Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"...but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin" I John: 1:7
May thanksgiving be a natural outpouring of our hearts because of all He has done and continues to do in our lives. Enjoy this day set aside to spend with family and friends in acknowledgement of His provision!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
5. sitting in front of the fireplace on a snowy day with a good book and a cup of tea
6. fresh peonies and their fragrance which permeates my house
8. beautiful yarn and a new knitting project
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Fodder for prayer.
Here are some pics from today's Bellingham Herald:http://www.bellinghamherald.com/493/gallery/1145661.html#http://media.bellinghamherald.com/smedia/2009/11/05/05/Whatcom_school_fire_1.standalone.prod_affiliate.39.jpg
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
To the left is my FAVORITE building, which houses the dozens and dozens of fresh baked apple pies served a la mode with hot caramel sauce and at the other end is the homemade donuts...can life get any sweeter?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
How in the world did this ever fall under the jurisdiction of "pancake"? Looks like a bowl, acts like a bowl, fills up like a bowl!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
And of course my favorite....sheep!
And late summer beauty...
And interesting examples of different county lifestyles!!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
These flowers can only produce blossoms when grown in poor soil--they are completely dependent upon their vines and the sun to reach their full glory. Each blossom is absolutely breathtaking in its perfection, I can easily see why Georgia O'Keefe used them so frequently as a subject for her art.
But the metaphor doesn't stop there! These flowers only last one day. They open with the rising of the sun and then they close and fade with the onset of twilight. They have just enough energy for today. As the sun rises the next day, a whole new set of blossoms bursts forth! Like God's mercies they are new every morning as He provides us with just what we need for the task at hand.
It's true, you know. We are without excuse, as His glory surrounds us every day. We cannot say, "we never knew!"
Monday, August 31, 2009
No, not ennui!
It's a blue ribbon! I won a blue ribbon! My very first ever!
Friday, August 28, 2009
One of the great "mysteries" of life is the way that God weaves people into and out of our lives. How else can I explain that several years ago I met a woman that I attended the same private school with in 5th grade in Maryland? Her husband worked at the same company that mine did. Or try explaining how I met a woman who was dear friends with an actual relative of mine, not one I'm familiar with, but one who shows up on my family tree with the last name of Ridgely? I did write her and explain the "coincidence", but sadly she never responded.
Or....how do you explain the fact that my "second home" is in a town I'd never heard of until almost 20 years ago when Wally and I met Mauri Macy at THE FIRS which has begun a long-standing friendship that now includes Sherry Macy and that our daughter ended up attending college in this town and now teaches in it? Small world, eh?
Mauri and Sherry embody the word gracious. Their hospitality knows no limits, their friendship is genuine and precious and I truly, truly wish we were not separated by so many miles. Whenever they host us, we feel like "family" and they treat us this way. I love our conversations, our shared passions, and the easy way we fit into their world. We treasure them and wish everyone had a Mauri and Sherry in their lives....now there is a real path to world peace!