Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feeling Burdened, Being Blessed

What do you do when you feel burdened? Respond with flight, fright, or get ready to fight? There is another option. Faith. How do you establish your heart?

Don't miss the 14th sermon in the James series from Pastor Mark Driscoll. Only one more sermon in the James series left! It's been practical and challenging.


You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:8 ESV

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sister Sister

I'm glad my older daughter isn't too far away. And is such a great big sister.

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

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Good-bye Spring Break

Good-bye Seattle waterfront! Good-bye Daughter! And good-bye Spring break.

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! Psalm 117:2 ESV

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Still Home

What would we do if all our kids were out of the nest? So thankful for our youngest!

Pictured: Stopping for a photo before catching the ferry.

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

Friday, April 11, 2014

Salmon in Seattle

What do you do when one daughter has spring break and the other daughter has her weekend? You ride the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle and leave your youngest in Seattle. With a salmon dinner outside the Crab Pot on the waterfront. Works for us.

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2 ESV

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Growth

I was happy to buy the plant at a garage sale and give it a good home. Only it broke off soon after I bought it home. I put the broken off stem in water in hopes it would root again.

I was about to throw out the pot and stem. But wait there's more! The stem grew a root and the plant rejuvenated!

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Mow Happy

I wanted to post a picture of my daughter mowing the lawn. But all I have is a picture of my daughter and our dog on the grass. My youngest did a great job on her riding mower debut!

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

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Near and Dear

I am blessed to have my mom close. Near and dear.

Happy birthday, Mom!

Pictured: My mom and my Gramma, a few years ago.

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Proverbs 31:28-30 ESV

Monday, April 07, 2014

Spot of Color

I love spots of color. And I love that my daughter spied the half-price sticker on this beautiful hanging basket.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Matthew 6:30 ESV

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Jesus' Ownership, Your Stewardship

It's not about whether you are rich or poor. And how do you define that, anyway? It's about whether you are godly or ungodly. You can watch Mark Driscoll's sermon on James 5 and consider ownership versus stewardship.


"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 ESV

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Bridal Shower Love

There was a lot of love in the room. The young bride-to-be was surrounded by family and friends. Representing years of memories and prayers. My young friend has found true love and seen God's hand upon her life.

Seems like just yesterday my girlfriend and I drank coffee while the children (including the young woman who is getting married) chased each other through the house.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

Friday, April 04, 2014

Made with Love and Veggies

I believe in full disclosure. If you ask. So I just said the homemade pizza was gluten-free. Turns out cauliflower pizza is really good! Thanks to my FB friend for posting the recipe.


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

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Digital Notetaking

Can an old dog learn new tricks? I am going to try. I downloaded Evernote and want to learn how to use it. Maybe I can let go of the random bits of papers floating around. Stop writing lists on imaginary paper.

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

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Poured Out

How much do I love Jesus? In Matthew 26 we read about a woman who went all out. Demonstrated her love for Jesus publicly. She didn't just dab a little perfume. She poured out the whole expensive bottle. What can I do? Something to think about.

Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. Matthew 26:6-7 ESV