I think a front porch is a friendly place and I wouldn't be surprised to find that houses with a front porch are the most popular style of house ever! It just invites you to come and sit and visit a while. My house doesn't have a front porch that you can sit on so… Continue reading Front Porch Views
Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." God is a marvelous creator. He has created this beautiful world we live in with all its complexities and myriad forms of life. We all gaze out at the beauty around us and appreciate what we see. Sunrises and sunsets, oceans and mountains...a… Continue reading THE MARVELOUS CREATIVITY OF GOD
I love clouds and we haven't seen that many over the past several years. Our skies have been filled with smoke, but little in the way of clouds. We have been experiencing drought along with all the fires. Our lakes and rivers are pretty low. BUT....the rain started early this year and we have already… Continue reading CLOUDS AND ANSWERED PRAYER
"Change takes time." The dogs are loving the new kitchen and they are fascinated by the play of light on the new floor. When my sister and I realized we needed a new fence if we weren't going to be faced with our dogs escaping into the neighborhood, we made the decision to refinance the… Continue reading MY NEW KITCHEN
I started this blog entry in May, but never finished it. It's been such an unsettled year with so many changes and setbacks that I just stopped doing just about everything. It's depressing. Summer heat swept in in May and stayed all summer long, along with smoke and ash all across Northern California. I have… Continue reading GARDENING AND OTHER EVENTS
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. It is good to take time to reflect on things and events in… Continue reading REFLECTIONS
Gen. 2:7 "Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being." We are a three part being: we are spirit, we have a soul and we live in a body. Our body was formed from the dust of… Continue reading REDEMPTION AND A RAINBOW
New trees, hollyhocks, raised bed garden; all are doing very well. The zucchini are starting to produce, the tomatoes are getting ready to ripen. The crooked neck squash almost ready to start harvesting and the peppers just beginning to produce. All are doing very well. I am very pleased with my raised bed garden. Last… Continue reading MARY, MARY, QUITE CONTRARY; HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
Gen. 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." We live in a society that likes to think that the world created itself. They imagine millions of years during which time everything slowly became. They reason that one atom multiplied and created...something, which then changed and created something...else? Well, sounds fishy to… Continue reading WHO IS LORD?
Although spring wasn't officially here, according to the calendar, until March 20th, here in Northern California we have had spring like weather since January. We kept waiting for winter to arrive and it did in the mountains around us and northward to Oregon and Washington state, but here in the valley temperatures stayed mostly above… Continue reading SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!