Friday, November 24, 2017

Over the Parking Lot

There can be beauty in the busy-ness. Moments that draw your eyes upward. And quiet your heart.

Pictured: Walking through the grocery store parking lot a couple days ago.

"Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10 ESV

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

The best part of Thanksgiving this year? All the generations together. Eating, talking, laughing. The worst part of Thanksgiving? Missing the people who weren't there.

Pictured: Some of the people at my aunt and uncle's home, with my cousins, foster kids, grandma, a friend, my mom, and my niece.

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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thankful for Rachel

If your birthday is close to Thanksgiving, you might get overlooked. But today we are thankful for Rachel. She has become very dear to our family.

Happy birthday, Rachel!

Pictured: Our son's girlfriend Rachel met our puppy in June, 2016.

but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4 ESV

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Looking Good

We love her when she is big and fluffy. And we love her when she is groomed and oh so soft!

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day with Mom

If you have to get lab work done and see the doctor, you know what that means. It's time for a quick trip for coffee (or hot water, if you are watching caffeine) and lunch. Some day we will spend time together just for fun. But we can redeem the day. Works for Mom and me.

Pictured: Thank you kind stranger, for taking a picture of the two of us.

Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 33:22 ESV

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pear Love

I wish I could paint. Or even just mix colors. I love the beauty of pears. They are almost too pretty to eat.

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Nate!

I was a proud aunt 21 years ago. I still am. But now I see Nate as more of a friend than little kid. He is always willing to help drive, cook, clean up, or whatever needs to be done.

Happy 21st birthday!

Pictured: A couple of cool guys, 7 seven years ago.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 ESV

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Breakfast

Good to start the day with hot breakfast. Even better when your son joins you.

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. Psalm 63:3 ESV

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Quiet Reflections

I need more quiet time. To reflect, journal, and set goals. Prayerfully.

Pictured: Walking across the SPSCC campus before most of the leaves came down.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 ESV

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Enjoy the Ride

We enjoy taking the Bremerton to Seattle ferry. Avoid unpredictable traffic. Watch out the window. Walk around the deck. Sit and talk. Or just sit. And enjoy the ride.

Pictured: With our daughter last weekend.

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

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fill Up the Screen

I like how I started. I wrote daily blog posts, short and sweet. With a Bible verse. With or without accompanying photo.

Eleven years later, I haven't missed many days. I am still learning and growing. Chipping away at getting organized. But I haven't given up.

Pictured: Fun video call with my sister and girls today

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Ecclesiastes 7:8 ESV

Monday, November 13, 2017

Charge Up

You know what is hard to find? A good outlet. They are few and far between at coffee shops and fast food restaurants. Better charge up before you go!

Pictured: Found an available outlet the other day.

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house. Proverbs 24:27 ESV

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sock Drop

We concluded our sock drive in October, otherwise known as Socktober. Harbor Church members kicked in a total of 188 pairs. We delivered half to Community Lifeline in Shelton and half to Union Gospel Mission in Olympia.

Pictured: Dropping off socks at Community Lifeline

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. Proverbs 14:31 ESV

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sunset Watchers

The view never gets old. Yesterday's ferry ride from Bremerton to Seattle was especially breathtaking. Love sunsets!

Pictured: Watching the sunset watchers through the window, including my husband and daughter.

He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. Psalm 104:19 ESV