Saturday, December 3, 2016

Cowboy Church

I am wondering how many of my blog friends have Cowboy Churches nearby. I would think perhaps my followers from Texas. Cowboy Church is really big here, and there are many. There are signs posted everywhere, and ads in the paper.





Here are the Cowboy Commandments:

Don't shoot first, hit a smaller man, or take unfair 
    advantage.
Don't go back on your word or a trust confided in you.
Tell the truth.
Be gentle with children, the elderly, and animals.
Help people in distress.
Be a good worker.
Keep yourself clean in thought, speech, action, 
    and personal habits.
Respect women, parents, and the law.

I guess I should check it out one Sunday.  Just find a horse and mosey on over. Could be fun.


“You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
Matthew 16

Thursday, December 1, 2016

School Days

The pre-school of our youngest granddaughter Jazz had an open house last month. Complete with a hot dog meal! Here are the two us us, big & little.
Here is Jazz with her older sister, who has learned to pose with "attitude".

They had put up large boards to show off the students artwork.

They had made trees out of jigsaw pieces!

And spiders from pom poms and pipe cleaners.

She showed me the class hamster!

Anne Marie was there too. Almost as tall as me now!

On the way out of her classroom I spotted this cute bird's nest hanging up in the corner.


It was so cute that I had to make a fun edit!

“With the Feast already half over, Jesus showed up in the Temple, teaching. The Jews were impressed, but puzzled: “How does he know so much without being schooled?”

John 7


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chinese Lanterns

When we saw this fruit in the store, it brought back memories. When Phil was a little boy, he and his friends would find them on the ground and eat them. I had never seen such a thing before!



Their correct name is Physalis, or Ground Cherries. But people call them Chinese Lantern Plants, Aztec Berry, Bladder Berry and many other names.



They are completely enclosed in a papery husk, and can be used in the same ways a tomato can. I think they are so cute!



“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.” And there it was.”

Genesis 1




Monday, November 28, 2016

The Drumstick Dash

    I had to laugh when I opened the paper and saw this chef chasing a man dressed as a turkey!
This is the annual Drumstick Dash. This race is in several southern states, and raises money for the Valley Rescue Mission. Here are some scenes from this year's race. Of course you should be dressed like a turkey. Or at least have a turkey hat!





Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way…”

Hebrews 12
All pictures are from the web.