Thursday, October 23, 2014

An Uncommon Beauty

I have always thought that thistles are beautiful in their own way. A way that is tough, and survives to create a hard beauty. But have you ever wondered what becomes of them in the fall? Any guesses? I will show you on my next post! This is the first fall I have noticed them dying, and I was quite surprised.

I had a freak accident with my lap desk tonight, so will be unable to visit for the next few days, until the new one comes in the mail. Freak Accident is becoming my middle name!

“All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause. No more thistles, but giant sequoias, no more thorn bushes, but stately pines— Monuments to me, to God, living and lasting evidence of God.”

Isaiah 55

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


I love decorating for Fall! I don't have any lights or big statements, but I do have lots of little things around the house. So here are some of my things that are scattered around the house now. This little angel has fall leaves for wings. She guards the T.V.

Here is Anne Marie as a kitty on one of her first Halloweens.

Here are a few of my kitchen shelves.

My green pumpkin, which is made from thin wood that is curved.

My turkey dish, which has three compartments. I have it on the kitchen counter with sugar, creamer, and candy corn in it.

I recently fund these acorn bells to hang on a doorknob

This is hanging on my fridge.

And this is on my front door, on the inside.

Here is the owl I just found at C.V.S for half price. He perches on a basket of papers.

This hangs on a small living room wall

I have this rack of fall mini plates hanging in the kitchen.

And this pumpkin on a cabinet.

I just found this candle really cheap at Rite Aid.

There's lots more, but by now you are either bored to death or want to smash the computer screen. So Happy Fall!

“How can we honor our God with our lives, The God who gives rain in both spring and autumn and maintains the rhythm of the seasons, Who sets aside time each year for harvest and keeps everything running smoothly for us?”
Jeremiah 5

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Mystery Pumpkin Man

       A few blocks away, there is this little house. It is very small, and the paint is peeling badly.

But this little house has a HUGE secret. Let me take you around the alley to the back yard. In this back yard, the man has a pumpkin patch. Yes, that's right, in his tiny back yard. Not only that, the pumpkins are HUGE! For some reason, he ties the smaller ones up on telephone poles. The big ones stay on the ground. 

Usually he brings them all around front and piles them up. But this year he only has this huge one in the front yard. Plus a small one in a chair. I do not know how he gets them around the house! Here is the one he has carried around this week. So that is the story of our mystery Pumpkin Man!

“Then God said, “I’ve given you every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth And every kind of fruit-bearing tree, given them to you for food. To all animals and all birds, everything that moves and breathes, I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”


Monday, October 20, 2014

Going, Going, Gone

We had just gotten Anne Marie an ice-cream cone and it was leaning over badly, so she tried to lay it in a dish.

PLUNK, the ice-cream fell out of the cone. The look on her face was one of the best things of the evening.

“Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him.”
Genesis 5