Friday, January 30, 2015

The Story Behind 'Love Note in the Sand'

We were walking along the shore line and I just HAD to go in - the thought of standing in water that might have touched countries like Korea, Africa, Australia just captivates my mind and imagination.

I finally convinced Brian to take his shoes off too.  It was a stretch for him, but he got into it, and next thing I know, he's writing all over the sand.  I was so pleased to see him in relaxation mode.

I had to get one in too.... :D  <3 p="">

I turned around and saw this:

Later on in the day, when the tide was coming back in, 
we went to look and see if the waves had washed it away yet.  
We just sat up there and watched for the next hour and a half 
while the Ocean did it's mighty erasing.

Turn up the Volume - this sounds amazing!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Birthday Musings from FaceBook

Today I am 48 and am giving thanks to my Lord for the most wonderful past year.   I have so much to be thankful for.  

Thanks to all my FaceBook friends for making my life so much more interesting and for brightening up many a day with notes, encouraging posts, challenges and invitations.  Thanks to my husband Brian for sticking with me through another year of my life.  It’s been a good year.  Thanks to my daughter Faith for being the bright ray of sunshine, the energy and the youth in our home.  Thanks to my church family – you are a great source of encouragement to me, and together we have grown so much in our Faith this past year.  

We have had a tremendous year of excitement.  First I won a trip to Las Vegas (imagine that!), then Faith graduated from high school after being schooled in one way or another at home for 10 years.  Faith got her own car around this time too.  Next we took her on an Alaskan Cruise for her grad gift.  It was amazing.  In September Faith turned 18!  Another highlight.  We took her out for a special meal and the deal was, she was going to order her own alcoholic drink for the first time.  She forgot her ID at home!  Oh yeah – fun times!  Then we watched as she progressed through he rfirst semester of University.  

K,September and October were very hard months for me – rattling around in my house, trying to figure out who I was again. I survived, thanks to many, many of you and my church friends too and LOTS of Kleenex aka toilet paper.  

I have had my health, and started working more full time-ish with Brian.  I have a semi-monthly ladies group I go to to discuss a specific book we’re reading –but mostly we eat yummy soup and visit.  I have a weekly coffee date with my Bestie Diane.

Need I say more?  

It’s been a wonderful year and now I’m 48.  Wow – the time sure flies by, but according to FaceBook Quiz I still have another 53 years and 9 months left.  LOL!  I will take what God has in store for me because he is the One who is my Creator and He knows what’s best.  My friend Cathy is now with Him in heaven because this year God chose her to come home to Him.  (My heart breaks for those left behind, but this showed me once again that I can plan to my heart’s content, but God has the final say.) 

This morning I lift my mug of tea to all of you for being here with me – thanks from the bottom of my heart.  You're THE BEST!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 2, 2015 Purely White

Yesterday we were working about an hour from home, 
way out in the county.  
Looking out of the ensuite window, I saw this lovely picture 
as the sun was desperately trying to 
override the snow, the wind, and the cold.

It made me think of how Jesus is the gate to Pure Life.

"I am the gate:  whoever enters through me will be saved.
They will come in and go out, and find pasture."  ~ Jesus (John 10:9)

"Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow."  
~ A promise from our Lord (Isaiah 1:18)