Monday, October 18, 2021

All the Fall Colors

This is the time of year that I wish I knew how to paint. I don't even know how to mix colors. I would love to be able to record the changing colors of Fall. Photos on my phone don't do it justice. And I can't take photos while driving.

Pictured: And so it begins. The leaves are falling.

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


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Table Plant Love

It looks like an ordinary plant on our patio table. I don't know the name. But I see a survivor. This plant was on a wedding reception table this summer. Given to us after we helped clean up. The other plants didn't survive the heat on the drive home. So far so good.

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;  Ecclesiastes 3:2 ESV

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Hummingbird Haven

I love how the hot lips plant keeps blooming. It's a favorite spot for the hummingbirds. We don't have any feeders out for them. I have trouble keeping them filled.  I don't want to over-promise and under-deliver.

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. Psalm 147:8-9 ESV

Friday, October 15, 2021

On the Rocks

I love watching the sunflower grow. Look how it is growing up among the rocks!

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 ESV

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Raindrops Falling on Bamboo

I miss sitting on the bench in the backyard. When it rains, I just follow the dogs around. And look for sparkly raindrops on the leaves.

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. Psalm 147:8 ESV

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Red Maple Love

I thought this maple was red and beautiful. And then it deepened in color. I love the color and the shape of this tree.

Pictured: Our dog seems like to like the tree too.

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, Genesis 1:14 ESV

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Dog Park Love

 

We love adventures and visiting new places. And if all goes well, visit again and take your other daughter and her pup.

Pictured: Our daughters and their two pups plus a few friends

Not pictured: lots of other dogs running around.

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

Monday, October 11, 2021

Found a Way

I wonder how a sunflower found a way to grow in our backyard. Maybe a squirrel or bird helped. But this volunteer flower is starting to bloom!

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! Luke 12:27-28 ESV

Sunday, October 10, 2021

You Know...

I forgot about a writing project I did for my Gramma twenty years ago. I made a booklet with memories of what she taught me and our kids. Like teaching me how to sew. And mostly how to love others well.

The U-NO was a nod to one of her favorite candy bars. I'm sure I included a bar or two with this birthday gift.

This booklet was found in my Gramma's belongings and returned to me.

Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31 ESV

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Distractions

Sometime it's a challenge to get my Bible study lesson done. Even when I make time, I have distractions. Like a dog who wants to be right where I am.

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 ESV

Friday, October 08, 2021

Meet and Greet Love

It's been a while since we took our puppy on an outing. Our sweet girl hasn't forgotten how to greet people and other dogs.

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 07, 2021

Favorite Research

It's time for my favorite research. Trying a new breakfast burrito.  I love how it was grilled and served with salsa. Works for me.

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She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. Proverbs 31:14 ESV

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Join in

Another great online Bible study discussion this week. It's great how women can join in from their own homes. Or a car if they are out and about.

Pictured: Beautiful fall colors this morning.

For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” Matthew 3:3 ESV

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Cue the Excitement

I don't know how we are going to handle the excitement around here. A beautiful neighbor cat likes to visit our yard. Where our dogs look out the window.

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