January 8, 2012

Happy Sunday & Happy Birthday to Aunt Di!

A Happy Sunday to you!

It was a roast, potatoes and carrots in the crockpot sort of Sunday.  Yum!
 We had some friends over for dinner-a potluck of sorts- good times.

This morning we sang the song "His Way with Thee" by Cyrus S. Nusbaum.  I like all the words, but the third verse made me think. 

"Would you in His kingdom find a place of constant rest?
Would you prove Him true in providential test?
Would you in His service labor always at your best?
Let Him have His way with thee."

My thoughts:  what is "rest" and how do I find this thing you speak of.  Ok, I'm being a little silly,
but sometimes "resting" on Jesus isn't something that comes easily for me.  Also, is my working for Jesus always my best, or do I sometimes get tired and try to slide by with my lest than best?
Thought provoking words for me this morning.

And now a Happy Birthday SHOUT out to our beloved Aunt Di!  Of course we must
have some fun pictures of the special lady.

She's brushing up on her standard driving skills in the great state of Idaho.

Our great Adventure!   We had lots of fun!

Excuse me ma'am, how many carry-on's are you permitted to have?

 Happy Birthday Aunt Di- my sister, my hero, my friend.
We love you and we are so proud of you!


January 3, 2012

Daybook: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Today I am:
Thankful for- Sunshine.

Listening to- “Into His Courts” by Lucas Shrout & Richard Williams;  and“Experiencing God”.

Thinking about- Dennis Kinlaw’s devotional thought for today:  The guarantee of God’s presence in our life is not to be assumed.  It is conditional, as seen throughout the Old Testament.
Reading- “I heart Mormons”  written by David L. Rowe, Ph.D.

Fixing for supper-  Chili and homemade cornbread.

Practicing- counting my blessings and seeing beauty.

Excited about- visiting with family.
Photographing -

Kenzie:  playing the saxophone

   A new form of leg-strengthening

Playing hard!

January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Happy New Year ~ Happy Sunday

Life with these two is so much fun!

A New Year's Prayer

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God's love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.