Monday, August 31, 2015

Bible Note Love

I love finding old notes in my Bible. From my daughters.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 ESV

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mother-Daughter Team

My daughter and I teamed up. Helped with the little ones at church today. We got a workout! No pictures but I wish I could have captured some of the cuteness!

but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14 ESV

Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Truck Love

The day my husband's truck went kaput, I stopped by my friend's house to drop something off. She and her husband just happened to have a truck for sale. They hadn't listed it yet. Did we mind driving a stick shift? It is a beautiful truck with low miles for the year. With two jump seats. Works for us!

That was a quick answer to prayer.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 ESV

Friday, August 28, 2015

Good Old Red

I missed the official National Dog Day party. But it's never too late to post a good photo of our beloved golden retriever, who is getting up there. He is about 11 in human years. When we adopted him, our youngest was in kindergarten and our oldest was heading to college.

Pictured: Lake fun in 2010

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 ESV

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Still Sweet and Going Strong

That was a fun wedding. I love how organized my sister was. And you know there was good food involved. I always think of them when I hear what became their theme song. "How Sweet it is to be Loved by You."

Happy 27th anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!

Pictured: Good times during our California Christmas, 2010.

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Ephesians 5:33 ESV

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wide Spot

I am thankful for a wide spot on the road. Where my husband could park his malfunctioning truck the other morning. I was able to come take him to work. And deal with the truck later.

Pictured: Along Highway 3, out of Shelton

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 ESV

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blessed Legacy

There are many years of marriage represented here. My in-laws just celebrated 56 years in July. And today my parents celebrate their 53rd anniversary. That is a blessed legacy!

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Thanks for showing us how to stay in it for the long haul. Thick and thin. Richer or for poorer. In health and in sickness. Love you!

Pictured: My parents (on the left) sat together with my in-laws in church recently.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. Psalm 16:6 ESV

Monday, August 24, 2015

Memory Bridge

That was a trip down memory lane, or bridge, in this case. My husband's family camped and fished at the Metolius River before I came on the scene. And after. I'm glad we made time to detour through Sisters and Camp Sherman.

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. Psalm 103:13 ESV

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday Beach Love

In honor of my older daughter's birthday, we went to Cannon Beach yesterday. Two and one-half hours' drive one-way. It was beautiful except for the smoke-filled air. I took a nap on the beach while they explored. It was a great day!

Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty! Psalm 93:4 ESV

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Canyon Outside

Since it wasn't a day trip to the wedding, we might as well find a place to stay overnight. Try out airbnb. The house was perfect. Comfortable and clean, with linens and towels, and a few food staples. With a canyon right outside the back door!

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Our Two Sons

What happened to those boys being told to take it outside?Eating milk and cereal and all the leftovers? Doing school projects on the kitchen counter? They grew up! Great to have our sons together for the family wedding last weekend!

Pictured: Our two sons clean up well.

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown, our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace; Psalm 144:12 ESV

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Much Loved

Our tiny baby girl grew up to be a beautiful young woman. And beloved little sister, doting big sister, loyal friend, and hard worker. Not to mention, cherished daughter and good friend!

Happy 24th Birthday to our older daughter!

Pictured: Same field trip to Washington DC, ten years later with her little sister in 2014.

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sightsee Along the Way

I'm glad we had cell phone coverage and were in communication. So our caravan could sightsee along the way. We stopped to see Multnomah Falls, just outside Portland. Too bad we didn't have time to hike up the falls.

Pictured: Photo op by my daughter and my son's girlfriend

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 1:20 ESV

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Passing Through

It would be a shame to be pass through my sister's neighborhood and not see her. On our road trip to central Oregon. Good thing she got my text before her cell phone died. So she could surprise us while we were eating lunch.

Pictured: Our four kids plus one, and my sister with her four kids.

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 ESV