Month: March 2014

garlands of grace

Wisdom She’ll garland your life with grace, she’ll festoon your days with beauty.” Proverbs 4:9   Grace is undeserved favor. It is mercy when I don’t expect it or deserve it. My Bible tells me how God has extended grace by offering me salvation—eternal life with him—for free! I don’t have to do anything to earn…

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new toy

Kai Li’s toy pile has grown with her, piece by piece, ever since she was a two pound ball of fluff. First came one of daddy’s socks, rolled into a ball.  Just the right size for tiny Kai. Next, anything and everything Dad was playing with at the moment. Over the years there have been Christmas toys…

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spring cleaning

Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and spring. If there is no response in you to the awakening of nature–if the prospect of an early morning walk does not banish sleep, if the warble of the first bluebird does not thrill you–know that the morning and spring of your life are past. Thus…

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fortunate

” He who deals wisely and heeds [God’s] word and counsel shall find good, and whoever leans on, trusts in, and is confident in the Lord—happy, blessed, and fortunate is he.” Proverbs 16:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)  Growing flowers today. Always remember, even genuine, good and honest people—people you trust—will hurt you at some point. Sometimes it…

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the touch

“Everyone must leave something behind, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched in some way so your memory has somewhere to live when you’re gone, and when people look at…

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caring

Understand something—when I care about you, I genuinely care. But when I stop caring—you no longer exist. unknown Oh how I wish this were true! When I saw this quote on z-fb-wall the other day, for just a moment it tickled my funny-bone. My sense of humor is wacky anyway—think I’ve said that before. When…

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tiny house tour

Last night brought something of an epiphany. I want a tiny house.  No! Wait. I live in a tiny house! I’ve been following Tiny House blogs and face-book pages for a while now, longing for a ‘tiny house’ to call my very own—somewhere other than here (here being Central California). Then BAM! It hits me.…

my desk on the porch

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doing better

Yes. I’m doing much better today. Thanks for asking. 🙂 I’m just not doing it very fast. This morning we went to the grocery store with a very simple list of what we needed: EVERYTHING! It turned out to be an exhausting trip for me. That’s what spending two months with your behind stuck to a…

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listen…

In leisure we regard one another’s interests as more important than ours. In leisure we say, “You are more significant than anything I have to do right now. You are the only one who counts, the one for whom I am willing to forget my other obligations, appointments, and meetings. I have time for you.”…

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the ark

Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark… One- Don’t miss the boat. Two- Remember, we are all in the same boat. Three- Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Four- Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. Five- Don’t listen…

Noah's Ark

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