Monday, September 22, 2014

Left Behind

I didn't know we had such picky eaters. Do I need to cut the crusts off for the chickens?

Pictured: My husband found what the chickens left behind.

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

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Three Weeks Down

Three weeks down. One to go. I will make sure my prescription refill is for the autoinjector.Then I can return to being self-sufficient in getting my weekly injection. I am thankful for my friend and my older daughter who have helped me do what I can't do.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 ESV

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Apples to Apple Cider

Our neighbors invited us to join in. Bring our own bottles or jugs. So my daughter and I picked apples and joined the assembly line. Fresh apple cider made the old-fashioned way.

Pictured: My daughter snapped this photo of me getting apples out the tree with my friend and her grandchildren.

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 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 1:1-3 ESV

Friday, September 19, 2014

Purse Hack

I was just telling my sister how much I like my new garage sale purse. Soft leather. Lots of room. When the strap broke.

But a thrift store bag's removable strap will work quite nicely. With brass hardware to match. But maybe I should ease up on throwing books in my purse.

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, September 18, 2014

New Work Space

I have a new work space. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I take my thermos of  home-brewed coffee. Spread out my Bible Study Fellowship homework, Bible, and notebook. Plus a weekend copy of the Wall Street Journal from my friend. I have a long table all to myself. Until my daughter and other students and parents come into the cafeteria for lunch.

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 ESV

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back in Fellowship

It's great to be back in Bible Study Fellowship. After the summer off. I like my new discussion group with a mix of older and younger women. I am squarely in the middle. We are studying the Life of Moses this year. Up next is the brand new study in Revelation.

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 ESV

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Daily Bread

Sometimes it's good to be reminded. God is the Giver. He knows what I need. And it is enough.

Pictured: One of my favorite old plates.

Give us this day our daily bread, Matthew 6:11 ESV

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bless Our Birthday Bookends!

The first time around, we were flying by the seat of our pants. No clue what we were doing. But our son was gracious and easy-going.

Thirteen years later, to the day, we had our fourth child. Now we are too old to remember what we learned before. Plus it is a different world. Our youngest is also gracious and easy-going. But through it all, God has faithfully led us.

Happy 27th and 14th Birthdays!

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5 ESV

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sisters Weekend

My daughter made a quick trip home this weekend. So she could spend some time with her baby sister. Who is having a birthday tomorrow. My daughter came by ferry and we gave her a ride home.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1 ESV

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Milk Bottle Repurposed

I have another new favorite bottled drink. My daughter gave me a milk bottle. Perfect for cold-brewing herbal tea in the fridge.

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, September 12, 2014

Foyle's War

I have a new favorite TV program. New to me. My friend recommended the PBS show, Foyle's War. It is set in the English countryside during World War II. I love watching a detective show loaded with history. Our local library has several seasons available.

Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Daniel 2:20-21 ESV

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Can't Forget

I remember. We all do. Those of us old enough to be aware of what was going on. Not that any of us can make sense of what happened. Thirteen years ago today.

In today's Bible Study Fellowship homework I learned that Moses wrote one of the Psalms. I never noticed that before.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil. Psalm 90:12-15 ESV

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bring on the Homework

I'm so excited to have homework. Bible Study Fellowship (known as BSF) is back in swing. Today we started the Life of Moses. We will go through Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. I can't wait to see what God will teach me this year!

There are groups meeting around the world. I'm attending the women's group in Olympia on Wednesday mornings at Westwood Baptist Church.  Anyone want to join me?

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, Deuteronomy 7:9 ESV

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ready for High School

My youngest is ready for high school. We are combining homeschooling with classes at the Olympia Regional Learning Academy, part of the Olympia School District.

I am sad to have her time at the small Christian school in Shelton end, but I look forward to new experiences at the new school.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 ESV