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These words are the profession of my faith in Jesus Christ. They are words I want to live and  work by every single day.  With his help, most days, I do. I am a servant of the most high God – the God of heaven and earth, who holds my life in the palm of…

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prayer requests

It snowed in the night!  Well…not snow SNOW. The pears are dropping their blossoms. Everything is covered with petals.  After growing up in the Colorado mountains, I can tell you without question – I’ll take my snow this way!!! It’s been another interesting week here at the cottage….a very busy week…but interesting. The blog re-design…

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make lemonade

I have a bookmark bearing this quote: “When life give you lemons – make lemonade.”  Early this morning there is evidence of spring, and the promise of another crop of lemonade in the garden.  The Meyer lemon we planted last summer is all but bursting with flowers.  I know the green fruit should probably be…

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in like a lamb

March came in like a lamb…you know what that means.  Out like a lion! Today is another cold, gray day.  Nothing like the 70 degree days we enjoyed the last two weeks of February. The sun peeked out for a minute or two, then the clouds closed up and it’s winter again.  The old joke…

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hello March !

Hooray!  The first of March.  Spring!  A couple of weeks of shamrocks and leprechauns! We finally got a good study, soaking rain last night after weeks of below normal rainfall.  Looking east, the Sierra Mountain Range is not white as it is supposed to be in March.  It is blue! That means almost no snow. …

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live simply

Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. According to this verse, you are rich. You are not trying to be rich. It does not matter how much you are earning or how much you have in your bank account. You are rich because…

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easy bubbles

Blow Some Bubbles – Make Your Own Here’s what you’ll need: 1/2 liquid dish washing detergent1 cup water2 drops food coloring Mix all the stuff together in a jar with a tight cover. Make a bubble wand using some wire, or use a purchased bubble pipe or wand. Store your bubbles at room temperature when you’re…

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hummy feeders

Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines…. The tiniest garden is often the loveliest.” Vita Sackville-West My hummingbird feeder died this afternoon.  I filled it and it leaked out all the nectar before I could even get it away from the kitchen sink. That’s bad! It makes for a crowd of the…

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water colors

Make Some Water Colors and Paint a Picture We’ve been fogged in for days! While the eastern and middle parts of the country are being bombarded with winter, our Central California Valley is socked in with Tule fogs.  Dense Tule fogs! Dangerous, cold, gray, Tule fogs.  Talk about cabin fever! But… We never have time…

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introspection

“One question bloggers should not ask themselves is, What does it take to get published? If you have a blog, you are already published. People are reading your work. In fact, if you have 2,000 readers, then you already have more readers than 95% of authors who have books in bookstores.” __Andrea Doering, Executive Editor…

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