Month: February 2020

scraps of thought

And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.”  Mark 6:31 NASB This morning, as we normally do, D and I shared breakfast, Bible Study and a few devotional writings from favorite and respected sources. When we reached the devotional part of our time he handed me a…

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the night b4 Christmas

 Once upon a time, more years ago than I care to count, there was a young mother who wanted very much to be an artist. Do you remember Christmas 1961?      One fine day, the Fuller Brush man came to her door offering his wares.  Do you remember the Fuller Brush man?     Now this young mother was…

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Ring Christmas Bells

Merrily Ring!tell all the world, Jesus is King… “Ring in the nobler modes of life,With sweeter manners, purer laws….The larger heart, the kindlier hand.” _Alfred, Lord Tennyson      In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria.…

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my journal

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” _Susan Sontag Grace and peace on your Monday, Dear Hearts. Today I’m sharing a link to my booklet, “Journal God’s Word” for you to download in PDF format and read as time allows. O, and by the…

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amazing grace

God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it, ‘He throws caution to the winds, giving to the needy in reckless abandon. His right-living, right-giving ways never run out, never wear…

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clear ‘n cold

The sun has been bright and spring-like all day. For the past couple of days, for that matter. It’s wonderful! Expected high – 69 degrees.  Hooray!  These pics says spring and I’m lovin’ it.  Problem though.  ?? The early morning temp was a frosty…33 degrees. As we drove to the market we noticed almonds in blossom. …

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tea for two

Here’s a treat we always enjoy – White Chocolate / Macadamia Nut Cookies.  I don’t make these very often. Usually stick with my Famous Dark Chocolate Chip variety. But every once in a while I switch it up and use the more expensive ingredients in place of regular dark chocolate chips. It’s pretty simple to do……

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healing in God’s ICU

For the word of God is living, and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:11-12 Yesterday afternoon we got a call from another one of my “god-daughters” asking us to pray for a…

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better bread

Well finally – homemade white  bread that meets all the requirements. Good for sandwiches. Good for toast. Good right out of the oven and good the next day. We’ve been baking our own bread for awhile now. It is SO much better than what you can buy inexpensively, and in most cases is better for us. I…

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