Sunday, May 09, 2021

Mother's Day 2021

I felt loved today. Thank you, family! But to my friends who have disappointments and grief, please know you are loved and seen. Remember the story of Hagar in Genesis who suffered mistreatment and extreme loneliness. She feared for the life of her son. God heard her desperate cries and rescued them.

Pictured: I love this card made by my daughter.

So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” Genesis 16:13 ESV

Saturday, May 08, 2021

Remembering Mother's Day Past

Remembering Mother's Day past. Like this fun picnic two years ago. My first time out with my knee scooter after ankle surgery.

Pictured: Mother's Day with my mother-in-law  and our kids two years ago.

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

Friday, May 07, 2021

Early Mother's Day Bouquet

Look at the beautiful bouquet our daughter put together for me!

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


Thursday, May 06, 2021

Find the Puppy

Can you find our older daughter's adorable puppy? She gave me permission to post this photo. Looks like our dogs have similar hobbies.

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

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Apron of Memories

Thanks to my Gramma for her many labors of love. Like this apron she sewed years ago. I still feel the love. Bless her heart, she will be 99 years old next month.

She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. Proverbs 31:13 ESV

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

To the Backyard

I'm often outside with the pups. While the people are working or doing schoolwork. But it's always nice to sit with my husband. Love how he moved the bench from the front porch to the backyard. Works for us.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV

Monday, May 03, 2021

Where the Fern Grows

Not all of my projects or experiments are a success. But I'm happy that my fern had a comeback from a near death experience.

https://widemargins.blogspot.com/2020/07/comeback-fern.html

a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; Ecclesiastes 3:3 ESV

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Time to Come Inside

When it's time to come inside, Dad to the rescue!

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:18 ESV


Saturday, May 01, 2021

For the Birds

I forgot to tell the pups that the bird bath is for the birds. They think it's perfect for them. At least they share well with each other. And it's easy to refill.

And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:11 ESV

Friday, April 30, 2021

Ten Minute Timer

The free Zoom meetings only have 40 minutes. Like when I lead my Bible Study Fellowship discussion group. It's hard to see the final 10-minute count down on the computer screen and pay attention to the discussion. I wish I thought of starting a timer on my phone sooner!

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Mulch Bed Love

Our dogs take the word "bed" seriously. They think the mulch bed is perfect for relaxing in the backyard.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24 ESV

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Under Water

I'm not sure what the birds think. But I like having agates in the birdbath.

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26 ESV

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Keeps Improving

I love how it's coming together. Trees, plants, rocks, and don't forget the exotic grasses.

Pictured: My husband keeps improving the backyard.

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth  Psalm 104:14 ESV

Monday, April 26, 2021

Sister on Call

Who are you going to call? Or text or email? When you need help or advice? Or something translated in Chinese?  My sister is on that short list. Happy birthday to my middle sister!

Pictured: Love this photo of my sisters and our Gramma from a couple years ago. The Birthday Girl is on the right in purple.

Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Psalm 31:30 ESV