Monday, February 8, 2016

Our Beautiful Leah


Leah's post on FaceBook, led me to check out Justin Bieber.  There are many definitions of good in the world today.

We've hit another snare in our discussion on 'good'. Even though I did not watch the Super Bowl last night, I was interested in who won, since our granddaughter here, lives in North Carolina and we have grandsons in Colorado.

I understand it was a 'good' game. Congratulations to the better team, the Denver Broncos.

Before the game, I watched a few of the commercials made just for the big game. Some fit the 'think of good things' bent of my blog. Some did not.  

The half  time show, part of which I saw on the internet, reminded me of what the people may have been doing when Moses descended the mountain with the 10 commandments in hand. Enough said.

Now I'm back to searching out the things of beauty, the things admirable in this world. 

By the way, one of the things of beauty is pictured above...Leah.



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thinking of Good Things



Chelle took Mason and Ashley for lunch at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant on a Saturday afternoon, while Aussie was with Greg at Chinese school.

It is good to enjoy family and healthy food. Selfies can even be good.


Philippians 4:8 "...whatever is true, whatever is honorable whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." And reading further, verse 9 "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

From Morning To Night



Ava is a beautiful little girl...a busy, beautiful little girl. She leads a busy life. 

Now here is something good to think about on a regular basis. Great grandchildren are a gift from heaven.

When God told us to love others better than self, he didn't have to do a sales job when he is talking about sweet, innocent little children. Ava, as one of those sweet ones, is sooo easy to love. 

Think about this, God cherishes  us as much and much more than we can love these tiny little humans.   

If you are looking for love you can't find, look toward God and know you are truly loved. He will accept you where you are and teach you his precious ways, so that you can live forever in heaven with him and all those who love him.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sending Anime Hugs


Ashley loves anime. This was her chance, wearing her characters shirt, to send love and hugs our way.

There is a challenge at Digital Scrapper. It is to use their new kit for February, A Love Story, and to do something creative with a title.

I decided to copy a type of 'font' used in anime publication. I used a red paper from the kit, layered a black paper from the kit over it, then divided it into squares and deleted black squares leaving only ones that  spell out the title Anime. It was a little tedious, but fun and I love the resulting title.


Continuing my February theme for this blog , I'm sticking with Philippians  and practicing the Habit of Happiness...as in Rick Warren's current teaching series.

What better thing to think about than this truth? 
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” (Philippians 2:13 NLT)

Monday, February 1, 2016

False Alarm



Yes, I am hard up for layouts!  I had planned to do a lot of layouts today, but I got myself side-tracked organizing my files. I do love to be organized., but it's a losing battle around here. However, it should be easy to organize my files, because I'm the only one who uses them. I decided this morning that the way I had some of my things arranged was not right. But after fiddling with them all day, I've decided they would have been better left alone. 

Because of that endeavor, I didn't do any layouts all day. So here is what I have for my next book. It happened in November.  Imagine this, we were sound asleep around 3:00 AM. The alarm sounded and we  got a phone call. It is really funny what adrenaline will do for a person at a time like that. We sprung from our bed at full attention. We were able to see by checking the system that it was the high water alarm.  It wasn't raining. There really wasn't any reason for high water, so we went back to sleep knowing it had been a false alarm. 

The next day, Ron had to pull the sensor out of the septic well, and replace it when he was not able to fix it.  Boy, the things he has learned since he retired.

Maggie watched him from the screened porch, since we cannot allow her to go free while he is working. She is a roamer and we are too close to the road and the lake.

Interesting results in Iowa tonight.  I would have liked to see Dr. Ben Carson come out on top, but didn't expect that to happen. Am happy that Cruz and Marco Rubio did as well as they did.

Really can't get excited about Hillary or Bernie. One is as bad as the other.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hello 2016


Caleb had written out a list of things to do on New Year's Eve. I have a copy of his list and as soon as I have a picture of him, I'll make a layout.

His little brother, who just turned 2 in December, didn't quite make it.

It is very easy to think of the good, the excellent, etc when I am scrapbooking. All my subjects are  sweet and lovely.  Of course, I realize it would not be the same for everyone. But right now, I'm thanking God for our family and enjoying these special days.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

On the Fence



There is right and there is left and there is on the fence. As cute as our Caleb is on the fence at farm school,  I choose to stand up for what's right.

To review, Philippians 4:8 "...whatever is true, whatever is honorable whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." And reading further, verse 9 "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you."

Can't think of anything more lovely and excellent than having the God of peace with me. So I choose to think on pure true things and practice the good that I know.

By the way, I had chosen this photo today to do some wonderful new things with photoshop light tricks that I'm trying to learn. However, the lighting on this picture was so good, I didn't feel like I could improve it.