Month: May 2014

true joy and contentment

…You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true joy and contentment. Psalm 16:11  The Voice Bible * Be Thankful for Something! My friend Mr. Longfellow wrote: “Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the…

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the first essential

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it. His praise endures for ever! Psalm 111.10 RSV The first words I heard this morning were, “Well, the good news for today is we have no hot water.” This was news to me, since filling the kettle…

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easy orchids

K…it’s time for a brief Q & A about our orchids. The number one question we’re asked: “Are orchids hard to grow?” The simple answer is: NO! Like any plant, in the right environment, orchids thrive. It’s just up to the gardener to choose the plants that will be happy in your home. And you…

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Memorial Day ’14

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan . One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly…

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end of May blooms

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. _Henry James The word May is a perfumed word. It is an illuminated initial. It means youth, love, song, and all that is beautiful in life. _Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Journal” Enjoy your weekend, dear hearts.…

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contrasting foliage

And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him]. Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and…

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mother’s day ’14

The joy of motherhood… When God Created Mothers by Erma Bombeck When the good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the spec on this order? She has…

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orchids – May ’14

A note from God today “Whenever trouble comes, think of all that you are thankful for. Your thankful heart and praise remove mountains. Today I am thankful for our life, our home, our good health, our fur people and beauty. Thought I’d share some of our beauty with you all. With the sun pouring into…

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bee of sweet spirit

May day in our garden   May first has been a beautiful day.  Early this afternoon I couldn’t resist taking the camera to the garden to capture and share some of my joy with you all. The herbs are filling out fast. The lavender is producing nectar for both bees and butterflies. But it’s ready to…

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