Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Mom's New Splint

It was a day for seeing doctors. My mom's hernia surgery is healing well. But the hand doctor isn't sure if she needs surgery. My mom needs to get a 3-D cat scan to find out. She has a new splint in the meantime.

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Muffin Chicken Love

At least the "ladies" liked my muffins. My recipe merge experiment with leftover oatmeal and ripe bananas was a dud. The flavor was tolerable but the texture was terrible. Glad it wasn't a total waste of ingredients.

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Garden Girl

My daughter cleared a walking path in my parents' garden. And tied up the tomato plants. My mom does a great job growing tomatoes from seed. I will be glad to help with the harvest!

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

God Creates Man

Today's sermon was aimed squarely at men. All about how God created man and man's role and purpose. It's good to go back to basics. I'm looking forward to next week and hearing about women!

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. Genesis 2:15 ESV

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Baby Shower Love

I haven't lost my touch. Even though I don't get much practice. I was one of the top five to blow up a balloon and diaper it so it would stay on. But my drawing of a baby's face on a plate held on my head didn't win. My family will be amazed to know I did not win the purse scavenger hunt. It was a fun baby shower for my friend!

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 ESV

Friday, June 26, 2015

Coffee Date Appreciation

A friend sent some encouragement by email. A coffee card to redeem! My daughter and I enjoyed our coffee date yesterday. Works for us!

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mom's Crazy Day

My mom's hernia surgery went well but anesthesia is her kryptonite. After she got home she felt sick and fell. Thankfully, just then my uncle stopped by with their mail. He and my cousin drove my parents to the ER. She needed super glue on her chin and a cast on her hand for a broken finger. No broken ribs or damage to her new dental crown.

After a rough night, she is up and around. Things could have been so much worse.

Pictured: My mom was in good spirits and thankful for God's protection. Even after a crazy day.

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Kick-Off

Our Life Group Bible Study planned three events for the summer. First up, a salad supper at our home last night. It was great to have old and new friends join us.

With special thanks to my youngest, who worked all day to get the house and food ready while I was gone with my parents.

Pictured: Some of the twenty-one adults, children, and babies in our backyard.

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, Acts 2:46 ESV

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Another Surgery Under Her Belt

I am thankful my mom's hernia surgery went well today. Now for the hard part. She has to recover from being under anesthesia and take it easy for six weeks.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16 ESV

Monday, June 22, 2015

US Open 2015 Love

It was a father-son dream. Attend the 2015 US Open together. On Father's Day, no less. Thanks to my son for blessing his dad yesterday!

The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Proverbs 23:24 ESV

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Always My Hero

Not everyone can look back on a happy childhood. But I was blessed to have godly parents who loved each other and loved their three daughters. I am thankful for my dad and appreciate having him in my life. Then and now.

Happy Father's Day, Dad! You will always be my hero!

Pictured: The Fab Five, back in the day.  I am on the left, sans glasses and with an 80's perm.

The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; Psalm 37:18 ESV

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Waiting for Berries

I can't wait until my parents' garden has ripe berries. We found a few tonight. My parents do an amazing job in their berry and vegetable garden!

Pictured: Cascade berries in my parents' garden

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:4 ESV

Friday, June 19, 2015

Take it Outside

That was a memorable Father's Day, two years ago. The power was out. But we had fun anyway.

Pictured: At the lake with my parents and my sister's family.

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zero Waste

I didn't know how much they would enjoy it. The chickens cleaned out the watermelon, with nothing to spare.

And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:28 ESV