Saturday, February 06, 2016

Back in Business

I almost gave up on them. But our three "ladies" are laying again. About one a day. I forgot how nice fresh eggs are!

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, February 05, 2016

Forgotten Attempts

I am not crafty or a seamstress. I appreciate my friends and family who have those skills. But I have made attempts. I forgot that I sewed a pillow for my parents' thirtieth anniversary. Until I saw it at my parents' house this week.

a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Ecclesiastes 3:7 ESV

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Keep Her Head Down

Not another surgery! Yes, but there is so much to be thankful for. My mom was able to get right in to see a doctor, get a referral, and have surgery to repair a detached retina the next day.

She was worried about how the IV would go, after many previous failed attempts over the years. But she said it was the "best IV ever." Now to "keep her head down" for 24 hours. And rest and recuperate.

Pictured: My parents, before Mom's surgery this morning.

Not pictured: My older son, who kept my dad company in the waiting room.

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30 ESV

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Memory Lane

Sometime we should take a trip down memory lane. Drive around to the all places we used to live. Including the temporary house-sitting gigs. Take pictures. Here, and Portland, Oregon. I would also like to make it back to Taiwan. Show my son where he was born.

Pictured: My older daughter, at our first home in Shelton, over 20 years ago.

By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; Proverbs 24:3 ESV


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

One Family Photo

When I think about our kids and our dog, I think of one photo. I found it today. Our youngest was in kindergarten and had just learned to ride a bike. With one major wipeout and black eye to show for it. Our oldest was about to leave home for college. And we adopted a sweet golden retriever, who was very red then. Ten years and many family memories ago.

I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. Psalm 77:11 ESV

Monday, February 01, 2016

Mature in Christ

I'm glad our pastor is feeling better. He was able to preach with energy and passion on Sunday. Great sermon on the last two verses in Colossians 1.

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29 ESV

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Drive Love

We went for a drive to take our younger daughter to her friend's house. And just kept going. Might as well go visit my parents! Stop for tea and chat. Works for us!

Pictured: Our older daughter and I found my parents in Olympia, earlier this year.

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 ESV

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Most are Taller Now

I wonder when we can recreate this photo. Get all the grandkids together in one place. From California, Oregon, and Washington. And see how they've grown! With one more added since this picture was taken.

Pictured: In front of South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, June 2013

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 1 Peter 3:8 ESV

Friday, January 29, 2016

Surrounded by Beauty

My husband pulled off the highway. Not with car trouble, thankfully. But the view was stunning, and he wanted to share it. We are surrounded by beauty!

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1 ESV

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Press On


I am determined to not give up. Even though I am really late to get a Christmas letter out. So I will press on and get it done. Maybe I can get a draft done before Chinese New Year.

Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 106:1 ESV


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Library Date

I have a new favorite place to meet friends. Without coffee. My friend's daughter did not have preschool today. So we met at the Tumwater Library. I love reading children's books with little friends!

But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16 ESV

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Life Group Prayers


If our life group says we will pray for you, we will. Or if God puts you on our hearts. Tonight's prayer time was especially sweet and heartfelt.

of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, Colossians 1:25 ESV

Monday, January 25, 2016

Snow Many Memories

I'm glad we have lots of photos of our beloved dog. So many good memories over 10 years. He loved the snow.

Pictured: Snow in January, 2012

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


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Back in Colossians

And we're back in the Colossians series. After Christmas and a couple weeks on prayer. Last week was on suffering and this week on stewardship and purpose. Preach it, Pastor Seth Winterhalter!


of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:25-27 ESV