Since my youngest son started studying premed, we have had quite a few random discussions about science. Today he mentioned that hydrogen and oxygen are highly flammable gases, but joined together in a ratio of two hydrogen atoms to one oxygen atom, they make a substance that extinguishes fire. (H2O = water) He explained a… Read More Day 196- Thankful for Lessons from H2O
If you read my post on Tuesday, you know that our region got enough snow for another snow day. Actually, the schools in our region had two snow days this week! Anyway, I love the snow! It is so beautiful, and each flake is an amazing work of art! But unfortunately, I’m not a fan… Read More Day 69 – Thankful for sunshine on a cold day and God’s love in hard times (photos)
Today was another snow day here; we started to get some freezing rain and sleet, but it changed back to snow pretty quickly. After a while I decided to go outside and get some photos because the falling snow was not showing up on the photos I tried to take through the windows. So, I… Read More Day 67 – Thankful for a warm coat, boots, and a camera on my phone
Greetings have begun to arrive wishing our family a Blessed Christmas and New Year. I always appreciate the greetings, whether they come on photo cards, handmade cards, or store-bought cards. But sometimes a certain card will stand out because of its stellar artwork! I think something in the human psyche just really appreciates beauty of… Read More Day 66 – Thankful for artists and beautiful art
More friends are dying, And we’re why-oh-whying, In Heaven they’re HI!-ing, So glad to see each other again! Why are we crying, Continually trying To keep them from flying To more beauty than we’ve ever seen? Up there no more sighing, No more aye-aye-aying, No more me-oh-mying, Reuniting with gone-before kin! No more they’re good-bying,… Read More Heaven Poem – Day 45
Since I started blogging, I have read several times about living in the moment. It makes sense to surrender past hurts, regrets, and offenses to God because there is no way to go back for a do over. And it also makes sense not to worry about tomorrow but to leave it in God’s hands… Read More Day 41 – Thankful for Today
Yesterday I put on an old Praise CD and started doing stretches. A few bars of familiar melody started playing followed by beautiful harmony. Next, the drums were added in, beating out the rhythm. It was so beautiful as the music built and swelled! I know everyone has their own preferences when it comes to… Read More Day 34 – Thankful for Music
I love beauty, don’t you? I’m so glad God gave us beauty! When I try to imagine a world with no beauty, I actually have certain images that flit across my mind’s eye. The first is the outdoors in the dead of winter, mid-January, Christmas decorations all taken down, and no snow on the ground.… Read More Day 29 – Thankful for beauty
Today I’m thankful for my eyesight. Because of sight I can read, write, drive, and move about without bumping into things or falling and getting hurt. Because of sight, I have many happy memories of sunsets, beaches, waterfalls, campfires, star-filled skies, blue skies with fluffy clouds, canyons, gorges, smiles of loved ones and the sparkle… Read More Day 4 of 365 Days of Thanks
“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Cor. 13:12 Have you ever seen a baby trying to touch and kiss that baby in the mirror or the… Read More Reflections of the Real Thing
I took this picture at a concert my husband and I went to last weekend. I love stained-glass windows, and the colors in this one are so beautiful! Praise the LORD that He hears our prayers! We have a voice with Him even if no one else seems to listen or care! He cares! He… Read More Blessed be the LORD
The best beauty product cannot be bought. It is an attitude of the heart that shows up on the face. It costs nothing and yet everything, that is, it costs the laying down of self, the surrender of pride to the Lord.… Read More Beauty from praise and joy
The power of love overcomes class barriers, and both the one showing love and the one being loved are the happier for it.… Read More On “Pride and Prejudice”
Accusing and debasing words only have power over us if we let them. I reject those labels and accusations.
They are not helpful for the furthering of the kingdom of God.… Read More Rejecting Labels
Yesterday, as I was driving in moderate traffic, I saw a sight that God is using to help anchor me in spite of an interior struggle. As I drove by a lake, I noticed a blue heron standing in the water at the edge, presumably fishing. It was just so peaceful, like a snapshot of… Read More Finding Peace
On the mountaintop again, dancing, accepted, Engulfed in the sunshine of His love! The breeze catches my hair as I look at Him shyly with a happy, radiant smile! What a joy to be accepted by Him who loves me most! The valley below is almost forgotten, beautiful in the distance, but Your love draws… Read More My Love, My Delight!
1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Sometimes I’ve wondered what “love covers a multitude of sins” means. I thought of the snow covering all of the brown deadness in the winter, and covering junk piles, and dead branches on the… Read More Love Beautifies
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, they say, And Lord, You’re my Beholder every day! And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. You look at me from up on high, And by Your Spirit You draw nigh. And I’m beautiful to You, Beautiful to You. It doesn’t matter what others say. What… Read More I’m Beautiful to You
I love a good thunderstorm. A little lightening. A little thunder. Something about it relaxes me and makes me feel closer to God. One of the beauties of thunderstorm weather is the contrast in the colors of the clouds. A cloudless sky is beautiful, too, of course. But it is like the empty canvas that… Read More Cloud Artistry
As I stood out in the rain God made it plain His love for beauty. The nighttime around And the beautiful sound Of rain falling down. (The thunder and lightening, They are not frightening With God in control.) A bulb just overhead Is serving to shed Light on the scene which unfolds. Dance of the… Read More Dance of the Raindrops to the music of the Thunderstorm Orchestra
Today I’m posting a bunch of pictures I took last month at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The color was superb! I’m so thankful to have eyes that still can see color and so thankful for a God who created color and the ability to see and enjoy it! (By the way, you can click on… Read More Vibrant Spring Colors – Wow!
“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” (Psalm 34:1 NASB) Wa-wa-wait a minute! Back up a second! What did that say? Praise. Continually? You mean I can’t yell at my kids when they make me mad? Praise. Continually. You mean I can’t insult that driver that… Read More Praise is beautiful on you
About four years ago our family had a charity yard sale on a hot day in July. The Lord had blessed us with a good number of customers, and so we had done well. But I persevered into the afternoon hours in spite of the heat. The reason for that is because I find that… Read More Be Still