Wednesday, October 29, 2014

World Series Game

How do you watch a World Series baseball game if you don't have TV? Go to your friends' house and watch with them. That was a fun game. Plus it was good to hang out with friends from our community group.

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cousin's Birthday

In honor of my cousin's birthday, I will not post a picture of when she was little enough to sit on my lap. Instead I will share a photo from a coffee date in 2009. Crazy how time flies!

That little cousin grew up to be a fine young woman. And a tough marine who has served our country well. Happy Birthday Cuz!

Pictured: With my daughters and my cousin, in 2009.

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints, Philemon 1:4-5 ESV

Monday, October 27, 2014

Summer Gone

Where did summer go? Time to turn on the heat. And start building fires. And thank my daughter for her labor of love splitting firewood last year.

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12 ESV

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Phone or Ferry

Our older children are only a phone call away. Or ferry ride. Our sons called this weekend. And it was nice to have our daughter home for her dad's birthday!

Pictured: Saying goodbye in Bremerton.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11 ESV

Saturday, October 25, 2014

After Birthday

Where can you go and sit a while? Visit. Drink coffee and have breakfast? We know a place perfect for an after-birthday gathering.

Fun to have our older daughter home to celebrate her dad's birthday.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV

Friday, October 24, 2014

Something to Celebrate

No big parties this year. But every birthday is something to celebrate. And remember God's faithfulness over the years.

The older we grow together, the more I appreciate the man I married.

Happy 54th birthday!

Pictured: At his 50th birthday party, four years ago.

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 ESV

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Weather Bursts

Today's weather came in bursts. Blue sky. Dark clouds. Torrential rain. Hail. A big rainbow. And more rain. Reminds me of what an amazing Creator we have.

Pictured: Driving home from Olympia with my daughter

For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 108:4 ESV

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

High School Volleyball

I miss the days of watching my daughter and friends play volleyball. Sitting with parents on the bleachers. Some of the girls are now playing at the high school level. I went to the last home game to cheer them on. So proud of them!

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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chili Fest

I sampled each one and couldn't pick a favorite. Traditional chili. Pumpkin quinoa chili. White chicken chili. My veggie chili. Along with fresh guacamole and chips. Homemade bread. Plus birthday cake for my husband, made with love by our youngest daughter. That's how a community group puts on a chili fest.

Pictured: Just some of the great food tonight.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 ESV

Monday, October 20, 2014


I remember finding out he was on the way. And then praying through the pregnancy and the day of the delivery. Now our little community group baby is one year old! His parents dedicated him to God at church yesterday. On his first birthday.

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 ESV

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dear Friends

I met a couple at church when they were brand new. New to our church and to the United States. Now my dear friends are returning to their home in South Africa. So hard to say good-bye but I know we will see each other again.

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

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Start Somewhere

I need to preach more to myself. How do I approach the dishes and laundry? Jump in. Start somewhere. Success builds success. Why don't I apply that to filing and organizing? Worth a try.

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Notice Beauty

There is so much beauty around. I love how the leaves are changing colors. I need to pay attention because before you know it, the leaves will be gone. Like this tree outside my daughter's guitar teacher's studio.

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:19-20 ESV

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Throwback Ruffles

Looking back, I remember what a good sport my dad was. And is. He put up with a house full of women so patiently. Bless my mom for all her work sewing dresses. Even when we didn't always appreciate matchy-matchy ruffles.

I have many good memories of growing up with my two younger sisters in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Just wish we lived closer to each other now!

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, Colossians 3:12 ESV