Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My sweethearts

These two cutie pies are sending me over the moon with joy! I love you both.
He asked me. Blessings given. He asked her. She said yes. ♥♥♥

Saturday, February 26, 2011

One Verse. 9

May He be gracious to you, show you His favor, and give you His peace.
Numbers 6:15-16 TLB

Friday, February 25, 2011


Fancy name for the amaryllis-when I'm doing a spell check, I often click on Wikipedia and learn a few new tidbits.
I took this Christmas gift to school and planted it on January 13. I thought the buds would open last weekend and the flowers would be looking their best while we were off. We were lucky, though, because the plant was flowering on Tuesday.
The kids were thrilled to see the two blossoms and have been watching all week as the third and fourth buds develop. The third bud blossomed today (Friday) and the last one will most likely be open when we go back on Monday.
I love the veins as I removed the color from the picture. It reminds me of some of my iris. With a low of 8 degrees this morning and a high of only 23, it may be a long wait for gardening.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Birthday Wish

On my way home after celebrating my birthday with my mom and brother I stopped in Eaton at Alley Arts that is in the old drugstore that we used to get meds for my dad and mom. There are more than 20 booths with lots of old treasures!
We used to have similar pictures on the wall on both sides of my piano. I have wanted to find a pair for a while and told myself if I ever did see them I'd get them. The ones I found have dark frames that will be changed when I decide what color will look best. When I got home I discovered that they aren't even by the same artist and that they were a common piece of art around the time my mom and dad were married in the 40's. In my mind I always called them Mr. and Mrs. Claus and had to laugh when I heard Sarah describe them exactly the same way!

Celebrating my birthday with this old couple made me happy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

One Verse. 8

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 (New International Version, ©2010)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Full Moon Friday-SNOW MOON

Sarah Josephine called and asked if I'd seen the moon tonight. No, so I went out at 5:30 before supper and looked east. She's never seen it so BIG, but because I live out in the country and can see the eastern horizon, October is when the moon is REALLY HUGE! Neither shot is what I'd like to share, but is the best the little camera could do. If you click on the pictures twice, they can be enlarged.
"The full moon of February, known as the Wolf Moon, will arrive Friday (Feb. 18).

Each full moon during the year has a traditional name in different human cultures. February's full moon is best known as the Wolf Moon among some Native American tribes.

The Algonquian peoples of North America called it the Snow Moon." Information from with the wind, I believe this is why the kids at school were so "------". I wonder what they were like after school at home?! ;D

Sunday, February 13, 2011

♥ Day, Part 2

The candy is ready to deliver in the VALENTINE cans. Zach said he likes M & M candies. Sarah Jo won't open hers, so it is filled with rice! She hasn't opened her Halloween treat because she likes it for a decoration.
Sarah loves owls, so one is for her and one for her sweetheart, Alex. The others will be delivered to Grandma and Grandpa after school tomorrow.

These really are easy to make once you have saved the right kind of fruit cans and opened them on the bottom. I wash and dry them, then spray the tops outside on a nice day-like today-65 degrees!! Fill them with treats, and glue or tape the bottom back on. I've discovered that tape holds them shut just fine and is so much easier than trying to glue them. Cover the cans with paper and decorations and thread ribbon through the pull tab on the top.

Happy Valentine's Day!

♥ Day, Part 1

I found these cute tags and cards to print for Valentine's Day. After I cut the tags out I glittered the bubbles, added string, and attached them to the bottles of Softsoap. I want to share them with my friends at school tomorrow even though the kids celebrated last Friday.
Now I need to finish decorating the candy cans and get them ready, too.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

One Verse. 7

Psalm 37:7
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

Monday, February 7, 2011

One Verse. 6

17 The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17