Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Black Lives Matter


This is the time to pay attention. Lean in. Listen. Learn. Let go of  complacency with the status quo.

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Psalm 139:23-24 ESV

Monday, June 01, 2020

Need to Learn More

I have ideas of what it means to love kindness and walk humbly with my God. But I need to learn more about what it means to do justice.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 ESV

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Listen First

I like to read, research, and pray.  I am slow to share deeply personal information or stories. But I need to be willing to open up the discussion about racism and injustice. I want to listen first.

Pictured: Our peonies in black and white.

You should defend those who cannot help themselves. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 The Living Bible

Saturday, May 30, 2020

80th Birthday Love

My dear mother-in-law turned 80 today How do you celebrate a milestone birthday while our cities face limitations in travel and gathering? . We send our love and trust we can get together soon. In the meantime, we call, text, or send cards. Lots of cards. We can do that.

Happy 80th birthday!!!

Pictured: I love this photo of my mother-in-law taken after our son's wedding.

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


Friday, May 29, 2020

Coming up Pink Roses

The roses don't let anything stop them. They keep growing and blooming in and around the willow bush. I love the splashes of color in our front yard.

Pictured; My husband took this photo and shared it with me.

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. Psalm 119:90 ESV

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Happy Birthday to my Brother-in-law

I can't mention every family birthday this month. There are so many! But I do want to wish my brother-in-law a special birthday. We can't wait to all be together again!

Pictured: I love this photo from several years ago when our dining room was mustard-colored and we had that giant artwork transported from California.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 ESV

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Cross Tie for the Win

It may seem like a small thing. But I like to make things easier for myself. For example, I try to buy cross tie trash bags. That way I know which end is up. Saves me time and hassle. Works for me!

Pictured: That is the top of the trash bag.

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

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Parallel New Testament

I don't know how many years ago I bought a parallel New Testament Bible. But it's perfect for reading in Matthew right now. I can see eight translations and paraphrases on the same page.

I know I could look up the Bible online, but I love having a book.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 ESV

Monday, May 25, 2020

Perfect for Veggies

No raised beds in our backyard? No problem. My husband and daughter built a garden box for our porch. Perfect for veggies!

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Chicken Run

The chicks are now 8 weeks old. Look how big they are! My husband built a chicken run for them to safely explore.

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 ESV

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Mother's Day Fridge Love


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I love my cards and banner. I will leave them up for a while. 

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV

Friday, May 22, 2020

Right on Schedule

I knew the pink roses would appear. Sure enough, we have some beautiful blooms in the front yard by the willow tree.

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The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; Psalm 111:7 ESV

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Don't Give Up Hope


I thought the snap dragons weren't coming back. But wait, they are in a new location. Don't give up hope too soon.

Pictured: Check out the crack under the porch.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; Psalm 130:5 ESV

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Baby Chick Love

A few years ago we had chickens. But we started with laying hens. This seemed like a good time to have chickens again. We have five baby chicks!

Pictured: When we picked up our Easter egger chicks a couple weeks ago.

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” Genesis 1:22 ESV