Monday, October 23, 2017

Paint the Colors

    I wish I could paint the colors I see. Photos don't reveal the graduated shades of red and orange. Like the Japanese maple in our backyard.

Pictured: My husband loves Japanese maples and has his dad to thank for many of them.

Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! Psalm 66:1-2 ESV

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Husband's Birthday Dinner Love

Let the birthday celebrations begin. With a family dinner for my husband. With our kids, our son's girlfriend, and both my mother-in-law and my mom. With thanks to my mother-in-law for hosting us!

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, "Great is the LORD!" Psalm 40:16 ESV

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Seattle Tradition

We still enjoy splitting a salmon dinner at the Crab Pot. But it's always bittersweet to remember how much my late father-in-law loved that place.

Pictured: Quick meal while in Seattle yesterday

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 ESV

Friday, October 20, 2017

Make it a Trip

If your daughter needs a ride to Seattle, might as well make it a trip.  Drive to Bremerton and hop on the ferry. With the added bonus of your husband available to drive. Works for us.

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 ESV

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Beautiful Campus

I can see the end of my time on campus. Two more quarters and then our fourth child will be done at South Puget Sound Community College. I'm going to miss that beautiful campus and the helpful and professional staff people.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, Colossians 3:23 ESV

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Miss My Friends

I miss the people who used to be there. Every Wednesday morning I think about the women who no longer come to my Bible Study Fellowship class. Some are in heaven. And many are on a different schedule now. I am thankful for the sure hope that one day all believers will be reunited in heaven.

having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:18 ESV

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Camera Comes in Handy

I learned a trick from my son. I took a photo of my car tire so I could walk in and get a quote on new tires. It's handy to have a camera in my pocket!

a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 ESV

Monday, October 16, 2017

Inspiring Missionaries

I didn't expect to enjoy the history section so much. It's been fascinating and inspiring to learn about the missionary pioneers. Like William Carey who expected great things from God. And attempted great things for God.

I'm half-way through my Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class.

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? Matthew 18:12 ESV

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bagel Days Gone By

I still feel sad when I drive by. Hard to believe Bagel Brothers is closed for good. So many good memories over the years.

Pictured: Family time at Bagel Brothers in 2013

Let brotherly love continue. Hebrews 13:1 ESV

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Juice Pro

We are late to the juicing party. But we have a new machine and love it. Our son is a pro. Bring on the beets, carrots, apples, lemon, and ginger. For starters!

Pictured: Our son and the first delicious sample. Before we tried the beets.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

Friday, October 13, 2017

Always Good to Visit

It's always good to visit with my cousin when she's in town. Love having cousins that are good friends!

that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. Romans 1:12 ESV

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Walk Away from the Stir Fry

I have a new favorite way to make stir fry dinners. Tastes great and the family loves it. But the best part is that you prepare everything, put it in the oven and walk away. Seriously!

I found the recipe for Sheet Pan Sesame Chicken and Veggies online. Then adapted it with tofu tonight.

Pictured: Tonight's dinner with tofu, yellow pepper, cauliflower, and onion.

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Colors of Fall

It's good to look up. See the beautiful trees changing color. And look down and notice a leaf on your driveway. I love the colors of fall!

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:19-20 ESV

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Between the Rocks

I love volunteers. Like the snap dragon that grew up between the rocks and the wall.

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, Matthew 6:27-28 ESV