Category Archives: God

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure.

Beauty in the day: my doggie has taken a very upward turn. I’ve been waiting for this (and checking the yard well for the “evidence” that has been lacking until today). And it’s made a difference, let me tell you! Happy dog is back, and next week his stitches can come out. This can surely help to offset the disturbingly bad news that the “maintenance light of death”, as well as the “engine light of death” have appeared on my car’s dashboard. “Dear God, please don’t let it cost too much!”
But who of you thought that my beauty today would involve, well…….poop?💩

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Blessed by Association

Beauty in the day: sometimes people do good things for people that you love. For me, when that happens, it feels like they are doing something for my family. This means my fam is getting the love right now. Thanks, people who do good things for the people that I love. ❤️

The Giver

imageBeauty in the day: an old family friend found this long-ago picture of my dad. I remember the story of the bright orange jaguar. We had moved to Alaska, and my dad had flown down to California to visit some friends. I don’t recall the reason, but it had something to do with our church – my dad was a pastor. So anyway, I just remember when he got home from the trip, and he recounted the story of his transportation while he was there. One of the friends from our church back in Cali told him that he would provide him with a car to drive, so there would be no need to rent one. The Jag is what he loaned to him. My dad had a great time driving around in that. I have no memory of that. I wasn’t there. My memory is of my dad telling us about the wonderful generosity of the man that loaned it, and of the way that generosity made me feel about giving. I distinctly remember being in awe of the guy that loaned the car – he gave my dad his best. I found – and find – that to be inspiring.

And So Shall a Child Lead Them

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Beauty in the day:

So this is my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, Jaffrey. She has gone to a special Easter Celebration at her church, her very first egg hunt. She came across this sculpture of Jesus stumbling under the weight of the cross, and murmured, “Oh, Jesus!” and her next reactions are priceless. First, she looks at Him with concern and tenderness, taking His face in her hands……then she kisses Him.

My heart is full of this. ❤️

Good Friday, 2015

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My oldest baby posted this pic of her oldest baby (not yet 3 years old) with this caption:

*Jaffrey Ayla: sitting in morning light at the bar with Minnie. She is reading her Bible with her cereal and “coffee” and she is “highlighting” (slash coloring) with crayons in her Bible. I hear her tell Minnie, “This is Jesus,” as she points to her Bible. Then she says to Minnie’s face, “He lives in your heart.”

****blessed