One Afternoon in April…

One Afternoon in April…

Seven Anna’s Hummingbirds on one feeder with eight feeding holes. Superb. I’ve never had more than two at a time… One Black-headed Grosbeak. Male. First one this season. Exciting…  Three Acorn Woodpeckers. Wonderful…  Thirteen or more American Goldfinches. Thrilling…  One House Finch couple… Two Gold-crowned Sparrows… One nesting Bewick’s Wren and her mate, comfortably nestled in […]

Stupid Cat

Stupid Cat

I wrote this a bit ago, but thought you might like a laugh today… I am usually not one to look down on people who use bad words. ‘Swear’ words. I don’t myself don’t make a habit of using them. I grew up around bad words. I had an uncle I adored who swore with […]

Woodburn Tulip Festival

Woodburn Tulip Festival

While on our trip to Idaho, we took a short detour to visit the beautiful Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in the town of Woodburn (approx. 3 1/2 hrs northeast of Southern Oregon). Meandering through the outskirts of the main town, we passed several lush green farms, trees with ferns growing out of their trunks, and a […]

April 12th, 2015: This Week’s Offering

April 12th, 2015: This Week’s Offering

The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing

This Week’s Offering

This Week’s Offering

Heading south from Medford, Oregon, stands a fairly quiet and quaint little town.  Founded in the 1800’s, the city of Ashland began unofficially with just a water-powered sawmill and also a flour mill that stood along Ashland Creek, giving credibility to those who wanted to call this paradise their new home. Ashland is known for […]

I Was A Princess

I Was A Princess

I have a bad habit of cutting and pruning things and piling the cuttings and brush in piles and then when I am finished, I am too tired to pick them up and discard them. It’s not a big chore, as there is a specified dumpster that I am able to drive right up to […]

When the Lies are Louder

When the Lies are Louder

  i hear the truth that the truth will set me free and in the midst of truth a noise raises it’s voice and beckons me to come come believe its clamour by its pounding of a steady, mezmerizing beat a beat that lures my heart that lures my mind to recurring, nightmarish defeat it […]

Until We Know We Are Loved

Until We Know We Are Loved

When I read my Bible, I like to write out what I’m reading as a paraphrase, or if something significant for that day – I will expound on why, or I will record my  thoughts for other reasons.  Today when I finished with John 17 (I’ve been re-reading the book of John), I was so […]

Leaving Your Nets Behind

Leaving Your Nets Behind

“Come, follow me,” Jesus says, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once Simon (Peter) and his brother Andrew leave their nets and follow Him. (Mark 1:17). At once.  They don’t even think about whether it is the right thing to do. They know. His presence demands obedience. Respect. A want and a […]

A Priceless Gift

a gift from God comes unwrapped placed into waiting arms to be held cared for cherished protected and loved time passes it becomes easier to take gifts of any size shape or form for granted we forget how precious how delicate how beautiful was that gift placed in our arms, in our care we praise […]

Smiling As We Sleep

Smiling As We Sleep

I snuggled a little LoveBug this morning while he slept. My head tilted and resting against his, I could feel him smile in his sleep, his cheek against mine. The feeling that he trusted me, could rest peacefully and in safety. He had his feet pulled up and was positioned to look like a little […]

You Just Don’t Know It Yet

You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Boppa (Grandpa) and Boo (granddaughter) sit on the couch while watching The Little Mermaid together. A scary part comes on and Boo tells Bops to be brave, that it will soon be over, to which Boppa replies, “But I’m not brave. “You are brave, Boppa,” Boo states. “You just don’t know you’re brave yet.” In […]

Not Perfect but Beautiful

Not Perfect but Beautiful

having some inspiration today while realizing why I don’t act on my inspirations so my inspirations, once again – too many times again – are left unattended to and I feel myself going down I sit down to write all I feel is the numb a feeling that I am empty in need of direction […]

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution(s)?

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution(s)?

One word. That’s the popular New Year’s resolution technique for the past few years. Pick a word that describes for you what one thing you want to consistently for the new year. So, I thought about it for quite a while over the past few weeks. And then I went to church with my son’s […]

I’d Rather Have Jesus

I’d Rather Have Jesus

In Psalm 5 we read that God hears our voice. And so, I lay my requests before him. Requests that are preluded with thanksgiving for provision and for sacrifices made. For children kept safe, needs fulfilled, wants provided. Requests preluded with worship to a mighty God I cannot see. A mighty God I cannot fathom. […]