turned out, considering we don't have a garden bed. We have two beautiful pumpkins with one more still on the vine.

Pictured: Our pumpkins with eggs to show perspective.

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 1 Timothy 6:8 ESV

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Stepping Stone Love

My husband enjoys finding deals or giveaways on plants and rocks. His last rock haul was free, but took effort to load and unload. With help from our son and his wife. I love what my husband did with two of the flat rocks. Perfect stepping stones.

He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. Psalm 40:2 ESV

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Calm after the Storm

This morning was the calm after the storm. I'm surprised we never lost power yesterday. So many friends in our area did. And we don't have to worry about the big tree near our house any more. Or the old fence blowing down.

Pictured: This morning by the pumpkin. I wonder if she will notice that it was picked today and won't be there tomorrow.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 ESV

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Candy Corn Puppy Love

This is as close to candy corn as she will get. She doesn't know what she is missing. I understand that not everyone likes this candy. Count me a fan but I am trying to limit my sugar intake.

As for 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

Monday, October 12, 2020

Bible Study Buddy

I've read and studied Genesis before. But there is always something new. We are in Genesis 4 this week, where Cain is jealous of his brother Abel. It is sad to see how the choice to sin starts a chain reaction with deadly consequences.

Pictured: Working on my Bible Study Fellowship homework with my Bible study buddy.

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” Genesis 4:8-9 ESV

Sunday, October 11, 2020

October Puppy Love

Our daughter and boyfriend's puppy is so adorable. I love how the puppy wants to greet each person. Fun to have a short visit with them!

Pictured: My husband and puppy.

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

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fall Colors Love

I don't have to travel far to experience the fall colors. I love how the leaves on this Japanese maple go from green to red.

The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:12 ESV

Friday, October 09, 2020

Fence Shadow Love

Can you identify the shadow on the fence? It is one of my husband's favorite plants. And was his dad's too.

If you don't look closely, you might think that is bamboo growing on the fence.

O LORD, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144:3-4 ESV

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Well 80 Brewhouse Date Love

If you need to run an errand in the City, you might as well make it a date night too. Works for us!

Pictured: Hamburgers and fries from Well 80 Brewhouse and outdoor seating in the patio.

Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:9 ESV

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Favorite Gourd Dog

Our pup has her favorite spots to enjoy the backyard. I wonder if she will notice when we bring the pumpkin in the house.

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV