Saturday, October 12, 2019

Just a Ferry Ride Away

It was a quick trip home this weekend. But worth it to have time with our girl!

Pictured: Saying goodbye at the Bremerton ferry tonight.

But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise. Psalm 79:13 ESV

Friday, October 11, 2019

Codenames Game Night

What's a fun thing to do on a Friday night when some of your kids are around? How about dinner and a game night? With fresh-baked cookies?

We are enjoying Codenames where you give one-word clues for your team members.  Works for us!

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, October 10, 2019

First 5 Bible Study

I'm not sure which friend recommended the First 5 Bible study app. But a couple years later I am still using it. It only takes about five minutes to read the passage of scripture and the devotional. Hence the name. Currently we are in the book of Isaiah. You can order a study guide, or just use the app. Or read it online. I recommend it!

learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. Isaiah 1:17 ESV

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Fall is Here

Ready or not, fall is here. I was not prepared with an ice scraper this morning. But a kitchen spatula will work. I need to remember to allow time to thaw the car on these chilly mornings.

Pictured: My husband took this picture of the top of our car this morning.

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; he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. Daniel 2:20-22 ESV

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The Joy of Walking

I used to be very aware of the privilege of walking. Thankfully it's been a few years since I had serious down times with my M.S. 

Now I'm on the other side of recovery from breaking my ankle. I can't walk fast or far.  But I'm walking! Without assistance. For the most part. I do like holding my husband's hand or arm. Works for me.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 ESV

Monday, October 07, 2019

Hydrangea Love

I would have missed the giant hydrangea at Bloedel Reserve. But my husband pointed it out to me. And thanks to our daughter for taking a picture of us.

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

Sunday, October 06, 2019

We Meet Again

I didn't think our schedules would overlap today. But wait! Who's that driving by? Good thing we didn't rush out after eating our lunch.

Pictured: Always good to catch up with my mom!

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Proverbs 2:7-8 ESV

Saturday, October 05, 2019

One More Trip to Bloedel

We hoped to get one more trip to Bloedel before our membership expired this month. If weather, our schedule, and my walking ability came together. Today was the day.

I walked part of the way and read my book in the Residence while the others explored the trails.

Pictured: In front of the Residence with our son and daughter.

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Proverbs 2:7 ESV

Friday, October 04, 2019

Let the Scooter Go

It was time to let it go. Return the knee scooter to my friend who loaned it to me. She has another friend who had foot surgery. That Cadillac of a knee scooter (nice wheels and could turn) was a lifesaver. Worked for me. Now it can help someone else.

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

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Growing Up

I was impressed with how our pup handled her yearly visit to the vet. She was excited to greet people but stayed calm. Even with a cat meowing in a box and a crying dog. She's growing up!

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

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

"Walking and Leaping"

This week's scripture passage included the story of the lame man being healed in the name of Jesus. Anyone else hear a children's song? "Walking and leaping and praising God..."

I love how Peter reached out to him and lifted him up. Instant healing. No physical therapy required. The man thought he needed money, but God gave him what he really needed: complete physical and spiritual healing.

Pictured: It took weeks of healing after my ankle surgery before I could walk. I'm still not quite leaping.

But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. Acts 3:6-8 ESV

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

First Day of College 2019

And so begins our daughter's second year at Seattle Pacific University! We are so proud of her!

Extra bonus: Seattle is not that far away.

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 ESV

Monday, September 30, 2019

Goodbye Summer

I wasn't ready for the change in seasons. All of the sudden, summer is gone. Time to bring out the sweaters and pull out the soup recipes. Say hello to Fall.

Pictured: Coming to the end of the hydrangea blooms.

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

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Preaching on the Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Thank you, Pastor Cean Williard for preaching on another parable of Jesus. I'm thankful for the leadership team at Harbor Church that can preach clearly and passionately from God's Word.

You can listen to the sermon online:

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Matthew 21:42 ESV