Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Deck Sittin’ Day

 

Some might argue that today is not a “Deck – Sittin’ Day”, but I beg to differ. Yes, it’s 30 something degrees, and yes, the wind is kicking up but…it’s snowing! The day before Thanksgiving and it’s snowing. I came out to gather the cushions for their hibernation in the basement this winter, but seeing the snow, a blanket and some hot chocolate are calling and I say it’s a great day for deck sittin’.

The birds are busy at my feeders like scurrying cooks at the grocery store rushing for last minute ingredients. The Bluebirds are all a fuss in and out of their wooden house preparing for their family gathering I guess. That’s what I’ll be doing in a few hours.

I’m sure many are working today with their sights on an extra day off this week and the news reports that many are stuck in airports all over the eastern seaboard, I really hate that.

But right now it seems as though the clock has stopped on my deck for just a little while and I’m so grateful for this peaceful, quiet snowfall and time to reflect and give thanks.

Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His faithful love endures forever.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Praise & Judgement Meet

The view from my deck is so beautiful today I don’t want to go inside to finish working in the basement den. We have been opening the door and chunking stuff in there for two years, now its time to “pay up”. I’m cleaning up and cleaning out! How can I leave this chair on [...]

Monday, January 21, 2013

That They Might Be With Him

The ornaments and lights are boxed away in the basement as Christmas fades into the new year. The hustle and bustle of shopping, cooking and family gatherings around the Christmas table are behind us and stored away in our memories.   Some see January as a let down to all the previous festivities and have [...]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

He is here! The Savior has been born!

He is here! Our Savior has been born!

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn. Luke 2:6,7 NLT Hallelujah! A King is [...]

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Journey

The Journey

At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. All returned to their own towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village [...]

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Full Bloom

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My Christmas Cactus is blooming! I wait all year for this beauty to bloom just like I wait for Christmas. Around Thanksgiving, I put it in a room in our basement that has little light and I deprive it of water for about 2 weeks. Then, I bring it back upstairs and place it in [...]

Saturday, November 17, 2012

He is The Publisher

“The sovereign God of the universe has committed Himself to write the history of earth. But He has willed to do it through people, and He invites you and me to respond with chapters of bold accomplishments done in His name. You probably feel as I do when such an enormous truth dawns upon you. [...]

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pearls Threaded on the Strand of My Today

I’m reading A.W. Tozer’s, “The Pursuit of God”. Chapter five’s “The Universal Presence” this morning, slid the first pearl on my thanksgiving strand. God’s amazing presence here with us! Tozer’s writes,”and He is always trying to get our attention, to reveal Himself to us, to communicate with us. We have within us the ability to [...]

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just Add Water

The sermon I heard at Pinedale Sunday by Dr. Matt Proctor was one of the best I’ve ever heard and it penetrated deep. Thanksgiving. Gratefulness. Returning to say, “Thank You, God” instead of complaining. (Please read my post “Hide and Seek”) Dr. Proctor said, “Complaining is a fertile ground for sin”. He illustrated his point [...]

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hide and Seek

The sermon I heard at Pinedale yesterday by Dr. Matt Proctor was one of the best I’ve ever heard and it penetrated deep. Thanksgiving. Gratefulness. Returning to say, “Thank You, God”. Dr. Proctor taught from Luke 17: 11 – 19, Ten Healed of Leprosy. He said a lot of things that struck my heart but [...]