The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Sunday, May 31, 2009


"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." Isaiah 2:3

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Yesterday morning I walked outside in my yard. After all the rain we have had, the sky was absolutely beautiful. I think I was even more appreciative of the sun because of all the overcast and gloomy days we have seen this month. As I looked at the day I thought about how precious days like these are-there seem to be so few. It made me think of a passage in Lamentations. Life can be very difficult, even bitter at times. The worry-free seasons are few. It is comforting to read that throughout time others have had similiar experiences. Here is the passage from Lamentations that came to mind:

"I have been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is. So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the Lord.

I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.' The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

(And as this little guy quietly reminded me -when I tripped over him!)
It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." Lamentations 3:17-26

Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18, 1993 Was A Good Day!

Happy, happy birthday! We love getting together with you! We always have so much fun.

Today is a special birthday.

We're honored to be related to you. Love you, Chris!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Celebrate Mothers and Their Babies

My husband has made several birdhouses this spring and placed them throughout our yard. Some are in trees. Other houses are attached to poles. Almost all are now occupied. This afternoon my son and I heard several occupants in a nearby tree. Upon closer observation we spied four baby birds. They would appear every time my son whistled. This was quite a scene and it attracted several of our neighbors with a few running to get their cameras. How appropriate for the upcoming celebration.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 7 National Day of Prayer

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. -2Timothy 2:1-2

Monday, May 4, 2009


In the world it is called tolerance, but in hell it is called despair...the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die. -Dorothy L. Sayers