Thursday, May 24, 2018

Keep Coming Back

I love how they keep coming back. The volunteer snapdragons are blooming. Right by our front porch.

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Show Up and Be Loved

What a blessing to have our Life Group hosted for dinner tonight! All we had to do was show up. We are loved!

Pictured: Most of our group was able to make it tonight.

that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, Colossians 2:2 ESV

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seasons Come and Go

While I wasn't paying attention, the leaves came back. I love the changing seasons.

Pictured: View from my regular dropoff and pickup spot at South Puget Sound Community College.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3 ESV

Monday, May 21, 2018

Balancing Act

I am trying to do two things at once. Keep track of deadlines. And be in the moment. It is a challenge!

Pictured: Wildflowers at Billy Frank Jr. Wildlife Refuge last week.

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 ESV

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Walk and Talk

I'm thankful for the chances to walk and talk. Enjoy the time you have left before your daughter's senior year is over. Like last week's quick visit to Billy Frank Jr. Wildlife Refuge.

Pictured: Pausing for a photo by the barn.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Matching Hanging Basket

Just what I needed. A matching hanging basket to my flower box! I love how my husband re-purposed fence boards and shingles. Adds simple beauty to our home.

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Baby Sister Birthday Love

I still feel protective and proud of her. But the five years between us has melted away. Now we are good friends with lots of shared memories. Happy birthday to my baby sister!

Pictured: Family portrait in 1970.

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11 ESV

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Iris Love

We have a beautiful reminder of our neighbors that moved away. The iris they gave us bloomed.

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8 ESV

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mother's Day Card Love

Feeling the love!

Pictured: Hand-painted card from our older daughter

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

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

God's Gift of Friendship

There are friends that come into your life. And you wonder what you would do without them!

Pictured: Blessed by a visit with my dear friend this week!

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 ESV

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch 2018

We are blessed to still have both our moms. They are brave, strong women who are learning how keep going even though their life partners are gone. With unwavering faith.

Happy Mother's Day to my mother-in-law!

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Psalm 147:11 ESV

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

Blessed to have my mom in my life!

Happy Mother's Day to my mom who showed me how to love unconditionally and serve selflessly.

"Honor your father and mother" (this is the first commandment with a promise), "that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land." Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Made with Love

I love my husband's creative projects. Like the Mother's Day flower box he built out of old fence boards and shingles. Love it!

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

Friday, May 11, 2018

Bath Time Buddies

Good thing I took my watch off. Giving our dog a bath means getting soaking wet. With thanks to my co-bather and photographer!

Pictured: Before and after.

Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19 ESV