Sunday, January 20, 2019

Timely Verses

Do you ever have a verse that regularly comes to mind and shows up in your reading? And then you find a bookmark when going through old papers and there it is again. It's timely!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Remembering the Random

That was a fun memory three years ago. My older daughter and I ran in to my parents in Olympia. I loved those random meetups!

The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore. Psalm 121:8 ESV

Friday, January 18, 2019

One Last Job

I don't say thank you when I get rid of clothes and socks. I just give them one last job. Like this old sock that I cut into pieces. Perfect for cleaning around the house! Use like a rag, turn inside out, use again, then toss.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Would Have Been 80 Today

I miss my dad. I saw a funny video of raccoons playing on a bike that he would have enjoyed. My sadness is tempered by relief that my dad didn't suffer much at the end of his full life. And I have overwhelming gratitude for the love and legacy my dad left behind.

Today would have been my dad's 80th birthday.

Pictured: A fun memory from March, 2016. We should go to Wendy's soon and have a Frosty in dad's honor!

His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.' Matthew 25:21 ESV

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cute Puppy Love

It seems like so long ago! Look how cute our puppy was!

Pictured: Our daughter and puppy almost three years ago.

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10 ESV

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Senior Love

Can you find me in this old photo? From my senior year at Taipei American School in the early 80's. Now I'm a different kind of senior. Ready for those senior discounts!

Pictured: This fun blast from the past showed up on Facebook this week. I'm on the far left in blue.

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. Psalm 71:5 ESV

Monday, January 14, 2019

Breakfast Burrito Love

I call them Emergency Breakfast Burritos. Not necessarily for breakfast. I like to whip up a batch and freeze them. Makes for a quick meal. Just unwrap the foil and microwave for 2 minutes. You can cook eggs, hash browns, and meat separately and assemble. Or follow a recipe for Instant Pot Breakfast Burritos. Grill. Freeze.Works for us!

https://cookingwithkarli.com/instant-pot-breakfast-burritos/

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Journal Goal

It's hard to capture the beauty all around us. Like the glorious sunsets or mysterious foggy mornings. If I am a passenger I can try to take a photo with my phone.

One thing I can do is write down what God is teaching me. I used to be more faithful at journaling. It is one of my goals for the new year.

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. Psalm 77:12-14 ESV


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Totally Redone

We had a quick date night to check out the new McDonald's in town. Same location, brand new building from the foundation up. It will be nice to have a place to meet for coffee with plenty of seating. Works for us!


a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; Ecclesiastes 3:5 ESV

Friday, January 11, 2019

Change Your Preference

I missed out on many good meals growing up. I didn't appreciate all the Chinese food we had in Hong Kong. I remember eating the white rice and cashews at round tables.

I did not appreciate sour cream or yogurt until later in life. And is it weird that now I love cilantro? Food preferences can change!

Pictured: My husband and I know how to enjoy a good Chinese meal! This was from a couple years ago.

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



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Leafy Green

Speaking of plants, my Kalanchoe is leafing well and seems healthy. I wonder how long it will take to flower again. I will try a new location with more light and see how it grows.

https://widemargins.blogspot.com/2018/09/see-how-it-grows.html

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. John 15:1-2 ESV

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Stop Talking Already

I really need to stop talking. Like I wrote ten years ago on my blog. I am still saying the same things. I want to get organized and healthy, write more, and plan our menus. Blah blah blah.

But I know that I am making progress. Little by little. Thanks for being patient with me!

http://widemargins.blogspot.com/2008/02/stop-talking.html

Pictured: Our tree without leaves last winter. I've been in a long winter season, but spring is coming!

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23 ESV

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Church Birthday Photo Booth 2019

I wish we had a little more fun with our photo. We forgot to grab some props for the photo booth at church on Sunday. But we smiled and our eyes were open! Happy 4th birthday to Harbor Church!


And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12 ESV





Monday, January 07, 2019

Happy Houseplant Love

I don't consider myself to have a green thumb. That's my husband's forte. But I do enjoy my indoor plants. I loved visiting my niece's home in Portland this weekend. She has happy houseplants by every window! Beautiful!

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