Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saturday in early morn
make me thankful I was born.
Give my spirit peace within
Let each day with hope begin." ~ Cynthia Rylant
Seeds are such a wonderful portrayal of hope.
If we desire to plant those little, tiny specks of anticipated beauty, we will....in time.....drink from the goodness of what they will eventually become.
Thank you so much, Yardzilla!!
You don't know how much we miss running down the sidewalk to say "Hi" and visit with you as you work in your yard!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Lift their hearts and hold them dear.
Help them know that You are here." ~ Cynthia Rylant
Hard to believe that its has been almost 9 months ago that we moved......3/4 of a year....3 seasons. We've experienced hot son, autumn colors and cold snow. As spring erupts, so much that was unfamiliar is slowly becoming familiar. But, all that was once familiar, will NEVER become unfamiliar. That is a big comfort.....
We look to the west and wonder how everyone is doing.....we will always miss being closer to those we love!!
Have a great week-end!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
in the skies.
Let me know their wings are near me,
and that they will always hear me."~Cynthia Rylant
I love this picture and the various angel images we have around the house.....those images draw my mind to a faithful guardian that is so close to me at all times.
Whenever I get ready to take a many-mile journey back home from seeing my 98-year old Grandma, she always puts her hands up in the air and wiggles her fingers around and says......
"Remember, your angels fly with you wherever you go. Your family has 8 of them following you......all the way home."
Such a strong and beautiful truth of security and comfort......and it is always only a thought and a prayer away.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Guide my heart both day and night."
"Give me gladness, give me grace."
"Shine your love upon my face." ~ Cynthia Rylant
We are so thankful for a husband and a dad that reflects God's love to his family.
As we said on Sunday, "Cheers to all those years!!!"
Have a wonderful day!
Ky, Rocky, Moe, Buttercup, Nacho & Coco
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
More specifically........Nacho rode his bike without training wheels.
My big strong boy. Using his sturdiness and balance to ride.....
and planting his feet firmly on the ground at all the right times.
My hope this day is that our family will grow stronger......stronger in faith.
Knowing that faith helps guide us, helps us stay balanced and keeps us on the right path.....and realizing that this steadiness comes from standing firmly in the One who is the Giver of Grace.
Monday, March 21, 2011
"Monday make me good and kind
to all creatures that I find.
Help me love God's whole creation.
Make my life a celebration." ~Cynthia Rylant
Monday is piano lesson day for Moe. We have a wonderful teacher who comes into our home and the whole family adores him. Moe has blossomed under his guidance and has just finished up Fur Elise and is working on a book of Ragtime songs.
As I am writing this entry, I can hear a bird chirping, so the kids and I just opened the window so we could hear it more clearly. It feels good to take a moment and really listen to how beautiful its sweet melody actually is.......a sound that can just get swirled in with the normal din of everyday living.
I hope today that we will recognize the celebration that is going on around us......
and that the unique mix of sounds that reach our ears each day won't just become a white noise that we take for granted.
~The birds chirping their springtime song~the imperfect playing of the piano music as the student gets ready for the teacher~ the playtime conversations of Nacho and Buttercup~ the sweet babbling talk of a one year old~the humming of the laundry machine as we wash and put away snow jackets and pants~
This is the harmony that is going on around me right now......All are beautiful vibrations and tones that blend together and contribute to the celebration of this day!!!
May your day be a celebration!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Coco got her green shoes a-tapping and did her own little jig.....she just couldn't help herself.......it just seemed like the right thing for her to do......for "When.....
Irish hearts are happy,
all the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away."
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
His first lesson started right away and lasted throughout the afternoon.
The location of the soccer field is awesome......
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I don't know if the temperature gauge ever did climb past 50 degrees, but even so, you can tell we are all craving more vitamin D!!
It's early March yet, but we can almost taste spring....and it tastes wonderful!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
(Lect. 219) Seasonal Missalette Worship Resource ~March 9 to April 30, 2011
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
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