Monday, February 27, 2012


God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature"
Genesis 1

On Sunday afternoon, we went to an art show at a local museum. This particular one is a show I try to go to every year, it features the best student artists in the local grade schools. All the local schools chose one child from each grade to show their artwork. And this year was the best and most exciting, because our granddaughter Anne was in the show!! She was chosen from her kindergarten class. Here she is with her drawing, a mommy and baby ladybug. And here is some of the artwork from other classes, all different ages. So much talent here in this one room!! Which one is your favorite? Of course God is the ultimate creator, and the bible also says that God created us in his image. How can that be? Well, I think that he instilled in us us a need to create. And what we create can surely define us.

"This is the family tree of the human race: When God created the human race, he made it godlike, with a nature akin to God."
Genesis 5:1,2

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Darkness & Light

In the dark of the midnight I have oft hid my face,
While the storm howls above me, and there's no hiding place
'Mid the crash of the thunder, Precious Lord, hear my cry,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.

Till the storm passes over, till the thunder sounds no more,
Till the clouds roll forever from the sky;
Hold me fast,let me stand in the hollow of Thy hand,
Keep me safe till the storm passes by.
                       Mosie Lister

This evening, masses of big dark clouds surrounded the sunset, but they made a space around the light and didn't even touch it. In fact, if you only looked at the light, you would not even notice those dark clouds were surrounding it.

"And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
John 1:5

I have several family events going on this weekend, so will not be around visiting on this Friday or Sunday. Hope to see what you've all been up to on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Something Sweet

Several day ago, we took our granddaughter Anne Marie to a new Sweet Frog which just opened. Sweet Frog is a frozen yogurt chain. They have a wall of yogurt machines and you can run the machines to fill your cup, then choose from dozens of toppings, and many syrups. It is self serve, then it is weighed on a little scale and you pay. Anne had never been to one before and was very excited. So MANY flavors! These are the yogurt flavors she put in her cup: vanilla, chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, peach, watermelon. Plus many toppings and syrups. After stirring it all up a bit and taking a couple bites, she confided in me that it didn't taste good. Duh, ya think? But If we had not let her get this mess, she never would have believed how bad it can taste, so she learned by experience. Don't worry, she had two more cups after this, and only one flavor each time! She was happy, I was happy, and Phil was happy! Sweet!

“Listen carefully to my wisdom; take to heart what I can teach you. You'll treasure its sweetness deep within; you'll give it bold expression in your speech. To make sure your foundation is trust in God, I'm laying it all out right now just for you… Believe me—these are truths that work…”
Proverbs 22:17,21

Computer Update
Our computer guy does not have the flu anymore, but still has an awful sinus infection. He offered to come over, but I am still afraid he is contagious, so we set a date of next Tuesday. I managed to get these pictures from my camera into the new computer, but the pictures will not transfer like I am used to and I am unable to put them in order. So I will still not be posting much, if at all, till middle of next week.

Friday, February 17, 2012

No Posts For Awhile

I am in between computers at the moment. My computer tech was supposed to come Wednesday and finish the changeover, but he is sick with the flu and a 104 temperature. My old computer has started to crash, and all my pictures are still in it and have not been transferred, plus several problems need worked out with the new one. So without pictures, I will not be able to post till they have been switched over. This means I will probably not be posting for about a week, or till our computer guy is better and not contagious. I will still be visiting, though. But today I am taking off to go be with a very sick friend. See you on Sunday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Aren't these cool looking cars?? Notice that the first five car pictures are of a three wheeled car! Meet The Morgans, all made in England. One day we happened to be in town when the Morgan Car Convention was visiting, so we stopped by and I took some pictures. The Morgan Motor Company was founded in 1909 and has been run by Morgan family members ever since. The cars cost between $44,000 and $300,000, and the wait for one is at least a year. This is because each one is made by hand. They make about 600 a year, and they only have about 163 employees. Oh, and one other thing. The shell is metal, but most of the rest of the car is all made from wood! There were wooden vehicles in bible times, too.

“So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out.”
Genesis 6:14

“King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.”
Song Of Solomon 3:9

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fields Of Gold

Many years have passed since those summer days
Among the fields of barley
See the children run as the sun goes down
Among the fields of gold
You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley
You can tell the sun in his jealous sky
When we walked in the fields of gold

From "Fields Of Gold" by Gordon Sumner

Last summer all the fields around here were decorated in gold. It reminded me of one of my favorite songs by Sting, "Fields Of Gold". I'm not positive, but I think this is wild mustard, or field mustard. It's nice to walk in fields of gold, it makes me warm just thinking about it.

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
Matthew 13:31,32

In General

 Our Dollar General store moved into a new building this year, and it is larger and has a fancy layout. Here are a few of the spring things ...