Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
and I could never resist a hutch.
If I could have a house full of them I would.
I don't know why, but hutches are just my thing?
Do you have a piece of furniture that kind of speaks to you?
next in line would be desks..
then of course those ghastly recliners that take up so much space,
but I couldn't live without due to comfort issues....
My friend Rose,
I wish I could take you all over on a tour of her home.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Soooo...what does this picture have to do with having another cold? Not a THING---it was taken of my beloved and I with our little grandson Isaac....and since I haven't posted a personal picture lately, Voila !! It is only a couple of months old...
Hope none of you get a second dose of whatever is going around. I don't like feeling like this as it seems like you get so SELF-focused or is it just me?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
oh ...but my mind is starting to wander to
thoughts of SPRING
How about you ?
Do thoughts of Tulips and Daffodils
cross your mind?
How about next month when we move the clock forward?
Oh yes---I do look forward to those things,
It has been a cold winter in my neck of the woods.
BUT I am REALLY
looking forward to the
Perhaps TODAY ?
btw, the fields of Tulips are in the Skagit Valley, WA.
We have gone there and these pictures (not mine)
do not even do justice the beauty of the endless fields of tulips
Monday, February 16, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This just came to my email and I thought "Wow,
I need to share this with my readers" I also thought
"ouch need to improve in some areas, that is for sure"
I hope it blesses you--takes a minute to read, but well worth it.
What Have You Accomplished Today?
by Dr. Paul Chappell
“This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Each day we are either moving closer to God or further away from Him; there is no middle ground.
According to scientists, in one twenty-four hour period, if you're an adult of average weight, here is what you accomplish:
Your heart beats 103,689 times
Your blood travels 168,000,000 miles
You breathe 23,040 times
You inhale 438 cubic feet of air
You eat 3.25 pounds of food
You drink 2.9 quarts of liquids
You lose 7/8 pound of waste
You speak 4,800 words, including some unnecessary ones
You move 750 muscles
Your nails grow .000046 inch
Your hair grows .01714 inch
You exercise 7,000,000 brain cells
What an amazing thought that all of this goes on inside each of us everyday and we don’t even realize it! We accomplish much throughout the day without even knowing it.
While we may accomplish things physically, what do we accomplish each day spiritually? Each day we are either moving closer to God or further away from Him. There is no plateau of spiritual growth.
Each day God gives us is a gift. Psalm 118:24 tells us,
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
The Psalmist realized that each day was an opportunity to serve God and determined to rejoice and live each day for Christ.
As Christians, God desires us to use each day to live for Him. As the saying goes, “Only one life, twill soon be passed; only what’s done for Christ will last.” Only what you do for Christ today will last throughout eternity. We must each take account of our spiritual service and growth each day.
It would do us all well to take account of our days.
Each night ask yourself, .
"What did I accomplish today? "
"Did I spend time with God?"
" Did I obey His commands?”
Then, ask God to forgive you where you failed and seek His help in growing spiritually the next day. As we are daily reviewing our spiritual growth, we will become more accountable to living for Him each day.
To learn more about Pastor Chappell's books, Sunday school curriculum, and spiritual leadership resources, please visit strivingtogether.com.