Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ride a Horse

Tonight I am posting only a layout with no 'lecture'. You lucked out. 

I am peeved over my blog of yesterday. I just now saw how my post was cut, so that nothing could be read. Of course, I didn't try to read it. Perhaps it would be even more interesting that way. A person could play a game guessing what I had tried to say... however. I have to admit it made me too tired to write anything tonight or to even change what I posted last night. Below is another layout of Caleb. It was his very first time to ride the horse without someone leading it around the area.

Friday, September 23, 2016

On the Farm with Oliver

As you can see, Oliver enjoys the animals at the farm. He held the baby chickens and eyed the rabbit. 

It is so much fun to see him at the farm...wish I could have been there that time. 

Now for a deeper thought. All of us at one time or another face difficult times. Perhaps you know someone right now who is suffering something that is hard for her/him. Often, it is so difficult for people that they question why it has happened to them. 

In my email today, I received two mails about the same subject. The following was from Max Lucado. I love the way he puts things so simply...

Life is a Required Course

God can make something good out of your mess! The test you are experiencing will become your testimony. 2 Corinthians 1:4-5 says that God comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone who’s going through hard times so we can be there for that person, just as God was there for us.
You didn’t sign up for this crash course in single parenting?  No, but God enrolled you. He has taken the intended evil and rewoven it into this curriculum. Why? So you can teach others what He’s taught you. Rather than say, “God why?” ask “God, what?”  What can I learn from this experience? Rather than ask God to change your circumstances, ask Him to use your circumstances to change you. Life is a required course. Might as well do your best to pass it! You will get through this!  Max Lucado

And a Bible Verse: Romans 5:3-4

3 (Not only so, but) we  also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Another Rubik's Cube Best

Aussie surely likes his Rubik's Cubes. I'm wondering if he is spending as much time with them as he had been over the last few that he is in high school and is loaded down with homework.

I imagine he will cram some time into his schedule. And when he visits here later this year, I will bet he will be carrying one or more cubes with him.

I am trying to think of fun things to do while the triplets are here. It seemed  so much easier when they were younger. They love Cedar Point, even though they have been to Disney World not too long ago. But the park is only open one day while they will be here.

I am anxious to see them. It seems like forever sine the last time. How does that happen, when otherwise, it seems like time flies. It just doesn't make sense.

On the political side...the right side...we need to pray without ceasing for this election. I do believe the only way the new Democrats are going to win is by cheating at the ballot box, but I certainly would not be surprised at all if they do that again. It is commonplace in that party. But they would have to do lots of it this time, if they are going to win.  

Still, I wouldn't be surprised it they found a way to do it... However, I am praying that God will keep the election process clean and that those supporting Trump will win out this time.  

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised Trump is doing so well, but with such a bad start, I am.  

Please pray that  people are able to see that the two parties of old are not with us anymore. They are, but in name only. The Republicans are more like the Democrats were and the Democrats are more like the communist party and it shows a preference to Muslims over Christians.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In God We Trust

When we  buy something or have a service done, we want to find an honest person with whom to do business. It gets harder and harder all the time. So when we had to have a room's floor recovered, we remembered a business at the closest intersection  to us. A road runs into our street and dead ends there; so when a person gets stopped at the light, right in front of him or her is a large high fence between two buildings. On it is painted in large letters this Bible verse from II Chronicles 7:14:

King James Version (KJV):
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
That verse has become very important to me in recent years with the morality of so many people in this country and especially the world has pretty much hit bottom. Youth are being corrupted at very young ages. I know no other answer, but to turn to God for help and comfort in such a time as this. 
My husband had already used his company to purchase flooring for the church, which they also installed. We were very pleased. So, when we ordered  our tiles (which look like wood) for the basement floor, we purchased them from the same company.  
When he came out to give us advice and an estimate, he drove the truck in this picture.  I was sold. I love that truck. And we really like him. He is definitely a fine trustworthy man. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Baby Chick and Caleb

Why have I been waiting so long to post my blog, that I start to fall asleep at the keyboard? I've been thinking about that...but I waited until time to post.  Now, I'm finding it hard to hold up my head.  

Perhaps it  is the old Hillary ploy...when you need to avoid a speaking slot or a debate, get sick. Hmmm Maybe that is it. I find it is hard to write an interesting blog, so I get so tired that  either I don't, or I have a good excuse why it is poor. I really must repent of that and try to do better.

Tonight I have a layout that I finally did today of Caleb with a baby chick. It was fun to design. I love digital because if at first you don't succeed, you may try again and again. Nothing lost, but time.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Love and Sweetness

Yesterday was the very first day this year that my right knee didn't hurt and again today, I made it through the day. What a wonderful feeling, worth the operation.  Wish I could have gotten it sooner, but I didn't want to miss all my summer.

The layout above has pictures from June 6 of this year. I was bedfast for at least two weeks after I  finished off my leg with an injury at the airport in Colorado, running for our plane.  It would have been fine, if I had not had smaller injuries before that. I had finished my physical therapy and then tore the meniscus.

While I was in bed, April came up to see me and brought over her sweet niece, Payton, who lives in our area.

Maggie was not used to me being in bed during the day. She stayed there with me most of the time.

She was very happy, as was I, to see these two pop in unannounced. It was a wonderful visit.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pose on St Augustine Pier

Mason, Ashley and Aussie pose on the St Augustine Pier on Anastasia Island, which is south of the city of St Augustine .

I'm  ready for bed early tonight after having trouble with Photoshop Elements and my clothes washer this evening. I'm beat. 

Instead of trying to write while I'm nodding off, I'm posting a very helpful list to use for voting this year..

I'm hoping you can blow this up big enough to read.