Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is so good to have Ryan home for a week. We have already had such a great time. Friends are here and more on the way for dinner and there is way too much NUMMY food. Two turkeys are involved, I tried crostini hor d'oerves for the first time, which was fun, two cranbrosias - wow! I hope that you also have a wonderful day, counting your blessings.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cheerful Flowers, Sunsets, Gratitude

These little guys make me stop and smile every day as I go in and out of the house. The fall vegetable garden continues to slowly grow. But at least I get to garden, even in November. Peas, beets, lettuces and carrots - baby plants bright and bursting with energy from the earth.
Sunsets the last two nights have been beautiful.

I just read a friend's blog who teaches school in Afghanistan. Life is very dark and hard there. Think of all our blessings!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Poetry Thursday - Hey, for an hour and 20 minutes!

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth,
no culture comparable to that of the garden...
But though an old man,
I am but a young gardener.
Thomas Jefferson, Garden Book, 1811

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Great to see Jim

What a treat to have breakfast with Jim in Eugene this morning! Stanford was up to challenge the Ducks, and almost succeeded. It sure was a spirited contest. But I digress. There's nothing better than having time to sit deep with family, if only for 1 1/2 hours.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The First of the Venison - Stew

Oh, my goodness. Not a trace of gaminess, just melt in your mouth deliciosity. Perfect for fall coziness and bustery days.

Keepin' Up With the World

So now I'm on Facebook, and it's addictive! Maybe it will settle down as I get used to seeing all these blasts from my past and also family members, but right now it's pretty fun!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So Now We Pray

From two directions this morning I have been reminded that we are to pray for our leaders. Priscilla reminded me of Romans 13. Our prayers are to be with President-Elect Obama, whether or not we want him to be our president. Our prayers must surely also be for the protection of the unwanted unborn. Randy Alcorn's blog references I Timothy 2:1-4 to remind us that prayer is always the answer. And God is still the Sovereign of the universe, and we can trust Him. Randy includes mny other Scriptures that are of comfort. So I'll pray. And watch.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

After It All

I find that I'm a little bit sick in my stomach and shaking my head. The Lord knows what He was willing to allow. It's hard to find the words.