Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rich in Love and Good Memories

I wonder if they celebrate birthdays in heaven. Today would have been my father-in-law's 78th birthday. One year ago he was having a birthday in the hospital, and trying to get well enough to come home.

So today we remember a life well-lived. Rich in love and good memories. Shared a meal with my mother-in-law. And enjoyed some chocolate cupcakes.

Pictured: My husband and his mom today

Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children. Psalm 90:16 ESV

Friday, July 21, 2017

Organic Cabbage Love

I found a way to improve my favorite tangy cabbage salad recipe from Mark Bittman. I used organic cabbage, which really bumped up the flavor and texture. I liked the rough chop, instead of shredding, too. Organic works for me!

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Solo Flight

And away she flies. Our youngest is off on an adventure to see her California cousins. She will have a great time!

I will miss that smile!

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Exercise Before Work

It's good to get some exercise before work. It's even better when you can go out on a water bike.

Pictured: My husband enjoying the beautiful lake by his workplace on family property.

who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; Psalm 146:6 ESV

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Breakfast Ladies

I am on jury duty but haven't had to show up yet. My daughter was going to babysit this morning, but the plans changed. We say, if you don't have to report for duty, might as well go to coffee. And breakfast. Works for us!

Pictured: Coffee and breakfast with my daughter and my mother-in-law.

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, July 17, 2017

Bro Love

Sometimes I neglect to mention how much I appreciate my brothers-in-law. Between my sisters' husbands and my husband's brothers and one brother-in-law.

I enjoyed the short visit with my sister's husband recently.

Pictured: Saying good-bye to the California family earlier this month.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Take a Walk

My husband has a new little friend. He took his mom's little dog for a walk tonight. Good for both of them.

Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:26 ESV

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Take Time to Admire

It's good to take time to admire. Notice the beautiful flowers and plants. As you walk by.

Pictured: Walked by this beautiful hydrangea on the way to breakfast this morning.

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 ESV

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sisters by the Beach

I know how much I love my sisters. I'm happy to see the special bond between our two daughters, born nine years apart.

Pictured: Sisters by the beach earlier this week

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,  Ephesians 4:2 ESV

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sisters are the Best

It was another short but sweet visit. Glad my sister and her family could make the trek from California last week!

Pictured: Photo credit to my nephew

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bead Legacy

My mother-in-law gave me the original bookmark that got my father-in-law started with beads. Then he taught me how to make bookmarks and gave me his supplies.

I will treasure this bookmark and the reminder of good memories with my father-in-law!

Pictured: My new to me bookmark in my favorite devotional: The Songs of Jesus.

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 ESV

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Birthday Picnic Love

Family picnics are my new favorite thing. Whether planned or spontaneous. Equipped or winging it, with make-do plates from beverage lids. Works for us!

Pictured: Enjoying the beach after my birthday picnic. With thanks to our younger son, who took this photo facing the beach, not the parking lot.

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

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Birthday Breakfast to Me

It's my birthday, and I can resume my blog if I want to.

Happy 53rd birthday breakfast to me!

Pictured: I started the day with breakfast with my husband, mother-in-law, and two friends who happened to be at the Basement Bistro.

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 ESV

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Summer Break

I have never taken a real vacation before. Blog vacation that is. But I am going to hit pause for a couple weeks. Enjoy family time. Work on projects around the house. I can do that!

Pictured: Fun at the lake today with cousins

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 ESV