Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Family members,
one and all,
tall and small.

They all enrich my life.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007


Something to ponder...

If my Love Language(s) is/are: quality time and words of affirmation

is that why my spiritual gift(s) is/are: prophecy and prayer/worship?

Do we act out of our delights? Do I speak encouragement to others, because I know how it makes me feel?

Which came first, Lord?

The gifts or the language?

Or is that all part of Your genius design?

And then....if I want to experience intimacy with You, do I use my gifts/language to achieve this?

Cuz, I definitely feel like that's something you said to me today at church.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Pondering...--link added--

We just had a World War III
here in our kitchen

We both thought the meanest things
And then we both said them

We shot at each other
till we lost ammunition

This is how I know our love
This is when I feel its power

Here in the absence of it
This is my darkest hour

When both of us are hunkered down
And waiting for the truce

(lyrics-Sara Groves)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Joy in the Journey

To all who've been born in the Spirit
And who share incarnation with Him
Who belong to eternity stranded in time
And weary of struggling with sin

Forget not the hope that's before you
And never stop counting the cost
Remember the hopelessness when you were lost

There is a joy in the journey
There's a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey

And freedom for those who obey...

Thanks to Michael Card-singer/songwriter

Thankful, continued...

After one *week* of rainy, drizzley, foggy, cloudy, Seattle/London weather, yesiree, seven loooooong days,

the SUN came out!!!


Just me and the Lord

Mark, Rachel and Caleb just left this AM for a multi-generational road-trip out West.

They are sort of keeping the itinerary loose, but plan to see Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone and Estes Park.

I hope they have a great time, reliving things and making new memories.

Now, for me?

Cleaning the basement, ordering a treadmill, changing the linens on the bed to the fall/winter palette, hanging curtains?, scrapbooking, walking, football (thanks to J), meditating, praying, worship, etc.

Just me and Scout (and God) till Sunday evening...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

They that wait upon the Lord...

I know that you spoke to me today, by giving me a gift I've often ask see a bald eagle.

As a neared Sigglekov Park, I was astounded to see a HUGE eagle by the side of the road.

As I neared, the eagle took flight.

Simultaneously, I heard in my heart, "They that wait upon the Lord, ..." and my heart finished the verse...

"They that wait upon the Lord,
will mount up with wings like eagles'.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not grow faint".

I have never see an eagle before, unless from very far away and without much certainty that it really was an eagle.

Thank you for the gift.

Please guard my heart, Lord, for I am in danger of being overcome by emotions.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

UNI Homecoming Weekend

Lots of fun going to our first-ever UNI Homcoming parade this AM with Rachel and Caleb.

Even though Mark and I both got our BAs there and I got my MA there *and* I/we have lived in this area for over 25 years---never before have we gone to the parade.

It was nice weather and Caleb was so excited. I love seeing things through the eyes of a child.

The game is tonight and the Dome is sold out. GO PANTHERS!!!

****** postscript--UNI is #1!!!! Wahoooooo!

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Thankful for:

cooler temps,
our children.


would like to try to write poetry

inexplicable. undeniable.

more than a bit out of character



Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Is it really shallow to be thankful for a TV show?

Cuz, I'm am really glad for "House".

Oops, I did it again

Forgot to write about what I am thankful for yesterday...

umm, yesterday, I got to stay home with Alannah all day, helping her clean her room and getting her costume fitted, etc.


Saturday, October 6, 2007


Feeling led to focus on things/people, etc. that I am thankful for...

Will try to log in everyday--this is important.

Today, I am thankful for...

the health of all 6 of our children and of Caleb, our grandson.

Thank you, Lord, for that priceless gift.